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Antioch PAL’s Dining Etiquette for Young People class, February 7

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Sign Up Today – THIS CLASS WILL SELL OUT

Dining Etiquette for Young People sponsored by the Antioch Police Department’s Police Activities League (PAL) and The School of Etiquette and Decorum. This fun and interactive dining training is designed especially for children & teens (males & females).  Students enjoy a 4-course meal while learning the Do’s & Don’ts of Dining.  This training is guaranteed to increase your child’s dining confidence and provide the necessary skills to help young people shine in formal and informal dining situations.

To complete the enrollment process, please fill out the attached PAL enrollment and waiver forms.  The forms and $15.00 fee are to be mailed ASAP to The School of Etiquette and Decorum

4887 Cushendall Way, Antioch, CA  94531, Attention: Tina Haye

Please make checks payable to: PAL – Police Activities League

Payments can also be accepted through PayPal @ www.etiquetteschool.us/class-schedule

For questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 925-519-0354 or etiquette4decorum@yahoo.com.

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Antioch Produce now features butcher shop with halal meat

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Owner Haroon Sherzai in his new butcher shop inside Antioch Produce.

By Allen Payton

Recently opened Antioch Produce & Farmers Market now includes a butcher shop which offers halal meats, including lamb, goat, chicken and veal.

Owner Haroon Sherzai drives his truck early each morning to get the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats he offers in his store, which is located at 1625 A Street, behind Rite Aid and Wells Fargo Bank.

His produce is mostly from local farmers, Sherzai states. Halal meat is cut and prepared in such a way so it is permissible for Muslims to eat.

Antioch Produce is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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New indoor, vintage flea market opens this Saturday in Antioch’s downtown Rivertown

Friday, January 16th, 2015

By Marie Wirth

We are not just any flea market. G Street Flea is a unique indoor flea with a very specific idea. Rain or shine, we are the place to buy and/or sell antiques, vintage collectables, handmade crafts and beautiful art creations.

.Located on block from the river’s edge, in the historic downtown Antioch’s Old Masonic building, at 205 Second Street at the corner of G Street.

We offer a weekend destination for the treasure hunter in all of us. With restaurants, more antique stores, shops, and of course, the river just steps away, its a great place to come spend the day.

We are here the first and third Saturday and Sunday each month from 9am – 3pm.

For more information, updates and vendor application, please visit www.gstflea.com or like our Facebook page – G Street Flea – to get news feeds.

Please join us this Saturday and Sunday for our Grand Opening for some amazing shopping, drawings and more. We hope to see you, there.

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Antioch barbers give back during the holidays

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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By John Crowder

On Monday, December 22, 2014, four local barbers came together at Ajja’s Barber Shop, to provide free haircuts and a Christmas gift to some of the underprivileged youth of the community.

Organized by Carl Rhodes, Director of Project 66 and former Dean of Students at RAAMP Charter Academy, the event saw about twenty local children receive a free haircut and a gift of either a football or a basketball. Family members waiting for the young boys to finish their haircuts snacked on cookies provided by the group. According to Rhodes, many of the boys were from single family homes, and with limited resources, obtaining a haircut was often considered a luxury they might otherwise have to go without.

Alex Fagalar, Sr., one of the barbers participating in the event, and the owner of Ajja’s, located at 508 W. Second Street in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown, said he had been cutting hair at his current location for five years, having first started in an apprenticeship program 25 years ago, while still in high school. He said that providing the free haircuts was a good way to give back to the community. His son, AJ, who is now his apprentice barber, and one of the four barbers participating, concurred.

Kalon James, co-owner of Ace of fades Barber Lounge in Somersville Town Center also participated in the event. James, who has been cutting hair for the last decade, said that he had heard about the event and thought it was a great way that he could use his skills to help others in a meaningful way.

Derek the Barber,’ also known as DTB, and who also works from Ajja’s Barber Shop, was the fourth participant in the haircutting event. Cutting hair since he was 12-years-old, DTB is truly an artist, with videos of his work posted on YouTube (with thousands, and in one case, over 100,000 views). He also competes in professional barber competitions.

According to Rhodes, the Christmas haircutting and gift event was not the first time these local barbers had come together to help out the community. Last August they held a similar event, at which they provided back-to-school haircuts, along with backpacks filled with school supplies. They expect to hold more such events in the future.

Rhodes also expressed his appreciation for the individuals and businesses who donated toward the back-to-school and Christmas gifts. These included Neil Case of Coldwell Banker Realty, Dr. Bob Cluff, Kobe’s Restaurant, Marcos Rodriguez of East Bay Furniture Outlet, Ryan Stewart Heating and Air, Stephanie Tran of Bagel Street Café, Togo’s, and Toys R Us.

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Antioch’s new Big House Beans is more than just coffee

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
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John and LeeAnn Krause with the San Franciscan Roaster at their Antioch location.

By Allen Payton

If you want your favorite coffee fresh from the country where it’s grown, then Big House Beans is your place to buy it roasted. Whether they’re from El Salvador, Guatemala, Columbia, Indonesia or Ethiopia, your favorite roasted coffee beans can be found in the Big House.

Opened in Antioch in October by owner John Krause, it’s named for – you guessed it – prison. His story on their website states:

As a former San Quentin Prison inmate, John Krause knows of the challenges life can throw at you.

