EastCountyLive.com SPOTLIGHT November 21, 2013 - Events & Coupons, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg, CA

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Jeff Pico, 1984 Antioch High School Graduate, New Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coach

Although officially unconfirmed by the Cincinnati Reds organization, the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper reported recently that Antioch High 1984 graduate and Antioch Sports Legends 2010 inductee JEFF PICO has been hired as the Cincinnati Reds' new pitching coach.


Pico was a pitcher for Antioch High's North Coast Section winning baseball team, which was just inducted in October into the Antioch Sports Legend Hall of Fame. Pico was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of high school. Ironically, his Major League Baseball pitching debut on May 31, 1988 was a 4-hit shutout of the Reds, becoming the first time a rookie player pitched a shutout in a debut game since 1934.


Pico played for 13 seasons professionally, and has spent the last 10 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a coach for their farm team pitchers.


Congratulations, Jeff!

Baseball Card  |  DiamondBacks Coach   
2010 Antioch Sports Legends Inductee

          niner fans

Who Has Two 70" HDTV'S? Nobody!

49ers vs Redskins Monday 5:30 PM

 Free Roll Tournament Sunday 11/24 @ 12 PM

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7PM Domestic Pints $2.25, Micros $3.25, Well $2.75 Sat & Sun Game Day Specials starting @ 9AM

We Got Action! Play No-Limit or $3/$6 Poker, Today!

Live Poker 7 Days A Week  |  Daily Drink Specials  |  Two 70" Hi-Def T.V.s & 15 More |  Free WIFI

2746 West Tregallas, Antioch (925) 757-6545

Downtown Tasting Tour @ 3PM &

31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade @ 5:30PM

Sat., Nov 23rd 

Sample 9 downtown Brentwood restaurants from 3-5PM $10 per person in advance ($15 that day) call Creme dela Gem 516-6200. Lighted Christmas Parade @ 5:30 PM begins at First St at Chestnut.

Editors tip: This is one of my favorite parades. I like getting into a Christmas frame of mind early, see a beautiful parade with all the lights glowing. I like the view from the patio at SWEENEY'S BAR & GRILL.

GUITARS NOT GUNS is a non-profit and IS NOT against guns, just the violence. The organization teaches at risk kids how to play the guitar as a healthy alternative. The organization has a EBAY CHARITY AUCTION fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th. STING, SAMMY HAGAR, RICK DERRINGER and more items for sale.

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Music For All Occasions



The Romano Marchetti Orchestra specializes in satisfying every musical taste. Selections consist of dancing and listening music of many styles. In addition to country and western, show tunes, big band and vocal standards, we can provide swing, jazz, motown, latin and other ethnic styles. If you like rock, the RMO can play selections from the 50's and 60's as well as popular favorites through the 90's.

Romano Marchetti Orchestra

Antioch, CA   |   (925) 757-4421

Music List   |   Website   |  Contact

Electronics For Your Auto, Motorcycle, Boat, & R.V.


$50 Off This Top of the Line Pioneer Navigation Unit!


Pioneer AVIC-X950BH, In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 6.1" WVGA Touchscreen Display, Bluetooth®, HD Radio™ Tuner, SiriusXM Ready, Built-In Traffic Tuner, and AppRadio Mode for iPhone® and Select Android™ Devices Pantells Music Box
"Since 1950"
407 "G" St., Antioch  |  (925) 757-6618

 Website   |  Facebook

Pantell's Music Box Song of the Week...

Outlaws "High Tides & Green Grass"


Top Quality Facepainting & Caricatures For Your Next Party Or Event

Dynamic Faces - Oakley dynamicfaces4u@gmail.com

Local Artists Stephanie Sherborne & Shannon Bird look forward to making your next event special.

Photogallery   |   Flyer   |   Website   |   Coupon  |  Facebook

Feelin' Groovy @ Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
The Feelin' Groovy Dinner Show was looking very groovy last Friday night. We are fortunate to have venue in town that can accommodate 300 people so very well. 


I was watching Matthew Schuler sing 'Beneath Your Beautiful' on the VOICE the other night and became troubled.  I knew I had heard that melody before. It bothered me that I couldn't think of the band or the name of the song. Can you guess the song? Two days later I figured it out whew. I'll tell you near the bottom of the page.

crab feed

21st Annual 19th Hole Casino & Lounge Crab Feed Benefit for Antioch High School Football and Music Masters Program

More Info Here




Nutcracker 2 Shows in Pittsburg Next Month


$29 Holiday Cruises With The Captain

I've been on this boat several times. It's clean and well maintained. The captain and his crew are first rate.

Take a group out from work or an extended family group (the captain can take 30 at a time) for a sail on the Discovery Bay waterways. See houses and boats decorated for the season. Book now and get the date and time you want. Dinner cruises available.


Fresh Trout Dinners $10.95

Every SEAFOOD WEDNESDAY @ Mac's. Served with Minestrone Soup, Salad, Pasta, Vegetables, Hot Bread & Butter. Also Tilapia, Catfish, Salmon & Shrimp Caesar Salad

"House Specialty Prime Rib Served 7 Day A Week $11.95!"

