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

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...
Funding approved for De Anza High School JROTC program.

De Anza High applying for JROTC program

De Anza High School might soon have a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. The school has reportedly begun the application process to include the Air Force JROTC program as an option for students. The topic...
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 unemployment rate still headed downward

Good news from the California Employment Development Department: Richmond's unemployment rate of 10.5-percent in December is the lowest since June 2008, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in...

Honor Dr. Seuss’ b-day by reading to your kids

Parents in the West Contra Costa County Unified School District are being asked to read with their children March 2 as part of a national event honoring Dr. Seuss' birthday. At its meeting Thursday, the...

USPS responds to complaints about Richmond sorting facility

Although the US Postal Service says only a small percentage of packages end up lost or delayed at its national distribution center in Richmond, there are many online forums dedicated to fuming about the...

Company apparently in tub of trouble

KGO (Ch 7) brought us this report last night regarding a raid involving various law enforcement agencies on Safeguard Tubs' offices on Lakeside Drive in Richmond. Owned by a company called GreenWorksUS, Safeguard Tubs, sells...

SparkPoint Contra Costa director now Hall of Famer

Betty Geishirt Cantrell doesn’t consider herself a hero, but rather lucky to be part of a heroic effort to help struggling Bay Area residents become financially stable. While that might be true, the Contra Costa...

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...

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Three hospitalized after North Richmond shooting

A shooting in North Richmond Monday night hospitalized three people, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Market...

The Shops at Hilltop to continue hosting monthly Cars and Coffee event

A massive Cars and Coffee event that entered The Shops at Hilltop's parking lot for the first time in December has been so successful...