The long-time manager, Kara Hammond, and Eric Wright, who managed Bar César in Oakland, are the new co-owners.
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.
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.
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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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.
On Thursday, eight Berkeley restaurants have committed to giving at least 15% of their proceeds to BUSD’s gardening and cooking program.
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 The Marsh in Berkeley through Aug. 22. The comedian, who is known for his unfettered jokes about race and racism — he hosted the FXX […]
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.
A date has been set for a public conversation between comedian W. Kamau Bell and the owner of a Berkeley café where Bell says he was the victim of racial abuse. The forum will be held on Friday, March 13 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Willard Middle School at 2425 Stuart St. after Berkeley Unified offered to provide a venue. The […]
UPDATE, 7.07 p.m. W. Kamau Bell says he is committed to attending the open meeting on race, and happy that BUSD stepped up to organize it. “I will be there. And my wife and kids will be there. This is about our families,” he said. Bell, who was out of town working when he spoke to Berkeleyside, […]
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.