Downtown Antioch Cleanup

We’re serious about addressing illegal dumping in our City. In response to this ongoing problem, our Code Enforcement Manager Curt Michael is working with our garbage provider Republic Services to organize Antioch’s first Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 27th. Specific neighborhoods in downtown will be invited to participate in this no-cost event where just about everything except engines, car parts, tires, appliances, dirt, concrete, paint, oil, and other hazardous materials will be accepted. We plan on continuing this event throughout 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 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 …