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

Neighbors mourn victim of 23rd Street house fire

The man who died in a single-alarm house fire in Richmond Wednesday night was described by neighbors as a kind person who was physically disabled. The fire broke out about 5:30 p.m. in a residential...

You might fall in love with cycling on Valentine’s Day

"Bike love" is in the air, according to Rich City RIDES. The nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization in Richmond is hosting a Valentine's Day group bike ride at the Richmond BART station. Folks are asked to...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Richmond saving $100,000 as staffers use less paper

Richmond is saving $100,000 per year in office supplies because city employees are using less paper, according to Ofelia Alvarez, a buyer for the city. Last week, the Finance Standing Committee recommended the approval of...

Volunteers encouraged to plant trees in Richmond

Stop by the intersection of Humphrey Avenue and 34th Street Saturday morning to plant 15 trees in Richmond's North and East neighborhood. In his e-forum Tuesday, Councilman Tom Butt reminded us about the President's Day...

Detective’s love of motorcycles leads to racer bust

A Richmond police detective's love for motorcycle racing reportedly helped him crack a significant theft case last month that led to the arrest of an American Federation of Motorcycles racer. On Tuesday, Det. Cedric Tagorda ...

Richmond org gets generous gift from Oakland office

A Richmond charity helping the Bay Area's homeless received a whopping 115 hygiene packets from an Oakland insurance brokerage firm that wanted to get more hands-on with its latest holiday charity effort. The Bay Area...

Kennedy High’s new science wing halfway done

Workers were nearly halfway finished with renovations of Kennedy High School's science wing as of Jan. 29. That's according to a progress report that will be presented to the West Contra Costa Unified School District...

Robbery victim in Richmond catches brake

A clumsy carjacker gave up on a heist last weekend because he could not figure out how to release the emergency brake, according to police. The robbery reportedly occurred in the 100 block of S...
Richmond Fire Department offers tips for approaching fire season

Fire destroys Richmond home early Saturday, displaces 15

Fifteen people were displaced by a fire that destroyed a single-family home in the 400 block of B Street in Richmond early Saturday. The blaze was reported about 5:50 a.m. at the three-bedroom house where...
Richmond offering spring break camps for youth

You can now get fit – and fed – at Nevin center

The City of Richmond wants its residents to get fit and stay fit with help from its new – and free – fitness room at the Nevin Community Center in the Iron Triangle neighborhood. The...

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Mayor to explore dissolving Richmond Housing Authority

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt While the longstanding and increasingly acrimonious issues between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Richmond...
Map points out Richmond's many new and old attractions

Map points out Richmond’s many new and old attractions

Melinda McCrary, the executive director of the Richmond Museum of History, was touted in City Manager Bill Lindsay's newsletter for attracting attention to her...
4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

Four teenagers -- three from Richmond and one from El Sobrante -- were arrested on suspicion of robbing a person at gunpoint in Pinole,...