Thorpe: City’s Plan for Lumber Yard Just More Settling for Less

When I think about what Antioch’s downtown could be, I envision something similar to Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza — a vibrant, public space that...

Letter: Retired Police Chief Supports Mary Rocha for Antioch School Board

This Letter to the Editor was submitted by retired Antioch Police Chief, Allan Cantando As the Antioch Police Chief for six years, I worked often...

Tongson: Reporting Bullying is Only First Step Towards Resolution

Bullying; it's an all-too-familiar age-old term that has been unfortunately firmly entrenched in our society. Whether it is at school, the park, the basketball...

Letter to Editor: Open Letter to Those Who Are Anti-Police

Watching yet another officer funeral. My heart feels heavy inside. There is an ache, a sadness and a fear as I watch. To all...

Letter: Writer Supports Sean Wright for Antioch Mayor

Dear Editor: I have lived in Antioch since 1968. Although I am not a political person, I worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger for many...

Letter: East Contra Costa Fire Director Highlights Progress Over Past 16-Months

The following letter was submitted by Stephen Smith, a director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. Despite the claims of self-appointed watchdogs/activists, elected...

Rocktoberfest Organizers May Have Actually Cost Taxpayers Money

Apparently following rules and regulations appears to play second fiddle in the name of a “good time” in the Town of Discovery Bay. Originally Rocktoberfest...

East Bay Leadership Council: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

Arousing fear and outrage has proven to be an effective strategy, especially during this political season. The past few weeks have seen a great deal...

Letter: Public Deserves Better as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The following letter was submitted by Julie Neward on Sexual Assault Awareness Month Dear Editor, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There is a vulnerable community...

Letter: Antioch School Board Member Explains Why He Opposes Proposition 55

Dear Editor: Last week I was “taken to task” by a member of the Antioch Education Association (AEA), the local teachers’ union, for voting against...

Editorial: With Major Accident Crashes Up 40%, Drivers Must Begin to Change Habits

In the past week, it may seem like East Contra Costa County has had an uptick in vehicle crashes, but the truth is 2018...

Letter: Antioch Resident Seeks Leadership, Not 1% Sales Tax

Dear Editor: Now we have a proposed life time 1% sales tax.  The problem is there was never an exit strategy for Measure C which...

Letter: Referendum Launched to Repeal Antioch’s Marijuana Business Districts

The City of Antioch recently adopted an ordinance approving unrestricted Cannabis businesses within two zones within the City.  The action was not well thought...

Opinion: The Antioch “Landlord Tax” May Not Work

The following was submitted by John Case, a Realtor/Broker who shares that while the City of Antioch is hoping to increase city revenue through...

Letter: Mayor Says City of Antioch is on the Right Track

Dear Editor, As we look at the mayoral election for the city of Antioch, we must face the reality of how Antioch has improved and...

Neciuk: The Next Big Thing in Jewelry is Pure Grown Diamonds

“Alchemy of Earth” Precious stones have attracted mankind throughout history and of these precious gems the diamond is truly unique. Diamonds have always been a...

Opinion: School Safety Must be Top Priority for Antioch School District

One of my top priorities if elected to the Antioch School Board is working to improve student and teacher safety on campus. I say...

Letter: Coalition Works Countywide to Elect District Attorney Diana Becton

From Richmond to Antioch, organizations work to elect the first African-American and first woman  to the office A coalition of nonprofits, advocacy groups, and labor...

Letter: D&K Automotive Repair Thanks Police and Firefighters After Fire

Hello friends On June 28, 2017 while vacationing with my family, I was made aware that our family business was on fire. A fire...

Letter: Fire District Director Explains District Funding Issue, Preparing for the Future

The following letter was submitted by Susanna Thompson, a director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. Dear Editor Like many other people who live...