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Antioch crime reports for week of March 22-28, 2020

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Screenshot of Antioch Crime Reports map for March 22-28, 2020.

From CrimeReports.com

Latest to earliest.

SATURDAY

Breaking & Entering – 1100 Block BUCHANAN RD AND BALBOA CT

03/28/2020 7AM

Case No: 20002750 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: BURGLARY BUSINESS – 459 PC

Assault – 3100 Block LONE TREE WY AND ROBERT ST

03/28/2020 2AM

Case No: 20002747 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, SIMPLE – 243 PC

FRIDAY

Assault – 500 Block W TREGALLAS RD AND DOLORES ST

03/27/2020 11PM

Case No: 20002744 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, AGRAVATED – 245 PC

Assault – 900 Block PUTNAM ST AND CASTLEFORD DR

03/27/2020 8PM

Case No: 20002743 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, SIMPLE – 243 PC

Vehicle Recovery – 3300 Block BUCHANAN RD AND SOMERSVILLE RD

03/27/2020 9AM

Case No: 20002729 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: AUTO RECOVERED – STOLEN

THURSDAY

Proactive Policing – LEMONTREE WY AND PEPPERTREE WY

03/26/2020 1PM

Case No: 20002731 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: MISC OUTSIDE ASSIST

WEDNESDAY

Traffic – CONTRA LOMA BL AND HWY 4 HY – (See related article)

03/25/2020 9PM

Case No: 20002711 Agency: Antioch Police Department

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT FATAL

Breaking & Entering – 2600 Block SOMERSVILLE RD AND BUCHANAN RD

03/25/2020 6PM

Case No: 20002716 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: BURGLARY BUSINESS – 459 PC

TUESDAY

Assault – 2400 Block MAHOGANY WY AND SPANOS ST

03/24/2020 6PM

Case No: 20002683 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, SIMPLE – 243 PC

Assault – 3000 Block S APPLE CT AND SEQUOIA DR

03/24/2020 3PM

Case No: 20002679 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, SIMPLE – 243 PC

Assault – 3000 Block S APPLE CT AND SEQUOIA DR

03/24/2020 3PM

Case No: 20002679 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, SIMPLE – 243 PC

Breaking & Entering

1 Block BRADLEY LN AND MARK LN

03/24/2020 2PM

Case No: 20002675 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: BURGLARY RESIDENCE – 459 PC

Other – JAMES DONLON BL AND TABORA DR

03/24/2020 2PM

Case No: 20002673 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: DEATH REPORT-UNKNOWN CAUSES

Other – 1100 Block JAMES DONLON BL AND CONTRA LOMA BL

03/24/2020 9AM

Case No: 20002669 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: RESTRAINING/COURT ORDER VIOLATIONS

Breaking & Entering – 3200 Block DELTA FAIR BL AND SOMERSVILLE RD

03/24/2020 6AM

Case No: 20002668 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: BURGLARY BUSINESS – 459 PC

MONDAY

Assault – 3900 Block DELTA FAIR BL AND FAIRVIEW DR

03/23/2020 2PM

Case No: 20002656

Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, AGRAVATED – 245 PC

Other – 2400 Block SEQUOIA DR AND REDWOOD DR

03/23/2020 7AM

Case No: 20002647

Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: DEATH REPORT-NATURAL

SUNDAY

Breaking & Entering – 2200 Block BUCHANAN RD AND GENTRYTOWN DR

03/22/2020 11PM

Case No: 20002646

Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: BURGLARY BUSINESS – 459 PC

Property Crime – 2500 Block SOMERSVILLE RD AND BUCHANAN RD

03/22/2020 1PM

Case No: 20002682

Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: VANDALISM- 594 PC

Assault

2700 Block DELTA FAIR BL AND SAN JOSE DR

03/22/2020 10AM

Case No: 20002637

Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: ASSAULT, AGRAVATED – 245 PC

Other – 3500 Block SWALLOW WY AND LOVEBIRD WY

03/22/2020 8AM

Case No: 20002634 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: RUNAWAY JUVENILE

Theft of Vehicle – 3100 Block PONDEROSA WY AND RIO GRANDE DR

03/22/2020 7AM

Case No: 20002635 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: AUTO THEFT – 10851 VC

Theft of Vehicle – 3300 Block DELTA FAIR BL AND SOMERSVILLE RD

03/22/2020 5AM

Case No: 20002638 Agency: Antioch Police Department

Description: AUTO THEFT – 10851 VC

 

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2020 Contra Costa County Fair canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

By Joe Brengle, CEO Contra Costa County Event Park

ANTIOCH – As a major event facility, The Contra Costa Event Park has been monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. There is no higher priority than the safety of our Fairgrounds family, patrons, vendors, promoters and sponsors at the Contra Costa Event Park. Due to this ongoing situation the Contra Costa Event Park Board of Directors met last night and unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Contra Costa County Fair scheduled for May 14 – 17.

The Fair Board realizes that the individual’s most affected by this cancellation is the youth livestock exhibitors of our county. The Fair Board did approve to let a committee of Contra Costa County 4H and FFA parents work on a Youth Fair where these youth livestock exhibitors could show and auction their animals. The Fair Board agreed to provide support to this committee as needed. If the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Contra Costa County Health Department, or the Governor of California lengthen the current restrictions and orders, it is possible that a Youth Fair will not take place. At this time dates for Youth Fair are yet to be determined.

We thank the community for your continued support during these challenging times.

