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Greetings From the Welcome! Team .......................................... 3 Brentwood Still a ‘Playful City’ ................................................. 6 East County Goes Way Back ................................................... 14 Veterans on Parade ................................................................. 23 Discovery Bay Gets Full-time Police Protection ..................... 29 Big Year for Byron Sanitary District ....................................... 35 Enjoy the Bounty of East County ............................................ 66 Marsh Legacy Preserved by Highway Name ........................... 98 52 Things To Do in East County ........................................... 118

Advertisers Index............128 Agriculture..................... 66 Antioch......................... 20 Apartments.................... 94 Arts & Culture................ 38 Athletes in Action............. 48 Bethel Island.................. 36 Brentwood..................... 24 Byron........................... 34 Calendar....................... 12 Child Care & Preschools... 49 Colleges & Universities..... 46 Delta Recreation............. 58 Dining..........................110 Discovery Bay................. 28 East County Life............. 18 Elementary Schools.......... 41 Finance........................104 Fitness.......................... 84 Golf.............................. 60 

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or the second consecutive year, the nonprofit, pro-play organization KaBOOM! has recognized Brentwood as a Playful City USA.

KaBOOM!’s Playful City program this year selected 93 cities nationwide for demonstrating “creative commitments to the cause of play in the areas of quantity (the number of usable, open playspaces), quality (making playspaces engaging, exciting, interesting and fun) and access (the ability to get to a playspace – roads, trails – and a lack of barriers such as cost, safety, traffic and locked gates).” Among the nine California cities to make the list, Brentwood and San Francisco were the only ones representing Northern California. According to KaBOOM! spokesman Mike Vietti, Brentwood “is working diligently to ensure that its parks are open, updated and safe for their residents to use. New play structures will be installed at Summerwood and Curtis Parks to update and replace aging play



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structures to ensure safety of equipment and users, while Blue Goose Park recently re-opened after being closed for two years due to maintenance issues. McClarren Park playground will be redesigned to replace a damaged structure and two trails will reopen to eliminate barriers and make connections amongst existing parks, which will add an additional two miles to the trails.” Brentwood Parks and Recreation Director Craig Bronzan said it’s just the right time for this sort of upbeat news: “As so much of the news related to the economy and county seems to be negative, this recognition couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re proud to do our part in helping our citizens play and keep their playful spirit alive and well.” In the words of KaBOOM! CEO and Co-founder Darell Hammond, “Our

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country is facing two monumental deficits: a lack of unstructured play among children and a lack of resources to address this very issue. Brentwood and San Francisco both took a stand and determined that the future of their community – their children – deserve a commitment to the cause of play.”

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CALENDAR

Calendar of Events BW Arts Commission Art Walk exhibit

JANUARY AN Lions Club Crab Feed BI Chamber of Commerce Frozen Bun Run BW Chamber of Commerce Crab Feed BW Men’s Club Crab Feed OK Lions Club Crab Feed DB Chamber of Commerce State of Town Banquet DB Chamber of Commerce Officer Installation FEBRUARY AN Heart to Heart Ball BW Men’s Club Couples’ Crab Feed BW Edna Hill Parents Club Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser DB SEED Foundation Winter Gala DB Lions Club Getaway Crab Feed MARCH BW Arts Commission Art Exhibit 14 Welcome!

BW Delta Community Services Irish Celebration BW Delta Community Services Spaghetti Day Dinner BW Women’s Club Hospice Fundraiser DB Lions Club Corned Beef & Cabbage Feed

APRIL AN Kiwanis Spring Pasta Feed and Auction AN Rotary Club Fishing Derby AN Kiwanis Kids Safety Fair BI San Joaquin Yacht Club Boat Parade DB Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast DB Opening Day Boat Parade DB Lions Club Rally Round the Lake BW Brentwood Women’s Club Early Literacy Fair BW Chamber of Commerce Employee Appreciation Luncheon

MAY AN Kiwanis Antioch High and Deer Valley High Key Club Scholarship Night AN Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon AN Delta Club Paintball Shootout AN Kiwanis St. Jude Children’s Hospital Pancake Breakfast AN Dow Environmental Fair BW Delta Community Services Cinco de Mayo Dinner BW Downtown Farmers’ Market Opens BW Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon BW Rotary Golf Tournament BW Tour de Starbucks Bike Ride BW Arts Commission Student Art Show BW Women’s Club Spring Fling BW Lions Club Western Night DB Meals on Wheels Champagne Cruise DB Lions Club Boat Show OK St. Anthony’s Arts and Crafts Festival OK Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling MC U-Pick season begins at area farms MC Delta Informal Gardeners Plant Sale JUNE BW Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair BW Downtown Farmers’ Market continues

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MC American Cancer Society East County Relay For Life MC Contra Costa County Fair OK Civic Center Free Concerts in Amphitheater

JULY AN Antioch Fourth of July Spectacular AN Free Summer Concerts begin AN Kiwanis Contra Loma Family Camp Cookout BI Chamber of Commerce ’50s Bash Car and Motorcycle Show BW Chamber of Commerce CornFest BW Starry Nights concerts continue BW Downtown Farmers’ Market continues DB Paddle for Fame World Record Event OK Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa OK Cityhood Celebration AUGUST AN Free Summer Concerts continue AN Rotary Moonlight Golf Tournament AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 2010


SEPTEMBER AN Delta Blues Festival AN Chamber of Commerce East County Economic Summit AN Delta Advocacy Dinner BW Marsh Creek Cleanup BW Arts Commission City Read BW Women’s Club Luau BW Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament BW Downtown Farmers’ Market continues BW Art, Wine & Jazz Festival MC ECCHS Afternoon Tea OK Almond Festival OCTOBER AN Second Saturday Pumpkin Day

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AN Striped Bass Kids Free Fishing Derby AN Friends of Animal Services Black Cat Ball AN Treat Street at Somersville Towne Center AN Mt. Diablo YMCA Booster Dinner and Auction AN Kiwanis Senior/Disabled Adults Fishing Day AN Kiwanis Officer Installation AN Kiwanis Pride of the Delta Restaurant Tour AN Lions Club Fishing Derby BI Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards BW Lions Club Lobster Feed BW Chamber of Commerce Hometown Halloween BW Rotary Dinner and Comedy Show Fundraiser BW Hannah Nicole Winery Grape Stomp and Blessing DB Chamber of Commerce Halloween Festival MC Delta Quilters Annual Quilt Show

NOVEMBER AN VFW Veterans Day Barbecue AN Kiwanis Big Little Football Game AN Grannies Anonymous Charity Ball

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BI Chamber of Commerce Fish Derby BW Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade BW Chamber/Kiwanis/Tri Delta Taste of Brentwood Restaurant Tour MC Contra Costa County Holiday Craft Fair

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BI Chamber of Commerce/ Women’s Club Barbecue BW Delta Community Services Public Barbecue BW Starry Nights concerts continue BW Downtown Farmers’ Market continues DB Chamber of Commerce Cool Jazz – Hot Summer Night DB Lions Club Poker Run & Golf Tournament MC Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament

DECEMBER AN Antioch Christmas Parade AN Kiwanis Holiday Run & Walk for Health and Health Faire AN Holiday DeLites Parade BW Breakfast with Santa BW Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade BW Community Chest Food Basket Giveaway BY Byron Airport Santa Drop DB Lions Club Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade DB Discovery Bay Yacht Club Boat Parade DB Willow Lake Association Boat Parade DB Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights/Holiday Faire OK Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting

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A boy stands outside his tarpaper house at Davis Camp in Brentwood circa 1930. Once home to 1,000 immigrant farm workers, Davis Camp’s remaining dwellings were torn down in 2009. Photos courtesy of the Dorothea Lange Collection/ Oakland Museum of California

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ore than 100 years ago, Native Americans called the East County area home. The Bay Miwok and Yokut Indians preceded Spanish explorer Pedro Fages, who in 1772 led the first European parties through the area. More than a century passed before European settlers arrived in the area to put down roots. Antioch

On Sept. 16, 1850, the first settlers arrived at the foot of what is now F Street in Antioch. Named after the ancient biblical city in Syria, Antioch incorporated in February of 1872 with a population of just 600. The year 1876 saw the introduction of a narrow-gauge railway between Antioch and the mining town of Stewartsville six miles to the south, at the site of today’s Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. Antioch got its first school in 1851, provided by a ship owner who donated the galley from his beached vessel to serve as a school building. Some of Antioch’s early businesses included brick kilns, coal mining, a copper smelter, several potteries and a distillery. By the early 1900s, Antioch was still only about 700 residents strong, but the population began to skyrocket in the 1920s with the construction of the Antioch Bridge and Fulton Shipyards. During World War II, 27 vessels were built in Antioch for the U.S. Navy. By 1970, Antioch had grown to

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28,500 residents. Built on inexpensive land, residential development further increased the citizenry to an estimated 47,000 by the mid 1980s. Today the population tops 100,000. Brentwood

The first pioneer to settle in the Brentwood area was a doctor named John Marsh, who built a stately stone mansion that still stands today on Marsh Creek Road. Marsh was murdered in 1856 before he ever moved into the house. The name Brentwood is believed to have come from the Marsh family’s home town of Brentwood, England. Development of the city was hastened by the discovery of coal in the Mt. Diablo foothills. By 1874, the first structures were popping up on Oak Street. Fertile soils and the coming of the railroad in 1890 helped make the area the largest shipping point for grain between New Orleans and San Francisco. The English land speculation company Balfour Guthrie installed a vast irrigation system that improved land values by allowing The Magazine of East County

farmers to grow row crops and fruit trees, firmly establishing the town’s agricultural dynamism. Brentwood incorporated as a city in 1948. It remained a small agricultural community until the last decade of the century, when its proximity to the financial centers of the Bay Area and its relatively affordable housing triggered rapid growth. The population grew nearly five times from 1990 to today’s 50,000-plus, bringing more suburban lifestyles, as well as the related influx of goods and services, to the formerly rural area. The effort to preserve at least some of the agricultural heritage continues today. Oakley

The discovery of Native American artifacts in Big Break clearly establishes Oakley as a site of that earlier culture. The first evidence of European settlers in Oakley can be traced to Randolph C. Marsh, one of the town’s first landowners (but no relation to Dr. John Marsh, who pioneered what is now Brentwood). In 1897, Marsh arrived Continued on page 16 2010


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and foresaw that the area could produce successful crops. He purchased 12 acres of land and plotted the town, naming the first five streets Main, Acme, Ruby, Star and Home, spelling MARSH with the initial letter of each street name. Nicknamed “sandlappers” by critics who said crops would never grow in the sandy soil, the early settlers proved otherwise, turning Oakley into a bountiful source of fresh fruits and vegetables. In the 1930s, Oakley’s Main Street was dotted with packing sheds, and agriculture was shipped via the railroad throughout the nation. Oakley became a city in 1999. Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay is a unique community in Contra Costa County. The idea was born in 1970, when the Veronica Development Company envisioned a water-oriented community where people could “Live Where You Play,” which became the town’s motto. Those who put their faith in the project based on their own imaginations haven’t been sorry. Lots they bought for $15,000 have sold in recent years for 10 to 15 times that amount. Developer Ken Hofmann opened sales in 1978 and buyers slept in the streets in order to get the lot of their choice. In 1984 Discovery Bay unveiled its crown jewel: an 18hole championship golf course. The final bays of the original Discovery Bay development opened in 1988. In 1997, Discovery Bay became a community services district, assuming oversight of most of its own activities other than land-use decisions (land use, police and fire services 18 Welcome!

continue to be handled by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors). The expansion of the community, Discovery Bay West, began in 2000, at which time the official name of the community became The Town of Discovery Bay. In 2007, Discovery Bay was granted its own Postal ZIP Code, 94505, as its population grew past 17,000. Bethel Island

In 1860, a Mr. Stone reclaimed the land known as Bethel Island under the Swamp and Over Flowed Act of 1855. It was named Stone Tract. Ten years later, Stone sold the land to Major William K. Bethel, who used it to grow feed for the dairy herd on the island. Bethel Island, which was officially named in 1898, actually became an island in the 1890s, when surrounding sloughs were dredged. The Bethel Island Bridge, a one-lane wooden plank structure, was built in 1918. During this same time, the island was farmed by William J. Hotchkiss, who purchased 1,317 acres to grow potatoes, beans and sugar beets. During the 1920s and ’30s, Bethel Island became known as a fishing paradise and haven for hunters. Harbors were built along the island’s waterfront, and recreation flourished. Electricity was first brought to the island in 1946. A major expansion of the Bethel Island community, Delta Coves, is now under way, featuring waterfront homes. Construction has begun on a new Bethel Island Bridge to replace the aging wooden structure that provides the only access to the island. Construction is expected to be

Downtown Knightsen circa 1915, only 17 years after its founding. – Photo courtesy of East Contra Costa Historical Society

complete in 2010. Knightsen

Knightsen was founded in 1898, when the Sante Fe Railroad made its preliminary survey through the area. George W. Knight, a native of Maine, purchased 110 acres of land from Lazarus Barkley, acreage that eventually became the town of Knightsen. The name Knightsen was derived from Knight’s last name and the last three letters of his wife’s maiden name, Christensen. Dairies were established in the early 1900s. In the 1920s, the Knightsen Irrigation District brought water to the fields, allowing farmers to plant a huge variety of crops. The Knightsen Farm Bureau was established in 1918, and the Farm Bureau Center is still a community gathering place. Recently, Knightsen received official historical designation for several of its downtown buildings, and an effort to place plaques with dates of construction on each is nearly complete. Byron

The town of Byron was founded in 1878, when the San Pablo and Tulare Railroad Company built a track connecting Contra Costa and

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San Joaquin counties, though settlers had been in the area for many years. After finding no luck in the Sierra Nevada gold mines, German immigrant Henry Wilkening built a home on land he purchased near where the railroad planned to build its station. He became Byron’s first Postmaster and built the town’s first hotel, saloon and livery stable. In the 1860s, R.O. Risdon discovered the Byron Hot Springs. His nephew, Lewis Risdon Mead, discovered more than 50 springs ranging in temperature from 52 to 140 degrees. Mead developed the now-idle Byron Hot Springs, popular with the rich and famous in the 1920s and ’30s. In 1938, the resort was closed and sold to the government, which used it as a prisoner of war interrogation center during World War II. Plans to re-open the resort are in the works, and include hotel, golf and hot spring spa facilities. Historical information was compiled from “Footprints in the Sand” by Kathy Leighton, the East Contra Costa County Historical Society, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce and the Antioch Historical Society. 2010


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ntioch, a city 108,000 citizens strong, is the undisputed cultural and economic leader of East County. The cultural jewel of Antioch is the historic and beautifully restored El Campanil Theatre, which has featured entertainers such as Debbie Reynolds, Randy Newman and the Kingston Trio, along with musical theater, orchestras and vintage films. The theater shares the heart of the Rivertown district with quaint shops and restaurants along the scenic San Joaquin River waterfront. Retail businesses have proliferated in recent years, providing enough shopping options to satisfy most residents, who no longer need to travel “over the hill� to Central County to buy what they want. East County is projected to become a job-growth leader in the Bay Area in the next 20 years.

From the thrill of patriotic celebrations to laughs at the El Campanil Theatre; from streetside murals to crooning canines to 4-H pride at the Contra Costa County Fair, Antioch maintains its status as the cultural hub of East County.

Antioch Community Center is planned to open in mid-2010 in Prewett Family Park. And the school district recently launched several innovative academies: Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, Delta Academy for the Performing Arts and the Deer Valley Law Academy.

