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Valentine’s Day and President’s Day specials at Paradise Skate in Antioch

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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VALENTINE’S DAY SKATING SPECIAL
Buy your admission, and your dates is FREE!
 (skate rental extra, one couple per transaction)
OR
Wear hearts, and receive $1.00 off your admission
Offers can not be combined
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
12:00pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Price: $8.00 Admission
Skate Rental: $3.00 Quad/ $5.00 Inline
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No School on Monday, February 15? Come Skate With Us!
President's Day Skate Special
CALL US: 925-779-0200

VISIT US ONLINE: www.paradiseskate.com
1201 W. 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509
Enter at “10th” & “O” Streets
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Antioch’s former Golf N Games to reopen with new name, owner

Monday, January 25th, 2016

mini golfBy Taylor Pagan

The former Antioch recreation business known as Golf N Games will reopen under a new name, according to Marcus Jefferson, who announced his business plans at the January 12th city council meeting.

Jefferson introduced himself and KangaZoom franchise owner Trina Scott of Atlanta, Georgia during the Announcements of Civic & City Events.

“Since we are new to the Antioch area, we are asking for the city’s support,” he said.

Jefferson said he plans on hiring 20 employees, including veterans and those with disabilities. He also plans on having an after school program for children, as well as a “Mommy and Me” program for stay-at-home moms with toddlers.

In addition to updating the miniature golf course and batting cages, other amenities include a full cafe and free Wi-Fi. However, Jefferson said there would no longer be go-carts.

Batting Cages“It will be a real exciting place and something for all ages to enjoy,” he said.

Mayor Wade Harper said he just had a group of students telling him how it’s good that restaurants are opening up, but they need something for them. He said he can now tell them it’s coming.

“This is exciting,” Harper said. “So we definitely want to know how we can support this.”

He also said a council member who is knowledgeable about work force development would be reaching out to Jefferson.

“I brought the lease with me to let you know we are ready to sign and get going ASAP, and if the Lord says the same we will be open within the next month or two,” Jefferson said.

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Nothing says “I Love You” like Couples Golf at Lone Tree on Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Register, today for the Couples Valentine’s Golf Event at Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch.

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2015

Time :12:00 PM Shotgun

Type of Event: 18-holes.

1-6 SCRAMBLE,

7-12 BEST BALL,

13-18 ALTERNATE SHOT

$90 entry fee per couple includes – Sunday Brunch before your round as early as 10 am for you and your sweetie, Greens Fee w/cart, Prize Fund & Chips/Salsa after play during scoring.
$10 discount per couple if you sign up for another of Lone Tree’s VALENTINES events.
PLEASE PUT PARTNER’S NAME IN NOTES.

Tournament Instructions:

ALTERNATE SHOT – Both players tee off, the best drive is selected and the person who didn’t hit the selected drive hits the second shot. The players alternate hitting shots until the ball is holed. 2 drive minimum per player.

DOUBLE PAR IS THE MAXIMUM.

SCRAMBLE- Both players tee off, pick the best drive & both hit from that spot. Do the same with each shot until the ball is holed. 2 drive minimum per player.

BEST BALL- You BOTH play your own ball..the lowest score is your team score.

Couples will play in Four-somes.

Handicaps – Blind Bogie (Random 3 hole avg. per format ).

NO handicaps needed for players.

Please sign up online below, or in the Lone Tree Golf Shop, or contact Rick Armstrong at (925) 706-4229.

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Antioch park gets make-over with new playground equipment thanks to local parents group, City

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Children play on the new playground at Contra Loma Estates Park, Saturday, November 20, 2015.

Children play on the new playground at Contra Loma Estates Park, Saturday, November 20, 2015.

New playground placed in one of Antioch’s most challenged neighborhoods

An Antioch neighborhood known for drugs, crime and violence (Sycamore) received a brand new playground, thanks to a grassroots group of parents and the City of Antioch who partnered to improve Contra Loma Estates Park. The parent advocates and representatives from the City of Antioch, including Mayor Harper and all four council members, as well as Rhea Elina Laughlin, Community Engagement Officer for First 5 Contra Costa and members of her team, joined together on Saturday, November 21st for a ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration to unveil the new park.

