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Neighborhood Cleanup in Antioch, this Saturday

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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The Antioch Police Department is excited to announce the 53rd installment of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program, this Saturday, July 5th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. 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 or 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.

The 53rd Neighborhood Cleanup event will occur this Saturday, July 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Delta Estates neighborhood. Volunteers should report to the parking lot of Marchetti Park, 5298 Belle Drive.

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’s Independence Day Celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Exciting old fashion kids games, contest, concert series, carnival rides, games, inflatables, roller skating, parade exhibits and more!

Mark your calendar for this year’s Celebrate Antioch Foundation’s Independence Day Celebration on Frida, July 4th, at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

The foundation has created a new partnership with the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds for a fun-filled day of events for citizens of all ages. This celebration is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting old fashion kids games, delicious food, carnival rides, inflatables, and exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and FREE of charge! The annual 4th of July parade starting at 11 AM in beautiful downtown Antioch on 2nd street.

The celebration will then continue at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Main stage entertainment starts at 1 PM with a concert series featuring Gospel music from Zion’s Den, a collaboration of churches, a Rock & Roll/Country band, Rosemarie & Rhythm Riders at 2:30 PM, Vocal Ease at 4 PM, and a Jazz/R&B/Motown performance from Ricardo Scales with The Escovedo’s along with many other performances throughout the day. All concerts are FREE. Plus a second community stage with local performers.

While visiting the celebration, enjoy other highlights such as a car show, street performers, old fashion kids games like the three legged race, water balloon toss, egg races, and much more! Plus lots of great prizes. Or hop on a carnival ride, enjoy delicious foods and crafts from local vendors, play in a variety of inflatable jumpies or stroll along the midway and enjoy the view of the spectacular fireworks display starting at approximately 9:15 PM.

For those interested in becoming a vendor, volunteering, or entering in the car show or parade, or want more information on this event please visit the Celebrate Antioch Foundation website on-line at www.CelebrateAntioch.org.

The parade will be starting at 11 AM near the dirt lot at 3rd and A Streets, proceeding down 2nd Street to I Street, around City Hall to 3rd Street and back to the dirt lot. The festivities will then continue at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds where gates will open at 11 AM. Entrance to the event is FREE all day. Parking will be $5. Additional charges will apply to carnival rides, inflatables, etc. No ice chests or food permitted.

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

For more information, visit www.CelebrateAntioch.org or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

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Antioch to celebrate July 4th with parade in downtown, fireworks at fairgrounds

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Antioch holds photo contest to promote conservation and recycling

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The City of Antioch’’s Environmental Resources Division is holding its first ever photo contest on Facebook and Instagram:

  • Win an eco-ticket to ride with #EcoAntioch!

  • Attention Antioch Residents (age 17 & younger)!!

  • You Can Win a FREE Tri Delta Summer Youth Transit Pass ($60value)!!


Who:  All Antioch Residents (age 17 & younger)
What: Participate in EcoAntioch photo contest
When:  May 29 -June 11, 2014
Where:  EcoAntioch Facebook page or Instagram account
Why: Promote conservation & recycling in Antioch
How: Get started by taking pictures of you doing something earth friendly such as recycling at a city park, picking up litter, car pooling, walking or biking or on public transit.  Follow EcoAntioch on Facebook or Instagram.  Post your earth friendly pictures and tag #ecoantioch to enter the contest.  The pictures with the most likes by 5pm on June 11th will win!

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Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup, this Saturday

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Neighborhood Cleanup May 2012 Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup, this Saturday

The Antioch Police Department is excited to announce the 52nd installment of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program. 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 of 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.

The 52nd Neighborhood Cleanup event will occur on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Vista Grande neighborhoods. Volunteers should report to the parking lot of Carmen Dragon Elementary, 4721 Vista Grande.

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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Contra Costa County Fair opens Thursday, May 29 and runs through Sunday, June 1

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

 Contra Costa County Fair opens Thursday, May 29 and runs through Sunday, June 1

Exciting arena events, a concert series, carnival rides, livestock, exhibits and more!

The Contra Costa County Fair opening day is Thursday May 29th –Sunday, June 1st

at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

I AM CHAMPION, HEAR ME ROAR, is the theme for a fun planned four day event for Fair-goers of all ages. The Contra Costa County Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting arena events, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and at affordable prices!

For main stage entertainment, the Fair’s 2014 concert series features:

Paperback Writer; a Beatles tribute and Rodeo House on Thursday May 29th,

FOGHAT and Superbad performing on Friday May 30th,

Life in the Fastlane; Songs of the Eagles, and The Spazmatics on Saturday May 31st and

Hispanic Musical Celebration Sunday June 1st with entertainment from 3pm – 9pm

All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, enjoy other highlights such Circus Imagination, Skip Banks, Circus Street, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, the Bird Man, Wood Carvers, Jeremy the Juggler our Wine Pavilion Stage, Roller Derby much more!

Visit www.contracostafair.com for more information including promos and discounts.

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Antioch Memorial Day event at Oak View Memorial Park Monday morning.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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Kiwanis Club to host Pride of Southeast Antioch restaurant tour fundraiser, Sunday.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Pride of Southeast Antioch Restaurant Tour 2014 Kiwanis Club to host Pride of Southeast Antioch restaurant tour fundraiser, Sunday.

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