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CITY OF ANTIOCH DIRECTORY City Hall, Third and H streets Mailing address: P.O. Box 5007 Antioch, CA 94531-5007 General information, 779-7000 Web site: www.ci.antioch.ca.us T*D*D for Speech/Hearing Impaired, 779-7081

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City Administration City Manager: Jim Jakel 779-7011 City Attorney: Lynn Tracy Nerland 779-7015 Assistant City Manager: Arlene Mornick 779-7014 City Clerk: L. Jolene Martin 779-7009 Deputy City Clerk: Janet L. Chalk 779-7009 Capital Improvements/Water Rights Director: Phillip L. Harrington 779-7050 Community Development Director: Tina Wehrmeister 779-7035 Finance Director: Dawn Merchant 779-7056 Human Resources Director: Deborah McHenry 779-7020 Information Systems Director: Bill Gegg 779-7041 Police Chief: James Hyde 779-6902 Public Works Director: Ron Bernal 779-6950

Community Development City Hall, Second Floor Third and H streets, 779-7035 Building Division, 779-7065 Building Inspection Recorder, 779-7066 Land Engineering Services, 779-7035 Land Planning Services, 779-7035 NIS (Neighborhood Improvement Services), 779-7042 Economic Development Department, 779-7012 Planning Department City Hall, Second Floor Third and H streets, 779-7035

recreation Department Nick Rodriquez Community Center 213 F St., 779-7070 Prewett Family Waterpark & Community Center 4701 Lone Tree Way, 776-3070 Lynn House Gallery 809 W. First St., 779-7018 Marina, 779-6957

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Finance Department City Hall, First Floor Third and H streets, 779-7056 Accounts Payable 779-7000, ext. 1-2041 Business License, 779-7059 Water and sewer services, 779-7060 Human Resources Human Resources Department, 779-7020

Neighborhood Improvement Neighborhood Improvement 779-7042 Neighborhood Watch, 779-6980 Police Department Emergency, 778-3911 or 911 Non-emergency, 778-2441 Abandoned Autos, 779-6981 Business Calls (weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), 779-6900 Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch, 779-6980 Emergency Preparedness, 779-6924 General Investigations, 779-6926 Narcotics Investigations, 779-6927 Records, 779-6900 Recruitment/Reserves/Training, 779-6910 Traffic, 779-6945

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Post Offices Rivertown 420 W. Fourth St., 778-3578 Antioch 2730 W. Tregallas Road, 757-0379 Public Works Public Works 779-6950 Maintenance Services, 779-6950 Graffiti Removal, 779-6950 Park Maintenance, 779-6955 Sewer Line Maintenance, 779-6950 Water Quality Line, 779-7024 Water Treatment Plant, 779-7027 Senior Citizens Center Second and E streets, 778-1158 Other Contra Costa County District 5 supervisor: Federal D. Glover dist5@bos.cccounty.us 315 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 427-8138, 634-5915 Chamber of Commerce 324 G St., 757-1800 Comcast Cable, 779-7041 Animal Services, 779-6989 After-hour emergencies (Antioch residents only) 300 L St., 778-2441 2010


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at patriotic events. “We made it home; these guys did not – and we didn’t want to forget them,” said Loffgren. “Over 600 of these guys came home alive during the course of the war. And today we are still missing 1,734 of them. According to the National League of Families, they think about 100 of these guys may still be alive.” The parade actually started in the air over Rivertown as a restored Vietnam-era Huey assault helicopter transported the grand marshals: Bataan Death March survivor Vincent Silva; Richard Lundin, a major general in the Northern California Army Reserve; and Leo Fontana, a World War II veteran.

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Loffgren was low-key when asked about his Vietnam experience. “I was in the infantry,” he said. “I was wounded twice, but I made it home just fine and that’s that.” He was more forthcoming on the meaning of Veterans Day. “We would like to thank all of the veterans and the community for their support and to support our military in Afghanistan and Iraq today and all corners of the world. A lot of the troops are in other places that you don’t hear about. And their families miss them. And we want to make sure we honor them and keep them in our prayers.”

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ransition is the name of the game in Brentwood these days, as years of double-digit housing growth came to an abrupt halt amid the mortgage and financial crisis sweeping the country. While the expectation among city leaders had been that a shift from residential to economic growth was on the horizon, the speed with which it overtook the city required a quicker adaptation than planned. The city, which is expected to reach a population of 63,000 by 2012, has been able to respond, maintaining a balanced budget and a healthy reserve of 30 percent of its annual operating budget. Some growth-related jobs at City Hall were trimmed, but the police budget has remained intact. Also, the authority and practices of the Code Enforcement Department were enhanced to keep the city looking good in the face of empty houses resulting from the real estate slump. Meanwhile, the first phase of the biggest retail project in the city’s history, the Streets of Brentwood, opened in 2008. The first 300,000 square feet of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment – Rave Motion Pictures operates a 14-screen, alldigital theater at the Streets – will eventually grow to 400,000, adding more than $1 million per year to the city’s sales-tax coffers. In 2009, work began on the construction of a new $38 million downtown civic center complex, including a new city hall, community center, expanded library, parking structure and a re-vamped City Park. A second major downtown project, a $10 million streetscape project designed to make the city’s traditional business core more pedestrian friendly and encourage outdoor dining, is planned to coincide with the civic center project. Both projects are expected to be finished in 2011. Agriculture continues to play an important part in the life of Brentwood. The City Council continues to work with the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust on acquiring easements that will keep nearby farmland in agriculture in perpetuity. Winemaking and organic farms, as well as the area’s famed U-Pick farms, continue to help the Brentwood area serve as the transition zone between the suburban areas to the west and the breadbasket of the Central Valley. 26 Welcome!

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Brentwood

BRENTWOOD CITY COUNCIL

MAYOR

Robert Taylor

btaylor@ ci.brentwood.ca.us 516-5440

VICE maYOR

Councilman

estonebarger@ ci.brentwood.ca.us 516-5440

cbecnel@ ci.brentwood.ca.us 516-5440

Erick Stonebarger

Chris Becnel

COUNCILMAN

Robert Brockman rbrockman@ ci.brentwood.ca.us 516-5440

Councilman

Brandon Richey brichey@ ci.brentwood.ca.us 516-5440

city of BRENTWOOD DIRECTORY CITY HALL 708 Third St., Brentwood, CA 94513 General Information: 516-5440 Web site: www.ci.brentwood.ca.us CITY ADMINISTRATION 708 Third St., 516-5440 City Manager: Donna Landeros Assistant City Manager: Karen Chew City Attorney: Damien Brower City Clerk: Margaret Wimberly COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 118 Oak St., 516-5405 Director: Casey McCann Chief Building Official: Louis Kidwell Planning/Economic Development Redevelopment Housing Manager: Gina Rozenski

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FINANCE 708 Third St., 516-5460 Director: Pamela Ehler Business Services Manager: Kerry Breen Financial Services: Denise Davies Information Systems: Yun Cho Business License: 516-5480 Utility Billing: 516-5415 PARKS & RECREATION Technology Center 101 Sand Creek Road, Suite B, 5165444 Director: Craig Bronzan PUBLIC WORKS Director/City Engineer: Bailey Grewal Engineering: 118 Oak St., 516-5420 Assistant Director: Paul Eldredge Capital Improvement Program

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Development Services Traffic & Transportation Operations: 2201 Elkins Way, 516-6000 Deputy Director: Chris Ehlers Fleet Maintenance Garbage Service Street Maintenance Wastewater Operations Water Operations

POLICE 9100 Brentwood Blvd., 809-7701 Chief of Police: Mark Evenson Dispatch: 778-2441 OTHER Telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY) 516-5409 Job Hotline: 516-5188 Passport Information: 516-5194

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discovery bay

Town of Discovery Bay

Live Where You Play is no empty motto. From watersports to patriotic partying, Discovery Bay’s residents are serious about recreation and celebration.

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nce a quaint hamlet on the eastern border of Contra Costa County, the upscale community of Discovery Bay has grown from a weekend retreat into a year-round family-based town of nearly 15,000 residents. Today, Discovery Bay – whose motto is Live Where You Play – boasts shopping centers, schools and churches. This year the unincorporated community was assigned two fulltime resident deputies and a crime prevention specialist, and established a permanent sheriff’s annex as well. Discovery Bay is governed by the Community Services District (CSD), which is comprised of a five-member elected board that takes care of the town’s water, sewer and landscaping needs. The board also provides recommendations to the county regarding local issues such as commercial ventures, housing and police services. The Reclamation District 800 (Rec 800) is a special district governed by a five-member elected Board of Trustees charged with overseeing and maintaining the town’s levee system. Rec 800 also manages water drainage and circulation of Discovery Bay’s lakes and lagoons. Discovery Bay’s boat docks and access to 1,200 miles of Delta waterways allow locals to enjoy an abundance of watersports, including boating, windsurfing, paddle boarding, fishing and swimming. The town also boasts excellent tennis facilities and a championship golf course, the Discover Bay Country Club.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS • Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce 14850 Highway 4 888-832-3291 www.discovery-bay-chamber. com • Emergency Services: Office of the Sheriff Contra Costa County 335-1500 Delta Station: Lt. Mike Burton 228-8282 Fire Department: 634-3400 • Contra Costa County District 3 Supervisor: Mary N. Piepho dist3@bos.cccounty.us 1200 Central Blvd., 30 Welcome!

Brentwood 240-7260 309 Diablo Road, Danville 820-8683

Local Government • Town of Discovery Bay 1800 Willow Lake Road 634-1131, www. townofdiscoverybay.org • Parks and Recreation: Discovery Bay Athletic Club 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-3528 • Discovery Bay Yacht Club 5871 Marina Road 634-1210, www.dbyc.com

• Postal Services Discovery Bay Post Office 3345 Bixler Road, 634-1164 • Discovery Bay Homeowners Associations: Cypress Landing HOA 687-1855 Discovery Bay Country Club HOA 687-1855 Discovery Bay Property Owners Association HOA 634-7585 www.discoverybay-ca.com Harbor Bay HOA 516-0111 Inner Marina Circle HOA 229-5892

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Sand Bay Isle HOA 408-927-5188, 209-475-9524 The Lakes HOA 800-547-3224 The Lakeshore HOA 681-4000 • Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District Board of Directors: President: Ray Tetreault Vice President: Mark Simon Directors: Brian Dawson Kevin Graves David Piepho General Manager: Virgil Koehne 2010


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Junior volunteers and a mascot chat with visitors during the police annex’s grand opening in September.

Discovery Bay gets full-time police protection Funding for the three positions comes from P-6 zone monies, a special tax earmarked for law enforcement services in unincorporated areas. Before the arrival of the new full-time deputies, one sheriff served all of Knightsen, Byron and Discovery Bay. Now, barring emergencies in outlying areas, the new deputies will be serving Discovery Bay exclusively, as will the crime prevention specialist, whose primary job will be to keep the interface between the two deputies and the public running smoothly, as well as assist the community with crime prevention programs such as the popular Neighborhood Watch. The new police came with a new sheriff’s annex, located in the shopping center on Discovery Bay Boulevard. The town celebrated with a grand opening in September, which included current Sheriff Warren Rupf and Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, who represents Discovery Bay. “Thanks to the interest and efforts of many individuals … Discovery Bay will finally have some dedicated law enforcement services that residents have long sought,” said Rupf. Piepho agreed: “This is a wonderful thing. I’m glad to see the town finally getting the services they so deserve.” Lt. Mike Burton, Discovery Bay’s chief of police, said the staffing and offices are a huge improvement to the growing community: “I really see this as a sense of pride for Discovery Bay. It’s nice to have a professional setting that is, after all, a reflection of the town.” The office is also staffed with volunteers who serve during regular working hours. “It’s a system that really works well,” said Burton. “We have people answering phones and helping refer residents with any law enforcement questions they might have. It’s a nice way to create a sense of community.” 2010

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oakley

City of Oakley Photofolk by Karen Rarey Oakley know how to celebrate in serial fashion. Whether it’s one of the library’s many “magical” events, the Civic Center Amphitheater’s free concert series or the annual Almond Festival, Oakley’s a city where a storied past and a dynamic present form a harmonious whole.

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akley has worked hard to balance growth and development with its desire to maintain its small-town appeal and rich agricultural heritage. Incorporated in 1999, the city of more than 33,000 residents boasts an abundance of parks and expanded recreational opportunities. Oakley also recently completed its Civic Center Plaza – home to City Hall, the Oakley Police Department and Community Park. The Delta Science Center, a research, education and restoration facility designed to help restore the quality of the Delta and provide research opportunities, continues to be a priority for Oakley’s leaders. Among Oakley’s popular community events are the holiday tree lighting in the Civic Center Plaza, the annual Almond Festival, held in the fall, and the free First Fridays concert series held during the balmy summer evenings. 32 Welcome!

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A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta

Get a foothold in our Community We invite you to look at Oakley in order to secure a position, benefit your bottom line, and provide a much needed service. The City of Oakley, California has a population of 35,000, an average household income of $89,268, and serves a broader community of 115,000 within a 10-mile radius.

Situated in East Contra Costa County in Northern California, Oakley sits along the picturesque Delta and is centrally located with reasonable drive times to San Francisco, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Lake Tahoe, and more.

Oakley possesses unique traits not typical in today’s market place :

• ABUNDANCE OF AFFORDABLE LAND. Over

1,000,000 square feet of land is zoned for retail, light industrial, and tech flex; much of which is entitled and ready for development! The price per square foot is comparably lower.

• SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES. Black Bear Diner, Fed

Ex/Kinkos, and Starbucks are top performers and remain strong in their segments. In addition, there are a mix of successful small businesses, making Oakley a great place to conduct business.

• GROWING ROOFTOPS. Oakley is experiencing

steady growth in housing, with an increase in building permits issued, a rise in new home construction, and a brisk number of residential sales.

• BUSINESS FRIENDLY CITY. With a polite,

professional and progressive staff and expedited processes, you’ll have a great experience with us!

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oakley

OAKLEY CITY COUNCIL

MAYOR

VICE MAYOr

anderson@ ci.oakley.ca.us 250-9689

jmfrzr@sbcglobal.net 625-3127

Pat Anderson

Jim Frazier

COUNCIL MEMBER COUNCIL MEMBER COUNCIL MEMBER

Bruce Connelley bconnelley@ comcast.net 625-7467

Carol Rios

rios@ci.oakley.ca.us 382-5675

Kevin Romick

kevin@romick.net 625-7000, ext. 8005

CITY OF OAKLEY DIRECTORY City of Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St. 625-7000, www.ci.oakley.ca.us City Attorney: Bill Galstan 625-7000 City Manager: Bryan Montgomery 625-7007 City Clerk: Nancy Ortenblad 625-7013 Community Development: Rebecca Willis 625-7000 Finance: Paul Abelson 625-7018 Parks and Recreation: Denis Nishihara 625-7015 Public Works/Engineering: Jason Vogan 625-7037

COUNTY GOVERNANCE Contra Costa County District 5 supervisor: Federal D. Glover dist5@bos.cccounty.us 315 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 427-8138, 634-5915

Emergency Services Oakley Police Department 3231 Main St. Chief of Police: Chris Thorsen 625-8060 EMERGENCY 911 East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Administrative Office: 134 Oak St., Brentwood 634-3400 Station 93: 215 Second St., Oakley www.eccfpd.org

Ironhouse Sanitary District 450 Walnut Meadows Drive 625-2279 www.ironhousesanitarydistrict.org

Chamber of Commerce 3721 Main St. 625-1035, www.oakleychamber.com

Transportation Tri-Delta Transit 754-6622, www.trideltatransit.com

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Contra Costa County Animal Control 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez 335-8300, www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/animal

Diablo Water District 2107 Main St. 625-3798, www.diablowater.org

Oakley Disposal 3221 Main St. 757-7660, www.ci.oakley.ca.us Oakley Library 1050 Neroly Road 625-2400, www.ci.oakley.ca.us

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Ornamentals, Fruit & Nut Trees • Palms • Annuals Perennials • Shrubs • Vines • Bird Baths • House Plants Statuary • Fountains • Garden & Home Decor

Landscape Consultation & Installation Gardening Classes Offered Delivery Service Have Your Intimate Wedding and special events in our Beautiful Garden Nursery Setting. For the Holiday Season, we feature Fresh Christmas trees, ornaments, poinsettias and so much more!

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2974 Delta Fair Blvd. Food Max Shopping Center 925.754.5300 Tel 925.754.5396 Fax M-F 8:00-5:30 Sat 9:00-3:30 2010

Pompei Nursery 4701 Main St. Oakley • 625-7330

www.pompeinursery.com

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Discovery Bay

Sandy Cove Shopping Center 14850 Highway 4 925.240.5631 Tel 925.240.7631 Fax M-F 8:30-6:00 Sat 9:00-5:00

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Byron

Town of Byron Known for its healing hot springs, mud baths and luxurious hotel accommodations from the late 1800s to the 1930s, Byron Hot Springs kept a secret identity in the early 1940s. In 1942, the United States government bought the hotel and turned the palace of pleasure into an interrogation center for Japanese and German prisoners of war. It was known as Camp Tracy. In 2007, a Japanese film crew came to the Byron facility to film ground and aerial shots for a documentary of the camp.

