CA: Antioch BART Extension Rolls with Rave Reviews on First Day of Service

May 26–ANTIOCH — The long-awaited Bay Point-to-Antioch BART extension rolled into full-time service Saturday, giving traffic-weary commuters in East Contra Costa a reason to hope. The service, which provides a rail link from Antioch and Pittsburg to the Bay Point/Pittsburg station and trains headed west, cost $525 million and took nine years from BART board…

Showdown looms as counter-initiative for Antioch development proposed

Mount Diablo can be seen in the distance along the closed portion of Empire Mine Road which runs through the Sand Creek Focus Area. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group) ANTIOCH — Dueling interest groups will ask for your signature on similar initiatives for the November ballot to preserve either all or a portion of…

Tall Ships Return to Antioch in Rare Joint Appearance

Antioch, CA – History will come alive in Antioch this March as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip to Jack London Square. The tall ships, part of the Washington-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and…