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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.

San Pablo man investigated for possession of child pornography

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is investigating a San Pablo man on suspicion of possession of child pornography. Francisco Perez, 34, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on Nov. 20 on...
WCCUSD to hold public hearing in San Pablo on proposed elections changes

San Pablo City Hall holiday tree lighting set for Dec. 7

The City of San Pablo is inviting the community to its annual Tree Lighting at City Hall event on Friday, Dec. 7. The festivities will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the city...
Grand opening celebrated for new WIC center in San Pablo

Grand opening celebrated for new WIC center in San Pablo

by Mike Kinney "This is exactly what West County deserves." Those were the words from Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia at the grand opening celebration today for the Contra Costa County Women, Infants & Children...
Video! Kite surfer rescued by U.S. Coast Guard near Pinole

Video! Kite surfer rescued by U.S. Coast Guard near Pinole

A kite surfer struggling to return to shore near Pinole Shores Park in unincorporated Contra Costa County was rescued Tuesday morning thanks to a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew. The kite surfer was struggling for...
San Pablo is set to become the latest Bay Area city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Last week, the city’s Council voted 3-1 in favor of amending the city’s ordinance to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products citywide, including menthol and e-cigarettes; to establish a minimum pack size of 6 for cigars, cigarillos and little cigars, and to establish a minimum price for cigars of $10 per cigar. The ordinance amendment will return for a second vote at Council’s Nov. 19 meeting. Should it pass, it will take effect February next year, city officials said. The aim of the ordinance amendments is to reduce the sale of an unhealthy product that youth advocates are specifically marketed to kids with the aim of getting them addicted to tobacco. Richmond, El Cerrito and Contra Costa County have passed similar bans, along with San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley and several North Bay jurisdictions. Alameda is currently going through the ordinance amendment process. In San Pablo, there are between 30 and 50 tobacco retailers, according to the state Board of Equalization. Of them, 28 are within 1,000 feet of a public school, the city said.

San Pablo set to ban sales of flavored tobacco products

San Pablo is set to become the latest Bay Area city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. On Nov. 5, the city’s Council voted 3-1 in favor of amending the city’s ordinance to...
County wins grant to provide new car seats to eligible parents, guardians

Grant to give low-income county families free child safety seats

A newly awarded $75,000 state grant will enable Contra Costa County public health nurses to give free car seats to their low-income clients along with education on how to use them properly. The “Child...
One arrested after shooting near Market Ave. and 23rd St.

One arrested after shooting near Market Ave. and 23rd St.

A man was arrested in connection with a shooting near Market Avenue and 23rd Street on Friday night, police said. San Pablo police officer Shuan Swaleh was out on patrol about 10 p.m. when he...

Travis Credit Union to host Budget for Homeownership workshop

From the first treehouse you visit as a child, home ownership is a desire ingrained in us from an early age. As Americans, the house with the picket fence is as organic to our...
Contra Costa hosting drive-thru drop-offs for mail ballots

Contra Costa hosting drive-thru drop-offs for mail ballots

The Contra Costa Elections Division will again host a “drive-thru” ballot drop-off location outside of its Martinez office for the upcoming election. The drive-thru will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday...

Two alleged El Sobrante brothels shut down

Two suspected brothels in El Sobrante were shut down after citizen complaints led to investigations by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. The citizen complaints were about massage parlors Country Costa Massage in...

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Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

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