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he unincorporated farming town of Byron, nearly 1,000 residents strong, is one of East County’s smallest communities. Byron is governed by the county Board of Supervisors, but the Byron Municipal Advisory Council (BMAC) – comprised of local residents – advises the board on issues of land use, planning and zoning and represents Byron before the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) on proposed boundary changes that could affect the community. Another agency, Reclamation District 800, is responsible for the maintenance and operation of levees in and around the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. The district is governed by a five-member board of directors elected by local landowners. Byron’s irrigation water is managed by the Bryon-Bethany Irrigation District. Police services are provided through the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff; fire and emergency services are provided by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. This year, the Byron Airport completed the first phase of its $7 million expansion program, the first upgrade for the county-owned airport in more than 10 years. The Byron Sanitary District’s wastewater treatment facility also concluded a renovation and modernization of the aging plant. Byron is also home to the famous Byron Hot Springs. Its hotel, built in the late 1800s, reached its zenith of popularity in the 1930s, when it was a destination for celebrities and politicians seeking its healing waters, mud baths and luxurious accommodations. The spring’s current owners are planning to restore the spa to its former celebrated condition. 36 Welcome!

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BYRON DIRECTORY TOWN OF BYRON Byron Municipal Advisory Council 820-8683 Chair: Linnea Juarez Directors: Al Beltram Don Della Nina Dennis Lopez Ron Schmit Office of the Sheriff Contra Costa County 646-2441 East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Emergency response: 911 District Office: 634-3400 134 Oak St., Brentwood Byron Sanitary District 634-4100 Byron-Bethany Irrigation District 634-3534 Reclamation District 800 634-2351 1540 Discovery Bay Blvd., Discovery Bay www.rd800.org 2010


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Big year for Byron Sanitary District

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he Byron Sanitary District (BSD) wastewater plant recently received a $3 million upgrade, the facility’s first facelift since it was built in 1958. “It is a big deal, a very big deal,” said BSD General Manager Rick Gilmore of the plant’s improvements. “We now have a nice new facility that was very much needed.” The project was financed by the State Water Resources Control Board’s small community wastewater grant program and supplemented by municipal bonds. The facility received, among other upgrades, new headworks – which directs the way the wastewater comes in and goes out – a modern monitoring system and a vast portfolio of state-regulated checks and balances. The plant also boasts a new alarm system – a sophisticated warning device that ties into a central computerized mechanism called a SCADA system. And because the plant’s wastewater is not treated with

chemicals and cannot be discharged back into the Delta, four new treatment and two emergency ponds were built to hold the water. Wastewater and storm runoff are now being routed to a land application site on the property. The 21-acre site on Camino Diablo serves approximately 600 customers and has been upgraded to allow for future growth. “I would imagine we’ll be fine for the next five years or so, depending upon the area’s growth,” said Gilmore. “For now, we’ll continue to work hard and take care of business.”

We want to thank you! Old Republic Title

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Brentwood 200 Sand Creek Road, Suite A Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 634-1010 www.ORTC.com

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Bethel island

Town of Bethel Island

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ethel Island is the most populous island in the 1,200-mile Delta waterway. Approximately 2,500 people call the waterfront community home.

Farming, which once played a significant role in the life of the Bethel Island community, has in the last few decades been superseded by the island’s recreational emphasis.

The island draws big crowds for the annual ’50s Bash, Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Opening Day on the Delta Boat Parade, an International Society of Chili Cook-off, and a nationally televised fishing derby at Russo’s Marina. The island also boasts a championship 18-hole golf course and the San Joaquin Yacht Club. The rickety 61-year-old Bethel Island Bridge is being replaced with a $14 million structure designed to survive earthquakes and serve island residents and visitors for the next 50 years. It’s scheduled to be completed in November. Established in the mid-1990s, the Bethel Island Municipal Advisory Council (BIMAC) gives the community a voice on island and regional issues. The island’s Neighborhood Watch groups hold meetings with BIMAC. The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) provides levee maintenance and repair for the island, and the Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) handles the island’s sewer services.

The Frozen Bun Run event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, kicks off each new year with the spectacle of hardy skiers braving the Delta’s frigid waters.

Bethel Island DIRECTORY

BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL advisory council 3085 Stone Road, 684-2756 Web site: www.bimid.com; e-mail: bimid@sbcglobal.net Chair: Belinda Bittner Council Members: Bob Cameron, David Graas, Rick Marshall, Joe Stokley BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 3085 Stone Road, 684-2210 President: Marguerite Lawry Directors: Dennis Eisenbeis, Ralph 38 Welcome!

Mabney, Daniel Phippen, Jeff Rocca

IRONHOUSE SANITARY DISTRICT 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley; 625-2279 FIRE SERVICE ECCFPD Station 95, 3045 Ranch Lane 684-2226 (non-emergency); 911 (emergency) LAW ENFORCEMENT Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office

Delta Station at 210 O’Hara Ave., Oakley; 625-2341 Lt. Mike Burton, 228-8282 Marine Patrol (Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office) 70 Lauritzen Lane, Oakley Lt. Will Duke, 427-8507 Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch, 646-2441

Service Clubs Chamber of Commerce 6163 Bethel Island Road P.O. Box 263 Belinda Bittner, 684-3220 Caliente Isle Yacht Club 1550 Taylor Road

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P.O. Box 444 Michelle Young, Commodore 684-9979 Lions Club Meets in Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane Road 625-3586 San Joaquin Yacht Club 550 Riverview Place 684-9985 Woman’s Club Meets in Scout Hall 3090 Ranch Lane Road P.O. Box 263 2010


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A beat-up rod makes a pit stop at a vintage filling station during the annual Knightsen Days festival.

Knightsen Good old days are alive and well in Knightsen

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y contemporary standards, Knightsen is a one-of-a-kind town. Impelled by the desire to retain the small-town virtues of independence and close-knit community, citizens of this century-old, historic railroad town have resisted the headlong rush toward suburban development. Knightsen is a living, breathing document of an earlier and more genial time.

No stoplights interfere with the easy pace of Knightsen, where a smile, a wave and a handshake remain the rule, not the exception. Roughly 1,000 residents share 14 square miles of land. No housing tracts threaten Knightsen’s identity. While town leaders support 2-acre parcels, the current 10-acres-perparcel mandate will remain until drainage issues are addressed. The town’s many ranchettes are home to more horses than humans, and its farms grow incomparable fruits and vegetables. Several horse arenas and boarding facilities are open to the public for equestrian activities. Igonzo Pygmy Goat Farm raises and sells registered pygmy goats; the finest heirloom tomatoes in Northern California can be purchased at Smith Family Farms’ roadside stand; and Knightsen Honey Company is always buzzing with activity. On the recreation front, three marinas and a professional private ski lake make Knightsen a magnet for water-sports enthusiasts, and a private airport is home to ultra-light flier groups. The annual Knightsen Days event draws East County folks from all over. The event boasts a car and tractor show plus 2010

an open-air, evening screening of a film on the history of the town. The Knightsen School District, renowned for the waiting lists generated by children from outside communities desiring to transfer in, opened its second school, Old River Elementary, last year. When the current real estate malaise halted growth and severely pinched school district revenues, the operation of the new school was threatened, touching off a so-far-successful, grass-roots effort to raise money and keep the new school open. At the same time, district officials began exploring the possibility of becoming part of the adjacent Brentwood elementary school district. Knightsen residents recently voted to make the town a Community Services District to gain more advisory control over its affairs. The Knightsen Town Advisory Council, authorized and appointed by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, advises the board on issues from housing to roads to water rights in its ongoing mission to preserve the “Good Old Days Since 1898.”

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Arts & Culture

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rt galleries, theaters, museums and concerts keep the aesthetic life of East County residents alive and well – as participants as well as observers. Here’s a list to help you plan your next cultural experience:

ART GALLERIES Lynn House Gallery 809 W. First St., Antioch 779-7018 Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during exhibits Fridley Art Gallery 1185 Second St., Brentwood 783-2853 Weber Art Gallery 700 Harvest Park Drive, Brentwood 634-7742 or 303-0252 MOVIE THEATERS Cinelux New Delta Cinema 641 First St., Brentwood 240-7335 Rave Motion Pictures Brentwood 14 2525 Sand Creek Road 809-0030 Regal Deer Valley Plaza 16 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-2111 MUSEUMS Antioch Historical Society Museum 1500 W. Fourth St. 40 Welcome!

757-1326 Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum 3890 Sellers Ave., Brentwood 634-8651 or 625-3553 Open every Saturday and the third Sunday of the month, April through Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m.

MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS Brentwood Concert Band, 6343411 Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra www.cccorch.org Contra Costa Youth Orchestra www.contracostayouthorchestra. com Contra Costa Children’s Chorus & Theater Arts for Kids 945-7101, ext. 200 www.childrenschorus.org PERFORMING ARTS THEATERS Antioch Rivertown Theatre 213 F St.

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473-4741 www.art-theatre.org Black Diamond Theatre Company 625 Countryside Court, Brentwood 216-0851 www.blackdiamondtheatre.com Brentwood Children’s Ballet Theater 700 Harvest Park Drive 303-6869 www.brentwoodballet.com East County Performing Arts Center and Mountain House Dance Academy 240-5556 El Campanil Theatre 602 W. Second St., Antioch 757-9500 www.elcampaniltheatre.com Hapgood Theater Company 621 W. Second St., Antioch 219-8545 www.hapgoodtheatre.org Los Medanos College Drama 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 439-2181 www.losmedanos.edu/drama 2010


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Antioch Library

501 W. 18th St. 757-9224 Brentwood Library

104 Oak St. 516-5290 Oakley Library

1050 Neroly Road (Freedom High School campus) 625-2400 Discovery Bay

Library-a-Go-Go Sandy Cove Shopping Center Located between Blockbuster and CVS Pharmacy. Self-service 24/7 access.

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ast County libraries provide far more than books on shelves and computers on desks. They’ve become a dynamic center for special events and educational opportunities for library goers of all ages. Kids can participate in story and craft sessions, learn about fire safety and be entertained by puppet shows; teens can enter the “Catch the Reading Bug” event and win prizes; and adults can take advantage of the county-sponsored Reading Festival’s talks by big-time authors. And library-a-Go-Go allows BART riders at Pittsburg/Bay Point and residents in the Discovery Bay area to pursue their reading adventures by swiping their library cards at an ATM-style machine loaded with literary gems.

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All services done on site Dry Cleaning Same Day Services Wedding Gowns Environmentally Friendly

Laundry Alterations Comforters Uniforms

6730 Lone Tree Way #2, Brentwood

(In WINCO SHOPPING CENTER)

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school districts

Not all East County students sing the praises of homework and exams, but local educators are aware of the vital role that fun plays in the serious business of learning.

School Districts School District Boards Antioch Unified School District Claire Smith, president Walter Ruehlig, vice president Diane Gibson-Gray Wade Harper Teri Lynn Shaw Brentwood Union School District Merrill M. Grant, superintendent Larry Hilburn, president Emil Geddes, clerk Tobi Laird Benz Carlos Sanabria Lori Strauss Byron Union School District Eric Prater, superintendent Elaine Landro Karri Murayama Bobbi Nugent Ken Silman Jill Sprenkel Knightsen Elementary School District Vickey Rinehart, superintendent Barbara Cecchini Frank Dell Kristen Rhiner Dorothy Walter Liesel Williams Liberty Union High School District Jerry Glenn, superintendent Ray Valverde, president Steve Barr Joanne Byer Holly Hartman Yolanda PeĂąa-Mendrick Oakley Union Elementary School District Rick Rogers, superintendent Lauri Winters, president Karen Bergenholtz Mark Jordan Gloria Lott Larry Polk

School Districts at a Glance Antioch Antioch Unified School District Superintendent: Don Gill www.antioch.k12.ca.us 510 G St., 706-4100 Elementary: Belshaw, Carmen Dragon, Diablo Vista, Fremont, Grant, Jack London, Kimball, Lone Tree, Marsh, Mission, Muir, Orchard Park (in Oakley), Sutter, Turner. Middle: Antioch, Black Diamond, Dallas Ranch, Park. High: Antioch, Deer Valley, Delta Academy for the Performing Arts, Dozier-Libbey Medical High. Other: Antioch Charter Academy I, Antioch Charter Academy II, Antioch Adult Education, Bidwell High School, Bridges/Community Day School, Encore Home Schooling, Live Oak High School, Prospects Alternative High School, R.A.A.M.P. Charter Academy.

Brentwood Brentwood Union School District Superintendent: Merrill M. Grant www.brentwood.k12.ca.us 255 Guthrie Lane, 513-6300 Elementary: Brentwood, Garin, Krey, Loma Vista, Marsh Creek, Pioneer, Ron Nunn. Middle: Adams, Bristow, Edna Hill.

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Liberty Union High School District Superintendent: Jerry Glenn www.libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us 20 Oak St., 634-2166 High: Freedom (in Oakley), Heritage, Liberty. Alternative: Independence, La Paloma, Liberty Alternative Education.

Byron Byron Union School District Superintendent: Eric Prater www.byronusd.com 14301 Byron Highway, 634-6644 Elementary: Discovery Bay, Timber Point. MIDDLE: Excelsior. Knightsen Knightsen Elementary School District Superintendent: Vickey Rinehart www.knightsen.k12.ca.us 1923 Delta Road, 625-0073 Elementary: Old River. Elementary/Middle: Knightsen. OAKLEY Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent: Rick Rogers www.ouesd.k12.ca.us 91 Mercedes Lane, 625-0700 Elementary: Gehringer, Iron House, Laurel, Oakley, Vintage Parkway. Middle: Delta Vista, O’Hara Park. 2010


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s the state of California attempts to balance its budget by cutting funding to public schools, districts are subject to such financial stress that teachers and parents must invent ingenious ways to save their local places of learning. This year, in order to prevent the closing of Knightsen’s Old River Elementary School, parents, teachers and members of the community held barbecues, pancake breakfasts and accepted anonymous donations, raising most of the $75,000 needed to keep the school afloat one more year.

