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Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' nets historic Oscar nomination

Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ nets historic Oscar nomination

Black Panther, directed by Richmond and Oakland-raised Ryan Coogler, has become the first comic book movie to earn a best picture Oscar nomination on Tuesday. To view all Oscar nominees for 2019, go here. “While comic...

After 5 years, Taste of Ethiopia hasn’t lost its kick

By Kathy Chouteau Taste of Ethiopia has been open for five years, but it sure hasn’t lost its kick—or its neighborhood appeal. The Rich Life recently stopped by the local eatery located at 11740 San Pablo...
Richmond Museum of Day holding Family Free Day on Saturday, Aug. 18

Richmond museum to hold ‘Day of Learning’ about Holocaust

We reported last month how the Richmond Museum of History is launching an exhibit on Jewish history this weekend as part of a national project by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. The...

Richmond venues let you ‘do-it-yourself’ in 2019

By Kathy Chouteau Many people who fine-tuned their do-it-yourself (DIY) gift-making and décor skills during the holiday season might be on the lookout for their next great project. Thankfully, the new year has ushered in...

Grocery store and cafe opens at San Pablo Library

A new grocery store and coffee shop with outdoor seating opened at the San Pablo Library on Dec. 18. On Thursday, Jan. 17, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony...
Richmond artists are producing a national fine arts exhibition at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael that opens Jan. 10. Richmond residents Gail Morrison and Betsy Kellas are putting on the exhibition in honor of the the United Nations' designation of 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. Called ELEMENTS, the San Rafael exhibition invites artists to interpret the theme of Elements in whatever way brings it to life for them, "from alchemy to particle physics to wacky whimsy, an Element's mystique, mythology, discovery, uses throughout history, use in art, the magical areas between the particles of the atoms, philosophical or mystical flights of fancy," organizers said. The exhibition continues through Feb. 2 at the Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third St. in San Rafael. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. All are welcome to join us for the reception for the artists on Friday, January 11, 2019; this is in conjunction with the San Rafael 2nd Friday Art Walk. Chemists are especially welcome to attend! "Each artwork will be accompanied by a label explaining its connection to the theme," organizers said. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. An opening reception for the artists is set for Friday, Jan. 11 -- held in conjunction with the San Rafael 2nd Friday Art Walk.

Richmond artists’ ELEMENTS exhibit honors United Nations designation

Richmond artists are producing a national fine arts exhibition at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael that opens Jan. 10. Richmond residents Gail Morrison and Betsy Kellas are putting on the exhibition in...
Hitting the sweet spot in Richmond

Hitting the sweet spot in Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau With the heart of the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time to cast stringent dietary goals aside and indulge in some heavenly sweet treats. As it happens, there’s no shortage of...
East Brother’s Resilience IPA bolsters Butte County fire relief

East Brother’s Resilience IPA bolsters Butte County fire relief

By Kathy Chouteau Turns out, beer really can help save the world. Anyone doubting the veracity of this statement should consider East Brother Beer Company’s recent release of the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA beer. On Thurs.,...
Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace’s Holiday Open House and Block Party on Saturday touted “The More the Merrier” as its art exhibition mantra, and a packed house of art aficionados from Richmond and...
Mashallah Food Truck spices up local scene

Mashallah Food Truck spices up local scene

By Kathy Chouteau The Mashallah Halal Food Indian and Pakistani Food Truck recently rolled onto the streets and if its flavorfully spicy Indian and Pakistani dishes are any indication, it’s the hottest thing happening...

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