Monday, May 25, 2020

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Peace & unity prevail despite canceled Cinco de Mayo parade

Even when canceled, annual Cinco de Mayo parade has impact

When the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period began in March, organizers of the annual Cinco de Mayo Peace & Unity Parade in Richmond and San Pablo faced the difficult decision to cancel it. "It really was a...

Point Richmond post office features fused glass art exhibition

Starting May 5 through June 22, visitors of the Point Richmond post office at 104 Washington Ave. to see a new display of fused glass art by Jan Chleboun. According to the Arts of Point...
East Brother Beer Co. unveils newest brew: Pride & Purpose

East Brother Beer Co. unveils newest brew: Pride & Purpose

By Kathy Chouteau East Brother Beer Co. has a new brew with a fitting name: Pride & Purpose. The Richmond brewery’s co-founder Rob Lightner extols the capacity for beer to be “a tool to bring communities...
El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea after 90 percent drop in sales

El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea amid COVID-19 lockdown

The family that owns a Thai restaurant in El Cerrito recently made a heartbreaking plea on YouTube to the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the video, Ann and Paul Chan, who own Larb Thai...
El Sobrante pizzeria extends tasty offer to frontline workers

El Sobrante pizzeria extends tasty offer to frontline workers

By Kathy Chouteau Chicago’s Pizza with a Twist has a tasty offer for workers serving on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. The family-run, El Sobrante-based pizzeria is offering healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and...
Richmond art hubs offer escape during shelter-at-home period

‘EVIL ROBOTS!’ invade Richmond art world

By Kathy Chouteau Evil Robots have invaded Richmond. Fortunately, they’re observing social distancing protocols by congregating online as part of NIAD Art Center’s current art exhibition. The online exhibition, aptly titled “EVIL ROBOTS!,” features works by...
Bridge Commissary Kitchen extends free meal pickups through May

Bridge Commissary Kitchen extends free meal pickups through May

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Commissary Kitchen at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace is extending its “Chef Popup & Pickup,” offering of free gourmet lunches throughout May. Each Wednesday in May (May 6, 13, 20 and 27) between...
Another epic 23rd Street Cinco de Mayo Festival

Cinco de Mayo among local summer celebrations postponed or cancelled

By Mike Kinney Richmond's annual weekend of Cinco de Mayo festivities, which were scheduled to occur this Saturday and Sunday, are among a number of popular local celebrations falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizer Joey...
Volunteers needed for grocery giveaway at CoBiz Richmond

Volunteers needed for grocery giveaway at CoBiz Richmond

By Mike Kinney CoBiz Richmond is teaming up with the Brothers of International Faith Inc. to host a grocery giveaway for the community on Wednesday, April 29. Anyone in need can pick up a bag of...
San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant hosting free community feeds

San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant hosting free community feeds

UPDATE: The business is giving away free meals again Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 at the same hours. By Mike Kinney San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant is hosting a free community feed today and...

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Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police...