Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Richmond

RPD will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday. Feb. 28 on Richmond Parkway.

Richmond police announce DUI checkpoint

The Richmond Police Department announced it will hold a DUI checkpoint on Richmond Parkway near West Ohio Avenue during the evening hours on Friday, Feb. 28. The Richmond PD Traffic Unit is holding the checkpoint...
Richmond baker launches Kickstarter for downtown storefront

Richmond baker launches Kickstarter for downtown storefront

By Kathy Chouteau Marina Bay resident and baker Evangeline McKilligan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help get her bakery storefront off the ground in downtown Richmond. McKilligan plans to name her business TheBakerE and is...
Cruz Arroyo of Richmond's Tamales Tamazula provides secret ingredient

Tamales maker in Richmond unveils secret ingredient

By Mike Kinney Asked on camera for the secret ingredient to making delicious tamales, Cruz Arroyo's answer was both coy and true. "This is the secret my mom gave me...when you do something, you do your...
Richmond school will be renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama

Richmond school will be renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Wilson Elementary will be renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama, after the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) voted unanimously in favor of the change on Wednesday. It's the first...
Children’s book tells true tale of Richmond’s ‘bookmobile ballerina’

Children’s book tells true tale of Richmond’s ‘bookmobile ballerina’

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Public Library’s Bookmobile really can give wings to a child’s dreams. The fascinating story of how the mobile library sparked a Richmond resident's brilliant career as a ballerina is featured...
WCCUSD and union release joint statement on budget cuts

WCCUSD and unions release joint statement on budget cuts

In a joint statement, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and its employee unions said they aim to work together to limit cuts to classrooms, particularly at the highest need schools, as...
Richmond ‘ninja gym’ to host President’s week, spring break camps

Richmond ‘ninja gym’ to host President’s week, spring break camps

By Kathy Chouteau Parents of budding ninjas will want to check out the latest offerings from Richmond’s resident ninja gym, Traverse Fitness. During President’s Week—Feb. 17-21—and also during Spring Break—Mar. 30 to Apr. 3 and Apr....
Richmond police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

Richmond police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the community's help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Monday as the victim was walking southbound in the bustling...
Richmond mayor announces date for State of the City address

Richmond mayor announces date for State of the City address

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has announced that he will give his 2020 State of the City address Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza,...
Richmond: Commissary kitchen set to open for local foodpreneurs

Richmond: Commissary kitchen set to open for local foodpreneurs

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace is calling out to foodpreneurs in Richmond and beyond about the launch this month of its new commissary kitchen. On Feb. 23, the creative compound that is Bridge Storage...

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San Pablo: History in full Blume

San Pablo: History in full Blume

By Mike Kinney The Standard recently caught up with Janet Pottier, president of the San Pablo Historical and Museum Society, for insight about the historic...
12 employers to attend San Pablo hiring fair

12 employers to attend San Pablo hiring fair

Twelve local employers will be looking to meet great candidates at the West County Hiring Fair at San Pablo Library this Wednesday.  Employers will conduct...
Local student’s artwork featured in national children's magazine

Local student’s artwork featured in national children’s magazine

By Kathy Chouteau Alice Dangler, 7,  a second-grader at Mira Vista Elementary in Richmond, had the purr-fect answer to Spider Magazine’s recent call for cat...