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

Pinole Library to open 11 additional hours per week

Pinole Library to open 11 additional hours per week

Beginning July 2, the Pinole Library will open an additional 11 hours a week, according to Contra Costa County Library. "The new schedule will include five days of consecutive library service and open hours on...
County Library’s annual giveaway includes thousands of books

County Library’s annual giveaway includes thousands of books

The Contra Costa County Library is hosting its annual book giveaway from July 16 – 20. The book giveaway is located in the shipping and receiving area behind the Pleasant Hill Library and runs from...
San Pablo police praised for using technology that reduces risks from pursuits

San Pablo police to fine vehicles parked in yards

San Pablo police are asking that all vehicles parked on lawns and yards of homes in the city, including boats and motor homes, be removed or face $100 fines. Effective July 1, the police department...
Driver flees after fatally striking pedestrian at 20th and Barrett

3 charged with robbing San Pablo casino winners

Three Vallejo residents pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that they followed a husband and wife from the Lytton Casino in San Pablo to South San Francisco and robbed them at gunpoint, San...
West County residents invited to town hall on I-80 traffic challenges

West County residents invited to town hall on I-80 gridlock

Ready to discuss the traffic challenges on Interstate Highway 80 in West Contra Costa County -- and better yet, ways to mitigate the gridlock? The West County community is invited to a town hall featuring...
Contra Costa County supervisor has successful heart valve surgery

Contra Costa County supervisor has successful heart valve surgery

Supervisor Diane Burgis' surgery to replace her aortic valve was a success, according to a statement issued Tuesday by her office. The District 3 supervisor is set to remain in the hospital for one...
Contra Costa County supervisor to undergo surgery to repair heart valve

Contra Costa County supervisor to undergo surgery to repair heart valve

Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, who represents District 3,  issued a statement today regarding her health: "When I count the things I am grateful for, representing you is right up there with my family,...

Tax talk: Legislative threats and optimism for taxpayers

Contra Costa County taxpayers are invited to hear David Wolfe, legislative director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, speak next month in Pleasant Hill. His talk, "Threats and Optimism for Taxpayers from the California Legislature,"...
Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers, critical thinkers

Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers-in-training

Brittany Armstrong Whittington isn’t just the author of a book about a girl who wants to be a lawyer. She was that girl. And now the Deputy District Attorney hopes to inspire future generations of...

Lake Elementary hosts 3rd Annual African-American Read-In

Lake Elementary hosted its African-American Read-In on Tuesday, where community members went to the school in San Pablo to act as guest readers as part of a yearly Black History Month event, according to...

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Famed National Park Services ranger Betty Reid Soskin has been recovering for the past week after suffering a stroke. The announcement was made by Soskin’s...

WCWD announces four new executive hires

Four new executives recently hired by West County Wastewater District (WCWD), which collects and treats wastewater, possess skills that “will enhance WCWD’s level of...

UPS seeks to expand, modernize Richmond distribution center

United Parcel Services (UPS) is looking to expand and modernize its distribution center at 1601 Atlas Road in Richmond. The Atlas Road site encompasses 63.3...