Sunday, April 18, 2021

Biz Boost

Grateful for its loyal customers, La Lupita keeps cooking amid pandemic

Grateful for its loyal customers, La Lupita keeps cooking amid pandemic

By Mike Kinney Elder Hernandez, owner of La Lupita Mexican Eatery in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood, has a message for his customers: "Thank you." Many restaurants are either struggling or closing due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions....
Big Tone's Hauling & Moving inspired by hard work, family

Big Tone’s Hauling & Moving inspired by hard work, family

By Mike Kinney Ever since he "could hold a broom," Richmond resident Antonio Muscardin said he's helped his father with his three-decades-old landscaping business. Today, Muscardin is himself a father and small business owner who aims...
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...

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AC Transit reducing service due to COVID-19 pandemic

AC Transit reactivates certain bus lines for WCCUSD’s return

By Kathy Chouteau As the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) readies to reopen Mon., April 19, the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)...
De Anza Asian Student Union launches GoFundMe for graduation sashes

De Anza Asian Student Union launches GoFundMe for graduation sashes

By Kathy Chouteau As the De Anza High School's Asian Student Union readies to host its third annual Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI)...
Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

The Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday. The new grocery store, along with a Chase Bank, Peet's Coffee and a...