Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Lucky, FoodMaxx shoppers can earn movie ticket on Fandango

Lucky, FoodMaxx shoppers can earn movie ticket on Fandango

By Kathy Chouteau Lucky California and FoodMaxx stores are partnering with Fandango so that movie fans can earn a Movie Reward with a purchase and catch a summer blockbuster in a local theater or stream...
La Strada celebrating 25th anniversary by rolling back prices to 1996

La Strada celebrates 25th anniversary by rolling back prices to 1996

La Strada Cucina Italiana in San Pablo is celebrating its 25th anniversary by rolling back its prices to 1996 all this week. That means several dishes are going for under $10, including the Eggplant Parmigiana...
New art exhibit comes to Point Richmond post office

New art exhibit at Point Richmond post office

Now through Oct. 4, community members strolling through Point Richmond Historic Square can view a new art exhibit at the neighborhood post office. Starting last week, the exhibit featuring 15 artist members of the Arts...

Beer Can Monolith creator unveils new pyramids in Richmond, Albany

By Kathy Chouteau The beer can monolith creator (BCM)—an anonymous Richmond artist who has built a number of pyramids throughout the city often using regionally crafted beer cans—has added to his growing collection of works....
Movie Nights’ return to Red Oak Victory after pandemic pause

Movie Nights return to Red Oak Victory after pandemic pause

By Kathy Chouteau The Red Oak Victory and National Park Service will usher in the return of the ship’s “Movie Nights” Thurs., July 15 with Casablanca, the wartime romance that won the Oscar for Best...
Marina Bay café to pop the cork on new Wine Garden

Marina Bay café to pop cork on new Wine Garden

By Kathy Chouteau The Artisan Kitchen and Café, a European-style café in Richmond’s Marina Bay neighborhood that features organic, seasonal and locally grown produce and meats, has plans to open a new outdoor Wine Garden,...
Lara's featuring the works of Arts of Point Richmond artists

Lara’s featuring the works of Arts of Point Richmond artists

By Kathy Chouteau This summer, patrons of Lara’s Fine Dining on the Richmond waterfront can take in more than the bay views; they can also enjoy artwork by Arts of Point Richmond (AOPR) artists both...
Richmond cannabis dispensary '710 event' to celebrate concentrates

Richmond cannabis dispensary ‘710 event’ to celebrate concentrates

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond cannabis dispensary that is offering cannabis products for just one cent to vaccinated customers, and is also hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with Contra Costa County, is inviting...
East Brother Beer launches two summer brews

East Brother Beer launches two summer brews

By Kathy Chouteau If you’ve got the backyard, they’ve got the beer, according to Richmond’s East Brother Beer Co., which has unveiled two new summer releases, the Pre-Prohibition Lager and Double IPA. “So whether you spend...
Richmond Chamber set for first in-person mixer since start of pandemic

The Factory Bar launches indoor service and expanded hours

By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar in Richmond has announced that, for the first time since its launch amid the pandemic, it has opened its indoor bar to the community with newly expanded hours. Also,...

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Join National Park Service ranger, Betty Reid Soskin for an hour long informal virtual chat, every Thursday, at 2 pm, beginning May 13. Betty will share her thoughts and insights and answer questions in this informal virtual gathering. For those who have met her, this will be another opportunity to connect and share. For those who have yet to meet her, this will be a chance to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask. The session will be moderated by Ranger Armand Johnson, and may vary in length depending on how Betty is feeling. This free program is open to all ages and no reservations are required. To view the virtual event or for more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/rori. Or call the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home National Historical Park (NHP) Visitor Education Center at (510) 232-5050 x 0. At Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts, demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the National Park Service conveys such history to audiences across the United States. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds. The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

Rosie Trust gala to celebrate Betty Reid Soskin’s 100th birthday

By Kathy Chouteau Rosie the Riveter Trust, the nonprofit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, has announced...
San Pablo back-to-school drive with Family Giving Tree enters 11th year

San Pablo back-to-school drive with Family Giving Tree enters 11th year

A partnership headed into its 11th year between the City of San Pablo and Family Giving Tree Agency is poised to equip undeserved children...
Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

One killed, two injured in Richmond shootings Sunday

Two shootings in Richmond on Sunday claimed the life of one person and injured two others, a police captain said. At 6:34 p.m. Sunday, officers...