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Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

By Kathy Chouteau Ever since she was a little girl growing up in the Richmond View neighborhood, Gina Rose dreamed of making films. Next month, the rising African American and Chinese American filmmaker’s dream will...

Richmond Girl Scout Troop turns to ‘Digital Cookie’ sales amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Girl Scout Troop #33895 is appealing for community support as it revs up for sales of its scrumptious cookies online instead of in-person amid the pandemic. With 14 Kindergarten through fourth grade...
After holiday hiatus, El Garage reopens today with new offerings

After holiday hiatus, El Garage reopens today with new offerings

By Mike Kinney and Kathy Chouteau Great news for fans of El Garage (a.k.a. everyone): after a one-month closure, the owners of Richmond’s ever-popular eatery are reopening for take-out and delivery service today. Those who...
Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident and author Rayna Best has written a children’s book called Animated Like Me with a resounding message about self-acceptance and inclusion. Best’s 36-page book, which was published in paperback this...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will...
Grateful for its loyal customers, La Lupita keeps cooking amid pandemic

Grateful for its loyal customers, La Lupita keeps cooking amid pandemic

By Mike Kinney Elder Hernandez, owner of La Lupita Mexican Eatery in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood, has a message for his customers: "Thank you." Many restaurants are either struggling or closing due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions....
Richmond native's restaurant featured on Guy Fieri's 'Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Richmond native’s restaurant featured on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

By Mike Kinney Omar Thornton's story -- and food -- are O So Good. The Richmond native who grew up in the Pullman Point Apartments is now a successful chef in South Dakota whose restaurant was...
Bridge launches Community Kitchen incubator for budding chefs

Bridge launches Community Kitchen incubator for budding chefs

By Kathy Chouteau Amid pandemic-driven restaurant closures devastating food businesses and the communities they serve, the Bridge Commissary Kitchen at Richmond’s Bridge Storage and ArtSpace is launching a new venture aimed at lending chefs a...

Holiday Light Display to transform North Richmond into North Pole

By Kathy Chouteau A Holiday Light Display set to start illuminating the night this Saturday will transform North Richmond into the North Pole. Hosted by local nonprofit Richmond LAND, the seasonal display will be available...
Richmond’s Downtown Holiday Fest to feature virtual merriment

Richmond’s Downtown Holiday Fest to feature virtual merriment

By Kathy Chouteau This year’s Downtown Holiday Festival will be going virtual, but rest assured it will include a sleigh-full of Richmond merriment. The annual seasonal event hosted by Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) and the East...

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Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Both indoor and outdoor youth sports now able to resume in California

Student-athlete advocates who successfully lobbied to allow outdoor youth sports to resume in California have more reason to celebrate after health officials updated their...
Richmond Museum of History and Culture launches educational film series

Richmond Museum of History and Culture launches must-see film series

By Kathy Chouteau Did you know Tupac Shakur recorded music at Richmond’s Starlight Recording Studio early in his career? Or how about that Henry J....
Richmond Promise to honor fourth class of Scholars

Richmond Promise application deadline is March 14

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Promise Scholarship application deadline is March 14, 2021. By applying for a Richmond Promise Scholarship, students can receive $1,500—renewable for up...