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Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July Parade, Celebration & Fireworks

Yes, CELEBRATE ANTIOCH has raised the money again this year (from sponsors and citizens) to put on a spectacular tribute to our country's birthday. Parade (downtown Antioch 11:30 AM), Live Entertainment, Car Show, Kids Zone, Family Games and one of the Best Fireworks Shows in Contra Costa, Contra Costa Fairgrounds (gates opens 3 PM) FREE! See Flyer in HD

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

The new chips are in! Come in and get lucky this 4th Of July weekend.

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

Happy 4th of July from all your friends @ Cap's Restaurant, Brentwood.

Mediterranean salad with salami, tomato, cucumber, artichoke hearts, Greek Olives, Feta cheese, Romano cheese, red onions and bell peppers, lunch $10.95

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

Happy 4th Of July from your friends at Celia's Mexican Restaurant!

Salad with shrimp and dungeness crab, very tasty, $9.95.

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.

From left to right, Louie Rocha (AHS principle), Frank Lucido (John's dad), Harbaugh and John Lucido (AHS head football coach). Photo Trine Gallegos

Jim Harbaugh Visits Antioch High School To Conduct A Football Clinic

More than 200 kids, from all over the bay area, came to Antioch High School to learn football technique from Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan football coaches. I saw new drills and appreciative kids wanting to learn. I came away with a feeling of goodwill. You could see that Harbaugh loved what he was doing, teaching football to young men. Bravo to AHS football coach John Lucido for making this happen. Warning to the rest of the league, Antioch will be ready to defend their BVAL championship title again this year. See photo above in HD | See AHS running back Najee Harris the nation's #1 recruit.

Harvest Park Bowl

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

See July's specials.

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!

Mamaluke Band | Classic Rock (Frank approved)

"These mamalukes put on a great show" approved.

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

The golf course is in great shape. Play golf all 4th of July weekend. You can't get more patriotic than that!

Thursday June 30th! Music By The Green featuring DURT CHEAP BAND @ 6:00 PM.

4th OF JULY WEEKEND SUNDAY BRUNCH is an awesome idea. Take this with you.

Wednesday July 6th Family Buffet Night, MEXICAN CUISINE Homemade Chips, Salsa Bar, Chicken Mole, Steak Fajitas, Chile Relleno, Chile Verde, 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

Happy 4th of July East County. Stop by Mac's this weekend for a salute from the crew.

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

Happy 4th Of July to all our friends. Spend some time with us this weekend, you will be glad you did.

Too hot to cook? Try one of our SIX SALADS from $3.99.

Wine Weds starts 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.

11th Annual Celebration Of Art

Antioch Historical Museum

Now Through July 22nd

Do you like local history? Do you like art? In addition to a fabulous museum, 60 local artist's have their artwork on display (and for sale) at the Antioch Historical Society Museum. The museum is open Wed and Sat from 1-4 PM. Stop by and enjoy the exhibit. Something catch your eye? Purchase it and take it home forever. I took several snapshots on a recent visit. I'm titling this photo "A Piece Of Autumn Feathers." It's a small portion of a bigger picture (I want you to visit the museum and see all the art on display). The exhibit is open through July 22nd. The museum can still use a few volunteers (to show people around the museum and answer questions). If you like history, helping others and now, love art, stop by the museum and ask if you can help. I guarantee it will help you to get into heaven.

More Info About The Art Exhibit


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

California Theatre, Pittsburg, CA

by Michael Pohl Photography, Antioch | See in HD

Seen this building a 100 times. Up close and personal too. I have even seen the inside of it. But, I have never seen this building quite like this before. Looking all hallowed and majestic. This is a sensational shot. I will not forget this. Thanks, Michael.


This Week Events

Mariachi San Miguel | Music By The Green | Culinary Crawl | Mamaluke Band | Kalimba The Spirit Of Earth Wind Fire | Oakley Cityhood Celebration | 11th Annual Celebration of Art | Pittsburg Farmers Market | Brentwood Farmers Market | AXIS Band | 4th of July Celebration | Stump Trivia | Progressive Bingo | Wed Family Buffet | Sports Legends | Antioch Farmers Market | Summer Day Camp | Summer Dance Camp

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.

Antioch Mystery Artist Found

I made contact this week with an artist that has vexed me for about a year. Why vexed? He signs his art "Paint For Food." I want to understand this artist's intention. Of course he can paint for beauty sake but I sense he has a deeper meaning and is being coy. The first time I saw his work was at Hugo's Bar in Antioch. No name, no phone number, no website? It frustrated me. Surely on a building mural of this size there's room to add a name. When I found an even larger mural in downtown Antioch, with the same message "paint for food" I had to find out who this artist is. I got some clues from the owner at Hugo's. I eventually found the artist, Christopher Anway, on facebook. I read this article and now I understood him a little more. We exchanged phone numbers, I plan to talk to him as soon as as I can, maybe even today. If he likes beer and cigars I'm in.

Christopher @ Hugos | Downtown Mural

Malto Hope, a bulk carrier, flying a Panama flag, bound for the Port Of Stockton. Captured by yours truly on Weds. June 29th about 10:30 AM from the former Antioch Lumber parking lot (now Vintage Realty). I can't help myself. I stop for all big ships. See in HD?

USAF Band Of The Golden West performed last Sunday at the El Campanil Theatre. I took my 13 year old grandson and 4th year trumpeteer to listen to this 40 piece orchestra. The high point of the show for me was the medley of service branch tunes and "Stars and Stripes Forever" encore. My grandson gave the Air Force Band 9 1/2 stars (out of 10) and promised to work harder on his own sound. What more could a grandpa ask for? Happy 4th of July to you and yours. Stay safe.


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