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Thursday November 20, 2014

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

I spent some of my birthday Sunday having my butt kicked on the new shuffleboard at the "the hole" by my friend Kay Power. Yes she is a woman but she is very competitive HA!

22 HDTV's (3) 70" See game schedules for 49ers | Raiders | Warriors | Sharks

Free TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT (for beginners) Sat & Sun @ 12PM.

$3 BLOODY MARYS starting at 9AM Sat & Sun

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

Do you like Shrimp, Clams and Crab? Join us at the first crab feed of the year.

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

Michael Jackson this weekend come dance your cares away.

When I want a great lunch I head to Cap's and look for Eydie. It doesn't get much better than this.

My view of the dining room (from the bar HA) I saw Bill, Elaine and Jimmy. They are hands-on owners and always there. That's why you get great food, the best service and the place is always spic and span.

Have you seen the Cap's Dinner Menu?

The banquet room has been remodeled new carpet, dance floor and lighting. Reserve your private party now!

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

I had my first cup of tortilla soup this week. It tasted fresh and was very good $4.15 cup. I see lots of people eating a big bowl of this with chicken as a meal. I'm certain it's healthy. But I have to have some beans at Celia's. I think they are critical and Celia's has the best.

Check out Celia's LUNCH MENU

Which one of these margaritas would you choose photo ?

Who Remembers This Store In South Antioch?

Hayden Store, Antioch, CA

I found this treasure yesterday at the Antioch Historical Society Museum. I posted it late on the YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM ANTIOCH page on Facebook and I'm waiting for confirmation on the what and when questions. Cherie Cole says it's the building @ 16th & G St's. Formerly Mackey's, Lee's Snack Bar, etc., near Antioch High School depending on your vintage. I like that answer and will wait for confirmation before we proclaim it. I like the "steps to nowhere" and the Wonder Bread logo on the bottom panel of the doors. The steps probably helped a little corn husker order an ice cream through a service window in an earlier life. See the HD VERSION. Here is a rare photo of Clarks Grocery Store, 19th and D St., notice the gas pump. I guess people just parked on the street and got their gas back then. This picture is for Frank Goodyear enjoy.


The Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch is open every Weds & Thurs afternoon 1-4 PM. Admission is free. Are you interested in local history? Do you have old photos and artifacts you'd like to share? Would you like to host an event on the museum grounds? Contact the museum (925) 757-1326.

Harvest Park Bowl

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

Have you seen the Harvest Park Bowl Arcade room?

Looking for some fun on Thanksgiving?

Would you like to win a full blown BOWLING PARTY? Two hours of bowling for up to 6 people with shoe rental, 1 large pizza and a pitcher of soda this month? Enter here

See what is happening in the Spare Time Lounge

I go by here just to eat see the menu it's that good.

Delta Gallery Of The Arts


Jack Gaughan talking to some art customers at the Delta Art Gallery recently @ The Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center. Open since the beginning of the year the gallery offers 8-9 new gallery shows a year. Mostly local artists are on display. Jack is adamant that artists in Rio Vista think of themselves as having the right east county spirit. There is art from other artist's in the Bay Area but most of it is all locally grown. The gallery is open 6 days a week. This is the website

Delta Art Gallery is participating in this weekends' Contra Costa Open Studios Show. Visit studios of east county artists this weekend. Watch many at work. Purchase a holiday gift for a friend, family member or for yourself as a early Christmas present. I will be on this tour with my artistic grandson looking to further inspire him.


Who Needs Tree Trimming or Garbage Hauling?

A few years ago I needed some serious tree trimming. I got some quotes and found out wow this is going to be expensive. Then along came Salvatore. He did the job for about a third of the price. He did a great job and now I use him all the time. Need some help call Salvador 848-5127.


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Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

PAINT NIGHT eat, drink, paint and take home your own masterpiece Friday Nov 21st

We do the work for you! Get your order in by tomorrow for Prepared-Holiday Dinners!!

More than 400 people have made Thanksgiving Day reservations so call and make your reservations now. See the Thanksgiving Day Menu?

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 for you. How accomodating is that? Call catering (925) 706-4232.

November COCKTAIL SPECIALS Caramel Apple & Pumpkin Pie Martini's $8 and Butterscotch Coffee $7.

Christmas Extravaganza first announcement LUNCH or DINNER?

Breakfast with Santa; New Years Day Brunch

Mac's Old House Restaurant

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

Have you seen the Mac's Old House dining room?

Too tired to cook? How about Soup & Salad tonight $5.95.

My favorite Manhattan is made with Jim Beam black label bourbon. Triples are still just $4!

The 2nd most popular dish (prime rib is #1) served Calamari $10.95 served everyday includes soup, salad, vegetable, pasta and hot bread & butter.

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

See us for Cajun Tuesday; Seafood Wednesday; New York Thursday

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

Pacific Coast Farmers Markets

Bay Area Wide | (925) 825-9090 or (800) 949-FARM

Last week for the Brentwood Farmers Market this season!

Honey is the pick of the week. Did you know that one bee produces approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, so cherish it: 8 ounces of honey is the life's work of 576 bees!. How about some sweet honey recipes.

Taste the difference of locally grown produce picked fresh.

Thank you for supporting local farmers. It's a good thing.

Providence Bar & Eatery

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

The SMALL BREAKFAST served with a side of toast and your choice of home fries, hash browns, or cottage cheese & tomatoes. Two eggs any style with bacon, sausage or ham $5.

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

Sunday $4 Bloody Marys

driving range discount

Print Coupon

Great gift idea

Realty World

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

Bethel Island, Oakley, Discovery Bay waterfront front property specialist. Living on the water is like being on vacation all year. Jerry Fisher broker.

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

Homes For Sale in Antioch

Homes for Sale in Brentwood

Homes for Sale in Oakley

Homes For Sale in Pittsburg

Schooner's Grill & Brewery

4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch | (925) 776-1800

California's small brewery of the year award winner for 2014. Tasty craft beers made on site. Sandwiches, burgers, salads, and a real firewood heated pizza oven.

Straw Hat Pizza

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

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.

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Community Events Calendar

The calendar is packed with fun stuff to do this time of year (most of it is FREE!), Concerts, Car Shows, Fishing Derby's. Check out some of the offerings below.

Contra Costa Open Studios Tour

Brentwood Restaurant Tour

El Campanil Theater Gift Basket Raffle

Sketch Lady Sage

1st Crabfeed of the Season

Coupons From Local Businesses

Automotive, Business Services, Dining & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden Coupons to local businesses in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg.

New & Archive Photos

Cap's Restaurant fireplace, Brentwood, CA

Cap's Restaurant, Brentwood, CA

It was a cold, wet, windy, November morning. My fingers were the color of an over ripe eggplant. I sat by the fireplace like a brain dead moth attracted to the flame and ordered cognac. It was 7am, the morning news was helping to heat me up, and then like a ray of sunshine she asked me the question, the same question she has asked me a thousand times, like a well oiled machine "how about another big boy?" and I smiled, like a young boy and said yes.