Friday, January 22, 2021

Biz Boost

Upholstery Cleaning Specialists a family tradition in Richmond

Upholstery Cleaning Specialists a family tradition in Richmond

By Mike Kinney A sign in the outdoor patio of this North & East neighborhood shop reads, "The Upholstery Cleaning Specialists--Local, family-owned business." It's a very true statement. Julio Oliveras, his daughter Jazmin and son Ray...
Richmond shop offers sports apparel and barbecue

Richmond shop offers sports apparel and barbecue

By Mike Kinney There are several reasons to be a fan of KD "Big Bites" Sports Ware in Richmond. For one, you can find the jersey of your favorite team at an affordable price. Also, we...

We toured a luxury cat hotel in Richmond

Julie Pledger was born and raised in the North & East Neighborhood. She grew up playing at Nicholl Park and going to Moo's Ice Cream. And the cherry on top? She now runs a unique...

Raymond’s Pizzeria serves up the inventive and unexpected

By Kathy Chouteau From the moment you spot the “Free Time Travel Consultations” neon sign in Raymond’s Pizzeria’s front window, you know you’re in for a singularly unique experience. The new pizza place, which opened several...

Cutz Training Facility opens in Richmond

Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood has a new spacious fitness facility. Cutz Fitness has moved from its previous location on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito to an expanded warehouse filled with state-of-the-art equipment at 2824...
Locals hooked up at new Richmond barber shop

Locals hooked up at new Richmond barber shop

By Mike Kinney It's only been in business for about four months, but this Richmond barber shop is so far making the cut. One big reason is affordability: The Hook Up Barber and Braiding Shop at...

Prime Time Nutrition’s prime location in San Pablo

Last week, we told you about how Prime Time Nutrition and Joe’s Brew just opened at San Pablo Library. Today, the Standard visited the new business that is creating a buzz in the community. This is...
Huong Tra shines as communal gathering spot

Huong Tra shines as communal gathering spot

By Kathy Chouteau Huong Tra Vietnamese Restaurant & Deli’s busy location at 12221 San Pablo Ave. makes it both easily accessible and easy-to-miss. But venture inside the Richmond mainstay, and you’ll be greeted with a...
San Pablo's Blue Bay Thai holds successful local food tasting

San Pablo’s Blue Bay Thai holds local food tasting

Patty Sutantawong, owner of Blue Bay Thai in San Pablo, had a brilliant idea to help promote her restaurant. Within one week, she gathered seven food tasters from San Pablo and Richmond. Three doctors from...
What goes on inside your dog’s fuzzy head?

What goes on inside your dog’s fuzzy head?

Franz Kafka’s fictional short story, “Investigations of a Dog,” details the inner musings of a sentient canine who asks, “Where does food come from?” and other existential questions. Since Kafka’s days, man has made...

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San Pablo pastors seek funding for soon-to-launch re-entry home

San Pablo pastors seek funding for soon-to-launch re-entry home

By Kathy Chouteau A trio of San Pablo pastors is appealing for community support toward the purchase of a re-entry home that aims to help...

TikTok video featuring dancing Richmond principal goes viral

A TikTok post featuring a popular Richmond principal dancing while on a distance-learning call with young students is going viral. As of this writing, the...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond council votes to suspend street sweeping citations, consider voluntary program

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to suspend ticketing for street sweeping violations during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period, and to consider modifying the program...