Public Works: How to Properly Drain Pool Water

Antioch Public Works - Drain Pool

Collections System/NPDES It’s safe to say that we all love swimming pools! They provide great activity for families and especially kids to enjoy during the summer (around 3 months or so); although some die-hards may choose to do this year round. At its best, the water should be pristine with the correct chlorination and PH levels, etc., while free from algae and other forms of bacteria. At its worst, algae proliferate and bacteria form to make a pool look anything Read More …

Antioch Holds 36th Annual Senior Picnic

On Friday, the Antioch Senior Center hosted the 36th Annual Senior Picnic for regular visitors and guests from community senior care facilities. Along with Council Member Ogorchock, Council Member Tiscareno, Mayor Wright and many folks from various City of Antioch departments, I was honored to help serve lunch to some of the most beautiful and precious members of our community. Besides a wonderful meal, there was a hula dancing exhibition by some or our seniors, music and more dancing…made me Read More …

Dozier-Libbey Medical High School Ranked Top 700 Schools in the Nation

Dozier Libbey Medical High School Antioch

This week, it was announced that Dozier-Libbey Medical High School received another silver award for the top ranked schools in the nation. Out of over 20,000 United States public schools, Dozier-Libbey is ranked 1,474 and is a silver medal winner for the United States. The school is ranked 276 out of the TOP 700 schools in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. Last week, Dozier-Libbey received an award for being one of the top 52 schools Read More …

Antioch Police Department Youth Academy

Antioch Police Department

Antioch Police Department Youth Academy What is a Youth Academy? The Youth Academy is a unique experience for participants, aged 14-18 years of age to meet the officers and employees who protect and serve our community in a relaxed and non-threatening environment. Participants will have the opportunity to experience some of the activities officers and department personnel perform as part of their duties. Hands-on experiences include fingerprinting, scenarios and problem solving activities. Participants will also interact with our k-9’s and Read More …

Deer Valley High School Members Recognized by Jefferson Awards Foundation

On May 9th, three members of Deer Valley High School were recognized by the Jefferson Awards Foundation for their individual contributions to our community. The Jefferson Award Foundation were founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, to power others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most through public service. Every year, they recognize the unsung heroes of local communities for the work they do to make our world a better place- one person at a time. Read More …

El Campanil Theatre is honored with the 2018 Eclectic Architecture Award

El Campanil Theatre

El Campanil Theatre in our Historic Downtown Antioch was recently recognized by The Art Deco Society of California with their 2018 Eclectic Architecture Award. Rick Carraher, Executive Director of El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation, was presented with the honor at this past Saturday’s Annual Art Deco Preservation Ball and Awards Ceremony in Oakland. We are deeply appreciative of this honor, especially with its presentation in El Campanil Theatre’s 90th Birthday Year! Every year the Art Deco Society of California presents Art Read More …

Captain Diane Aguinaga of Antioch Police Department Retires after 27 Years of Service

APD Diane Aguinaga

Captain Diane Aguinaga of Antioch Police Department Retires after 27 Years of Service After 27 years of distinguished law enforcement service, Captain Diane Aguinaga will retire on May 4th, 2018. Captain Aguinaga started her career with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office in 1991, and was hired by the Antioch Police Department in 1993. She served on the patrol team, as a detective, and was eventually promoted to Police Corporal in 2000. She was then promoted to Police Sergeant in 2002 Read More …

Host Your Next Event at the Antioch Community Center

Antioch Community Center

The Antioch Community Center is conveniently located on Lone Tree Way at Prewett Community Park. The community center offers a variety of rooms to rent for your event needs. Such as weddings, birthdays, reunions, meetings and seminars. All of our rentals include setup of tables and chairs to your desired layout and we offer a selection of equipment to rent. Our full Ballroom is our largest venue that includes an outside patio and direct kitchen access. This room may also be divided to accommodate smaller parties Read More …

Antioch Celebrated Arbor Day at Mira Vista Park

Antioch Arbor Day - Empower Antioch Today

Antioch celebrated Arbor Day at Mira Vista Park this year.  The tree-planting holiday, which originated in 1874, is held on the last Friday in April.  Members of the Riverview Garden Club, Boy Scout Troop 247, the City of Antioch Public Works Department, and local residents joined together to commemorate the holiday and plant a tree.  After the new tree was planted, the group enjoyed a picnic in the park.  Antioch has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Read More …

Public Works Department Working to Maintain and Improve

Antioch Public Works

Collections System/NPDES Collections System Unit/Closed Circuit Television Crew Collections System (Sewer) Inspection personnel completes approximately 25% of sewer mainline video inspections of our sewer system each year. The Collections System Division’s Close Circuit Television Unit, or CCTV crew as we call it, is comprised of two highly trained staff members. The crew uses a small tractor-mounted camera to identify, locate and assess the condition of the City’s sewer and storm infrastructure. CCTV condition assessment provides the critical information needed to Read More …