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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AntiWood Update

I will be continuing to reports news about Antioch and Brentwood in a couple days. If you're on Facebook be sure to "Like" our page. It only takes a second. And if you have not read where we are going to take this website check these out:

"The AntiWood Vision":
"The Antiwood Recipe":
"AntiWood Power":

2011 is going to be an interesting year for AntiWood.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

AntiWood Power

I began AntiWood with a vision. A vision of creating one media source for two cities. I have received positive feedback from many, but I am still in need of assistance.

I've been launching a "viral marketing" campaign through inspirational writings. I want people to believe in the idea and try to make it happen. It could be a fun project that generates revenue for both cities forever. A .com based on ourselves. That's what AntiWood is.

Here is another inspirational writing called "AntiWood Power." I would like to thank those who have supported this venture so far. This is still the beginning. Be patient.

Merry Christmas.


"AntiWood Power"

We hold the power. There is nowhere in the Bay Area with undeveloped quality land like Antioch and Brentwood. We have the power to make THEM come work here...instead of us going to work there. The question is how do we do that?

What will be the next symbol of AntiWood?

#1. We develop an infastructure before the expansion. Transportation needs to be up to par. The goal is to move people in and out of the area in an orderly manner. I have learned from working in a restaurant that to make money you need a steady flow of people. We will encourage new companies to stagger their workweeks. People stay up late nowadays on the West Coast. 9-5? How about that 12-8. Or 11-7. The system is too stagnant. We need to switch it up to meet our needs.

#2. We use the environment to our advantage. A lot of people underappreciate the beauty of Antioch and Brentwood. We attract people to work in our city by giving them a calm setting to work around. Will skilled workers of the 21st century want to work in a congested city? Or have a view of Mt. Diablo on their 3rd floor balcony? I think we all know the answer to that. That's why we live out here.

#3. Develop We find a team of web designers to work on the project. We discover young reporters to post video news reports on the blog. We see a $12 blog turn into a two-city project right before our eyes. The question you need to ask yourself is if you build it will they come? You know what they say "Start building and find out."

Don't forget about the 3 M's. Money. We're relentless in getting money. We will make money every second of every day. Morals. We go about things in a transparent way. We look to set an example for the community. Modernization. There's only one chance to develop land in the real world. We can't screw this up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simonsen Discusses APOA and EBart

Former Antioch city council member Arne Simonsen wrote an interesting column that will run in the Contra Costa Times December 23rd. He discusses leadership issues within the Antioch Police Officers Association and the debacle known as EBart. To get a sneek peek at the column you can check it out here:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Antioch Residents Win Christmas Contest

Congratulations to the Rehm family for winning the "KISSMas Lights" Contest on 98.1  KISS FM. If you would like to view this house in real life you can check it out @ 2921 Camby Road in Antioch. The house is known as "Candy Cane Lane."

Monday, December 20, 2010

Local Dog on KOFY

Trouble with Hillcrest EBart Plan

The Contra Costa Times reported that the current EBart Plan drawn up for Antioch is drawing criticism from city leaders. The plan does not include restrooms for the station or a place for a service agent. Leaders feel thar Antioch is being treated as second-class citizens once again by BART. For more information you can check out the entire article here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

East County Little League Sign-Ups

East County Little League is hosting sign-ups at Straw Hat (by Winco) on the following dates:

January 6th: 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
January 8th: 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

For registration information go to their official website @

Antioch Police To Layoff 6 Officers

According to the Antioch Police Officers Assocation the Antioch City Council has announced that 6 officers will be layed off when the new year hits January 1st.  This is a step in the wrong direction for a department already short-staffed. To express your concerns the APOA encourages citizens to attend city council meetings. Something needs to be done to get these 6 officers back on the street.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Antioch Little League Sign-Ups

Antioch Little League is hosting sign-ups on the following dates:

January 8 and 15 - 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
January 12 - 6 to 8 P.M.

Location: Golf N Games

For more information go to:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lumpy's Diner on the Food Network

I need to make a correction to the Lumpy's Diner story I ran. The "Outrageous Foods" episode on the Food Network featuring Lumpy's Diner will run on January 7th...not December 17th. If anyone sees any wrong dates or anything of that sort you can leave a comment on the blog post. You don't even need to sign up. Thank you to the person who e-mailed me the new date.

