Sunday, December 15, 2019

Beyond Richmond

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

Honor Dr. Seuss’ b-day by reading to your kids

Parents in the West Contra Costa County Unified School District are being asked to read with their children March 2 as part of a national event honoring Dr. Seuss' birthday. At its meeting Thursday, the...
7 Richmond mail carriers surpass a million accident-free miles

USPS responds to complaints about Richmond sorting facility

Although the US Postal Service says only a small percentage of packages end up lost or delayed at its national distribution center in Richmond, there are many online forums dedicated to fuming about the...

Company apparently in tub of trouble

KGO (Ch 7) brought us this report last night regarding a raid involving various law enforcement agencies on Safeguard Tubs' offices on Lakeside Drive in Richmond. Owned by a company called GreenWorksUS, Safeguard Tubs, sells...

SparkPoint Contra Costa director now Hall of Famer

Betty Geishirt Cantrell doesn’t consider herself a hero, but rather lucky to be part of a heroic effort to help struggling Bay Area residents become financially stable. While that might be true, the Contra Costa...

Blighted home demolished, neighbors cheer

Residents on First Street in the Atchison Village neighborhood "cheered" when code enforcement demolished a "severely blighted" home there Wednesday, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus said Thursday. The chief even offered a picture of the...

Clouds over Chevron refinery today only steam

The clouds that could be seen above Chevron Richmond refinery Wednesday morning were actually harmless steam clouds, according to refinery officials. Chevron Richmond spokeswoman Melissa Ritchie explains: "Specialized cooling towers recycle hot water so it can...

San Pablo joining Richmond’s battle against train horns

San Pablo is joining Richmond’s effort to convince state and federal lawmakers to lower the volume of train horns. "Our city is only 2.6 square miles and it's heard all over town," San Pablo Vice...

Hike and a burger: Couple’s travel series starts here

A Point Richmond couple has begun a series of 5-minute videos that takes viewers for a hike and cheeseburger in the Bay Area. Check out their first video in Pt. Richmond, where the couple went...

Big ID theft busts after parole, probation checks

Unrelated parole and probation checks in Richmond last week led to significant arrests connected to identity theft cases, with one bust uncovering sensitive information that belonged to at least 80 victims from across the...

Healthy herring haul off Richmond’s shoreline

The prediction of a healthy herring season this year appears to have come true. The Richmond Yacht Club posted photos Monday showing the deck of a fishing boat covered in herring nearly a month after...

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Downtown Holiday Festival set for Winters Building Wednesday

With wreaths and snowflakes hung on the street lamps and a record number of businesses displaying festive storefronts, Macdonald Avenue is in the holiday...

Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Jennifer Jimenez

Meet the Richmond Promise Scholars, a growing movement of hundreds of students from Richmond and North Richmond who are currently attending over 100 colleges...

RPD proposes increase in security presence at Main Library

By Mike Kinney Responding to increased public safety problems in and around the Richmond Public Library's main branch, the city is set to require its...