Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Father and his two sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

Father and sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

By Mike Kinney Ever wonder what the "J" and "E" stand for in J&E Auto Repairs on 23rd Street in Richmond? It stands for a father and his two sons working together to continue a...
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...

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Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and...
Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update on site's future

Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update...

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, the new owner of the former Hilltop Mall property, recently donated 150 backpacks for Highland Elementary School students and Hilltop Community...