Free Car Giveaway @ Mike's Auto Body (Antioch)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Week @ Trucks Training

Trucks Training is offering a one week free trial for their sports training programs. This would be a great way to have your youth athlete get a glimpse of what Trucks Training offers. You can go here to sign-up if this interests you:

If you're just looking for a typical gym membership Trucks Training gives you 3 different choices:

-12 Month Contract
-Corporate Membership

Monday, December 13, 2010

The AntiWood Recipe

The AntiWood Recipe

Our goal is to bring people together by following these ingredients:

#1. Provide useful information. Never anything shallow. We are not TMZ. We want to build a community and not tear one apart. We are the humble voice of the community.

#2. Food is good. As we expand Antioch and Brentwood we place an emphasis our own restaurant industry. We have a lot of undiscovered places that need to be discovered. Once our all roads connect we will attract people from other cities to come eat here. Innovation means better quality food at a faster rate. Speed of service will be everything in this new economy.

#3. Money is advancement. To build up our local city budgets we need to start generating constant sources of revenue. When that does happen we switch to survival mode. We learn from governments of the past. The less greedy we get the more stability we get. The more stability we get the happier people are. We need to see how it feels to be in surplus. Big surplus.

#4. Modernization is everything. AntiWood's goal is to create a company that helps modernize Antioch and Brentwood.

#5. Our motto is: "If you build it...they will come." We place an emphasis on building things. This could be anything from a twenty story office building to a new lesson plan from a history teacher. We want to show others that everything in life is built. Nothing comes from thin air. We want to turn a recession into a boom. How do we do that? Build something. - Now Hiring.


Uncle Steve's Roof Repair

Maintain your roof to achieve its maximum life. Call Uncle Steve's Roof Repair at (925)777-1942. Steve will repair your roof or clean your gutter for a reasonable price.


Facebook Visitors

The last couple days AntiWood has been receiving many new visitors from Facebook. If you're one of those people be sure to "Like" our page.

AntiWood on Facebook:

Lumpy's Diner on the Food Network

I got word that Lumpy's Diner is going to be on "Outrageous Foods" January 7th. If you are unfamiliar with Lumpy's you can check out the website @ It is good to see the Diner get recognized since Lumpy and his staff have done a lot for this community. If anyone knows what time this will air please comment.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lost Dog - Rossi Ave (Antioch)

A one year old Black Lab went missing around Rossi Ave (off A Street) on December 10th. He has a black leather collar and goes by the name "Rass." If you have any information please contact me and I will relay the information to the owner.

Pedestrian killed in Hit-And-Run

Saturday night around 5:00 P.M. a woman was killed while crossing the street at the 2400 block of L Street. The vehicle fled the scene westbound on Highway 4. The woman (no name released) was taken to the hospital where she died from head injuries.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Multi-Car Crash @ Lone Tree and Empire

Around 1:20 P.M. a serious crash occured at the Antioch/Brentwood border. If anyone has any information about the status of those involved in the crash you can share it by leaving a comment.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mayor Davis Meeting With APD Leadership

The recent crime spree in Antioch has been a stern reminder of how stretched thin the Antioch Police force really is. Mayor Davis is meeting with Antioch Police leaders later on today to address the issues facing the city.

Free Advertising

AntiWood is still offering free advertising to any local business in the Antioch/Brentwood area. We would like to thank Trucks Training and the Intitutive Healing Center of Antioch for expressing interest in AntiWood. If your business would like to be featured on this website e-mail me:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brentwood Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

December 18th - 1:00 and 5:00 P.M.
December 19th - 3:00 P.M.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating. To order tickets online go to:

Brentwood Childrens Ballet Theatre:

APD Press Conference - 4:30

KRON 4 is reporting that Antioch Police will be hosting a press conference to discuss the dragging murder by Cavallo. We will update any new information as it comes out.

UPDATE: A man in a Nissan Frontier dragged a female to her death around 1:50 A.M. this morning at the corner of Cavallo and East 18th in Antioch. He has been idenitified as Brentwood resident Lucio Rivera-Avila. The victim has been identified as Shelly Baker (Age 47).

