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“Thursday evening, I attended the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting to hear the item on the initial draft conceptual plans for the redesign and renovation of Waldie Plaza and the discussion of changing the name to Waldie Plaza & Event Center.
The Commission provided a positive reception overall and good feedback, which will inform a revised draft.
This item will be brought to the City Council for discussion and direction at a later date.”
To view the complete presentation slides, click here: Waldie Plaza presentation 0616
By Allen Payton
Out of 556 votes from shoppers between November 28 and December 12, the winner of the best holiday decorations in the Antioch Rivertown 2015 Holiday Store & Window Décor Contest is Urban Jumble with 140 votes. They will be awarded a one-time, 1/4-page ad in the Antioch Herald, which has a $500 value. The antique store is located at 307 G Street.
Winners of the Ballot Drawing Prizes, for those who voted in the contest are as follows:
Queen B’s Quilt Shop – Quilt – Cindy Phearson
Jim Lanter State Farm – Starbucks Coffee package 1 – Steve Brown
Jim Lanter State Farm – Starbucks Coffee package 2 – Sara Garcia
Jim Lanter State Farm – Holiday Snack Bowl package – Thula Keith
Oddly Unique – $50 Gift Certificate – Kimberli Williams
Oddly Unique, Too – $50 Gift Certificate – Francine Hudson
G St. Mercantile – $50 Gift Certificate – Debbie Delta
Almost There Travel – Disney Diamond Celebration promo package – Christina Kenson
Each of them will be contacted about their prize.
Thank you to all the businesses that participated and to all who voted in this year’s contest. See more photos of the window and store decorations of the businesses in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown on our Antioch Rivertown Facebook page.
Sales, specials, Santa, Christmas carolers and more at the Rivertown Customer Appreciation Day, SaturdayFriday, December 11th, 2015
The shops in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown, will be holding the third of three Saturday events during the holiday season, with their Customer Appreciation Day, tomorrow, Saturday, December 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and everyone is invited.
Oak Ridge Winery from Lodi will be doing a wine tasting from 2-4 p.m. at 209 G Street.
The Antioch Singing Angels will begin caroling from 213 G St from 2-4 p.m. and are looking for volunteers to join. Hot cocoa and cookies included.
Santa will be available at 213 G Street from 3-5 p.m. for free photos by Bev Knight that will be available online.
Be sure to vote for your favorite window decorations in the Holiday Store Window Décor Contest and be entered to win prizes from downtown shops.
So, shop for unique Christmas gifts, eat at downtown restaurants and enjoy the holiday spirit in Rivertown.
By Allen Payton
Derek “Tha Barber” Hernandez is not just another barber who enjoys cutting hair. He’s an artist and his talent won his fame and money, earlier this year on Cedric The Entertainers’ “Cedric’s Barber Battle” TV show.
Plying his trade at Ajja’s Barber Shop in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown, Hernandez is known for his portraits and design work.
“I’m only 22 but I’ve been cutting hair since I was 12,” he said.
He flew to Los Angeles where the competition occurred inside an actual barber shop.
Derek competed against a barber from Long Island, New York and another from El Paso, Texas. They were judged by three barbers to the stars.
The three contestants had to use soccer balls as the inspiration for the “buzzcut challenge” and had one hour to create their designs.
They had fun joking around and talking smack to each other as they cut their way through the show.
While Derek’s competitors buzzed the hexagonal shapes into the head of the men in their chairs, he went a different direction, buzzing in the design of a soccer player kicking a ball into pieces, instead.
He survived the first round, as one of his competitors got cut.
The second round was literally a head-to-head battle.This time they had to incorporate super heroes into their design. Derek was given Batman, while his opponent was given The Flash. More smack talk ensued, but it was Derek who came out on top.
Cedric referred to Derek as “DTB” and said “Your color work brought the Caped Crusader to life.”
The show aired on May 1st, and Hernandez won a championship belt, a package of hair supplies, a feature editorial on Barbershopconnect.com and $15,000. The editorial appeared on the website June 29th and can be viewed here. http://www.barbershopconnect.com/detail/054760/barber-of-the-week-derek-tha-barber/
Derek is married and lives in Antioch.
The show aired on May 1, 2015 and can be viewed on The CW website (www.cwtv.com) by clicking here.
Ajja’s is located at 508 W. Second Street in Antioch. To make an appointment to get a haircut that’s a work of art call Derek Tha Barber Hernandez at (925) 550-5602.