Monday, November 11, 2019

Beyond Richmond

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

Easy bust: Man cuts off ankle monitor, but keeps it

A Richmond man who allegedly cut off his ankle monitor wasn't too difficult to find, according to police, as he was still holding the detached device at the time of his arrest last weekend. The...
East Bay Municipal Utility District postpones water rate increase after December rainfall

The drought scenario for the East Bay

The Richmond Confidential offered a good read Monday about how the East Bay is handling the ongoing drought. On Jan. 17, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in response to the state's driest weather...

Councilman says train horns in Richmond are too loud

Councilman Tom Butt wants the volume turned down on train horns in Richmond, particularly at night, saying they are loud enough to cause hearing loss. He hopes City Council on Tuesday will call upon state...

Should MacDonald Ave be renamed after Nelson Mandela?

A major street or community center in Richmond could soon be renamed after Nelson Mandela. The City Council is scheduled to discuss the possibility on Tuesday and could direct city staff to draft a report...
Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

School district addresses harassment, bullying

The West County Times offered this report today about the West Contra Costa School District's latest efforts to halt sexual harassment and bullying in its schools. The efforts follow an Office of Civil Rights report...

Adorable Alert: Milo Foundation has new cats, dogs

Animal rescue group The Milo Foundation on Tuesday welcomed a new cast of adorable cats and dogs to its Point Richmond adoption center. The two images on the left are just a few of the...
USTA: Once considered 'tennis desert,' Richmond now has thriving tennis community.

Lucas Park gets shiny new tennis and futsal courts

"Time to go out and play!" That was the message today on Richmond's Environmental and Health Initiatives Facebook page. The department posted a few pictures of the gorgeous new tennis and futsal courts that have...

Ambitious bicycle master plan rolling along

Since Richmond City Council adopted a Bicycle Master Plan in November 2011, 9.1 miles of bikeways have been added to the city streets, adding to the 6.3 miles that had already existed, officials said...

Half-cent sales tax for road repair debated

Richmond is in dire need of funds to pave its streets and fill its potholes. "There is simply not enough money coming in to maintain Richmond’s streets," Councilman Tom Butts said at Tuesday's Council meeting. Because...

In memory of BART police Sgt. Tom Smith Jr.

The Richmond Police Department shared a "thin blue line" image on Facebook in memory of the BART police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Jan. 21. BART police Sgt. Tom...

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Dr. Damon A. Bell selected as Contra Costa College interim president

Dr. Damon A. Bell has been selected as interim president of Contra Costa College. He assumes the post following the controversial resignation of former...

Backyard nano-brewery bustling in Richmond’s North & East

By Kathy Chouteau A big idea sparked during grad school at the University of San Francisco has evolved today into a bustling, woman-powered, backyard nano-brewery...

Assemblymember Wicks, Mayor Butt set for Richmond Chamber luncheon

The community is invited to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce's annual Meeting & Legislative Luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 14, which will feature Mayor Tom...