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Thursday May 14, 2015

Papa Doo Run Run will be coming to the El Campanil theatre in Antioch 5/29. I can just about guarantee you will hear these. This is early 60's stuff. Wow, it still sounds good. Music to SPOTLIGHT to.

"I Get Around" | "Barbara Ann" | "Surfin' USA"

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

Orange flavored vodka? Yes, in the new specialty drink MENU?

(l) Anna B. & (r) Melissa T. Some of the talent at Wednesday TV commercial shoot.

Did you know you can play in several Texas Hold'em tournaments each week for about $20. Maybe it's your "lucky day" and you go home a big winner.

Warrior's Playoffs game Friday and Sunday if necessary and that's a $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.

Spring Fling May 31st free BBQ Dinner included. $55 buy-in.

New mobile friendly website coming soon.

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

Is there a more romantic restaurant than Cap's in East County? I think not.

Check your calendars. Do you have something 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 the newly decorated, banquet room, or let Cap's cater your event.

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 Cancun Platter? Crab, prawns, and chicken sauteed in wine, with onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms then topped with Monterey Jack Cheese and baked. Served with rice, beans, tortillas, chips and salsa... $15.75


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

This Weekend!

"Taste of Brentwood" Saturday May 16th

It's like going on a food marathon, 8 restaurants 4 hours. Planning your route is key to enjoying the experience and winning the Scavenger Hunt. Fundraiser for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. Call (925) 634-3344 to see if there are any tickets left.

Harvest Park Bowl

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

Have something to CELEBRATE do it at Harvest Park Bowl.

Win a PIZZA PARTY the odds this morning 20-1 not bad for a night out.

Sing Karaoke, Rock 'n Bowl, have a child's 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

Antioch Sports Legends Museum

This is the entry to the ANTIOCH SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM. Many people have helped Tom Menasco and Eddie Beaudin make this happen but nobody has done more to make this the special place it is. I'm proud to say I did the original logo, brochures and website. Just seeing the logo on the floor is thank you enough. Open Weds & Sats 1-4 PM and it's free.


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

26th Annual ANTIOCH MAYORS CUP benefits five youth and non-profit organizations MORE INFO

Delia Colorado Tonight on the patio.

ORIENTAL CUISINE is the dinner theme for next weeks' FAMILY DINNER NIGHT on 5/20. 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.

COMEDY NIGHT coming soon see 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

You have heard of a Long Island Iced Tea? Try the Long Beach, five clear liquors and cranberry juice $4 at Mac's. I don't recommend more than ONE!

House of the $12.95 Prime Rib dinner.

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

MUSIC SATURDAY dance, dance, dance like you have no cares in the world.

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

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

Cocktail Break @ Celia's

After a grueling round of golf I stopped at Celia's Mexican Food Restaurant, Antioch, for a snack before Monday's Warrior's vs Grizzlie's game. It was also the agave tequila finals. The tequila on the left is Tesoro (cache of gold in Spanish) and Tres Celebrations on the right. No self respecting judge would conduct a judging without a proper palate cleanser. That's were the Negro Modelo beer and appetizer plate came in... total $20 with tip. The tequila finals are tied 1-1. Muchas gracias Juan.

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.

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

Homes for Sale in Brentwood

Homes for Sale in Oakley

Is your home value going up?

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Straw Hat Pizza

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

I love a good combo pizza.

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

Did you see Andrea's newsletter last week?

She takes her yoga seriously for more than 10 years, ask her why.

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

Contra Costa Open Studio Tour This Weekend

One of my favorite events every year. I love to meet local artists in their studios and see their work up and close and personal. The gal who is the organizer is Nancy Roberts. I know of no one who works harder at her craft. From teaching small children how to paint, judging art contests, taking art classes weekly herself for many years. She definetly has developed her own unique style. Like it or not it's Nancy's and I can spot it a mile away. I can't think of a nicer compliment to say to an artist. See you this weekend, Nancy. The painting above is titled "Moonlight Sonata" and is painted by Nancy Roberts a local treasure and it may be for sale this weekend like most of the art on display this weekend. Buy a painting and support a local artist's if you can, they make our lives richer.

More Info on this event


Starting Tonight!

Delia Colorado Tonight @ Lone Tree

Mariachi San Miguel

Greater Tuna

High School Career Fair

DVHS seeks volunteers to teach kids about money

Antioch Strolling Strings Show

Stump Trivia

Taste of Oakley

Papa Doo Run Run

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?

Mother's Day BBQ With My Brother Greg

Mom would have been pleased with Greg's Mother's Day BBQ. He slow cooked Tri-Tip, Pork Tenderloin (in some sweet & sour marinade), added grill marks to his taters and pineapple wedges and generally went all out. His daughter in-law Megan likes to pitch in with the fellas and she is a lot fun. That's her on the left with Greg doing the tending. Me? I make sure we have plenty of beer and ice.


I few months ago I heard that Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey was the fastest growing distilled spirit in America. Ahead of established brands like Seagrams 7, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Patron. Typically I would have rushed out to try it after hearing this but for some reason didn't. Well thanks to Lou and James, a couple golfing buddies, I got to try it free yesterday for the first time. Meh, I was not impressed. It's just not for me. But you folks go right ahead. Did you know that this brand is on recall in Norway & Sweden for exceeding the limit of propylene glycol? I recommend you drink something else Makers Mark or Jim Beam are excellent whiskies. Consider this my public service announcement for the week.

Note: Next SPOTLIGHT will be delivered Thursday 5/21/2015