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

Richmond police dog’s bark convinces domestic violence suspect to surrender

A Richmond police dog is being credited with having a convincing enough bark to force an armed domestic violence suspect to surrender on New Year's Day. The incident unfolded about 1:25 p.m. when police were...

Big plans set for 10th Annual MLK National Day of Service on Richmond Greenway

Hundreds of community members are set to come together on Monday, Jan. 16 to make some interesting improvements in Richmond. Volunteers will help prepare for the groundbreaking of a new park -- Unity Park --...
Contra Costa judge to review arguments against Richmond rent control

EBT: County judge denies CAA request to halt Richmond rent control

A Contra Costa Superior Court judge on Friday denied a request to halt voter-approved rent control in Richmond, according to the East Bay Times. The California Apartment Association's (CAA) bid for a temporary restraining order...
County warns of widespread influenza, reminds us to cough into tissues or our elbows

County reports widespread influenza, reminds us to cough into tissues or our elbows

Everyone knows someone suffering from the cold or flu right now. The trend prompted Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on Friday to cough up a statement that recommends vaccinations and provides an etiquette guide...
Small Biz Boost: Juan's Gym

Small Biz Boost: Juan’s Gym

Boxing is known as an activity that both bruises and heals at once, but the latter is why Juan Nunez incorporated the sport at his gym at San Pablo and Garvin avenues. "Everybody loves the...
With more rain coming this weekend, city and county offering free sandbags

With more rain expected this weekend, city and county offering free sandbags

With more rain expected throughout the Bay Area this weekend, city and county officials are reminding residents that free sandbags are available to residents. During the rainy season, the city of Richmond offers sand, bags...
State of the City: Richmond faces difficult financial road

California Apartment Association seeks temporary restraining order to prevent Richmond rent control

Richmond's voter-approved rent control policy -- Measure L -- is facing a legal challenge by the California Apartment Association. On Friday at 10 a.m., a law firm representing the association is scheduled to appear before...
Richmond church helps inspire gangsta rapper to change lyrics

Richmond church helps inspire gangsta rapper to adjust lyrics

A Richmond church helped to inspire an Oakland rapper's transition to a Christian-centered brand of hip hop -- and the artist is now being credited with helping religious centers spread the Bible's teachings to...

WCCUSD invites community to final LCAP town hall of 2016-17 school year

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is inviting students, families, staff and community members to attend the final LCAP Community Town Hall Meeting for the 2016-17 school year. The meeting will take place...
Two arrested after spotted on tracks at Richmond BART station

Deceased dog on BART tracks causes minor delay

The discovery of a dog's body on the BART tracks between El Cerrito del Norte and Richmond stations led to a minor service delay this afternoon, a BART spokesman said. Crews were called out to...

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Contra Costa Clean Slate Day to be held at Richmond church April 8

Contra Costa Clean Slate Day to be held at Richmond church April 8

Residents wanting to learn how they can reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor or have their misdemeanor and felony convictions expunged should attend...
Bay Area Rescue Mission's 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

Bay Area Rescue Mission’s 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

The 22nd Annual New Life Golf Tournament, an important fundraiser for the Bay Area Rescue Mission, a Richmond-based homeless services and resource center, is...
Local students attend Golden State Warriors’ anti-bullying event

Local students attend Golden State Warriors’ anti-bullying event

Christopher Dolan, a seventh-grader at Pinole Middle School, knows very well what it means to be a peaceful warrior. "A peaceful warrior is someone that...