Owning Chickens within Antioch City Limits

Antioch City Code for Chickens Ducks

We are often asked if it is okay to keep backyard chickens. The short answer is, yes! The long answer is, Antioch Municipal Code requires that you obtain a permit to own fowl (chickens or ducks), in certain circumstances. A permit is required if you want to own more than ten fowl within the City limits, or if you’re going to own a rooster. The keeping of chickens and ducks in our City requires you to follow all pertinent City 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 …

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 …

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 …

Empowering Girls Event

Empowering Girls

Lieutenant Tarra Mendes, Councilwoman Monica Wilson, Councilwomen Lori Ogorchock, Environmental Resource Coordinator Julie Haas-Wajdowicz, Explorers Haley Gomez, and Jahlaya Tidwell, along with other local women leaders attended the Day of Empowering Girls event on Tuesday October 16th. The program is designed to bring together young women to build community while connecting students to inspiring women leaders. Lieutenant Mendes answered questions from the attendees regarding her experience and success as a leader in law enforcement. Other panelists provided insight into how Read More …

ART on the BOX

Antioch Art on the Box

Erin Grimes, a gracious, talented student artist from Antioch High School Class of 2018, added some pizazz to the utility box at 18th and G Street. Antioch High School Staff and students are loving it, and drivers passing by honked in approval as Erin worked away (in this heat no less.) Erin made completing this public art project her personal goal and priority before heading off to begin her college career at San Jose State University. We are sending a Read More …

Antioch Explorers visit Solano County

Antioch Police Department Explorer

This past week, 7 of our Police Explorers attended a 4-day, live-in academy in the City of Vallejo. There were 45 Explorers from different police agencies in Solano County and Antioch in attendance. The Antioch Police Department was the only agency outside of Solano County invited to attend. This academy gave the Explorers in-depth exposure into what the actual police academy and training is like. They were up early every day completing physical fitness exercises and drill. Afterward, they attended Read More …

Antioch Home Ownership Program (AHOP) Launching

Antioch Homeownership program

The Antioch Home Ownership Program (AHOP) is launching this month with up to $45,000 in subsidies for qualifying households. The City has contracted with the Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance (BAAHA) to administer this new program, which is funded with Housing Successor Administration funds. AHOP is a community collaborative effort to expand homeownership in Antioch and involves City government, non-profit and for-profit partners, businesses, civic organizations, homebuyers, homeowners, real estate professionals, and the Antioch community. The program offers a significant Read More …

1st Coffee with the Cops in 2018

Antioch Police Department - coffee with the cops

The mission of the Antioch Police Department, in partnership with our community, is to promote the quality of life in Antioch by proactively reducing crime with integrity and commitment to excellence. “Coffee with the Cops” is an effort to improve communication between the Police Department and the citizens they serve. With some changes from previous “Coffee with the Cops” engagements, the new format includes information about what goes on behind the scenes at the Antioch Police Department and then allotting Read More …

Become a Lifeguard at the Antioch Water Park

Antioch Water Park

Become a Lifeguard at the Antioch Water Park Becoming a lifeguard at the Antioch Water Park is a perfect job for high school and college students. Let’s face it . . . navigating the job market can be tough when someone is just starting out. Being a lifeguard gives you skills that other professionals and hiring managers like to see in potential employees. Teamwork, Self Confidence, Communication and Leadership are all vital skills that are learned through life experience. Lifeguards Read More …