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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

A Big Delta Blues Festival Shout Out

I want to thank Frank "Frankie G" Giovanni for another fine Delta Blues Festival. His friend David Williamson started this festival way back in 1999. After Dave's tragic death in 2003 "Frank G" picked it up and has kept his friends dream alive for the last 12 years. Frank works on this event all year long. Blues fans from all over the bay area flock to Waldie Plaza the third Saturday in September to enjoy this fine, alcohol free, event. Thank you for all your hard work. FrankieMac

19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

AUTUMN HARVEST HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT SUNDAY @ 2PM. 50 players go in. 10 win cash. One player wins $2,500.00. Everybody eats Steve's BBQ. Buy-in $60.00. Reserve your seat now.

YES!!! NFL TICKET is at the HOLE. 17 HDTV'S... Every game, every Sunday

Tournament tonight at 5:30.

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

$400 Free Roll Tournament Sat @ 12 PM.


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

Map | New! Website | Coupon | Game Schedule

Aloha Club Byron

3045 Taylor Ln. Byron, CA 94514

Aloha Club bar is open. They are still finishing up. What caught my eye is the large grassy area in the back. I hope they can keep the lawn area as nice as it is now. The Tiki tables outside are waiting for a stone surround floor so they can put chairs around the tables and not worry about customers tipping over. I noticed they have lots of outdoor lighting. This is going to be a swell place to hang out with your friends and listen to some music. I'll keep you posted.

3,500 +hp? Really

Saw this engine in a Dodge Dart last Saturday at the Bethel Island 50's Bash. Apparently the Oakley owner paid $60k for the car. All I kept thinking about was racing this car at Camp Stoneman (where LMC is now) and kicking butt. Then it dawned on me. Somebody would eventually show up with 3,800hp and send me home in 2nd place. Then you would have to decide to pony up again or get out. I'm sure some of you know this vicious cycle of addiction for more power, more power, more power. Read the story

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Thursday Sept 22nd Music By The Green featuring Delia Colorado @ 6:00 PM.

SUNDAY BRUNCH is an awesome idea. Take this with you.

Family Buffet Night Wednesday, Sept 28th, ITALIAN NIGHT, Beef Cannelloni, Tortellini Alfredo, Chicken Parmesan, Salads, Desserts and more.

* Adults $14.95,

* Kids 4-10 $8.95;

* Under 4 FREE,

Starts serving at 5 PM


Golf weather is ideal there is a group for you at Lone Tree (1) Couples 9-hole; (2) PM Golf League; (3) Weekday Golf League; (4) Ladies' League; Twilight Rates; More Here

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

Map | Website | Coupon | Menu | Aerial Photo

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

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.

Website | Coupon | Lunch | Dinner

Providence Bar & Eatery

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

TURKEY CLUB oven roasted turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, and bacon piled high on three slices of buttermilk white toast with mayonnaise $9.99

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

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

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.

Map | Website | Events | Menu | Bar Menu

Prime Vintage Realty

340 West 2nd St., Antioch | (925) 366-8077

Are you looking for property in East County? Call Rodney & Ursula (925) 366-8077.

Did you know that property values in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg have nearly doubled?

Call today for a free no-obligation consultation and 12 Point Property Value Assessment.

Are you thinking about selling or buying a home? Rodney & Ursula Lal can help.

Located in the historic Antioch Lumber Company building.

Website | Sellers | Buyers | Testimonials | Special Offer | Contact

Wyatt Street, Antioch

I found this photo on the wall at the Riverview Lodge Restaurant recently. I don't recall ever having seen it. The city changed the street names circa 1919 to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Wyatt St. became 2nd St., The building on the right side with the view deck is the Arlington Hotel. Click photo to see it in HD


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.

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Community Events Calendar


Sunday Sept 25th at 3:00 PM

El Campanil Theatre, Downtown Antioch


Also This Week Events

Mariachi San Miguel | Didier Bouvet Live | Fiddler on the Roof | Brentwood Farmers Market | Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra | Antioch Speedway | Other Coast Art Exhibit | Pittsburg Farmers Market | $2,500 Autumn Harvest Holdem Tournament | Vintage Aircraft Display | Stump Trivia | Progressive Bingo | Special Needs Sports Camp | Antioch Farmers Market

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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.

Coupon Page

Harvest Time in Brentwood "Keep Your Windows Rolled Up"

Photos and story by Brad Bennett

Safflower fields in Brentwood were being harvested as I was heading out of town recently. Three International 1470 combines were making laps around the hills by Balfour Road and Deer Valley Road.

The International Harvester 1470, also known as the "Hillside Harvester" can handle grades of up to 48% and can hold about 145 bushels before needing to be emptied.

Safflower has many uses. It goes into coloring and flavoring of foods, as well as medicines. It also is used for the making of red and yellow dyes but primarily it is cultivated for the vegetable oil extracted from its seeds. The flower itself, sometimes called "Bastard Saffron" can be a cheap substitute for the very expensive saffron.

These bustling machines have the field mice, ground squirrels and wild rabbits scurrying for a safer place to be, but that is a fresh meal for the numerous red tailed hawks that soar all around this harvesting operation, much like the cloud of seagulls following a fishing ship.

A very interesting harvesting task to observe, just make sure you are not down wind!

Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3


Below is a portion of the cover of the September issue of 110 Magazine, a lifestyle magazine published in Brentwood. Tricia Piquero, is publisher and Don Huntington, is editorial director. If you haven't seen it Check it out

Sept 2016

On the cover is Ron Ventura with Best Property Management. Also in People and Business is a story about Alvis Quashnock. This issue also contains articles on Health & Wellness, Wine & Dine and Art & Culture.