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Thursday January 29, 2015


Baltimore Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom (left) visits Antioch, Feb 1965, to pay tribute to Gino Marchetti (right) at the city's celebration for Gino at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. In the middle are Gino's parents Maria and Ernest.

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

2746 W. Tregallas Rd. Antioch CA | (925) 757-6545

Watched the Warriors beat the Celtics last Sunday at the Hole. I like the new expanded bar, new pool table, shuffleboard, reasonable drink prices and the chance to play keno! I didn't win any money but I like the company and had a good time see you fellas soon.

Watch the WARRIORS GAMES on one of 22 HDTV's, (3) @ 70," plus $3 bloody marys starting @ 9 AM every Saturday & Sunday!

Play $3-$6 & No-Limit TEXAS HOLD'EM 7 days a week!

See schedule for Warriors | Sharks

Free TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT (for beginners) Sat & Sun @ 12PM.

Cap's Bar & Grill

144 Oak St., Brentwood, CA | (925) 634-1025

Caps Restaurant

Comedian Quinn Dahle January 30-31

With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing. He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams.

Originally from Minnesota, Quinn has lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling in Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in comedy. He tours from coast to coast and has even entertained our troops as far away as Japan. Quinn's comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all. Being married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., he is never short of material. However, audiences often come back just for his improvisational crowd work where he can be the most spontaneous.

Quinn is currently developing a sit-com based on his life and looks forward to using the silver screen to further build his fan base.

When: Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31

Time: 9:00 pm each night

Tickets: $15 per person

Reservations: 925-634-1025

Caps Restaurant

Watch Quinn Dahle in action!
Watch Quinn Dahle in action!
Caps Restaurant

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

523 W. 10th St., Antioch | (925) 754-1355

Have you tried the Chicken en Crema? Chunks of chicken sauteed in onions, bell peppers, spices and a sour cream sauce served with rice, beans and tortillas $13.30

Having a party? Checkout the CATERING MENU

Photo of the Week

DeSoto Dealership Antioch CA

Too young to remember this Antioch business? Too old to remember it? Perhaps if you see it in HD version . No? This is the same store today. Thanks Frank Goodyear my fellow conspirator, on Facebook group "You Know You're From Antioch When" for coming up with these photos.


The Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch. Open 1PM - 4 PM every Weds & Sat. Admission is free. Are you interested in local history? Do you have old photos or artifact you'd like to share? Would you like to host an event on the museum grounds? Contact the museum (925) 757-1326.

Harvest Park Bowl

5000 Balfour Rd., Brentwood | (925) 516-1221

The JEFFREY JAMES BAND returns Saturday Jan 31st.

14th Annual BBQ KING, CHILI & DESSERT Super Bowl Party to benefit the Brentwood Police Athletic League & the Brentwood Historical Society. Watch the BBQ CONTEST, eat the BBQ BUFFET, pickup BBQ for your own SUPER BOWL PARTY. Questions call Bill 513-0595.

Who wants to win a FREE BOWLING & PIZZA PARTY?

Wines, Culinary Delights and Supports Our Children $55

This Saturday @ Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, Antioch

See the Menu | More Info & Entry Form


Who Needs Tree Trimming or Garbage Hauling?

A few years ago I needed some serious tree trimming. I got some quotes and found out wow this is going to be expensive. Then along came Salvatore. He did the job for about a third of the price. He did a great job and now I use him all the time. Need some help call Salvador 848-5127.


Do You Need A Non-Lawyer Alternative?







925-778-7253 [1] or 925-516-5000 [2]

Free Consultation!

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

4800 Golf Course Rd. Antioch | (925) 706-4220

Lighted DRIVING RANGE hit golf ball in the dark after work. Keeps your game sharp.

VALENTINES DAY DINNER announcement, is always a sell out. Take a look at the menu, THEN CALL for a reservation! You don't want to disappoint your Valentine do you?

Lone Tree's Catering department handled more than 300 inhouse banquets last year. Also, they will cook (for your event) and you can pick it up. They also cook, deliver, setup, serve and cleanup for you. How accomodating is that? Call catering (925) 706-4232.

