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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Lily Kirkhouse (bottom row 4th from the left) has flown the coop as a bartender/server at Mac's Old House in Antioch after 7 years! She is headed to Nevada and greener pastures. She'll be missed by more than me. Good luck Lily. I will buy you a drink anytime you are in town.

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

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

Have yourself a holiday SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNAMENT they are a lot of fun.

I wonder if Jody Roa is working today?

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

Cap's Bar & Grill

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

Nice Christmas Gift suggestions, Lunch & Dinner Gift Certificates, Bacchus Society Membership, Elvis Dinner Shows, Comedy Club Nights. Call Elaine or Jimmy 634-1025 they will help you pick out the perfect gift.

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 a party now!

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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

Who wouldn't like a Gift Certificate to Celia's Mexican Food Restaurant for Christmas? Nobody!

After a long day I like to have one of these.

Check out Celia's LUNCH MENU

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

Photo of the Week

Antioch Wild Bunch style

Wild Bunch Style

Cherie Cole added this sensational photo to the "You Know You're From Antioch When" facebook group. We are still awaiting confirmation on many details. The consensus is this picture was taken at a gas station on Bethel Island in the late 1940's or early '50's. The big guy on the right side (in shorts) looks like Itsie Marchetti brother of HOF Gino Marchetti of the Baltimore Colts.


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.

The museum will be closed for the holidays through January 7th. Merry Christmas to all and a happy New Year!

Harvest Park Bowl

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

Rock 'n Bowl, Bowling Party Gift Certificates available. They make great gifts.

December Specials

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? Enter here

See what is happening in the Spare Time Lounge

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

50 Years Ago This Month

Antioch Pilot Lost At Sea

I was at the museum today looking at December 1964 editions of the Antioch Daily Ledger. This story caught my eye. I knew I could find out what happened to Lt. Robert L. Carter. I posted this photo on the Facebook YKYFAW page and within minutes we had boyhood friends, neighbors and a news account of the sad ending. Maybe a friend or relative of Robert's will see this and feel a little better that their family member is still remember and thanked for his service 50 years later.


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.


Do You Need A Non-Lawyer Alternative?







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

Free Consultation!

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Gift Certificates for golf equipment, golf, range balls, New Years Brunch, Golfers Advantage Membership, Comedy Shows all great gift ideas and easy to wrap HA!

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

Lily Kirkhouse is leaving Mac's soon for Nevada. She has a heart of gold and takes no lip from anyone. I will miss her.

Holiday Gift Certificates, Super Bowl Crab Feed tickets make great stocking stuffers.

$5 Grey Goose Kamikazes and $3 Bacardi Cuba Libres.

Prime Rib served everyday includes soup, salad, vegetable, pasta and hot bread & butter $12.95.

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

Santa and his helper will be at Providence @ 9AM Sat., 12/20 for photos and fun with breakfast.

Black & White New Years Eve Party, food, fun, music $15 in advance.

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 KAMIKAZE WEDNESDAY KARAOKE & TORTILLA THURSDAYS? Details

Sunday $4 Bloody Marys

Tyler MacCallister Antioch CA Special Forces Trainee


Yes Tyler MacCallister, Oakley, CA was hanging with some tough SOB's last Saturday at Game Pod Pro in Antioch. This is where the tough guys learn to kick bad boy butt. Players run around and shoot and be shot in a huge indoor urban setting. You can do this all day and pay about $35 bucks (if you have your own equipment), or use can use some bad ass stuff for about $35 extra. Information officer, Rick G. (right) from Martinez, was helpful but gave me a firm "no way grandpa" when I asked him about shooting the big bullet behind him. David Caslavka, from DACAS REFRESHMENT, LLC, cooks a full array of hot gourmet bbq meats and sides to keep the troops full and happy every Saturday.

Realty World Delta Country

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

Thank you Jerry for helping me with an important real estate issue this week. You are the best.

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.

Vitality Yoga

Brentwood Yoga Center, 8650 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood | (925) 998-0462

Focusing on bringing balance to body, mind, and spirit, Vitality Yoga provides tools intended to help tap into our full potential.

Owner of Vitality Yoga, Andrea Stuart is a 200-RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.

Sorry Andrea I missed my class again this week. My ribs are almost healed and I'm looking forward to seeing you again at the New Years Eve class (champagne glass in hand). I hope I don't get spanked for that remark. Andrea is very serious about her yoga if you didn't know it already.

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Some of my favorite FOOD PHOTOS can you guess the restaurants?

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.

New Years Eve Comedy Buffet

New Years Eve Bowling Party and Buffet

Frozen Bun Run

Sons of Italy Crab Feed

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.

50 Years ago this month this famed Antioch restaurant opened.

Wheel House, Antioch, CA Dec 1964

Wow look at the dinner special a 10oz Filet Mignon $2.35. I wonder what drink prices were back then in December 1964 (50 years ago this month) this place opened. See larger version. Now the place is two businesses North South Dragon Chinese and Cruisers Bar.

A blast from the past from December 2011

What Is Your Favorite Christmas Movie?
Nothing like watching a Christmas movie to lift your spirits.
Vote for a classic or "write-in" your personal favorite.

A. It's A Wonderful Life | B. Miracle On 34th St. | C. Christmas Vacation
D. Christmas Story | E. Other

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