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Contra Costa health officials offer tips to beat the heat

County reminds residents to plan for weekend heat

With temperatures set to exceed 100 degrees in some parts of Contra Costa County this weekend, health officials are reminding residents to take steps to stay safe and healthy. Residents, particularly those vulnerable to extreme...
Residents invited to meet-and-greet event with new city manager

Fired city manager wishes Richmond well

Mike Kinney Carlos Martinez, who was terminated as Richmond City Manager following a 4-3 vote by City Council on Tuesday, provided the Standard with a statement Thursday. Here is Martinez's statement in full: "I am grateful for...
Richmond Ferry ridership exceeds first month expectations

100,000th passenger boards Richmond Ferry

The 100,000th passenger boarded the Richmond ferry on Thursday, an impressive number given weekday service to San Francisco began in January, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). The ferry...

Richmond council votes in favor of litter fee

Garbage collection rates are set to increase in Richmond next year after City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to raise about $1.3 million in annual revenue to address the city's vexing litter problem. The...

Richmond parties downtown

By Mike Kinney Hundreds of community members came out for the lively Music on the Main concert in downtown Richmond on Wednesday, the first of two free concerts as part of the 18th annual summer...

Richmond council votes to terminate city manager

By Mike Kinney Richmond City Council voted to terminate City Manager Carlos Martinez at Tuesday's council meeting. In a 4-3 vote during closed session, Councilmembers Eduardo Martinez, Demnlus Johnson III, Nat Bates and Melvin Willis voted...

Memorial to dedicated volunteer approved for historic San Pablo site

A lasting memory to a beloved and dedicated volunteer with the San Pablo Historical Museum Society (SPHS) will soon be added to an historic city site. Last week, San Pablo City Council unanimously approved a...

Tiny LIVING festival coming to Richmond

A big event involving tiny houses is coming to Richmond this fall. The Tiny LIVING Festival California is set to bring tiny homes, vintage campers, converted buses (skoolies), teardrop trailers and more, along with live...

Made in Richmond: local fashion gurus exhibit T-shirt designs

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s best fashion design talent was on full display Saturday, when the T-Shirt Con Fashion Show took over Bridge Storage and Art Space’s film space on Maine Avenue and transformed it into...

North Richmond celebrates blues heritage

While the bands brought the blues, the community brought the color. Both served to uplift and celebrate North Richmond's rich musical heritage on Saturday. The 10th Annual North Richmond Music Festival brought a healthy slate...

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San Pablo PD seeks public’s help in solving homicides

Have any information related to the 2015 killing of Deon Ward in San Pablo? If so, the San Pablo Police Department is urging you...
Popular Richmond eatery aims to serve alcohol, open Saturday evenings

Popular Richmond eatery aims to serve alcohol, open Saturday evenings

A popular eatery in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood is applying with the city to obtain a license to sell beer and wine to customers,...
Community advocates fundraising to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A's game

Richmond Chamber’s economic summit heads to Oakland Coliseum

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is encouraging community members to purchase early-bird tickets to it's annual economic summit, which this year will be held...