MLK scholarship deadline nears

The city of Antioch and the Antioch Unified School District are accepting submissions for the sixth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and scholarship program.

The scholarship is open to middle and high school students in the Antioch district. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 8. Deliver submissions to the AUSD office, 510 G St. The celebration will be 1-3 p.m. Jan. 20, at the Deer Valley Theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way. Scholarships will be presented at the MLK Birthday event.

The event is sponsored by the city of Antioch, Antioch school district, Supervisor Federal Glover, Republic Services, Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades, and the Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch.

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Frozen Bun Run is Jan. 1

The 34th Frozen Bun run starts at 9 a.m. Jan. 1, outside the Rusty Porthole, 3893 Willow Road.

Rob Brunham said about 15 skiers, in costume, birthday suits or sporting themes, take a dip in the Delta. Skiing can be viewed on remote outdoor TVs.

-- Judith Prieve, Staff