60 years ago

Transient asks for jail, gets in the hard way: B. Henry, transient, has reason this week to test Brentwood hospitality and found it wanting. He arrived in town Tuesday from Stockton in a somewhat unsteady condition and telling that he had been robbed of his wages. He asked to be locked up the local caboose, but was informed that haven was for wrongdoers, not a lodging house. Whereupon, be wandered into the Brentwood Pharmacy and helped himself to six watches. His arrest followed soon after, the watches were recovered, and Henry gained access to the jail house the hard way. Wednesday he come before Judge Joe Silva on charges of petty theft and vagrancy and was given 180 days sanctuary in the county jail.

25 years ago

High school site open for comment: The public will get a chance Wednesday to comment on a proposal to purchase 60 acres off Lone Tree Way for a new high school.

The Antioch Unified School District board of trustees will hold the public hearing as part of their regular meeting. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. in the board room of the school district's administration officers, 510 G St., Antioch.

The proposed high school site is in a major growth area of southeast Antioch, according a preliminary environmental report on the project.

Funds for the new school would be raised through an assessment district that is now under consideration by the city, school district and landowners. The assessment district, also referred to as a Mello-Roos district, will be voted on by landowners Nov. 7.

If approved, a tax would be assessed on each new home built in the district. The money generated would pay for 10 new schools and a 100-acre city park. The new high school would initially accommodate about 2,000 students. It would later be expanded to serve an additional 2,000 pupils.

In other business, the trustees are scheduled to: Consider a request to allow the Pacific Gas & Electric Company to use a strip of land near Putnam Street for underground wiring.; accept $14,250 in donations from the Education Boosters for Antioch High School, Athletic Boosters for Antioch High School, and Mrs. Fern Ripley. The funds will be used for education materials, athletic equipment and leather crafting for Live Oak High School.

-- Brentwood News and Daily Ledger news files