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9th Annual Antioch Black History Month exhibit begins Feb. 1 at Grace Bible Fellowship

Friday, January 24th, 2020

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Human Trafficking Awareness event at East Family Justice Center Friday

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Please join the East Family Justice Center for a Red Sand Project and panel discussion on Human Trafficking.

January 24, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

3501 Lone Tree Way, STE 4, Antioch

The Family Justice Center in collaboration with Antioch Councilwoman Monica Wilson, Contra Costa District Attorney Office, Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition, Love Never Fails, Community Violence Solutions, and Employment and Human Services Department will host a human trafficking event including a Red Sand Project and panel discussion.

Please contact Brenda Solorio at Brenda@cocofamilyjustice.org

The event is free and registration is on EventBrite.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast in Pittsburg, Celebration in Antioch Monday, Jan. 20

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

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Antioch hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday, Jan 20

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The City of Antioch has three community service projects planned for MLK Day that will appeal to all ages and abilities. Individuals, families, friends and community organizations are encouraged to participate. Everyone can get involved and honor Dr. King by building a stronger community for all.

Residents do not need to register in advance – just show up ready to contribute! You can bring work gloves; other tools will be provided. Antioch’s Day of Service is from 9:00am to 12:00noon on Monday, January 20, 2020. There are three options for volunteering.

  1. Litter Pick-Up (family & small child friendly)

Prewett Community Park

4703 Lone Tree Way

Check in at the Water Park

  1. Picnic, Playground & Park Improvements

Antioch Community Park

James Donlon Blvd.

Check in at the Jensen Picnic Grove

  1. Landscape Improvements (planting)

Nick Rodriguez Community Center

3rd & F Streets

Check in at the Parking Lot

For more information about Antioch’s day of service and parks and recreation programs call the Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.

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Wanda Hom, Ralph Garrow chosen Antioch Citizens of the Year, Rick Fuller Real Estate Team is Small Business of the Year

Monday, January 13th, 2020

2019 Antioch Citizens of the Year for Most Impact Wanda Hom and for Lifetime Achievement Ralph Garrow. Photos from Facebook.

Antioch Chamber announces annual awards; winners to be honored at annual gala, March 13

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Award winners:

Citizen of the Year

Lifetime Achievement – Ralph Garrow

Most Impact – Wanda Hom

Veteran of the Year

Denny Hollison, US Army Vietnam Veteran, VFW Commander

Youth of the Year

Chris Garcia, Antioch High School

Non-Profit of the Year

Fellowship Church

Jennifer and Rick Fuller and the Rick Fuller Team real estate brokerage, 2019 Antioch Small Business of the Year. Photo courtesy of Rick Fuller.

Business of the Year

Large/Corporate Business – Travis Credit Union

Small Business  – Rick Fuller Team

Ambassadors of the Year

Tom McNell, Edward Jones

Jose Solorio, SERVPRO of Antioch

“I’m honored but I don’t necessarily believe I deserve it. I care a lot about Antioch, so, maybe my life has reflected that,” Garrow said, when reached for comment.

Hom is the Accounting Activities Specialist for Deer Valley High School and works with the student clubs and athletics to manage all the funds they bring in.

“Oh, man, I don’t believe it,” she said with a laugh. “I’m very honored and don’t feel deserving. There are so many others in Antioch who are more deserving. But, I’m happy to highlight Deer Valley High School and all of the things we do, here.”

Asked about her activities this past year, Hom responded, “it would be our educational foundation and its support for the school and the Every 15 Minutes driving safety program.

“The Deer Valley Educational Advancement Foundation, which was started by the parents, has been around about 14 years, supporting the school,” she explained. “This year they’ll be raising funds for the choir to pay for risers with backs on them for safety. We’re always a place for homeless and foster students providing them with supplies and materials, such as backpacks.”

Fuller offered his thanks for the honor.

“I have a lot of respect for local businesses in Antioch and it’s very humbling to featured. I’d like to give thanks to my incredible team, amazing clients and my wonderful family,” he said. “I thank the Lord for His blessing and favor on our lives.”

Fuller has had the Rick Fuller Team for over 10 years and served 250 families and about $125 million in sales, last year. He also shared they have almost 1,000 five-star online reviews and have sold over 1,000 homes in their 10 years of business.

The annual Chamber gala will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6pm. Tickets are $75 per person, or $600 for a reserved table of eight. Purchase of gala tickets can be made online at https://antiochchamber.com/2020-inaugural-gala-and-awards-ceremony/, by calling (925) 757-1800, or emailing frontdeskadmin@antiochchamber.com. Ticket sales will end March 2, 2020 at 5pm.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown to host monthly events in 2020

Monday, January 13th, 2020

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Two of four survivors to return today to scene of fatal Antioch car accident that took lives of two teens one year ago

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Scene of the accident in which the Honda SUV struck a tree on Lone Tree Way Friday night, Jan. 11, 2019. Herald file photo.

By Velma Wilson

It was one year ago, today that six teens were involved in a tragic accident on Lone Tree Way in Antioch where two died on the scene and four others were critically injured. (See related article)

Today at 4:00 pm, a few of the survivors will be at the crash scene (located across from Walmart) for the first time since the accident to reflect and celebrate life.

My nephew, Willie Logan IV was the only male in the car, and he lost his leg and suffered traumatic brain injuries. But God spared his life. He is now completing his senior year at Antioch High School and on track to graduate in June.

Ne’Ari Dillworth, graduated high school last year after suffering major shoulder and leg injuries. Come meet them and hear their stories.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The original headline to this article was incorrect and stated four teens had lost their lives. The headline has been corrected. Apologies for any confusion or concerns that might have caused.

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Antioch Family Night on African American Heritage Night at the Warriors game

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Tickets are still available including a few spots left for kids to Hi-five the players. Hurry and call TODAY!

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