Elementary schools

Elementary Schools “This is an amazing group of teachers and parents and volunteers, and they deserve all the credit,” said Knightsen

School Superintendent Vickey Rinehart. “I feel very, very positive and grateful. We have quite a community here.” ANTIOCH Belshaw Elementary School Principal: Bill Bolio 2801 Roosevelt Lane 706-4140 Carmen Dragon Elementary School Principal: DiDi Del Chiaro 4721 Vista Grande Drive 776-4760 Diablo Vista Elementary School Principal: Melanie Jones 4791 Prewett Ranch Drive 706-5288 Fremont Elementary School Interim Principal: Jason Larson 1413 F St. 706-4101 Grant Elementary School Principal: Debbie SnyderPuder 4325 Spaulding St. 706-5271 Jack London Elementary School Principal: Debra Lee 4550 Country Hills Drive 706-5400 Kimball Elementary School Principal: Sylvia Ramirez 1310 August Way 706-4130 Lone Tree Elementary School Principal: Wanda Apel 1931 Mokelumne Drive 706-8733 Marsh Elementary School Principal: Joyce Gibson 2304 G St. 706-4110 Mission Elementary School Principal: Sylvia Birdsell 2010

1711 Mission Drive 706-5210 Muir Elementary School Principal: David Madrigal 615 Greystone Drive 706-4120 Sutter Elementary School Principal: Sue TenEyck 3410 Longview Road 706-4146 Turner Elementary School Principal: Jennifer Whitney 4207 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-5200

BRENTWOOD Brentwood Elementary School Principal: Guy Rohl 200 Griffith Lane 513-6360 Garin Elementary School Principal: Stacy Joslin 250 First St. 513-6370 Krey Elementary School Principal: Brian Jones 190 Crawford Drive 513-6400 Loma Vista Elementary School Principal: Lauri James 2110 San Jose Ave. 513-6390 Marsh Creek Elementary School Principal: Michael Bowen 601 Grant St. 513-6420 Pioneer Elementary School Principal: Rusty Ehrlich 2010 Shady Willow Lane 513-6410

Ron Nunn Elementary School Principal: Charla Hernandez 1755 Central Blvd. 513-6380

BYRON/DISCOVERY BAY Discovery Bay Elementary School Principal: Allan Petersdorf 1700 Willow Lake Road 634-2150 Timber Point Elementary School Principal: Brian Burnight 40 Newbury Lane 634-4369 KNIGHTSEN Knightsen Elementary School Principal: Theresa Estrada 1923 Delta Road 625-0073 Old River Elementary School Principal: Ray Witte 30 Learning Lane, Brentwood 626-3330 OAKLEY Gehringer Elementary School Principal: Maria Bordanaro 100 Simoni Ranch Road 625-7070 Iron House Elementary School Principal: Michele Gaudinier 4801 Frank Hengel Way 625-6825 Laurel Elementary School Principal: Mimi Curran 1141 Laurel Road 625-7090 Oakley Elementary School Principal: Kathy Kruse

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501 Norcross Lane 625-7050 Orchard Park School Principal: Ed Dacus 5150 Live Oak Ave. 779-7445 Vintage Parkway Elementary School Principal: Christina Karg 1000 Vintage Parkway 625-6800

HOME SCHOOLING BW Fame Public Charter School Contact Marge McKenzie 513-3440 ANTIOCH Cornerstone Christian School 1745 E. 18th St. 779-2010 Heritage Baptist Church and Academy 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road 778-2234 Hilltop Christian School 2200 Country Hills Drive 778-0214 Holy Rosary School 25 E. 15th St. 757-4020 Stepping Stones Academy 330 Worrell Road 754-2209 BRENTWOOD Golden Hills Christian School 2401 Shady Willow Lane 634-0493 Willow Wood School 1265 Dainty Ave. 634-4539 Welcome! 43


Middle Schools

When East County middle school students aren’t hitting the books, they’re hitting all the right notes – the high notes (that only the hounds can hear), the notes written on the wall of a venerable school theater, notes penned by Beethoven, and notably neon accessories.

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iddle School is when children most dramatically accelerate their journey into adulthood. And part of the drama takes place, appropriately, on stage. In 2009, the final performance of the Christmas play “Bah, Humbug” was the last to grace the stage of the Bill Bristow Community Theater at Edna Hill Middle School. After more than 30 years of serving as a prime location for concerts and theatrical productions in Brentwood, the iconic theater closed its doors to make way for the ANTIOCH Antioch Middle School Principal: Stephanie Anello 1500 D St. 706-5316 Black Diamond Middle School Principal: Tim Cooper 4730 Sterling Hill Drive 776-5500 Cornerstone Christian School 1745 E. 18th St. 779-2010 Dallas Ranch Middle School Principal: Bob Sanchez 1401 Mt. Hamilton Drive 706-4491 Heritage Baptist Church and Academy 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road 778-2234

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Holy Rosary School 25 E. 15th St. 757-4020 Hilltop Christian School 2200 Country Hills Drive 778-0214 Park Middle School Principal: Essence Phillips 1 Spartan Way 706-5314 Stepping Stones Academy 330 Worrell Road 754-2209

BRENTWOOD Adams Middle School Principal: Scott Vernoy 401 American Ave. 513-6450 Bristow Middle School Principal: Russell Cornell

new state-of-the-art Theatre at Edna Hill – three times the size of the existing theater – scheduled to open in January. “We have a beautiful new theater waiting for us, but it’s bittersweet,” said Edna Hill drama teacher Schneider. “I know the old theater is tattered and smells kind of funky, but that’s part of its charm. There’s a special energy in that place, and I hope we can carry that energy and spirit over to the new theater.” 855 Minnesota Ave. 513-6460 Edna Hill Middle School Principal: Kirsten Jobb 140 Birch St. 513-6440 Golden Hills Christian School 2401 Shady Willow Lane 634- 0493

HOME SCHOOLING Fame Public Charter School Contact Margie McKenzie 513-3440 BYRON/DISCOVERY BAY Excelsior Middle School Principal: Charles Miller 14301 Byron Highway 634-2128

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KNIGHTSEN Knightsen Elementary School Principal: Theresa Estrada 1923 Delta Road 625-0073 Old River Elementary School Principal: Ray Witte 30 Learning Lane, Brentwood 626-3330 OAKLEY Delta Vista Middle School Principal: Greg Hetrick 4901 Frank Hengel Way 625-6840 O’Hara Park Middle School Principal: Roger Macdonald 1100 O’Hara Ave. 625-5060

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High Schools

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s more families move to East County and the high school student population grows, the need for innovative approaches to learning increases. One such effort is being made at Antioch’s R.A.A.M.P. Charter Academy of Math and Science, a groundbreaking program in which students get the socio-educational support they need to reverse the cycle of failure and despair prevalent among “at-risk” students, and help them become educated adults prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. 46 Welcome!

ANTIOCH Antioch High School Principal: Louie Rocha 700 W.18th St. 706-5300 Cornerstone Christian School 320 Worrell Road 777-2082 Deer Valley High School Co-Principals: Scott Bergerhouse and Clarence Isadore 4700 Lone Tree Way 776-5555 Delta Academy for the Performing Arts Principal: Amy Farias 800 Gary Ave. 776-5590 Dozier-Libbey Medical High School Principal: Nancie Castro 4900 Sand Creek Road 779-7540 Heritage Baptist Church and Academy 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road 778-2234

R.A.A.M.P. Charter Academy P.O. Box 2175 Lawrence Rasheed, 726-6162 Karla Branch, 510-914-7092

BRENTWOOD Heritage High School Principal: Andy Parsons 101 American Ave. 634-0037 Liberty High School Principal: Tim Halloran 850 Second St. 634-3521 OAKLEY Freedom High School Principal: Erik Faulkner 1050 Neroly Road 625-5900 ANTIOCH CHARTER ACADEMIES Antioch Charter Academy I Education Director: Debbie Hobin and Edna Heller 3325 Hacienda Way 755-7311

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Antioch Charter Academy II Education Director: Jeannie Dubitsky 1201 W. 10th St. 755-1252

ANTIOCH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION Antioch Adult Alternative Education Center Principal: Amy Farias 820 W. Second St. 706-5365 Bidwell High School Principal: Amy Farias 800 Gary Ave. 776-5565 Bridges/Community Day School Principal: Amy Frias 820 W. Second St. 706-5310 Live Oak High School Principal: Amy Frias Vice Principal: John Jimno 1708 F St. 706-5206 Prospects Alternative High School Principal: Amy Frias 2010


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East County high school students aren’t intimidated by new experiences, whether in the quad on the first day of class, on the dance floor as the band plays a new tune from the old Swing era, or in the kitchen under the tutelage of a professional chef.

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BRENTWOOD ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION Independence High School Director: Gene Clare Assistant Director: Colleen Sanchez 929 Second St. 634-2589 La Paloma High School Principal: Larry Rodriguez 6651 Lone Tree Way 634-2888

Liberty Alternative Education Director: Gene Clare 929 Second St. 634-2565

HOME SCHOOLING Encore Home Schooling Principal: Amy Frias 820 W. Second St. Brentwood 706-5310 Fame Public Charter School Contact: Margie McKenzie 513-3440

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Colleges

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ast County is home to a host of schools that take students to the stratosphere of discovery, from community colleges to religious institutions. Higher education in East County is anchored by Pittsburg-based Los Medanos College (LMC), offering two new, state-of-the-art facilities – the mathematics/science complex and library. Non-students in the East County community also take advantage of LMC’s many concerts, theatrical events, lectures and symposia. The school operates an extension in Brentwood. East County Colleges Contra Costa Medical Career College 4051 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-2900 Los Medanos College (LMC) 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 439-2181, www.losmedanos.net LMC Brentwood Center 101 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood 513-1625 Western Career College 2157 Country Hills Drive, Antioch 522-7777 Other Area Colleges Cal State East Bay 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord 602-6700, www.concord.csueastbay.edu 48 Welcome!

Chapman University College 2950 Buskirk Ave., Walnut Creek 680-1407, www.chapman.edu/bayarea Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill 685-1230, www.dvc.edu Heald College 5130 Commercial Circle, Concord 288-5800, www.heald.edu John F. Kennedy University 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 800-696-5358, www.jfku.edu Las Positas College 3303 Collier Canyon Road, Livermore 424-1000, www.laspositascollege.edu The Magazine of East County

Saint Mary’s College of California 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga 631-4000, www.stmarys-ca.edu San Joaquin Delta College 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209-954-5151, www.deltacollege.edu University of Phoenix 1401 Willow Pass Road Suite 200, Concord 7901 Stoneridge Drive Suite 130, Pleasanton 800-266-2107 University of the Pacific 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209-946-2344, www.pacific.edu 2010


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Child Care/Preschools

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arents who desire for their kids a nurturing child-care environment have a lot to choose from in East County. From large-scale operations to home-based facilities, from child care that emphasizes problem-solving and communication skills to nutrition awareness, parents can find child-care centers that balance learning and play with developmentally appropriate activities tailored to the needs of the individual child, all within a framework of group harmony. OK A Child’s Place Preschool and Daycare 3405 Main St. 625-9795 AN A Sonshine Home Christian Preschool and Daycare 1324 Putnam Road 706-2403 BW Aim High Child Care Center 1755 Central Blvd. 516-9006 www.aimhighchild care.org BW Aim High Child Care Center 250 First St. 516-7257 www.aimhighchild care.org BW Aim High Child Care Center 2010 Shady Willow Lane 634-0998 www.aimhighchild care.org 2010

BW Aim High Child Care Center 190 Crawford Drive 516-1760 www.aimhighchild care.org BW Aim High Child Care Center 200 Griffith Lane 513-9326 www.aimhighchild care.org OK A Jump Ahead Preschool 679-9096 www.ajumpahead preschool.com AN Alice In Wonderland Day Care 1224 W. Seventh St. 754-3712 AN Alice’s Montessori Learning Centers, Inc. 2032 Hillcrest Ave. 754-6771 BW Angel’s Landing Daycare and Preschool 516-1719

BW Apple Dumpling Day Care, Inc. 780 Minnesota Ave. 516-6433 833 Second St. 513-1177 AN BridgeWay Preschool & Kindergarten 3415 Oakley Road 779-4700 BW Bright Star Christian Preschool and Child Care 2200 Ventura Drive 516-4001 BW Celebration Christian Preschool 624 Anderson Ave. 240-5437 www. celebrationschools.com AN The Child Day Schools 112 E. Tregallas Road 754-0144 AN Children First Quality Childcare Preschool 754-3754

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AN Children’s World Learning Center 4108 Lone Tree Way 754-1236 BW Crayon Club Country Preschool 634-1274 www.crayonclub.net BW Dainty Center/Willow Wood School 1265 Dainty Ave. 634-4539 AN Debi’s Darling Daycare 755-1386 OK Delta Kids 625-6127

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BW Discovery Preschool & Daycare 305 Harvest Park Drive 634-2002 DB Evie’s Day Care 6809 New Melones Circle 308-4225 BW Growing Minds 308-7565 AN Harbour Lights Christian Preschool 1020 E. Tregallas Road 757-3884 AN Heart to Heart Family Day Care 1902 Mt. Stakes Court 778-9703 OK Imagination Preschool and Extended Care 679-0566 OK Jenna’s House 3801 Holmes Road 625-0324 OK Jenn’s Joyland Preschool and Daycare 132 O’Hara Ave. 625-3921 BW Joyful Preschool 240-5251 AN Kids Clubs 800 Gary Ave. 706-1669 AN KinderCare Learning Centers 2300 Mahogany Way 778-8888

BW KinderCare Learning Centers 2321 Eagle Rock Road 513-4118 AN KinderCare Learning Centers 4108 Lone Tree Way 754-1236 AN KinderCare Learning Centers 4308 Folsom Drive 754-3137 AN La Petite Academy 1350 E. Tregallas Road 779-0110 BW Leap Ahead Preschool 370 Tulare St. 525-4831 BW Little Handprints Preschool Daycare 1100 Fairview Ave. 513-1757 AN Little Lulu Christian Preschool 2725 Minta Lane 754-7771 BW Little Sprouts Family Daycare 516-9278 OK Little Wonders Child Care & Preschool 625-5134 BW Montessori School of Brentwood 1191 Balfour Road 516-2111

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Parks

Parks Park your outdoor adventures here

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ast County boasts a treasure trove of parks, from cozy playgrounds nestled in the heart of town to expansive and interconnected regional parks.

A 10-minute drive from downtown Brentwood, Round Valley Regional Preserve provides more than 2,000 acres of hiking, from panoramic vistas to intimate wooded canyons. It’s a popular destination for equestrians as well as wildflower enthusiasts. Adjoining Round Valley 52 Welcome!

are two other magnificent parks: Los Vaqueros and Morgan Territory. Los Vaqueros Watershed, owned and operated by the Contra Costa Water District, features a 1,500-acre reservoir wellstocked with some of the liveliest fish in the region. Its marina supplies anglers and boaters with all they need for a memorable day on the water. The park’s 55 miles of trails are a hiker’s paradise. Its western trails provide access to the rugged expanse of Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Like Round Valley, Morgan Territory is part of the East Bay Regional Park District. Its lowland valleys mark the headwaters of a body of water vital to East County recreators: Marsh Creek. Marsh Creek Trail sideswipes Round Valley, swings north and bisects Brentwood, flows through Oakley and spills into the San Joaquin River at Big Break. A Science Center at Big Break is under construction. The nine-mile route from Concord Avenue in Brentwood all the

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way to Big Break in Oakley is fully paved – a feature on which East County hikers, cyclists, dog-walkers and baby strollers fully capitalize. Marsh Creek Trail will eventually extend south through Cowell Ranch and a future state historic park, all the way to Round Valley. West of Big Break, in neighboring Antioch, is another jewel of the East Bay Regional Park District: Black Diamond Mines Regional Continued on page 54 2010


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Preserve, where tours of the mines of yesteryear provide a history lesson you can reach out and touch. Black Diamond’s 65 miles of trails also afford some of the most challenging terrain and gratifying scenery in the area – not the least of which is a close-up view of the craggy grandeur of the East Bay’s iconic Mt. Diablo. Mt. Diablo State Park, a mere 25-minute drive from downtown Brentwood, has it all: hiking in elevations approaching 4,000 feet, horseback riding, camping, and on the summit, an incomparable view of Northern California, from Mt. Lassen in the north to Mt. Whitney in the south, from the Farallon Islands off the coast to Yosemite in the east. And speaking of outdoor adventure, most Bay Area recreation guides tell you that a drive to Yosemite or Tahoe will take you at least four hours. From East County, it’s three – tops. For information on Round Valley, Morgan Territory, Marsh Creek, Big Break and Black Diamond Mines, contact the East Bay Regional Park District at 925-757-2620 or, for tour reservations, 510-562-7275. For Los Vaqueros Watershed, call 925-688-8109 (925-371-2628 for the marina). Mt. Diablo State Park headquarters can be reached at 925-837-2525. 54 Welcome!

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Ashburton & Lindley drives

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Vista Grande & Candlewood

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Larkspur & Sunflower drives

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Country Hills & Valley ways

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Kendree south of Delta Fair

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Yellowstone Drive & Calaveras Circle

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Vista Grande Drive

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Silverado Drive & Cordoba Way

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Sunset Lane & Elmo Road

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Longview & Acorn drives

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Anastasia Drive

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Tamalpais Court

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1875 Spanish Trail Drive

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817 Atherton Blvd.

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1301 Balfour Road

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2389 Berkshire Lane

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2671 St. Regis Ave.

