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

Richmond considering restrictions on cash-for-gold shops

Richmond might soon restrict where pawn and cash-for-gold businesses open, as city staff say there is a lack of regulation on secondhand shops. On Tuesday, City Council voted in favor of exploring a proposal to...
Chief Magnus: Year-to-date Richmond crime down in nearly all categories

Police blotter: Children witness gun incident

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threatening his girlfriend with a gun in front of her three children Monday morning, according to the Richmond Police Department. Officers responded to the first block of...
Grand jury offers harsh critique on Richmond Housing Authority

Housing Authority executive grilled at City Council

Residents sounded off at the City Council meeting Tuesday about the deplorable conditions in Richmond's public housing. Tenants are complaining of bugs, rodents, mold, plumbing issues and a host of other problems at the Hacienda...

Richmond cop honored for rescuing sex slave

Veteran Richmond police Officer Mitch Peixoto received a commendation Tuesday for rescuing a 27-year-old woman who had been her biological father's sex slave since age 13. On Aug. 16, 2012, the victim showed up at...
Kennedy High students to receive free one-on-one writing instruction starting Friday.

Grant gives more Richmond students access to tutors

Students at Kennedy High School now have an opportunity to develop their academic writing skills with help from a new $100,000 grant, according to an article in For Richmond. The grant awarded to Richmond ESC...
Residents of Richmond's 'uninhabitable' Hacienda will soon relocate

City manager blasts report on housing authority

In a letter responding to a scathing investigative story about the Richmond Housing Authority, City Manager Bill Lindsay claims the report contains "many significant factual inaccuracies" but also admits it raises red flags that...
Richmond blighted properites could get rehabbed through social impact bonds.

Blighted Richmond buildings set for major rehab

Buildings that have reportedly been sources of blight in Richmond neighborhoods might soon get facelifts. On Tuesday, City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposal to spend $86,795 for an extensive renovation on the...
The unemployment rate in Richmond increased in March to 11.5 percent, a percentage point higher than in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Richmond receives grant for veterans, longterm unemployed

Richmond received $770,000 from the state last week to help recently-discharged veterans and longtime unemployed residents receive training in high-demand occupations. The state's Employment Development Department is administering the funds, which come from the governor's...

CIR, poets release videos critical of Richmond housing projects

Three Richmond poets who were tapped to work with the Center for Investigative Reporting on illustrating failures of Richmond housing projects came up with the compelling video below. Writers DeAndre Evans, William Hartfield-Peoples and Donte...

Richmond carjacking suspect turns self in

The suspect wanted in connection with a shooting and carjacking in Richmond earlier this month turned himself in Friday, police said. Kelvin Starks, 20, was booked on a carjacking charge for the incident in the...

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