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

Boat theft spike prompts Contra Costa Sheriff's advisory

Boat theft spike prompts Contra Costa Sheriff’s advisory

A spike in boat thefts in the Delta has prompted an advisory from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. In recent month, Contra Costa County has received more than a dozen stolen boat...

Arrests made in armed robbery of mom with her 5-year-old in San Pablo

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Wednesday in San Pablo that targeted a mother walking to her apartment with her 5-year-old daughter, police said. Damon Dixon, 23, of Hercules,...
Karen Pinkos

El Cerrito has new city manager

The City of El Cerrito has announced the promotion of Karen Pinkos to the role of City Manager. Pinkos has filled the role left behind by former City Manager Scott Hanin, who retired in December...

Grocery store and cafe opens at San Pablo Library

A new grocery store and coffee shop with outdoor seating opened at the San Pablo Library on Dec. 18. On Thursday, Jan. 17, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after vehicle collision in Hercules

A pedestrian was airlifted to a hospital following a collision with a vehicle in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Sycamore Avenue tonight, according to Hercules police. Officers were dispatched to the area at...
County warns residents about phone scam involving social security numbers

County warns about phone scam involving social security numbers

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is warning residents about fraudulent phone calls from scammers posing as officials with the Social Security Administration. "These scammers are claiming you need to pay a fee to...

San Pablo Councilmember Cecilia Valdez announces resignation

San Pablo City Councilmember Cecilia Valdez has announced she will resign from her elected post effective Jan. 2, city officials announced today. Valdez has served on council since 2008, was twice mayor, and her current...

San Pablo councilman aims to donate motorhome to Camp Fire victims

A San Pablo councilmember is trying to raise funds to purchase this motorhome for a family of six who lost two homes in Paradise due to the deadly Camp Fire. Councilmember Rich Kinney said the...

Contra Costa Animal Services offering free adoptions through Dec. 15

Contra Costa Animal Services is offering free adoptions starting today through Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of its Home for the Holidays adoption program. Visit CCAS’ Martinez and Pinole adoption centers in order to meet...

San Pablo cop, worker assist stranded resident

A mobility-challenged woman's electric scooter broke down at a busy intersection in San Pablo on Monday night -- and almost a mile away from home. Everything else about this story will warm your heart. San Pablo...

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Dr. Mayra Padilla of Contra Costa College (photo above) about the importance of college and life experiences. Padilla received her PhD in Neuroscience from U.C. Berkeley and was a lead researcher at Stanford for a time before becoming an educator.

Apply now for Chevron’s Somos Employee Network college scholarship

For an 11th consecutive year, the Somos Employee Network at Chevron Richmond is offering $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.
Volunteers needed to clean up Richmond Little League fields

Volunteers needed to clean up Richmond Little League fields

As Richmond Little League preps for the 2019 season, its fields could use a bit of love and attention.

Payless to close all stores

By Mike Kinney Payless ShoeSource Inc. has announced plans to close all of its roughly 2,300 stores.