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Caboose Park

832 Marjoram Drive

Celeste Park

2955 Celeste Way

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Cherry Park

2050 Roper Way

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Second & Oak streets

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Cortona Park

366 Cortona Way

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Creekside Park

1010 Claremont Drive

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Curtis Park

105 Curtis Drive

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1807 Moreau Way

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Garin Park

231 Lawrence Lane

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Glory Park

4680 Nunn St.

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Granville Green Park

1091 Granville Lane

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Heron Park

950 Garin Parkway

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Homecoming Park

2040 Homecoming Way

Kaleidoscope Park

Margaret Lane/Handel Way

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King Park

1379 Bauer Way

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Lake Park

401 Lakeview Drive

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Loma Vista Park

1051 Meadowgate Way

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Mallard Park

Ray & Eileen streets

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Marsh Creek Vista Park

48 Pasco Drive

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McClarren Park

700 McClarren Road

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Miwok Park and Trail

1700 Regal Drive

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Oak Meadow Park

180 Crawford Drive

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Orchard Park

40 Griffith Lane

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Palomino Park

293 Black Stone Drive

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Peach Park

2320 Indian Springs Drive

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Rainbows End Park

1626 Marine Way

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Rolling Hills Park

773 Waterville Drive

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2732 Cathedral Circle

Sage Glen Park

60 Rosano St.

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4600 Ford St.

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Steeple Chase Park

1082 Steeple Blvd.

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1159 San Jose Ave.

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655 Sunset Road

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Topaz Park

2162 Hilda Way

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Veterans Park

3841 Balfour Road

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Walnut Park

4655 Carnegie Lane

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2143 Gold Poppy St.

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1350 Windsor Court

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1840 La Fonte Drive

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Heather Park

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Delta Recreation

The Delta beckons

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ast County’s user-friendly climate and 1,200 miles of waterfront access make it a popular destination for visitors and a haven for residents. Boating and water sports enthusiasts can enjoy beautiful scenery, test their mettle with that new wakeboard or enjoy both casual fishing and BI Anchor Marina, Inc. 1970 Taylor Road 684-9148

AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 58 Welcome!

national fishing tournaments. If you crave up-close encounters with wildlife, you’ll find the Delta swarming with herons, egrets, otters, beavers, birds of prey, turtles and even the occasional harbor seal or sea lion. The Delta’s canvas companies, fishing guides, chandleries, construction

companies, and fishing and boating suppliers are also major contributors to the local economy. Marinas are plentiful, from Antioch and Oakley to Bethel Island and Discovery Bay. More than two dozen marinas along the Delta offer everything from boat slips to yacht harbors, campsites to places to stop for a bite to eat and fill up the tank. They include:

BI Beacon Harbor Marina 3861 Willow Road 684-2174

BI Carol’s Harbor & Marina 4850 Sandmound Blvd. 684-2803

AN Ebony Boat Club 3305 Wilbur Ave. 757-4430

BI Bethel Harbor 3405 Harbor Road 684-2141

BW Cruiser Haven Marina 7000 Orwood Road 634-3822

BI Emerald Point Marina 4234 Stone Road 684-2388

OK Big Break Marina 100 Big Break Road 679-0900

DB Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor 5901 Marina Road 634-5928

BI Hennis Marina 3205 Wells Road 684-3333

BI Caliente Harbor 1550 Taylor Road 684-9979

OK Driftwood Marina 6338 Bridgehead Road 757-9449

BW Holland Riverside Marina 7000 Holland Tract 684-3667

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AN Humphrey’s on the Delta 1 Marina Plaza 778-5800 OK Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Lane 757-1916 DB Lazy M Marina 5050 Clifton Court Road 634-4555 AN Lloyd’s Holiday Harbor 415 Fleming Lane 757-2346 BI Mariner Cove Marina 1200 Taylor Road 684-2166 AN New Bridge Marina, Inc. 6325 Bridgehead Road 757-1500

OK Sam’s Harbor 4776 Sandmound Blvd. 684-2115

BI Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina 1440 Sugar Barge Road 684-9075 or 800-799-4100

BW Orwood Resort, Inc. 4451 Orwood Road 634-7181

AN San Joaquin Yacht Harbor 3307 Wilbur Ave. 757-9883

OK Sunset Harbor Marina 5998 Bethel Island Road 684-3522

BI Russo’s Marina, Inc. 3995 Willow Road 684-2024

BI Seahorse Marina 2726 Dutch Slough Road 684-3606

BI Willowest Harbor 3215 W. Willow Road 684-9041

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ast County offers golfers year-round play at some of the Bay Area’s finest and most affordable public and private courses. Whether you’re up for the challenge of an 18-hole championship layout against the backdrop of the Delta or Mt. Diablo, or want to groove your stroke on the practice range and greens, East County is the place to indulge the magnificent obsession known as golf. Area courses include: BI Bethel Island Golf Course 3303 Gateway Road 684-2654

DB Discovery Bay Country Club 1475 Clubhouse Drive 634-0700

BW Brentwood Golf Club 100 Sunset Drive 516-3400

AN Golf Club at Roddy Ranch 1 Tour Way 978-4653

BW Deer Ridge Golf Club 801 Foothill Drive 516-6600

AN Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center 4800 Golf Course Road 706-4220

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BW Shadow Lakes Golf Club 401 W. Country Club Drive 516-2837

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f the Delta offers water recreation galore, East County cities and towns supplement it with a remarkable array of fun on terra firma. From the far-ranging outdoor recreation of horse riding to the indoor challenges of martial arts, from youth football leagues to swim clubs, East County folk can choose from a vast menu of appetizing activities that get them out of the house and into the competitive arena. And the area’s many community centers provide a setting for folks to meet new people and learn new skills, take in a show or hold a family reunion. BOWLING AN Delta Bowl 3300 Delta Fair Blvd. 757-5424 BW Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road 516-1221

DANCE/GYMASTICS INSTRUCTION BW Black Diamond Kids Center 2015 Elkins Way 516-6619 BW Cozette Hileman Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Instruction 240-9847 AN Dancers Elite 3642 Delta Fair Blvd. 755-3269 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 62 Welcome!

AN Danzbiz Dance Company 700 W. Second St. 757-5678 AN Delta Ballet Academy 300 G St. 754-9833 OK Delta Family YMCA 625-9333 www.mdrymca.org

AN Four Stars Gymnastic Academy 1799 Vineyard Drive 778-8650

BY Cal-Grand Route 1, Box 44J 634-7986

BW The Little Gym 3850 Balfour Road 634-0034

BW Cedar Creek Stables 1095 Eden Plains Road 634-1910

AN Melody’s Dance Studio 112 Railroad Ave. 754-1210

OK Cunningham’s Riding Academy 4460 Franklin Lane 437-0862

OK Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa 1510 Neroly Road 420-4575

BW Red Door Dance Studio 817 First St. 516-3667

BW East County Performing Arts Center 700 Harvest Park Drive 392-4631

OK Step 2 This Dance & Performing Arts 2101 Main St. 625-4699

DB 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. 392-4631

HORSE BOARDING, TRAINING & RIDING KN B&B Quarter Horses 4512 Sellers Ave. 625-6266

BW Expressions Dance Academy 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-3339 BW Fabulous Feet Dance Studio 3901 Walnut Blvd. 634-4399

BW Brentwood Oaks Equestrian Center 1850 Arabian Lane 634-0378

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KN Lamm’s Kickin’ Back Ranch 2883 Delta Road 625-1831 BW Lehmann Stables 2075 Ranch Road 625-4637 OK Oakley Equestrian Center 1270 Kay Lane 625-2056 BW Pacific Star Equestrian Center 24670 Marsh Creek Road 634-7350 BW RC Performance Horses 3460 Orwood Road 513-2325 BW Rafter D Ranch 8400 Byron Highway 625-2656

PAINTBALL GAMES & SUPPLIES AN Antioch Paintball Park Contra Costa Fairgrounds Entrance on 18th and L streets 757-2468 AN Gamepod Combat Airsoft 1201 Auto Center Drive 755-4263 AN NSG 1201 W. 10th St. 400-5351 AN Schwinn City Sports Center 814 A St. 757-0664 BY Venture Games Paintball Park Hope Way 757-5150

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OK Triple J Ranch 4370 Franklin Lane 437-0711

BW Wild Rose II Quarter Horses 2601 Eden Plains Road 679-8233

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BW Knott Ranch 26876 Marsh Creek Road 634-7005

MARTIAL ARTS & BOXING INSTRUCTION BW American Karate 2440 Sand Creek Road 240-8384 BW The Bamboo Village 8368 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4686

BW Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3291 Walnut Blvd. 634-6958 www.crosleygracie.com MC Delta One Martial Arts 3385 Deer Valley Road, Antioch, 753-1167

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BW Hamilton Martial Arts Academy & Family Fitness 741 Second St. 884-3800

BW Twin Tigers Academy of Self Defense 700 Harvest Park Drive 513-7591

AN Kang’s Tae Kwon Do Academy 1368 Sunset Drive 978-9999

BW Verrett’s Karate Kenpo 4530 Balfour Road 516-1339

BW LA Boxing 8650 Brentwood Blvd. 634--2691 AN Lagangs Martial Arts & Fitness Center 311 Sunset Drive 753-7533 OK Oakley American Karate Academy 2039 Main St. 679-3368

14870 Highway 4, Byron 516-8291 BW Delta Taekwon-do 8650 Brentwood Blvd. 280 Camino Diablo Road 308-7393

AN Givans Taekwondo 4049 Lone Tree Way 777-0227 AN Guila Kickboxing 4389 Hillcrest Ave. 755-3434

BW Ricardo Barros Brazillian Jiu Jitsu 325 Town Centre Terrace 240-7091 BW Tosh’s Academy of ShorinRyu Karate 4505 O’Hara Ave. 634-4280

INDOOR RECREATION AN Antioch Indoor Sports Center 1210 Sunset Drive 778-6363 OK Delta Family YMCA 625-9333, www.mdrymca.org

SPORTS LEAGUES AN Antioch Delta Skimmers 473-2790 AN Antioch Little League 431-8478 AN Antioch Youth Football 473-5150 AN Antioch Youth Sports Complex 325-9966

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BW Delta Wrestling Club 634-5659

MC Brentwood Oakley Youth Football League 237-7104

AN Delta Youth Soccer League 439-4396

BW Brentwood PONY Baseball League 516-9212 MC Brentwood SeaWolves Swim & Water Polo Team 240-7444 AN Deer Valley Youth Football & Cheer 473-5215 AN Delta Baseball League 706-1994 OK Delta Family YMCA 625-9333 www.mdrymca.org

BW Dolphins Swim Team 833-0224 OK East County Little League 625-6226 AN East County Stingrays Swim Team 473-5180 OK East County Youth Football League 625-1698 BW PONY Baseball League 516-9212

AN Delta Peanut League 706-1994

BW East Diablo Youth Soccer League 516-8260

BW Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club www.deltaped.org

OK Terrapins Swim Team 680-8372

SWIMMING INSTRUCTION AN Antioch Waterpark 4701 Lone Tree Way 776-3070 BW Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex 195 Griffith Lane 516-5430

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AN Antioch Babe Ruth League 757-1787

AN Carson Swim School 801 E. 18th St. 755-2782 BW Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane 634-7946 BW Delta Valley Athletic Club 120 Guthrie Lane 755-9111 OK Diamond Hills Sports Club 1510 Neroly Road 420-4575 AN Solar Swim & Gym 111 W. 15th St. 757-7412

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Agriculture

Agriculture Enjoy the bounty of East County

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Crops of houses have replaced many of the fields where fruit and vegetables once grew, but agriculture is still very much alive in East County. Many flock to Brentwood every July to savor the firm texture and sweet flavor of corn at the annual CornFest or rush to pick cherries after Memorial Day, but fresh produce is available in East County all year long – if you know where to look. The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association

certifies annual farmers’ markets in Antioch, Brentwood and Pittsburg. Kaiser Permanente Antioch Farmers’ Market, located at 4501 Sand Creek Road, kicks off the season in April, followed by the Brentwood Farmers’ Market, which opens in May. Both markets are open through October and offer the finest fruits, vegetables and oils from local growers. If you still can’t get enough fresh produce, head over to the Pittsburg Farmers’ Market, which stays open

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through November. For farmers’ markets dates and times, visit www.pcfma.com, which is updated weekly to let you know which vendors will be present that week. The local supermarket offers plenty of produce already picked and packaged for your dining pleasure, but East County offers foodies the special experience of gathering their own delectables straight from the orchard, from Chinook cherries at Pease Ranch to peaches from Mike’s U-Pick. 2010


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During the summer, more than 40 produce stands offer scrumptious fruits, vegetables, jams, nuts, herbs and seasonings, plus oils and vinegars. Stands continue to get bigger and offer a greater variety of products every year. In 2007, the county passed an ordinance allowing growers to sell items not grown on the premises, such as water and soft drinks, along with their home-grown goods. A list of all the local growers can be found at the Harvest Time Web site, www. harvest4you.com. There are loads of local goodies to munch on, but an impressive array of high-quality grapes are grown right here in East County. In 2004, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved agricultural rezoning to allow local vineyards to feature winetasting rooms on their property. Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood is taking advantage of this recent development and now holds wine tastings Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Local wines can also be tasted and purchased at Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company on First Street. If you’re looking to share the flavors of our end of Contra Costa County with friends and family who are unaware of our agricultural wonders, buy a gift basket from a local shop such as Brentwood Olive Oil Company or Gursky Ranch Country Store. Share these treats with friends and neighbors – or keep it all for yourself. There’s plenty to go around.

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Harvest Time www.harvest4you.com 1. Pomeroy Farms Picked and U-pick Bing, white Rainier and Brooks cherries on Marsh Creek Road west of Walnut Boulevard (Vasco Road). Picked and U-pick Bing and white Rainier cherries on Payne Avenue east of Walnut Boulevard. Picked and U-pick sparkling June nectarines, springcrest and flavorcrest peaches, Patterson and Westley apricots on the east end of Eureka Avenue. Walnuts and walnut meats available. www.pomeroyfarm.com. 2. Dwelley Farms Apples, berries, cherries, apricots, plums, pluots, peaches, nectarines, white peaches and white nectarines, squash, onions, green beans, wax beans, romano beans, white and yellow sweet corn, blackeyed peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, dill, basil, peppers, eggplant, bell peppers, honey, melons and other fruits and vegetables. 634-6508; Delta Road between Highway 4 and Sellers Avenue. 3. Lopez Ranch U-pick and fresh-picked sweet Bing cherries, white Rainier cherries, sweet white peaches, freestone peaches, plums, nectarines, Mutsu, Granny Smith and Fuji apple varieties. 634-4433; a quarter mile South of Concord Avenue on Orchard Lane. 4. Salvador’s Family Farm – Upick cherries U-pick Bing cherries. 634-1957; 815 Hoffman Lane; www. salvadorfamilyfarm.com. 5. Maggiore Cherry Ranch Picked and U-pick cherries. Bings, Brooks and corral champagne. 634-4176; Walnut Boulevard, a half mile south of Balfour Road.

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6. Mike’s U-Pick U-pick white peaches, apricots and white nectarines. 698-7459; Concord Avenue, a quarter mile east off Walnut Boulevard; www. mikesupick.com. 7. Tachella Family Farms Picked and U-pick apricots, peaches, nectarines and thornless blackberries. Picked only: apples, apriums, artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, cherries, citrus, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, garlic, honey, melons, onions, pears, peas, pistachios, plums, pluots, potatoes, squash (green and yellow), strawberries, basil and other herbs, frozen fruit pies, dried fruits and nuts. 513-8495; 2017 Walnut Blvd. between Payne and Concord avenues. 8. Maggiore Ranches Picked and U-pick Bing, Brooks and Corral Champagne cherries. 634-4176; Camino Diablo Road, a half mile east of Vasco Road. 9. DC’s Extraordinary Cherries Bing, Sweet Anne, Rainier (white), Van and more. Easy to pick. 516-4495; one mile west of Walnut Boulevard on Marsh Creek Road. 10. Lon’s Farm Stand/Kelsey Farms Heirloom, beefsteak and cherry tomatoes, peaches, squash, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, garlic, onions, basil, watermelons, cantaloupe and other summer vegetables grown without pesticides. Also local sweet corn, green beans and olive oil. 13560 Byron Highway, a quarter mile south of Highway 4; www.eatfarmfresh.com. 11. Nunn Better Farms U-pick: cherries located on Sellers Avenue 3½ miles north of Highway 4. Picked: corn and apples.

