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Harper sisters join artistic forces for NIAD exhibition

‘EVIL ROBOTS!’ invade Richmond art world

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By Kathy Chouteau Evil Robots have invaded Richmond. Fortunately, they’re observing social distancing protocols by congregating online as part of NIAD Art Center’s current art exhibition. The online exhibition, aptly titled “EVIL ROBOTS!,” features works by...
Bridge Commissary Kitchen extends free meal pickups through May

Bridge Commissary Kitchen extends free meal pickups through May

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By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Commissary Kitchen at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace is extending its “Chef Popup & Pickup,” offering of free gourmet lunches throughout May. Each Wednesday in May (May 6, 13, 20 and 27) between...
Richmond’s Cinco de Mayo festivities to return after three-year hiatus

Cinco de Mayo among local summer celebrations postponed or cancelled

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By Mike Kinney Richmond's annual weekend of Cinco de Mayo festivities, which were scheduled to occur this Saturday and Sunday, are among a number of popular local celebrations falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizer Joey...
Volunteers needed for grocery giveaway at CoBiz Richmond

Volunteers needed for grocery giveaway at CoBiz Richmond

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By Mike Kinney CoBiz Richmond is teaming up with the Brothers of International Faith Inc. to host a grocery giveaway for the community on Wednesday, April 29. Anyone in need can pick up a bag of...
San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant hosting free community feeds

San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant hosting free community feeds

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UPDATE: The business is giving away free meals again Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 at the same hours. By Mike Kinney San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant is hosting a free community feed today and...
Richmond Art Center fundraising amid COVID-19

Richmond Art Center fundraising amid COVID-19

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By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is appealing to the community for much-needed support amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the center faces a substantial revenue loss—due, in part, to having to suspend its...
Richmond McDonald's facelift nears completion

McDonald’s offering thank you meals to frontline workers

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By Mike Kinney McDonald's is offering free "Thank You" meals to first responders and healthcare workers at participating restaurants through May 5. Any first responder (police, fire, paramedic) or healthcare worker with valid employment identification can...
Former Botto Bistro owner offers virtual ‘One Star’ Italian Cooking Course

Chef who dislikes Yelp offers virtual ‘One Star’ Italian Cooking Course

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By Kathy Chouteau Davide Cerretini, the former chef/owner of Richmond’s Botto Bistro who made headlines for his anti-Yelp escapade that encouraged one-star reviews of his own restaurant, is launching a new endeavor: The ‘One Star’...
New Richmond blues foundation plays on amid challenging times

New Richmond blues foundation plays on amid challenging times

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Kathy Chouteau The North & Greater Richmond Blues Foundation, Inc. is overcoming unexpected adversity while making its debut. But just as the music plays on, so too does Executive Director DeJeana Burkes, who hasn’t let...
Contra Costa medical Center

Community members to serve BBQ at Kaiser Richmond

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By Mike Kinney Even during a shelter-in-place period, Richmond finds a good reason for a barbecue. Soulful Softball Sunday is partnering with Holistic Healing Collective, Green Remedy and one of the city's best known eateries, CJ's...

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‘San Pablo Shines’ community cleanup set for Saturday

‘San Pablo Shines’ community cleanup set for Saturday

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By Kathy Chouteau Neighborhood Champion Maria Alvarado will lead the community cleanup event, “San Pablo Shines,” Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in...
Richmond Memorial Auditorium to host Bay Area Derby games

Richmond Memorial Auditorium to host Bay Area Derby games

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The Bay Area Derby is kicking off its 20th Anniversary season at Richmond Memorial Auditorium. Games will be played June 1, Sept. 14 and Oct....
Great American Hamburger and Pie Co. closes after 38 years in business

Great American Hamburger and Pie Co. closes after 38 years in business

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A Point Richmond staple closed its doors today after 38 years. Great American Hamburger and Pie Co. co-owners George and Helen Koliavas permanently closed on...