During Thursday nights “Remember 9/11 Memorial Concert”, participants remembered the fallen while honoring first responders and military personnel.

The event was held at the East County Veterans Resource Center in Antioch on L Street and 2nd” and organized by Josie Monaghan who also shared the story of how her son serving the country led her to want to give back to the community.

Antioch City Councilwoman Monica Wilson shared how 9/11 forever changed her and that was the moment she wanted to give back to her community.

The crew from CONFIRE Station 81 made an appearance towards the end of the evening and were greeted to a round of applause and standing aviation. In response, the crew thanked those in attendance for “never forgetting”.

Entertainment and music was provided by Christina Amato.

Photos: East County Veterans Resource Center Hosts 9/11 Memorial Concert During Thursday nights “Remember 9/11 Memorial Concert”, participants remembered the fallen while honoring first responders and military personnel.

The City of Oakley welcomed two new parks to the City on Monday by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for Lakeside Park and Leeward Park.

The parks are located off E. Cypress Road on E. Summer Lake and Sonnett Ct with a backdrop of a lake and Mt. Diablo. Mayor Randy Pope provided a few welcoming words to guests before the ribbon cutting occurred while representatives from Assemblyman Jim Frazier’s office and Congressman Jerry McNerney’s office were on hand to provide certificates.

Outreach of the ribbon cutting was done through Oakley Outreach, Nextdoor, and distributing flyers to 200 homes within the subdivision.

Ribbon Cuttings: Oakley Shows Off Two New Parks The City of Oakley welcomed two new parks to the City on Monday by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for Lakeside Park and Leeward Park.
Oakley Cancels June 24 City Council Meeting

With the Mayor and two councilmembers expected to miss Tuesdays regularly scheduled Oakley City Council Meeting, the City sent out a notice of cancellation Friday.

Mayor Randy Pope is currently in China enjoying an 11-day all-expenses paid-trip to help bring foreign investment money to the City of Oakley. Two other councilpersons were also scheduled to be absent due to personal reasons.

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City of Oakley Adopts Parole and Probationer Homes Policy in Unanimous Vote

By unanimous decision, the Oakley City Council have moved forward with an ordinance on Parole/Probationer Homes within city limits.

The ordinance was modeled after the City of Riverside which puts restrictions and “action items” in place for the use of parolee/probationer home to enter the City of Oakley. The homes are considered transitional–similar to a halfway house.

City staff explained how…

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Oakley Council Members Appointed to Key Policy Committees

Oakley Council Members Appointed to Key Policy Committees

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Oakley: O’Hara Park Middle School Celebrates Shared Garden Grand Opening

Thanks to a chance meeting at a local gym a few months ago, O’Hara Park Middle School now has a shared garden for the special needs students at the school.

During the chance meeting,  Bill Horn of Terra Care Associatesand Melissa Mastrangelo talked…

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Challenger Baseball Division Meets Batman the Wheelchair Dog

East County Little Leagues Challenger Division baseball players had a special treat yesterday as they had the chance to meet Batman, the wheelchair dog. Batman is a special needs dog who was rescued after being hit by a car in streets of Taiwan and had a…

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