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North Richmond artist's 'heart' is in San Francisco

North Richmond artist’s ‘heart’ is in San Francisco

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By Kathy Chouteau A North Richmond resident and accomplished artist left his heart in San Francisco...and sold it. Malik Seneferu, a local award-winning visual artist, created a 2024 “Hearts In San Francisco” sculpture, A Frisco Mood,...
'Chess Play Zones' expand access to game

‘Chess Play Zones’ expand access to game

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The West Coast Chess Alliance (WCCA) is collaborating with several community stakeholders to create "Chess Play Zones" throughout West Contra Costa County. "These zones provide a relaxing space to learn how to play or play...
What to order at Snappers Seafood? The snapper, of course

What to order at Snappers Seafood? The snapper, of course

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you grabbed lunch at Snappers Seafood Restaurant in Richmond? Let us know in the comments! The Standard recently stopped by the popular eatery at 1501 Ohio Ave. and...
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‘Boomer Dance Party’ coming to Allegro Ballroom

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By Kathy Chouteau “Boomer Dance Party” alert! Time to grab your besties and hit up the Allegro Ballroom & Dance Club for “the most danceable hits of the 50s and 60s," and perhaps some '70s...
Catahoula Coffee energizes community.

Catahoula Coffee energizes community

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When was the last time you had a Catahoula Coffee? Let us know in the comments! Reporter Kathy Chouteau recently stopped by the coffee shop at 12472 San Pablo Ave. for her usual latte. She also...
Point Richmond Gallery readies to debut two artists in coming months

Point Richmond Gallery to debut two artists in coming months

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By Kathy Chouteau Author, colorist and collagist Stanley Abercrombie will celebrate the Grand Opening for his exhibit Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Point Richmond Gallery. Abercrombie will share “his vibrant palette" in-person...
West County Salesian Youth Club to host pickleball clinic

West County Salesian Youth Club to host free pickleball clinic

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Interested in giving pickleball a try? The West County Salesian Youth Club is hosting a free clinic for adults and children in its gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 27. Top nationally ranked player, Gizmo, will host...
Richmond City Council's new art gallery celebrates debut

Richmond City Council’s new art gallery celebrates debut

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By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond City Council’s new art gallery celebrated its debut Tuesday night.  Located in its chambers situated off of the City’s Civic Center Plaza, the gallery is currently featuring the works of four...
CJ's BBQ & Fish known for hot plates and warm welcomes

CJ’s BBQ & Fish known for hot plates and warm welcomes

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When was the last time you picked up a hot plate at CJ's BBQ & Fish in Richmond? Reporter Kathy Chouteau stopped by the eatery at 2401 Macdonald Ave. last week and received a warm...
1.9M digital books borrowed from Contra Costa County Library in 2023

1.9M digital books borrowed from Contra Costa County Library in 2023

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Contra Costa County Library reached a new milestone with 1.9 million digital books borrowed in 2023. The County Library is 50th of all standalone libraries and one of 152 total public library systems worldwide...

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Phila Burger continues to draw crowds as it plans a few upgrades

Phila Burger continues to draw crowds as it plans a few upgrades

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you ate at Phila Burger Station? The iconic eatery has been serving up hoagies, sandwiches, burgers, cheesesteaks and...
ARTSCCC selected as County’s official local arts agency

ARTSCCC selected as County’s official local arts agency

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By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors recently recognized ARTSCCC (Arts Contra Costa County) as the county’s local arts agency and the...
Jaime Guzman honored as RPD's 2023 Detective of the Year

Jaime Guzman honored as RPD’s 2023 Detective of the Year

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For Detective Jaime Guzman, it's all come full circle.  Guzman grew up in Richmond, began his career as a police explorer, was hired as a...