Welcome to CENA.  The Claremont-Elmwood Neighborhood Association was created to make our neighborhoods a safe and desirable place to live. We are located in the southeast part of Berkeley, California wrapping the southernmost boundary of the University of California and including The Claremont Hotel.

Please browse the menu bar on the top of this page to learn more about CENA's history, board, how to join and current events.

Also, if you are interested in learning more about Shopping, Our Neighborhood and City resources check out those pages too!  We do our best to keep information updated as things change - but there are ALWAYS new things happening in our neighborhood!

Thanks for your interest in CENA, and feel free to contact us or offer suggestions by emailing us at info@claremontelmwood.org star Elmwood2.jpgStar_grocery.jpg

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Your membership gives our neighborhood greater impact and
strengthens our voice in the city.  Our dues are a minimum donation of $10/year. 

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  • From the blog

    General Membership Meeting Feb 5 2018

    February 5, 2018

    General Membership Meeting

    St. Johns Presbyterian Church
    Fireside Room
    2727 College Ave

    Parking in the lower lot

    7:00pm to 9:00pm


    Learn how to use the new CENA website – Jacquelyn McCormick

    Learn about disaster planning – Jennifer Lazo - City of Berkeley Fire Department

    Update on Tunnel Rd. and Ashby construction projects – Ann Smulka

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    Claremont Hotel Expansion

    The new owners of the Claremont Hotel, financier Richard Blum and the Fairmont hotel chain, which is now part of Paris-based Accor Hotels, have revised their plans – but their project remains significant in scope and impact. Plans would still include a five-story condominium complex next to the hotel, extending to the Tunnel Road entrance, and expansion of the Club’s facilities and membership.

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