East Bay city first to formally apologize to Chinese, AAPI for past wrongs

18 June 2021, 5:51 pm

Standing at the site of Antioch’s former Chinatown, Mayor Lamar Thorpe and council members on Thursday signed the nation’s first apology to the Chinese and AAPI, seeking forgiveness for past misdeeds ...... Read More »

Bay Area bakes ahead of weekend cooling

18 June 2021, 2:20 am

A record-breaking heat wave is expected to lose a bit of its sizzle on Friday even as it continues to bake much of the Bay Area. Still, relief is on the way. It’s just not moving as quickly as ...... Read More »

Antioch mayor, council members sign resolution apologizing for city’s past anti-Chinese hate during public ceremony

17 June 2021, 11:33 am

During a ceremony in what was once the location of Antioch’s Chinatown, Wednesday morning, June 17, 2021, Mayor Lamar Thorpe and council members signed the resolution they adopted in May, apologizing ...... Read More »

Celebrate Antioch Foundation Set for 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

17 June 2021, 5:41 am

After a year layoff due to the pandemic, Celebrate Antioch is set to bring back its annual parade and fireworks show to the City of Antioch.... Read More »

Antioch and Pittsburg Set for Juneteenth Events

17 June 2021, 5:02 am

Juneteenth Event celebrations will be held in both the city of Antioch and City of Pittsburg which is aimed to build unity.... Read More »

20 Fourth of July events around the SF Bay Area

17 June 2021, 2:30 am

California’s reopening means festivals, fairs and fireworks are coming back, including Fourth of July celebrations. Here’s just a sampling. July 4 unless otherwise noted. Anti ...... Read More »

‘I’m not messing around’: Antioch mayor takes action against illegal sideshows

16 June 2021, 3:29 pm

If you know someone who was planning on doing illegal sideshow stunts in a car or ATV this weekend at an event in Antioch, you might want to tell them what Mayor Lamar Thorpe had to say.... Read More »

East Bay city declares 'No Sideshow Zone,' plans weekend crackdown

16 June 2021, 11:03 am

Antioch officials on Wednesday declared the city a “No Sideshow Zone,” seeking to head off a sideshow planned for this weekend. Mayor Lamar A. Thorpe said Antioch police will take a zero tolerance ...... Read More »

Briar Cliff University announces 2021 graduates

12 June 2021, 12:00 am

Briar Cliff University hosted its 90th commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Tyson Events Center. The ceremony honored the university’s 2021 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and ...... Read More »

18-year-old Antioch woman dies following highway crash

10 June 2021, 12:11 pm

An 18-year-old Antioch woman who died following a solo crash on state Highway 4 on Wednesday morning has been identified, authorities said. Brianna Espinoza was driving eastbound just west of ...... Read More »

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