and lends the modern city its name.

Antioch was founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals. The city's geographical, military, and economic location benefited its occupants, particularly such features as the spice trade, the Silk Road, and the Persian Royal Road. It eventually rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East. It was also the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Most of the urban development of Antioch was done during the Roman empire, when the city was one of the most important in the eastern Mediterranean area of Rome's dominions.

Antioch was called "the cradle of Christianity" as a result of its longevity and the pivotal role that it played in the emergence of both Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity. The Christian New Testament asserts that the name Christian first emerged in Antioch. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis, and its residents were known as Antiochenes. The city was once a great metropolis of half a million people during Augustan times, but it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes, and a change in trade routes, which no longer passed through Antioch from the far east, following the Mongol conquests.


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Gusty, Destructive Winds Forecast For Bay Area; Gale Warning Issued

CBS Sports 22 Feb 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — The National Weather Service is forecasting windy weather coming to the Bay Area later this week that could topple trees and cause power outages ... Mother, Son Missing In Antioch First Responders Drive-By Shooting Case.

Pandemic Life Especially Challenging for Mothers

NBCBayArea 18 Feb 2021
Local. coronavirus 34 mins ago. Severe Weather in Parts of the US Slows COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments. Antioch 7 hours ago. East Bay Family to File Wrongful Death Claim Against Antioch Police ... .

Nonprofit’s gift of market lights brightens East Bay city

East Bay Times 23 Dec 2020
Downtown Antioch is a whole lot brighter now thanks to the work of the Celebrate Antioch Foundation. The group, which hosts numerous Antioch events, donated $12,000 and countless hours to add hundreds of market lights to the main streets of downtown just in time for the holidays ... We have good customers and we are able to weather the storm.

Antioch Dog Training Company Owner Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

NBCBayArea 13 Jul 2020
Officers then searched a house at 5200 Lone Tree Way, where the dogs were located, and found rotten raw chicken meat in several dogs' kennels, urine and feces around the house and improper use of the house's ventilation system despite extremely warm weather in Antioch at the time.

Chicago fishing: Access notes, coho, largemouth bass, crappie and hints of perch

Chicago Sun-Times 15 Apr 2020
``I have never seen so many crappie, it is a good sign for the future.’’ Proprietor Greg Dickson at Triangle Sports and Marine in Antioch said even with the weather, people are still getting out and crappie are holding fairly well; and he added, “Heard of some people getting some ...

Dog Training Company Owner Found Guilty of 4 Animal Cruelty Charges

NBCBayArea 08 Mar 2020
The owner of an Antioch dog training ... When officers arrived at the property, they found rotten raw chicken meat in several dogs' kennels, urine and feces around the house and improper use of the house's ventilation system despite extremely warm weather in Antioch at the time.

Variable perch, some early coho and variable or no ice: Midwest Fishing Report

Chicago Sun-Times 24 Dec 2019
CHAIN O’LAKES AREA Proprietor Greg Dickson at Triangle Sports and Marine in Antioch said there are ``isolated situations where some people are still going ice fishing, but be very careful.’’ Weather forecast does not look to be encouraging for ice lasting ... So, when the weather ...

BART Reporting Major Delays For Second Day In A Row

CBS Sports 13 Dec 2019
indicated there was police activity in San Francisco affecting service in addition to the ongoing equipment issue and inclement weather ... There is a major delay between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek on the Antioch Line in the Antioch and SFO directions due to an equipment problem on the track and weather related conditions.

Historic structures in Georgia placed on the endangered list for 2020

Atlanta Journal 13 Nov 2019
CONTRIBUTED ... Photo ... But others are unoccupied, and are succumbing to kudzu and weather, or have already been bulldozed ... It was transferred to Morris Brown in the 1930s and has been boarded up since 2003, a prey to vandalism and weather ... Antioch Baptist Church, Crawfordville. ... It has been boarded up since 2003 and is the victim of weather and vandals ... .

Perch begin for Chicago fishing, and add inland trout and lakefront salmon/trout for the Midwest ...

Chicago Sun-Times 22 Oct 2019
And I suspect with this weather that crappie will be the main target of many inland soon ... AREA LAKES Focus over the weekend was on trout, but crappie will become more important with the cooling weather ... The smallmouth bite should remain excellent, weather permitting, for the next three weeks.

California utility will shut down power for 800,000 customers as fire danger peaks

Denver Post 09 Oct 2019
Red flag warnings of severe weather conditions that heighten the dangers of wildfires were issued by the National Weather Service for numerous regions this week. All of the North Bay with the exception of some coastal sections such as the Point Reyes regions were under a red flag warning on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve to host autumn tree walk and talk

The Keene Sentinel 27 Sep 2019
with water, a snack if needed, and weather appropriate clothing. Registration is required. 283-2115 or .

U.S. woman goes missing on Virgin Islands vacation

The Mercury News 24 Sep 2019
Facilities at the national park were closed Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of the storm and won’t reopen until port and weather conditions permit, a statement from the agency said ... Missing elderly Antioch man found in San Francisco Gilroy police ask for public’s help in finding at-risk teen Boy found in box on stranger’s porch ... .

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