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BMX bikers bedazzle Richmond students with stunts, secrets to success

BMX bikers bedazzle students with stunts, secrets to success

By Kathy Chouteau A group of pro BMX athletes recently rode into Richmond’s Grant Elementary to help students “gear up” for success during a school assembly that showcased the “Go Green Live Clean BMX Show”...
Soulful Softball Sunday drives home power of community in championship win

Soulful Softball Sunday drives home power of community in Classic win

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Soulful Softball Sunday is known for being about more than just softball—it’s also about strengthening community bonds by bringing people together. This truism was evident last weekend in San Pedro, when...
Planet Fitness invites high school students to work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness invites high school students to work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness is inviting high school students ages 14 – 19 to work out for free at any of its locations throughout the U.S. and Canada from May 16 through Aug. 31. It's part...
MLK Turf Field reopens for public use after renovation

MLK Turf Field reopens for public use after renovation

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Field, which serves as the City of Richmond's only outdoor football/soccer field, has reopened for public use after some highly needed rehab. The field located at Marina Way S. and...
‘Willie Mays Day’ in Richmond set for May 21

‘Willie Mays Day’ in Richmond set for May 21

By Kathy Chouteau The City of Richmond wants to take everyone out to the ball game Sat., May 21, when it will celebrate Willie Mays Day at Nicholl Park, 3230 Macdonald Ave, Richmond. At 11 a.m....
Hercules High's Sam Umozurike named to 2021 Academic All-America Team

Hercules High’s Sam Umozurike named to Academic All-America Team

Hercules High junior Sam Umozurike is a big contributor both on the football field and within the classroom. That's why Umozurike was among 100 high school football players in California to be named as the...
San Pablo baseball tournament to honor slain San Pablo athlete

San Pablo baseball tournament to honor slain local athlete

By Kathy Chouteau A baseball tournament is being organized in honor of Tyler Dickson, a promising 20-year-old athlete and San Pablo resident who was murdered last summer at an Oroville campground. “The First Inaugural Tyler Dickson’s...
Richmond's Alysa Liu, 16, retires from competitive skating

Richmond’s Alysa Liu, 16, retires from competitive skating

Richmond resident Alysa Liu, 16, announced in a social media post on Saturday that she is retiring from competitive ice skating after a phenomenal 11-year career. She's a 2022 Olympian and a bronze medalist in...
Pinole teacher celebrated at 49ers Foundation event

Teacher at Pinole school celebrated at 49ers Foundation event

A teacher at Stewart Elementary in Pinole who earned the honor of 49ers Teacher of the Game last fall was recently celebrated at the 49ers Foundation Golden Gateway Weekend in Monterey, presented by Chevron. Esmeralda...
San Pablo Baseball Association set for Opening Day at Davis Park

San Pablo Baseball Association set for Opening Day at Davis Park

The San Pablo Baseball Association will usher in its 70th year serving youth in West Contra Costa County on Opening Day at Davis Park this Saturday. The event starts at 10 a.m. for the first...

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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...