BRENTWOOD

Concert Band to play at holiday concert

The United States Marine Corps League and the Summerset and Veterans Club will co-host a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.

The event will feature the Brentwood Concert Band under the direction of Susan Stuart and Carey Hurst.

Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or cash donation for admission.

Be prepared to singalong and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

-- Judith Prieve, Staff

ANTIOCH

Applications taken for council candidates

Interested in serving on the City Council? You have a week to submit your application.

The four members of the newly installed City Council -- Mayor Wade Harper and council members Mary Rocha, Monica Wilson and Gary Agopian -- voted unanimously Tuesday on an application process for the remaining two years of the seat left open after Harper was sworn in as mayor.

The council discarded the options of holding a special election or appointing former mayor and 14-year councilman Jim Davis, who was the third-highest vote-getter in the November election in a 3-1 vote.

Agopian cast the lone vote for Davis' appointment, saying that choice would reflect what voters wanted.


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Davis and Donald Freitas, Antioch's mayor from 2000 to 2008, said they would apply. Noel Pinto and Walter Ruehlig, the other council candidates in the election, said they were undecided about seeking appointment.

Those interested in applying must submit signatures from 20 to 30 Antioch residents, a statement of no more than 400 words saying why they are applying and financial disclosure forms.

Applicants will also be allowed a statement in public of no more than three minutes at the Dec. 18 meeting, as the council will make its decision that night.

City Council applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13. The required paperwork can be picked up at City Hall, 200 H St., or on the city's website, www.ci.antioch.ca.us.

-- Paul Burgarino

BRENTWOOD

City seeks applicants for General Plan group

The city of Brentwood is seeking four residents to serve on the working group for the General Plan update process. Applications for these community at-large positions will be accepted through Dec. 14.

Other members of the working group will include two Brentwood City Council members, two Brentwood Planning Commissioners and one Brentwood Parks & Recreation Commissioners. Members will be appointed by the council in January.

Applicants must live in Brentwood and submit applications to the city clerk by 5 p.m. on Dec. 14. Applications are available at www.brentwoodca.gov/boards/all_boards_openings.cfm and can be turned into the third floor of City Hall, 150 City Park Way, or sent to webcityclerk@brentwoodca.gov.

Call 925-516-5132.

-- Paula King, Staff

ANTIOCH

Friends of Animal Services shares fees

The Friends of Animal Services will pay $100 toward adoption and neutering/spaying fees for animals adopted during December.

The group will also host a "Home for the Holidays" event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter at Second an L streets. For more information, see www.FriendsofAnimalServices.org.

-- Judith Prieve, Staff