Sunday, October 24, 2021

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San Francisco Bay Ferry collaborates with local breweries

San Francisco Bay Ferry collaborates with local breweries

San Francisco Bay Ferry has collaborated with three local craft breweries -- including East Brother Beer Co. of Richmond -- on ferry-themed beers that are now available for purchase on select routes as well...
New youth-driven mural goes up outside Richmond Art Center

New youth-driven mural goes up outside Richmond Art Center

By Kathy Chouteau Those passing by the front entrance to the Richmond Art Center (RAC) on Barrett Avenue may notice an eye-catching new addition to its exterior: A vibrant mural created by Richmond youth this...
East Brother unveils its Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

East Brother unveils its Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

By Kathy Chouteau Oktoberfest may be on a pandemic pause but East Brother Beer Co. isn’t. In fact, the Richmond-based craft brewery released its Festbier today. “Figuring we’re all in need of a mug of cheer,...
RPAL open house to offer guided tour of new technology

RPAL open house to exhibit new technology, myriad programs

By Kathy Chouteau and Mike Kinney Got an emerging sports superstar in your household? Or how about a budding Top Chef? Your kids can explore an array of offerings like sports teams, a Culinary Club,...
Richmond's East Brother Beer expands into Texas

East Brother Beer brings home gold, silver at USA Beer Ratings

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s East Brother Beer Co. recently announced some “hoppy” news on social media: All five of its core beers won medals at the 2021 USA Beer Ratings, including two gold and three...
After holiday hiatus, El Garage reopens today with new offerings

Spirit & Soul Festival heading to El Garage this September

By Kathy Chouteau What do El Garage restaurant, a Prince tribute band and $500 in cash have in common? That would be Richmond Main Street Initiative’s (RMSI) “13th Annual Sprit & Soul Festival,” set for...

Tia Carroll’s new album is so good, ‘You gotta have it!’

By Mike Kinney Like the best of Blues artists, Tia Carroll's voice lifts spirits no matter the level of tragedy in its message. Take "Ain't Nobody Worryin'," a can't-miss cover song from her new album,...
‘Loving Hands’ to give away 300 BBQ lunches in Point Richmond

‘Loving Hands’ to give away 300 BBQ lunches in Point Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau “Community, unity, music and good food” will be the name of the game Sat., Aug. 14 when Richmond nonprofit House of Loving Hands hosts its “Unity Community BBQ” and gives out 300...
Contra Costa County Library to offer free 'swag' for Comic Book Days

Contra Costa County Library offering free swag bag for Comic Book Days

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, all Contra Costa County Library branches will offer free comic swag bags between Monday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 21. "The week-long, all ages...
Richmond's 116th birthday to be celebrate at The Factory Bar

Richmond’s 116th birthday to be celebrated at The Factory Bar

By Kathy Chouteau When it comes to Richmond birthday parties, this one ‘takes the cake.’ On Saturday, Aug. 7, The Factory Bar will celebrate its one year birthday, which just so happens to coincide with...

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Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and...
Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update on site's future

Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update...

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, the new owner of the former Hilltop Mall property, recently donated 150 backpacks for Highland Elementary School students and Hilltop Community...