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Tall ship from Pirates of the Caribbean movie to visit Antioch waterfront, October 14-26, offers special sailing event

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Lady Washington

The Lady Washington

The tall ship Lady Washington, the official ship of the state of Washington, will stop at the Antioch City Marina October 14-26 and offer hands-on history experiences, tours, and public excursions. The ship is a replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to explore the west coast of North America. From its home port in Grays Harbor, Wash., Lady Washington visits ports in California throughout the school year, delivering education programs to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Here’s the ship’s public schedule.

10/15-16: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/17-18: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/17: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.

10/18: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Encounters & Explorations (special event), $39-$47.

10/20-23: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/24-25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/24-25: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.

On October 18, Lady Washington will present “Encounters & Explorations: Echoes of Early Expeditions.” Join members of California Indian tribes and a historian from Fort Ross State Historic Park for a round-table discussion of the impact of early European and American exploration of the west coast on indigenous people. The three-hour sailing experience takes place aboard Lady Washington and includes demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences featuring opportunities for guests to take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets for all sails, including Encounters & Explorations, are available at www.historicalseaport.org, or by calling 800-200-5239. Excursion prices are $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. Walk-on tours are by donation. No reservations for walk-on are required.

The 2015 stopover coincides with Delta Thunder VI powerboat races on the Sacramento River October 17-18.

Launched in 1989 for Washington State’s centennial, Lady Washington is a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessel that has appeared in several motion pictures and television programs, including the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. that owns and operates the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington. GHHSA provides educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.

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Antioch PAL to hold 8th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

PAL-logoCalling all golfers and Antioch PAL supporters. It’s that time of the year again! We are proud to announce the 8th Annual Antioch Police Activities League Charity Golf Tournament is open for player and sponsorship registration. Don’t miss your change to be part of this year’s fun and excitement! The tournament will be taking place on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the beautiful Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center here in Antioch.

Attached you will find a form with additional information about how to register players, sponsor the event, or both! As in prior years, we are limiting our field to 128 players. Don’t wait too long to register, as you may miss out on participating in the premier tournament in East County!

Please remember, all proceeds raised from this tournament go toward helping the youth in our community stay active and socially involved through positive relationships with mentors and members of the Antioch Police Department. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation/sponsorship can be considered tax deductible.

Contact Dineen Burdic, Antioch PALProgram Coordinator at (925) 864-0808 or dineenb@comcast.net or vsit http://antiochpalgolf.com

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

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Golfballin' - Lumpy Benefit web ad

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First ever kiteboarding event on Pittsburg waterfront, this Sunday

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Kiteboarding event

PITTSBURG – Kites will fly this Sunday in Pittsburg at the City’s inaugural kiteboarding event! The City, together with its new watersports shop, The Kite Bar, will host the Launch the Launch RampKiteboarding Competition from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Riverview Park.

This is just one step in our long-term vision to turn Riverview Park into an elite kiteboarding hub and training center,” said Garrett Evans, Assistant City Manager. “We also hope to expose our residents to our waterfront, and encourage them to try their hand at stand up paddling, kiteboarding, kayaking, and more.”

Since early 2013 the City has been working with the local Kiteboard community to make this a reality. This week Pittsburg put the finishing touches on its new non-motorized watercraft launch ramp at Riverview Park, and last week, The Kite Bar, the city’s new water/wind sports shop opened its doors. “We’re thrilled to see the action and enthusiasm around kiteboarding, and we’re excited to bring a new sport and adventure to our community. We always knew wind would be an asset to us, but we never knew it would evolve into something as exciting as this,” says Pittsburg Mayor Pete Longmire.

Sunday’s event will feature Big Air, Freestyle, and Slalom competitions with elite kite boarders from the Bay Area and beyond. Spectators can expect near-constant kiteboarding action from 10am-4pm. Free Stand Up Paddle Board trials will be available to the public throughout the day in The Kite Bar’s 15 foot demonstration pool. There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ramp, a demonstration by Kymera Body Boards, and delicious BBQ available for purchase. Event attendance for spectators is free. Competitors can register at www.thekitebar.com.

