Monday, May 25, 2020

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

Pinole police deploy new strategy to comfort traumatized children

Pinole police now have a new passenger in their patrol cars: a stuffed animal. And the cuddly new partner will have an important role in the response to traumatic events in the city. The police...
San Pablo residents can get rid of old stuff at Dumpster Day on May 13

San Pablo set to host first Dumpster Day of 2020

San Pablo's Public Works Department is hosting its first Dumpster Day of 2020 on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2600 Moraga Road (the old El Portal school site) from 7 a.m. until the dumpsters get...
Driver killed in crash on I-580 in Richmond

Two killed in collision involving wrong-way driver on I-80

Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving a driver who was traveling the wrong way on eastbound I-80 near the Appian Way exit Monday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP...

Janet Napolitano kicks off UC application period at Hercules schools

University of California President Janet Napolitano visited Hercules middle and high schools last week in order to kick of the application filing period for the University of California. The UC Application Filing Period ends Nov....

Soulful Softball Sunday invites community to bowl for breast cancer

By Mike Kinney The people behind the popular Soulful Softball Sunday in Richmond are inviting the community to bowl for breast cancer in Pinole on Saturday. In honor of local breast cancer survivors, the 5th Annual...

Ace Hardware invites community to grand opening festivities

The new Ace Hardware of Pinole, which opened Aug. 8 at 1440 Fitzgerald Drive, is set to hold grand opening festivities from Sept. 13-15, during which time there will be special sales and all...
Community advocates fundraising to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A's game

Kids free at Oakland A’s games in September

The Oakland A's are letting fans ages 12 and younger attend home games for free in September. As stated on the A's website: "For each regularly priced individual game ticket purchased, adults can add up to...

Memorial to dedicated volunteer approved for historic San Pablo site

A lasting memory to a beloved and dedicated volunteer with the San Pablo Historical Museum Society (SPHS) will soon be added to an historic city site. Last week, San Pablo City Council unanimously approved a...
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...

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Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police...