Archive for August, 2012

Health & Fitness – The Will to Act

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Fitness Tips with Coach T 300x160 Health & Fitness   The Will to ActAs a personal trainer for the better part of 25 years, I’ve seen marketed almost every “get fit quick” scheme there is. From my experience in the fitness industry I can say that most all of them do not work and have little impact but on the pocket book.

In recent years marketers of these fitness products and routines “in a box”, have refined their techniques of selling, by preying on the late night food bingers (you know who you are) with television commercials designed to help you feel less guilty about that after hours snack or bowl of ice cream. They offer a “miracle” weight loss product or program that of course you can have in three easy payments.

Seeing the dramatic results of “everyday people” losing 30, 60, 120 lbs. and women dropping dress sizes down from an 8 to a 2 or even a 0 and strutting around with renewed confidence plays on the emotions of what has you sitting there chomping away to begin with, a lack of confidence. It is the ultimate temptation: to make you feel like the product can do something to change the way you feel about yourself, and how other people view you.

The real secret to the financial success of these “get fit quick” programs, and your ultimate failure in changing your life and getting in the shape you “want”, is not “false” advertising or even the products they offer. While it is not easy to hear this; it is your weakness. A lack of self-confidence that leads to your lack of will, and self-control.

Your miracle product is in the mail. Opening it up, excited about what it offers, at some point you come to the realization that you are going to have to put work in to making the product effective and lose the extra pounds that the product “promised” you would. To be fair, you are set up to fail from the very start because of unrealistic expectations. These products don’t come with will power.

Looking for the next great fitness product? Don’t. The next one you already have. There is no initial payment to make, just a rock solid commitment to changing your life. In fact it isn’t a product at all, it’s you. And it is guaranteed to work if you stick with it.

Not only will you lose the weight you want, but your health and your life will be fuller and richer than any bowl of ice cream or dessert you have ever had.

Find a boot camp; hire a trainer; grab your wife, husband or the kids and go for a walk; watch what you eat, and follow a nutritional program. You had to make a decision to open the refrigerator, just make the decision not to open it. And the next time you find yourself up at 3 a.m. wanting a snack… GO TO BED!

Terrell Lambacker is a Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Progressive Fitness in Antioch. For more information visit his website at www.MyProgressiveFitness.com or see the ad below.

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Realtors Delta Harvest Run for Local Charities September 16

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Delta Harvest Run Logo 1024x363 Realtors Delta Harvest Run for Local Charities September 16

The Delta Harvest Run will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2012. Please join us for this community event as we work to raise money for local East Contra Costa food banks and pantries. This benefit is organized by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation

The Delta Harvest Run includes a Half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Family Fun Run! You can register via www.DeltaHarvestRun.com or www.Active.com using the keywords Delta Harvest Run.

Brentwood’s Liberty Union High School located at 20 Oak Street, Brentwood CA, will serve as the start and finish location for all of The Delta Harvest Run events.

Visit the web site to register, make a donation or volunteer for one of the many much needed support positions!

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Antioch Police Kill Man Involved in Domestic Dispute Following Chase

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

By Lieutenant Diane Aguinaga, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau & Allen Payton, Publisher

On Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:14 p.m., Antioch Police officers were called to the report of a domestic dispute at 2301 Sycamore Drive in Antioch, where a gun was involved. Officers arrived and located the suspect with the gun getting into a vehicle and leaving the scene.

When officers tried to stop the suspect, he fled in the vehicle, leading the officers on a pursuit through Antioch. During the pursuit, the suspect rammed/struck at least two police patrol cars before crashing and fleeing on foot through backyards in a residential neighborhood. The suspect eventually ended up on the roof of a house on Wainfleet Court where he was confronted by officers. The suspect, still in possession of the firearm, pointed it at officers on scene, who in turn fired at the suspect, striking him at least one time. The suspect died at the scene.

A woman living in the neighborhood posted the following on Facebook, after the incident – “There was a horrible incident in my neighborhood. In fact it occurred in my court. There was a car chase with police and the suspect was climbing over fences in my neighborhood. The police called me to let me know they were searching for a suspect possibly in my backyard. They said I should lay low. there were helicopters overhead. The[y] finally spotted the guy on a rooftop in my court and gun fire ensued. The suspect was shot and killed on the roof. My neighbor thought she was safe in her house but 6 bullet holes went through her walls and her children were grazed by bullets. Luckily, they didn’t require any medical attention.”

This information is very preliminary, as a joint investigation with the Contra Costa DA’s Office has been initiated. This is standard with officer involved shootings in Contra Costa County.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective James Stenger at (925) 779-6894.

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Dollar City Opens at 18th and A Streets in Antioch

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Owners Omar and Christina Mohammad, with Manager Laura Prado, in front of their new Dollar City store in Antioch.

