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New Antioch Smart & Final Extra! store already giving back to the community

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Friday, July 3 is the busiest day of the year for Smart & Final. Last year, the company sold 621% more private label hamburger patties, 470% more hot dog buns and 300% more red cups on that day alone.

Smart & Final has affectionately coined the days leading up to the summer holiday weekend as “Engagement Days,” which were all-hands-on-deck, this year with more associates and company executives from all levels chipping in to handle the crowd rush. Even Smart & Final CEO, Dave Hirz—a former bag boy himself— took part in the fun by stocking shelves, ringing up customers, and even gathering all the carts in the parking lot.

On Thursday, July 2, as a way to show appreciation for customers and commitment to their communities, Smart & Final partnered with Feeding America, this year to package and donate food and everyday staples for families in need. Their Antioch store, just opened in May, provided packages for100 families in the Antioch community.

Smart & Final is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer for household and business customers. Smart & Final Extra!, one of the company’s newest store concepts, is designed to enhance the household consumer’s shopping experience and also includes changes to benefit business customers. The Extra! Stores are much larger and carry a greatly expanded selection of products in key categories like produce, fresh meat, frozen foods, dairy, deli and grocery basics like cereal, yogurt, bread and snacks. In addition, they have everything that small businesses, clubs and organizations need on a daily basis.

The Antioch Smart & Final Extra! store and is located at 2638 Somersville Road on the outside of the Somersville Towne Center.

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Antioch teen and law office to hold annual effort to collect school supplies for Antioch students

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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Friendship leads to Eagle Scout project of creating a box for properly retiring American flags

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Sean Shinn with his flag box Eagle Scout project.

By Allen Payton

Sean Shinn started in scouting in second grade. A few months later he met Josie Monaghan, founder of the East County Veterans Thrift Stores in downtown Antioch, at the 9-11 Memorial event and kept in constant contact.

I’ve been around vets my entire life,” Shinn, now a junior at Antioch High and a member of Troop 151, said. “So, helping Josie would be amazing since she’s been helping every veteran that’s come back. I helped her with her store when she was starting out.”

So when it came to do a project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, he contacted Josie. Shinn had already done two other projects at the [Veterans] Peer Counseling Center, including making a brochure rack, for the self-help mentoring. Plus, he organized the books they already had.

One of the ideas was a box for collecting American flags that are torn, tattered or faded, so they can be properly disposed of.

They’re no longer fit for duty, according to the Flag Code,” Shinn shared. “They’re then retired.”

That’s done in two ways, either by burning or burying the flag.

He built the box and installed it in February, this year and a variety of flags have already been deposited in the box.

Shinn spoke of properly retiring a flag.

It has to be done respectfully,” he shared. “Only Boy Scouts or military are authorized to do a flag retirement ceremony.”

He is almost done earning his desired rank.

I have a couple more things to do,” Shinn stated. “One more merit badge and then my Eagle Scout Board of Review. Then I’m there. Hopefully in the next couple months.”

His future plans include military service with hopes of attending the Naval Academy.

If you have a worn American flag, you can bring it the East County Veterans Thrift Store at 522 West Second Street in Antioch and place it in Shinn’s flag box. It will be disposed of properly.

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Public meeting about a Community Choice Energy program in Antioch, Tuesday night, July 7

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Residents and business owners are invited to learn how a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program can allow the city to buy electrical power from renewable sources (such as solar and wind) in partnership with PG&E for delivery and maintenance.

An Antioch CCE has the potential to reduce residential and commercial electrical bills, reduce Antioch’s carbon footprint and provide for new green developments, businesses and jobs within Antioch.

The meeting, sponsored by Contra Costa Clean Energy Alliance, will be held Tuesday, July 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. For more information call Harry Thurston at (925) 303-9482.

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All day benefit for Lumpy Sturgill’s family at Golfballin in Antioch, Saturday

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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Antioch celebrates July 4th with parade, fireworks

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

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Antioch’s Annual July 4th Celebration to include Parade, all day events and FIREWORKS!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

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The Church@Antioch to host men’s conference, this Saturday

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

 The Church@Antioch to host mens conference, this Saturday

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