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

Richmond's Walk to Nature event will still go on rain or shine, although the rain might nix the walking part.

Rain won’t dampen Richmond’s Walk to Nature event

Richmond's Walk to Nature event on Saturday will happen despite the threat of rain, although a downpour would nix the walking part, organizers said Friday. The free annual event is meant to connect Richmond families...
Renovations of the Richmond Swim Center will begin next month after a $7.5 million contract was awarded Wednesday.

Richmond Swim Center renovations to begin next month

The plans are moving along swimmingly. Extensive renovations of the Richmond Swim Center will begin next month after a $7.5 million contract was awarded to Arntz Builders on Wednesday. The Novato-based contractor is expected to complete...
Sex abuse charges against ex-Richmond middle school teacher tripled

West Contra Costa school district alters hiring policy after teacher’s arrest

All prospective employees of the West Contra Costa Unified School District will undergo reference checks after a teacher believed to have molested students at a Richmond elementary school scored a teaching job in El...
Environmental group's settlement with air district over Chevron modernization doesn't clear path for construction.

Agreement prioritizes local hiring for Chevron Richmond modernization project

Chevron Richmond signed an agreement with the city of Richmond Wednesday that promises jobs for local residents and a boost to the local economy as a result of the planned billion-dollar modernization of the...
A Richmond home on Leke Way is a "dilapidated mess" and is scheduled to be torn down at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Blighted Richmond home scheduled for demolition Thursday

Police are alerting residents to the planned demolition of a dilapidated home in Parchester Village on Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to reduce blight in Richmond. The home at 4117 Leke Way is...
Conceptual designs for the Terminal One site in Point Richmond were released at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Sleek conceptual designs unveiled for Point Richmond site

Conceptual designs for the long-awaited development of Point Richmond Shores, formerly Terminal 1, were unveiled at Tuesday's Richmond City Council meeting. In December, council voted to sell 13.8 acres of land east of Ferry Point and...
Two arrested after spotted on tracks at Richmond BART station

Uptick in robberies around Richmond BART station

Police are warning residents about a series of robberies around the Richmond BART station. Since January, 18 robberies were reported near the station and in the surrounding neighborhoods, police Lt. Andre Hill said. The thieves...
Catahoula Coffee Co. just installed a recycled bleacher seat from the old Cal Memorial Stadium to use as furniture at its San Bruno Avenue shop.

Richmond coffee shop uses old Cal Memorial Stadium bleacher as furniture

UC Berkeley football fans can now rest their espressos on a slab of their team’s history at Richmond's Catahoula Coffee Co. The coffee shop on San Pablo Avenue just installed a recycled bleacher seat from...
Burglary suspect shot by police officer at Pacific East Mall

Councilman wants Pacific East Mall’s LED billboard removed

Councilman Tom Butt is leading an effort to remove Pacific East Mall's LED billboard, saying it is illegal. Butt placed a resolution on the April 1 City Council agenda that would revoke the mall owner's...
A man was critically injured in a shooting in the 2500 block of Maine Avenue in Richmond Tuesday night, police said.

Man wounded in Richmond shooting

A man was shot multiple times in the 2500 block of Maine Avenue Tuesday night, police said. Richmond police officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation about 9:15 p.m. and found the man, who hasn't been...

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WCCUSD board votes to maintain SRO funding, staff levels

WCCUSD to maintain SRO funding, staffing levels

Proposals to reduce funding levels for school resource officers (SRO) at West Contra Costa Unified schools failed to gain traction at Wednesday's Board of...
Groundbreaking ceremony set for 42-unit North Richmond project

Groundbreaking ceremony set for 42-unit North Richmond development

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday, May 3 for the Heritage House, a 42-unit multifamily affordable housing development that will be built on...
Free, family-friendly Water Safety Day set for Richmond Swim Center

Free, family-friendly Water Safety Day set for Richmond Swim Center

The community is invited to attend a free Water Safety Day this Sunday, April 29 at the Richmond Swim Center, 4300 Cutting Blvd. From noon...