Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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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...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center launches online classes

The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is now offering an online art program that includes workshops, classes, demos, and visual meets ups. Called RAC UPLOADED, the classes will be available weekly for adults, youths, children and...
Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

By Kathy Chouteau On Wednesday, a new addition embarked on a trek to come aboard Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship. A 40,000-pound World War II U.S. Navy deck gun was relocated from the Treasure Island Development...
Point Richmond art installation beckons us to discover art outdoors

Point Richmond art installation beckons us to discover art outdoors

By Kathy Chouteau  A new outdoor art installation in Point Richmond is making it possible for people to still enjoy art even amid the age of COVID. Arts of Point Richmond’s art banner installation “Taking It...

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Richmond approves PG&E community resource for power shutoffs

By Kathy Chouteau At its July 28 meeting, Richmond City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Laura Snideman to sign a PG&E license agreement providing a...
WCCUSD launches meal distribution service today; updates locations

WCCUSD reaches tentative agreement with union on back-to-school schedule

This fall, instructional days for West Contra Costa Unified students, who will start the year with distance learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...