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'Soul Rap' adds reason to rhymes

‘Soul Rap’ adds reason to rhymes

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By Mike Kinney Soul Rap Psychology could not be released to the world at a better time. Amidst the turmoil of a global pandemic, national unrest over racial injustice and fierce election campaigning comes much-needed...
Berkeley exhibit features late Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins

BAMPFA exhibit features late Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins

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By Kathy Chouteau A virtual exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is looking back at the prolific work of a onetime Richmond resident now through Dec. 20. The exhibition, “Rosie Lee...
The Factory bar sets opening date

The Factory bar sets opening date

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By Kathy Chouteau The long-awaited opening of The Factory is afoot. The ownership team behind Richmond’s newest neighborhood bar, located at 12517 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond, has set an opening date for Friday, Aug....
Richmond YouthBUILD program seeks applicants for Aug. 3 cohort

Richmond YouthBUILD program seeks applicants for Aug. 3 cohort

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Learn and earn. That's the basic truth behind RichmondBUILD's YouthBUILD program that provides free training for youth in construction careers. YouthBUILD, which assists low-income young people ages 16–24 in transforming their lives, is currently accepting...
Spring exhibitions at Richmond Art Center examine climate crisis

Richmond Art Center launches online classes

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The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is now offering an online art program that includes workshops, classes, demos, and visual meets ups. Called RAC UPLOADED, the classes will be available weekly for adults, youths, children and...
Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

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By Kathy Chouteau On Wednesday, a new addition embarked on a trek to come aboard Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship. A 40,000-pound World War II U.S. Navy deck gun was relocated from the Treasure Island Development...
Point Richmond art installation beckons us to discover art outdoors

Point Richmond art installation beckons us to discover art outdoors

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By Kathy Chouteau  A new outdoor art installation in Point Richmond is making it possible for people to still enjoy art even amid the age of COVID. Arts of Point Richmond’s art banner installation “Taking It...
Masa Mexican taqueria in Point Richmond a dream realized

Masa Mexican taqueria in Point Richmond a dream realized

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By Kathy Chouteau A newly opened restaurant is a dream realized for the mother and son behind it. Owner Johnathan Bermudez opened his restaurant, Masa, June 9 at 199 Park Place in Point Richmond, right on...
Richmond coffee houses ready “to-go” serving caffeine-loving community

Catahoula beans boost BLM movement

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By Kathy Chouteau Catahoula Coffee Company has created a way to not only indulge your love of the caffeinated bean, but also to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement at the same time. Starting Saturday,...
Don't miss these virtual Independence Day events

Don’t miss these virtual Independence Day events

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s fireworks along the waterfront are canceled this year. One bit of good news in this respect has been the reopening Thursday of Riggers Loft Wine Company at 1325 Canal Blvd., which...

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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...