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Richmond's rap scene on the right track

Richmond’s rap scene on the right track

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Michael "Doowop" Benjamin Jr. looks back with great fondness upon Richmond’s Southside neighborhood of the mid to late 1990s, recalling a strong sense of community in spite of the drugs and violence. Unlike today,...
Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show docks in Richmond

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show docks in Richmond

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The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is back in Richmond. The annual, four-day event began today and runs daily through Sunday at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor. Boat enthusiasts throughout the country...
Forget the trip to San Francisco -- watch a musical right here in Richmond.

Salesian invites community to The All Night Strut

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Don't have to head to San Francisco -- catch a good musical right here in Richmond. The talented Salesian College Preparatory drama department is inviting the community to its Spring musical: The All Night Strut. Shows...
Registration opens for 15th Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Registration opens for Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

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Local residents are encouraged to sign up for the 15th Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which features 35 gardens in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including six in Richmond. The award-winning tour takes...
Life size whale artwork makes big splash at Richmond Art Center

Life size whale artwork makes big splash at Richmond Art Center

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By Kathy Chouteau A current work of art is making a big splash at the Richmond Art Center (RAC) and we recommend you RUN to go see it. The piece in question, Jos Sances’ “Or, the...

El Sobrante Cyclery on a roll since 1957

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By Mike Kinney If you want to "go local," you should consider getting there on one of El Sobrante Cyclery's two-wheelers. El Sobrante Cyclery at 5057 El Portal Drive first opened in 1957. Its owner, Kenneth...
Café Gran Milan a little slice of Italy in Richmond

Café Gran Milan a little slice of Italy in Richmond

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By Kathy Chouteau Upon entering Richmond’s Café Gran Milan, the first thing that grabs your attention are the beautiful pastries artfully arranged in glass cases along the perimeter of the front counter. After that eye-popping display...
Author to tell Holocaust survival story of Moo's Ice Cream owner

Author to tell Holocaust survival story of Moo’s Ice Cream owner

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Joseph Pell, owner of the former Richmond Moo's Ice Cream who would become a prominent local real estate developer, was a Holocaust survivor with a story equal parts harrowing and inspiring. As a teenager, Pell,...
WCCUSD Student Art Show wows at Richmond Art Center

WCCUSD Student Art Show wows at Richmond Art Center

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By Kathy Chouteau It’s been a vibrant partnership for more than five decades and its coloring Richmond’s canvas once again. The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s “54th Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)...

Interactive dining: Anaviv’s Table to host ‘Italian sensory experience’

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Anaviv's Table, the unique new fine-dining, farm-to-table restaurant in Richmond where guests get an inside look into what happens in the kitchen, is set to host an Italian sensory experience of food and drink...

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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...
Home Depot theft suspects leave infant alone in illegally parked car

Home Depot theft suspects leave infant alone in illegally parked car

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Theft suspects at a Home Depot in Hercules on Monday left an infant alone in their vehicle with the engine running and parked in...