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Legal pros needed for county’s high school mock trial program

Soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are encouraged to volunteer their time for the 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program. The program is held on seven early weekday evenings during late...
Richmond High band director wins emerging educator award

Richmond High band director wins emerging educator award

Richmond High's inspiring young band director won an emerging educator award this month from the California Music Education Association, a recognition that doesn't surprise his students or the school district in the least. Four years...

Volunteers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

Back when he first began participating in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Richmond, the effort occurred in "one event, one place," Richmond Mayor Tom Butt said Monday. Not so...

Your guide to MLK Jr. Day of Service events in Richmond

The power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy shows itself in many ways across the nation, and one of those ways is through the hundreds of local community members who gather every year...
$3M litter solution for Meeker's Slough

$3M solution for Meeker Slough litter problem

The trash problem in Meeker Slough is set to have a $3 million solution. The Caltrans grant, which appears on the Richmond City Council agenda this coming Tuesday, will pay for the construction of two...
By Mike Kinney In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor's Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what's next for the 8.5-acre site? Expanded casino parking. The Lytton San Pablo Casino and Lytton Band Pomo purchased the property for $13.5 million in order to expand the casino’s parking capacity from X surface slots to 1,000. The new expanded lot is expected to be completed in early 2020, according to Doug Elmets, a spokesman for the casino. The additional parking will benefit the neighboring community, said Elmets, as customers will park in the casino lot rather than in adjacent neighborhoods. “It is ideal to have the ability to park on Casino property," Elmets said. Ample casino customers means ample revenue for the city of San Pablo. Over 50-percent of the city’s general fund operating revenue comes from the casino. "The Lytton Casino San Pablo values being an economic asset to the City of San Pablo," Elmets said. Originally known as Brookside Hospital, Doctors Medical Center closed in April 2015 after 61 years in service due to financial struggles. The hospital had served many of the community’s uninsured and underinsured.

Doctors Medical Center is gone — what’s next for the site?

By Mike Kinney In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor's Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what's next for the 8.5-acre site?...
Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums

McKinley Williams-John Easterling chess tourney set for Jan. 26

The 8th Annual McKinley Williams-John Easterling Community Chess  Tournament is set for Saturday, Jan. 26. The whole community is invited to this free tournament at the Richmond Recreation Complex at 3230 Macdonald Ave. The quad-style tourney...
Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

A highly-active 26-year-old San Pablo native is now a council member in his city. At its meeting on Monday, the San Pablo City Council appointed Abel Pineda, a Richmond High graduate, to fill the vacancy...

Mister Phillips opposes WCCUSD Board presidency selection

On Dec. 12, 2018, Tom Panas, member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, was chosen by fellow members as the Board's president for 2019. In the following opinion piece,...

CalFresh recipients receive benefits early due to federal shutdown

Contra Costa County began issuing benefits to CalFresh recipients for February today -- more than two weeks early -- due to the federal government shutdown. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the Supplemental...

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License plate reader technology pitched for Richmond BART parking areas

New app makes bike parking at BART stations easier

Rather than using a pre-paid card to store your bike in eLockers at stations, riders can now use an app. The new BikeLink app available...
Register for the 2023 West Contra Costa Education Fair

Register for the 2023 West Contra Costa Education Fair

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk The 2023 West Contra Costa Education Fair is set for Saturday, January...
Antojitos Guatemaltecos celebrates grand opening at new location

Antojitos Guatemaltecos celebrates grand opening in El Cerrito

Yury Aguilar, owner of Antojitos Guatemaltecos, reached out to the Standard this week to inform us that the popular business has moved to 11252...