The long-time manager, Kara Hammond, and Eric Wright, who managed Bar César in Oakland, are the new co-owners.
Photos: With Post-it notes, a community reacts to closing of Berkeley café
Messages left on the front of the Elmwood Café make plain how strongly people feel, in differing ways, about its closure. Meanwhile a prospective new owner is on the horizon.
After closure, Elmwood Café owner says worker co-op, nonprofit could take over
The sudden closure of Berkeley’s Elmwood Café on Friday left many community members with questions. But there could be a future for the operation, the owner says.
Elmwood Café closed, as 2015 racism charge gets new life with Starbucks arrest
The café closed suddenly, shutting down its social media pages and posting a brief note on the door, in a week when it had made headlines again for a racist incident in 2015.
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Street Spirit vendor hit in the face after saying ‘no’ to hate speech in the Elmwood
A Street Spirit vendor was struck in the face Saturday after he intervened to stop a hate incident between a lesbian family and a man described by police as a “nomad” on College.
Restaurants show support for food and gardening program at Berkeley schools
On Thursday, eight Berkeley restaurants have committed to giving at least 15% of their proceeds to BUSD’s gardening and cooking program.
After brouhaha over Berkeley racism incident, Kamau Bell does comedy in his new hometown
Comedian Kamau Bell, who lives in Berkeley, is performing standup at The Marsh in Berkeley through Aug. 22. Photo: 92Y Tribeca/New York Comedy Festival With two young daughters — Sammy, 4, and Juno, 7 months — W. Kamau Bell needs to be home early these days. Hence the name of his new stand-up show, “Home by 10,” running […]
At community forum in Berkeley, W. Kamau Bell and Elmwood Café launch ‘implicit bias’ training initiative
After a racist incident in January, the owner of the Elmwood Cafe and W. Kamau Bell hosted 300 people to discuss race and implicit bias.
Date set for public forum with W. Kamau Bell and Elmwood Café in wake of racism accusation
W. Kamau Bell will take part in a public conversation on “implicit bias and micro-aggression experiences in the East Bay,” on March 13, 2015, in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer Courtesy of FX W. Kamau Bell will take part in a public conversation on “implicit bias and micro-aggression experiences in the East Bay,” on March 13, 2015, in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer […]
New details in W. Kamau Bell/Elmwood Café storm
W. Kamau Bell, who wrote a blog post about being the victim of racial prejudice at the Elmwood Café in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX W. Kamau Bell, who wrote a blog post about being the victim of racial prejudice at the Elmwood Café in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX UPDATE, 7.07 p.m. W. Kamau Bell says he is committed […]
Comedian W. Kamau Bell reports being victim of racism at Berkeley’s Elmwood Café
The cafe’s owner says he was appalled to hear the comedian was asked to leave the café as he was chatting to his wife and a group of friends.