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Antioch fitness trainer competes on American Ninja Warrior “by accident”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Anthony Trucks competes on American Ninja Warrior on Sunday, June 12, 2017. Photo from Christina Trucks’ Facebook page.

Anthony Trucks. Photo from his Facebook page.

Qualifies for next round to air July 24

By Luke Johnson

If you aren’t into basketball and were watching TV on Monday night, June 12, you might have seen a familiar face. Without telling him, Anthony Trucks’ wife signed him up for NBC’s hit competition show American Ninja Warrior.

“This was accidental,” Trucks said. “My wife started filling out the application without me knowing.”

Trucks finished in 10th place out of 135 competitors in the regional qualifier that aired the same night the Golden State Warriors clinched the NBA Championship, but still reached over five million viewers. Trucks was one of 30 to move onto the next round which will broadcast July 24.

“My wife pushes me into doing a bunch of things because she knows I’m capable of doing them,” Trucks said. “Not that I don’t think I’m capable, but she always has the desire to see me do well – which is awesome.”

Trucks is a locally renowned owner of Trucks Training gym, as well as an author, speaker and former football player.

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He recorded 99 tackles and 11 sacks his senior year at the University of Oregon. His 15 sacks in a single season at Antioch High School (Class of 2002) is the third most in school history despite missing three games. He then played on the practice squads in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

To prepare for the show, Trucks trained at APEX NorCal in Concord – which is self-labeled the “Parkour and Ninja Warrior Gym.” It is owned by Alan Connealy who has appeared on American Ninja Warrior several times.

“I went there because it’s not your typical kind of training,” Trucks said. “Overall, I worked on grip strength stuff, and hanging from obstacles and tried to cut some weight.”

Trucks was the heaviest contestant to advance in the regional qualifier at 225 pounds. “This truck has no breaks,” he said during his preview on the show.

To watch his performance on the June 12th episode, click here. To watch the complete episode of the Los Angeles regional final, click  here. Then be sure to watch and see how he does and cheer for him on Moday, July 24.

To learn more about Trucks and his compelling life story visit www.anthonytrucks.com/about/.

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Antioch Lapidary Club to hold annual Rock Sale, Swap & Bar-B-Que, Sat, June 17

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Rockhounds from everywhere are invited to the Antioch Lapidary Club’s annual Rock Sale, Swap & Bar-B-Que to buy, sell and trade on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bring your rocks, fossils, gems, minerals, jewelry, extra equipment, etc. If you wish to set up a table or two, bring them along, as well.

The fee for sellers is just $5.00. Call Gary Casillas at (925) 458-4076 to reserve your spot.

Join them for a fun-filled “rockhounding” day and visit their Rock and Mineral Museum. Also, enjoy special games and attractions for children and a field trip to their rock pile behind the clubhouse to see a huge chunk of petrified wood. Plus, you can buy rock by the pound, real cheap.

Bar-B-Que lunch with all the fixings will be served at 12:30 p.m. for $5.00.

Their clubhouse is located at 425 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch.

Admission is free and for the whole family. They’re gonna rock your world!

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Stage Right presents James and the Giant Peach play in Antioch, beginning Friday, June 2nd

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Stage Right Conservatory Theatre, Inc. presents “James and the Giant Peach” produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co., Inc.   This incredible journey by Roald Dahl comes to life in this magical adventure that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises.

Directed by Kyle Achziger and Rio Teixeira, “James and the Giant Peach” runs for two weekends beginning Friday, June 2nd at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center Theatre, 213 F St. in Antioch.  Performance dates are June 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th at 7 p.m. and June 4th & 11th at 2 p.m.

Adults $10, Students and Seniors $8, Children (10 & under) $5.  Seniors pay only $5 at both matinees!  For more information call (925) 216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org

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Lots to see and do at the Contra Costa County Fair, Thurs-Sun, May 18-21

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

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Contra Costa County Fair opens May 18 – May 21, 2017

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Contra Costa County Fair opening day is Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 21st at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

HONORING THE PAST…CELEBRATING THE FUTURE

The Contra Costa County Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting free shows, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and at affordable prices!

For PG&E Pavilion Stage entertainment, the Fair’s 2017 concert series features: 60’s Summer Love and Nathan Owen’s Motown & Soul on Thursday May 18th, Jackson Michael and Bobby Zoppi & the Courduroys performing on Friday May 19th, Jett Benatar ~ A Salute to Joan Jett & Pat Benatar, and Spazmatics on Saturday May 20th, and Live Hispanic Musical Celebration Sunday May 21st with entertainment all day long. All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, enjoy other highlights such as the Xtreme Sports Zone, Jennifer’s All Creatures Petting Zoo, Clown & Balloon Artist, Jugglers, Harmonics Steel Drum Band, Powerhouse-Percussive Dance, Ag Venture Land, BC Characters, Cowboys Ken’s Train, Art Pavilion, Agriculture Pavilion, Auto Racing, RC Car Races, Roller Derby much more!

Visit www.contracostafair.com for more information including promos and discount. The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds are located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

 

 

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, Friday, May 5th

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Delia Colorado to perform during Music on the Green at Lone Tree, Thursday night, April 20th

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Delia Colorado

Schedule: 6:00pm to 9:00pm: Music, Food, Fun and Libations.

Happy Hour pricing ’til 7:00pm

Delia LOVES to sing, and you will find her most weekends singing with Crosstown 5, a popular East Bay rock and roll band.  She is sure to entertain you with a mix of songs from the 60’s to today, from The Beatles to Miranda Lambert.  You will hear those great songs you remember, some unexpected ones you may not have heard in a while, and some new ones too.

Lone Tree is located at 2400 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For more information visit www.lonetreegolfcourse.com or call (925) 706-4200.

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Friday, April 14th is entry deadline for 2017 Contra Costa County Fair exhibits

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Do you have a talent, and want to show it off? Enter your arts and crafts, best apple pie, photography, painting, cut flower, or largest home grown tomato. Imagine the thrill of winning a blue ribbon at the Fair for your special talent.

Be sure to enter the Contra Costa County Fair’s competitive exhibits – and join the thousands of Contra Costa County residents who enter exhibits each year in the Fair. There are hundreds of categories and specialty contests for adults and children.

The Contra Costa County Fair’s Exhibit Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits, is now available on the Fair’s website at www.ContraCostaFair.com. Online entries are currently being accepted until April 14th.

Simply log-on to the Fair’s website at www.ContraCostaFair.com to complete the entry process.

Contra Costa County Fair

“Honoring the Past…Celebrating the Future”

May 18th – May 21st

If you’re interested in receiving a copy of the Fair’s free electronic newsletter, visit the Fair’s website to sign up.

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