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Family Chess Day coming to Nicholl Park

Family Chess Day coming to Nicholl Park

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By Kathy Chouteau Nicholl Park will be “where it’s at” for Richmond’s first Family Chess Day in the Park this Sat., July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which also happens to be International...
Teaspoon to hold grand opening at new Pinole store

Teaspoon to hold grand opening at new Pinole store

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Teaspoon will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday, Jan. 13 at noon at its new store at the Pinole Vista Crossing Shopping Center at 1360 Fitzgerald Drive. The business held a soft opening in...
Richmond Plunge to host low-cost swim lessons for adults

Richmond Plunge to host low-cost swim lessons for adults

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Richmond Swims in partnership with the City of Richmond is offering its popular, low-cost swim lesson program for adults at the Richmond Plunge from Oct. 23-Nov. 15. The program includes eight swim lessons and a...
Richmond director/choreographer premieres award-winning films

Richmond director/choreographer premieres award-winning films

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By Kathy Chouteau UpSwing Aerial Dance Company and Symmetricity will unveil “Sling Shot,” Sun., June 11 in Oakland, a film premiere of eight dance and music shorts, as well as a fundraiser. The event will spotlight...
Tacos La Michoacána thrives on authenticity in Richmond

Tacos La Michoacána thrives on authenticity in Richmond

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By Mike Kinney Tacos La Michoacána, a popular outdoor eatery that has been located in front of The Blue Store and next to Richmond High School for the past three years, is true to its...
West County preps for holiday tree lightings, festivities

West County preps for holiday tree lightings, festivities

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West Contra Costa communities are set to ring in the holiday season with tree lightings and festivities. Upcoming events include: Richmond Richmond is holding its annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday,...
Day of Service on Richmond Greenway to honor MLK's legacy

Day of Service on Richmond Greenway to honor MLK’s legacy

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By Kathy Chouteau For the 17th year, the Richmond community will evoke Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of love, equality and justice with a day of service. Urban Tilth and the City of Richmond are coming...
Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum to bring STEAM program to Richmond

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The Bay Area Discovery Museum is bringing its STEAM program to the Richmond Public Library on Friday, July 7, and Friday, July 21. The hands-on, multi-sensory STEAM program for children preschool through grade 3 encourages...
AOPR to unveil two new art exhibitions

AOPR to unveil two new art exhibitions

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By Kathy Chouteau Arts of Point Richmond (AOPR) is coloring our world by sponsoring two upcoming art events—“Watercolors” in April and “La Familia—A Fiesta of Community Art” in May in Point Richmond. Sun., April 23 from...
Lulu pugjacks 'Fave Things' column

Lulu pugjacks ‘Fave Things’ column

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By Lulu the Pug Today, I’m pugjacking “A Few of My Favorite Things,” usually written by my owner, Kathy Chouteau, because it’s time for this dog to have her day. I’m Lulu, a six-year-old black...

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Tacos El Tucan sizzles it up Tijuana style on San Pablo Ave.

Tacos El Tucan sizzles it up Tijuana style on San Pablo Ave.

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you had some Tijuana-style tacos at Tacos El Tucan? If you pass by Tacos El Tucan on San...
The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

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By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar in Richmond is ringing in its “Second Annual Teacher’s Attendance Contest” this week, much to the anticipated delight of...
Richmond couple's heartwarming story of senior dog earns Petco rescue grant

Richmond couple’s heartwarming story of senior dog earns Petco rescue grant

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A Richmond couple's heartwarming story about their adopted senior dog Maya won Petco’s annual ‘Love Stories” contest, leading to a $10,000 grant for a...