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

Blighted home demolished, neighbors cheer

Residents on First Street in the Atchison Village neighborhood "cheered" when code enforcement demolished a "severely blighted" home there Wednesday, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus said Thursday. The chief even offered a picture of the...

Clouds over Chevron refinery today only steam

The clouds that could be seen above Chevron Richmond refinery Wednesday morning were actually harmless steam clouds, according to refinery officials. Chevron Richmond spokeswoman Melissa Ritchie explains: "Specialized cooling towers recycle hot water so it can...

San Pablo joining Richmond’s battle against train horns

San Pablo is joining Richmond’s effort to convince state and federal lawmakers to lower the volume of train horns. "Our city is only 2.6 square miles and it's heard all over town," San Pablo Vice...

Hike and a burger: Couple’s travel series starts here

A Point Richmond couple has begun a series of 5-minute videos that takes viewers for a hike and cheeseburger in the Bay Area. Check out their first video in Pt. Richmond, where the couple went...

Big ID theft busts after parole, probation checks

Unrelated parole and probation checks in Richmond last week led to significant arrests connected to identity theft cases, with one bust uncovering sensitive information that belonged to at least 80 victims from across the...

Healthy herring haul off Richmond’s shoreline

The prediction of a healthy herring season this year appears to have come true. The Richmond Yacht Club posted photos Monday showing the deck of a fishing boat covered in herring nearly a month after...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Don’t forget, neighbors: Council meeting Tuesday

A number of important topics will be up for discussion at the Richmond City Council meeting Tuesday, including a call to lower the volume of train horns in city limits and a discussion on...

Easy bust: Man cuts off ankle monitor, but keeps it

A Richmond man who allegedly cut off his ankle monitor wasn't too difficult to find, according to police, as he was still holding the detached device at the time of his arrest last weekend. The...
East Bay Municipal Utility District postpones water rate increase after December rainfall

The drought scenario for the East Bay

The Richmond Confidential offered a good read Monday about how the East Bay is handling the ongoing drought. On Jan. 17, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in response to the state's driest weather...

Councilman says train horns in Richmond are too loud

Councilman Tom Butt wants the volume turned down on train horns in Richmond, particularly at night, saying they are loud enough to cause hearing loss. He hopes City Council on Tuesday will call upon state...

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Organizers of the Point Richmond Annual Turkey Shoot appear compelled to remind people that "no turkeys are harmed during this event." Recently, Mayor Tom Butt...