Avila and Baker were together that night in the same vehicle. As they got in a dispute Baker tried to exit the vehicle and Avila ran her over multiple times. There is video of the incident from a local gas station, but the Antioch Police have decided to not release it to the media. They would like to see the case tried in Contra Costa County and releasing the video would jeopardize that.

Avila is a convicted felon. Police searched his Brentwood residence and found an unlawful firearm. Later tonight he will be transported from the Antioch jail to the Contra Costa County jail.

AntiWood is now on Facebook

AntiWood has taken the plunge in setting up a Facebook page.  If you would like to support us on Facebook just click the Facebook badge in the top right hand corner of the AntiWood mainpage and "Like" the page. I'm working on the RSS feed right now.

Holiday Lights - 2921 Camby Road (Antioch)

Another nice holiday display in Antioch. You can find this house on Camby Road in Antioch.

Crime in Antioch

Over the last couple days Antioch has been very active. Here is a brief summary of what has gone on:

December 6th

10:00 A.M. - A woman was stabbed to death at the Delta Fair Shopping Center. Police arrested a 56 year old man at the scene.

3:00 P.M. - Shooting at the 2300 block of L Street. No arrests made yet.

10:45 P.M. - A man sitting in a 2005 Mercedes Benz was shot and carjacked on Bison Way. The victim's wounds appear to be not life threatening.

December 7th

1:50 A.M. - A woman was dragged to death by a Nissan Frontier pickup at the corner of East 18th and Cavallo. The man allegedly driving the Frontier has been arrested and is being questioned by APD.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Intuitive Healing Center of Antioch

AntiWood is now on board with another local business. The Intuitive Healing Center on G Street is a place specalizing in healing techniques. They offer a variety of services from full body massages to cold laser therapy. To get better deals on their services you can either join for 3, 6, or 12 months. If they offer any special deals we will be sure to run them in the future.

It is great to see another business express interest in AntiWood. If you would like to support this business or learn more you can find their website @

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:30 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

213 G Street (Antioch)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dozier-Libby PTSA Fundraising

Next Saturday the Dozier-Libbey PTSA is hosting a holiday event to raise money. If you are interested in supporting this cause here is the information submitted to me by the fundraising chair:

Holiday Bazaar at the Barn
Dec. 11th 10a - 2p at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School
4900 Sand Creek Rd. Antioch (Next to Kaiser Hospital)
(925)754-6978 for more info

Come get your Christmas shopping done at our Holiday Bazaar and support
Dozier-Libbey PTSA.
Vendors include: Scentsy Wickless Candles-Trecena McKinney consultant,
Tupperware- Cindy Gilchrist consultant, Wall Dreams, 90% Angles, Rigel Creative
Images, Lamb Pottery, Joy's Handcrafted Jewelry, and many more!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Little Caesars Opening (Antioch)

On December 7th Little Caesars is opening a new store in the Willamson Ranch Plaza on Lone Tree Way. If you're looking for a great deal on a pizza they offer the $5 "Hot N Ready" deal. We would like to wish them luck in this venture.

Lighted Boat Parade

The Bridge Marina Lighted Boat Parade will be taking place on December 4th at 6 P.M. There will be 20 different boats entering the parade. To get a good look you could go to the Antioch Pier or 2nd Street.

The street parade has been cancelled due to the economic downturn according to

For more information on the Holiday De Lites event you can visit here:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Antioch City Council - Election Results Official

The results from the recent elections have been certified by the Contra Costa County Elections Division. The two new members of the Antioch City Council are Lt. Wade Harper and Gary Agopian. Wade Harper ran a solid campaign and received 24% of the vote. Gary Agopian edged out Arne Simonsen by a slim margin of 157 votes. These new City Council members will be tested right away as the City Council will be looking for pragmatic solutions to solve the current budget problem.

Election Results:

Gary Agopian

Lt. Wade Harper

Rocco - The Lost Yorkie

The owner of this dog is offering a $1,000 reward for finding her best friend. If you live in the Hillcrest/Wildhorse area be on the look out for this dog. He answers to the name of Rocco.

Christmas Trees

It's the first day of December and everyone is looking to buy the right Christmas Tree. The question people ask is where can I buy quality Christmas Trees in Antioch or Brentwood. So far I have spotted out two places selling them. If anyone knows of any other Christmas Tree Farms feel free to comment.


