Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rich Life

Richmond foodies’ fall flavors

By Kathy Chouteau All the signs are apparent: Leaves are falling all around, cool winds are blowing in from the east and longer lines can be seen at the Target Starbucks for the pumpkin spice...

‘Coach LT’ to celebrate fitness center grand opening

"Coach LT is doing big things within the community." That's how an El Sobrante woman described LaTona Whitaker, who has gained a reputation in the community for inspiring fitness and overall health. On Thursday, Oct. 3,...

Bakery takes healthier approach to making dough

By Kathy Chouteau Dan Gildor, owner and head baker at Marina Bay Bakery, is a man with a mission. In the case of the Richmond baker, who operates out of his home in—you guessed it—the city’s...

Richmond artist’s portraits challenge perceptions

By Mike Kinney Longtime Richmond resident and artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez can paint stunning portraits in just four hours -- or less. It's a talent that is in part a courtesy to her subjects, but also a...
Popular Richmond eatery aims to serve alcohol, open Saturday evenings

Popular Richmond eatery aims to serve alcohol, open Saturday evenings

A popular eatery in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood is applying with the city to obtain a license to sell beer and wine to customers, and to also open Saturday evenings. The Artisan Kitchen & Café...

Leftside Printing: Small business, big community impact

By Mike Kinney In 15 years of business, including seven years at the current location at 979 23rd St.,  Leftside Printing has become well known and regarded in Richmond. Of course, like most businesses, it didn't...

Raymond’s Pizzeria serves up the inventive and unexpected

By Kathy Chouteau From the moment you spot the “Free Time Travel Consultations” neon sign in Raymond’s Pizzeria’s front window, you know you’re in for a singularly unique experience. The new pizza place, which opened several...
hat’s precisely the case with the Bubbaloo Café, where the owners Gio Gelera and Candice Nguyen named their cafe by combining the names of their beloved pooches Bubba (an English bulldog) and Lee Loo (a French bulldog)—and included a mural of them, to boot. Located at 1402 Marina Way South in Richmond

Rich Life: Bubbaloo Café

By Kathy Chouteau You’ve got to love a café that’s named after a couple of adorable dogs. That’s precisely the case with the Bubbaloo Café, where the owners Gio Gelera and Candice Nguyen named their cafe...
Richmond resident visits Andy’s Donuts for first time

Richmond resident visits Andy’s Donuts for first time

By Kathy Chouteau I am a Richmond resident, and, somehow, I'd never been to the famous Andy’s Donut Stop at 971 23rd St. in Richmond. Until last week. You can’t miss this iconic shop. With its...
Roux: Serving southern style delights with a California twist

Roux: Serving southern style delights with a California twist

By Kathy Chouteau Upcycled shipping containers can produce some of the most unanticipated delights. Take, for example, Roux, a new Richmond restaurant that, according to its owner Lydia Walker, serves up “fresh, southern-ish cuisine with a...

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Phillips: WCCUSD board missed a chance to address budget shortfall

By Mister Phillips Last night, the school board received a staff presentation titled “Potential Lease, Sale or Exchange of Properties.” The purpose of the presentation...

Local youth intern at Chevron labs

What was the first job you ever had? Try to top Emily Guerrero’s response. The 16-year-old Richmond High junior spent this past summer in the...
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