Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Beyond Richmond

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

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...

Efforts get more seniors to fill out college aid forms

The West Contra Costa Unified School District saw a 23-percent increase in the number of seniors who completed their federal financial aid applications last year, according to school advocates. In 2012, 33-percent of district students...

Richmond teacher’s art is all heart

A Richmond middle school art teacher will exhibit his paintings next month at a New York City gallery as part of a three-week show that will benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation. The story about Stephen...

More details on this weekend’s Education Fair

The West County Times has more details on the West Contra Costa Education Fair in Richmond this weekend. The free event was organized by All Our Kids, a group of charter school advocates who want...

Enforcement could target drivers who block sidewalks

Police will need to crack down on drivers who block Richmond's sidewalks, according to city officials, in order to encourage more bicycling and walking in Richmond. A progress report on Richmond’s Bicycle Master Plan is...

Air monitoring topic of Chevron Richmond’s first phone town hall

Chevron Richmond held its first-ever telephone town hall Thursday night, connecting about 3,800 community members with a new website that tracks Richmond’s air quality in real time. Chevron representatives called the telephone town hall a...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

State of Richmond address set for Tuesday

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's State of the City address will be delivered at Tuesday's Council meeting at 450 Civic Center Plaza. In other agenda items Tuesday, the Council is scheduled to receive survey results about a...

Photos from annual Richmond’s MLK Jr. event

The Martin Luther King Jr holiday in Richmond was a day of sun, fun and hard work - and there are pictures to prove it. Check out these Flickr photos posted by the health and...

Councilman points out positive aspect to 49ers loss

No tomatoes were thrown at Councilman Nathaniel Bates during Tuesday's council meeting - even though he offered praise for a Seattle Seahawk. Despite the 49ers' crushing 23-17 loss in Sunday's NFC Championship, Bates gave props...

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The San Pablo City Council last week amended and extended the city's COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program with the aim of maximizing its benefit...
72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond to close

Diocese to close 72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond

St. Cornelius Catholic School in Richmond will close due to declining enrollment, The Catholic Voice, a publication of the Diocese of Oakland, reported on...
Large vigil held for slain soldier Vanessa Guillen in Richmond

Richmond vigil honors slain soldier Vanessa Guillen

By Mike Kinney A candlelight vigil for 20-year-old U.S. Army First Class Private Vanessa Guillen drew a large gathering at Richmond Civic Center Plaza on...