Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchants Showcase is next-level online shopping

Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchants Showcase is next-level online shopping

The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) is taking online shopping to the next level in support of downtown businesses. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, the Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchants Showcase will provide a...
Off the Grid food trucks return to El Cerrito Wednesday nights

Off the Grid returns to El Cerrito Wednesday nights

By Kathy Chouteau There’s some good news for local foodies. Off the Grid, which organizes the weekly food truck market in El Cerrito, has reopened while observing COVID-19 safety protocols. The food trucks roll into town...
‘Bridge the Ballot’ art exhibition set for fall

‘Bridge the Ballot’ art exhibition set for fall

By Kathy Chouteau A fall art exhibition leading up to the U.S. presidential election looks to underscore the importance of one person’s vote, as seen through the lens of Richmond artists. “Bridge the Ballot” will be...
Rosie Rally goes virtual, welcomes tribute videos

Rosie Rally goes virtual, welcomes tribute videos

By Kathy Chouteau In a show of the indefatigable “We Can Do It” spirit, Rosie the Riveter Trust and the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park will be taking the annual Rosie Rally...
Peace Garden offers tranquil escape amid pandemic

Peace Garden offers tranquil escape amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau A new outdoor space in East Richmond Heights is offering a peaceful respite for the community amid the tumult of the pandemic. The neighborhood’s resident Buddhist temple, the Gyuto Foundation, has opened a...
3 new exhibitions coming to Richmond Art Center this month

RAC’s ‘Date Night’ brings couples together for online art fun

By Kathy Chouteau Love in the time of COVID can be challenging, especially when it comes to dating. Thankfully, the Richmond Art Center’s (RAC) latest online event, “Date Night,” is making it a little easier. Set...
'Soul Rap' adds reason to rhymes

‘Soul Rap’ adds reason to rhymes

By Mike Kinney Soul Rap Psychology could not be released to the world at a better time. Amidst the turmoil of a global pandemic, national unrest over racial injustice and fierce election campaigning comes much-needed...
Berkeley exhibit features late Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins

BAMPFA exhibit features late Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins

By Kathy Chouteau A virtual exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is looking back at the prolific work of a onetime Richmond resident now through Dec. 20. The exhibition, “Rosie Lee...
The Factory bar sets opening date

The Factory bar sets opening date

By Kathy Chouteau The long-awaited opening of The Factory is afoot. The ownership team behind Richmond’s newest neighborhood bar, located at 12517 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond, has set an opening date for Friday, Aug....
Richmond YouthBUILD program seeks applicants for Aug. 3 cohort

Richmond YouthBUILD program seeks applicants for Aug. 3 cohort

Learn and earn. That's the basic truth behind RichmondBUILD's YouthBUILD program that provides free training for youth in construction careers. YouthBUILD, which assists low-income young people ages 16–24 in transforming their lives, is currently accepting...

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Murder-suicide suspected in Parchester Village

Richmond police are investigating a murder-suicide in the Parchester Village neighborhood. Police responded to a home in the neighborhood just after 9 a.m. to conduct...
Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

San Pablo police tracked down and arrested the suspect in a knife-point robbery at Top Gas on Rumrill Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 6. Just before...
Tragic car accident shakes Kennedy community

Tragic car accident shakes Kennedy community

By Kathy Chouteau The Kennedy High Eagle community is mourning the loss of one of its students in a car accident that also caused serious...