Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Richmond

Dr. Seuss quoted in pitch for Richmond road repair: 'I meant what I said and I said what I meant'

Dr. Seuss quoted in pitch for road repair: ‘I meant what I said and...

Members of Richmond City Council have been asked to follow this bit of wisdom from Dr. Seuss: “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one hundred percent!” The...
Video! Watch Richmond firefighters battle 'close call' fire in carport

Video! Watch Richmond firefighters battle ‘close call’ fire in carport

A Friday night blaze that scorched a Richmond carport and downed a power line was captured on a firefighter's helmet cam, offering a compelling look at what our bravest face in even a "little...
A Richmond resident was arrested last week in connection with an undercover operation of a massage parlor in Louisiana.

Richmond resident arrested in connection with Louisiana massage parlor sting

A Richmond resident was arrested last week in connection with an undercover operation of a massage parlor in LaPlace, LA., that allegedly offered far more than foot rubs. Junzhi Wang, 55, who is cited by...
Richmond Parkway crash kills 20-year-old man, critically injures passengers

20-year-old Richmond man dies in Parkway crash; two passengers critically injured

A 20-year-old driver was killed and his two passengers injured after the car they were in struck a light pole Saturday night after skidding off the rain-soaked roadway and overturning, police said. Excessive speed is...
Richmond Steelers surpass online fundrasing goal to send kids to nationals

Richmond Steelers surpass online fundraising goal to send kids to nationals

An online fundraising effort to send the Richmond Steelers Cadets football team to nationals in Florida was wildly successful. As of this writing, the campaign at gofundme.com raised $28,084 from 629 donors in just nine...
Watch Coronado Elementary students perform with professional opera singers

Watch Coronado Elementary School students perform with professional opera singers

Students at Richmond's Coronado Elementary School recently performed alongside professional opera singers in a 45-minute adaptation of La Bohème, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The video below shows an excerpt of...
Richmond Fire Department offers tips for approaching fire season

Amid battle with crippling budget deficit, OT for Richmond Fire Department captains doubled last...

A Richmond Fire Department captain received overtime pay last year that “exceeded the sticker price on a 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder,” according to this alarming Contra Costa Times report. Overall, overtime for RFD captains ballooned...
Registration for Spring classes at Contra Costa College underway

Registration for Spring classes at Contra Costa College underway

Registration for Spring classes at Contra Costa College began Monday, with classes starting Jan. 12, according to the school. Enroll online here.
Vigilant neighbor leads Richmond police to burglary bust

Vigilant neighbor leads Richmond police to burglary bust

A watchful neighbor was praised by Richmond police following the arrest of a suspected burglar in the 1500 block of Santa Clara Avenue Friday afternoon. The incident unfolded around 2:45 p.m., when the neighbor watched...
Two arrested after spotted on tracks at Richmond BART station

Morning BART delay caused by woman on tracks at Richmond Station

A woman on the tracks at Richmond Station Tuesday morning caused moderate BART delays, according to Bay City News. Police responded to the station just before 8 a.m. and pulled the woman from the trackway,...

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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...