Archive for November, 2015

Antioch Police identify victim in Saturday night’s homicide, city’s sixth of the year

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

By Tom Fuhrmann, Investigations Acting Lieutenant, Antioch Police Department

On Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM, the Antioch Police Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Sycamore Drive on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found an 18-year-old Pittsburg man unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. Life saving measures were implemented and the victim was transported to an area hospital where he subsequently died a short time later.

The victim of this homicide has been identified as Marcos Villazon. Antioch PD Investigators are actively investigating this homicide and no further information will be released at this time. This is Antioch’s 6th homicide for 2015.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6922. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

See the original article on this matter, here.

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Sing silently, win money, get famous locally in lip sync contest at Tailgaters in Antioch, Saturday night

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Lyp Sync Challenge at TG 11-28

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Highway 4 construction lane closures and traffic info, Nov. 22-27

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

HIGHWAY LANE CLOSURES:

State Route 4:

There will be highway lane closures in the westbound direction of State Route 4 between A Street / Lone Tree Way and Railroad Avenue on Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

There will be highway lane closures in the eastbound direction of State Route 4 between Bailey Road and Somersville Road / Auto Center Drive on Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm.

There will be highway lane closures in the eastbound direction of State Route 4 between Somersville / Auto Center Drive and A Street / Lone Tree Way on Sunday and Monday evenings from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am and on Tuesday evening from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.

There will be highway lane closures in the westbound direction of State Route 4 between A Street / Lone Tree Way and Somersville Road / Auto Center Drive on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am.

State Route 160:

There are no highway lane closures of State Route 160 planned for this week.

RAMP CLOSURES:

State Route 4:

The State Route 4 eastbound on ramp at Somersville / Auto Center Drive will be closed on Sunday and Monday evenings from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

The State Route 4 eastbound off ramp at Contra Loma Boulevard / L Street will be closed on Sunday and Monday evenings from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.

The State Route 4 westbound on ramp at Contra Loma Boulevard / L Street will be closed on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am.

The State Route 4 westbound on ramp at A Street / Lone Tree Way will be closed on Sunday through Tuesday evenings from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.

The State Route 4 eastbound off ramp at A Street / Lone Tree Way will be closed on Sunday and Monday evenings from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

State Route 160:

There are no ramp closures of State Route 160 planned for this week.

LOCAL STREET CLOSURES:

There are no local street closures planned for this week.

For questions or comments please send e-mail to info@4eastcounty.org.

A - Eastbound Off-Ramp Closure

B - A Street Westbound

C - Westbound On-RampD - Lone Tree Way Eastbound

E - Hillcrest

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Three shot, one Pittsburg teen killed, Saturday night in Antioch, police seek shooters

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

By Tom Fuhrmann, Investigations Acting Lieutenant, Antioch Police Department

On Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM the Antioch Police Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Sycamore Drive on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found an 18-year-old Pittsburg man unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. Life saving measures were implemented and the victim was transported to an area hospital where he subsequently died a short time later.

Also at the scene were two additional victims. They are an 18-year-old Antioch male and a 24-year-old male out of Pittsburg. Both of these victims had non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both were transported to an area hospital where they were treated and have been released.

The three victims all knew each other and were outside of an apartment smoking when they were approached by subjects unknown to them. As the unknown subjects approached the victims they began shooting at them, striking all three victims. The suspects fled the area after the shooting and are at large.

It is the sixth homicide in Antioch, this year.

This information is preliminary as Antioch PD Investigators are in the early stages of the investigation. No other information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6922. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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New Antioch restaurant, Hurricane Grill & Wings holding hiring fair this weekend, next two

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

HurricaneLogoWebNEW RESTAURANT OPENING

HIRING FAIR!!!!

HURRICANE GRILL AND WINGS.

 ONE OF THE LARGEST WING FRANCHISES ON THE EAST COAST IS COMING TO ANTIOCH, CA.

WE ARE HIRING FOR HOSTS/BUSSERS/BARTENDERS/SERVERS/COOKS.

ALL POSITIONS OPEN.

COME IN FOR INTERVIEWS OR APPLICATIONS ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY, STARTING NOVEMBER 21ST, FROM 11AM TO 5PM. MANAGERS ON SITE READY TO HIRE.

LOCATION ADDRESS: 4827 LONE TREE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531

(In the former Uno’s Restaurant)

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Support a blanket, coat and food drive for the needy at Warm Hearts & Hands concert, Sat., Nov 28

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Warm Hearts & Hands flyer

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Antioch Council considers new Black Diamond Ranch development, reviews Strategic Management Plan

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

By Nick Goodrich

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 10th, the Antioch City Council reviewed the city’s Strategic Management Plan and approved the use of one-time city revenues. Later that evening, a public hearing was held to discuss developer Discovery Builder’s proposed development plan in the Black Diamond Ranch residential area, off of Somersville Road.

Originally proposed as “The Pointe” in 2006, the City Council completed its review of the development project and denied it last year. The Pointe would have involved the construction of 60 homes, including the significant grading of the hill in the center, and consideration for hillside development.

Shortly after The Pointe’s rejection, Discovery Builders amended the plan, which now calls for the construction of only 17 homes, several of which would be custom-built on the hillsides of Black Diamond Ranch. The new project adheres more strictly to Antioch’s hillside development policies, but is unable to completely avoid visual impacts caused by proposed homes on the ridge lines.

Residents of Black Diamond Ranch showed up in opposition to the project, particularly those living on Torgensen Court, which, under the proposed plan, would be converted into a street through which the new homes could be accessed. Darcy Johnson, a resident of Torgensen, seemed to speak the consensus opinion among the area’s residents. She saw no problem with the construction of new houses, but strongly opposed converting Torgensen into a through street.

Putting a road through Torgensen is not what we agreed to,” she stated.

Another resident, Juan Pablo Galvan, cited a city regulation that states that any land on which a development project has been proposed and denied must revert back to open space. The Council appeared unsure as to the validity of Galvan’s statement, with several Council Members stating that they were not aware of such a regulation, but promised to look into the matter before proceeding with the application process.

Discovery Builders and the city agreed to work on a compromise that would entail upholding the integrity of Torgensen Court while still allowing for development in the area, with Mayor Wade Harper stating, “I am not opposed to reasonable development.”

The city’s Strategic Management Plan was also briefly reviewed during Tuesday’s meeting. Approved in June of last year as a tool to guide the City Council and staff in the correct implementation of city policies, Antioch’s Strategic Plan aims to recognize significant city problems and opportunities, define long-term goals, and identify short-term objectives to keep the city moving forward. The talk on Tuesday centered around the goal to make the document accessible and amendable to future City Council Members.

Mayor Harper stated his goal is to make the Plan “a living, breathing document” that would effectively guide the city for years to come. Council Member Mary Rocha also stressed the fact that further public input is needed to make the document as efficient as possible in meeting the needs of the city and its residents. The Strategic Plan will continue to be reviewed and amended during future council meetings as the city strives to make it a cornerstone of progress for Antioch.

The next council meeting will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, between West Second and Third Streets in downtown Antioch. Council meetings can be viewed on Comcast local cable access Channel 24 or via live streaming on the city’s website, www.ci.antioch.ca.us.

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Enjoy Soul Food Sunday by the river in downtown Antioch, Nov. 22

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Soul Food Sunday at Nuce Nuce Deli

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