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La Flor de Jalisco's food blossoms at 23rd and Clinton

La Flor de Jalisco’s food blossoms at 23rd and Clinton

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you went to La Flor de Jalisco food truck? The Standard recently stopped by the popular food truck parked on the corner of 23rd Street & Clinton Ave....
Richmond business sells gear to keep outdoor workers safe

Richmond business sells gear to keep outdoor workers safe

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By Mike Kinney California Safety Gear owner Michael Sierra believes in equipping working people of Richmond and the Bay Area with the right safety equipment and clothing to get the job done. California Safety Gear moved...
Bob's Green Cleaner sustains commitment to environmentally-friendly services

Bob’s Cleaners sustains commitment to environmentally-friendly services

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By Mike Kinney A local family business is helping to make laundry and related services more environmentally friendly. Sergio and Carmen Rios have lived in Richmond for more than three decades and operate two businesses in...
El Sobrante's first cannabis dispensary, The Artist Tree, set to open

The Artist Tree set to open as El Sobrante’s first cannabis dispensary

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The Artist Tree, El Sobrante's very first licensed, recreational cannabis dispensary, announced it will open its doors on Saturday, Oct. 7. Described as "an art gallery that just so happens to sell cannabis," the new...
Ted the Handychick breaks ground helping clients ‘from the studs up’

Ted the Handychick breaks ground helping clients ‘from the studs up’

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By Kathy Chouteau Ted the Handychick is known for repairing, remodeling and upgrading whatever is needed around the house, but she’s also broken the mold by being a successful woman in a traditionally male-dominated field. Since...
Monvera Glass Decoration innovates, expands at Richmond’s Ford Point

Monvera Glass Decoration innovates, expands at Richmond’s Ford Point

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By Mike Aldax The historic Ford Point has been a symbol of innovation on Richmond’s waterfront for nearly a century, and Monvera Glass Decoration, which has operated there since 2011, is keeping that tradition alive. Launched...

Brothers bring Thai-American fusion to former site of Mississippi Catfish

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By Mike Kinney Two brothers have brought a Thai restaurant to the former Richmond location of Mississippi Catfish. About a month ago, Max and Christopher Manonuek opened Pra Jam Thai Restaurant at 12440 San Pablo Ave. For...
Culinary trio invests in San Pablo

Trio of restaurant veterans invests in San Pablo

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By Mike Kinney After working in fine dining in San Francisco for many years, Javier Valdivia along with couple Juan and Mely Padilla decided to combine their skills and invest in a culinary home of...
MexiHibachi chef turns TikTok success into Richmond business 

MexiHibachi chef turns TikTok success into Richmond business 

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By Mike Kinney Chef Francisco Arce gets an idea, does a little dance, then he's off to the races creating delicious meals in front of thousands of his adoring TikTok fans from around the world.  With...
Weekly ‘Coffee Pop-Up’ coming to CoBiz

Weekly ‘Coffee Pop-Up’ coming to CoBiz

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By Kathy Chouteau Coffee, matcha, nitro cold brews and pastries…Whatever your pleasure, you can find it every Thursday at the “Coffee Pop-Up” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at CoBiz Richmond. The downtown Richmond co-working site and business incubator...

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RichmondBUILD set to graduate 54th cohort

RichmondBUILD set to graduate 54th cohort

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By Mike Kinney RichmondBUILD is set to graduate Cohort 54 at the job training center's headquarters on July 26. The ceremony will run from 10 a.m....
Vegan Market readies to pop-up at Exit Now

Vegan Market readies to pop-up at Exit Now

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By Kathy Chouteau The name of the game will be food, music and fun, when the “Vegan Pop-Up Market at Exit Now” returns Sun., July...

Richmond karaoke club proposal faces uphill battle

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The Richmond Police Department isn't singing the praises of a proposal to locate a karoke club in the Southwest Annex neighborhood. Applicant Tommy Cheng is...