The Nov. 18, 2011 fire that destroyed the Sequoia Apartments one year ago did more than just displace dozens of tenants, many of them students on the verge of final exams. Some of those displaced continue to seek restitution from the apartment owners. Others want to move on.
The fire also left a gaping hole on Telegraph Avenue, a street where a trend of store vacancies and perpetually vacant lots has made many question the vitality of the area. One year later, the damage wrought by the fire continues to make itself felt by those who lost homes, jobs and business.