Willamson Ranch Plaza - By Uno's
Antioch/Pittsburg Border - Before Los Medanos College.


Streets of Brentwood - By ice skating rink

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lost Yorkie - Wildhorse Area

A black/brown Yorkie wearing a Harley Davidson sweater went missing around the Hillcrest/Wildhorse area. If you have any information about this dog contact Jenna at  925-783-4335. There will be a reward if he is found.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

AntiWood Update

I will resume posting stories about Antioch and Brentwood in a couple days. I decided to lay off for now because I want people to read the vision of where we can take this site. If you felt like the vision was a great idea spread the word to others. This website is a product of the people of Antioch and Brentwood. The more participation it gets the more we grow.

If you have any breaking news from criminal activity to an event your charity is hosting send me an e-mail. I am still offering free advertisement for local businesses too. This is a chance for local business to get involved with a .com venture that will benefit everybody in the future. There's nothing to lose here.

Tuesday night I will start posting news stories again if I can find anything worthy to report. The views tripled on this blog after I posted the AntiWood Vision so things are looking up. Thank you for the support. This is just the beginning.

Here is a direct link to The AntiWood Vision:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The AntiWood Vision

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. I chose this day to release my vision of AntiWood. If you believe in this idea pass it on to whoever you feel is ambitious and creative.


The AntiWood Vision:

I come to the people of Antioch and Brentwood with a vision. A vision that aims to bring the community together and create wealth.

I got this idea of AntiWood from reading stories on AntiWood will start out like ClayCord, but take a modern twist. The difference between me and the Mayor of ClayCord is we come from different generations. I come from a generation that has used advanced technology since we were young kids. My idea of where to take this site will be seen as overly ambitious by many, but understood by a few. The few that understand it will jump on board and help build this website from the ground up.

I will not release every little detail about my vision, but I will break down the main points of it. I see as being THE website that people in the communities of Antioch and Brentwood check on a daily basis. It will be a portal site linking local business to local people.

It feels like we are scattered all over on the Internet on websites like Yelp and Craigslist. Information on these sites is sometimes hard to find. To improve that we will be our own Yelp and Craigslist. You won't need to check Craigslist for classifieds or missing dogs. We will provide all those services for you guys. Instead of being scattered all over thousand of sites on the Internet we will have the privilege of having one portal personalized to our community needs. No longer will we be feeding San Francisco or San Jose our money. We will be creating money within our own community.

News reporting will still be the #1 focus of the website. It was created as a blog and will continue to be a blog on the main page. As the user base grows the amount of stories will grow. We will be the first media source to get access to a lot of information. The days of going to the Contra Costa Times message board asking "what happened with that car crash here?" will be over. We will make a major commitment to providing the best stories at all hours of the day. Efficient news reporting will be our main draw to get people to come to the site in the first place.

Another big part of the vision includes helping out local business. As the site grows I would like to make an option for our web designers to create and maintain websites for local businesses. Let's say there was a place called Rick's Automotive. Rick would come to us and we could design a website for his company to be hosted on AntiWood. He could send his customers to or tell them go to AntiWood keyword "Rick's Automotive." As he makes changes to his pricing and other aspects of his business we will be on call to update his site. I see that a lot of small businesses have outdated websites. AntiWood will be on top of all that for a reasonable fee.

The possibilities are unlimited with the things we could do. It all comes down to what the people of Antioch and Brentwood are willing to do. Some may see it as a privacy matter and not want to be involved. Others will see this as a great way to keep the populace updated about events in the city. When I played baseball when I was younger I always wanted a website that would provide stats and game reports on a daily basis. At that time it felt like our technology was not good enough to make that a reality. With this site, though, we could be hosting websites for organizations like Antioch Babe Ruth or East County Little League. It could be a virtual scrapbook for youth sports.

Our goal is when every person in Antioch or Brentwood logs onto the Internet they have as their homepage. We can make that happen. - Taking Antioch and Brentwood virtual.

"If you build it...they will come."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

34th Annual Holiday Run and Walk

The Delta Kiwanis Club is hosting the 34th Annual Holiday Run and Walk on December 11. For more information on this event you can visit the official website @ We look forward to reporting other events hosted by the Kiwianis Club in the future.

