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Video: Drone Footage Along Highway 4 in Antioch Shows Homeless Encampments

by CC News
Drone Footage

You see it as you drive along Highway 4 in the City of Antioch while shopping at local stores. Now drone footage showcases it.

On Tuesday, drone footage was taken over the Slatten Ranch shopping center and the field behind it highlighting just what local officials, city government, CALTRANS and the water district are allowing to occur. The has also been several fire calls in this area and medical responses due to homeless.

If you recall, at the March 12 Antioch City Council Meeting, several residents spoke out about crime and the homeless–including the property owner of Slatten Ranch apparently spending over $300k on a fence only to have it cut in multiple places by homeless to give themselves several access points to encampments.

Note – this doesn’t even include the area and known encampments in the City of Brentwood behind the Streets of Brentwood.

A few weeks ago, the City of Antioch performed a cleanup and eviction of a homeless encampment on Wilbur Avenue.

March 22: Over 100 Evicted from Antioch Homeless Encampment

Wilbur Avenue has been an eyesore for many as it had become a makeshift homeless encampment area filled with RV’s, broken down vehicles, tires, trash, and other items. Residents for months have called for the camp to be removed, while others called for more services to be made available.

City of Antioch acting City Manager Kwame Reed added that there were over 70 vehicles parked and 48 were able to leave the premises on their own while 22 had to be towed. None of the vehicles were reported stolen.

“The 22 that were towed were done with the utmost consideration, safeguarding against any infringement of personal rights and confirming that no vehicles were previously reported stolen,” explained Reed.

This action, while significant, is just a part of our ongoing commitment to revitalizing Antioch, and we welcome the community’s involvement and feedback as we move forward together.

The cost of the March 21 cleanup or number of dump loads still has not been provided by the City of Antioch.


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Pattyofurniture April 3, 2024 - 9:05 am

Hey look! Those RV’s used to be on Wilbur! Different area, same smell. Let’s send a few more billion to Ukraine or on handing out illegal immigrant debit cards instead of helping our own, right?

The silent so called “leaders” April 3, 2024 - 9:55 am

Anybody heard from Supervisor Burgis at all?
The felon?

Dominic April 3, 2024 - 12:58 pm

Performing “cleanups” or evicting people doesn’t really fix anything if people don’t have anywhere to go. We need better solutions.

Betty April 3, 2024 - 4:25 pm

Annie, I need to hurry up and start building some places for these homeless to live.If they don’t want to go into any of those programs then they need to be locked up in jail. Between littering and the smell of the species of urine in these encounters is not right.It’s littering our streets.Is not right.Let’s get some places for them below

Mattathias April 3, 2024 - 10:58 pm

W b at programs im par r of the most vulnerable and im 3⁰0 on the list for help which is months away im on fixed income and still cañot find a hole to call home I don’t r break the law I sell firewood and do alot of sidework but I’m slowly starving cause I’m to far broken health wise u saying I ND jail for what

Hairy Bosch April 3, 2024 - 4:27 pm

Will there be inspections of the encampment to make sure they are using their green compost bins?

Terry April 3, 2024 - 4:41 pm

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that thorpe said something about a 80 percent improvement. Good by thorpe

Ambulance Chaser April 3, 2024 - 5:39 pm

Hopefully you have a faa 107 pilots license to fly that and use it for commercial purposes. Or the Faa will be knocking on your door. https://www.faa.gov/uas/commercial_operators
Just one phone call away

CC News April 4, 2024 - 7:39 am

I don’t listen to trolls like you. Have a nice day Mr. Ambulance Chaser. And yes, the pilot was licensed.

Frank April 3, 2024 - 6:19 pm

SOB, just read that Pittsburg is going to fine 1000 bucks for illegal dumping. City of Lamar could make a boat load of cash. If they can’t pay remove them from getting any services and have them work it off by picking crap up. Just saying.

FOOS April 3, 2024 - 7:27 pm

Revitalizing Antioch? What a joke. As far as vagrants, our leaders invite them here by their lack of action, Wilbur Avenue for example and by doing things like putting them up in motel rooms. If you build it they will come. And they have.