Cocktails, Singles $2.50; Doubles $3.00; Triples $3.50

Cajun Tuesday Menu   |   Website    |    Dinner Menu

Mac's Old House 3100 E. 18th St., Antioch (925) 779-1700



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


"Planning a Special Event Soon? See Our Beautiful Banquet Room."


Fun Things To Do


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Fun Things To Do in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley & Pittsburg


I like the steaks here! Have you seen the restaurant since the remodel? Very nice!

Sweeney's Grill & Bar
301 Oak St., Brentwood  |  (925) 634-5192

See website    |   New Photos


Adult Skating Tonight 8:30 to 11:00... $10.00 admission includes quad skates if needed. Must be 18 and older.

Paradise Skate

Antioch, CA





Click the link below for 36 Coupon Deals

Coupon Deals

Automotive, Dining & Entertainment, Home & Garden Coupons, Health & Beauty, Business Services, Shopping Coupons for

Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley & Pittsburg

Chilled Seafood Included!

Brunch Coupon To Champions Bar & Grill @
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

4800 Golf Club Road, Antioch 
(925) 706-4220

Rock 'n Bowl Every Friday & Saturday!
Music, Lights Fun!

Stump Trivia  |  Karaoke  |  Birthday Parties
Rock-n-Bowl | Gaming Room

"Brentwoods' Favorite Family Fun Spot"

Harvest Park Bowl
5000 Balfour Rd., Brentwood (925) 516-1221


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Thanksgiving Day Menu @ Lone Tree

Monday Night Football: Extended Happy Hour 4 - 9PM.
Taco Tuesdays: Creative Taco Specials All Day.
Italian Wednesdays: Three Course Italian Meal for $20.
 Mexican Thursdays: Mexican Food and Margarita Specials All Day.
Prime Rib Fridays: Three Course Dinner for $25.
Smokin' Saturdays: Barbecue Specials All Day.

And visit us on Sundays for our fantastic
Champagne Brunch
See What's Happening @ Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

At The Lone Tree Golf Course, 4800 Golf Course Rd., Antioch, CA
For Reservations (925) 706-4233

LoneTreeGolfCourse.com    |   Menu   |   New! Sunday Brunch
Weddings & Banquets    |   Business Lunch Catering  |  Catering Pg 2 

We cater off-site parties from 50-2000 for all occasions. Also, under 50 for pick-up or drop-off. Nice!

Planning a Wedding or Banquet? We can elegantly seat 300. We hosted over 300 events last year.We'd love to make your event special, for you, and your guests. Yes we can do offsite catering.
Call Allyson in our catering office (925)706-4232.

I Like The Idea Of My Own Bucket!



Mariachi Every Thursday Night @ 6PM



What's Your Favorite Celia's Plate?   

Cancun Platter    Fajitas    Steak Picado    Other

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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



Just 55 miles from San Francisco, off the coast of Oakley CA, 1000 miles of waterways, and upriver from Discovery Bay  is...Bethel Island





DELTA ISLAND  -  (925) 281-2656





Thanksgiving Day Menu

Schooner 's Grille & Brewery
  4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
(925) 776-1800




The Dow Chemical Company Hosts Annual Site Emergency Drill

Dow Partners with Contra Costa County Emergency Services for Exercise

PITTSBURG, CA – (November 11, 2013) Dow Pittsburg Operations hosted its yearly CAER (Community Awareness & Emergency Response) Drill yesterday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Over 400 participants, including 75 emergency responders, engaged in a staged scenario to test the ability of employees, critical personnel, and public emergency services to mobilize, communicate, and coordinate for a crisis situation as safely and effectively as possible. The simulation also evaluated the dissemination of information to the public by engaging community volunteers to call in to a phone bank in multiple languages as local residents or interview public information officers as mock media representatives. Community members also participated as observers, providing feedback to Dow from a civilian perspective. These frequent tests and the scrutinizing of their outcomes guarantees both Dow and county agencies are vigorously trained and prepared to address any possible incidents that might threaten the health and safety of employees or the public.

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Vettes 4 Vets
My friend Beverly Knight took this picture at the VETERANS DAY PARADE. I liked the photo and added my own spin to it with photoshop. I believe this is a 53 Corvette. Correct Me If I'm Wrong



Have You Seen This East County Fountain?
What city do you think it is in? Today is the 21st. I have a $25 Gift Certificate to MAC'S OLD HOUSE in Antioch to the 21st CORRECT ENTRY. One entry per email address please.

Contest Entry


37th Annual Holiday Run & Walk

Holy Rosary

A few weeks ago my Facebook pal Frank Goodyear posted the photo above of the Holy Rosary Church, on "G" St. before 1966. There's a lot of interest in this church on the YOU REMEMBER ANTIOCH WHEN group. I was talking to a friend about this when she mentioned many of the stain glass windows are at a local restaurant being remodeled. I stopped by and the fellow running the job pulled this window out for me to take a photo of it. I'm looking for a confirmation this is one of the windows in the church. I've had one who said this came from the church but I need a few more to be sure. Anyone remember this?


Do you know the song? It was the "B" side on the single WILD THING by the TROGGS 1967. The song... LOVE IS ALL AROUND it was nice to hear it again 46 years later.





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