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

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...
Less trash talk: Richmond residents and businesses can now recycle these items

Increase in garbage collection rate proposed

Garbage rates might soon increase in Richmond by 1.56-percent. The proposed increase for the pickup of solid waste is scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The rate hike would "reflect the change in...

Who knew? Commercial algae workshop in Richmond

A workshop that reportedly brings together the best minds in the commercial algae production industry is set to take place in Richmond on Feb. 28. The Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop...

Series of Craigslist.com robberies in Richmond

Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus has warned residents about a series of robberies involving Craigslist.com transactions. "The typical scenario: a victim is invited to exchange goods for cash at a location, and then the victim...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Richmond’s mayor will run for city council

The West Count Times has some big scoops about the upcoming elections, including that termed out Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will run for a City Council seat in November and that a Richmond Progressive Alliance...

Richmond police hunting for shooting suspect

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting and robbery in Richmond on Feb. 6. A felony warrant has been issued for the arrest of Kelvin...
Sheriff set to explain plans to add 480 beds at Richmond jail, increasing population to more than 1,000

Richmond jail cell flooded after attempted suicide

Extensive damage was sustained to a Richmond jail cell Wednesday afternoon after a female inmate who tried to hang herself damaged the sprinkler heads and flooded the cell, police said. The unidentified woman, who had...

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...

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Gov. Jerry Brown visits El Sobrante Sikh temple

by Mike Kinney California Gov. Jerry Brown stopped by the Gurdwara Sahib temple at 3550 Hillcrest Road in El Sobrante on Sunday in order...
Benoit-Casper hosting barrel aged bottle release party

Benoit-Casper hosting barrel aged bottle release party

Delicious alert: On Saturday, Benoit-Casper Brewing in Richmond is holding a Barrel Aged Bottle Release Party that will also feature a pop-up food option...

Richmond residents paving way to a better alley

Residents are literally paving their way to a better community with ongoing, community-driven improvements on an alley near 23rd Street, according to community advocate...