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Bette Kroening often said social work prepared her well for running a restaurant because she cared as much about community as cooking and was passionately committed to social justice in business.
By Lisa Tsering
More than two dozen African-American students, many from UC Berkeley, tried to disrupt “business as usual” on Saturday by staging a protest in Berkeley’s upscale Fourth Street shopping district.
Darryl Kimble, a chef at beloved Bette's Oceanview Diner for almost 30 years, talks about diner life and what kind of restaurant he'd like to call his own.