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El Sobrante filmmaker’s movie poised for Bay Area premiere

El Sobrante filmmaker’s movie poised for Bay Area premiere

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By Kathy Chouteau Alex Zajicek began writing his first film, Sorry We’re Dead, back in 2016. Fast forward eight years, and the filmmaker is set for the Bay Area premiere of his 86-minute-long movie Saturday,...
Rich City Rides bike shop closes indefinitely in wake of theft

Rich City Rides bike shop closes indefinitely in wake of theft

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Rich City Rides co-owner Najari Smith announced the indefinite closure of the shop on Macdonald Avenue after he said $10,000 worth of merchandise was recently stolen. Smith reported in a GoFundMe online that he entered...
Irma Anderson, Richmond's trailblazing former mayor, dies at 93

Irma Anderson, trailblazing former Richmond mayor, dies at 93

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By Mike Kinney Irma Anderson, a staunch community advocate who was the first black woman to serve on the Richmond City Council and also as the city’s mayor, died Sunday at age 93. Anderson, who served...
De Anza High girls soccer team honored as TCAL champs

De Anza High girls soccer team honored as TCAL champs

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On Monday night, Coach Joseph Aguilar of the De Anza High girls soccer team was presented with the TCAL Stone Division Championship banner for the 2023-2024 season. Eight student athletes were also recognized for TCAL...
Bridge to host Art of the African Diaspora satellite exhibition

Bridge to host Art of the African Diaspora satellite exhibition

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By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage Arts & Events will play host in February to one of numerous satellite exhibitions of the Richmond Art Center’s annual "Art of the African Diaspora," now in its 27th year. An...

Kaiser Richmond welcomes new surgical robot

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The Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center recently announced its first surgery using its new da Vinci Xi surgical robot, which enables surgeons to operate using extremely precise movements through a few small incisions, leading...
Richmond police activity report from Feb. 5-11

Richmond police activity report from Jan. 15-21

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect...
Comedian Dan 'Gonzo' Machanik sets sights on return to Richmond

Comedian Dan ‘Gonzo’ Machanik announces two Richmond shows

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond comedian Dan “Gonzo” Machanik will perform shows at the city’s Riggers Loft and Baltic Kiss next month. The Riggers Loft show will be Saturday, Feb. 10, with doors opening 4:30 p.m. and...
Local Realtor's success tied to legacy of public service

Local Realtor’s success tied to legacy of public service

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By Mike Kinney Ruthie Abelson Olivas has been a homeowner since her 20s and knows that the process of buying and selling real estate can be emotional, exhausting and scary. So she set out to...
North Richmond artist's 'heart' is in San Francisco

North Richmond artist’s ‘heart’ is in San Francisco

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By Kathy Chouteau A North Richmond resident and accomplished artist left his heart in San Francisco...and sold it. Malik Seneferu, a local award-winning visual artist, created a 2024 “Hearts In San Francisco” sculpture, A Frisco Mood,...

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Tacos El Tucan sizzles it up Tijuana style on San Pablo Ave.

Tacos El Tucan sizzles it up Tijuana style on San Pablo Ave.

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you had some Tijuana-style tacos at Tacos El Tucan? If you pass by Tacos El Tucan on San...
The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

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By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar in Richmond is ringing in its “Second Annual Teacher’s Attendance Contest” this week, much to the anticipated delight of...
Richmond couple's heartwarming story of senior dog earns Petco rescue grant

Richmond couple’s heartwarming story of senior dog earns Petco rescue grant

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A Richmond couple's heartwarming story about their adopted senior dog Maya won Petco’s annual ‘Love Stories” contest, leading to a $10,000 grant for a...