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Battle of the Badges Antioch vs. Pittsburg police basketball fundraiser for Special Olympics Tuesday, May 21

Friday, May 17th, 2019

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TreVista to host seminar on Advanced Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney May 28

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

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Tickets available for Antioch’s annual State of the City lunch Friday, May 17

Friday, May 10th, 2019

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Delta Learning Center to hold ribbon cutting, “passing the torch” celebration May 15

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The Delta Learning Center is honoring the twelve-year legacy of Tara Schleder McKnight, Executive Director of the Delta Learning Center, as she passes the torch to the new Executive Director, Shannon Starzyk. McKnight is leaving her position to join her husband who has moved his golf accessory business to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Under McKnight’s leadership the DLC expanded its support from foundations with continued support of local service organizations. The DLC was also able to offer tuition assistance to low income students; this flexibility is at the heart of the Delta Learning Center’s mission. As a service organization this has allowed the DLC to truly address individual family needs and provides a unique and valuable service to our community. Most other local tutoring options are businesses as opposed to nonprofits – or tutor with non-credentialed volunteers in group settings. During the great recession the Delta Learning Center came close to closing its doors – but the dedicated staff under McKnight’s leadership and board came up with creative ideas and grants that kept the DLC solvent.

Shannon Starzyk comes to the Delta Learning Center as a parent of three children who have benefited from the DLC’s program. Starzyk has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University, a Masters of Social Welfare in Child/Adolescent Social Welfare Policy at UCLA, Manga Cum Laude and has pursued a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s College of California. Starzyk has numerous training certifications. She is the owner operator of Starzyk Instruction Services, which provides training to Public Service Safety instructors throughout the State of California. Starzyk is the widow of a Martinez police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

The Delta Learning Center is Contra Costa County’s only nonprofit tutoring center with one on one tutoring and fully credentialed teachers. Since its start in 1976, more than 25,000 students have enrolled at DLC for help with their education. This is the 30th Anniversary of moving into to their building, which was specifically designed for tutoring and built by donations from the East County Community. Over the years DLC has been supported by grants from foundations and local business, gifts from service clubs and individuals, the City of Antioch and nominal fees for service.

The ribbon cutting and pass the torch ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at 275 W. Tregallas Road, across from the Post Office, in Antioch. The entire community is invited to stop by, particularly past board members, clients and supporters.

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Recreation activities roll to Antioch parks this summer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Kids and families will enjoy “Rollin’ with Rec” this summer during community events and special pop-up recreation programs scheduled at City parks around town. Thanks to one-time revenue funds and a joint public agency partnership with Tri-Delta Transit, the City of Antioch now has a mobile recreation bus that will visit City parks and community events. Sports equipment, large size games such as Jenga, arts & crafts, and a host of other recreation goodies will travel in the van so that kids can enjoy outdoor fun and healthy activities close to home.

City officials will introduce and unveil the bus at the Recreation & Health Expo on Saturday, May 11, 2019. A ribbon-cutting will take place that day at 9:45 am at the Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. All residents are invited to come join City Officials and get a sneak peek at the van.

For more information about summer programs and the mobile van, call the Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.

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Antioch Memorial Day Celebration at Oak View Memorial Park Monday, May 27

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

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Rivertown Art & Wine Walk Saturday, May 11 in Historic Downtown Antioch

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

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A few tickets left for Rivertown Jamboree Crab Feed on Saturday, April 27

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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