The playground before the new installation.

The playground before the new installation.

The drive for the new playground began with the East County Regional Group, a parent advocacy group sponsored by First 5 Contra Costa, who first conducted in-depth rating assessments of every park in Antioch. Their findings revealed that parks located in the city’s lower-income communities were plagued by crime, graffiti or unsafe conditions that rendered these parks unusable by families, compared to the city’s newer neighborhoods.

The culmination of high crime and child poverty rates, along with its very low park rating, led the parents to select Contra Loma Estates as the park most in need of rehabilitation. They took their findings to the Antioch City Council, who given their ongoing efforts to improve safety in the Sycamore neighborhood, allocated $250,000 to renovate the park. The parents group worked with City staff to design the new play structure and will be partnering with the Antioch Police Department to address residents’ safety issues.

The renovated Contra Loma Estates Park includes a brand new play structure for toddlers and school-age children, play structures designed for children of all abilities, such as children in wheel chairs or with other special needs and a foam floor which replaces sand that often contained needles, used condoms and glass.

Rhea Elina Laughlin of First 5 Contra Costa, with Antioch Parks & Recreation Director Nancy Kaiser, thanked those in attendance gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new playground on Saturday, November 20, 2015.

Rhea Elina Laughlin of First 5 Contra Costa, with Antioch Parks & Recreation Director Nancy Kaiser, thanked those in attendance gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new playground on Saturday, November 20, 2015.

Physical outdoor play is important for children’s health and development, but not all children in Antioch have access to safe, usable parks and playgrounds. Crime, vandalism, and unsafe conditions have prevented families from enjoying Contra Loma Estates Park – until now. This is the first victory for this grassroots group of parents, who aim to increase children’s access to outdoor play by improving one East County park at a time.

Contra Loma Estates Park is located at 2395 Manzanita Way at Mahogany in Antioch.

First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy, nurtured and ready to learn by investing in programs and activities focused on children during their first five years, the most important time in children’s development. Since 2000, First 5 Contra Costa has invested more than $120 million in Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds to help Contra Costa’s children get the best possible start in life. First 5 supports three Regional Groups of parents dedicated to making their communities healthier and safer for families. Learn more: www.first5coco.org.

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Breakfast with Santa at Paradise Skate in Antioch, this Sunday

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Santa at Paradise Skate

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Results of the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma in Antioch, on Saturday

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Runners begin the 10K race at the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

Runners begin the 10K race at the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

Following are the winners of the three races run at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch, as part of the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Delta and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, on Saturday, December 12, 2015:

Runners in the 1-Mile Run/Walk prepare to start their race.

Runners in the 1-Mile Run/Walk prepare to start their race.

1-Mile Run/Walk Winners

Overall and Top Male – Eben Zaragoza, age 10, of Antioch, with a time of 7:29

Top Female – Riley MacPherson, age 10, of Brentwood, with a time of 7:36

3-Mile Run/Walk Winners

Overall and Top Male – Marcus Dawal, Jr., age 15 of Brentwood, with a time of 18:29

Top Female – Madison MacPherson, age 15, of Brentwood and a sophomore at Liberty  High School, with a time of 20:01

Assistant Coach for the Antioch High School Cross Country team, William Berger, age 29, placed first in his age division and second overall, with a time of 18:30, providing a good example for his team.

The 3-Mile Run/Walk competitors and participants start the race.

The 3-Mile Run/Walk competitors and participants start the race.

10K Run/Walk Winners

Overall and Top Male – Brian Mohrlant, age 35 of Napa, with a time of 42:18

Top Female – Roxanna Aranda, age 53 of Antioch, with a time of 53:04

See all race results by clicking here. For more information about the Holiday Run, visit www.holidayrun.org and for more information about the Kiwanis Club of the Delta, visit www.delta-antioch.kiwanisone.org.

 

Antioch High Assistant Cross Country coach William Berger crosses the finish line second in the 3-Mile race, and first in his age division.

