Thursday, June 30, 2022

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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...
New Soul Café delivers on southern flavors

New Soul Café delivers on southern flavors

Kathy Chouteau When it comes to fresh soul food, Richmond’s New Soul Café serves up five star, finger-licking southern delights with a friendly smile. The Rich Life stopped by the Carlson Blvd. café on a recent...
Dia de los Niños celebration inspires budding readers

Dia de los Niños celebration inspires budding readers

By Kathy Chouteau There’s nothing better than seeing a gaggle of little children smiling from ear-to-ear and having the time of their lives. About 60 young children and their families attended the wildly successful “¡Dia...

Gyuto Spring Fest enlivens and enlightens community

By Zach Chouteau A brisk wind didn’t prevent countless community members from having a fine time at the Gyuto Spring Festival in East Richmond Heights last Saturday. The fun included a children’s playground and bounce...
The Artisan Kitchen & Café lives up to its name

The Artisan Kitchen & Café lives up to its name

By Kathy Chouteau The first thing that struck this reporter on a recent visit to The Artisan Kitchen & Café is that it fully lives up to its name; its artistic approach to everything is...
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...

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San Pablo party supplies store busted for selling illegal fireworks

San Pablo party supply shop busted for possession, sales of illegal fireworks

A San Pablo party supplies store was busted today on suspicion of possessing several thousand pounds of illegal fireworks. An anonymous online tip led police...
The East Bay Regional Park District offers 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The District plants catchable rainbow trout, (fall through spring) and channel catfish, (summer) in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Del Valle (Livermore), Lake Chabot (Castro Valley/San Leandro), Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), Horseshoe Lake at Quarry Lakes (Union City/Fremont), Contra Loma (Antioch), Don Castro (Hayward), and Lake Temescal (Oakland). (View Map)

‘Free fishing day’ at East Bay Regional parks and state parks on July 2

Both the East Bay Regional Park District and California state parks have a Free Fishing Day on Saturday, July 2, meaning anglers ages 16...
‘A Little Bit of Everything’ coming to NIAD this July

‘A Little Bit of Everything’ coming to NIAD this July

By Kathy Chouteau NIAD Art Center in Richmond will come alive with "A Little Bit of Everything: Fashion & Fiber at NIAD" this July, to...