50 years ago

Knightsen School dedication: The community dedicated the school's new kindergarten building in the name of James Scott, a former principal who now heads the American School in Karachi, Pakistan. A plaque on the building will recognize Scott's contributions, which included overseeing the planning and construction of the kindergarten structure as well as a classroom addition to the main school building, both of which have been used since October.

25 years ago

Dallas Ranch subdivision approved: Developers of Antioch's Dallas Ranch subdivision met with the city's planning commission to get its approval for the 1,424-home project.

Covering 310 acres, the area includes a site for a junior high school and a 3-acre commercial center. Antioch Airport currently occupies part of the proposed building site.

Antioch Planning Commission also was slated to hold a public hearing on proposed development agreements between the city and 14 developers representing 16 subdivisions within the as-yet unofficial Mello-Roos district.

New homes in the district would come with additional property taxes that would generate an estimated $148 million to build schools and create a park.

The purpose of the agreements -- which are only valid if developers join the Mello-Roos district -- is to reassure them that the fees they must pay on each home won't go up after their project is approved unless the quality of work poses a public health or safety threat, such as a lack of water or sewer lines that aren't large enough.

-- Ledger Dispatch and Brentwood News files