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Antioch applicants sought for Contra Costa Library Commission

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The Antioch City Council is seeking candidates for its representative to the Contra Costa County Library Commission.

Additional information regarding the responsibilities and duties at available online at http://guides.ccclib.org/commission

The Commission normally meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month starting in January at 7:00 p.m. at the Library Administration, 75 Santa Barbara Blvd., Pleasant Hill.

To be considered for this volunteer position, a completed application must be received in the office of the Antioch City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Applications are available online at www.ci.antioch.ca.us and at the City Clerk’s Counter.

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Antioch applicants sought for vacancy on Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control Board of Trustees

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The Antioch City Council is seeking candidates for its representative to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control Board of Trustees.

Additional information regarding the responsibilities and duties at available online at www.ContraCostaMosquito.com.

The Board meets on the Second Monday of every other month starting in January at 7:00 p.m. at the District office at 155 Mason Circle, Concord.

To be considered for this volunteer position, a completed application must be received in the office of the Antioch City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Applications are available online at www.ci.antioch.ca.us and at the City Clerk’s Counter.

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Antioch Native Daughters of the Golden West honors 75-year member

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

At their December meeting, the Antioch Parlor #223, of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, had the privilege of presenting member Betty Giannotti, who joined the Parlor in 1939, with her 75-year pin. She was presented the pin by Grand President of the Antioch Parlor, Jackie Wallace.

Betty has held every office in the Parlor except Financial Secretary and Treasurer and is currently Past President.

She was born in Madera and her family came to Antioch when she started Kindergarten. Betty graduated from Antioch High School in 1938. She worked for Attorneys Ham and Arnison, then for the Antiocch High School District for 38 years. She married Lorenzo Giannotti in 1940 and had a daughter, Carolyn and a son, Norman and has five grandchildren. Since she retired, Betty spends her summers in Lake Tahoe.

The members of Antioch Parlor are proud to have such an outstanding, faithful member. At this time, the Parlor has 32 members, with two over the age of 100 and nine members have received their 50-year pins. Antioch Parlor #223 was organized in Antioch in 1923 and has had two State Grand Presidents.

The Order of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, formed in 1886, is a fraternal and patriotic organization founded on the principles of Love of Home, Devotion to the Flag, Veneration of the Pioneers and Faith in the Existence of God. Love of California is evident in the Order’s unceasing efforts to promote the study of her romantic history and reverence for the memory of the sturdy Pioneer Fathers and Mothers, the founders of our great state. To become a member, one must have been born in the State of California. For more information, visit www.ndgw.org.

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Antioch to hold 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration next Monday

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The City of Antioch and the Antioch Unified School District, along with community partners and sponsors, will present the 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Celebration & Scholarship Awards in the Deer Valley High Theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way, on January 20th, 2014, at 1:00 PM.

Keynote Speaker, author Maggie Anderson has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BET News and CBS Morning News, among many other national television and radio shows. She has become the leader of a ‘conscious consumerism’ movement that supports quality black business and mainstream companies with substantive supplier diversity.

The celebration began in 2009 with then Antioch City Council Member Reggie Moore’s desire to celebrate Dr. King’s historical contributions, along with creating a scholarship program for high school and middle school students.  The tradition continues under the leadership of Mayor Wade Harper and partnership with the Antioch Unified School District, along with the support of business and community leaders.

This event is sponsored by the City of Antioch, Antioch Unified School District, CCC Supervisor Federal Glover, Republic Services, Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades and the Arts & Cultural Foundation of the City of Antioch.  For more information contact Diane Gibson-Gray, (925) 325-9897 or email Diane@Art4Antioch.org.

For more information about Ms. Anderson, click here.

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Boy Scouts offer Treecycling to recycle your Christmas tree

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Antioch Drop-off Locations: You can drop off your trees from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,

Dec. 28-29, 2013,  & Jan. 4-5, 2014, at the Prewett Family Water Park parking lot and at the Antioch Marina Overflow Parking Lot at 2nd and L streets. Please remove tree stands before drop-off.

Boy Scout Treecycling: Scouts will pick up holiday trees Saturday - Sunday, Dec. 28-29, 2013, & Jan. 4 - 5, 2014. Have trees ready for pickup before 9 a.m. at the curb. Donations of $10 for unflocked trees or $1 per foot if taller than 10 feet or $20 for flocked trees, payable to BSA, would be appreciated. For more information call (925) 238-8900 or email treepickup@bdscouts.org.

Any yard waste week: Place unflocked trees in yard waste cart. Branches must be 6 inches or less in diameter and 3 feet or less in length. Cut off tree top. Remove tree stand. Lid must be closed.

Flocked trees can be picked up for a fee of $40 or as one of your two, free, large-item pickups.

Questions? Call Allied Waste customer service at (925) 685-4711.

Antioch Multi-Family Info

The Boy Scouts will pick up trees in multi-family complexes.

A donation of $8 or $1 per foot for large trees would be appreciated. To arrange a pickup, call (925) 238-8900 or send an email to treepickup@bdscouts.org.

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Hundreds participate in 37th Holiday Run and Walk for Health

Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Racers take off at the start of the 3-mile run during the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma Reservoir on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

By Allen Payton

Hundreds of people from the Bay Area and beyond participated in the Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch’s 37th Annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, around the Contra Loma Reservoir, on Saturday, December 14.

The event is a fundraiser for local causes, including the Antioch library. Co-founded and still co-sponsored by Antioch’s own Tom Torlakson, the current State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the day included 10K, 3-mile and 1-mile races, with overall winners for each race, as well as based on age categories.