Once completely hopeless and in despair, John has since had a spiritual experience. Submission to a power greater than himself has restored John Krause’s life, providing him with renewed purpose.

Today his mission is to provide opportunities for others by creating jobs for ex-offenders, raising money for their job training, and supporting rehabilitation programs. Providing customers with great coffee makes for an incredible bonus!

When asked how he turned his life around John says, ‘I cannot explain it… God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves.’”

Big House Beans is a roastery, which features a large, San Franciscan Roaster that can handle 25 pounds of coffee beans at a time. Plus, they offer wholesale and an online e-commerce site. You can subscribe and have whatever amount of coffee that feeds your habit shipped directly to your home, as often as every two weeks.

Located at 1925 Verne Roberts Circle, where the road curves next to Costco, the retail store offers large and small bags of roasted beans, coffee gear, clothing and they offer chocolate covered coffee beans, too.

John is already working on fulfilling his mission.

A percentage of the profits will go into rehab,” John said. The current project is to restore the Soma House in Concord, which is a men’s rehabilitation home.

The store also features art and 20% of the sale of it goes to the woodshop at the Byron Boys Ranch.

For employee, Juan Valdez – yes, that’s his real name – working there is a dream come true.

I’ve always drank coffee,” Juan said. “John’s a blessing to work for. It’s a good job and finally I get to do something I really love to do.”

For “coffee at an affordable price, from roasting, to grinding, to serving or sampling, customers get great quality,” he added.

To learn more about John and his new business, stop by Big House Beans and see John and Juan, call 1-844-244-2326 or you may email him at john@bighousebeansc.om. You can also visit their website at www.bighousebeans.com, on Facebook or Instagram. (Be sure to see their ad on the Ads & Coupons page of this website).

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New owner, new name for Antioch paralegal service

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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New owner Rita Low (seated) with Elizabeth Rimbault.

When Elizabeth Rimbault decided to retire this last year after 45 years of her own businesses, her only concern was who will continue to serve her clients. Liz was the only document assistant in East county that was versed in filing probate papers for clients and specialized in real estate documents, simple trusts, wills and such. Much to her delight, an old friend that had worked with her years ago, has returned. Rita Low is a California Certified Legal Secretary with a Paralegal Certificate from West Valley in Saratoga.

Whereas Liz specialized in Wills, trusts and probates, Rita has additional experience in family law, which Liz did not handle. Rita has taught the Legal Secretary Training program at Los Medanos Community College since 2008 to present. She has worked hand in hand with various attorneys over the years in Litigation, legal software programs, employment, bankruptcy, trademark, IP, real estate, corporate and civil litigation.

Having worked with her in the past, Liz is confident that Rita is the perfect professional to take over the business and serve east county residents with the utmost confidential and professional conduct for those wishing to represent themselves with simple legal matters. What makes this the perfect transition is Rita is now located at the same address and has the same phone number that has served Liz’s clients for so many years.

So if you need professional assistance with legal documents call Rita Low Legal Document Service at 2810 Lone Tree Way, #8, Antioch or call 925-757-5353 as always for the most professional assistance.

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New Four 20 Bar & Grill opens in downtown Antioch

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Chamber of Commerce and City Council representatives help owners Celestino Torres (with scissors), his daughter Yesenia (in boots) and staff cut the ribbon on the new Four 20 Bar & Grill on Thursday, November 6th.

Antioch’s downtown has a new restaurant, the Four 20 Bar & Grill opened on Thursday, November 6 at 420 Second Street.C Stop by and help them celebrate their Grand Opening, this week! Check back later for updates to this story.

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Four 20 Bar & Grill officially opens in downtown Antioch on Thursday, November 6.

 

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Evolve Aikido & Movement Center and neighboring businesses to host Grand Opening & Block Party on Sunday

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Grand Opening art Evolve Aikido & Movement Center and neighboring businesses to host Grand Opening & Block Party on SundayEvolve Aikido & Movement Center in Antioch announces it’s Grand Opening & Block Party this on Sunday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm. It’s a “drop-in” day with free lunch, a raffle, giveaways, music, performances, classes and jumpies, so bring the whole family. The schedule is below for your planning convenience.

Grand Opening Evolve Aikido & Movement Center and neighboring businesses to host Grand Opening & Block Party on SundayPlease “like” their page on Facebook if you haven’t already – https://www.facebook.com/evolvemovementcenter

GRAND OPENING SCHEDULE

11:00am – Opening, Music, Jumpy, Registration

11:10am – Yoga Mini-Class, all levels

11:30am -  Dance/Tumbling/Cheer Performances

12:00     -   Free Lunch to first 100 registered guests 

12:10pm -  Jui Jitsu demo

12:30pm -  Tour of Businesses

12:45pm – Tai Chi Mini-Class, all levels

1:00pm -  Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting & Raffle

1:30pm -  Aikido Belt Promotion

2:00pm – Finish

The location is 1211 Auto Center Drive in Antioch, between 10th & 18th Streets across from Midas. To attend the event, please contact Owner & Chief Instructor Brandy Lucky at (925) 207-8656.

If you’re on Facebook, please join their Grand Opening “event” by clicking here.

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