Angelica M. Casas

Locally Richmond: Dejavu’s Hair Salon

Sumatra McGilbery is the owner of Dejavu’s Hair Salon, located on MacDonald Street near downtown Richmond. Next month will make 17 years she has been involved with the salon, first as styling assistant, then as stylist and now as owner.

Locally Richmond: Angelo’s Gourmet Delicatessen

Many things change over the course of two decades. But change is rare at Angelo’s Gourmet Delicatessen, where the prices have increased only once. In the newest edition of Locally Richmond, meet Anna Lee and Jae Choy, the owners of Angelo’s Gourmet Delicatessen for the last 20 years.

Locally Richmond: Bark Stix

Bark Stix is the only organic dog food manufacturer in Richmond. All of the dog treats made out of the store’s kitchen use locally raised and grown products.

Locally Richmond: Guillermina Asian Art and Antiques

Guillermina Emy LaFever is the owner of Guillermina Asian Art and Antiques, an antique shop specializing in Japanese items, but with a growing collection of pieces from all over the world. She began the business in 1981, managing shops in throughout the Bay Area, before finding a home for the shop in Point Richmond 18 years ago.

Contra Costa supervisors approve healthcare for undocumented immigrants

Lidia Arizmendi has been waiting a year and a half for kidney stone surgery. A diabetic, she has no health care insurance, and because she is an undocumented immigrant, she has had few options to find coverage. Now, that may be changing. Like thousands of other undocumented residents of Contra Costa County, Arizmendi will be offered access to primary health coverage under Contra Costa Cares, a pilot program approved Tuesday morning by the county Board of Supervisors on a 4-1…

Chevron legal skirmish shows no sign of ending

In the 22-year-old battle between members of the Ecuadorian Secoya tribe and Chevron Corp., both sides are claiming important victories within the past few weeks. But independent analysts say there is still no real end in sight. On Aug. 28, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled the Ecuadorian indigenous group has the legal right to sue Chevron’s subsidiary in Ontario involving decades of pollution in an area where Chevron formerly operated an oil field. One week later, H5, a California-based litigation…