Street Sweeper April 3, 2024 - 7:49 pm

Remember” Opportunity Lives Here”

No presser from LaTorpe Jackson Gomez?

Jack April 3, 2024 - 9:17 pm

I believe that Lamar Thorp is running around out in left field without a glove on. Between Governor Newsless and mayor’s lije Lamar are ruining our state.

Jack you April 4, 2024 - 9:46 am

Just like you do nothing but complain jack!

Mattathias April 3, 2024 - 11:00 pm

k I thought the programs were supposed to be set up for the most.At risk the elderly and the sick.But yet I see elderly in wheelchairs, sick people all over the streets.When did they get to help?They’re so desperately need me included

Ghost April 4, 2024 - 2:13 am

All your doing by evicting the homeless it just a temporary band aid just moving the issue some where else. I think all the homeless needs to camp out in front of the city counsel meetings. We need new city leaders. From top to bottom. They just spent how much money to clean up Wilbur. Did not fix any problem just scattered them all over Antioch… Stupid… They were all in one place, now they are all over the place. We need new city leaders. That will address the issue. This has been going on how long now? New city leaders. That will fix alit of the problems in Antioch…..

Kelley burke April 4, 2024 - 1:14 pm

💯 I’m sure that will be top priority. Hopefully they’ll hire someone to specifically inspect for can violations! $30/$40 should be great to start

David winn April 4, 2024 - 4:02 pm

Antioch has become little Oakland. Crime, stolen cars, garbage, runaway businesses? We know why. Ask a business owner they will say you know why. Dirty town, just like 😍beautiful Oakland CA home of the vice president and state senator. What a disgrace
Maroon city

Michael Kitterman April 4, 2024 - 7:41 pm


Richard April 6, 2024 - 9:16 am

That little stream next to this garbage camp drains raw sewage/drugs to the river eventually. It runs through neighborhoods where kids used to play there, then it fills Lake Alhambra which is toxic now, then flows straight out to the river to pollute an entire river system. When you allow your “compassion” for drug addicts to destroy the world for the productive members of society, their children, and every animal that lives in it, you have to wonder if you are actually compassionate or just stupid.

WPR April 7, 2024 - 2:31 pm

City has a long history of short sighted heavy handed threatening in your face problem solving method.
Tearing down Amtrak shelter because homeless embarrassed city by living on top of it.
Why not utilize civilian crisis response team or are they on standby for another council photo OP.
Sometimes the kindest thing you can do for another human is to sit with them and listen.
Then offer them help.

Harry biuchard April 13, 2024 - 10:39 am

How can they say they had utmost consideration. Giving them a five day notice before it was going to rain and become impossible to move due to ground conditions. Then when it barely became possible they stop them at the gate .bring 6 police cars to Block all exits as they were attempting to leave.disabled and elderly people who came to help along with the people who were trying to deal with the transition from being homeless to being housed. They towed everybody and everything. Having to get unstuck from the mud justv as others did. It was a big set up. Targeted and left to walk Mike’s away from any store with just what they could manage
Then they take thier cars trucks,trailers rv,motorcykes,all the way to far end ofvpittsburg. Make you pay 210 to the city per car. And 300.00 for tow plus 85 a day. On top of any registration you need to fix first. Which comes down to them stealing what littlevyou had to start again. I was helping my friends.ive just git off the streets. I was at opportunity villag.i was saving up to get my truck registered.i also asked a friend to come help a single lady who is down and still maintaining some kind of dignity. He was there only to help and got stuck.then towedvaling with everybody. I pleaded with them .showed them the ground also showed how we all were leaving at the same time. There was a little mess at one area we were cleaning but stopped when and arrived. There were people who used the vehicle to deliver food to elderly and veterans along with handing out information if services. On one hand they say they want to help while the other hand gives you a back slap that is still being felt. Thank you and I am sorry. This is why people have attitude and some give iip. Not me but I won’t forget that every soul is worth saving and is important. With this economy it could be you next .I hope not but there will be somebody that cares that you are special. Homeless or not


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