Antioch High Assistant Cross Country coach William Berger crosses the finish line second in the 3-Mile race, and first in his age division.

Top female in the 3-Mile Run/Walk, Madison MacPherson finishes her race.

Top female in the 3-Mile Run/Walk, Madison MacPherson finishes her race.

 

Overall 10K Run winner Brian Mohrlant crosses the finish line after picking up his daughter near the end of the race.

Overall 10K Run winner Brian Mohrlant crosses the finish line after picking up his daughter near the end of the race.

Top female winner in the 10K Run, Roxanna Aranda, finishes the race.

Top female winner in the 10K Run, Roxanna Aranda, finishes the race.

Glenn Moffatt of Antioch, displays his ribbon, after placing first in the 10K race in his age division.

Glenn Moffatt of Antioch, displays his ribbon, after placing first in the 10K race in his age division.

Three "ballerinas" who are teachers at Mno Grant Elementary cross the finish line together in the 3-Mile Run/Walk.

Three “ballerinas”, Heather Werkheiser, Veronica Dyson and Shawna Lucey, all teachers at Mno Grant Elementary cross the finish line together in the 3-Mile Run/Walk.

Mno Grant runners

The runners from Mno Grant Elementary in Antioch, including Principal Janeen Zuniga (back right in Santa hat) and her husband , to her right, Jesse Zuniga, after their race.

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, wearing his Antioch High Varsity Cross Country team shirt.

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, wearing his Antioch High Varsity Cross Country team shirt.

 

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, who placed 7th in his age division and 15th overall in the 10K race, displays his participant's ribbon.

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, who placed 7th in his age division and 15th overall in the 10K race, displays his participant’s ribbon.

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Antioch model railroad club to hold Fall Show, this weekend and next

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

BDL Model Railroad 2015 Fall Show

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Residents enjoy car shows, speed boat races and tall ship tours in downtown Antioch, over the weekend

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Delta Thunder speed boat races on the river, in Antioch, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Delta Thunder VI speed boat races on the river, in Antioch, Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Lady Washington docked near the former Humphrey's restaurant in Antioch, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

The Lady Washington docked near the former Humphrey’s restaurant in Antioch, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

By Allen Payton

There was much to do and see in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown and at the Historical Society Museum, during the weekend.

Car shows were held on Saturday, on both West Second Street, put on by the Midnighters NorCal car club, and at the museum, featuring cars from several car clubs in East County.

Spectators enjoyed the Delta Thunder VI speed boat races, put on by the Rivertown Jamboree, both Saturday and Sunday. Plus, the tall ship Lady Washington , docked behind the former Humphrey’s restaurant, featured both on-deck walking and river cruising tours.

Although delayed by high winds on Saturday, the speed boat races were under way about 4:00 p.m. and continued on Sunday morning and afternoon to the delight of the participants, spectators, sponsors and promoters.

The Lady Washington will be docked in Antioch through the 26th. For more information click here. See race videos on the Antioch Herald Facebook page by clicking here.

Midnighters NorCal car club car show on West 2nd Street, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Photo by Wayne Harrison

Midnighters NorCal car club car show on West 2nd Street, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Photo by Wayne Harrison

Skip Tuttle gives a demonstration in his flat bottom boat that can reach speeds of 100 MPH, on the Antioch waterfront, during the Delta Thunder VI speed boat races, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Skip Tuttle gives a demonstration in his flat bottom boat that can reach speeds of 100 MPH, on the Antioch waterfront, during the Delta Thunder VI speed boat races, Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Delta Thunder VI speed boat races were delayed until a tanker was turned around near the tall ship Lady Washington, on Sunday, October 18.

The Delta Thunder VI speed boat races were delayed until a tanker was turned around near the tall ship Lady Washington, on Sunday, October 18.

A multi-club Car Show was held at the Antioch Historical Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

A multi-club Car Show was held at the Antioch Historical Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Hot rods, classics, low riders and more were on display at the multi-club Car Show at the Antioch Historical Society Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Hot rods, classics, low riders and more were on display at the multi-club Car Show at the Antioch Historical Society Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

 

 

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