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Roux: Serving southern style delights with a California twist

Roux: Serving southern style delights with a California twist

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Richmond resident creates peace through transformative art

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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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Richmond makes progress on one of its largest community murals

Richmond makes progress on one of its largest community murals

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By Kathy Chouteau Progress is being made to one of the largest community murals in Richmond history, but a little more help is needed from...
Man attacks, chases employee at Pinole police building

Man attacks, chases employee in Pinole police building

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An employee at the Pinole Public Safety Building suffered minor injuries when she was attacked and chased by a man at the front counter...
Richmond Promise launches fund to sustain and grow support for students

Richmond Promise launches fund to sustain and grow support for students

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Richmond Promise, which provides college scholarships and guidance to hundreds of high school graduates from Richmond and North Richmond every year, recently announced the...