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Blush a hip new addition to 23rd Street

It may make her blush to say so, but a hip new store has opened on 23rd Street thanks to Richmond native Viridiana Rodriguez. The El Cerrito High grad opened Blush at 1156 23rd St....
A ‘Taste of Richmond’ at Riggers Loft Winery tomorrow

Wine wisdom from Richmond’s Riggers Loft

By Zach Chouteau For the newest edition of the ‘Rich Life’ we headed to end of the Canal Boulevard in Point Richmond to the winery and unique tasting room known as Riggers Loft Wine Company. While...

Pup Hut going strong after more than 40 years

by Mike Kinney The Pup Hut at 12505 San Pablo Ave. (corner of Clinton Ave.) has been at the same location for more than 40 years, and under ownership by the hard-working, dedicated Perez family...

Tax tips from a Richmond expert

by Zach Chouteau April doesn’t have to be the cruelest month. In fact, it can be a lot less, um, taxing with some guidance from a tax expert who really knows their stuff. So for this...
Master and Miss Cheetah's Muay Thai gym a hit among locals

Master and Miss Cheetah’s Muay Thai gym a way of life for locals

Master Cheetah Chanthanao wishes there were eight days in a week so that he could spend more time teaching local students at the martial arts gym he co-owns with his wife Deffiny in Richmond. The...

Two months after marrying, Richmond couple launches food biz

Philip and Kim Mitchell got married in November. But things really started cookin' two months later. Right after tying the knot, the couple launched their first business, Kim's Louisiana Fried Turkey & Stuff. Perhaps launching a...

Hotel Mac serves up a ‘Lazy Afternoon’

by Zach Chouteau It was certainly a 'Lazy Afternoon' at the Hotel Mac. Recently, barkeep Ian Gambeta-Guglielmana displayed some of his mixology skills by making one of Hotel Mac's signature cocktails, 'Lazy Afternoon.' The Hotel Mac (
Camp Quest still a Richmond destination after more than 50 years

Camp Quest remains Richmond destination after five decades

By Mike Kinney We popped by Camp Quest at 12605 San Pablo Ave. the other day for a bit of a history lesson. After all, the trucks and RVs accessories shop has been at the same...
Homegrown Curbside Kitchen serves up Filipino flavors American-style

Homegrown Curbside Kitchen serves up Filipino flavors American-style

Even before Russell Lozano became a chef, the pairing of Filipino and American food seemed obvious. Lozano had sought to unite the traditional ingredients and flavors his mother had used with what was being served...
Small Biz Boost: The Vacuum Store

Small Biz Boost: The Vacuum Shop

Hosts of holiday dinners may need new or repaired vacuum cleaners come January -- thankfully, such services are well covered by a Richmond small business. Since 1950, the Vacuum Shop has provided new and used...

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Four Brothers Moving Solutions a West County asset

Four Brothers Moving Solutions is a fitting name for a West County company run by a longtime local family who truly understand what it...
El Cerrito High coach, athletic director George Austin dies

El Cerrito High coach, athletic director George Austin dies

The community is in mourning following the death of El Cerrito High football coach and athletic director George Austin. The cause of Austin's death, or...
Gayle McLaughlin quits Richmond council to run for lieutenant governor

Gayle McLaughlin quits Richmond council to run for lieutenant governor

Richmond has struggled annually to balance its budget and to keep up with potholes, graffiti and litter amid a 20-percent reduction in city staff...