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Thursday February 19, 2015

Boobar later named

Boobar St., (later named "G") in downtown Antioch. Looking southwest towards Mt. Diablo circa 1890. See this photo in HD. Notice the huge lot sizes back then.

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

2015 LOVE FEST TOURNAMENT Sunday 2 PM. 50 players go in, 10 people win cash, one player wins $2,000.00. $55 Buy-In, includes BBQ dinner!

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) Fri., Sat; & Sun @ 12PM.

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

February has lot's of fun things going on.

Bacchus Society Dinner Thursday Feb 19th

Comedy Show Friday Feb 20, and Saturday Feb 21, with Kirk McHenry.

DJ entertainment night Friday Feb 27

New! Cap's has redone their dinner menu very nice!

Call Jimmy or Elaine for reservations.

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

Steak Picado, juicy chunks of steak with vegetables pan fried in a tasty tomato sauce, served with rice & beans $15.40

Having a party? Checkout the CATERING MENU

Photo of the Week

I love this old picture Antioch photo and it's history. You can tell these F.O.E. members were feeling fine when this photo was taken. The year was 1914 the image sharp and clear. I bank at the Bank of Agriculture. The "A" St., office has a wall size wallpaper image of this photo in the lobby. I can't help but notice it when I am in there. I would love to see more Antioch photos from this unidentified photographer. Part of the Antioch Historic Photo Exhibit Display this month at the museum.

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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? Kitchen, BBQ, and banquet room available. Make your next special event historical. Contact the museum (925) 757-1326.

Harvest Park Bowl

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


Who wants to win a FREE BOWLING & PIZZA PARTY?

Kids love our Birthday Party's Coupon

Jost Distillery, Antioch CA

The first time I saw the name Jost Distillery was on an old city map dating back to the 1890's. The site was near where the "A" St., cannery was, near the waterfront. Nice building, whiskey kegs and plenty of able looking whiskey makers. I would like to know more about this effort and why it no longer exists. If I find something out I will pass it along.

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Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

New golf lessons package.

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

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.

Paint Night have some fun paint this picture. Artist/coach will help you create your own take-home masterpiece. All paint supplies included plus a BUFFET! Tickets $45. Bring some friends, drink some wine, find the artist in you.

Mac's Old House Restaurant

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

Have you seen the Wednesday Seafood menu?

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.

Calamari served everyday includes soup, salad, vegetable, pasta and hot bread & butter $10.95.

Providence Bar & Eatery

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

See what's happening at Providence.

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

NEW! Happy Hour Menu

Antioch Municipal Band 1880

Antioch Municipal Band 1882

This photo was taken just 7 years after Custer's Last Stand. They actually look like they are wearing something that might have been worn around the time of the civil war. The quality of the image is pretty good. Check out the HD VERSION or better still stop by the museum before the exhibit is over.

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

Homes for Sale in Brentwood

Homes for Sale in Oakley

Homes For Sale in Pittsburg

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.
This class is designed to alleviate stress and tension, allowing the body and mind to unwind and find balance. Using do Terra essential oils, we will ease into postures to release excess energies. Emphasis is placed on chakras and their potentials for healing.

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.

FREE Landscaping Class

Lobster Feed

56th Annual Jewelry, Rock, & Gem Show

Contra Costa Orchestra

Hooray For Hollywood

Love Fest Holdem Tournament

Sketch Class

Sweeney's Beach, Antioch, CA 1923

This was Miami Beach for most people in Antioch back in the day. Boat launch, roller rink, cabins to rent and a beach to frolic on. I've lived in this town almost 50 years now and I never heard of this place until last year. Thank you Frank Goodyear for the heads up. This photo is for you.

Coupons From Local Businesses

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

Jeanette Thomas

Jeanette Thomas

Sept 11, 1961 - February 16, 2015

I've known Jeanette for almost 30 years. Cute as a bugs ear is the expression. She cut my hair for years. She had two beauty shops, two cars and a nice house. She could cook like the dickens and liked to put on a great party. She did things her way. Right up to the end she wanted no help, no advise, from anyone. She walked her own path. God bless her.

Note: Next week's SPOTLIGHT will be delivered Thursday 2/26/2015