Antioch Police Department Welcomes Three New Officers

Antioch Police Department

Swearing in new officers is always a good day in law enforcement. Today, we welcome Officers Barrera, Hill and Milner to the Antioch Police Department. Congratulations and good luck to you all! Denny Barrera: Denny grew up in San Jose and Galt, and graduated from Galt High School. A year after high school, Denny enlisted in the United States Navy. As a service member in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Denny completed three tours in Washington State, three tours 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 …

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 …

Tree Disposal

Tree Disposal

You can drop off your unflocked trees from 8 am – 5 pm  January 5 – 6, 2019, in the designated areas: Prewett Family Water Park parking lot Antioch Marina Overflow parking lot at 2nd and L streets *Please remove tree stands and all decorations before drop-off. Boy Scout Pickup: Boy Scouts will pick up holiday tress Saturday and Sunday January 5 – 6, 2019. Make sure your trees are at the curb and ready for pick up before 9 am. 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 …

October Happenings with Antioch Recreation

Antioch Recreation

Fall Dance Recital On Saturday, the Fall Dance Recital took place at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center for the first time. Ballerinas, hip hoppers, princess dancers, tiaras & tutus and pre-school dancers performed on a stage for the first time ever. The Theater was overflowing with parents, grandparents and siblings! Everyone was all smiles and at the end of the recital all the dancers learned how to bow before the audience. Look for more performances next year. Gone Fishin’ Last Read More …

Budgeting for Homeownership

Antioch Library

This seminar presents valuable tips about moving and settling into a new house, keeping records, communicating with your lender and creditors, making sure your new home is energy efficient to save money, taking advantage of the financial benefits of owning a home, hiring a contractor if you chose to remodel, improving your credit score if you choose to refinance and more. RSVP on https://bit.ly/2EPHIz2 This event is hosted by Travis Credit Union When: November 13th, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 Read More …