Posts Tagged ‘Menbere Aklilu’
Saluté restaurant owner donates $13,000 to help Hurricane Harvey victims
Menbe Aklilu, owner of the celebrated Saluté e Vita Ristorante in Richmond, made a donation of over $13,000 on behalf of the Richmond community towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.Read More
Agents of Change: Scenes of a city in motion
Old opinions about Richmond often seem set in stone, but at least some of the worst may be on the way out.
That’s what we tried to document in “Agents of Change,” a series of photographs and feature stories by Richmond Confidential’s Brittany Kirstin, a photojournalism student at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.Read More
After hard times, restaurant owner warms hearts in Richmond with love
Menbere Aklilu has come a long way. From a struggling single mother, she is now a restaurant owner in Richmond, after moving from her native Ethiopia and a time in Italy.
Aklilu hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner at her restaurant, Salute E Vita, where she just served a sit-down dinner for more than a thousand Bay Area homeless people. She has also begun holding a four-course Mother’s Day brunch for young single mothers. She helps Richmond and Oakland students pay school tuition.Read More
Richmond restaurant to host more than 1,000 people for homeless, veteran awareness this Thanksgiving
Salute e Vita’s annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration has grown into an event expected to host more than 1,000 veterans and other homeless men, women and children from around the Bay Area.Read More
Marina Bay businesses reporting losses due to Moody Underpass road closure
Eight Marina Bay retail businesses have reported sales losses because of the Officer Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass construction road closure of Marina Bay Parkway and are looking to the city for help.Read More