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Antioch to hold 60th Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Neighborhood Cleanup May 2012 Antioch to hold 60th Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday

The Antioch Police Department is excited to announce the 60th installment of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program. The event will occur on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the San Joaquin Ave/El Rey/West Tregallas Road neighborhoods.

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 and 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.

Volunteers should report to Lone Tree Plaza for parking.(2734 West Tregallas Road).

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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Antioch Animal Services to celebrate Peaches’ 7th Birthday Bash on Saturday

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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FROM THE DESK OF PEACHES OF ANTIOCH…

Hey Everybody!

I hope you are all as excited about my 7th Birthday Bash as I am! If you haven’t already heard about it, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11am to 3pm, the Staff and Volunteers will be hosting my 7th Birthday Paw-ty at Antioch Animal Services! There will be a Piñata (for kids 10 and under only), a Coloring Contest, a Pin the Pretty Pink Bow on the Peaches Poster Game, Face Painting, Twisty Balloons, a Raffle for some AwesomePrizes, and lots and lots and lots of Birthday Cake!

My 7th Birthday Bash is Free to the public and that means you are all invited! You don’t have to bring a birthday present to attend, but if you’d like to bring one, what I want most of all is cleaning supplies for the Animal Shelter and Sponsorships for our Adoptable Cats and Dogs.

The greatest part about this event is that all Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes and Bully Breeds will have an adoption fee of only $7 in honor of my 7th Birthday! So if you’re looking to adopt a dog like me, Saturday, May 2, 2015 is the day!

Also, be sure to wear your Peaches t-shirt so we can get one giant group selfie with me and all of you!

Did I mention that there was going to be birthday cake?!

My 7th Birthday Bash is going to be quite the Paw-ty! So come on down and join the fun at Antioch Animal Services!

See you all on Saturday!

XOXOXO,

Peaches, Resident Shelter Dog

Antioch Animal Services

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Free family movie night at Golden Hills Community Church, Friday

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

FREE family movie night Free family movie night at Golden Hills Community Church, Friday

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Volunteers needed for 2015 Contra Costa County Fair, get free entry into the Fair

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Contra Costa Fair logo full 300x264 Volunteers needed for 2015 Contra Costa County Fair, get free entry into the FairThe Contra Costa County Fair is currently looking for individuals interested in volunteering at the 2015 Contra Costa County Fair, May 28th – May 31st.

Contra Costa County Fair volunteers play an important role in helping to make the annual Fair a success. Plus, the Fair is a great place to give your time, learn something new, and have some fun.

The Fair is looking for volunteers to help in the exhibit department, livestock area, agricultural education, fairgrounds classroom and museum, gardens, and office.

Teen and adult volunteers are encouraged to participate. Volunteer applications are now available at www.ContraCostaFair.com. (See bottom of web site). Simply fill out the form and return it to the Fair office by Friday, May 15, 2015.

This year’s Contra Costa County FAIRadise is May 28th – May 31st.

For information, visit www.ContraCostaFair.com or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

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Antioch mother-daughter author team to hold book signing and fundraiser at Barnes and Noble, Thursday night

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Front cover Antioch mother daughter author team to hold book signing and fundraiser at Barnes and Noble, Thursday night

Sales of “Ava Goes to the Dentist” to benefit Carmen Dragon Elementary School

Antioch residents and authors Alicia Coleman-Clark and her daughter Ava J. Clark will sign their new book, “Ava Goes to the Dentist” at Barnes and Noble, locatd at 5709 LoneTree Way on Thursday, April 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Goodie bags will be given to the first 50 people.

Ava is an eight-year-old, little girl who has autism. This is her first book on her personal experience. Autism impacts her daily life in ways that at times are unimaginable. Alicia and Ava hope that this book and enclosed resources will support other families in their journey. This is an awesome way to wrap up Autism Awareness Month.

Alicia and Ava are proud to share this book with everyone at Barnes and Noble for the first time. The “Ava Goes to the Dentist” book signing will also be a fundraiser for Ava’s school, Carmen Dragon Elementary in Antioch. Also, a portion of Alicia’s royalties are going toward the UC Davis MIND Institute and Stanford University for their continued research in autism.

When you use the ticket #11601267 at checkout, a portion of the proceeds go to Carmen Dragon Elementary School. This number can also be used at the check out on the Barnes and Noble website for online purchases from Thursday, April 30th through Tuesday, May 5th.

Ava Goes to the Dentist” is a social story from a child’s point of view. Ava was diagnosed with autism at the age of two-and-a-half. The book is the first of a series of books Alicia and Ava have planned, on various outings through the eyes of a child with autism.

Alicia’s philosophy for a life well lived is, to be present in every relationship, live with compassion and practice humility.

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Los Medanos College will hold vigil to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam Wars

Monday, April 27th, 2015

LMC VietNamVeterans Los Medanos College will hold vigil to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam Wars

Los Medanos College will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. The event will honor the war’s lost and forgotten heroes with a candlelight vigil including a POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony. The LMC Veterans Club is hosting the vigil that will take place on the college’s Student Services outdoor patio. Refreshments will be served following the vigil. The public is encouraged to attend.

Los Medanos College is located at 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565. Guests are invited to park in the college’s Parking Lot B and parking permits will not be required for this event.

For more information about this event, contact Diane Ferguson at dferguson@losmedanos.edu, 925-473-7496. For questions about the LMC Veterans Club, contact Reginald Turner at rturner@losmedanos.edu, 925-473-7515.

Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. LMC prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. It provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. LMC is located on 120 acres between Pittsburg and Antioch, with an additional education center in Brentwood.

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Time to enter your exhibits in the 2015 Contra Costa County Fair

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Contra Costa Fair logo full 300x264 Time to enter your exhibits in the 2015 Contra Costa County FairEnter at the Fair Office or on-line – it’s fun and easy!

Want to enter something in this year’s Contra Costa County Fair? Imagine the thrill of winning a blue ribbon at the Fair for a special talent. Think you own the best pig, bake the most delicious apple pie, make a beautiful quilt, or have an uncanny knack for making crafts? Be sure to enter the Contra Costa County Fair’s competitive exhibits – and join the thousands of Contra Costa County residents who enter exhibits each year in the Fair. There are hundreds of categories and specialty contests for adults and children.

Now is the time to complete the paperwork for those entries. The Contra Costa County Fair’s Exhibit Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits, is now available on the Fair’s website at www.ContraCostaFair.com. Both paper entries and online entries are currently being accepted. Simply visit the Fair Office in Antioch or log-on to the Fair’s website at www.ContraCostaFair.com to complete the entry process.

The Fair is accepting paper entries until April 25th and on-line entries will be accepted until May 1. In order to accommodate exhibitors, the Fair Office will be open from 8am – 5pm on April 25th to accept paper entries. If you prefer to enter online, visit the Fair’s website from now until May 1st at midnight to complete the process.

This year’s Contra Costa County Fair is May 28th – May 31st. For information, visit www.ContraCostaFair.com or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400. If you’re interested in receiving a copy of the Fair’s free electronic newsletter, visit the Fair’s website to sign up.

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Donation account set up for motorcyclist Dylan Rath’s baby

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Aria Rose Rath Donation account set up for motorcyclist Dylan Raths baby

Aria Rose Rath

A GoFundMe donation account has been set up for Dylan Rath’s and his fiancé Ashley’s, three-month-old daughter, Aria Rose Rath It has been verified by the family.

Dylan is the 26-year-old man who was in the motorcycle accident on the Antioch bridge, last Sunday, in which he was tossed over the side and down into the river. A search for him is on-going.

If you are able, please click here, as every dollar counts.

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