PSA: Social Security Scam

The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. He then says your Social is blocked – but he might ask you for a fee to reactivate it, or to get a new number. And he will ask you to confirm your Social Security number. In other variations, he says that somebody used your Social Security number to apply for credit cards, and you could lose your benefits. Or he might warn you that your bank account is about to be seized, that you need to withdraw your money, and that he’ll tell you how to keep it safe. But all of these are scams. Here’s what you need to know: The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won’t ask you to pay anything. And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID. You can’t trust what you see there. Never give your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Don’t confirm the last 4 digits. And don’t give a bank account or credit card number – ever – to anybody who contacts you asking for it. Remember that anyone who tells you to wire money, pay with a gift card, or send cash is a scammer. Always. No matter who they say they are. If you’re worried about a call from someone who claims to be from the Social Security Administration, get off the phone. Then call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). If you’ve spotted a scam, then tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

Recently, residents have been calling because they have been receiving calls from scammers who claim to be from the Social Security Administration, threatening to take their benefits if they do not comply with their instructions. The recorded call informs residents that their social security number has been suspended, and they will lose all of their benefits unless they press a number to speak to a live representative. These phone scammers also threaten to block residents’ social security numbers and seize their Read More …

Antioch Holds Rec Expo Music Fest

Antioch Recreation Bus

Join the Antioch Recreation Department on Saturday, May 11th as they host the 2019 Recreation & Health Expo held at the Antioch Community Center. Action-packed, super fun day: FREE concert, swimming, activities. Demonstrations, Healthy Resources, Food Trucks Too!! BEST OF ALL – 15% Discount on all class and program registration. Here is the schedule of events: 9:30 AM – Unveiling and ribbon cutting for the Mobile Recreation Bus 9:30 – 10:30 AM – FIT4MOM East Contra Costa with Nicole Shewey Read More …

96th Installment of WE CARE Community Clean up

APD Cleanup

96th Installment of WE CARE Neighborhood Clean Up The Antioch Police Department will be hosting their 93rd Neighborhood Clean Up event on Saturday, Sept 8th from 9 -11 am. The focus neighborhood will be around Fremont Elementary School Area including F and G Streets and all the streets off of them from 11th Street down to 20th Street, including part of D Street. Fremont Elementary School parking lot, 1413 F Street. We start promptly at 9am. This is a community Read More …

Drug Enforcement Administration Take Back

Drug Enforcement Administration

On April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Antioch Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 17th opportunity in 9 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Antioch Police Department at: 300 L Street, Antioch, CA. (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps; only pills or patches). The service is free Read More …

Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge

Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge

Join the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge today to create a cleaner, healthier community and save money! In partnership with Contra Costa County, Sustainable Contra Costa and the cities of San Pablo & Walnut Creek, Environmental Resources staff are putting the finishing touches on a new online sustainable action platform! The Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge will make it easy and fun to take sustainable actions by giving you helpful tips and resources for those actions. The Challenge tracks your savings (both Read More …

City of Antioch Rental Facilities

Antioch Community Center

Graduation season is just around the corner! Visit the City’s rental facilities to choose the venue to celebrate your graduate. Open House to view the facilities are as follows: Antioch Community Center is every Saturday from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Water Park Multi-Use Room is every Thursday from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Nick Rodriguez Community Center is every Tuesday from 2:00-3: 00 pm. The Antioch Recreation Department has a variety of rooms to suit your needs. You may call our friendly staff Read More …

Antioch Police Department Welcomes Officer Brandon Bushby

Officer Brandon Bushby

It was an honor to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Police Officer Brandon Bushby. Officer Bushby is our 102nd sworn officer and joins a growing Police Department. We are glad he has chosen Antioch as the place where he wants to continue his already outstanding career. Thank you for your service to our community Officer Bushby! Brandon grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School. While in high school, he played both football and baseball. In 2009, Brandon Read More …

East Bay Regional District Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Contra Loma Regional Park

Early park leaders circa 1940. Left to right: (Unknown man), original Board of Directors members August Vollmer and Aurelia Reinhardt, and first Park District General Manager Elbert Vail. To celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary, the Park District has planned a number of special events and programs, including FREE park Fridays, FREE Concerts in the Parks, and a FREE multicultural festival. The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest park district in the nation with 25 Read More …

April Adoption Special

Antioch Friends of Animal Services is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds, and all adult (older than one year) cats during the month of April 2019.

Antioch Friends of Animal Services is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds, and all adult (older than one year) cats during the month of April 2019. The sponsored adoption fees include the spay/neuter, microchip, deworming and age appropriate shots for the 30+ pound dog or adult cat adopted. You do NOT have to be an Antioch resident to adopt from our shelter. However, if you are, you must pay the $20.00 Read More …

Antioch Ferry Opportunities

tideline ferry

On Tuesday, March 26th, Economic Development Department staff meet with Tideline Marine Group and Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCTA) on site at the Martinez Marina to discuss a “pilot” ferry project to bring ferry service to the area. Tideline currently has a ferry docked in Martinez and would like to launch a ferry service with both cities. They see connectivity with the City of Antioch commuters to Martinez. This possible “pilot” ferry service can provide useful data and help generate Read More …