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 Bunny Hop

Antioch Bunny Hop

Along with Mayor Wright, Council Member Wilson, Chief Brooks, Parks and Recreation Director Kaiser, the Antioch Police Department SWAT Team and City Manager Ron Bernal participated in the 4th Annual Rotary Bunny Hop 5K held at the Dow Wetlands west of the Antioch Marina. It was another amazing day of Antioch fun and beauty. Thank you Mayor Pro Tem Motts and the rest of the afternoon Rotary Club for hosting this wonderful event! Antioch Rotary Club raised over $13,000 from Read More …

Antioch Rivertown Businesses Hold Easter Egg-stravaganza

Antioch Rivertown Events

Over the weekend, Antioch Rivertown Businesses held an Easter Egg-stravaganza event free to the community. Families enjoyed a beautiful day at our historic downtown. Participating Locations: State Farm Insurance G St. Mercantile Elite Dance & Event Center Almost Three Travel Cori Cosmetics East County Veteran Thrift Store The Rose Time of Day Rapunzel Wigs Rivertown Treasure Chest Bellas Vintage House M&D Collections Antioch Community Federal Credit Union Rivertown Sweets Solid Rock Next Event: Rivertown Art & Wine Walk Join the 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 …

City of Antioch 2019 Service Awards

City staff along with Mayor Wright and the rest of the City Council gathered to recognize employees between 5 and 30-years of service for Antioch. I want to congratulate everyone who received an award and give a special thanks to Senior Public Works Inspector Kraig Hansen for his 30+ years of dedicated service. Kraig began his career in the Public Works Water Distribution Division and now leads our team that provides inspection services for new development, capital improvements, encroachment permits Read More …

Food Truck Thursday Returns

Antioch Food Truck Thursday

The Foodie Crew and the City of Antioch Recreation Department are thrilled to announce that Food Truck Thursdays is back again for the third year in Antioch. Our official kick-off date will be Thursday, March 14th and we anticipate another fun and exciting season, bringing you 7-8 gourmet food and dessert trucks every Thursday from 5:00-9:00 p.m. until October 31st (except for July 4th). In addition to the array of trucks, we also will have The Guzzler Beer & Wine Read More …

Antioch Police Explorers Annual Crab Feed

Antioch Police Explorer

On Saturday, February 23rd the Antioch Police Explorers hosted a sold-out crowd, at their Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser. This community center event, delivered incredible raffle prizes and delicious food, enjoyed by friends, family, and Officers alike. This critical fundraising effort makes it possible for Police Explorers to attend training and competitions throughout the year. In 2018, the dedicated Antioch Police Explorers worked more than 3000 hours, serving both the Police Department and our community. The Police Explorer program allows us Read More …

How Does Your Water Meter Get Read?

irrigation leak

Have you ever wondered how your water meter is read? The Water Distribution Division of Public Works would like to share some insight into the Water Meter Program in this update. In the Water Meter Reading Unit, our Meter Reading personnel are primarily responsible for reading approximately 31,274 water meters each month. All meters are read monthly within a 28-31 day schedule. To read the meters, our City personnel use a meter reading truck outfitted with the appropriate meter reading Read More …

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 …

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 …