Oakland’s First Friday and Art Murmur returned this past week, after February’s street festival ended in the death of 18-year-old Kiante Campbell. The monthly night gathering attracts thousands for its food, music and arts and crafts, and over time it has become an emblem of Oakland’s renaissance.

The citywide festival and art show experienced a reduced turnout this month and reflected a darker tone. Candlelight memorials along Broadway and Telegraph Avenue commemorated victims of violence, and the city scaled the event down as it increased its security. 

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To accompany our article on sandwiches in the Telegraph area, senior staff photographer Derek Remsburg scanned sandwiches and subs from various vendors in the neighborhood. This post was inspired by the photography of scanwiches.com.

Photos: Derek Remsburg/Senior Staff

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Life without the Tap Club

Raleigh’s pub and Cafe Intermezzo will remain absent from Telegraph Avenue, despite an earlier announcement that both businesses would return in temporary structures. Raleigh’s and Intermezzo burned down in a November fire.

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From The Daily Californian archives: 
 The Dionysus Festival makes its way down Telegraph Avenue in March of 1973, escorted by officers from the Berkeley Police Department. (Photo by Moke Mokotoff)
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From The Daily Californian archives: 


The Dionysus Festival makes its way down Telegraph Avenue in March of 1973, escorted by officers from the Berkeley Police Department. (Photo by Moke Mokotoff)


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Demolition begins at Berkeley apartment building

About 30 spectators gathered at the intersection of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue Tuesday morning with smartphones and cameras at the ready as a demolition crane ripped the roof off of the apartment building that was destroyed in the Nov. 18 fire.

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Andronico’s on Telegraph to shut its doors

After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, the Andronico’s Community Market’s branch on Telegraph Avenue will be shutting its doors, the company announced Friday.

“The closing of the Telegraph Avenue store became necessary because the property would have been too difficult to bring up to the standards that our customers expect and deserve,” said Bill Andronico, a member of the family which founded the markets, in a statement released Friday.

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Displaced Berkeley residents watch belongings burn

Ashes rained down from the sky when Hanwool Park came home from the UC Berkeley bonfire rally at the Greek Theatre, in disbelief that his apartment building wasengulfed in flames.

“I don’t even feel sad, I’m speechless,” Park said.

Park, a recent UC Berkeley graduate, is one of many Berkeley residents displaced from a five-story apartment building that erupted in flames Friday evening. 

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