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Antioch PD: Next Neighborhood Cleanup Program Announced

February 18, 2013

Be sure to save the date for March 2 between 9-11am as the Antioch Police Department have announced their next Neighborhood Cleanup event. This time, the cleanup effort will focus around the Prosserville Park located at W. 6th and O Streets. Pictures above are from the last event which had Assemblymember Jim Frazier participating along with… Read More ›

NAACP Puts on Superb Black History Month Celebration Event

I have to send out major kudos to the East County NAACP who put on an event that was not only educational regarding Black History Month, but it was inspiring and entertaining. Charles Glasper opened up the event followed by Rev. Dr. Mario R. Howell leading the event with a prayer. A presentation of colors… Read More ›

ECCFPD: Engine 52 Prevents Large Grass Fire

Engine 52 had a nice save this afternoon in preventing a small grass fire from becoming a big problem behind Lowes off of Lone Tree Way in Antioch. The fire was quickly put out without issue. Luckily the conditions were ideal as their was no wind and the field was not yet dry. Fire occurred… Read More ›

Photos: Auto vs. Motorcycle

There was car vs. motorcycle accident around noon on E. 18th Street in Antioch across from Macs Old House. The victim on the motorcycle was taken away in an ambulance but was moving and appeared fine.  Antioch Police, ECCFPD Engine 94, and AMR were on scene.  

Chief Cantando Lays Out Reality with Antioch PD Staffing Levels

Antioch Chief of Police Allan Cantando provided an honest yet amazing presentation this past Tuesday during the Antioch City Council meeting laying out the unacceptable reality facing the city—police staffing levels are comparable to 1995 staffing levels. In 1995, Antioch had a population of 74,925 with 89 sworn positions. Today, the city has a population… Read More ›

Antioch Fire Leads to Arrest on Suspicion of Arson

Yesterday’s one-alarm fire in Antioch left no-one injured, but a house in ruins as Contra Costa Fire Protection District prevented surrounding homes from catching fire on the 1900 block of Deodar Avenue. The fire was reported around 11:51 AM, I didn’t make it on scene until around 1:30 and captured some shots of the damage. … Read More ›

Antioch Teen Sends Hello Kitty to Space

Kudos to Paul Burgarino of the Contra Costa Times for a nice story out of Antioch about Lauren Roja’s Hello Kitty who was sent out to space as part of a science experiment. The Hello Kitty weather balloon traveled 93,625 feet above the planet and was airborne for about 90 minutes. Rojas’ family documented the… Read More ›

ACFA Hosts Free Black History Exhibit

Here is an exhibit to check out during the month of February as the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch (ACFA) is hosting a month long exhibit honoring Black History. The Black History exhibit will feature a timeline in art, literature, and creative arts of the  African American experience in America. The timeline will highlight… Read More ›

Feb 9: Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert

I know its last minute as the concert is in three days, but figured I would share this nice event that should be full of fabulous music. Proceeds from this concert will go towards ensuring the Delta Blues Festival on September 21 continues to remain free. The event begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday at… Read More ›

49er Faithful Deck out Antioch Bears

Here is a little Super Bowl fun as San Francisco 49er fans decked out the Bears in Antioch off of Hillcrest. Photo credit goes to Argentina Davila-Luevano who provided this photo this morning.