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East County NAACP to host non-violent rally in Antioch this Saturday

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Special Haven to host golf tournament fundraiser September 6

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

 Special Haven to host golf tournament fundraiser September 6

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Meals on Wheels seeks applicants for Outreach Worker in Bay Point, Pittsburg and Antioch

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Program Description:

Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals and daily contact from a dedicated staff and volunteers. The program supports independence while promoting the social, physical, and emotional well-being of seniors.

Position Description

The East County Outreach Worker (ECOW) is primarily responsible for ensuring that meals are delivered to clients. The ECOW directly interacts with clients both in-person and over the phone.

This person will report directly to the Meals on Wheels Program Manager. This is a part-time position, with work time spent in the Walnut Creek office and in the field (Bay Point, Pittsburg and Antioch). 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

To view the entire job posting click here

All interested persons please send via email only a current resume in Word  document or a pdf
of resume and a cover letter to Sharon Fitzgerald, Meals on Wheels Program Manager. Email:
sfitzgerald@mowsos.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. Please no phone calls.

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Watchdog: Glad City Council will let voters fill Agopian’s vacant seat, needs to adopt a policy

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Watchdog Logo 300x95 Watchdog: Glad City Council will let voters fill Agopians vacant seat, needs to adopt a policyBy Barbara Zivica

Regrettably Antioch has still not adopted a policy in regard to filling a City Council vacancy since the situation arose in 2000 when Donald Freitas was sworn in as Mayor, leaving a vacant council seat. Shortly thereafter, the council, consisting of then Mayor Mary Rocha (having just lost her bid for county supervisor), Arne Simonsen and Brian Kalinowski voted to appoint council candidate Jim Conley, third-place finisher in the previous month’s election and the only candidate council members could agree on.

Previously, a vacancy had occurred in the Mayor’s seat, in 1994 when Joel Keller was elected to the BART Board mid-way through his term as Mayor. None of the then Council Members, including Mayor Pro Tem Allen Payton, and Council Members Mary Rocha, Elizabeth Rimbault and Ralph Hernandez, could get the necessary three votes for the appointment. So, the council majority chose to appoint former Police Chief Len Herendeen to fill the position for the remaining two years.

A vacancy occurred again in 2008 when Jim Davis was sworn in as Mayor, leaving his prior council seat with two years remaining on his term. Unfortunately, the council did not appoint the third place finisher, Arne Simonsen who was one of 14 applicants to fill the vacant seat. They decided instead to appoint Martha Parsons, the union-backed Democrat fundraising consultant for Torlakson and DeSaulnier.

The options for addressing a vacancy on council remain the same now as they did then:

1) Call a special election to fill the vacant seat.

2) Invite applications for appointment to fill the city council vacancy and establish dates and rules for the application process, or

3) Appoint a person to fill the Council vacancy until the election results in November are certified and the elected council member seated.

According to the city attorney, not appointing someone and waiting for the November election would incur no additional staff time or costs and involve some savings as to the salary and benefits provided council members. The option of appointing someone directly would have the opposite effect.

Thankfully the council agreed unanimously to fill Gary Agopians’s vacant seat through the election process.

The city received fourteen applications but only ten filed their nomination papers by the filing deadline. Eight qualified for the ballot. The city clerk is awaiting verification of signature count for another candidate and one did not qualify due to insufficient number of valid signatures of registered Antioch voters.

Councilman Tony Tiscareno is one of the qualified applicants. He was appointed by the council to complete Wade Harper’s term when Harper was elected mayor in 2012, midway through his first term on the council. Tiscareno must run for election this November in order to retain his council seat.

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America’s Tire Company Launches Fill the Barrel Food Drive to Benefit Salvation Army

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Collections to Help Hungry Families Throughout California

America’s Tire Company is partnering with The Salvation Army to host its first-ever “Summertime Fill the Barrel Food Drive,” which runs through July 31.

The employee driven “Summertime Fill The Barrel Food Drive” encourages America’s Tire Company customers to donate non-perishable food items to help feed hungry families in local communities with the help of The Salvation Army.

Collection bins are set-up at more than 40 participating America’s Tire Company locations in Northern and Central California. This includes:

2402 San Jose Drive, Antioch

5551 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood

Non-perishable food in greatest need this summer include canned meats, canned soup, canned vegetables or fruit, chili, peanut butter, pasta, beans, rice, or cereal.

