Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Save The Yard supporters file papers for second try at initiative

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

By Allen Payton

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, as the old saying goes. The proponents of what has become known as the Save The Yard effort, to create a park and event center on the former Antioch Lumber Company site in downtown, are following that advice.

According to Antioch City Manager’s Weekly Report, dated August 19th: On Monday, August 15th Joy Motts, the representative for the proponent, Jim Lanter, submitted a revised request for a “Title and Summary” for a revised Initiative Ordinance based on inconsistencies found by the City Attorney on Friday, August 12th. The proponent had been given the opportunity by the City Attorney and City Clerk/Elections Official to leave the initiative Ordinance as submitted on August 12th or to resubmit with corrections and that the City Clerk/Elections Official would waive a new Filing Fee. It was immediately sent to the City Attorney who has up to 15 days to prepare a “Title and Summary” and present it to the City Clerk/Elections Official for delivery to the proponent.

According to Motts, the proponents have 180 days to gather signatures from at least 10% of the registered voters in Antioch during the latest election. That figure is 46,677 as of June 25, 2016. If so, the initiative will be placed on the November, 2017 ballot. However, if they gather signatures of at last 15% of the registered voters, a special election can be called, which would occur sometime, next spring.

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Family entertainment, miniature golf business, Kangazoom, now open in Antioch

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Enjoy Family Sports Day, BBQ at Antioch Historical Society Museum, Saturday

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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Sign up your team for Grace Kings’ youth basketball tournament in Antioch, August 5-7th

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Pokémon Go brings players of all ages to the Antioch waterfront

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
A variety of residents play Pokémon Go near the Veterans Memorial at the entrance to the Antioch Marina in downtown Rivertown, Thursday evening, July 21st. photo by Vanessa Hellman

A variety of residents play Pokémon Go near the Veterans Memorial at the entrance to the Antioch Marina in downtown Rivertown, Thursday evening, July 21st. photo by Vanessa Hellman

By Allen Payton

A report by the Antioch Police on Wednesday, July 13 stated they responded to a call from security at 10:45 pm “regarding a large number of teens (100+) in and around the Antioch Marina. Upon arrival, it was learned they had gathered playing on the Pokémon Go APP. All of the kids remained calm and peaceful. They left a short time later.”

In an email message on Thursday, July 21st, Antioch business owner and resident Vanessa Hellman stated, “I think it’s really great how this Pokémon Go app is bringing people out and and about. I saw so many people down at the marina this evening from kids to older people all laughing together and sharing what they’ve ‘caught’ on Pokémon. I know it’s just a game but in a way I feel it’s bringing the community together.”

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Visit Antioch parks or join a program in July, post photos and enter to win prizes

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Park-and-Recreation-Month-Logo-250July is National Park and Recreation Month. To celebrate, the City of Antioch Recreation Department invites you to join the #SUPERJULY challenge and visit your local parks or join a program.

The social media challenge requires you post four pictures of yourself with friends and family in Antioch parks during July on the Recreation Facebook page by August 1st and you will receive prizes. Tell them which park or trail, what you are doing, and when.

To connect to the City of Antioch Recreation Department, click here. To learn more about the National Park and Recreation Month, click here.

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Prince Tribute skate, Friday night June 24 at Paradise Skate in Antioch

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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New City Sports Club in Antioch to hold Grand Opening, Sat., April 30

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

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