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

San Pablo man dies while in custody at Martinez jail

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...

You might fall in love with cycling on Valentine’s Day

"Bike love" is in the air, according to Rich City RIDES. The nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization in Richmond is hosting a Valentine's Day group bike ride at the Richmond BART station. Folks are asked to...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Richmond saving $100,000 as staffers use less paper

Richmond is saving $100,000 per year in office supplies because city employees are using less paper, according to Ofelia Alvarez, a buyer for the city. Last week, the Finance Standing Committee recommended the approval of...

Volunteers encouraged to plant trees in Richmond

Stop by the intersection of Humphrey Avenue and 34th Street Saturday morning to plant 15 trees in Richmond's North and East neighborhood. In his e-forum Tuesday, Councilman Tom Butt reminded us about the President's Day...

Detective’s love of motorcycles leads to racer bust

A Richmond police detective's love for motorcycle racing reportedly helped him crack a significant theft case last month that led to the arrest of an American Federation of Motorcycles racer. On Tuesday, Det. Cedric Tagorda ...

Richmond org gets generous gift from Oakland office

A Richmond charity helping the Bay Area's homeless received a whopping 115 hygiene packets from an Oakland insurance brokerage firm that wanted to get more hands-on with its latest holiday charity effort. The Bay Area...

Kennedy High’s new science wing halfway done

Workers were nearly halfway finished with renovations of Kennedy High School's science wing as of Jan. 29. That's according to a progress report that will be presented to the West Contra Costa Unified School District...

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...

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Police, residents to chat at ‘Barbershop Forum’ in Richmond Monday

The community is invited to attend a Barbershop Forum on Monday between police officers and residents moderated by reporter Paul Chanbers or KTVU CH...
Multi-car collision at Macdonald, Broadway sends vehicle into building

Multi-car collision at Macdonald, Broadway sends vehicle into building

A multi-car crash at Macdonald Avenue and Broadway Friday morning sent one vehicle careening into a building. At about 9-9:30 a.m., a car traveling westbound...
Lyft partnering with Richmond to service seniors, disabled

Lyft partnering with Richmond to service seniors, disabled

Local seniors and community members with a disability will soon get a Lyft. Richmond is set to enter into an agreement with Lyft Inc. to...