DV Business Tech Academy Receives “Distinguished Academy” award

Congratulations to Deer Valley’s Business Tech Academy for being awarded the “Distinguished Academy”. Message from Deer Valley High School Of the 406 registered California Partnership Academies (CPA), less than 25 schools have earned this award over the past four years. While the Career Technical Education (CTE) classes are taught by fantastic teachers, it was the students who stole the show and impressed the visiting team from the California Department of Education. Please join us in congratulating Business Tech Academy Lead Mr. Read More …

Antioch Police Department Welcomes Three New Officers

Antioch Police Department

Swearing in new officers is always a good day in law enforcement. Today, we welcome Officers Barrera, Hill and Milner to the Antioch Police Department. Congratulations and good luck to you all! Denny Barrera: Denny grew up in San Jose and Galt, and graduated from Galt High School. A year after high school, Denny enlisted in the United States Navy. As a service member in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Denny completed three tours in Washington State, three tours Read More …

Fundraiser to Support K9 Unit

Antioch Police Department K9

The Antioch Police Department holds the title of having one of the largest K9 units in the far East Bay.   And as much esteem as the hard-working animals hold in the eyes of APD and their handlers, the K9 unit is often underfunded, which puts added stress on the K9s, their handlers and the Antioch Police Department at large. What Is So Special About a K9 Unit? Police dogs are believed to be able to do the work of Read More …

Antioch Honors Barbara Sobalvarro for 40 Years of Service

Antioch Animal Services - Antioch on the move

At the City Council Meeting on February 5th, Mayor Sean Wright presented a Proclamation to Barbara Sobalvarro for her 40 years of Service as the founder of Friends of Antioch Services. We thank you for your continued service. Message from Friends of Antioch Services: This February, Antioch Friends of Antioch Services Founder and President Barbara Sobalvarro, will be celebrating 40 years of life-saving service to the pets and citizens of Antioch. In honor of this 40th anniversary, and the upcoming Read More …

City of Antioch Welcomes New City Attorney

Thomas-Smith- Antioch City Attorney

Mayor Sean Wright announced that the City Council has hired Thomas Smith, currently an Attorney with Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson. All Contract terms have been agreed upon and the City is set to approve a contract on February 5, 2019. While working as an Attorney for Meyer Nave, Smith has been assigned to the City of San Leandro as Assistant City Attorney and has provided legal counsel to the City of El Cerrito, City of Larkspur, and Central Read More …

Operations Supervisor, Mark Harris, Retirement

Mark Harris

Please join us in congratulating Mark Harris, Operations Supervisor on his retirement on December 28, 2018, after an impressive 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Antioch. Mark is a life long Antioch resident. He began his career with the Antioch Unified School District and in 1987 joined the City of Antioch as a Park Maintenance Worker and promoted to Park Maintenance Lead-worker in 1992. In this role, Mark was responsible for landscape maintenance in our City parks, Read More …

Dozier-Libbey High School Student Celebrated for Saving His Classmates Life

Dozier Libbey Bryan Canty

 For most students, a typical day in high school means homework, sports practice and exams.  But for Bryan Canty, his day was anything but typical when his medical training was put to the test after he came across an injured classmate in the high school gym. Bryan Canty is studying emergency medicine at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School in Antioch, California.   In December of 2018, Canty saw his principal running across campus toward the school gymnasium.  Remembering lessons from Read More …

Antioch Police Department: 6 Dedicated Officers Promoted

Antioch Police Department

We celebrated the accomplishments of 6 of our dedicated officers as they are promoted to the respective ranks of Lieutenant, Sergeant and Corporal. Lieutenant Powell Meads Powell grew up in the small northern California town of Greenville. After graduating from Greenville High School, he obtained an Associate’s Degree from Feather River Community College before enrolling in the Butte College Police Academy. In 2004, after graduation from the academy, he was hired by the Antioch Police Department. Powell worked as a Read More …

Antioch’s Citizen of the Year: Most Impact 2018

Antioch Citizen of the Year

On March 8, 2019, life-long resident Trine Gallegos will be formally awarded the prestigious “Citizen of the Year: Most Impact 2018” award at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s annual Gala, held at Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center in Antioch, California. A Touch of History Trine Gallegos considers herself a “lifer” in Antioch and states that she is “overwhelmed that people recognize my work, even though it is a team effort.”  After having graduated from Antioch High School where Read More …

Whiskers Wonderland

Antioch Animal Services - Whisker Wonderland

It is a Whisker’s Wonderland of dogs cats bunnies guinea pigs hamsters rats at Antioch Animal Services! To encourage adoptions, Antioch Friends of Animal Services will be sponsoring the adoption fees of all cats, dogs and furry critters for one week. Beginning Saturday, January 12th through Saturday, January 19th, people can adopt a pet at no charge. This is a savings  of $76 for cats and $96 for dogs — fees the shelter charges typically cover the cost of spaying, Read More …