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Thursday Dec 4, 2014

A stop on my winter walk at Contra Loma Regional Park

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

Tonight is the big crab feed for Antioch High School at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, more than 400 tickets sold. Great job 19th Hole! Hope you all have your ticket.

HOT BUTTERED RUM, the Steve's Scudero holiday recipe is made with his family recipe goo and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum $5.25. Made once a year, when it's gone it's gone. Guaranteed to put you in a warm holiday mood.

The 49ers & Raiders game is this weekend. Root for your favorite team on one of the 22 HDTV's (3) 70" with access to all games.

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!

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

BACCHUS SOCIETY DINNER Thur 12/11 you're invited. Call Franz Schneider for reservations (925) 634-1416. Want to see the menu ?

Bar with a view

Have you seen the Cap's Early Bird 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

After a long day of SPOTLIGHTING I like to have one of these you get the little one.

Check out Celia's LUNCH MENU

When was the last time you had Carnitas? They are yummy!

Sweeney's Beach Antioch 1947

My fellow Facebook administrator Frank Goodyear's family came to Antioch in 1947. His father came west to work at the new Antioch Glass Plant. They moved to Sweeney's Beach, Wilbur Ave, (before Gaylord and the papermills) until they could find a house. When he talks about the beach, swimming and fishing at the beach you can see he remembers it fondly. I have a similar story my family camped at Brannon Island State Park for a month while our house was being built. I remember my dad boiling camp stove water to shave, putting on a suit and tie and driving to work from a camp ground. Me? I was 15, it was summertime, I was swimming, fishing and chasing girls on the beach. Fond memories.


The Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch is open every Weds & Sat 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

Make some plans for a New Years Eve party. I've done this and it's a blast.

Tri-Tip Sandwiches every Football Sunday $8

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.

contra loma regional park bridge Antioch, CA

Contra Loma Regional Park Bridge, Antioch, CA

Every Thanksgiving weekend I visit the park to work off the food & drink and see the fall/winter colors in the trees. This year there was no fog but we did have rain. I didn't really notice it until I got back to the car and had to turn on the wipers to get home. I have several favorite photos but this is Peggy's favorite and that really matters.

See this picture in HD


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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925-778-7253 [1] or 925-516-5000 [2]

Free Consultation!

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Breakfast with Santa this Saturday!

How about a Christmas party for your employees? Friends & family? Check out the Christmas Extravaganza LUNCH or DINNER! If you look at the the menu you won't be able to resist.

Did you know that the golf carts have been equipped with DIGITAL GPS CADDY SYSTEM? Free with cart rental.

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.

Check out the New Years Day Brunch

Mac's Old House Restaurant

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

A redhead asked me to dinner this week and I went. I was thinking I can multi task, have a good time AND get a new prime rib dinner photo for the website. Was I too distracted by her loveliness to take a good photo? Do you LIKE or DIFFERENT PHOTO PLEASE of this picture.

Fresh Trout served everyday for lunch and on Seafood Wednesday for dinner includes soup, salad, vegetable, pasta and hot bread & butter. Get it Cajun Style on Tuesday.

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.

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

Hot & Sour Soup With Prawns

#27 Canh Chua Tom

I was ready to try Vietnamese again. I had heard nice things about Da Nang Tourane and decided to give it a whirl. I sat down overwhelmed with a menu that should be cut in half. I saw something that sounded familiar on page one and ordered it. The waitress asked me if I wanted it mild, medium or hot? She asked me twice. Twice I said hot. Then I whimped out and changed to the medium (I saw I had two additional bottles of heat on the table already). The waitress brought me a third when she brought me the soup "the same heat mom used in making the dish" The soup was very tasty and plenty hot enough for me. Served with fresh basil, pineapple, chunky tomatoes, mushrooms, bean sprouts, celery, green onion and five nice prawns. I congratulated myself again for changing to the medium and I like hot food. I will order this again at $7.25 very soon. Hot rea was served in a cup .75. Note they are open seven days and open an hour early for lunch nice touch.

Da Nang Tourane | 4393 Hillcrest Dr., Antioch | 925-206-4412 | Open Mon-Sun 10-9:00

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

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Schooner's Grill & Brewery

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

Arugula salad $10.99 & Blueberry Cobbler I think it was $5.50

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.

Holiday Delites

Holiday Boutique

Holiday Home Tour

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Free Gift Wrapping

Coupons From Local Businesses

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

Click Here for 20-60% off Yoga Gift Certificates

New & Archive Photos

Pearl Harbor Day Dec 7th

David Nelson, publisher of the Pittsburg CityGov Journal, reminds us to remember PEARL HARBOR DAY this Sunday Dec 7th.

If you have questions about how to properly handle the American Flag

here's a reminder