Saturday, January 25, 2020

Rich Life

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...
Love in the air at ukulele meet-up

Love in the air at Point Richmond ukulele jam

By Kathy Chouteau Love was in the air Wednesday at Kaleidoscope Coffee, courtesy of local ukulele musicians strumming away at a back table. It was a musical tip of...

Options still on the table for Valentine’s Day

By Kathy Chouteau Did you leave your Valentine’s Day planning to the last minute? Have no fear, Richmond restaurants are here, ready and willing to take your dinner reservation...

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St. David School invites community to hearty breakfast fundraiser

Holy hotcakes! St. David School hosting $8 breakfast fundraiser

The community is invited to a pancake breakfast fundraiser and open house at St. David School in Richmond. For $8, you'll get fluffy pancakes, sausage,...