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NIAD Art Center delves into wide world of creatures in next exhibition

NIAD Art Center delves into wide world of creatures in next exhibition

The NIAD Art Center is holding an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 14 for its next exhibit that highlights "creature art." The reception will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the art center...

National Weather Service warns of potential for ‘prolific’ rain, flooding this weekend

Don't put away those umbrellas anytime soon, as the National Weather Service (NWS) on Tuesday announced the potential for "prolific," flood-causing rain this Saturday. While Richmond and the greater Bay Area are experiencing a moderate...
No injuries after train strikes car at Carlson and Cutting Friday night

Man fatally struck by train near Parr Blvd. on New Year’s Eve

A 47-year-old homeless man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train in Richmond on New Year's Eve, a company spokesman said. Authorities said Donald Wallace was hit as he was walking on the...
'Food for Thought' program feeds students in need during winter break

Food for Thought program feeds students in need during winter break

About 150 families each received two boxes of food and a turkey last month as part of a collaborative program that aims to keep local students nourished during school breaks. Temple Beth Hillel, West County's...
Small Biz Boost: Plug Tattoos & Piercing

Plug Tattoos & Piercing draws inspiration from Richmond-area clientele

Jonny Rocket, a well-known Bay Area tattoo artist, is one of the many artists who say Richmond is often their muse. One of nine full-time artists/designers at Plug Tattoos & Piercing, located at San Pablo...
Richmond’s top New Year’s Eve options range from casual to classy

Richmond’s top New Year’s Eve options range from casual to classy

By Zach Chouteau Slated for a Saturday evening, New Year’s Eve is bound to be even more festive than usual. So if you’re planning on getting out and about, the Standard has put together a...
For first time, RPD hires civilian to handle complaints against cops

Richmond police announce DUI checkpoint on Friday night

The Richmond Police Department has announced a DUI sobriety checkpoint in the city's Marina Bay neighborhood on Friday night. The checkpoint will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Marina Bay Parkway and Foothill...
Richmond firefighters retrieve child's Christmas gift from tree

Richmond firefighters retrieve child’s Christmas gift from tree

A Richmond father was grateful for local firefighters on Tuesday after they took the time to retrieve his young son's Christmas gift -- a drone -- after it became stuck in a tree. The child...
Minimum wage in Richmond to increase to $9.60 per hour on Jan. 1

Richmond’s minimum wage increases to $12.30/hour on Jan. 1

Richmond's minimum wage will increase to $12.30 per hour on Jan. 1, and on the same day the state's minimum wage goes up to $10.50 per hour. The city's increase stems from a minimum wage...
Richmond Museum of History invites community to dinner fundraiser, silent auction

Richmond History Museum to hold Family Fun Day

It’s not always easy finding holiday diversions for all ages, which makes Family Fun Day at the Richmond Museum of History something any parent or guardian can appreciate. Set for Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 1...

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Bay Area Rescue Mission's 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

Bay Area Rescue Mission’s 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

The 22nd Annual New Life Golf Tournament, an important fundraiser for the Bay Area Rescue Mission, a Richmond-based homeless services and resource center, is...
Local students attend Golden State Warriors’ anti-bullying event

Local students attend Golden State Warriors’ anti-bullying event

Christopher Dolan, a seventh-grader at Pinole Middle School, knows very well what it means to be a peaceful warrior. "A peaceful warrior is someone that...

Richmond Firefighter of the Year reaches new heights

A Richmond fire inspector has been honored as Firefighter of the Year, partly for his instrumental role in developing so-called "aerial view plans" of...