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TMB Tax & Associates enjoying recent move to Richmond

TMB Tax & Associates enjoying recent move to Richmond

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By Mike Kinney Skyrocketing commercial rents in Downtown Oakland became a gain for Richmond in the case of TMB Tax & Associates. And for Tamika-Marie Smith -- the Hercules resident who founded the tax and accounting...
Golden Gate Bistro aims to add beer and wine to menu

Former Terrapin Crossroads chef launches new Richmond bistro

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By Kathy Chouteau Some might be daunted at the prospect of launching a new restaurant amid a pandemic. But backed by 20 years of culinary experience—much of which has been spent as the head chef...
Richmond Furniture furnishes community bonds since 1989

Why Richmond Furniture is going strong after 30 years

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By Mike Kinney Richmond Furniture has served the community for over three decades and counting and remains on the list of best local stores on Yelp! For Gino Dzoan, whose business at Garvin and San Pablo...
Father and his two sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

Father and sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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MADD honors Richmond cops for DUI busts

MADD honors Richmond cops for DUI busts

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Two Richmond police officers were recently honored with awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization dedicated to ending drunken driving and other...
'Money Matters' brings financial literacy to Richmond students

‘Money Matters’ brings financial literacy to Richmond students

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The Bay Area nonprofit 10,000 Degrees recently brought its ‘Money Matters’ financial literacy workshop to Sylvester Greenwood Academy in Richmond. The workshop is designed to...
San Pablo supportive housing complex opens with 54 micro-units

San Pablo supportive housing complex opens with 54 ‘micro’ apartments

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Contra Costa County officials recently celebrated the transformation of a vacant office building in San Pablo into 54 micro-unit apartments for homeless adults with...