Registration Forms:
Register Online:

New Sushi Restaurant

There are some new tenants moving in at the corner of Lone Tree and Hillcrest. "New China - Chinese Sushi & Bar" is replacing Qin's Bistro. They will be opening in mid-November. We wish them luck in this business venture.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hiking Group Seeks Leaders

The East Bay Casual Hiking Group is looking for more members on this side of Mount Diablo. They mostly do hikes around the Concord/Danville part of Mount Diablo but are looking to do more out this way. If you are interested in hiking and want to get a group together check out the website:

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Local Business

AntiWood is looking to form partnerships with local business owners. In about a week of launching the blog we've already received hundreds of page views  and have plans for steady growth in the future. Be one of the first businesses to support this venture. We will be a media source serving this community for many years to come. E-mail for more details.

Kitten Found in Garin Ranch Development (Brentwood)

Yesterday a man found a grey kitten on Redhaven Street in the Garin Ranch area of Brentwood. If you're looking for this kitten contact AntiWood.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NCS Football Results

Heritage 45
Pittsburg 20

San Ramon Valley 27
Deer Valley 15

Heritage (9-2) will be playing De La Salle (10-0) next Friday November 26 @ 7 P.M. It will be played at De La Salle High School in Concord.

$1000 Reward for Missing Cat

"Mojo the Cat" is missing in action and his owner is offering a $1000 reward if you find him. He went missing around the Contra Loma/James Donlon area earlier this year. If you or anyone you know has adopted a cat that looks like this have it scanned because Mojo has a microchip. If you live in the area and see a Long-Haired Siamease Seal Point Cat it might be him. Send me any information and I will pass it onto the owner.

Friday, November 19, 2010

NCS Football

North Coast Section football is coming up for Heritage and Deer Valley High. Heritage plays Pittsburg tonight (11/19) at Pittsburg. Tomorrow (11/20 @ 7 P.M.) Deer Valley will be taking on San Ramon Valley at San Ramon High. Congrats to both schools for making the NCS playoffs and good luck to them. We will report results as we get them.

Heritage Football:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Looking for New Banner

I'm looking for someone to design a creative banner to display at the top of the blog. It should be something that symbolizes both Antioch and Brentwood. The Mt. Diablo picture is getting a little plain.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Trucks Training - Heavy Hitters Program

AntiWood has gotten information of a new football training program started by Anthony Trucks of Trucks Training. It is called the Heavy Hitters Program and begins on November 29th. If you would like more information on the program you can contact Trucks Training @ 925 756 7321 or check out their website:

Trucks Training is a local gym founded by former NFL player Anthony Trucks. They are a gym that supports local youth sports in the area. AntiWood is thankful to get the opportunity to plug this company and help get more people involved in these programs. If you have never been to Trucks Training you can check it out in the Raley's shopping center on Lone Tree Way in Antioch.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Antioch Community Center Opening Soon

The Antioch Community Center will be opening soon to the public. The Center will contain a library, gynamisum. and substation for Antioch Police. It you would like to get a full run-down on what else it will offer check out the official webpage:

APD Reduced Counter Hours

Here is a notification from Antioch Police about staff reductions:

Due to the continued financial shortfalls facing the Antioch Police Department, the Public Counter hours have been reduced in half. The new hours will be:

Monday – Thursday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Rules of the Blog

AntiWood aims to be a blog that covers many diverse topics. We will post anything from high school sport scores to coupons from local business. If you have any newsworthy items right now send an e-mail to:

The success of this blog will depend a lot on user-submissions. If you start seeing a surge in content over the next couple months it it because people are sending me stories on a daily basis. If I receive little to no content then I will see that the time is not right for this venture.

AntiWood is going to be quick-and-easy information tool for the residents of Antioch and Brentwood. I want people to know that we are not going to be writing "newspaper format" articles. We are an efficient form of modern media that looks to inform the public. If you like the concept of the blog spread the word and get involved.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome to

Welcome to the local blog covering news from the Antioch/Brentwood area. I will be looking to post stories on a variety of topics over the next few months to make this blog grow from a generic blog into an everyday stop for local residents. If you have any interesting stories to share send me an e-mail: