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Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm thankful for my family, SPOTLIGHT friends and advertising clients, without their support I would not be able to do what I love to do, thank you all.

Everywhere you see Merry Christmas in this issue is a little present for you, to remind you, of everything you love about the Christmas season.

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19th Hole Casino & Lounge

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Steve, & Eddie at 19th HOLE CASINO & LOUNGE.

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

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

Merry Christmas from the Karadais family Bill, Elaine & Jimmy.

Ring in the New Year with "The Pitbull of Comedy" Bobby Slayton! Show includes a Prime Rib Dinner and a Champagne Toast, followed by music with DJ Shaft who will be playing the top hits of yesterday and today!! Tickets are $160 a couple or $90 per person. Only a few tickets left so if interested, call 925-634-1025!!

Last minute 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

Merry Christmas from Hector and the staff at Celia's Mexican Restaurant.

A Gift Certificate to Celia's Mexican Food Restaurant is a great gift idea.

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

Seasons Greetings From The ANTIOCH DAILY LEDGER NEWSPAPER Staff Dec., 1964

Thirteen years after this page was published I went to work for the newspaper (I was obviously NOT a reporter those people know how to write, I sold advertising). I only recognize 3 people Leona Marchetti, Irv Martin and Bob Smith. I worked there and at the Contra Costa Times for about five years. They were good years. Some of the people I was working with are still there Robbie & Randy come to mind. Merry Christmas to you all.

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The Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. 4th St., Antioch will be closed for the holidays reopening on Wed Jan. 7th. 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

Merry Christmas from Jim & Sherry and everyone at Harvest Park Bowl.

Rock 'n Bowl, and Bowling Gift Certificates available.

New Years Eve party. I've done this and it's a blast.

Win a BOWLING PARTY, bowling for up to 6 people, shoe rental, 1 large pizza and a pitcher of soda? Enter here

See what is happening in the Spare Time Lounge

See the food menu it's good.

Photo of the Week

Christmas is near, and you've probably picked out your tree by now. But did you pick out the right one? Ever wonder why your neighborhood tree salesman has the types of trees he has? A quick glance at this infographic will not only reveal the relative pros and cons of each tree, but also what region of the United States they generally come from.

Chances are you probably ended up with a fir tree, such as the Douglas or Balsam varieties, or maybe you opted for the Virginia or Scotch pine. If so, good job! These all have the most desirable traits you could want in a tree: scents that turn your living room into a forest, a tendency to not shed needles like a Golden Retriever does fur, and hearty branches for those kettlebells you call ornaments.

But if you're a serial procrastinator and haven't picked out your tree, there's still time to opt for a lesser known tree. Perhaps I could interest you in a White Fir? Or in five years, when Blue Spruces are all the rage, you can say that the one you had in 2014 was way better. - Fast Company


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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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Merry Christmas from Nancy

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

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

Merry Christmas from Lone Tree Golf & Event Center.

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

Merry Christmas from Mac's Old House.

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

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

Merry Christmas from Kim & David.

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

Free Gift Wrapping

Get ALL of your last minute holiday gifts wrapped FREE!
Save on your paper, bows, tags...and TIME! Courtesy AAUW Delta Contra Costa branch. (Donations accepted)

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Realty World Delta Country

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

Merry Christmas Realty World Delta Country & Jerry Fisher.

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

Merry Christmas from Schooners and Lupe

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

Merry Christmas from Sal at Straw Hat

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

Merry Christmas from Andrea at Vitality Yoga.

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.

Antioch 325-0934

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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.

New Years Eve Comedy Buffet

New Years Eve Bowling Party and Buffet

Frozen Bun Run

Sons of Italy Crab Feed

Winter Baseball Coaches Clinic

Coupons From Local Businesses

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

Merry Christmas from the SPOTLIGHT

Note: Next week's SPOTLIGHT will be delivered on Tuesday Dec 30th