Archive for December, 2019

Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner at Sumarai Japanese Restaurant

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Located at 5007 Lone Tree Way, corner of Hillcrest Avenue, Antioch.

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2019 nominations for annual Antioch awards are due Friday, Dec. 27

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Publisher’s Note: This is part of a reposting of articles on our website between Dec. 23, 2019 and Jan. 4, 2020 due to a hosting server issue.

Celebrating Antioch’s Citizens, Businesses for the Year, Non-Profit and Youth of the Year

At 6 pm on Friday March 13, 2020 the Antioch Chamber of Commerce will host our annual awards Gala. The Chamber is pleased to open nominations for 2019 in the following categories:

– Youth of the Year

– Non-profit of the Year

– Citizen of the Year – Most Impact

– Citizen of the Year – Lifetime Achievement

– Small Business of the Year

– Large Business of the Year

Nomination forms must be completed and received by the Antioch Chamber of Commerce no later than 5p on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Please return forms to the Antioch Chamber of Commerce office at 101 H St. #4 or by email to frondeskadmin@antiochchamber.com. For additional information please call 925.757.1800

Click Here to Download the forms

Or

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORMS BELOW:

Download Large Business of the Year Nomination Form

 Download Small Business of the Year Nomination Form

 Download Citizen of the Year Nomination Form – Most Impact

 Download Citizen of the Year Nomination Form – Lifetime

 Download Non-Profit of the Year Nomination Form

 Download Youth of the Year Nomination Form

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Celebrate at Afrique’s Christmas Bash Wednesday night

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Menorah lighted in Antioch to celebrate Hanukkah

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Rabbi Peretz Goldshmid of Chabad of the Delta (center) is flanked by city employees James Plueger and Joe of the Public Works Department for the menorah lighting on Sat., Dec. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy of Rabbi Goldschmid.

By Allen Payton

To celebrate Hanukkah, a large menorah with nine lights, representing candles, was lighted next to the City Christmas in in Waldie Plaza in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown on Saturday, Dec. 21.

“Thank you James Pflueger, Joe, Darrel, Laurie Schwartz and the City of Antioch, California for making the Menorah go up,” said Rabbi Peretz Goldshmid of Chabad of the Delta. “The name Antioch originates from Antiochus of the Chanukah story.”

The annual Jewish festival commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem after overthrowing King Antiochus IV Epiphenes of the Seleucid empire.

From History.com: “According to the Talmud, one of Judaism’s most central texts, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who took part in the rededication of the Second Temple witnessed what they believed to be a miracle. Even though there was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for a single day, the flames continued flickering for eight nights, leaving them time to find a fresh supply.”

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is celebrated beginning at sunset on 25 Kislev and ends at sundown on 2 Tevet or 3 Tevet on the Hebrew or Jewish Calendar.

It is being celebrated, this year from Sunday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Dec. 30.

To learn more about the history behind and meaning of Hanukkah/Chanukah click, here.

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Enjoy a Christmas Eve Extravaganza at Afrique Restaurant & Entertainment

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Enjoy live music and comedy on New Year’s Eve at Cornerstone Christian Center

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Contra Costa Community College District announces search for new chancellor

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

By Timothy Leong, Director of Communications and Community Relations, CCCCD

The Governing Board (Board) has officially begun the search for the next chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District (District) following the retirement announcement of Dr. Fred Wood. The Board is committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search that will attract a strong pool of outstanding candidates for this opportunity.

Assisting the District in the chancellor search is Collaborative Brain Trust and Dr. Brice Harris, a longtime California community college educator and Chancellor Emeritus of the California Community Colleges. The goal will be to complete the search process and announce the new chancellor in April 2020, with a start date of June 1-July 1, 2020.

For more details about this search, contact Dr. Brice Harris at harrisbrice@att.net or cell phone at 916-715-7272. Progress reports and updates will be posted on the District website at www.4cd.edu.

About the College District

The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is one of the largest multi-college community college districts in California. The CCCCD serves a population of 1,019,640 people, and its boundaries encompass all but 48 of the 734-square-mile land area of Contra Costa County. The District is home to Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, as well as educational centers in Brentwood and San Ramon.  Each college is individually accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The District headquarters is located in downtown Martinez.

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Enjoy the Christmas lights of Antioch this week

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

4754 Sterling Hill Drive above and two below. Photos by Nick Howe.

Top of the hill on Hillcrest at the end of Via Dora Drive. Santa replied, “what’s up?”

Kodiak Street above and two below.

Colonial Court – aka the Disney House.

Camby Road.

Street unknown. If you know please let us know.

212 Matsqui Road. Photo: City of Antioch.

612 Bluerock Drive. Photo: City of Antioch.

29 West 16th Street. Photo: City of Antioch.

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