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Sign-ups open for Richmond Little League, Girls Softball

Sign-ups open for Richmond Little League, Girls Softball

Community members are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Richmond Little League and Girl's Softball programs, which practice at Nicholl Park. Sign ups, which began Oct. 1 and end in February (or when teams are...
Matt Duffy releases statement on El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

WCCUSD’s Matt Duffy addresses El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

by Matt Duffy, WCCUSD Superintendent To the Kennedy and El Cerrito Communities: The second half of the Kennedy-El Cerrito High School football game last Friday night was cancelled due to inappropriate behavior by fans. These...
Matt Duffy releases statement on El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

Kennedy-El Cerrito rivalry game ends at halftime due to off-field fighting

The Kennedy High versus El Cerrito High rivalry game on Friday was cut short at half-time due to fights that were occurring off the field for much of the game. The fighting among non players...
The cost of the NFL experience

The cost of the NFL experience

With the cost of parking, food and a few beers included, NFL fans attending a San Francisco 49ers game cough up on average 54-percent more than those who attend Oakland Raiders games, according to...
Salesian's James Akinjo set to make college decision today

Salesian’s James Akinjo headed to UConn

James Akinjo, the 6-foot point guard from North Richmond, announced Monday he is headed to the University of Connecticut, a school he visited on a recruiting trip over the weekend. The Salesian Pride standout's top...

Soulful Softball Sunday hits another community home run

By Mike Kinney In its annual attempt to promote community unification, the annual Soulful Softball Sunday hit another home run yesterday. Hundreds of community members attended an afternoon of softball games at Nicholl Park in Richmond...

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...

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All 330 Verde students benefit from 19th Book & Hoodie Drive

Supervisor thanks community for uniting to benefit Verde students

With support from West County residents, businesses and nonprofits, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia said his annual Book & Hoodie Drive benefiting Verde...
Three hospitalized after North Richmond shooting

Three hospitalized after North Richmond shooting

A shooting in North Richmond Monday night hospitalized three people, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Market...

The Shops at Hilltop to continue hosting monthly Cars and Coffee event

A massive Cars and Coffee event that entered The Shops at Hilltop's parking lot for the first time in December has been so successful...