Monday, December 11, 2023

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Family-owned Central Pharmacy has your back

Central Pharmacy continues long track record of community care

By Mike Kinney Richie Duenas, a Richmond resident and owner of the Central Pharmacy, with locations at 23rd Street and Macdonald Avenue in Richmond and also at the Redwood Square Shopping Center in Vallejo, insists...
Tacos La Michoacána thrives on authenticity in Richmond

Tacos La Michoacána thrives on authenticity in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Tacos La Michoacána, a popular outdoor eatery that has been located in front of The Blue Store and next to Richmond High School for the past three years, is true to its...
'The Blue Store' aims to provide more than convenience

‘The Blue Store’ aims to provide more than convenience

By Mike Kinney Lovingly known as The Blue Store because of the building's bright blue exterior, the market at 23rd Street and Maricopa Avenue in Richmond has both a legacy and a relatively new owner...
Barbers create Empire in Hercules

Popular barbers create Empire in Hercules

By Mike Kinney When he was a child, Drew DeGuzman said his parents couldn't always afford to get his hair cut. "So, when I got a little older into my teens, I bought a cheap pair...
Local chef serves up Mexican, plant-based menu at 7 Stars, other sites

Local chef serves up Mexican, plant-based menu at 7 Stars, other sites

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond cannabis dispensary, 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center, is teaming up with Vegan Vibes/Vibras Veganas to host weekly pop ups with a Mexican and vegan twist Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5...

CapeQueen unveils new self-care salon in El Cerrito

By Kathy Chouteau and Mike Kinney You can say Julie Persons is a woman who wears many hats—or as she likes to phrase it, capes. Persons, who balances numerous roles in her life, opened CapeQueen Cosmetics...
Brazuca Acai brightens Barrett Avenue

Brazuca Acai brightens Barrett Avenue

By Mike Kinney The little yellow house on the corner of Barrett Avenue and 45th Street in Richmond -- the one flying both the American and Brazilian flags -- is easy to notice. But what...
Waffles & Cream hits the sweet spot in Richmond

Waffles & Cream hits the sweet spot in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Edgar Padilla’s family shares an important tradition: going out for ice cream once per week. “We use that time to bond,” Padilla said. Padilla imagines that many families share the same tradition, which is...
Super Slice to celebrate grand opening on San Pablo Ave.

Super Slice to celebrate grand opening on San Pablo Ave.

By Mike Kinney The El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce is hosting a grand opening for Super Slice, a new, New York-style pizza restaurant on San Pablo Avenue close to Central Avenue. The event is slated to...
Ribbon-cutting planned for Little Buddha Lounge in Richmond

Ribbon cutting planned for Little Buddha Lounge in Richmond

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 22, to welcome the Little Buddha Lounge, an oxygen bar and salt tavern geared towards holistic healing therapies. The community is invited...

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Winter Solstice gathering in Point Pinole to include singing, 'schrooms

Winter Solstice gathering at Point Pinole to feature singing and ‘shrooms

By Kathy Chouteau Got plans for the Winter Solstice? How about a community song circle and mushroom walk? Eileen Hazel of Eileen Hazel Music out of...
Richmond Fire Youth Academy to host Open House for prospective recruits

Richmond Fire Youth Academy to host Open House for prospective recruits

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Fire Youth Academy will host an “Open House and Sign-Up Info Day” Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2...
From its first campus in a Richmond shipyard, 4CD marks 75 years

From its first campus in a Richmond shipyard, 4CD marks 75 years

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The Governing Board of 4CD will launch a year of celebrations...