Monday, June 1, 2020

Beyond Richmond

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

Kennedy High’s new science wing halfway done

Workers were nearly halfway finished with renovations of Kennedy High School's science wing as of Jan. 29. That's according to a progress report that will be presented to the West Contra Costa Unified School District...

Robbery victim in Richmond catches brake

A clumsy carjacker gave up on a heist last weekend because he could not figure out how to release the emergency brake, according to police. The robbery reportedly occurred in the 100 block of S...
Richmond Fire Department offers tips for approaching fire season

Fire destroys Richmond home early Saturday, displaces 15

Fifteen people were displaced by a fire that destroyed a single-family home in the 400 block of B Street in Richmond early Saturday. The blaze was reported about 5:50 a.m. at the three-bedroom house where...
Sims Metal to host town hall to discuss Jan. 30 fire

You can now get fit – and fed – at Nevin center

The City of Richmond wants its residents to get fit and stay fit with help from its new – and free – fitness room at the Nevin Community Center in the Iron Triangle neighborhood. The...
Funding approved for De Anza High School JROTC program.

De Anza High applying for JROTC program

De Anza High School might soon have a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. The school has reportedly begun the application process to include the Air Force JROTC program as an option for students. The topic...
The unemployment rate in Richmond increased in March to 11.5 percent, a percentage point higher than in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Richmond unemployment rate still headed downward

Good news from the California Employment Development Department: Richmond's unemployment rate of 10.5-percent in December is the lowest since June 2008, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in...

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...

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Outdoor prayer service held at hotel housing homeless

Outdoor prayer service held at Richmond hotel housing homeless

By Mike Kinney Faith leaders held an outdoor prayer service at the Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond on Sunday for the homeless individuals and families...
Census Caravan rolls through hard-to-count local neighborhoods

Census Caravan rolls through hard-to-count local neighborhoods

By Mike Kinney The mayors of Richmond and San Pablo joined a Census Caravan that rolled through hard-to-count areas of their cities on Saturday. The caravan,...

Community mourns death of federal officer Dave Patrick Underwood

By Mike Kinney The local community is grieving the death of Pinole resident Dave Patrick Underwood, a 53-year-old Federal Protective Service officer who was shot...