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Lose weight during the holidays with a special program working for others in Antioch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

arbonne_lynn_kutsal_dec_2016Join Lynn Kutsal, owner of Nature’s Bounty in Antioch, in a clean eating adventure that could change your life.

“It’s working for me. I’ve lost 10 pounds in just the first two weeks on the program and an inch around my waist in just the first three,” said Allen Payton, publisher of the Antioch Herald. “Try it and see if it works for you, too.”

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Holiday shoppers enjoy Breakfast with Santa Claus, free entertainment at Antioch’s Somersville Towne Center

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Santa rocks out with Lori, RJ and the Dancing Trees at Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo courtesy STC

Santa rocks out with Lori, RJ and the Dancing Trees at Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo courtesy STC

The Breakfast with Santa Claus at Antioch’s Somersville Towne Center on Saturday morning, December 10th, was a huge success, with well over a hundred people from Antioch and East County in attendance.

The Soca Sisters and Company steel pan band performed for holiday shoppers at the mall.

The Soca Sisters and Company steel pan band performed for holiday shoppers at the mall.

“Lori and RJ were amazing as always,” said mall Marketing Manager Shannon Skinner. “We had the Tap Dancing Trees join them, as well.

Delta Bowl supplied the breakfast and Starbucks provided the coffee.

“Everyone had a wonderful time,” she added.

That afternoon, holiday shoppers also enjoyed free entertainment with the joyful sounds of the  Soca Sisters and Company steel pan band.

There’s more to see, do, enjoy and buy at East County’s only enclosed mall including the Musical Toy Soldier Guard, this Saturday, December 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Somersville Towne Center is located at 2550 Somersville Road in Antioch. For more information “like” their Facebook page and click on Events, or visit www.somservilletownecenter.com.

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Make plans now to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tailgaters in Antioch or Brentwood

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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24 Hour Fitness® expands club in Antioch, Grand Opening this Saturday, Dec. 17

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

New “Super Sport” club designed to keep pace with growth in Antioch, East County

The 24 Hour Fitness at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch is expanding and relocating inside the former Gottschalks store. The new club is designed to match the fitness lifestyle needs of some of the fastest-growing communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, found here in Eastern Contra Costa County.

A grand opening event is scheduled this Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m. for the 24 Hour Fitness Somersville Road Super Sport at 2520 Somersville Road in Antioch. The community is invited to this free celebration, which includes club tours, prize drawings, group training demonstrations, innovative group exercise studio classes and more.

The new club is situated in what is both a highly retail and densely residential area, and so the 24 Hour Fitness Somersville Road Super Sport will be poised where more and more East Bay residents live, play, dine and shop.

“We are excited to meet the needs of this rapidly-growing community with a large and convenient space for fitness,” said Tony Cigliutti, General Manager. “With a greater variety of equipment, and more of it, plus classes like Cycle and amenities like a lap pool, basketball court and Kids Club, there really is something for every member of the family. As the winter holidays and New Year approach, we know many people set new goals for themselves. The club is just one part of leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and we can help members meet those health and fitness goals even when they are outside of the club.”

The new, 38,000+ square foot club features a modern design and open-floor plan. Amenities include:

  • Cardio, strength and functional training equipment
  • Large rooms for a full schedule of Cycle and Group X® classes, including new formats like POP Pilates, Treat While You Train and bootybarre®
  • Lap pool, spa & sauna
  • Indoor basketball court
  • Personal and Group training services*
  • Kids’ Club*

*Additional fees apply

To experience the new gym, download a free guest pass from 24hourfitness.com.

About 24 Hour Fitness

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in over 400 clubs across the U.S. For more than 30 years, the company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal training services, popular group exercise classes and a variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment, 24 Hour Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone. Please visit 24hourfitness.com for more information and to find the club nearest you.

