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Thursday June 18, 2015

ANTIOCH BRIDGE SHIP PASSING #8 MILLION I never get tired of watching these enormous ships (from all over the world) putt down our river. When I saw this one wasn't turning around in front of the Riverview Lodge I high tailed it down to the New Bridge Marina to get the bridge and ship in the same photo. I wish it would have been at dusk, with a gorgeous sunset and the ship had it's lights on. Maybe another day. The #8 million is just my guess.

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

New pool table, shuffleboard game and free WIFI.

$3 bloody marys this weekend.

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

Free TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT (for beginners) this Sat. @ Sun beginning at 12PM.

New mobile friendly website.

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

Comedy Night with DJ COOCH. Who can't use a good meal, a few drinks and a lot of laughs?

New, banquet room, photo.

What people are saying about CAP'S

New mobile friendly website.

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

Are you a Cadillac person? I am.

THREE ITEM GRANDE platters from $12.95


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

Dad's Dig Cap's... Make A Reservation And Don't Make Dad Wait

Cap's Restaurant, Oak St., Brentwood (925) 634-1025

Harvest Park Bowl

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

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

These are the original home bleachers (new coat of paint) installed at Antioch High School in 1956. The turf, scoreboard, parking lot, and track are all new this year. I'm looking forward to seeing Antioch High School's "shiny new penny" Najee Harris run for daylight this fall. If I am not mistaken as a sophomore running back last year he broke every rushing record at Antioch High, amazing. Louie Rocha, principal, says Najee is a pretty good student and a good person to boot. Go Najee take this years Panther's where they have not been in years. It's nice to see good people succeed.


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

RIBS, CHICKEN & PULLED PORK on the menu? It must be ALL AMERICAN BBQ FAMILY DINNER NIGHT Wednesday 6/24 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.

Gage Courtois is on the patio tonight.

FATHERS DAY BBQ BRUNCH make your reservation now and get the time you want.

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 accommodating is that? Call catering (925) 706-4232.

Mac's Old House Restaurant

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

My favorite picture of Mac's.

PRIME RIB served everyday. Soup, Salad, Pasta, Vegetables, 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

The best EGGS BENEDICT in east county is in Oakley $8.00.

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

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

MARC VAIL (R) is my PGA PROFESSIONAL I'm taking golf lessons from him. His temperament is perfect for me. He doesn't try to teach me "his swing." He works with my swing. I think my best golf days are still ahead of me. Next up "course lesson." His number is (925) 759-1525 tell him Frank recommended him. Nice FATHER'S DAY GIFT, hint, hint, hint, what golfer can't use a little tune-up?

Realty World Delta Country

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

Living on waterfront property is like being on vacation all year. This is our specialty.

Free! The ultimate HOME SELLERS checklist.

Is your home value going up? Check your home's value in seconds FREE SmartHomePrice !

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

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

New! JUNE newsletter.

Andrea Stuart, a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instructor, invites you take an aromatic journey into yoga with her. Build strength and flexibility while reducing stress and having fun.

Andrea has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She teaches yoga with an open heart and open mind to make yoga light hearted and accessible to people of all body types and abilities.

The pairing of Certified Therapeutic Grade doTERRA oils with yoga has profound effects on the mind and body, elevating the experience.

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Community Events Calendar

Jeanette "Missy T" shows you the best "Hole Cards" you can have in a Texas Hold'em Game. She's playing at the newly remodeled 19th Hole Casino & Sports Lounge in Antioch. Yes you can play $3/$6 and No Limit TEXAS HOLDEM everyday.


Events Starting Tonight!

Gage Courtois Tonight @ Lone Tree

Mariachi San Miguel

Pittsburg Culinary Crawl

Starry Nights Concert with Hot Rods Band

Main Street Car Show

Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars

Brentwood U-Pick Experience

Farmer's 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.

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?

Thank you GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. You're entertaining to watch, you exemplify the word team and a whole new generation of Warriors fans have some fond memories. Congratulations on bringing another World Championship to the Bay Area. We are blessed.

JOSE CANSECO is coming to play some ball in Pittsburg.

Peggy photo taken last Friday at the LONE TREE GOLF COURSE "Rock the Range" event. Peggy had a great time. BBQ, GOLF CLINIC (with four pros), free range balls, live music, and a free beer (if you bought tickets early) all for $12.95. Golfers in all sizes and ability had lots of fun. Can't wait for the next one. Pay attention to the SPOTLIGHT for the next date.

I will be going to this. I tried to go last Sunday but everybody was closed, go figure. I suspect EVERYBODY will be open Saturday for a few hours. They need to understand that they need to work together and all be open at the same time at least once in awhile to make it worth my time to visit.

SKETCH CLASS June 29th with Big Al in Brentwood. Hangout with local artists. There are some serious artists here. You bring you own materials and Big Al supply's the model. They do it just like they do in a real art school. The model strikes a different pose and everybody starts drawing. The poses as I recall go from about 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Nice setting.

Note: Next SPOTLIGHT will be delivered Thursday 6/25/2015