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Can you find the ‘Beer Can Lighthouse?’

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond upcycling artist known as the Beer Can Monolith creator (BCM) is throwing down a challenge to local urban explorers to find their latest and tallest work, the “Beer Can Lighthouse.” Community...
East Brother Beer launches weekly music series

East Brother debuts inaugural beer fest to benefit Rosie the Riveter Trust

By Kathy Chouteau East Brother Beer Company and Rosie the Riveter Trust invite community members to “lift a lager for Rosie” Sat., June 18 from 12-6 p.m. at the “Pride & Purpose Beer Festival,” an event that...
Shields-Reid Community Center to play home to chess tournament

Shields-Reid Community Center to play home to chess tournament

By Kathy Chouteau The 9th McKinley Williams/John Easterling Community Chess Tournament, an event honoring the efforts of two men who promoted the Royal Game of Chess in Richmond, will make its move into the city’s Shields-Reid...

Ribbon-cutting celebrates Juneteenth Freedom Underpass Mural

  Richmond leaders joined members of the Pullman Neighborhood Council for a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the Juneteenth Freedom Underpass Mural at S. 37th St. The mural was painted on the southside...
By Mike KinneyOriginally from Honduras, longtime chef and kitchen manager Guadalupe Rivera thanks God for the opportunity to open her own restaurant in San Pablo. The reaction from her new customers is similar. Just ask Fetima Kirk, who describes the food and service at the brand new R&R's Cafe at 1260 Rumrill Road as simply divine."When I walk in there, I feel so welcomed," Kirk said, saying two of her favorite dishes are the Chorizo omelet and Chicken Terriyaki. "I can tell you that you will never leave here hungry."R&R's Cafe opened on March 26 and is already gaining a loyal customer base. Part of that early success, of course, is the food, but another factor is that, fundamentally, this is a local family serving their neighbors. Diners may very well have spotted Chef Rivera enjoying time at Keller Beach Park with her kids.And after so many years plying her trade in the kitchen, Chef Rivera has something to prove in her new venture."I always had the inspiration to open my own restaurant," she said. "Thanks to God, He gave us the opportunity to open R&R’S Cafe and to be able to offer to the community excellent service and overall an exquisite flavor."One reason the family-owned restaurant chose to open in San Pablo is the diversity of the community."We love seeing customers from all races to enjoy our food," Chef Rivera said.Also diverse is R&R's menu, which serves up American-style breakfasts and lunches.Emerging as popular dishes are the pancake combo, with two pancakes, two eggs any style, with bacon or sausage; the French toast served with your choice of bacon or sausage, with two eggs any style; various lunch sandwiches and a thick, juicy hamburger with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon and chipotle, served with your choice of fries or wedge salad."Many of our customers love our Chicken Club Sandwich," Chef Rivera said. "We serve it on a sourdough bun with chicken, bacon, tomato, lettuce and chipotle," along with a choice of fries or wedge salad.The Chicken Teriyaki plate heralded by customer Kirk consists of chicken breast with dell pepper, onion, sesame seeds and steamed rice. "It's quite filling," Rivera said.Kirk describes the bacon served at R&R's as "so thick.""In R&R’S Cafe you will never leave hungry," Chef Rivera said. "Customers always come back to try other dishes."R&R's opens Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call: (510) 210-6919.

R&R’s Cafe debuts on Rumrill: ‘You will never leave here hungry’

By Mike Kinney Originally from Honduras, longtime chef and kitchen manager Guadalupe Rivera thanks God for the opportunity to open his own restaurant in San Pablo. The reaction from his initial customers is similar. Just...
Intriguing WWII-era artifact returns to its Richmond roots

Intriguing WWII-era artifact returns to its Richmond roots

By Kathy Chouteau A WWII-era “war home” table that has traveled through time and Richmond history was recently donated by its current owners to the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. According to...
Beer Can Monolith creator updates Richmond artworks for 420 Day

Beer Can Monolith creator updates Richmond artworks for 420 Day

By Kathy Chouteau Just in time for 420 Day Wed., April 20, the Beer Can Monolith creator (BCM creator) has upgraded two existing Richmond art pieces to reflect the aforementioned number in the spirit of...
ABOUTFACE 2022

County veterans invited to join AboutFACE painting workshops

Contra Costa County veterans are invited to join a fun journey filled with learning, laughter, love, painting and great stories. Registration is open for veterans wishing to participate in AboutFACE 2022, a series of three...
Richmond Public Library hours expand

Richmond Public Library hours expand

Today, the Richmond Public Library expanded hours at the Main Library and at its two branch libraries. The Main Library hours have been expanded from 19.5 hours to 41 hours per week. The expanded schedule...
Richmond African American leaders weigh in on Juneteenth

Date set for Richmond’s Juneteenth Parade & Festival

By Kathy Chouteau Set your smartphones for the “2022 Richmond Juneteenth Family Parade & Festival,” when the popular event will return to Richmond Sat., June 18, according to City of Richmond Crime Prevention Manager Michelle...

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Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at The Plunge in support of swim lessons

Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at Richmond Plunge to support swim lessons

By Kathy Chouteau Olympians Nathan Adrian, Elizabeth Beisel, and Cullen Jones took the Richmond Plunge on Monday to help coach local youth swimmers and to...
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Local actor to appear in Brad Pitt blockbuster, ‘Bullet Train’

By Kathy Chouteau Hercules resident Alonso Saravia credits a Richmond Standard Facebook post with sparking the launch of his acting career, which has included work...

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