 

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Congressional Candidate Gill Speaks at GOP Convention

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Congressional candidate Ricky Gill, running against incumbent Jerry McNerney (D) in California’s 9th District, which includes most of Antioch, was one of a handful of Congressional candidates from across the country who were given the opportunity to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday.

Gill delivered the following remarks, yesterday:

My name is Ricky Gill, and I am humbled to stand before you today as a Republican nominee for Congress – and a proud son of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

My parents immigrated to the Valley from India and Africa with only their love for each other, a strong work ethic, and the enduring desire to pursue their American Dream.

We all work hard in the Valley, and we’re proud to live there. But today we face crippling unemployment and foreclosures-even the bankruptcy of Stockton, our largest city. Young people leave — or drop out of school to help their families make ends meet. Our friends and neighbors are suffering.

But the Valley is a cautionary tale of failed policies, not false ambitions. No one in this country dreams of dependency; no one hopes for mediocrity. We are ready again to seize the measure of our ambitions – not because the government says we can, but because we believe we can.

We need a new generation of leadership to chart the path – to fight for policies that create jobs, rather than red tape — and to help small businesses succeed, rather than helping green energy companies fail.

Like you, we Valley folks are tough, independent, and faithful – and we are ready to rebuild our American Dream.

Thank you, and God Bless America.”

To see a video of Gill’s speech on C-SPAN’s website, click here.

Gill is a 25-year-old, recent law school graduate from Lodi. If he wins, he’ll be the youngest member of Congress.

For more information about C-SPAN’s election coverage, please visit their Convention Hub at http://www.c-span.org/RNC/.

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Three Antioch Brothers Arrested on Narcotics Charges

Monday, August 27th, 2012

By Sergeant Steve Bias, Antioch Police Narcotic / Property Crimes

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Cedric West

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 A.M., Antioch Police utilizing their SWAT team served a search warrant in the4900 block of Parkgreen Circle in Antioch. The search warrant was the culmination of an investigation involving the sales of narcotics from the same residence.

During the service of the warrant, a subject tossed a loaded handgun out of a bedroom window in an apparent attempt to keep it hidden from police. A hidden shotgun inside the house was also located. The ownership of the firearms is still under investigation to determine if they are stolen.

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Frederic West

All three were transported and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.

Anonymous tips may be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH in the body of the narrative.

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Patrick West

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Help Clean Up Antioch’s Waterfront During California Coastal Cleanup Day September 15

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce that the 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 15th, 2012. The event will take place at more than 850 locations around the state, comprising the largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines over the past year.

The community of Antioch may participate at one of three sites: downtown Marina, Prewett Park and Fulton Shipyard. This is a great event for volunteers of all ages and physical abilities. Volunteers will be working at all three locations from 9-noon, followed by a volunteer lunch at the Antioch Historical Society from Noon to 1:30 PM. To sign up or for more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/Coastal-Cleanup.asp or call 925.779-6137

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Candidate for Congress Ricky Gill to Speak at Republican National Convention Tuesday

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Ricky Gill, candidate for Congress in California’s 9th District, which covers most of Antioch, will address the delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, August 28.  He will be one of a select number of candidates to speak at the convention.

“It will be an honor to speak on behalf of our Valley and Delta communities on a national stage,” Gill said. “While we face some of the greatest challenges, our communities are among the most underrepresented in America. My remarks at the Convention will focus not only on giving our communities a voice, but also on ensuring the survival of our American Dream for this generation and those to come.”

“I hope this opportunity will prompt Washington to take note not just of our communities’ current struggles, but also of their enduring potential,” Gill added.

Ricky’s speech is scheduled for the afternoon session at 2:35pm Eastern, 11:35am Pacific and can be viewed online at the C-SPAN Convention Hub. However, the RNC schedule is subject to change and campaign supporters are encouraged to follow coverage during the 2pm and 3pm hours.

“We’re extremely pleased that Ricky Gill will be able to address the delegates, alternate delegates and other convention guests,” said convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris.

“The candidates who will be speaking, like the many others running for office across the country, represent the future of our party and a better future for our country,” said Harris. “Their participation will help inspire enthusiasm for Republicans up and down the ticket.”

Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to visit the Tampa Bay area for the Republican Convention, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.

About Ricky Gill

Ricky Gill is a native of San Joaquin County who was born and raised in Lodi, California. The son of immigrant parents, Ricky is a small business owner, a family farmer, and a former member of the California State Board of Education whose story speaks to the power of the American dream. Ricky grew up helping manage his family’s vineyard operation and serving the community as chair of the Greater Lodi Area Youth Commission. He has played an integral role in his family’s small business, which employs 60 people in the San Joaquin Valley, for several years. In 2004, he was appointed by the Governor to the California State Board of Education, where he served as the sole representative of more than six million public school students. Ricky now serves as a member of the Lodi Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, Ricky earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California, Berkeley. The National Republican Congressional Committee has named Ricky a “Young Gun” candidate. For more information visit www.RickyGill.com

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