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

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...
San Pablo police sound alarm on vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents

San Pablo police sound alarm on vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents

San Pablo police are sounding an alarm about unsafe driving after four pedestrians were hit by vehicles in the city last week. The "sudden spike in vehicle collisions involving pedestrians" included two hit-and-run collisions, one...
San Pablo encourages residents to wear orange next Wednesday

San Pablo encourages residents to wear orange next Wednesday

The City of San Pablo is encouraging its citizens to wear orange next Wednesday, Oct. 24, in celebration of Unity Day, where everyone in schools, communities and online stands together against bullying and promotes...
Animal Services offering reduced costs for adoptions

Animal Services offering reduced costs for adoptions

With the aim of alleviating overcrowded shelters, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering reduced cost adoptions of all animals between now and Oct. 31. During this period, the adoption fee for all animals will...

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Your guide to MLK Jr. Day of Service events in Richmond

The power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy shows itself in many ways across the nation, and one of those ways is through...

Over 10 employers to attend hiring fair in Rodeo Wednesday

Local job seekers are encouraged to attend a hiring fair in Rodeo on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Over 10 employers in various industries will attend the...