Monday, September 16, 2019

Beyond Richmond

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

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...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

State of the City: ‘Wonderful place and time’

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin presented a slideshow for the State of the City address Tuesday night that highlighted the city's environmental and health initiatives in 2013, along with public safety feats, major groundbreakings and streets...

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Chevron Richmond takes 150 community members to A’s game

The Richmond community was taken out to the ball game on Saturday, Sept. 7, part of an annual tradition that’s sponsored by Chevron Richmond...
Richmond event to guide residents toward home ownership

Tenants’ opportunity to purchase ordinance pitched for Richmond

Two Richmond councilmembers are exploring a city ordinance that would require owners of rental units to offer their tenants the first opportunity to purchase...

Public invited to see final plans for Yellow Brick Road

Ten years in the making, final plans have been developed for the Yellow Brick Road Project in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. The public is...