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Richmond firefighters visit King Elementary to talk fire safety

Richmond firefighters visit King Elementary to talk fire safety

Students at Martin Luther King Elementary School recently got to see real-life heroes in person, as Richmond firefighters recently stopped by their campus to deliver important fire safety lessons. On Friday, May 6, Richmond Fire...
Nystrom Elementary students complete Girls On The Run 5K 

Nystrom Elementary students conquer Girls On The Run 5K 

By Mike Kinney A dozen students from Richmond's Nystrom Elementary School endured the heat and dust along the trails at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont on Saturday. But in the end, all 12...
Mountain lion sighting reported in Point Richmond

Mountain lion sighting reported in Point Richmond

Richmond police reported this afternoon that they have received reports of a mountain lion sighting in the Point Richmond neighborhood. "We have notified and are working with our partners at the Department of Fish and...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

Bay Area health officers urge precaution as COVID cases, hospitalizations swell

A dozen Bay Area health officers are urging community members to take precautions amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, including masking indoors. "The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates," according to the...
Contra Costa County officials urge schools to stay open amid omicron surge

WCCUSD awarded $30M from state to support community schools

A newly-awarded $30 million state grant will support and expand upon services provided by community schools within the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). Currently, WCCUSD has 22 full-service community schools, which offer resources...
EBMUD offering pandemic relief for financially struggling customers

EBMUD approves 8 percent ‘drought surcharge’

East Bay Municipal Utility District customers will see an 8 percent "drought surcharge" on their bills starting July 1 that aims to "help finance additional water supplies and expenses related to the ongoing drought,"...
Coalition of Bay Area Elections Officials encourage Vote by Mail

Coalition of Bay Area Elections Officials encourage Vote by Mail

The Coalition of Bay Area Elections Officials (CBAEO) is encouraging voters to Vote by Mail, which it calls "safe, secure and convenient." Official ballots were emailed on Monday and voters throughout California for the upcoming...
Richmond firefighters teaming with Red Cross to install free smoke alarm systems

West Contra Costa’s first Fire Safe Council established

A Fire Safe Council has been established by members of the community that aims to help plan and manage community wildfire preparedness in high risk areas of West Contra Costa County. Led by Soheila Bana,...
Richmond Promise readies for 5K Fun Run in partnership with Ferry Fest

Richmond Promise readies for 5K Fun Run in partnership with Ferry Fest

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Promise is counting down to its inaugural “5K Fun Run” Sat., June 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will span a “beautiful, bayside harbor route” in Richmond’s Marina Bay...
Urban Tilth ‘Volunteer Day/Tomato & Pepper Workshop’ set for Saturday

Urban Tilth to host ‘Volunteer Day/Tomato & Pepper Workshop’

By Kathy Chouteau Urban Tilth will be hosting the “2nd Saturday Greenway Community Garden Volunteer Day/Tomato & Pepper Workshop” this Sat., May 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a tutorial on home gardening followed...

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Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at The Plunge in support of swim lessons

Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at Richmond Plunge to support swim lessons

By Kathy Chouteau Olympians Nathan Adrian, Elizabeth Beisel, and Cullen Jones took the Richmond Plunge on Monday to help coach local youth swimmers and to...
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Local actor to appear in Brad Pitt blockbuster, ‘Bullet Train’

By Kathy Chouteau Hercules resident Alonso Saravia credits a Richmond Standard Facebook post with sparking the launch of his acting career, which has included work...

14 couples to marry at John Muir House as ‘Destination Weddings’ returns

Fourteen couples will get married at the John Muir National Historic Site on Friday in Contra Costa County's first "Destination Weddings" event since before...