Mac's Old House Restaurant

3100 E. 18th St., Antioch | (925) 779-1700

Prime Rib served everyday includes soup, salad, vegetable, pasta and hot bread & butter $12.95.

Full bar singles $2.50; doubles $3.00; triples $3.50

Open 7 Days a week Mon-Fri 11-10PM; Sat & Sun 4-10PM.

Providence Bar & Eatery

2085 Main St., Oakley | (925) 625-0292

Do like like the FAMILY FEUD? Play it every Tuesday night.

The SMALL BREAKFAST served with a side of toast and your choice of home fries, hash browns, or cottage cheese & tomatoes. Two eggs any style with bacon, sausage or ham $5.

Looking for some fun? How about KAMIKAZE WEDNESDAY KARAOKE & TORTILLA THURSDAYS? Details

Sunday $4 Bloody Marys


Janet Baldridge Bryson from Antioch shared this not so old (in Frank years) recipe book first published in 1973. Apparently many people have a copy of this book. I would like to review it. I'd like to know who got in and what their recipes were. Janet was kind enough to share a page with YKYFAW here is one page of recipes.

Realty World Delta Country

3601 Gateway Rd., Bethel Island | (925) 281-4656

Make your move now with Realty World Delta Country & Jerry Fisher.

Bethel Island, Oakley, Discovery Bay waterfront front property specialist. Living on the water is like being on vacation all year. Jerry Fisher broker.

Have you been paying attention to the housing market? Jerry has.

Homes For Sale in Antioch

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Schooner's Grill & Brewery

4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch | (925) 776-1800

Schooner's will be closing Sunday Feb., 2nd. I will miss the beer sampler. I will enjoy this at least one more time before they close.

California's small brewery of the year award winner for 2014. Tasty craft beers made on site. Sandwiches, burgers, salads, and a real firewood heated pizza oven.

Straw Hat Pizza

Antioch 754-1520 | Brentwood (925) 634-3664

A forty year tradition in Antioch. Quite possibly East County's best salad bar, beautiful dining room and spacious banquet room make this restaurant a large family, sports team, and club gathering place. Serving beer & wine. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner.

I love the lunch special, salad bar, pizza, soda about $8. Brentwood has a WIFI nice.

Vitality Yoga

Brentwood Yoga Center, 8650 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood | (925) 998-0462

New! Aroma Yoga class Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Focusing on bringing balance to body, mind, and spirit, Vitality Yoga provides tools intended to help tap into our full potential.

Owner of Vitality Yoga, Andrea Stuart is a 200-RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.

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Community Events Calendar

The calendar is packed with fun stuff to do this time of year (most of it is FREE!), Concerts, Car Shows, Fishing Derby's. Check out some of the offerings below.

Mardi Gras Dinner Dance

Those Were The Days Show

Stump Trivia

Sand Dunes


Award Winners January 2015

Antioch, CA

Live Oak High School Award Winner Jan 2015

What a great looking group of kids. All of them look bright eyed and ready to take on life's challenges. I congratulate them all and wish them continued success. Go LIVE OAK HIGH SCHOOL, Antioch and all the teachers and staff who are making a difference in these young peoples lives. Thanks to Shelley Gonzalez, photographer; Cindy Crase, school administrator; and Mike Schneider, advocate; for your help recognizing these fine students. Thank you.

More photos in no particular order #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6

Click to see list of all the kids with honors this semester

Coupons From Local Businesses

Automotive, Business Services, Dining & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden Coupons to local businesses in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg.

Slatta Mazzei & Gino Marchetti

GINO MARCHETTI (Antioch's most famous professional football player) and Slats Mazzei the namesake for what was the Slats Mazzei Pontiac Cadillac dealership here in town. This photo was taken almost 50 years ago when the city of Antioch honored it's NFL Hall Of Fame defensive lineman in February 1965 with a celebration at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom was there and Lon Simmons was the emcee. This was a big deal and a great day for Antioch.

More 50 year old HD photos.

Antioch's first marijuana arrest? | Catholics Build Holy Rosary Church for $560,000 | Antioch Downtown Merchants

| Charm School Graduates |

Note: Next week's SPOTLIGHT will be delivered Thursday 2/05/2015