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Thursday April 30, 2015

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

Did you know you can play in several different mini-Texas hold'em tournaments for as little as $20? You can win several $100's at these! Check the website for schedule or stop by the Casino, have a drink, talk to the card room manager on duty. I've done this and it's fun. I have even won, dumb luck, that's why I only do it once in awhile for "entertainment purposes only" HA!

Warriors Playoffs games start again Sunday. That's $3 bloody mary day YEAH!

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

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

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

I had the scallops with spinach risotto for lunch yesterday about $17 and a glass of pinot grigio it was a very special day.

Check your calendars. Do you have something special in May you want to celebrate? Comedy Shows May 22nd & 23rd. Elvis dinner show 5/30. Call Jimmy or Elaine 634-1025 for reservations.

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

See what people are saying about CAP'S

New mobile friendly website coming soon.

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

Salmon Picata

Salmon Picatta

I asked a friend to lunch yesterday. I looked at the menu and knew what she would order. I asked her how she liked it and she said it was delightful. I wish I had asked her for a taste. I would never order this myself. Next time I will ask. I may really like it and broaden my taste horizons. Would you order this? About $17 at Cap's Restaurant in Brentwood.

Harvest Park Bowl

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

Bowling…where striking out is a good thing! One of the great things about bowling - no one ever trashes their equipment when they strike out

Congrats to Theresa K, Oakley, winner of a free bowling party in our Facebook contest. Watch for a new contest coming soon!

Sing Karaoke, Rock 'n Bowl, have a childs birthday party here and skip the cleanup.

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

Good food too? See the menu.

Historic Photo of the Week

The Top Running Back In CA And #4 In The Country Is A Sophomore @ Antioch High School

Antioch High School football star Najee Harris has orally committed to the University of Alabama, his mother, Tianna Hicks, confirmed early Monday afternoon.

Harris, a 6-foot-2, 209-pound running back, rushed for 2,263 yards, averaged 205.7 yards per game, and scored 23 touchdowns during his fantastic sophomore season in 2014. He broke the school record for rushing yards in a game with 371 on 30 carries despite not playing the last six minutes of a 50-26 North Coast Section Division I first-round playoff game.

Harris has a five-star rating and is ranked as the top California high school running back and fourth nationally from the 2017 class according to Cal, Michigan, Oklahoma State, TCU, UCLA and USC are among the many schools besides Alabama that have made a scholarship offer to Harris, according to

Hicks confirmed that Harris made his decision during an unofficial visit to Alabama for the team's A-Day game.

Publishers' note, how is this kid is still playing in Antioch? I would have thought De La Salle would be sending a limo to pick this boy up everyday for school. If he is still playing here this fall I will have to go see a game.


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

Gerry Valero Tonight on the patio.

BRAZIL NIGHT is the dinner theme for next weeks' FAMILY DINNER NIGHT which is every Wednesday starting at 5pm $14.95 for Adults, $8.95 for kids 4-12, served buffet style, menu changes every week call 706-4232 for reservations.

MOTHER'S DAY at Lone Tree

Check out the May calendar of events.

Family Golf Specials.

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

Cajun chicken $9.95 served on Cajun Tuesday's with Minestrone Soup, Salad, Pasta, Sauteed Vegetables and Warm Bread & Butter.

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

OK, OK I've been beating Prov's Eggs Benedict for weeks. Time to move on. Let's try something healthy like the blue cheese, bacon burger with avocado. Well I'm pretty sure your doctor won't mind as long as you don't enjoy this tasty burger more than twice a day. Have you ever seen a better one?

Country Kick-It THIS SATURDAY don't miss it!

See the Lunch & Dinner Menu.

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

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

You Can Still Get A Beer Sampler in East County

With beer weather here I to taste some fresh brewed beer. With Schooner's taking their fresh brewed beer to the wholesale market I didn't have a place to go. But, EJ PHAIR is a brewing company in Pittsburg. They make about 10 beers. You can try 5 of them, in little glasses, for $8. I like this. From left to right Ditzy Blonde, a refreshing ale, Plankwalker pale ale, Dyn-O-Mite hoppy red ale, Silly Horse IPA, and Barrel Shortage a strong ale is what I choose. I enjoyed the Ditzy Blonde the most. Go figure it out for yourself it's nice to be able to do this in East County.

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

I've never met anyone more committed to yoga than Andrea. She has fun at it too.

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

Open Studio Tour May 16th & 17th

Yes, artists' display and sell their work free. Art lovers visit and meet local artists' in their studios free. Nancy Roberts, artist and organizer of this event is all heart and talent. This is one of my favorite events of the year.


Starting Tonight!

Gerry Valero Tonight @ Lone Tree

Mariachi San Miguel Tonight @ Celia's

Museum Open

Farmers Market

17th Annual Show ' Shine

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.

I'm very fortunate to stay as busy as I am. With one new fully responsive website almost ready for launch, another one I hope to get design approval on today and another one waiting in the on deck circle I'm very happy and a grateful man. Clue to the one on deck. Can you guess who?

WALMART Employees Help Beautify The Antioch Museum With Their Sweat

Checks are nice but sweat is better. These Walmart employees helped beautify the museum. As a result of their sweat equity they feel they have a stake in our museum that is wonderful for all concerned.

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Big Al Art Sketch Sessions

Eddie Hart Annual Dinner

Beerhaven Fundraiser For Kids

Note: Next SPOTLIGHT will be delivered Thursday 5/7/2015