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‘Captain’ of Hotel Mac preserves 100 year tradition of flavor

Instead of calling herself owner of Hotel Mac, Lara Cho calls herself “captain.” Her employees playfully call her “Momma.” In the mornings, she comes in several hours before opening at 11:30 a.m. She does a sweep through the restaurant to make sure things are in order, such as turning on the lights. She boots up…

Richmond’s monthly Tibetan ritual

Once a month, the Tibetan monks of Richmond’s Buddhist temple, the Gyuto Foundation, come together to celebrate the 21 Taras in a special ritual known as the Tara Puja.

Richmond police should emphasize use of non-lethal force, Citizen commission votes

The Citizens Police Review Commission voted to send the Richmond Police Department recommendations that emphasize the use of non-lethal force and new officer training Wednesday night. These recommendations come several months after the commission ruled that Officer Wallace Jensen used excessive force in the September 2014 shooting death of Pedie Perez.

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Michael Gonzales, School Board Candidate

Michael Gonzales was born in San Francisco but has been a Richmond resident for the past 20 years. He’s a man of many hats: a father of four and grandfather of one, a teacher, a pastor, a counselor and a consultant. After being recruited to run for school board three years ago by local teachers…

Carlos Taboada, School Board Candidate

Carlos Taboada is not a new face in West Contra Costa school board races. A teacher in the district for 21 years, Taboada first ran three years ago and is very vocal about his views as a critical eye of charter schools in the area. “I think we are in a very crucial moment in…