Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald

Richard Freedman

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Recent articles by Richard:

Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Vallejo adds anti-virus masks to usual array of free resources

Free clothes? A given. Lunches? Of course. Resource information? Always. Anti-virus masks? Now that’s something Pastor Bryan Harris of Emmanuel Apostolic Church never had to ponder. Not until… → Read More

May 28 Arts and Entertainment Source: Maestro maintains sanity 6,700 miles away

Allowing orchestras to perform would be music to Marc Taddei’s ears. Unfortunately, it could be some time before the scourge of COVID-19 permits musicians to gather on stage, much less for hu… → Read More

May 28 Arts and Entertainment: Sacramento comic admires Busey’s animal magnetism – The Reporter

It’s been an eternity — well, 41 years — since Gary Busey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Though Mike E. Winfield has never seen Busey’s… → Read More

Tim Hiemstra has high hopes for hotel at Mare Island

Tim Hiemstra vividly recalls those wild-and-crazy late-night, early-morning parties, where he would switch gears, hop on his Honda 750 motorcycle at home in Marin, traverse Highway 37 through dense… → Read More

Scotty’s in Vallejo opens its doors — and some of its seats – Times-Herald

May Ung knows about financial struggles. She escaped the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia in 1975, arriving broke in the United States. “I didn’t have a penny. There was nothing worse than be… → Read More

Facebook groups help high school seniors get ‘adopted’ – The Reporter

With the pandemic limiting high school graduations to very little pomp under a bad circumstance, getting “adopted” by a stranger puts a boost into the joy barometer, one American Canyon… → Read More

T-shirt with Maria Guevara’s favorite phrase for sale – The Reporter

Tanisha Champion-Benjamin always remembers the first time she met Maria Guevara. Both were St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School students. “I thought she was a very nice girl and fun to be arou… → Read More

May 21 Arts and Entertainment Source: Sad times for Hummel’s harmonica – The Reporter

On the list of any parent’s advice on what career to pursue for earning a viable living, “music” probably isn’t in the Top 10. Maybe Top 100. Or 1,000. And doing the blues? … → Read More

May 21 Arts and Entertainment Source: Always Something To Celebrate

AMCAN STUDENTS SILENTLY EXCEL American Canyon High School students Milo Gonzlez (11), Nicole Cervantes (11), Darian Khattak (10), Jericho Cariaga (12), Giovanni de Jesus (11), and Jus… → Read More

May 21, Arts and Entertainment Source: With all work canceled, Reyes gets carjacked

With all gigs canceled and whatever savings Carlos Reyes managed to sock away down to a trickle, it didn’t seem it could get any worse. It did. Reyes, a virtuoso electric violinist and harpis… → Read More

Some churches eye May 31 to open doors

Jeremy White, not unlike many Solano County pastors, weighs the demands and needs of a congregation, cautious policy by the state, and his own urge to open the front doors to worshipers. It’s… → Read More

Tragic end to Vallejo Together founder Maria Guevara

Maria Guevara, the founder of Vallejo Together and crusader for the homeless for nearly a decade, was struck and killed May 7 by a train in Suisun City. She was 45. The Solano County Coroner’… → Read More

Safety patroller gets drive-by parade

Amanda Lo and her family thought the St. Vincent Ferrer student was merely one of many eighth graders about to be saluted by a drive-by parade Friday afternoon. Nope. She was it. Lo was honored as … → Read More

Rap pioneer E-40 donates 1,000 gallons of sanitizer to prisons

E-40 had it all planned. On the heels of last year’s “Practice Makes Paper” — the Vallejo native’s 26th studio LP — he’d drop the first of a series of sing… → Read More

Arbery shooting inspires Vallejo’s Young ‘to keep running’

Robert “Run Rob Run” Young had heard about a black jogger getting shot and killed by a white father and son in Georgia. It was two days before the 36-year-old Vallejoan was set to run 1… → Read More

May 14, Arts and Entertainment Source: Crosson brothers don’t stop the music – Times-Herald

They started when they were seemingly babies. Now their oldest member has a baby himself. And the youngest just turned 21. “The Color Wild” — an indie pop quartet featuring Vacavi… → Read More

May 14 Arts and Entertainment Source: Lew steps up passion for ‘The Office’ – Times-Herald

There’s a touch of irony that hosting a streaming Trivia Hour show about “The Office” pumps life into David Lew. It was this time a year ago the 38-year-old American Canyon reside… → Read More

Solano Community Foundation hands out $210,000 in COVID-19 grants

In an effort to ease the financial pain of the pandemic, the Solano Community Foundation distributed $210,000 in COVID-19 emergence response grants last week to nonprofits, family resource centers,… → Read More

Two tests later, Benicia man gets COVID-19 results

It started with a cough mostly. Also a stuffy nose, occasional headache. Sore throat. And got worse. “I started feeling icky all the time. Sore, low energy … and the cough came,” … → Read More

May 14, Arts and Entertainment Source: Ex-Vallejo actor hopes ‘Nickelodeon’ role helps – Times-Herald

By all indications, Lamont Young’s a decent guy. Works hard at as many jobs as it takes. Bad guy? Well, OK, for work. Which isn’t a bad thing since the former Vallejoan is an actor. And… → Read More