Friday, February 28, 2020

Rich Life

San Pablo nonprofit saving pets from the meat trade

San Pablo nonprofit a sanctuary for meat trade survivors

By Mike Kinney When we recently showed up at Jelly's Place in San Pablo to interview its founder Julia Bainbridge, she had just returned from the airport to pick up five dogs rescued from...
Richmond's newest culinary hotspot

Richmond’s newest culinary hotspot

By Kathy Chouteau You’ve got to love a restaurant that not only brings delicious food to the neighborhood, but also helps beautify it. With its vibrant exterior murals and mouth-watering Mexican menu selections, El Agave...

El Sobrante Cyclery on a roll since 1957

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

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...

Richmond resident creates peace through transformative art

By Kathy Chouteau Like many creative firebrands before him, Ross Holzman found his inspiration in India. The East Richmond Heights resident, artist and founder/executive director of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Create Peace Project -- responsible for...
Caspers’ dogs still delight after seven decades

Caspers’ dogs still delight after seven decades

By Kathy Chouteau The first thing to know if you’re heading to Caspers Famous Hot Dogs on Macdonald Ave. in Richmond is the right lingo when ordering: it’s “dogs” not “hot dogs.” On a recent Saturday...

Please feed the animals: El Sobrante Feed a West County staple

By Mike Kinney No matter the animal, Amy Loyd’s store probably has something yummy on the menu for them. The owner of El Sobrante Feed & Pet Supply at 501 Appian Way provides a rare...
The Study a lesson in fine wine, plates and provisions

The Study a lesson in fine wine, plates and provisions

Kathy Chouteau Richmond is HAPPENING. Want proof? Head on over to The Study, a wine bar that recently opened on Marina Way in Richmond, where The Rich Life spotted a full house of happy patrons...
Planning a date night? Head to Pikanhas in the Point

Planning a date night? Head to Pikanhas in the Point

By Kathy Chouteau If you’re looking to have a unique date night—one that transports your taste buds to an exotic locale—head to Pikanhas Brazilian Steakhouse in Point Richmond. This Rich Life reporter visited the restaurant on...
New pizza eatery augments El Sobrante's diversity

New pizza eatery augments El Sobrante’s diversity

During frequent drives to the Sikh temple in El Sobrante over the last 18 years, Navneet Sandhu said he marveled at the local community’s diversity. “Every time you drive...

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WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By...
Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren't waiting to make a difference

Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren’t waiting to make a difference

Shreejal Luitel isn’t just hoping for greater minority representation in the tech industry. The senior at Middle College High is already moving the needle...
Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “godfather” was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday for his decades of community service and his recent...