Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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

FBI probes possible white van link in Santa Cruz, Oakland ambushes on officers

FBI probes possible van link in officer ambushes in Santa Cruz, Oakland

The van driven by a suspect arrested in connection with an ambush attack on Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on Saturday is being investigated as possibly linked to the shooting of...
San Pablo's first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather's work ethic

San Pablo’s first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather’s work ethic

By Mike Kinney 1948 – the year the City of San Pablo was incorporated – is the same year Manuel Cruz arrived in the U.S. from Mexico as part of the Bracero program, which aimed...
El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea after 90 percent drop in sales

El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea amid COVID-19 lockdown

The family that owns a Thai restaurant in El Cerrito recently made a heartbreaking plea on YouTube to the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the video, Ann and Paul Chan, who own Larb Thai...
Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Contra Costa County jail

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Contra Costa County jail

An inmate booked into custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, the county announced today. The inmate, who is in stable condition, is in isolation and the county says...

El Cerrito police investigate shooting on Ohlone Greenway

El Cerrito police are investigating a shooting that injured a man on the Ohlone Greenway on Friday. Just after 3 p.m., police were called to a shooting on the pathway just north of Blake Street...
Pinole welcomes Que Onda Tacobar

Pinole welcomes Que Onda Tacobar

By Kathy Chouteau “All you need is love and tacos.” That's the case made by owners of a new taco bar in Pinole. On Friday, Pinole Mayor Roy Swearingen and his wife, Rose, helped cut the...
Hercules named as candidate for Capitol Corridor station

Hercules named as candidate for Capitol Corridor station

The first step to establish a long-planned new train station on the Hercules shoreline took place earlier this month. On Feb. 12, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) voted to grant the city "candidate...
San Pablo City Hall construction nears completion

San Pablo City Hall construction nears completion

By Mike Kinney If the weather stays as nice as it has recently, the brand new San Pablo City Hall should open in April, said Charles Ching, the community and economic development director for the...
COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant available for San Pablo residents

San Pablo bans smoking and vaping in most multi-unit housing

San Pablo, the city that received an “F” for smoke-free outdoor air and for smoke-free housing from the 2018 State of Tobacco Control Report, hopes to improve its grade after its City Council on...
Contra Costa County libraries aim to offer front door service in mid-June

Former UC Berkeley campus singing eccentric to perform in San Pablo

In his distinctive suits and fedora, Rick Starr sang off key into an unplugged microphone. Even so, he made a name for himself during the 1980s and 1990s by belting out Big Band-era hits...

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135 citations, 5 DUI arrests during sobriety checkpoint on 23rd Street

By Mike Kinney A sobriety checkpoint conducted at 23rd Street and Bissell Avenue on Friday resulted with three DUI arrests, five warrant arrests, 20 cars...

Richmond council approves PG&E community resource for power shutoffs

By Kathy Chouteau At its July 28 meeting, Richmond City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Laura Snideman to sign a PG&E license agreement providing a...
WCCUSD launches meal distribution service today; updates locations

WCCUSD reaches tentative agreement with union on back-to-school schedule

This fall, instructional days for West Contra Costa Unified students, who will start the year with distance learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...