Antioch

Citizen of the Year gala set for March 14

ANTIOCH -- All-stars in this city's business and civic circles will be honored next week at the Chamber of Commerce's Inaugural Gala.

The event will be held 6 p.m. March 14 at Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road.

This year, there will just be the Citizen of the Year award for the person who has made the most impact and. Nominees are city councilman Gary Agopian, community volunteers Lori Cook and Beverly Knight, longtime city recreation leader Lonnie Karste and a nomination in memoriam for former Mayor Barney Parsons.

The nominees for Large and Small Businesses of the Year are: Delta Diablo Sanitation District, PG&E, American Trophies, Commercial Support Services and Prudential California Realty.

Josie Monaghan's Wingz to Fly is the lone pick for nonprofit of the year.

Youth of the Year nominees are: Tiffany Cooper, Margarette Gil, Hailey Hartick and Claryssa Christian Wilson.

Tickets are $75 each or $575 for a table of eight. For more information, visit www.antiochchamber.com or call 925-757-1800. Reservations must be made by March 11.

-- Paul Burgarino, Staff

PITTSBURG

School superintendent annoucens her retirement

Linda Rondeau, the superintendent of the Pittsburg Unified School District, announced her retirement at a school board meeting Wednesday night.

Her retirement will be effective June 30.

Before she was appointed to the post in April 2010, Rondeau served as the district's deputy superintendent of education services for the previous five years and had worked for more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator in various Contra Costa County public schools.

The district serves more than 10,500 K-12 students.

-- Eve Mitchell, Staff

RIO VISTA

Chamber office moves to new location

The Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce has moved its offices to 37 N. Second St.

The Chamber of Commerce plans to fulfill the demand for a visitors' center to increase traffic not only to downtown, but throughout Rio Vista and the Delta region through events, programs and activities, according to Karen James Smith, executive director.

The Chamber's new office hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 707-374-2700.

-- Judith Prieve, Staff