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Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom to be held in Antioch Saturday, June 22

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Learn more about Juneteenth at www.juneteenth.com.

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Antioch Homeless Encampment Task Force to hold second of four hearings Monday

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Wants to hear from local, community-based organizations, residents, volunteers, non-profits and faith ministries about alleviating homeless encampments.

WHAT : As part of a four-part series of public testimony gatherings, the Antioch Homeless Encampment Task Force will meet for a second time to gather public testimony specifically from community-based organizations, residents, volunteers, nonprofits and faith ministries who are currently assisting individuals experiencing homelessness.

This is a follow up to the May 30, 2019, public testimony hearing where the Task Force received testimony about the impacts of the growing homeless crisis including homeless encampments on city departments, county and regional agencies, and community-based organizations.

Part 2 of the series will be a roundtable discussion to elicit testimony about how to better align city services to alleviate homeless encampments on public and private properties including the consequences associated with encampments like the accumulation of rubbish, needles and human feces.

WHEN: June 10th, 2019, 6:00 pm

WHERE : Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch

LIMITED SEATING : RSVP here.

WHY : In March of 2019, Mayor Pro-Tem Joy Motts and Council Member Lamar Thorpe requested the establishment of a Homeless Encampment Task Force, which was unanimously approved by the Antioch City Council. The purpose of the Task Force is to study the growing homeless crisis in Antioch, the effects of homelessness including encampments on the community and temporary measures to alleviate homeless encampments until the completion of the Contra Costa County Care Center.

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County Sheriff Youth Academy sign-ups end Thursday

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Photos by CCCSheriff

The deadline to sign up for the 2019 Youth Academy is this Thursday, June 6.

We are now accepting applications for the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff 2019 Youth Academy! The Youth Academy will be hosted on June 17-18 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Students participating in the program will have an opportunity to interact with local law enforcement. The Youth Academy will provide demonstrations with many different divisions and resources including Air Support, SWAT, Investigations, Communications, Marine Patrol and much more.

Interested participants must be in high school or going into high school in the 2019/2020 school year and be 14-18 years of age. Students must attend both days of the Academy and not arrive late or leave early.

If you have a child that may be interested in participating in the program, please click here.

Click on ‘YOUTH ACADEMY’ for an application. Please sign and email the completed application to csu@so.cccounty.us.

Applicants of the Youth Academy will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, so please get your applications in early!

If you have any questions, please contact Specialist Le’Reina Skidmore at lskid@so.cccoutny.us.

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Laugh It Off comedy show fundraiser at Tailgaters Antioch Friday night, May 31

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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In Memoriam: Fundraiser for the family of Phil “The Barber” Youngquist at Lumpy’s Friday

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Phil Youngquist at his barber shop on W. 10th Street.

Phil “The Barber” Youngquist,  owner of Phil’s Barber Shop in Antioch, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, May 25.

A fundraiser will be held for Phil’s family on Friday, May 31st from 5-8 pm at Lumpy’s Diner, Antioch at 5891 Lone Tree Way.

Dinner To Go includes: Spaghetti, salad, roll, cookie and a drink for just $20.

Any and all raffle donations appreciated. Contact Gena 925-550-3750. Let’s help this family out.

Phil was an awesome guy and a huge influence in our community! RIP Phil

All proceeds go to the family…. Please share!

Please see his obituary, below.

Philip Alexander Youngquist

June 27, 1969 – May 25, 2019

Resident of Antioch

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Philip Alexander Youngquist, 49 (Antioch, California), who passed away unexpectedly at home on May 25, 2019, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Survivor Donna of 29 yrs. marriage, Son Randy (Heather), Ellen (fiancé), David Schick, 3 grandsons, 1 step-grandson, parents Lillie Youngquist (Don Forfang), Theodore (Beverly) Youngquist, 2 brothers Thad (Kris), Lief (Deanna), 3 nephews, 1 niece.

There will be a public viewing, Friday, May 31st at 10 am – 12 pm at Higgins Funeral Home, 1310 A St. in Antioch.

