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Thursday April 9, 2015

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

Antioch's own Deer Valley's HS All-American Marcus Lee #00 played in all Kentucky Wildcat's playoff games as a sophomore. I think it's so cool to watch local talent on national TV.

April Income Tax Bonus Tournament info.

Watch all games from a front row seat in front of 22 HDTV's, with your own bartender, how cool is that? $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; @ 12PM.

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

Keion Polee

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Cap's Comedy Night with Keion Polee & Friends Saturday 4/11. Tickets $15

Have an event coming up? Use our beautiful, newly redecorated, banquet room or let Cap's Restaurant cater your event.

Call Jimmy or Elaine for reservations.

New! Bacchus Society Dinner Menu Thursday 4/23.

See what people are saying about CAP'S

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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


Have you tried the FAJITAS? Your choice of steak or chicken or a combination of both, marinated in our secret sauce, then delivered sizzling hot over a bed of sautéed onions, carrots and bell peppers. Served with rice, beans, tortillas, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole... $13.70


FREE happy hour appetizer plate, this is yummy, available Mon-Fri in the bar after 3PM, with two drink purchase, two beers will do it.

Having a party? Checkout the CATERING MENU

Photo of the Week

Seafood Cannelloni

Seafood Cannelloni

I was going out to Brentwood recently and invited a friend to join me for lunch at CAP'S RESTAURANT in Brentwood. I ordered the Seafood Cannelloni (pictured), clams, mussels, & shrimp, wrapped in a soft "crepe-like" pasta topped with a light cream marinara and melted fresh mozzarella. Served with minestrone soup (or salad), crusty french bread, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and crushed garlic. I tasted the garlic all day but it is one of my favorites, delicious $14.95.

Harvest Park Bowl

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


Rock-n-Bowl is a blast.

Summer Leagues forming now, it's all happening at Harvest Park Bowl in April.

Good food at a bowling alley? See the menu.

The most fun you can have in Brentwood!!!!!!

Historic Photo of the Week

Bridgehead Drive In, Antioch, CA

Bridgehead Drive-In, About 1970, Antioch

Courtesy of Vintage Antioch

I spent plenty of evenings as a teenager (in the early 70's) watching movies at this drive-in. I understand the Solano Drive In is still open. If you have never listened to a movie through a scratchy speaker with a special gal I highly recommend it. The summer weather is coming, pack a picnic cooler and go for it.


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.

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Delia Colorado

Delia Colorado, tonight on the patio.

My favorite table.

Check out the April calendar of golf specials.

FAMILY DINNER NIGHT every Wednesday starting at 5pm $14.95 for Adults, $8.95 for kids 4-12, served buffet style, menu changes every week (see Wed April 15th MENU) call 706-4232 for reservations.

New golf lessons package. Lighted DRIVING RANGE hit golf ball after work. Keep 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. How accomodating is that? Call catering (925) 706-4232.

Mac's Old House Restaurant

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

Prime Rib is the house specialty. Served 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Served with Minestrone Soup, Salad, Pasta, Sauteed Vegetables and Warm Bread & Butter @ $12.95

LUNCHES start at $4.95 at Mac's.

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

Small Breakfast $5 served 7 days a week until 11AM and yes it is as good as it looks.

See the Starter Menu for yummy snacks popularly priced.

Great burgers, pasta's and salads. Full bar! These folks can cook.

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

Tom Menasco

(from left) Eddie Beaudin, Joanne Bilbo, Tom Menasco, Gloria Martin

Antioch Chamber Honors Tom Menasco At Annual Gala

By Rowena Coetsee

ANTIOCH -- Businesses here took a bow Friday along with nonprofits, civic-minded teens and others who have given of themselves to make Antioch a better place to live. Nearly 200 people turned out for Antioch Chamber of Commerce's annual gala affair... MORE

Personal note; (Sorry for the delayed response. I've been out of town and just saw this) Tom, you have been a tireless advocate for Antioch for about a 100 years (or so it seems). Your accomplishments are many. I'm so happy you received this prestigious Citizen of the Year award. Congratulations, it's been my pleasure to know you. Frank MacCallister

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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Homes for Sale in Oakley

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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

Bottle antique

I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with my eldest grandson, Tyler, this Saturday. I plan on taking him on the Sand Dunes Tour, Antique Bottle show at the fairgrounds, the Beer Garden for a cheeseburger, and the photography reception at the Lynn House gallery. It's amazing the fun things you can do here in East County that costs almost nothing.

Also This Week!

Music By The Green

Mariachi Thursday

Sand Dunes

Rock 'n' Roll

Book It Run


Kids Clothing Swap

49th Annual Antique Bottle Show

Brentwood Farmers Market

Stump Trivia

Add your club's/organization's events and fundraisers to the Community Calendar FREE

Coupons From Local Businesses

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

Delta Story

Understanding California's Bay Delta in 63 Photos

Note: Next SPOTLIGHT will be delivered Thursday 4/16/2015