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 …

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

Antioch on the move - MLK Day of Service

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a “DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” The City of Antioch would like to invite Antioch residents to take pride in your community. Help us uplift Antioch and join your friends & family for Read More …

East Bay Regional Parks to Hold Youth Job Fair

The East Bay Regional Park District will be hosting a youth job fair  on January 26th at the Big Break Visitor Center in Oakley. The job fair will highlight youth job opportunities regionally including full-time and part-time positions. Positions available include interpretive student aides public safety student aides recreation leaders lifeguards gate attendants park service attendants student laborers field interns volunteers The fair will have additional resources such as sessions on resume writing submitting job applications job interviews Youth will 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 …

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 …