Phil was a barber 20 years in Antioch and was well known in the community. He was actively involved in local fishing and hunting clubs.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 – 4 pm, Sunday, June 9, V.F.W. Antioch, CA.

Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Philip Alexander Youngquist to pay them a last tribute.

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Father’s Day Car Show in Rivertown Sunday, June 16

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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Meet the Press event at Antioch Barnes & Noble Thursday evening

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

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Antioch Homeless Encampment Task Force to gather public testimony beginning Thursday

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

About impact in city and to provide recommendations to city council

WHAT: As part of a four-part series of public testimony hearings, the Antioch Homeless Encampment Task Force will gather public testimony from regional, county and city agencies, community-based organizations, homeless advocates and volunteers to build the committee’s knowledge base about the impacts of homeless encampments on communities and services. Additionally, the Task Force will examine current efforts that assist homeless residents in meeting basic needs, gain access to services programs and providers, as well as connected with temporary and/or permanent housing.

WHEN & WHERE: On March May 30th, 2019, Nick Rodriguez Center Center, 213 F Street, Antioch.

WHY: In March of 2019, Mayor Pro-Tem Joy Motts and Council Member Lamar Thorpe requested the establishment of a Homeless Encampment Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is to study the growing homeless crisis in Antioch, the effects of homelessness including encampments on the community and temporary measures to alleviate homeless encampments until the completion of the Contra Costa County Care Center.

Task Force Members: Mayor Pro Tem Joy Motts and Council Member Lamar Thorpe

Public Testimony Hearing 1 of 4 Agenda:

Opening Remarks, 8:45 am

Overview of Homelessness in Contra Costa County, 9:00 – 10:00 am

  1. Teri House, City Antioch CDBG/Housing Consultant
  2. LaVonna Martin, Contra Costa County Director, Health, Housing, & Homeless Services

Deep Dive-Contra Costa County/Regional Efforts , 10:15 – 11:15 am

  1. Michael Fisher, Manager, Contra Costa County Core Teams
  2. Armondo Sandoval, CIT Coordinator, BART
  3. Contra Costa County Fire (TBA)
  4. Robert Weston, Project Manager, CoCo Lead Plus, Health Right 360
  5. Steve Ponte, Chief Operating Officer, Tri-Delta Transit

Deep Dive-City of Antioch, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

  1. Tammany Brooks, Chief, Antioch Police Department
  2. Forrest Ebbs, Director, Antioch Community Development Department
  3. George Harding, Manager, Antioch Animal Services
  4. Jon Blanc, Director, Antioch Public Works Department

Meeting Basic Needs-Education, Medical Services, Housing 1:45 – 2:45 pm

  1. Lisa Perry, Homeless Liaison, Antioch Unified School District
  2. Valentino Walker, Sutter Health Rep
  3. T’Sendenia Gage, Program Coordinator, Student Success & Retention, Los Medanos College
  1. Anthony Aiello, Director, East Bay Men’s Recovery Center

Meeting Basic Needs-Food, Closing, Basic Necessities, 5:30-6:30 pm

  1. Ken Kickner, Shower House Ministries
  2. Joleen Lafayette, Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa
  3. Nicole Gardner, Executive Director, Facing Homelessness in Antioch
  4. Ashley Mahan, CEO, Urban Upreach, Inc

Overcoming Homelessness, 6:45 – 7:45 pm

  1. TBA
  2. TBA
  3. TBA
  4. TBA

Please note, each panel will be streamed LIVE on Facebook @lamar.a.thorpe and @joymotts2018. At the conclusion of the hearing, the videos will be made available on YouTube (searchable by panel heading). There will be a 30 day comment period following the live stream. All comments submitted in the comments section of the Facebook and YouTube posts will be reviewed and considered public testimony by the committee. *Following the May 30th public testimony meeting, the task force will meet again on June 10, 2019, to gather additional public testimony from residents. The time and location will be announced at a later time.

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