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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Solstice Photo by Hurtis Mista, Oakley

The Antioch Photography Club got together recently for the SUMMER SOLSTICE. Creative people took photos of an "epic sunset and full moon" for a PHOTO CONTEST. Winning photographs and more information below. Photo taken at the Antioch Fishing Pier near the Riverview Restaurant. See in HD

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

BEST HAPPY HOUR 4-7 PM 7 Days A Week, Domestic Beer Pints $2.75, Premiums $3.75. Well Drinks $3.25

22 HD TV's, pool table, shuffleboard, video games, lotto.

Tournament tonight at 5:30.

$400 Free Roll Tournament this Sat & Sun @ 12 PM.


Please gamble responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

James Clark ELVIS TRIBUTE DINNER SHOW first announcement reserve your table now!

Three Flambe Desserts prepared table side? Impressive AND it tastes gooood too.

For memorable Holiday Party's, Corporate Celebrations, & Wedding Parties

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

Chicken En Crema chunks of chicken sauteed in onions, bell peppers, spices and a sour cream sauce served with rice, beans and tortillas $14.45

Daily lunch special from $6.85

Make your home party a hit with Celia's CATERING MENU

Mariachi San Miguel every Thursday starting at 6 PM.

Mystery To Me Mural Artist

I know this artist and yet I don't. The first time I saw this artist's work was on a wall at Hugo's in Antioch. It's a scene from the movie Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart. I like the style, boldness and relevance to the setting. That artwork had no artist signature, website, phone number etc. that I could find. The other day I saw this mural. It's located behind the buildings on the 100 block of "G" St. in downtown Antioch. If you want to see this yourself, there is a parking lot on the east side of the street. Go there. You can't miss it. Does anyone recognize this artist? If you look closely you can read the words "Paint For Food." Nothing on the web for that. I will go back soon and scour this again for "disguised" contact info. I not only think this is a talented artist, with a wry sense of humor, but they are very clever to boot. I'm trying to find the owner of the building, I suspect they would know.

Photo by Frank Goodyear | See in HD

Harvest Park Bowl

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


LAST DAYS! Win A Bowling Party For 6! 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, large pizza, & pitcher of soda. Enter Here!

See what's going on in the Spare Time Lounge

Snack Bar Menu.

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

Fun 7 days a week!

Billy Martini Show | Song List | Event

Saturday 4:00 PM

A Fun In The Sun Event On The Water.

Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina


Bethel Island, CA

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

New lights on the driving range. June special large bucket & beer $10

Thursday June 23rd! Music By The Green featuring Kyah Combs "my favorite little rocker" @ 6:00 PM.

Wednesday June 29th Family Buffet Night, ITALIAN CUISINE Beef Cannelloni, Tortellini Alfredo, Chicken Parmesan, Salads, Desserts and more.

* Adults $14.95

* Kids 4-10 $8.95;

* Under 4 FREE,

Serving at 5 PM, reservations suggested for "view tables."

Lone Tree Catering served more than 300 banquets last year. They will cook (for your event) and you can pick up. They also cook, deliver, setup, serve and cleanup. Call catering (925) 706-4232.

Mac's Old House Restaurant

3100 E. 18th St., Antioch | (925) 778-1700

Cheeseburger served with potato salad $5.95 at lunch

DINNERS start at $5.95 at Mac's.

Full bar singles $2.50; doubles $3.00; triples $3.50

Open 7 Days a week Mon-Fri 11-10 PM; Sat & Sun 4-10 PM.

Providence Bar & Eatery

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

Paint Night Veterans of Oakley Friday June 24th More

Paint Night Saturday June 25th Sign up online

Wine Weds start at 3:00 PM all house wines $4

Just want a cocktail and a snack? Bar Menu

BBQ PARTY EVERY THURSDAY @ 4 PM Pork Rib & Tri Tip Dinners from $10. BBQ Oysters 2 for $5, $3 Draft Beers.

Casual dining, burgers, pasta's, salads and the best shakes in town. Full bar! These folks can cook.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days.

Did you know that there was commercial fishing in East County? The photo above is from 1935. It shows the gill nets of the Paladini Fish Co. in Pittsburg. The practice was stopped in the mid-50's.

Does history interest you? Have you lived in East County for awhile? Do you enjoy helping others? Local museums can use your help. Call me if you have a few hours and want to help your community Frankie Mac (925) 325-0934.

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The Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch. Open 1 PM - 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. Check out "Where Antioch Heroes Live."

Antioch 325-0934

My promise to you, visitors and subscribers, is to work to improve your experience @ and Spotlight newsletter every week. The best websites continue to add quality content regularly. The driver for the relaunch of is the smart phone. Nearly 50% of our viewers are on smart phones. These sites all work well on a phone too... Mac'; Cap';; If you're ready to go Mobile friendly (for all devices) on your website let's talk about it. Custom programming (so you can have it your way), fully responsive web sites only. Let's talk, if we agree the world is round, we'll work out the details. Yes, we can add a custom CMS (content management system). This allows owners and user to make everyday changes (no looking for a website manager). If these are features you like, give me a call - Frank MacCallister (925) 325-0934.

Community Events Calendar

Starry Night Concerts In The Park, Brentwood

Jun 24 - THE DEPARTMENT OF ROCK, Rock/Pop Dance

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This Week Events

Mariachi San Miguel | Music By The Green | Football Clinic with Jim Harbaugh | Car Show | Rock Swap & Sale | Erik "Awesome" Alston Comedy | 11th Annual Celebration of Art | Antioch Speedway | Pittsburg Farmers Market | Brentwood Farmers Market | USAF Band | Roller Derby Tryouts | Stump Trivia | Progressive Bingo | Antioch Farmers Market |

Coupons To Local Businesses

Looking for coupons? See the new coupon page. This is going to be a focus in the weeks ahead. Watch this page grow. More Automotive, Business Services, Dining & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden coupons to local businesses in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg.

Summer Solstice Photo Contest Winners

The ANTIOCH PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB had it's first Photo Contest. The group met on the SUMMER SOLSTICE, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, Monday, June 20th. Our host was Rodney Lal, PRIME VINTAGE REALTY. Gary Noe, Mac's Old House Restaurant and I awarded gift certificates to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. This is a very subjective exercise. The decision was difficult. We will do this again. There are no losers here just people who haven't one yet.

3rd Place Winner: Red Flowers

by Mike Partain, Brentwood

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2nd Place Winner: WaterFront

by Mike Oria, Brentwood

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First Place Winner: Antioch Photography Club

by Michael Pohl, Antioch

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If you enjoy photography you might consider joining our club. It's free. There is a nice mix of beginners, serious hobbyists and talented professionals. Future PHOTO OPS include a visit to the WETLANDS, VINTAGE CAR SHOW, starry night visit to MT DIABLO, passage sail aboard the HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAN, and my personal favorite girls competing on skates ROLLER DERBY in colorful outfits. The link above is to a facebook page about the club. If you have questions call me (925) 325-0934.


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