EVENT DETAILS:

DATE: Sunday, June 28, 2015

TIME: 10am-5:00pm

LOCATION: Riverview Park, Riverview Park Drive, Pittsburg, CA, 94565

PARKING: Street Parking on Bayside Drive, Marina Boulevard, and Herb White Way

MORE INFO: www.thekitebar.com

CONTACT: Alexandra Endress |City of Pittsburg Waterfront Development aendress@ci.pittsburg.ca.us |(925) 252-4968

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE*:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Big Air Competition

12:30 PM – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12:45 PM – Kymera Bodyboard Demonstration

1:00 PM – Freestyle and Slalom Competitions

5:00 PM – Awards Ceremony

*Subject to change depending on wind conditions

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Everyone back into the water! Antioch Water Park re-opened Saturday, June 20th, fees reduced

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Sport Pool involved in chemical malfunction remains closed

Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department completed their facility inspection at the Antioch Water Park Friday evening and approved opening on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Pool chemistry was recorded compliant with California Health and Safety Codes.

The Sport Pool will remain closed to allow the City of Antioch and the County to conduct further testing in conjunction with the State of California. Sport Pool was the only pool involved in the chemical malfunction on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

To accommodate all guests the admission fees will be reduced to $12.00 for general admission. The lap pool will be available for use and all slides will be ready for visitors. Antioch Water Park provides unique summer fun for friends and families, and water play is great exercise!

If anyone has any questions about the Antioch Water Park they should call the Parks and Recreation Director at (925) 779-7078.

The Antioch Water Park is located at 4701 Lone Tree Way. For hours of operation or other information visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett.

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Fire District provides more details on Thursday’s chemical release at Antioch Water Park

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Antioch Water Park

CoCoFireBy Battalion Chief Bob Atlas, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

On June 18, 2015 at approximately 2:31 pm Contra Costa County Fire – Engine 82 (Antioch), Quint 83 (Antioch), Engine 81 (Antioch), Engine 88 (Antioch), Engine 85 (Pittsburg), Battalion 8 (Pittsburg), 1113 (BC of EMS) and 1102 Asst. Chief of Operations responded to a report of 10 to 12 children getting sick from drinking pool water at the Antioch Water Park at 4701 Lone Tree Way in Antioch.

Upon arrival of the First AMR Unit (PM175) the incident was upgraded to an MCI Tier 1 based on reports of 15-20 patients. Battalion 8 upgraded the response to add 2 additional Engines. Engine 82 arrived on scene established Prewett IC and requested County Hazmat. A medical group was established with Captain 88 as Med. Group Supervisor.

After carefully assessing the incident it was found that more patients were coming forward and the incident was escalated to a Tier 3 MCI. Notifications were made to all agencies. A total of 34 patients were treated, 17 were transported to area hospitals and 17 were released to their legal guardians.

Per County Hazmat, County Health and CCCFPD Investigators and with the cooperation of the City of Antioch and its Recreation Department a joint investigation into cause and origin was initiated. Those results are not available as of this writing. During this hour and a half incident no responders were injured and the water park remains closed this [Friday] morning.

Incident Statistics

RESPONSE: 1Truck Company, 4 Engines, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Battalion Chief in charge of EMS, 2 Public Information officers, 1 Assistant Chief, 2 AMR Supervisors, 1 AMR Assistant Chief, 9 AMR ambulances, 4 Network Provider BLS Ambulances, Antioch PD, County Hazmat, County Health, 1 Tri-Delta Transit Bus.

ASSISTING AGENCIES: AMR, Antioch P.D., County Hazmat, County Health, Norcal Ambulance, ProTransport Ambulance, Falk Ambulance

TOTAL FIRE PERSONNEL AT SCENE: 19

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Antioch Water Park closed Friday, June 19th due to chemical malfunction on Thursday

Friday, June 19th, 2015

On Friday, June 19, 2015 the Antioch Water Park will remain closed to allow for continued testing of all operations and further review by Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department. Facility safety is the primary concern for all parties.

The Antioch Water Park closed at approximately 2:30 on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in response to a chemical malfunction in one of the five pools. All guests were escorted safely from the facility and individuals needing medical attention were treated.

Parks & Recreation Director Nancy Kaiser and her staff did a great job handling this incident,” said City Manager Steve Duran. “They were the first responders. They made decisions quickly.They removed the kids from potential danger and got the help they needed from CC Fire. When I got there, I saw no chaos or confusion. Contra Costa Fire had incident command and they, along with EMTs, CHP and Antioch PD were terrific.”

“When Chief Cantando and I arrived and were briefed by Nancy, CC Fire, etc., it was clear that everyone was communicating, working as one team and had the situation in hand,” he added.

If anyone has any questions about the Antioch Water Park they should call the Parks and Recreation Director at (925) 779-7078.

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Free Summer Golf and Vendor Show at Antioch driving range, June 27

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Golfballin website ad

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