East Bay Regional Parks to Hold Youth Job Fair

The East Bay Regional Park District will be hosting a youth job fair  on January 26th at the Big Break Visitor Center in Oakley. The job fair will highlight youth job opportunities regionally including full-time and part-time positions. Positions available include interpretive student aides public safety student aides recreation leaders lifeguards gate attendants park service attendants student laborers field interns volunteers The fair will have additional resources such as sessions on resume writing submitting job applications job interviews Youth will Read More …

Antioch’s Carnegie Hero: Samantha Olive Barnhouse

Samantha Olive Barnhouse

We’re honored to share that Antioch resident Samantha Olive Barnhouse has recently been awarded the Carnegie Medal for an extraordinary act of heroism. Thirty-year-old Samantha Olive Barnhouse saved Lobis Burton, 78, from a burning house on Feb. 17, 2018, in Antioch, Calif. Alerted to the fire, Barnhouse, who lived across the street from Burton’s apartment building, entered Burton’s apartment. She moved past the burning kitchen to reach Burton, who was sitting in a wheeled desk chair in a bedroom, unable Read More …

Delta Blues Festival Scholarship

Delta Blues Festival Scholarship

Only a few days left to submit for the DBF grant and scholarship. There are no submissions as of yet. They  have $14,000 to give away to help with musical education. In Dave’s memory, a scholarship is being offered to a student of an East Contra Costa High School, who seeks an education in music. If you would like to apply, please follow this link: Scholarship Instructions and Submission About Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert Since its conception, the Delta Read More …

Tree Disposal

Tree Disposal

You can drop off your unflocked trees from 8 am – 5 pm  January 5 – 6, 2019, in the designated areas: Prewett Family Water Park parking lot Antioch Marina Overflow parking lot at 2nd and L streets *Please remove tree stands and all decorations before drop-off. Boy Scout Pickup: Boy Scouts will pick up holiday tress Saturday and Sunday January 5 – 6, 2019. Make sure your trees are at the curb and ready for pick up before 9 am. Read More …

Contra Costa County Library – Clears all outstanding Fines

Press Release by Contra Costa County Library on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Contra Costa County Library clears all outstanding fines As part of the Contra Costa County Library’s continued efforts to improve access, balances on all library accounts have been cleared. This move goes hand-in-hand with the elimination of fines announced last month. As of January 1, 2019, all library cards are returned to good standing and patrons who may have been staying away from the library can come back and Read More …

Contra Costa Community College District offers free tuition

Free Tuition - Antioch

Starting Spring 2019, Contra Costa Community College District offers free tuition for first-time, full-time students at Contra Costa College Diablo Valley College Los Medanos College Requirements are NOT based on financial needs or income requirements. Who Qualifies? First time students defined as: a student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level (excluding the summer term immediately prior) OR students who entered with advanced standing (college credits or postsecondary formal award Read More …

Lets Talk About Strays

Antioch Animal Services

Common Questions ☆ “Why is the stray hold at the shelter so short?” ☆ In a perfect world we could have endless room in our shelters and stray animals could wait and wait for their people to pick them up, but we don’t and so laws were put in place for stray holds that were considered reasonable in these times of overcrowding in animal shelters. If an animal has no identification it is held for 3 business days, not including Read More …

Holiday Giving at Antioch Police Department

Antioch Police Department - Holiday Giving

On Saturday, we were not only able to once again do our annual holiday food drive, but also our annual “adopt-a-family,” event. As usual, we would never be able to do either of these events without the generous donations of so many local businesses, White Pony Express, and everyone that helped to come together and volunteer their time to provide a little extra help to those in need. In addition to providing 105 families a holiday meal, we were able Read More …

Tri Delta Transit offering a $2,000 Sign On Bonus

Tri Delta Transit - Antioch Ca

Tri Delta Transit offering a $2,000 Sign On Bonus Press Release by Tri Delta Transit ANTIOCH, CA, October 29, 2018 – First Transit is accepting applications to join the next training class and become a Tri Delta Transit bus driver in Contra Costa County. Applicants need not have commercial driving experience to apply, but must be able to learn quickly on how to control large vehicles and must be able to work well with the public. This job has a Read More …

Mike’s Auto Body in Antioch Continues the Holiday Tradition

Mikes Auto Body

Mike’s Auto Body continues their holiday tradition for the 18th year in a row. The Benevolence Program is a collaborative effort between the community, local parts companies, insurance companies and the heart, sweat and labor of Mike’s Auto Body Employees. This program has brought holiday magic to 79 local community members in need. This year’s event took place on December 12th at Mike’s Auto Body located in Antioch. Community members gathered to celebrate the 5 individuals that received cars. But Read More …