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Beyond Richmond

Read our most recent news articles below from The Richmond Standard, your online destination for recent Richmond, CA news.

Marijuana biz proposed near El Cerrito, Richmond border

A public meeting is set for Tuesday, June 26 in El Cerrito City Council Chambers to discuss an application to open a marijuana dispensary at the Bishop Center at 11886, 11888 and 11896 San...
San Pablo to hold Dumpster Day this Saturday

San Pablo to hold Dumpster Day this Saturday

San Pablo residents are encouraged to take advantage of their city's next Dumpster Day this Saturday, June 16. The city's Public Works Department is hosting the event at 2600 Moraga Road (old El Portal school...
Coach shoots at parent outside Richmond basketball tournament, no injuries

El Sobrante man surrenders after police standoff

A man who allegedly threatened to kill neighbors in El Sobrante surrendered peacefully following a six-hour standoff with authorities that led to evacuations, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. The incident...

Chabot Space & Science Center seeks volunteers

The good folks at Chabot Space & Science Center have asked us to share this ultra-interesting volunteer opportunity.  Volunteers at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland engage visitors through interactive and hands-on...

Election results for West County residents

Results from the June 5 election are in. We've listed the results that matter most to local residents. In California, the top two candidates receiving the most votes move on to the November general election. GOVERNOR:...
It's Election Day! How to stay updated on results

It’s Election Day! How to stay updated on results

It's Election Day! For those voting at polling sites today, view the list of polling sites throughout Contra Costa County here. For those voting by mail, the county has set up drop-off boxes at all...
BART takes steps to increase response to biohazards on trains

BART takes steps to increase response to biohazards on trains

Starting today, BART riders have an additional option to report biohazards on trains using their phone or mobile website, m.bart.gov. "Riders can open a browser on their phone, go to m.bart.gov, and listed on the...
County to offer off-site locations to purchase birth, death and marriage certificates

County to offer off-site locations to purchase birth, death and marriage certificates

On a quarterly basis, the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Office plans to offer off-site locations in different parts of the county where certified copies of vital records including birth, death and marriage certificates can...
Climate experts from around the world visit Pogo Park to learn how this Richmond nonprofit engages the community in change

International researchers visit Iron Triangle park

An international panel of 25 leading academics, public officials and climate researchers from 20 countries visited a tiny -- but mighty -- park in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood last week. On Wednesday, May 23, the...
County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer

County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer

The Contra Costa County Library announced Monday it will serve free lunches to youth ages 18 and under at nine library locations this summer. County Librarian Melinda Cervantes said the Lunch at the Library program...

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Richmond Business Hub to be ‘transformative’ for downtown

About 75 years ago, Richmond’s downtown corridor – specifically Macdonald Avenue – was one of the hottest spots in the Bay Area, having benefiting...
Richmond Pizza House a welcome additional to local food scene

Richmond Pizza House a welcome addition to local food scene

By Zach Chouteau Everyone’s a VIP at Richmond Pizza House. The new eatery, which owner Issa Abuhayja opened up last month at 12343 San Pablo Ave....
Betty Reid Soskin book reading, discussion set for Richmond library on Thursday

Betty Reid Soskin book reading, discussion set for Richmond library on Thursday

The famous Betty Reid Soskin is set to participate in a free book signing and discussion in the Whittlesey Room at Richmond Public Library, 325...