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2008-09-01 21:00:33

By Contra Costa Times This week Opportunity Junction -- Job Training and Placement Program application sessions today through Sept. 4, 8-11 and 15-18. 12-week program begins Sept. 29. 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776- 1133, www.opportunityjunction.org. -- East Bay Women's Network -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Speaker: Lee Ann Kleinfelter. The Englander Restaurant, 101 Parrot St., San Leandro. $15 members, $25 guests. 510-228-8973. -- East Bay Innovation Group -- "Open Source...

2008-09-01 21:00:25

By Corrinne Hess chess@@dailyherald.com Who would think an unfinished home in an Antioch subdivision left abandoned by a defunct builder would be a gold mine? Three enterprising crooks found the house in the Clublands subdivision was worth about $1,000 in stolen copper and other materials - at least until they were nabbed by police. While the crime could be considered minor, it underscores one more problem Neumann homeowners have to deal with in the wake of the Warrenville-based...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Denis Cuff It was one small flight for a butterfly, but one giant leap for a species. Butterfly No. 15 emerged from her foam cup home and fluttered off into the wild in the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Preserve on Friday morning, during the first release of endangered Lange's metalmark butterflies reared in captivity. No. 15 was one of 30 pregnant butterflies released by a team of biologists in a last-ditch effort to save the fragile orange-brown- and-white species that lives in...

2008-08-28 21:00:29

By Hilary Costa Antioch bocce ball players have been left in the dark this week - - literally -- after thieves stole the copper wiring from the light fixtures that surround the courts at Chichibu Park. "Without any power we couldn't play past 8 p.m.," said bocce aficionado Dick Straub, who had planned a large bocce tournament and potluck dinner Wednesday night. The group had to speed up the games and break into smaller teams in order to finish before the sun went down. "We got to play...

2008-08-28 06:00:49

By Roni Gehlke Anyone who has ever seen a theater stage adaptation of "Peter Pan" and remembers the fun of watching Peter fly across the stage in his green felt costume as he battles fearsome pirates and Captain Hook, will want to relive that excitement by attending "Peter Pan and Wendy" this weekend at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in downtown Antioch. The play is being presented by a new children's theater group in Antioch called Stage Right Conservatory Theater. Four local women...

2008-08-27 12:01:10

By Rowena Coetsee Nearly one-third of Antioch teens are failing to graduate, according to recently published data from a new state tracking system. Based on dropout information from 2006-07 the state Department of Education released last month, an estimated 31 percent of high school students in Antioch Unified School District don't make it to graduation. That figure is higher than the dropout rate among ninth- through 12th-graders in the Pittsburg Unified and Liberty Union High School...

2008-08-01 06:00:10

By Chrissa Ventrelle At center stage is a raised circular bar, accented by glowing blue lights and a massive glass chandelier. Two flat-screen TVs behind the bar are visible from most of the open room. A water wall, life-size Qin warrior statues and blooming orchids contribute to the Asian flair. All the seating is in booths, giving guests a dual sense of privacy and inclusion in the scene. Smart touches include a separate take-away counter and private and semi-private areas. To satisfy...

2008-07-12 00:00:25

By JAMES HANNAH DAYTON, Ohio Former faculty at Antioch College, which is temporarily closing amid financial problems, plan to teach in coffee shops, bookstores and parks to keep alive the spirit of the private school known for its pioneering academic programs. Scott Warren, former associate professor of philosophy and political theory at Antioch, said 22 ex-faculty members have formed the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute in the village of Yellow Springs, where the college is located. Warren...

2008-07-03 15:00:34

By Lynn Hulsey Staff Writer DAYTON -- Graduating from college is an accomplishment, but it's likely sweeter to earn a degree while working, raising a family or both. On Sunday, June 29, Antioch University McGregor held its commencement for 269 graduates at the Schuster Center. McGregor, in Yellow Springs, targets adults rather than the traditional college students. It was clear from the speeches and conversations with graduates that making it through college while living "real life"...

2008-02-13 09:00:00

By Rowena Coetsee, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Feb. 13--Antioch Unified School District administrators have decided against establishing a performing arts academy at Antioch High School this fall after a communication breakdown resulted in too many questions and criticisms. Proponents of a curriculum oriented around the performing arts began rethinking the location after some Antioch High teachers were taken aback to learn the district would be opening an academy and that it...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'