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Community View: Illegal dumping along section of Richmond Greenway 'out of control'

Police Chief Chris Magnus warns against cutting code enforcement

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus took to Facebook Friday to make his pitch for keeping the Richmond Police Department's code enforcement unit intact. Richmond is grappling with a ballooning $7 million deficit that is...
Fresh off the iTunes chart-topping album, Richmond's Heartbreak Gang sat down for an interview with kids in Hollywood.

iTunes chart-topping Iamsu and Heartbreak Gang interviewed by kids

Fresh off his iTunes chart-topping album release Tuesday, Iamsu! and his Richmond crew, The Heartbreak Gang, agreed to be interviewed by kids at a Hollywood studio. The resulting video is golden. The interview included HBK members...
A group of low-income Richmond students showed consistent academic progress and attendance this school year, and we think they deserve some summer fun.

Richmond cops seek donations to send deserving Crescent Park kids on summer trips

A group of low-income Richmond students showed consistent academic progress and attendance this school year, and we think they deserve some summer fun. The Richmond Police Department is seeking donations to help send the youths...
National Public Radio aired a great segment Thursday about Betty Reid Soskin, who at age 92 is the oldest national park ranger.

Betty Soskin on Rosie the Riveter: ‘That really is a white woman’s story’

National Public Radio aired a great segment Thursday about Betty Reid Soskin, who at age 92 is the oldest national park ranger. The radio program interviewed Soskin for its Wisdom Watch program, which interviews folks...
The Richmond Confidential published a video about a Richmond native advocating for improving health in her city with Building Blocks for Kids.

Video highlights Richmond woman advocating for her neighbors’ health

The Richmond Confidential on Thursday published a moving video about Richmond native JoAnn Ford, who after tackling her health struggles has become an advocate for improving health in Richmond with Building Blocks for Kids...
Solano Playlot traffic calming measures approved by Richmond City Council.

Neighbors hope plan to ease traffic near Solano Playlot moves forward

Boyd Avenue in Richmond's North & East neighborhood might soon become a one-way street for the purpose of protecting Solano Playlot visitors from speeding drivers. Community members have been calling for a number of traffic...
West County students are encouraged to participate in a statewide contest to create a billboard educating Californians about the state's water supply.

Water supply contest offers students chance to diplay art on major billboard

West County students are encouraged to participate in a statewide contest to create a billboard educating Californians about the state's water supply. The contest, from Next10.org, applies to all students from elementary school up through...
Kennedy High School rooms ransacked, valuables taken, in heartless burglary

Kennedy High School locked down after off-campus shooting injures student

Kennedy High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a 14-year-old student was shot in the leg off-campus, police said. The shooting apparently occurred about 8:30 a.m. in or near John F. Kennedy...
A woman was killed after the car she was driving on Richmond Parkway Tuesday collided with a telephone pole and knocked out power for homes and businesses.

High-speed crash on Richmond Parkway kills woman

A woman was killed after the vehicle she was driving on Richmond Parkway Tuesday night collided with a telephone pole and knocked out power for hundreds of homes and businesses, police said. The woman, who...
The nonprofit For Richmond on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Job Barrier Removal Program.

For Richmond’s ‘Job Barrier Removal Program’ trying to put Richmond residents to work

After the Richmond Standard posted an announcement last week that Chevron Richmond is hiring for Refinery Maintenance Trainees positions, the news website's email address, newstips@richmondstandard.com, was inundated with requests for guidance from interested local...

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Richmond community encouraged to 'fill a bag, feed a family' by Dec. 18

Richmond community encouraged to ‘fill a bag, feed a family’ by Dec. 18

Community members are encouraged to "fill a bag, feed a family" as part of the 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Iron Triangle-based...
Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

The man who was shot by BART police near Richmond station last week has been identified as 21-year-old Jeremiah Witherspoon, who is recovering from...
Mayor recounts Hotel Mac's role in 'Annual Turkey Shoot'

Mayor recounts Hotel Mac’s role in ‘Annual Turkey Shoot’

Organizers of the Point Richmond Annual Turkey Shoot appear compelled to remind people that "no turkeys are harmed during this event." Recently, Mayor Tom Butt...