Businesses on Telegraph Avenue were hit hardest following a second night of protests in Oakland over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
A single-alarm fire in the space between floors in a building on Telegraph Avenue shut down a cafe and displaced more than a dozen residents Sunday afternoon.
Charles Luckett, who works as a painter, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a murder charge stemming from the slaying of Anthoney Vaughn at the Sizzler at 2710 Telegraph Ave. at about 10:45 p.m. on July 16, 1993.
After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.
City leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.
Berkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city’s commercial sidewalks.
A month after a five-alarm fire destroyed an historic building on Telegraph Avenue, the major Berkeley thoroughfare is open for business again.
Demolition work began Monday on the top two floors of a four-story apartment building near the University of California at Berkeley that was badly damaged in a five-alarm fire earlier this month.