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Richmond firefighters rescue dog stranded on 100-foot cliff

Richmond firefighters rescue dog stranded on 100-foot cliff

By Mike Kinney Tony Nguyen is a Richmond firefighter. You can now also call him “the dog whisperer.” On Monday afternoon, Nguyen played a central role in the rescue of a frightened dog that ended up...
San Pablo launches citywide beautification program in August

San Pablo launches citywide beautification program

By Mike Kinney A citywide effort in San Pablo throughout August aims to tackle illegal dumping, trash, abandoned vehicles and graffiti. The City of San Pablo's Beautification program is a partnership involving the city's police, public...
Blue Sky Sports to close after 40 years in Pinole

Blue Sky Sports to close after four decades in Pinole

By Mike Kinney Blue Sky Sports, the legendary local sporting goods store that's been operating in Pinole for four decades, is set to close in the fall. "I am ready to retire after 40 years of...
Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

By Kathy Chouteau Households who haven’t responded to the 2020 Census can expect a knock on their door in the coming weeks. Starting today, census takers will begin to follow up with nonresponding households statewide...
Mechanics Bank responds to COVID-19 coin shortage with no-fee collection drive

Mechanics Bank launches no-fee coin collection drive due to shortage

To support local businesses short on change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three Mechanics Bank branches in Contra Costa County -- including the Mira Vista branch in Richmond -- are encouraging residents to swap...
Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

Richmond council places business tax change on November ballot

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to place a measure on the November ballot to change the city's business tax structure despite vehement opposition from the business community, which had called for more time...
Kennedy teacher’s art works set for de Young exhibition

Kennedy High teacher’s artworks set for de Young exhibition

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond teacher is “on the edge” of fulfilling his lifelong dream. Steve Mainini, who has worked as a visual arts teacher at Kennedy High for 16 years, was notified last week...
County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

By Mike Kinney Contra Costa County is no longer looking to purchase the 190-unit Hilltop Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond for the purpose of developing permanent housing for previously homeless individuals. The county had considered applying...
RichmondWORKS an important resource for COVID-impacted job seekers

RichmondWORKS a free resource for COVID-impacted job seekers

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond residents who have lost their jobs during the pandemic and other job seekers can benefit from a free local career resource: RichmondWORKS, America’s Job Center (AJCC). Equipped with special federal grants...
Sneak peak act The Factory, opening Aug. 7

Sneak peak at The Factory, opening Aug. 7

By Kathy Chouteau The Standard stopped by The Factory on Tuesday for a sneak peek as the staff put the finishing touches on the bar before its official opening Friday, Aug. 7. Co-owner Tom Lyons showed...

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Two new COVID-19 testing centers in Richmond

Two new COVID-19 testing sites in Richmond

A new free COVID-19 testing center has opened in North Richmond, and another is set to open at Richmond Civic Center starting Monday, officials...

Murder-suicide suspected in Parchester Village

Richmond police are investigating a murder-suicide in the Parchester Village neighborhood. Police responded to a home in the neighborhood just after 9 a.m. to conduct...
Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

San Pablo police tracked down and arrested the suspect in a knife-point robbery at Top Gas on Rumrill Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 6. Just before...