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Free sandbags offered by Contra Costa County to avoid damage from storms

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis informs East County residents that sandbags are available for any resident who needs help preparing for the storms.

Those who are concerned about flooding at their home or business can visit one of the following sandbag stations located throughout East County:

Ambrose Recreation & Park Center
3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point
West side of the parking lot next to one of the trees approximately three-fourths of the way back to the playing fields.
Sandbags are cached in a container on site at the sand cradle.

Antioch Maintenance Service Center
1201 W. 4th Street
Limit of 20, Staff & Do it yourself
$0.50 empty, $1.00 filled

Brentwood Corp Yard
2201 Elkins Way
Limit of 10, do it yourself. No charge.

Byron Airport
500 Eagle Court Byron.
Bring shovel. Bags are located in the pump house at the junction of Byron Hot Springs Road and Holey Road.
Contact Airport staff at 925-634-0147 for access.
The sand cradle is located on the west side of the pump house.

Knightsen Farm Bureau Building/County Agriculture
3020 Second Street
Located at the north end of the parking lot next to the building.

Oakley Senior Center
215 Second Street
Bring shovel. Bags and sand are located at the south end of the parking lot next to the tree adjacent to Delta Station.

For sandbag station concerns, please call the Non-Emergency Sheriff’s Dispatch number at 925-646-2441.
To learn more about acquiring and filling sandbags, view the county’s helpful video tutorial here.

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Nominations for annual Antioch Citizen, Business, Youth, Non-Profit of the Year awards due Jan. 27

Monday, January 9th, 2017

antioch-chamber-inaugural-gala-2017Winners to be honored at Antioch Chamber of Commerce Annual Inaugural Gala & Awards Ceremony

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce annually celebrates the best of Antioch for their contributions in developing the social and economic well-being of our community. The nomination process is now open for the 2016 Youth of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Citizen of the Year Most Impact, and Citizen of the Year Lifetime Achievement categories. We encourage community members to honor individuals and organizations for their contributions by submitting nominations for any and all of the respective categories.

Please complete the appropriate nomination form, and return to the Antioch Chamber of Commerce by January 27, 2017.  Please direct inquiries to the Antioch Chamber of Commerce at 925-757-1800 or at frontdeskadmin@antiochchamber.com

The Gala will be held Friday, March 10, 2017, with 6 pm – Social Hour   7pm – Dinner. Ticket purchase and registration will be available, soon.

The Chamber is requesting the public’s participation in this exciting event by doing a few important things:

1. Donate an item to our auction.

The funds raised by the auction go towards supporting business education and advocacy efforts for the Antioch business community.

Download a donation form here. 

2. Nominate a Business for the Business of the Year Award.

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce, through its “Business of the Year” Award, honors a company’s contributions in developing the social and economic well being of Antioch.

Download Business of the Year nomination form.

3. Nominate a Citizen for the Citizen of the Year Award.

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce, through its “Citizen of the Year” Award, honors an individual for his/her contributions in developing the social and economic well being of Antioch.

Download Citizen of the Year nomination form.

4. Nominate a youth for the Youth of the Year Award.

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce, through its “Youth of the Year” Award, honors a youth for his/her contributions to the community of Antioch.

Download Youth of the Year nomination form.

5. Nominate a Non-Profit for the Non-Profit of the Year Award.

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce, through its “Non-Profit of the Year” Award, honors a local non-profit’s dedication, time and service contributions in developing the social and economic well being of Antioch.

Download Non-Profit of the year nomination form.

Return nomination forms to the Antioch Chamber of Commerce by January 27, 2017.

Mail or Drop Off To: Antioch Chamber of Commerce, 101 H Street, Unit 4, Antioch, CA 94509

Please direct inquiries to the Antioch Chamber of Commerce at 925-757-1800 or by email to frontdeskadmin@antiochchamber.com.

For more information visit www.antiochamber.com.

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Community invited to new County Supervisor Diane Burgis’ reception, open house, Tuesday evening

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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Burgis, Glover, Andersen to take oaths of office as Supervisors, Tuesday morning

Newly elected County Supervisor Diane Burgis will take her oath of office, along with re-elected Supervisors Federal Glover and Candace Andersen, at a ceremony during the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 9:00 a.m. in Martinez, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Burgis will then hold a Community Reception and Open House later in the day.

