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.
Racism isn’t just a coffee shop problem. It is an America problem. And, as much as many people don’t want to admit it, Berkeley is in America.
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.
A driver who tried to walk away from a traffic stop in South Berkeley was arrested Wednesday night after punching a police officer, authorities report.
No victims were found in either of two nearby locations where shell casings were found.
A teenager walking in South Berkeley was robbed of his cellphone Monday by two teenagers who threatened to have a gun, authorities report.
A man was shot Friday night in South Berkeley, authorities report, but he is expected to survive.
Two weeks after the trial began, an Alameda County Superior Court jury found Anthony Durant guilty of gunning down his childhood friend Christian Sheppard during a dice game in South Berkeley in 2015.
A 6-story building set to include 50 rental units and four live-work units was approved Thursday night by Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, though neighborhood opposition will likely mean an appeal to City Council.
Who Berkeley residents vote onto the Berkeley City Council this November could dramatically alter how the city looks in the future. The Berkeley City Council currently stands divided, with pro-development council members claiming the majority of votes, but that could all change once ballots are cast this fall. While some on the council favor more aggressive development as a way to abate the housing affordability crisis, others take issue with the rampant building that tends to favor affluent residents while displacing those without large incomes.
Berkeley police handled two significant incidents over the weekend involving gunfire, one that sent a man to the hospital and another that led to the arrest of three 18-year-olds.