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

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...
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...

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North Richmond market mural takes shape

By Mike Kinney The mural at Rancho Market & Deli at 500 Market Ave. is coming along. The community banded together to clean up and beautify...
San Pablo police arrest robbery suspect with 'questionable choice of fashion'

San Pablo police arrest robbery suspect with ‘questionable’ fashion choice

San Pablo police arrested a suspected armed robber due to his "questionable choice of fashion" about 3 p.m. Saturday. The suspect was wearing very recognizable...

Richmond Promise hiring 10 college interns

The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program is hiring 10 College Summer Associates through Americorps VISTA. The paid interns will develop their leadership, teamwork and project...