While Jennifer Derego, age 34 of Brentwood won the 10K race with a time of 41 minutes 28.61 seconds, four Antioch runners placed in the top ten: J

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A happy Stephen Caufield, age 12 of Antioch, crosses the finish of the 3-mile run, in 45th place overall and 5th place in the Boys age 10-12 Division with a time of 26:35.44 or 8:49 per mile. – photo by Dr. Brandon Roberts.

arrod Aghily, age 17 placed 6th, Arkady Sanderson, age 16 placed 7th, William Pace, age 20 placed 8th and Itai Mordo, age 28, placed 10th.

The youngest runner to win in an age category was Antioch’s Isabella Laspina, age 10, finishing 20th overall, with a time of 58:30.78 in the Females 13 & Under and Ben Elies, age 13 also of Antioch, who finished 15th overall, with a time of 56:52.83 in the Male 13 & Under category.

In the 3-Mile Run and Walk, Brentwood’s Eric Morford, age 20 with a time of 16:20.40. Antioch’s William Berger, age 27 took 3rd.

The youngest winner for the Boys 9 & Under was Jaylin Cobbs, age 9 of Antioch and Girls 9 & Under was Mariela Torres, age 6 also of Antioch.

For complete results, visit www.holidayrun.org/results.

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Last minute toy drive organized in Antioch

Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Editor:
Attention everyone, on behalf of the Antioch Police Department and Antioch Police Officers Association, which, although they are short staffed and are unable to do a Christmas toy drive, this year, there are now two boxes to drop off new, unwrapped toys.
One is at Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill in Antioch. The other is at the Antioch City Hall. I know it’s last minute, please please try to make it to either location to donate a toy. Thanks to a great Antioch resident, Edward Antrim, for delivering the boxes.

Kenji Freitas

Antioch

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Kiwanis Club and Tom Torlakson to hold annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, Saturday

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Holiday Run banner Kiwanis Club and Tom Torlakson to hold annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, Saturday

Race Overview and Welcome

Dear Friends, Sponsors, and Fitness Enthusiasts:

We know you will enjoy the 37th Anniversary of the Holiday Run and Walk for Health and Health Fair in Antioch, coming on December 14, 2013. We invite you to participate in this year’s run, walk & health fair. Use this event as a goal for increasing your own personal fitness and energy—and that of your family!

Three decades! This event is the longest “running” fitness event in East Contra Costa—and is one of the earliest and most steadfast events promoting fitness and clean living in Northern California. It’s been possible to carry on this tradition and spread this message due to the generous support of sponsors and the tireless energy of hundreds of volunteers. If you’d like to join our planning committee for 2014, let us know. We need your ideas and help.

We welcome your feedback. We’re always looking to improve and expand. As a result of our generous sponsors, the recent event proceeds benefited the Orin Allen Rehabilitation Center, local youth groups and service clubs, Contra Costa County Schools and Contra Costa Libraries, and Senior Centers. Those awards were given at the Annual Awards Breakfast held in February! This year we will continue to offer similar benefits to our great local organizations.

The Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta invites you to share this unique health awareness and fitness action event in 2013…Join in on the fun & the health of it! Click here to download a race registration form or click here to register on-line!

For more information, please visit http://holidayrun.org.

See you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Assemblymember Tom Torlakson
Race Founder
Paul Schorr
Race Director
Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta
37th Holiday Run and Walk for Health

 

 

Holiday Run and Walk for Health Race History

In 1977, current California State Superintendent of Public Education, Tom Torlakson, a teacher and coach at Pacific High School, and Mike Hurd, the Antioch High School Cross Country coach during the 1970s, decided to pull together a new East County event. One in which their runners could participate after the Cross Country season ended, and one that would involve their community more in running.

In the 2nd year, Torlakson approached Clark Gelhaus—a teacher as well as a swimming instructor and fitness enthusiast—and the Delta Kiwanis Club to help with the event. Both the Kiwanis and Gelhaus enthusiastically embraced the Holiday Run.

The event’s organizers have continued to expand and transform the event to make it enjoyable and meaningful for participants.

A 10K race was added by 1979. In the 1980s, the race was moved up to Raley’s Shopping Center to take advantage of the nearby Contra Costa Canal trail. In 1987, the Holiday Run’s “School Participation Challenge” was initiated as a way to get younger students involved in the race and fitness.

In 1991, the race moved to the nearby Delta Memorial Hospital, now Sutter Delta Medical Center, allowing the use of their facilities for race headquarters. The walk was added to attract parent participation, seniors, and the growing number of recreational walkers.

In 1995, Delta Kiwanis made the Byron Boys Ranch—recently renamed the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Center—a targeted beneficiary of the financial proceeds of the event. Youth groups remain major beneficiaries to this day. A health fair was added and in 1997 our name evolved once again, to the “Holiday Run and Walk for Health.”

New participation challenges were also added. A Libraries Challenge gave our wonderful local libraries the opportunity to become beneficiaries of the event. Though their participation, libraries are awarded funds to buy up-to-date materials on fitness and nutrition.

In 2006, the Holiday Run and Walk for Health moved to the Contra Loma Regional Park with the cooperation of the East Bay Regional Parks District. This spectacular location was well received by a record-number of runners in its first three years.

We have worked together to celebrate three decades of family fun and fitness! We continue to believe that the “Holiday Run and Walk for Health” has great potential to grow and bring its message of fitness and family health to hundreds of others in our community

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