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Nonprofit’s efforts at Shields-Reid Park filmed

More Than a Game, the non-profit that facilitates the construction of athletics fields, equipment donations, instructional clinics and community service projects in underserved areas, has led volunteer projects to restore multiple fields in Richmond. Their...

Luis Garcia wins Square Warriors jr. welterweight title

After eight hard-fought rounds on Saturday, Luis "Vicious" Garcia's redemption was complete -- and now he's the Square Warriors junior welterweight champion. At the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Garcia (8-1-1) avenged his only professional boxing loss...
Richmond's Luis 'Vicious' Garcia set for boxing redemption Saturday

Richmond’s Luis Garcia set for boxing redemption Saturday

Richmond's Luis "Vicious" Garcia talked about not being fully prepared when he suffered his one and only professional boxing loss to Eddie "El Diablo" Diaz in January. Today, Garcia (7-1-1) told the Richmond Standard he's...

U.S. Tennis Association funds help revamp Nichol Park courts

The couple that has won acclaim for successfully re-building Richmond's tennis courts and programs have announced the completion of two re-constructed courts at Nichol Park. Point Richmond residents Garry and Maryn Hurlbut said the court...
2 years after joining gym, Richmond man earns gold medals in powerlifting

2 years after joining gym, Richmond man earns golds in powerlifting

As more health and fitness seekers flock to CrossFit gyms across the nation, a Richmond resident’s decision to join has resulted in gold medals in powerlifting competitions. Two years ago, 64-year-old Royce E. "Rocky" Saunders...

City soccer league seeks teams for new season

The City of Richmond’s Community Services Department announced the return of its popular 8v8 Adult Soccer League for the fall. The fun kicks off on August 25 and the season will run through November 10....

NFL rookie and Kennedy High grad Kenneth Walker visits GRIP

What’s more exciting for a kid than a few scoops of sherbet on a scorching summer day? How about when it’s delivered by a real NFL rookie, who takes the time to hang out and...

Take the Plunge this summer

By Zach Chouteau If you’ve yet to discover the Richmond Plunge, there’s no better time to dive in than the present. The handsome and historic structure has been hosting local swimmers since 1926 and remains...
El Cerrito High coach, athletic director George Austin dies

El Cerrito High coach, athletic director George Austin dies

The community is in mourning following the death of El Cerrito High football coach and athletic director George Austin. Austin died early Wednesday. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the coach had complained about having...
Boston Celtics select Salesian alum in NBA draft

Boston Celtics select Salesian alum in NBA draft

Jabari Bird, 22, an alum of Salesian College Preparatory in Richmond and UC Berkeley, was selected 56th overall by the Boston Celtics in the NBA Draft last week. The shooting guard known for his success...

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Community invited to help paint Rancho Market in North Richmond

Community invited to help paint Rancho Market in North Richmond

The Rancho Market store in North Richmond will soon receive a paint job thanks to a community effort. Supervisor John Gioia’s office is partnering with...

Richmond police convince suicidal man to drop knife

An armed, suicidal man in an Iron Triangle home took to Facebook Live during his moment of heightened distress last week -- but two...
East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

Teachers and counselors will be celebrated at East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 27, when the brewery hosts the first "Cheers...