Year round, The Salvation Army works to serve those in need, providing food boxes, hosting food pantries, and serving meals in communities around Northern and Central California. It relies on the generosity of the local community to help meet the needs of the less fortunate. Last year, The Salvation Army served nearly 6.4 million meals and helped more than two million individuals in California alone.

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Honduras Benefit Concert This Saturday in Antioch

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

2014 Benefit Concert Poster Honduras Benefit Concert This Saturday in Antioch

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Antioch celebrates Independence Day with downtown parade and fireworks at the fairgrounds

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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The Veterans color guard starts off Antioch’s 2014 Independence Day parade on 2nd Street in historic, downtown Rivertown on Friday, July 4th.

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Sons of Italy banner

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Romano Marchetti plays patriotic songs as part of the Sons of Italy entry.

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Sons of Italy float included grape stompers.

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Mayor Wade Harper

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Mayor Pro Tem Mary Rocha being driven by Tim Forrester.

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Councilwoman Monica Wilson

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Antioch Councilman Tony Tiscareno campaigns with candy.

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Councilman Tony Tiscareno’s car.

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Antioch City Council candidate Lori Ogorchock campaigns in a Corvette.

 

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Christ Embassy

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Antioch Lapidary Club

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East County Veterans

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East County Veterans float

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Asphalt Outlaws

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Aphalt Outlaws cars

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The crowd lines Second Street to watch the parade.

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Knights Paladin Motorcycle Club

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Dancers

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Dancers performing for the judges.

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Veterans color guard

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Veterans on motorcycles.

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The Commons at Dallas Ranch

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Keller Williams

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Antique car

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Paradise Skate

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Undead Bettys

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Dancers Elite

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Dancers Elite 2

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Mrs. Northern California Charlene Jones

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The Derita family waves from the Hugo’s Place float.

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Corvette Club

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Boy Scouts color guard.

 

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Candidate for Antioch School Board Debra Vinson

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Melody’s Dancers perform for the crowd.
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LOL Club

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Classic car entry

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Girl Scouts 2

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Girl Scouts 1

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Knights of Columbus from St. Ignatius Catholic church.

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St. Ignatius Catholic church banner.

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Super Friends made an appearance, thanks to Walter and Cynthia Ruehlig and family.

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Navy jeep.

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Candidate for Antioch City Council Lamar Thorpe.

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Antioch Council candidate Lamar Thorpe’s supporters.

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Kay Powers, Dave Massey and others from the Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch.

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Dr. Brandon Roberts and Candace Rowlett show their patriotism in the parade.

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Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch members, including Angel and Argentina Luevano in the cab.

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Kiwanis Club and Key Club banner carriers.

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Antioch High School cheerleaders made an appearance in the parade.

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Antioch High School Cheerleading banner.

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More Boy Scouts in the parade.

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Inland Marine boat

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Salvation Army

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Antioch School Board Trustee Joy Motts does some campaigning for her reelection.

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Councilwoman Monica Wilson

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Military jeep

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Cub Scouts

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Quail Lodge

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Neighborhood Cleanup in Antioch, this Saturday

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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The Antioch Police Department is excited to announce the 53rd installment of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program, this Saturday, July 5th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. This is a collaborative community effort which involves active participation from The Antioch Police Department Crime Prevention Commission; Neighborhood Watch Program; Volunteers in Police Service; community volunteers and the Public Works Department.

Collectively, “We”, everyone who works or lives in the City Antioch, can make a difference and improve the quality of life. It’s our community and it’s our chance to make a difference.

The City of Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup program is not just for residential neighborhoods. It is a program that will change venues on a monthly basis and it will include business and commercial areas as well. Neighborhoods that are free of trash and refuse are inviting, and a clean community instills a sense of community pride.

The 53rd Neighborhood Cleanup event will occur this Saturday, July 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Delta Estates neighborhood. Volunteers should report to the parking lot of Marchetti Park, 5298 Belle Drive.

Volunteers will receive instructions and the equipment necessary to accomplish the goal. The targeted area is within walking distance. Excluding inclement weather, future Neighborhood Cleanup events are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month and the locations will be announced in advance.

Remember, cleaning up your neighborhood can make life better for your family,

your neighbors and your community!

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