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

Ambitious bicycle master plan rolling along

Since Richmond City Council adopted a Bicycle Master Plan in November 2011, 9.1 miles of bikeways have been added to the city streets, adding to the 6.3 miles that had already existed, officials said...

Half-cent sales tax for road repair debated

Richmond is in dire need of funds to pave its streets and fill its potholes. "There is simply not enough money coming in to maintain Richmond’s streets," Councilman Tom Butts said at Tuesday's Council meeting. Because...

In memory of BART police Sgt. Tom Smith Jr.

The Richmond Police Department shared a "thin blue line" image on Facebook in memory of the BART police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Jan. 21. BART police Sgt. Tom...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

State of the City: ‘Wonderful place and time’

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin presented a slideshow for the State of the City address Tuesday night that highlighted the city's environmental and health initiatives in 2013, along with public safety feats, major groundbreakings and streets...

Efforts get more seniors to fill out college aid forms

The West Contra Costa Unified School District saw a 23-percent increase in the number of seniors who completed their federal financial aid applications last year, according to school advocates. In 2012, 33-percent of district students...

Richmond teacher’s art is all heart

A Richmond middle school art teacher will exhibit his paintings next month at a New York City gallery as part of a three-week show that will benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation. The story about Stephen...

More details on this weekend’s Education Fair

The West County Times has more details on the West Contra Costa Education Fair in Richmond this weekend. The free event was organized by All Our Kids, a group of charter school advocates who want...

Enforcement could target drivers who block sidewalks

Police will need to crack down on drivers who block Richmond's sidewalks, according to city officials, in order to encourage more bicycling and walking in Richmond. A progress report on Richmond’s Bicycle Master Plan is...

Air monitoring topic of Chevron Richmond’s first phone town hall

Chevron Richmond held its first-ever telephone town hall Thursday night, connecting about 3,800 community members with a new website that tracks Richmond’s air quality in real time. Chevron representatives called the telephone town hall a...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

State of Richmond address set for Tuesday

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's State of the City address will be delivered at Tuesday's Council meeting at 450 Civic Center Plaza. In other agenda items Tuesday, the Council is scheduled to receive survey results about a...

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$825,000 gift to support Contra Costa College business students

Retired biz professor’s estate gifts $825,000 to Contra Costa College

The Contra Costa College Foundation announced Monday that it received a gift of $825,000 from the estate of retired business professor Stephen C. Schaefer...
East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

Teachers and counselors will be celebrated at East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 27, when the brewery hosts the first "Cheers...

Richmond police convince suicidal man to drop knife

An armed, suicidal man in an Iron Triangle home took to Facebook Live during his moment of heightened distress last week -- but two...