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 …

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 …

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 …

Antioch Police Department’s Sergeant Will Dee Retires

Antioch Police Department Sergeant Will Dee

Today, is a bittersweet day for us as we congratulate Sergeant Will Dee on his well earned retirement, but we also have to say good bye to him as well. Will was born and raised in Florida, and ultimately found his way to California after enlisting in the United States Coast Guard In 1987. During this time, he was stationed in Alameda, but also did law enforcement patrols up and down the west coast of California and as far north Read More …

HCP/NCCP

Antioch Habitat Conservation Plan

The Community Development Department is currently underway with the development of a Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP). An HCP is a function of the federal and State Endangered Species Acts and serves to provide comprehensive planning and permitting for the area. The HCP will study all of the biological habitats within the City of Antioch, will survey for endangered species, and will provide a methodology for mitigating future impacts on these species. These mitigations will generally Read More …

Antioch Water Park is Now Hiring for 2019

antioch water park summer job

It is never too early to look for summer employment! The City of Antioch is now hiring staff for the Water Park’s 2019 season. Employees are needed to fill a variety of positions including lifeguards, swim instructors, cashiers, concession workers, and maintenance staff. The Antioch Water Park is an excellent place for young adults to earn their first job or try out a profession such as teaching or medical services. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete an application now; they Read More …

Santa has a Mailbox Community Center

Antioch Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa! Boys and Girls, Santa has left a very special mailbox right here in Antioch! Write your letters to Santa Claus and drop them into Santa’s special mailbox – it leads straight to the North Pole! Santa’s mailbox is located at the Antioch Community Center. Where: Antioch Community Center at 4703 Lone Tree Way What to include: Your letter to Santa, Childs name, Mailing Address Last day to drop off letters will be December 18th Santa will respond Read More …

Antioch Police Department Spreading the Holiday Spirit

Antioch Police Department

Photo Credit: Mike Burkholder and Denise Cantrell Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday takes place on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which coincides with the time of year when many donors give to worthy causes. The Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday — has become an international day of giving and an opportunity to support your community. This year for Giving Tuesday, we had members of our SWAT team, Investigations Bureau, and Dispatchers at Target (5769 Lone Tree Way, Antioch) from 1:00-3:00 pm Read More …

Improvements – A City and Community Effort

New and Improved Fish Cleaning Station Antioch’s public fishing pier received much needed rebuild of the existing fish cleaning station and the Marina received a new fish cleaning station thanks to Dylan Wright, Eagle Scout candidate and Mayor Sean Wright’s son. Dylan organized other scouts and scout leaders to contribute to the project bringing an impressive 19 volunteers representing Troops 493 and 394. Dylan’s project included: new stainless steel fish cleaning station on the berth dock automatic water shut-off valve Read More …