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Elmwood Cafe closes suddenly amid racial bias controversy

Elmwood Cafe’s doors were locked and its windows were covered with brown paper as of about 2 a.m. Friday, according to Berkeleyside. The restaurant’s social media pages have also been taken down. The coffee shop was open for business Thursday, Berkeleyside stated.
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Controversial state housing bill SB 827 dies in committee hearing

Berkeley City Council members were among many California city representatives who opposed SB 827. Prior to the committee decision, Berkeley City Council had resolved to formally oppose the bill April 24 — a resolution that was put forth by Mayor Jesse Arreguín and councilmembers Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison and Linda Maio.
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