Mykee Ramen lives in, owns and operates what he says is Richmond’s only underground punk rock club. But the 40-year-old doesn’t consider himself a punker, despite his bleached hair, tattoos and black wardrobe. For him, the club is a more of a sociological project, hobby and community center.
Joe Meneghelli, 89, has seen wars, felt earthquakes, and watched the evolution of the city of Richmond over decades. He shares his experience working at the Pullman refurbishing shop in the 1930’s.
He walked from a work car to his SUV, lifted the hatch and dug into his personal items, sifting in the methodical way he does most things. A bottle of clear hand sanitizer. A handy flash-drive that holds all his reports. A cache of shells and a sleek, black shotgun. Just after 8 a.m., the weather was mild with an ocean breeze. Fresh off his morning briefing, he was ready for a day at the office. In a city known for…
Following the Sept. 29 tsunami, members of Richmond’s Methodist Church of Samoa united with other Samoans in the Bay Area to collect material aid and send it to their homeland. The youth of the church spent two weeks packing clothes, food and toiletries into boxes. The congregation sent two shipments totaling 160 boxes to Apia, the capitol of Samoa.
Point Richmond clockmaker Steve Kowalski makes timepieces from old found objects. He founded Timeworks clock company, and designed the Giants clock mounted in San Francisco’s ball park.
The kitchen at the Bay Area Rescue Mission is doing more than just feeding healthy meals to some of the East Bay’s poorest people. It’s teaching them vocational and life skills, too.