Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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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...
60-year-old pedestrian fatally struck on Richmond Parkway

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...
Mixed-use development approved for ex-San Pablo City Hall site

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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Join National Park Service ranger, Betty Reid Soskin for an hour long informal virtual chat, every Thursday, at 2 pm, beginning May 13. Betty will share her thoughts and insights and answer questions in this informal virtual gathering. For those who have met her, this will be another opportunity to connect and share. For those who have yet to meet her, this will be a chance to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask. The session will be moderated by Ranger Armand Johnson, and may vary in length depending on how Betty is feeling. This free program is open to all ages and no reservations are required. To view the virtual event or for more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/rori. Or call the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home National Historical Park (NHP) Visitor Education Center at (510) 232-5050 x 0. At Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts, demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the National Park Service conveys such history to audiences across the United States. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds. The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

Rosie Trust gala to celebrate Betty Reid Soskin’s 100th birthday

By Kathy Chouteau Rosie the Riveter Trust, the nonprofit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, has announced...
San Pablo back-to-school drive with Family Giving Tree enters 11th year

San Pablo back-to-school drive with Family Giving Tree enters 11th year

A partnership headed into its 11th year between the City of San Pablo and Family Giving Tree Agency is poised to equip undeserved children...
Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

One killed, two injured in Richmond shootings Sunday

Two shootings in Richmond on Sunday claimed the life of one person and injured two others, a police captain said. At 6:34 p.m. Sunday, officers...