All picked produce sold by the box only. Arbequina Olive Oil sold year round. 634-6173/634-2148; 830 Sunset Road, 1 mile east of Highway 4. 12. Canciamilla Ranch Picked and U-Pick Springcrest and Babcock peaches; Juneglo, Fire Bright, Independence, and Fantasia nectarines; and Satsuma and Santa Rosa plums. 634-5123; 401 Eureka Ave. 13. Brentwood Spice & Olive Oil Company California extra virgin olive oil, dipping blend and flavor-infused olive oils. Now featuring a full line of spices and special blends. Gourmet food items, olives, pasta and sauce, mustard, vinaigrettes, gift baskets, ceramics and olive oil, olive and wine accessories. Shipping available. 240-OILS (6457); 70 Eagle Rock Way, just west of the Bypass in Brentwood; www. brentwoodoliveoil.com. 14. McCauley Brothers Olive Groves California estate brand extra virgin olive oil from Italian and Spanish varieties of olive oil stock. 7550226; 300 Balfour Road; www.mccauleyolivegroves. com. 15. Bacchini’s Fruit Tree U-pick and picked fruits, cherries, apricots, blackberries, white peaches, white nectarines, pluots, plums, loquats and walnuts. Olive oils and honey are also available. 634-3645; 2010 Walnut Blvd.; www.brentwoodfruit. com. 16. Moffat Ranch Picked and U-pick freestone peaches: suncrest, Fay Elberta, O’Henry and elegant lady; nectarines: fantasia, and July red. Please call ahead for

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ripeness and availability. Bring containers. 6343049; 1870 Walnut Blvd., just north of Marsh Creek Road. 17. Papini Farms U-pick and picked fruit. Cherries, early variety peaches and apricots, followed by other varieties of peaches, apricots and nectarines. The farm supplies buckets for picking and boxes for fruit. 6341259; 2750 Concord Ave. off Walnut Boulevard. 18. Tamayo Family Vineyards and Ca’na Wine Tamayo Family Vineyards – estate grown syrah and cabernet sauvignon. Vineyard tours and tasting by appointment only. 513-VINE (8463); 11640 Byron Highway, north of Highway 4; www. tamayofamilyvineyards. com. 19. Peterwolfe 634-1308; www. peterwolfe.com. Three Brentwood locations: 700 Creek Road: picked apricots (royalBlenheims, perfections, Pattersons, Helenas, Tiltons), Santa Rosa plums, Satsuma mandarins and Clementines, and ranch honey from Peterwolfe’s bees. 600 Eureka Ave.: U-Pick white and yellow peaches. Picked loquats. U-pick winter citrus, weatherpermitting. 164 Payne Ave.: U-Pick and picked white, yellow suncrest, and yellow Fay Elberta peaches, and black friar plums. Cathy’s picked red and heirloom tomatoes also available. 20. Chavez U-pick cherries U-pick cherries starting in late May. South side of Marsh Creek Road between Walnut Boulevard and Sellers Avenue. Call for 2010


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availability and directions; 634-3994. 21. The Farmer’s Daughter Produce and U-Pick Farm U-Pick and picked white peaches, apricots, red tops, elegant lady and O’Henry freestone peaches also Clingstone Peaches, white nectarines, plums, apples, pluots and nectarines. Fresh-picked at the stand is a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables, including white sweet corn, vine-ripe tomatoes, fresh beans, cherries, berries and melons. Dried fruits and nuts, local honey and other goods are also available. 634-4827; northwest corner of Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road. 22. von Uhlit Ranch Picked freestone apricots, white and yellow peaches, nectarines, cherries, dried apricots, dried peaches, pluots, plums and a variety of table grapes. 240-7553; 1400 Chestnut St., a quarter mile east of Sellers Ave. 23. Wolfe Ranch Cherries U-pick and Picked cherries – (Bing, white, Rainier, Van). Picked peaches, loquats, and apricots. 634-1308; 2111 Concord Ave.; www. peterwolfe.com. 24. The Stand at Knightsen Picked tomatoes, berries, peppers, melons, peaches, pluots, fresh cut basil, artichokes corn, onions, beans and other fruits and vegetables. Local honey, olive oil, fresh eggs and firewood also available. 642-0647 3475 Knightsen Ave. 25. Sharp Ranch U-pick cherries Early Bing cherries grown on trees more than 50 years old. 513-1517 795 Hoffman Lane. 26. Seko Ranch Cherries Burlat and mono cherries picked, Bing cherries – picked and U-pick. Phone orders accepted. 634-3771; 100 Eureka Ave., west of Walnut Boulevard. 27. Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company Your destination for discovering the finest local and boutique California

wines. Come savor the experience. 634-9463 633 First St. 29. Black Diamond Alpacas Unique hand-woven, crochet and knit alpaca apparel; many items are created right on the ranch. For crafters, there is raw fiber and handdyed yarns. 240-1540 1450 Quail Trail at Fisher off Eden Plains; www. bdalpacas.com.

30. Gursky Ranch Country Store U-pick walnuts (wheelchair accessible), 10 other kinds of nuts, either in-shell or meats. Candied fruits and nuts, from plain to gourmet; honeys, garlic items, flavored vinegars and olive oils; soup mixes, fruit butters, preserves and more. Dried fruits and an extensive display of gourmet nut- and fruit-related items. Largest

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selection in East County of gift baskets and boxes. 634-4913 1921 Apricot Way www.gurskyranch.com. 31. Mangini Farms U-Pick cherries: bing, Rainier and coral varieties. Pumpkins available in October. 372-0743 7865 Brentwood Blvd.

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32. Brentwood Iris Garden Homegrown irises, daylilies and chrysanthemums. 595-3838; 195 Payne Ave. www.brentwoodirisgraden.com. 33. Smith Family Farm/Pumpkin Patch/ Christmas Trees U-pick and picked: more than 50 varieties of tomatoes, including roma, heirlooms and beefsteak; 15 varieties of hot and sweet peppers, chile pepper ristras, cucumbers, squash and beans. Picked basil and other herbs, eggplant, bell peppers, peaches, nectarines, apricots, apriums, plums, pluots, white corn, cherries, onions, apples, watermelons, cantaloupe and honeydew melons, gourds and boysenberries. Pumpkin patch is open in October. Fresh cut Oregon Noble Fir and Douglas Fir Christmas Trees available in November. 625-5966 or 625-3544. 4430 Sellers Ave.; www. smithfamilyfarm.com. 34. Pease Ranch Many varieties of cherries including bing, white Rainier, chinook, early burlat and jubilee. Olallieberries, blackberries, boysenberries and loganberries. 634-4646; 25175 Marsh Creek Road, 1 mile west of Highway 4; 2 miles east of Walnut Blvd.

35. Bloomfield Vineyards Contra Costa County’s award-winning wines. Visit the vineyard’s Web site for more details about its wines, locations that pour, retail stores and how to order by the case. 783-0050; www. bloomfieldvineyards.com. Alfalfa is also available. 550-5540; e-mail tom@bloomfieldvineyards.com. 36. Papini Family Orchards U-pick and picked cherries. 759-6735; 2160 Walnut Blvd. near Concord Avenue. Alfalfa is also available. 634-1259. 37. Freitas Ranch Cherries U-pick coral champagne cherries. 634-5461; 555 Hoffman Lane, a half mile south of Marsh Creek Road; www.freitascherryranch.com. 38. Village Nurseries Annuals, perennials, native plants, succulents, flowering shrubs, many varietal roses, vines and specimen trees. Fruit trees, fragrant lavenders, Japanese maples, ornamental flowering cherries, pears and plums also available. Nursery growing tours are available to schools, clubs and groups. 634-0655; 1350 Sunset Road; www.villagenurserieslc.com. 39. Olio Bello d’Olivo California certified estate extra virgin olive oil from four distinct varietals

imported from Tuscany. Specializing in processing extra virgin cold-pressed olive oils – both filtered and unfiltered. Stuffed olives, green olive and lemon mustard, green and black olive tapenades, plus olive oil soaps. Private tastings. 634-5051; 3645 Willow Way, Byron; www.belloolio.com. 40. Laird Ranch Picked and U-pick bing cherries. 634-4822 or 998-5769 Sellers Avenue between Chestnut Street and Sunset Road. 41. Chan’s Fruit Stand Picked and U-pick bing strawberries. Pre-picked red onions, tomatoes and blackberries are also available. 325-0640; 2500B Walnut Blvd., corner of Walnut and Payne avenues. 42. Hannah Nicole Vineyards Award-winning Contra Costa County wines. Visit the vineyard’s Web site for more details about its wines, locations that pour, retail stores and how to order by the case. 513-0769; 6740 Balfour Road www.hannahnicolevineyards.com. 43. Papini Farms #2 U-Pick and pre-picked coral champagne, brooks, Rainier and bing cherries and early apricots. 759-6735; 301 Sellers Ave. (between Marsh Creek Road and Concord Avenue).

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he diversity of culture and lifestyle found in East County is reflected in the diversity of its places of worship. For those who seek the magnificence of a large, liturgically-oriented congregation or the intimacy of a homechurch group, for those from ancient religious traditions or traditions of recent origin, East County is alive with communities of faith that play a dynamic role in the daily walk of its people. APOSTOLIC AN Antioch Apostolic Assembly 912 G St., 755-8144 BW Greater Grace Outreach Ministries, 219-2567 ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BW Harvest Time Assembly of God 2200 Ventura Drive 516-1908 AN Kings Chapel of Antioch Assemblies of God Church 320 Worrell Road 756-7315 BAPTIST AN First Family Church 3415 Oakley Road, 706-1238 BW Golden Hills Community Church 2401 Shady Willow Lane, 516-0653 AN Iglesia Biblica Bautista De Antioquia 518 W. Sixth St. 706-2534 BY Mariner’s Church Excelsior school gym 14401 Byron Highway, 634-0800 2010

BAPTIST, INDEPENDENT FUNDAMENTAL AN Heritage Baptist Church 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road, 757-5242 BW Lighthouse Baptist Church 2250 Jeffery Way 634-1540 BW Victory Baptist Church 121 Sims Road, 513-0390 BAPTIST, MISSIONARY OK Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 280 Brownstone Road, 625-2121 AN First Missionary Baptist Church 640 E. Tregallas Road, 757-8449 BAPTIST, SOUTHERN AN Antioch Church Family 55 E. 18th St., 778-7454 BI Bethel Island Baptist Church 3725 Gateway Road 684-3700 AN Faith Baptist Church 3109 Lone Tree Way 757-4800

OK First Baptist Church 18 O’Neil Court 625-0243 BW Brentwood Bible Fellowship 3415 Walnut Blvd. 634-4909 AN Laurel Ridge Community Church 2459 Laurel Road 625-9500

CATHOLIC, ROMAN BW Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 500 Fairview Ave. 634-4154 AN Most Holy Rosary Church 1313 A St., 757-4020 BP Our Lady Queen of the World Church 3155 Winterbrook Drive, 458-4718 BY St. Anne Catholic Church 2800 Camino Diablo Road, 634-6625 OK St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 971 O’Hara Ave. 625-2048

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AN St. Ignatius of Antioch 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., 778-0768

CHRISTIAN AN Cornerstone Christian Center 1745 E. 18th St. 779-2000 AN Jubilee Christian Center 11 Texas St., 757-5777 AN New Era Church 3129 Persimmon St. 754-7729 BW The Orchard Church Heritage High School Theater 101 American Ave. 325-5020

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BW Church of Christ 3483 Walnut Blvd. 634-3178 AN Eastside Church of Christ 1020 E. Tregallas Road, 757-3878

BW Rejoyce Christian Center 90 Village Drive, 240-0380 AN Templo Santo Church 2400 A St., 757-9716

CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE BW Neighborhood Church 50 Birch St., 634-1415 CHRISTIAN, DISCIPLES OF CHRIST AN First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 2725 Minta Lane 757-0860 CHURCH OF CHRIST AN Church of Christ 126 Railroad Ave 706-9673 AN Church of Christ 616 W. Tregallas Road, 757-7405

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CHURCH OF GOD AN Baha’i of Antioch 1332 Mokelumne Drive, 756-2940 OK Green Leaf Church of God 5400 Main St., 625-3343 CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST AN Grace Temple Church of God in Christ 1001 Fitzuren Road 779-1491 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS MC Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1101 McClarren Road, Brentwood, 634-4641 2350 Jeffrey Way, Brentwood, 634-5850 1432 Laurel Road, Oakley, 625-9563 EPISCOPAL BW St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Second and Birch streets, 634-1893 AN St. George’s Episcopal Church 301 E. 13th St., 757-4934

EVANGELICAL COVENANT AN Antioch Covenant Church 1919 Buchanan Road 754-3626 BW New Hope Community Church Adams Middle School 401 American Ave. 779-9955 FOURSQUARE GOSPEL BW Crossroads Christian Center Heritage High School 101 American Ave. 516-7795 INTERDENOMINATIONAL AN Joy of Life Christian Cathedral 301 W. 10th St., 753-1830 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES AN Jehovah’s Witnesses 1111 Sunset Drive 754-2288 BW Jehovah’s Witnesses 2401 Smith Road, 634-5654

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JEWISH AN Congregation B’Nai Torah 620 E. Tregallas Road, 754-2545 LUTHERAN BW Resurrection Ministries LCMS 1275 Fairview Ave. 634-5180 www.resurrectionbrentwood.org AN St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 2507 San Jose Drive 757-1672 AN St. John’s Lutheran Church ELCA 1360 E. Tregallas Road, 757-3070 METHODIST BW Brentwood Community United Methodist Church 809 Second St., 634-3093 BY Byron United Methodist Church 14671 Byron Highway 634-1411, www. byronunitedmethodist.org MISSIONARY BW Brentwood Missionary Church Highway 4, 634-9007

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NAZARENE AN Antioch Family Church of the Nazarene 330 Worrell Road 754-2727 NON-DENOMINATIONAL KN Bread of Life Community Church 1923 Delta Road 625-9081 AN Calvary Chapel Crossroads 1771 Vineyard Drive 778-2011 BW Calvary Community Church Liberty High School 850 Second St., 513-6572 DB Calvary Fellowship Discovery Bay 1700 Willow Lake Road, 626-3525 AN Church of God Holy 604 W. Madill, 777-9916 MC Cornerstone Fellowship Office: 1185 Second St., 516-9380 Services: Freedom High School, Oakley BW Creekside Church 4501 O’Hara Ave. 240-7144 OK Destiny Christian Center 132 O’Hara Ave. 679-1361 AN Fountain of Life Church 111 W. 10th St., 755-8779 AN Grace Bible Fellowship 913 Sunset Drive 522-2017 BW Grace Bible Fellowship 657 McClarren Road 634-2188 BW Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch 700 Harvest Park Drive, 516-0269

AN Hillside Church 108 Hillside Road 757-1969 AN In His Image Int’l Ministries 5481 Southwood Court, 978-0180 BW Mountain View Christian Center 605 Harvest Park Drive, 516-6700 OK Mountain View Christian Center 5000 Amaryllis, 625-9570 AN Power for Living Ministries 1700 A St., 978-7356 AN The Rock Church 601 Grant St. (Marsh Creek Elementary School) 634-4842, www. therockofbrentwood.org AN Visions Christian Center 2752 W. Tregallas Road, 777-0290

PENTECOSTAL AN Calvary Open Bible Church 1200 Putnam St., 757-2008 OK Cornerstone Pentecostal Church 5471 Live Oak Ave. 625-1491 BW Family Worship Center 161 Sand Creek Road, 308-7737 BW Mission Valley Church 757 First St., 978-0478 OK New Lifeline World Ministries 4246 Empire Ave. 625-1982 PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD OK New Covenant Tabernacle 3563 Main St., 679-8308 BW Harbor Church 6955 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3301 AN The Light Ministry Pentecostal Church of God

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PENTECOSTAL, UNITED BW East Bay Pentecostal’s Church of Brentwood 605 Harvest Park Drive, 634-2012 AN La Palabra De Dios 611 W. Third St., 755-3030 AN United Pentecostal Church of Antioch 101 W. Ninth St. 757-3977 PRESBYTERIAN DB Delta Community Presbyterian Church 1900 Willow Lake Road, 634-0184 AN Delta Oaks Orthodox Presbyterian Church 3195 Contra Loma Blvd., 516-2735 www.deltaoaks.org REFORM JUDAISM AN Congregational B’Nai Torah 620 E. Tregallas Road 754-2545 SALVATION ARMY AN Salvation Army Church & Social Services 525 E. 18th St. 778-0303

UNITY BW Unity on the Delta 50 Sand Creek Road 754-5343 WESLEYAN AN Antioch Wesleyan Church 2800 Sunset Lane 778-8056

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econd to none among the responsibilities of a community to its members is providing good health care. East County is blessed with strategically located hospitals and clinics – led by health care organizations such as John Muir, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Delta – as well as an abundance of private physicians’ practices, from allergists to acupuncturists; pediatricians to podiatrists. The interdependence of health and lifestyle is also recognized in the area’s many fitness clubs and sports medicine centers. HOSPITALS AN Antioch Convalescent Hospital 1210 A St. 757-8787 AN Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center and Hospital 5601 Deer Valley Road 813-6500 AN Lone Tree Convalescent Hospital 4001 Lone Tree Way 754-0470 AN Sutter Delta Medical Center 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-7200 CLINICS AN Antioch Dialysis Center 3100 Delta Fair Blvd. 753-5000 BW Bay Area Surgical Specialists 350 John Muir Parkway 240-2841 BW Brentwood Laser and Aesthetics 1280 Central Blvd. 240-8775 74 Welcome!