“Thank you for electing me to represent you on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. I am incredibly honored to have this opportunity to fight for you and our local priorities,” Burgis said. “I hope you will be able to join me, my amazing staff and our neighbors in celebrating the new year at my first District 3 Community Reception and Open House this Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“I promise to have an inclusive and accessible office so that we can strengthen our community together. The first step is getting to know each other,” she added. “See you soon.”

The oath of office ceremony will be followed by a reorganization of the Board, with the election of the new Chair, which is expected to be Glover and Vice Chair, expected to be Supervisor Karen Mitchoff. The Board will then vote on Glover’s nominations of the board members to various county committees and regional boards.

DETAILS:

Oath of Office Ceremony

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:00 am

Board Chambers, Room 107, Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez

Burgis Community Reception & Open House

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Office of Supervisor Diane Burgis, 3361 Walnut Blvd., Ste 140, Brentwood

RSVP appreciated at dist3@bos.cccounty.us.

District 3 includes most of Antioch, as well as Oakley, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, Byron and Knightsen in East County, as well as Blackhawk and Camino Tassajara in the San Ramon Valley.

 

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Audition for The Drama Factory’s Poe, Maupessant play Jan. 16 and 17

Friday, January 6th, 2017

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G.R.I.O.T. to host Martin Luther King Mentoring Day, Saturday, Jan. 14

Friday, January 6th, 2017

griot-mlkmd-why-we-cant-waitG.R.I.O.T. ( Greatness Rediscovered In Our Time) is hosting a National MLK Mentoring Day. What is the 2017 Black Male Achievement MLK Mentoring Day?

The Martin Luther King Mentoring Day (MLKMD) works to ensure that black boys and young black men are connected to effective mentoring services.  MLKMD trains, coordinates, and supports partner organizations and connects youth and families that request and need mentors with good-quality mentoring organizations nationwide.  We also help guide and support cities, communities, faith and community organizations, schools and others who want to create and maintain effective mentor programs.

G.R.I.O.T. hosts a mentoring day to promote and popularize mentoring in black communities and to encourage mentors and mentoring organizations in every state to mentor black boys and young black men. Although the focus is black, everyone is invited in hopes that other mentoring organizations can come to fruition to benefit all of children and youth.

This event is free but registration is required. You must register online by clicking here.

Sponsorships are still needed. Please see the following flyer: griotdonationrequest-letter-2017

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Antioch Chamber hires new CEO following Wright’s election as mayor

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Richard Pagano from his Facebook page.

Richard Pagano from his Facebook page.

The Antioch Chamber of Commerce announced today that local State Farm agent, Richard Pagano will be its new its Chief Executive Officer. Pagano replaces former CEO, and newly elected Mayor of Antioch, Dr. Sean Wright.

Asked about the Chamber’s leadership change, incoming chair-elect Donna McGee of Kaiser Permanente said, “We’re looking forward to Richard’s leadership. As our immediate past-chair, he has proven himself a valuable asset both to the Chamber, and the community at large. Under the direction of the board, we expect that he will maintain the mission and vision the Chamber has been operating under for the past six years.”

The Mission of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce is to promote our community, advocate for businesses with government, grow our local businesses, and encourage regional economic development and job creation.

“I’m excited to continue the good work the Chamber had been doing for the past six years under Sean’s leadership,” Pagano said. “We have a dynamic Board of Directors that has been supportive throughout the transition process, and I’m thankful for all they’ve done to make this seamless.”

“I’m looking forward to maintaining our mission of promoting the community, advocating for business with government, helping businesses grow, and encouraging regional economic development,” he added.

Incorporated in 1938, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in our community. As the Chamber works to accomplish these goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner, community promoter, business spokesperson, economic counselor and teacher, government relations specialist, human resources advisor, and public relations practitioner. The Chamber is a member organization that represents almost 300 businesses who employ thousands of employees serving the East Contra Costa community.

“The Chamber is excited to continue advocating for those businesses and growing the economic climate under Richard Pagano’s leadership,” added McGee.

You can contact the Antioch Chamber of Commerce by visiting us at 101 H St. #4 Antioch, CA 94509, www.antiochchamber.com, emailing frontdeskadmin@antiochchamber.com, or calling 925.757.1800

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NAACP East County Branch annual MLK Day Prayer Breakfast, Monday, Jan. 16

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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Antioch Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16; scholarship contest entries due tomorrow

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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