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

Should MacDonald Ave be renamed after Nelson Mandela?

A major street or community center in Richmond could soon be renamed after Nelson Mandela. The City Council is scheduled to discuss the possibility on Tuesday and could direct city staff to draft a report...
Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

School district addresses harassment, bullying

The West County Times offered this report today about the West Contra Costa School District's latest efforts to halt sexual harassment and bullying in its schools. The efforts follow an Office of Civil Rights report...

Adorable Alert: Milo Foundation has new cats, dogs

Animal rescue group The Milo Foundation on Tuesday welcomed a new cast of adorable cats and dogs to its Point Richmond adoption center. The two images on the left are just a few of the...
USTA: Once considered 'tennis desert,' Richmond now has thriving tennis community.

Lucas Park gets shiny new tennis and futsal courts

"Time to go out and play!" That was the message today on Richmond's Environmental and Health Initiatives Facebook page. The department posted a few pictures of the gorgeous new tennis and futsal courts that have...

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...

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Teacher housing eyed for Quarry Residential Development

Teacher housing eyed for Quarry Residential Project

Teacher housing is being eyed for the Quarry Residential Project, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay. The project to construct nearly 200 condominium units at...

Mountain Mike’s Pizza to hold fundraiser for police youth explorers

Mountain Mike's Pizza at 3340 San Pablo Dam Road is set to hold a fundraiser on Thursday, March 1, supporting the San Pablo Police...

Food production biz set to hire 200-plus Richmond residents

A food production company set to open in Richmond is not only investing $15 million in improvements in a 102,000 square foot industrial building...