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Antioch Rivertown Holiday Store & Window Décor Contest extended through Dec. 17

Monday, December 12th, 2016

You now have MORE TIME TO VOTE in the Antioch Rivertown Holiday Store & Window Décor contest!

Be entered to win prizes from Rivertown merchants just for voting and turning in your ballot to a participating merchant by Saturday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Download and print out ballots for you and a friend, by clicking here: 2016-holiday-window-decor-contest-extended-ballot

Then head down to Rivertown, take a look around and make your choice. Do a little Christmas shopping and dining while you’re there! You might also want to drive by the businesses after dark to see the wonderful lights at night.

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Enjoy Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 18 at Paradise Skate in Antioch

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

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Meet baseball legend Dusty Baker at autograph signing at Kangazoom in Antioch, Sunday, Dec. 18

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

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Antioch barber lounge offers art on your head for men, women and kids

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
The barbers of Ace of Fades Barber Lounge, inside Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, are ready to serve you.

The barbers of Ace of Fades Barber Lounge, inside Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, are ready to serve you.

By Allen Payton

If you’re looking for a unique hairstyle or a great place for your preferred classic style, Ace of Fades Barber Lounge is your place. Opened in the Somersville Towne Center four years ago, the shop is the brainchild of three friends who all worked together at a previous location in Antioch

Kalon James, Josh Epstein and Humberto Paz held their grand opening in September, 2012.

“We started in another barber shop and all three of us worked together for about a year and we came together and decided to open Ace of Fades,” said James who goes by “K”.

All three are local guys. Josh is an Antioch High grad, Humberto is a Pittsburg High grad, and K moved to Antioch in 2007.

Asked how they decided on the name of their new business, K responded. “It was a catchy name that we came up with. Whenever you think of an ace, you think of the best.”

Regarding the meaning of fade, he explained, “A fade is a type of haircut. It’s pretty much a transition of the blend from short to longer hair.”

“Today, it’s actually for both men and women,” K continued. “We find a lot of women who get their hair trimmed and whether it’s asymmetrical, with the back a little bit higher and the front a little longer, or another style.”

Kalon "K" James cuts a style into a little boys hair.

Kalon “K” James cuts a style into a little boys hair, as other barbers ply their trade creating head art.

But fades aren’t the only style they offer.

“We do pretty much all the styles and ethnicities, including comb overs, afroshaping, short cuts, Mohawks, high-top fades, short tapers, standard business man’s haircut. Everything,” he said.

It’s like an art on someone’s head and the barbers are the artists.

“Cutting hair is most definitely an art,” K explained. “The head is just a canvas. When the barber knows how he wants it to look before he cuts it, that makes it easier. The client will tell us what he wants. But it’s up to the barber to know how he wants it to look. We only have to go perform it. That makes the haircut ten times easier. Because you already know how you want the final product to look.”

They have repeat customers, some who come every week, others every other week.

“It depends on their line of work,” K shared. “If they’re in the public, they usually come in every week. But, usually it’s every other week.”

An average style cost is in the range of $20 to $25.

“We started off with three barbers in the beginning and now we have eight barbers total and working on getting a ninth,” he stated. “Right now, we’re just trying to fill up. We have an open chair, right now.

So, if you’re a barber looking for a new place to perform your art, Ace of Fades could be the place for you.

Asked if they have any plans on expanding with additional locations in the future, K responded enthusiastically, “Most definitely we’ll try to open another one and maybe franchise it out. Grow and spread our brand.”

He then shared about their clientele.

“We do have great customers,” K shared. “The best thing is we have a variety. It’s not just one ethnicity. It allows you to enhance your craft, because we work on all types of hair. When we’re out we see our customers throughout the community.

Ace of Fades Barber Lounge is located inside Somersville Towne Center – East County’s only enclosed mall – near the Macy’s entrance at 2550 Somersville Road in Antioch. To get your new ‘do with a fade or some other style, call and set an appointment, today at (925) 978-0523. You can also like them and see some of their handiwork on their Facebook page.

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