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Beyond Richmond

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

Contra Costa College offering new 'fast track' classes

Contra Costa College offering new ‘fast track’ classes

Contra Costa College has announced new Fast Track sessions allowing students to complete courses in a shorter amount of time. For fall 2018, Fast Track classes will run for eight weeks starting on Oct. 22,...

Rotarians surprise Downer Elementary teachers with $100 gift cards

Downer Elementary's 29 teachers were surprised last week with $100 gift cards to purchase school supplies and other classroom needs from the San Pablo Rotary. Over 25 Rotarians team up throughout the year on various...
ConFire Chief Jeff Carman wins statewide 'Chief of the Year' award

ConFire Chief Jeff Carman wins statewide ‘Chief of the Year’ award

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Carman has been named the statewide fire chief of the year by the California Fire Chiefs Association (CalChiefs). The Ronny Jack Coleman Fire Chief of the Year...
San Pablo police praised for using technology that reduces risks from pursuits

San Pablo police lauded for using tech aimed at pursuit risk reduction

Fleeing from a pursuit by San Pablo police isn't as easy or as dangerous as it used to be thanks to technology, according to the department. The San Pablo Police Department announced Monday it was...
Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder offering Halloween wedding ceremonies

Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder offering Halloween wedding ceremonies

I boo! The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder is bringing back Halloween weddings this year, asking residents in a recent statement, "Have you ever considered being married by a fictional character or a bucket of popcorn?" County couples...
Pinole Valley QB DeMari Davis named Cal-Hi Sports offensive player of week

Pinole Valley High QB named Cal-Hi Sports offensive player of week

Pinole Valley High star quarterback DeMari Davis has been named the Cal-Hi Sports Northern California Offensive Player of the Week after leading his team to its best start since 2010 with a 7-0 record...
Hercules police officer opens fire on suspect amid pursuit in San Pablo

Hercules cop opens fire on suspect during pursuit in San Pablo

A Hercules police officer opened fire on a suspect, but missed, during a pursuit that began in Hercules and led to a solo car crash in San Pablo last weekend. The incident unfolded about 1:45...
Pinole Valley High coach named Oakland Raiders' Coach of the Week

Pinole Valley High coach named Oakland Raiders’ Coach of the Week

Last week, former Oakland Raiders running back Charlie Smith stopped by Pinole Valley High -- along with a $1,000 check from the NFL team. That's because Spartans head coach Luke Bodwin earned the Oakland Raiders'...
Burgerim celebrates grand opening near Contra Costa College

Burgerim celebrates grand opening near Contra Costa College

JayVon Muhammad says she opened a Burgerim restaurant in her home town late last month because, frankly, it's needed. Muhammad is a vegetarian and hasn't been very enthused by her options when she joins friends...

Hercules police release images from damaging crash

"Seatbelts do save lives." That's part of the statement released by Hercules police following a damaging solo-vehicle crash early Monday on Willow Avenue near Palm Avenue. The driver of a 1997 Toyota Camry lost control while...

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Riggers Loft Wine Co. to host Berkeley singer-songwriter

Riggers Loft Wine Co. to host Berkeley singer-songwriter

Steve Taylor-Ramírez, a singer-songwriter from Berkeley, is set to perform his acoustic folk, blues and Latin tunes at Riggers Loft Wine Company on Friday,...
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Local homeowners can get up to $3,000 for seismic retrofit

Through Nov. 13, homeowners in Richmond and San Pablo can register for a grant of up to $3,000 to be used toward a code-compliant...

Creating a better future for our kids

By Lily Rahnema I am the new Community Engagement Manager for the Richmond Refinery. I’m excited to work in this vibrant community and get to...