Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Beyond Richmond

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

Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers, critical thinkers

Attorney, author inspiring girls to be lawyers-in-training

Brittany Armstrong Whittington isn’t just the author of a book about a girl who wants to be a lawyer. She was that girl. And now the Deputy District Attorney hopes to inspire future generations of...

Lake Elementary hosts 3rd Annual African-American Read-In

Lake Elementary hosted its African-American Read-In on Tuesday, where community members went to the school in San Pablo to act as guest readers as part of a yearly Black History Month event, according to...
Driver killed in I-580 crash in Richmond ID'd

El Sobrante man dies in solo-vehicle crash on I-80

A 59-year-old El Sobrante man died in a solo crash on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Pinole early Wednesday. Dexter Francis was identified by the county coroner's office as the driver of a 2000 Audi...
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...

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Richmond High program preps students for emerging e-bike industry

Richmond High e-bike program preps students for emerging industry

Need an electric bike? Just call Richmond High students Sachneet Arora and Amritpal Singh. In just two hours, the juniors can log onto the...

Animal Services offering $5 adoptions Friday and Saturday

Can you offer holiday hope to homeless pets? Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will offer $5 adoptions for all animals on Friday, Dec. 13 and...