Sunday, April 18, 2021

Richmond

Richmond cop honored for rescuing sex slave

Veteran Richmond police Officer Mitch Peixoto received a commendation Tuesday for rescuing a 27-year-old woman who had been her biological father's sex slave since age 13. On Aug. 16, 2012, the victim showed up at...
Kennedy High students to receive free one-on-one writing instruction starting Friday.

Grant gives more Richmond students access to tutors

Students at Kennedy High School now have an opportunity to develop their academic writing skills with help from a new $100,000 grant, according to an article in For Richmond. The grant awarded to Richmond ESC...

2Chainz offers shoutout after Richmond visit

Rapper 2Chainz was reportedly in Richmond on Monday in order to shoot a music video. Richmond residents shared pictures of the hip hop star's visit on their Twitter accounts. 2Chainz also took to Twitter to...
Residents of Richmond's 'uninhabitable' Hacienda will soon relocate

City manager blasts report on housing authority

In a letter responding to a scathing investigative story about the Richmond Housing Authority, City Manager Bill Lindsay claims the report contains "many significant factual inaccuracies" but also admits it raises red flags that...
Grand jury offers harsh critique on Richmond Housing Authority

Richmond Housing Authority under fire

A critical report about the Richmond Housing Authority and its executive director Tim Jones is not surprisingly catching the attention of Richmond City Council. The extensive investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting, in partnership with...
Community View: Illegal dumping along section of Richmond Greenway 'out of control'

It’s your turn to talk, Richmond

Your chance to be heard is right here and now, Richmond. Community members are encouraged to submit opinions and views on Richmond-related topics for the Richmond Standard's Community Views section. The section is where residents, merchants...
Richmond blighted properites could get rehabbed through social impact bonds.

Blighted Richmond buildings set for major rehab

Buildings that have reportedly been sources of blight in Richmond neighborhoods might soon get facelifts. On Tuesday, City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposal to spend $86,795 for an extensive renovation on the...

CIR, poets release videos critical of Richmond housing projects

Three Richmond poets who were tapped to work with the Center for Investigative Reporting on illustrating failures of Richmond housing projects came up with the compelling video below. Writers DeAndre Evans, William Hartfield-Peoples and Donte...
WCCUSD athletics schedule for this week

Richmond falls to Hercules in TCAL title bout

The second seeded teams beat the top-seeded teams in the championship game Saturday of the Tri County Athletic League soccer tournament. The Richmond Oilers were upset by Hercules 1-0 in the boys varsity championship. The Oilers...
Less trash talk: Richmond residents and businesses can now recycle these items

Increase in garbage collection rate proposed

Garbage rates might soon increase in Richmond by 1.56-percent. The proposed increase for the pickup of solid waste is scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The rate hike would "reflect the change in...

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AC Transit reducing service due to COVID-19 pandemic

AC Transit reactivates certain bus lines for WCCUSD’s return

By Kathy Chouteau As the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) readies to reopen Mon., April 19, the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)...
De Anza Asian Student Union launches GoFundMe for graduation sashes

De Anza Asian Student Union launches GoFundMe for graduation sashes

By Kathy Chouteau As the De Anza High School's Asian Student Union readies to host its third annual Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI)...
Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

The Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday. The new grocery store, along with a Chase Bank, Peet's Coffee and a...