Monday, May 25, 2020

Rich Life

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...
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...

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Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police...