BW Brentwood Surgery Center 2400 Balfour Road 240-2043 MC California Eye Clinic 3747 Sunset Lane, Antioch 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., Brentwood 516-0888 AN Contra Costa Industrial Medical Center 2339 Buchanan Road 777-9194 BW Contra Costa Sleep Center 350 John Muir Parkway 935-7667 MC East Bay Surgical Associates 3903 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-0800 350 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood 757-0800 MC Fresenius Medical Care 2386 Buchanan Road, Antioch 756-2490 4510 O’Hara Ave., Brentwood 513-7135

BW John Muir Outpatient Center 2400 Balfour Road 308-8100 BW John Muir Urgent Care 2400 Balfour Road 308-8111 AN Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Offices 3400 Delta Fair Blvd. 779-5000 AN Laser Advantage of East County 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-4881 AN Planned Parenthood 1104 Buchanan Road 754-4550 BW Premier Laser 1240 Central Blvd. 516-6702 AN Sutter Delta Urgent Care Clinic 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-7200

CHIROPRACTIC BW Actus Chiropractic 9030 Brentwood Blvd. 516-2363 AN Antioch Chiropractic Center 509 W. 18th St. 706-2225

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AN Antioch Family Chiropractic 3105 Lone Tree Way 778-6655 DB Dr. Ronald L. Batkin 14850 Highway 4 634-0707 BW Dr. Nancy Belliveau 8157 Brentwood Blvd. 513-1395 AN Bowes & Mah Chiropractic 1018 Fitzuren Road 978-0567 BW Brentwood Chiropractic 232 Chestnut St. 634-1101 AN Dr. Richard Brophy 3731 Sunset Lane 754-6780 BW Dr. Burt J. Broussard 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-6161 BW Champion Chiropractic 8157 Brentwood Blvd. 513-1395 AN Dr. Robert Cluff 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-5488 AN Deer Valley Chiropractic 3381 Deer Valley Road 757-7571

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BW Delta Spine & Sportcare 350 John Muir Parkway 513-8883 DB Discovery Bay Chiropractic and Sports Center 14850 Highway 4 634-0707 AN Elcenko Chiropractic Center 2800 Lone Tree Way 754-6868 BW Essential Care Chiropractic 8385 Brentwood Blvd. 516-8211 AN Frigard Chiropractic Clinic 501 W. Third St. 754-1441 BW Dr. Dale Giessman 350 John Muir Parkway 513-8883 AN Heifetz Chiropractic 3700 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-3288 BW Iannaccone Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation Center 8385 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9970 BW Jardin Family Chiropractic 7351 Brentwood Blvd. 516-5813 OK Dr. Rick Junnila Lifestyle Health and Fitness 5351 Neroly Road 978-2225

BW Kaufman Chiropractic 4550 Balfour Road 308-7575 BW Dr. Larry Lopez 232 Chestnut St. 634-1101 BW Dr. Suzanne Lowe Essential Care Chiropractic 8385 Brentwood Blvd. 516-8211 BW Dr. Jimmy Miller Chiropractic Inc. 8330 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2497 AN Dr. Karen L. Mossor 3700 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-7557 AN Dr. Francel Nunnick 5169 Lone Tree Way 706-0323 OK Oakley Chiropractic Clinic 3478 Main St. 625-1881 DB Pierce Chiropractic Group 2489 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-2400 AN Quesada Family Chiropractic 2901 Lone Tree Way 777-0311 BW Salvatori Chiropractic 160 Guthrie Lane 625-8801

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DENTISTRY AN ABC Dental Group 2734 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-1234 AN Dr. Kevin Ackerman 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-0899 BW Dr. Jamil Alkhoury 4411 Balfour Road 240-1380 AN Alpha Dental Office 5115 Lone Tree Way 706-0500 AN Antioch Dental Care 3200 Lone Tree Way 754-2122 AN Antioch Dental Group 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Antioch Pediatric Dentistry 2390 Country Hills Drive 757-4220 BW Apollo Dental Care 4530 Balfour Road 634-5061 BW Dr. Michael Arrow 2201 Balfour Road 308-7908 BW Balfour Dental 3120 Balfour Road 634-9901 BW Dr. Tracy Benhamou 62 Oak St. 634-9237 BW Brentwood Children’s Dentistry 2201 Balfour Road 308-7608 BW Brentwood Dental Center 5611 Lone Tree Way 634-9594 BW Brentwood Dentistry 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 BW Brentwood Family Dental 4411 Balfour Road 240-1380 BW Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

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1140 Second St. 634-9449 BW Brentwood Progressive Dental 1140 Second St. 240-7024 AN Dr. David A. Cain 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 756-6158 AN Dr. David C. Campos 3220 Lone Tree Way 754-1650 AN Cardinal Dental Care 3725 Lone Tree Way 757-8246 BW Dr. Miguel Castro 141 Sand Creek Road 240-8843 MC Dr. William Chen 5201 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 754-8700 1140 Second St., Brentwood 240-8111 AN Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics 2225 Buchanan Road 757-4423 MC Contra Costa Endodontics 5201 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 754-8700 1140 Second St., Brentwood 240-8111 AN Dr. Phillip L. Coulston 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Crossings Dental Care 3379 Deer Valley Road 706-0775 OK Dr. Richard J. Dare 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN Deer Valley Dental Office 4484 Lone Tree Way 706-4497 AN Dr. Jessica N. Deloso 3107 Lone Tree Way 757-2422 AN Dr. Roberto J. Deloso 5201 Deer Valley Road 778-2100 BW Delta Bay Dental Group 2201 Balfour Road 516-1198 OK Delta Family Dentistry 2817 Main St. 625-2616 AN Dental Care of Antioch 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 754-2145

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BW Dr. Dikran G. Deragopian 4411 Balfour Road 513-0100 AN Diablo Hills Dental Excellence 3800 Lone Tree Way 778-8080 BW Diablo Orthodontic Specialists 2400 Balfour Road 634-9794 OK Diablo Vista Dental Care 3631 Main St. 679-9999 DB Discovery Bay Dental 2489 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-6111 MC Dr. David M. Dobin 5201 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 754-8700 1140 Second St., Brentwood 240-8111 AN Dr. Melissa A. Doyle 2730 Lone Tree Way 778-3650 OK Dr. Garrett R. Draper 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN Dr. A. Nancy Dubuk 5201 Deer Valley Road 756-7884

AN Dr. Kenneth R. Dupree 5201 Deer Valley Road 755-1100 AN East Bay Dental 5157 Lone Tree Way 777-1719 MC East County Endodontics 3801 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 753-5810 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood 516-7252 AN Dr. George T. Erbez 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-1232 MC Dr. John I. Esterkyn 2390 Country Hills Drive, Antioch 754-3197 1145 Second St., Brentwood 513-9320 AN Dr. Cecilia Fejarang 3428 Hillcrest Ave. 522-0220 AN First Place Dentistry 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6117 BW Dr. Michael J. Garner 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105

AN Dr. S. Ghannam 2225 Buchanan Road 779-1112 AN Dr. Thomas Giebler 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Dr. John I. Gilbert 2730 Lone Tree Way 757-2217 AN Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca 5201 Deer Valley Road 757-9000 BW Dr. Jennifer L. Gordon 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 BW Dr. Thomas Greene 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3501 BW Dr. Lajuan M. Hall 2201 Balfour Road 308-7608 AN Dr. Frank M. Hann 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6900 AN Dr. Norman Hanson 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Dr. Ronald Haraguchi 3700 Sunset Lane 756-2683 AN Dr. Jeffrey K. Haug 5201 Deer Valley Road 757-6626

BW Dr. Michael D. Hench 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 BW Drs. Doug and Wendy Herman 1140 Second St. 634-3503 AN Dr. Bonnie K. Hillman 2225 Buchanan Road 757-4423 MC Dr. Brian E. Hornberger East County Endodontics 3801 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 753-5810 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood 516-7252 BW Dr. Gerald Jeffry 1140 Second St. 634-4446 AN Dr. Chris H. Johnson 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-5432 AN Drs. Burk and Vu Keller 3107 Lone Tree Way 757-5081 AN Dr. Robert F. Kennedy 5201 Deer Valley Road 756-7884 BW Dr. R. Paul Krey 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3501

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BW Dr. Ila Mankad 1140 Second St. 240-7024 AN Dr. Rigo Martin 5201 Deer Valley Road 757-4204 AN Dr. Richard G. Masido 5819 Lone Tree Way 522-8788 AN Dr. Sloan M. McDonald 5201 Deer Valley Road 778-2100 AN Dr. Robert Michaud 2730 Lone Tree Way 778-3650 AN Dr. Mark W. Miller 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-6020 AN Dr. William Morrice 3107 Lone Tree Way 754-2662 AN Dr. Steve M. Mosby 2730 Lone Tree Way 757-5000 OK Dr. Michael D. Nelson 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN New City Dental Practice 4847 Lone Tree Way 755-4040

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AN Dr. Dennis S. Lamb 3107 Lone Tree Way 754-2662 AN Dr. Paul Lee 5115 Lone Tree Way 706-0500 BW Dr. Valora C. Legaspi 2400 Balfour Road 240-5808 AN Dr. David J. Leong 2642 Somersville Road 778-4600 AN Dr. Lawrence Leong 2317 Buchanan Road 754-7500 AN Leung & Abaya Dental Office 5117 Lone Tree Way 777-9898 BW Liberty Dental Group 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3501 AN Lone Tree Dental 3700 Sunset Lane 778-2400 AN Lone Tree Family Dentistry 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-0899 AN Dr. Cristina Lorenzana 716 W. 10th St. 522-0277

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OK Oakley Dental 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN Dr. David H. Ong 2739 Lone Tree Way 778-8780 BW Dr. William S. Paden 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 AN Dr. Charlie A. Palano 3800 Lone Tree Way 778-8080 BW Parkway Dental Care 2221 Balfour Road 240-7071 AN Dr. Farhad Partovi 800 C St. 757-4700 BW Pediatric Dentistry 1140 Second St. 634-9449 MC Dr. Robert Peng 2901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-4220 1140 Second St., Brentwood 634-9449 OK Pristine Dental 2170 Main St. 679-3333

BW Dr. Dimple Rayani 3120 Balfour Road 634-9901 AN Dr. Grace C. Rivera 4847 Lone Tree Way 755-4040 BW Dr. Tane Rontal 2201 Balfour Road 516-8886 BW Sand Creek Dental 2540 Sand Creek Road 240-8210 MC Dr. Robert Sheffield 3428 Hillcrest Ave., Antioch 757-9100 1140 Second St., Brentwood 634-4446 AN Dr. Ali Shirani 3725 Lone Tree Way 778-1998 BW Dr. Sien K. Siao 3120 Balfour Road 634-9901 AN Skyline Dental 3012 Lone Tree Way 778-7722 AN Slatten Ranch Dental Care 5819 Lone Tree Way 522-8788

AN Dr. Stephen R. Slotnick 2219 Buchanan Road 757-0757 AN Dr. Shelby J. Smith 2213 Buchanan Road 755-5115 MC Dr. Richard S. Sobel 2390 Country Club Drive, Antioch 757-4220 1140 Second St., Brentwood 634-9449 BW Sunny Dental 141 Sand Creek Road 240-8843 AN Dr. Amita Suvarna 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6117 MC Dr. David J. Tancreto 5201 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 754-8700 1140 Second St., Brentwood 240-8111 MC Dr. Leslie K. Tanimura 2901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-4220 1140 Second St., Brentwood 634-9449

BW Dr. Amor Tiburcio Brentwood Progressive Dental 1140 Second St. 240-7024 BW Town Centre Dental 1155 Second St. 516-8793 AN Dr. Eric Towson 3701 Lone Tree Way 778-7722 AN Dr. Charlene N. Tran 3200 Lone Tree Way 754-2122 BW Dr. Jhonanna Tuazon 2540 Sand Creek Road 240-8210 AN Vivo Dental 5165 Lone Tree Way 756-1200 AN Dr. Yiannis A. Vlahos 3200 Lone Tree Way 754-2122 BW Dr. James Wadnizak 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4443 BW Dr. Todd Wedeking 2201 Balfour Road 516-8886 AN Western Dental 2590 Sycamore Drive 776-1150

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AN Dr. Amber Yee John Muir Medical Group 3440 Hillcrest Ave. 779-1331 AN Dr. J. Gene Zimmerman Antioch Medical Park Medical Group 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-5151

HEARING SERVICES AN Hearing Services of Antioch 4045 Lone Tree Way 778-3298 BW Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center 1240 Central Blvd. 303-4668 AN Miracle Ear Somersville Town Centre 706-8000 INTERNAL MEDICINE PULMONARY DISEASE BW Dr. Matthew Campbell 350 John Muir Parkway 634-8762 MC Dr. Gerald Del Rio Springhill Medical Group 3720 Sunset Lane, Antioch 779-9601 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood 634-0425 AN Dr. Louis A. Enrique 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 754-6611

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Dermatology BW Balfour Dermatology 2221 Balfour Road 240-9116 BW Dr. Robert Beer 2221 Balfour Road 240-9116 AN Diablo Dermatology 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-6767 AN Dr. Noel T.D. Chiu 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-6767 AN Dr. David Fisher 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-6767 AN Dr. Philip F. Nelson 5601 Deer Valley Road 813-6500 FAMILY & GENERAL PRACTICE AN Dr. Russell Alpert 3440 Hillcrest Ave. 779-1331 AN Dr. Randolph J. Clarke 3436 Hillcrest Ave. 777-0477 AN Dr. John Copeland 1111 A St. 778-9110 MC Diablo Valley Pediatric Medical Group 3737 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., Brentwood 516-6888 AN Dr. James Edwards 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-1205 AN Dr. Siamak Elyasi Springhill Medical Group 3720 Sunset Lane 779-9601 AN Dr. Howard L. Friesen 1130 A St. 757-2250 AN Full Care Medical Group 3903 Lone Tree Way 755-1255 AN Dr. Ravinder N. Gupta 3741 Sunset Lane 778-2310 BW John Muir Medical Group Family Practice Dr. Olawunmi Beckley Dr. Scott Bledsoe Dr. Surinder Kohal Dr. Hugh V. Maiocco Dr. Theresa Manaloto Dr. Spencer Martin Dr. Marie McGlynn

Dr. Thuthuy Phamie A. Dr. John Tarrar 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 BW Dr. Derek E. Johnson 1120 Second St. 513-2483 BW Dr. Abe Kaplan 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3513 AN Dr. Hamid Khonsari Full Care Medical Group 3903 Lone Tree Way 755-1255 AN Dr. Andrew Ness 3807 Lone Tree Way 757-3130 OK Dr. Laavanya Raju 2565 Main St. 679-3284 AN Dr. Richard N. Slarve 4053 Lone Tree Way 754-4343 AN Sutter East Bay Foundation (Formerly Sutter Delta Medical Group) 4053 Lone Tree Way 756-3400 AN Sutter Medical Group Sutter Delta 4053 Lone Tree Way 513-2483 AN Dr. Clark E. Williams 3741 Sunset Lane 778-2999

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AN Dr. Leland L. Yee 3012 Lone Tree Way 778-7722 BW Dr. Wilson Yuen 1155 Second St. 516-8793