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Contra Costa County Fair May 13 – 16.

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Italian tenor concert at El Campanil Theatre postponed until October 18

Friday, March 13th, 2020

The performance by Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been postponed until October 18 due to coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions. (See related article)

For more details visit https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/pasquale-esposito.html.

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String Art Workshop at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center Friday, March 20

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

https://www.lonetreegolfcourse.com/calendar/eventdetail/383/-/string-art-workshop

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Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito of PBS fame to perform operatic pop concert in March in Antioch

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Pasquale Esposito at his piano.

By Allen Payton

Italian tenor and PBS star, Pasquale Esposito will perform operatic pop concert, From Italy With Love, with very special opening act, the Anthony Nino Lane Band on Saturday, March 21 at the historic El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. His performance will include a touch of opera, standards, Broadway and his originals.The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and tickets for all reserved seating are $39.

Born in Naples, Italy, tenor Esposito grew up listening to the music of famous tenor Enrico Caruso, also from Naples and started singing when he was just six years old. By age seven Esposito began performing in church, the same church in which Caruso sang.

“I was born in his same neighborhood, which is why the inspiration,” Esposito said.

Following a visit to California in 1998, he decided to move to America where he studied music at San Jose State University. Esposito graduated with a degree in vocal performance in 2009.

“Don’t ask me to dance,” he said with a laugh.

He has gone on to perform during tours in both the U.S. and Italy, singing in multiple languages: Italian, English, Spanish and Neapolitan, the Italian dialect from Naples.

Esposito tours a couple times a year.

“We partner with PBS, then we follow with a concert in the area where the television show is aired,” he shared. “We do this a couple times a year,”

Enrico Caruso was born in the 1800’s and achieved amazing success in Italy, but mostly in the U.S. He was with the Metropolitan Opera and was one of the first to be recorded.

“We did another special on Italian Squares that we visited,” said Esposito. “The main concert was done in Rome.”

“What we will be doing in Antioch is a combination of these two shows,” he stated. “I think we are going to have an amazing video projection of media behind, to tell the story. It’s an interactive performance.”

He will have with him his “piano player, who has been with me for 12 years, a guitar player, a drummer, a percussionist and bass player,” Esposito added.

“We will also do some American standards and even some Spanish songs,” he shared.

About Neapolitan, he said “it is one of the most musical languages in the world. If you want to start in opera, you need to start with Neapolitan songs.”

Asked which one is his favorite, Esposito said, “I do have one, it’s one from an aria from an opera from Pucini. Turandot is the name of the opera. Nessun Dorma is the name of the aria.”

“I had the joy to collaborate in my first PBS special with Placido Domingo,” he said. “He has been my mentor and definitely a light in my life.”

About his career, Esposito said, “It was an amazing journey. If you ask me if it was something I chose, I would have to say no. I was lucky to win the green card lottery at age 22 and moved to the United States.”

“It’s the story of a new immigrant,” he stated. “The U.S. is still the land of opportunity, where if you work hard, your dreams can come true. I am able to support my family with this gift.”

Sorry, ladies, but Esposito is married and has three children, Vittorio, Roxanna and Valentina, named because she was born in February, and they live in the San Jose area.

“The last one was a beautiful surprise,” he shared. “She just turned one years old on Feb. 6.”

He finished a Christmas special for PBS that will air later this year.

Esposito said he travels between Italy and the U.S. but spends most of his time in California.

“It’s a joy to come to a new community,” he shared. “This show is not just made for Italians but music lovers. Even those who love rock ‘n roll will love this style of music.”

The concert is part of a series being brought to East County by Licata-Cardinale Productions, and partners Michael Licata and George Cardinale.

“This is a guy who has been a PBS star and never been on this side of the Bay,” Cardinale said. “He’s performed all over the world, in Vegas and Reno. We’re happy to bring his talent to historic downtown Antioch. You’ll enjoy the show very much. It’s really a treat for the people here who have never seen him, before.”

For tickets visit https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/pasquale-esposito.html, call the Box Office at (925) 757-2500, or stop by Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before shows at 602 W. 2nd Street in Rivertown, Antioch.

For more information about Pasquale Esposito visit pasqualeesposito.com.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center Tuesday, March 17

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

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Drama Factory presents The Cat and The Devil play in Rivertown in March

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

A story by James Joyce adapted for the stage by John Ballesteros

It is medieval France and the Town of Beaugency is in trouble. There are feral cats causing a ruckus everywhere, the ferry to transport merchants and goods across the river has sank and the townspeople are grumbling……The Lord Mayor and Town Magistrate need to devise a way to save themselves.

Enter the Devil. With a plan. A plan that will solve everyone’s problems. Or will it?

Join the Drama Factory in this fun-for-all ages adaptation of a James Joyce classic.

March 20, 21, 27,28 at 7:30pm

March 21, 22, 28 at 1:30 pm

Nick Rodriguez Community Center Theatre, 213 F Street, Antioch

Admission: $10.00 General, $8.00 Senior

Matinee 3/22 is FREE SENIOR SUNDAY (no charge for attending Seniors)

The theatre seats 192, tickets are only sold at the door. Box office opens1/2-hour before showtime. Cash and CC/ATM accepted.

The Drama Factory is a local non-profit organization that maintains free access to quality and original arts programs for all participants. If you would like more information about the play, or about The Drama Factory you can visit our website at  https://www.dramafactory.org.

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Pasquale Esposito performs From Italy With Love at El Campanil Theatre March 21

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

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