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AN Dr. Aamir A. Faruqui 3727 Sunset Lane 755-3727 AN Dr. Ravinder N. Gupta 3741 Sunset Lane 778-2310 BW Dr. Spencer Martin 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 MC Dr. Hsien-Wen Hsu Springhill Medical Group 3720 Sunset Lane, Antioch 779-9601 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood 634-0425 BW Dr. Michael D. Kassels 2400 Balfour Road 513-9177 BW Dr. Celso Taborga 350 John Muir Parkway 634-8762 BW Trehan, Dr. Yogesh MD 100 Cortona Way 516-4488

MENTAL HEALTH BW Diablo Behavioral Healthcare 234 Oak St. 634-1600 BW John Muir Behavioral Health Outpatient Services (PHP)

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2400 Balfour Road 308-8180 AN Dr. Ronald Leon 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 778-1444 AN Dr. Carlos M. Zapata 3725 Lone Tree Way 777-0720

OB/GYN BW Dr. Michelle Bergman 1120 Second St. 513-2483 AN Dr. Sharon De Edwards 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 754-9961 BW Dr. Yaron Friedman 2400 Balfour Road 301-9875 BW Dr. Nadine Hanna 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 BW Dr. L. Sandy Hughes 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 BW Dr. Gerald F. Katz 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 BW Muir OB/GYN Medical Group 350 John Muir Parkway 933-4747

BW Dr. J. Thomas Pinckard 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 AN Dr. Debra L. Stewart 3700 Sunset Lane 755-7300 AN Sutter Delta Medical Group 4053 Lone Tree Way 756-3400 AN Dr. Scott J. Wada Sutter Delta Medical Group 4053 Lone Tree Way 756-3400 AN Dr. Kyla Ai-Lan Yee 4053 Lone Tree Way 756-3400 AN Youngs OB & GYN Clinic 3724 Lone Tree Way 778-0700 AN Dr. Daniel Zimmerman 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-8070

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE BW Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine 2400 Balfour Road 626-3801 OPTOMETRY/ OPHTHALMOLOGY BW Brentwood Eye Care Optometry Group Dr. Christina Atkinson Dr. Matthew Bronge Dr. Joyce Roberts Dr. Casey Wegenke 350 John Muir Parkway 634-6101 AN Bay Area Retina Dr. Subhransu Ray Dr. Stewart Daniels Dr. Tuow Ting 2219 Buchanan Road 522-8850 MC California Eye Clinic Dr. Robert Grosserode Dr. Ivan Hwang 3747 Sunset Lane, Antioch 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., Brentwood 516-0888 AN Dr. Suraj Cherry 3505 Lone Tree Way 778-4555 BW Delta Vista Optometry Associates Dr. Carol A. Buchanan Dr. Robert Cheung Dr. Jeanette Hochstatter Dr. Shea Patrick 8440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-0303 AN Diablo Valley Optometry Group Dr. Peter Visendi

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3700 Sunset Lane 757-0450 DB Discovery Eye Care Optometry 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd. 516-0202 BW Eye Care Galleria Optometry 2300 Sand Creek Road 240-8520 AN Eye to Eye Optometry Group Dr. Stephanie Kirschbaum Dr. Eileen Linder 4051 Lone Tree Way 757-7676 AN Family Optometric Vision Care 5163 Lone Tree Way 757-5560 AN Dr. Steven Harrison 3747 Sunset Lane, Antioch 754-2300 AN Dr. David Huff 3747 Sunset Lane 754-2300 AN Dr. Selin Khayatan 3700 Sunset Lane 757-0450 AN Dr. Joanne Mallia Lee 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6707 AN Dr. Garret Louie 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6707 BW Lens Crafters Streets of Brentwood 2565 Sand Creek Road 392-0622 AN Lone Tree Vision Care 5113 Lone Tree Way 778-1505 AN Dr. Pamela Puccinelli 3436 Hillcrest Ave. 778-5688 AN Sears Optical 2600 Sommersville Road 706-1971 MC Vision Optix Optometry Dr. Winson Ong 5113 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 778-1505 4550 Balfour Road, Brentwood 513-0323 AN Walmart Vision Center 4893 Lone Tree Way 978-0615

ORTHOPEDIC AN Dr. H. Michael Jaffin 3720 Sunset Lane 706-7788 BW Muir Orthopedic Specialists 350 John Muir Parkway 516-8443 2010


PAIN MANAGEMENT AN Dr. Robert Cluff 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-1768 AN Integrated Pain Management Med. Group 3725 Lone Tree Way 238-0020 PEDIATRICS BW Dr. Kishor Avasarata 1181 Central Blvd. 888-530-3034 BW Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd. 240-7337 AN Contra Costa Pediatrics Dr. Michelle E. Jones 5173 Lone Tree Way 755-8500 MC Dr. Lourdes A. De La Cruz Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (formerly Sutter Delta Medical Foundation) 4053 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 754-4545 1120 Second St., Brentwood 513-2483 BW Diablo Behavorial Healthcare 234 Oak St. 634-1600 MC Diablo Valley Pediatric Medical Group Dr. James Evans Dr. Lance R. Gershen Dr. Eugene Lipson Dr. Jessica Quan Dr. Ryan Tracy Dr. Jenny Q. Wu Dr. Lucia Yang 3737 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., Brentwood 516-6888 BW Dr. Jaime Garcia 1191 Central Blvd. 240-7337 BW John Muir Medical Group Pediatrics Dr. Tracy Goldman Dr. Lorna T. Paz 2010

Dr. Lisa Rood 2400 Balfour Road 308-8113 BW Dr. Greg Kurio Dr. Ziad Saba 1181 Central Blvd. 888-530-3034 AN Dr. Abbas Mahdavi 3903 Lone Tree Way 754-7200 BW Dr. Andrea Rudominer 1200 Central Blvd. 516-6888 PHYSICAL MEDICINE/ PHYSICAL THERAPY AN Antioch Physical Therapy Center 4041 Lone Tree Way 754-6262 BW Brentwood Physical Therapy 3901 Walnut Blvd. 516-1949 AN Cornerstone Physical Rehabilitation 2711 Lone Tree Way 778-7777 BW Diablo Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 2221 Balfour Road 516-8730 BW John Muir Outpatient Rehabilitation Service 2400 Balfour Road 308-8160 AN Kabat & Associates Physical Therapy 5161 Lone Tree Way 522-8000 BW More Physical Therapy Inc. 120 Guthrie Lane 513-4150 BW Muir Orthopedic Specialists 350 John Muir Parkway 516-8443 AN Sutter Delta Medical Center Physical Therapy 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-7234

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BW Dr. Santi Rao 2400 Balfour Road 691-1700 AN Dr. Sumner S. Seibert 3903 Lone Tree Way 754-5254 AN Dr. Ananth Shenoy 3903 Lone Tree Way 778-1400

BW Dr. James Greer Brentwood Podiatry 350 John Muir Parkway 516-1551 AN Dr. Dennis M. Osborne 1205 A. St. 778-1800 BW Dr. John Scivall 2400 Balfour Road 937-2860

Urology BW Dr. Jonathan Chin 350 John Muir Parkway 779-9097 BW Dr. Kenneth Hsiao and Dr. John Roberts 2400 Balfour Road 935-0627 BW Dr. Sabri Sen 350 John Muir Parkway 756-3400

Plastic Surgery BW Dr. K. Cary Canoun 2400 Balfour Road 324-7404 PODIATRY BW Bay Area Foot & Ankle Associates 2400 Balfour Road 937-2860 AN Dr. James R. Boccio 3700 Sunset Lane 778-2977 BW Brentwood Foot & Ankle Clinic Dr. Nathan Randall 71 Sand Creek Road 634-1009 The Magazine of East County

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Fitness

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ast County folk in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle can take advantage of a wide array of facilities that offer everything from basic workout sessions to one-on-one training. The area’s fitness clubs feature old-school cardio, chi ball, yoga, power cycle, free weights and cardio workout stations, all facilitated by state-of-the-art equipment. Considering the wealth of hiking, biking and running trails in the area, it’s no wonder fitness fanatics gravitate to these havens of health habits to prepare for the next challenge. BW Anytime Fitness 7750 Brentwood Blvd. 513-7001

BW Curves 3130 Balfour Road 240-8065

BW Get Fit Pilates 1890 Connor Way 584-8888

BW The Little Gym 3850 Balfour Road 634-0034

BW Black Diamond Kids Center 2015 Elkins Way 516-6619

OK Delta Family YMCA 1250 O’Hara Ave. 625-9333 www.mdrymca.org

AN In-Shape Sports 4099 Lone Tree Way 695-4259

AN Trucks Training 3658 Lone Tree Way 756-7321

BW Body by Santi 4525 O’Hara Ave. 325-2632

AN Delta Park Athletic Club 1300 Verne Roberts Circle 778-7070

BW In-Shape City 180 Griffith Lane 513-8700

AN 24 Hour Fitness 2632 Somersville Road 753-1553

MC Body Works Personal Training (by appointment) 864-9205

BW Delta Valley Athletic Club (formerly Club One) 120 Guthrie Lane 755-9111

OK Lifestyle Fitness Center 5351 Neroly Road 978-2225

AN Xtreme Fitness 207 E. 18th St. 779-9503

BW Brentwood Yoga Center 8650 Brentwood Blvd. 240-6864

OK Diamond Hills Sports Club & Spa 1510 Neroly Road 420-4575

AN Curves 3132 Contra Loma Blvd. 777-9787

DB Discovery Bay Athletic Club 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-3528

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BW MS Fit Personal Training Studios 55 Broderick Drive 325-2339 AN Solar Swim & Gym 111 W. 15th St. 757-7412

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fter attending to duties at the office and with family and friends, you deserve some pampering. And East County salons and spas are ready for you. From all-day packages that include romantic dinners to brief visits for melt-away massages; from high-tech micro-derm abrasion facials to good old- fashioned manicures, East County offers an abundance of sanctuaries to the senses where you can unwind and get rejuvenated. AN A Cut Above 3021 Delta Fair Blvd. 757-9935 BW About Hair Etc. 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2587 AN Accents Hair & Nail Designs 2360 Buchanan Road 754-8660 BI Alice’s Hair Salon 3601 Gateway Road 684-9322 BW Angel Nails 5611 Lone Tree Way 308-7612 AN Angel’s Hair Salon 10 Water Way 978-0358 AN Anita Saunders 2740 W. Tregallas Road 753-4041 BW Athenas Hair Studio 642 First St. 240-1859

AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 86 Welcome!

AN Aziza’s Beauty Salon 45 E. 18th St. 755-8486 AN Beauty By K 2503 San Jose Drive 978-2141 AN Beauty Source Tanning 1625 A St. 778-1615 AN Bella Fortuna Salon & Spa 5865 Lone Tree Way 754-4000 BW Betty’s Beauty Parlour 221 Oak St. 634-4549 AN Blessed Hands 11 W. 20th St. 978-5467 MC Body Works Massage Therapy (by appointment) 864-9205 BW Brentwood Massage (at In-Shape City) 180 Griffith Road Melissa Kirk, 848-5166 www.brentwoodmassage.com BW Brentwood Skin Care & Health Experience 161 Chestnut St. 634-3223 BW Carol Carey Day Spa & Salon 9040 Brentwood Blvd. 513-1950 AN Carolyn’s Hair Salon & Beauty Supply

1844 A St. 778-2611 OK Center Barber Shop 3100 Main St. 625-1241 OK Charisma Salon 3807 Main St. 679-8735 OK Chayo’s Beauty Salon 3569 Main St. 679-8369 BW Christine’s Nails 818 First St. 759-8550 AN Cindy Nails 3409 Deer Valley Road 706-7245 OK City Nails 2025 Main St. 625-7439 BW Classy Cottage 818 First St. 513-3211 MC Color Nails and Spa 5819 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-7085 3101 Balfour Road 513-7383 AN Creative Cuts 2313 Buchanan Road 778-0866 AN Custom Hair Design Cheryl 2742 W. Tregallas Road 756-7993 OK DK Salon 1625 Main St. 679-9089

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AN Dacia’s Salon 7 E. 19th St. 755-7880 AN Delta Barber Shop 1631 A St. 754-0458 BW Delta Barber Shop 637 First St. 634-4006 AN Dennis’ Barber Shop 203 Rossi Ave. 753-0889 OK Designer Cuts 2065 Main St. 625-5669 BW Diana Nails 2430 Sand Creek Road 240-6667 BY Discovery Nails 14870 Highway 4 634-6106 AN Elegant Lady Salon of Beauty 415 W. Third St. 779-1734 BW Elements Beauty Lounge 316 Oak St. 420-5901 DB Elements Salon 14850 Highway 4 634-3518 AN Dolce Vita Salon & Spa 2503 San Jose Drive 754-5590 AN En Vogue Hair & Nail Designs 214 G St. 706-7350 2010


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AN Laser Advantage of East County 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-4771 OK Latina Styles & Beauty Supply 3100 Main St. 679-9794 AN Latinos Hair Salon 611 E. 18th St. 753-1663

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BW HiTech Pro Nails 6730 Lone Tree Way 513-0544 BW HiTech Nails N Spa 3130 Balfour Road 513-3255 BW Holy Hair 729 First St. 634-8267 AN Images Of 3 Hair Salon 709 A St. 776-4149 AN Instyle Cuts 2657 Somersville Road 778-0309 BI Island Cuts 6323 Bethel Island Road 684-3530 AN Jade Pozo, Salon Teazz 606 W. Second St. 726-9311 BW Jose’s Barber Shop 637 First St. 513-7355 AN K&R Nails 1864 A St. 706-8448 AN Kim Nails 1076 Sycamore Drive 754-1988 AN Kim’s Hair & Nail Design 2550 Somersville Road 978-1878 BW La Nina Nails 640 Harvest Park Drive 634-4424 BY La Playa Tanning 5901 Marina Road 516-7866 AN Lane Delise 4635 Fallon Court 776-7528

AN Le Nails 3918 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-5737 BW Le Nails 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4563 AN Lee’s Nails 3918 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-9316 AN Lily’s Nails 4478 Lone Tree Way 756-7732 AN Lito’s Barber Shop 11 W. Sixth St. 776-4458 BW Lollipop Haircut Shop 6271 Lone Tree Way 240-1337 AN Lone Tree Nails 4815 Lone Tree Way 753-0690 AN Lucky Nails 4371 Hillcrest Ave. 778-6690 AN Lucretia Amendola 1633 A St. 777-1778 BW Lucy’s Nail Salon 4530 Balfour Road 240-0026

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AN Everything For You 414 W. Second St. 706-7031 AN Executive Cuts 9 W. 20th St. 777-9347 AN 4 Season Nails 1523 A St. 706-7832 AN Get To Know Your Hair 508 W. Third St. 757-8244 AN Great Clips For Hair 5887 Lone Tree Way 778-1623 BW Great Clips For Hair 4431 Balfour Road 240-9115 OK Great Clips For Hair 2589 Main St. 679-0279 BW Hair and Make-Up Studio 60 Eagle Rock Way 418-4146 BW Hair By Diane 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9816 AN Hair By Hutch 606 W. Second St. 754-3001 BW Hair Encounter 355 Oak St. 516-6994 AN Hair Gallery 3670 Lone Tree Way 754-5212 AN Hair Liberation 320 E. 18th St. 754-3020 AN Hair & Nails 1508 A St. 778-1833 AN Haircut Headquarters 2725 Hillcrest Ave. 706-2887 BW Haircut Place 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 308-7527 AN Hairlines 3170 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-5599 AN HairMasters 5779 Lone Tree Way 757-5930 BW Hairmasters 3120 Balfour Road 240-7548 AN Heavenly Hair By Qwivander 1900 A St. 706-2131 AN High Maintenance Salon 2814 Lone Tree Way 778-8835

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Salons & Spas BW Lupita’s Salon 6627 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9663 BW Making Changes Salon 71 Sand Creek Road 513-3157 AN Martin’s Hair Salon 714 W. 10th St. 757-5004 OK Mary’s Hair Salon 3513 Main St. 679-1260 BW Massage Envy 2465 Sand Creek Road 516-1818 AN Metcalf, Maureen 414 W. Second St. 754-6733 AN Michele’s Beauty Salon 2740 W. Tregallas Road 757-5775 AN Miracle Nails 2962 Delta Fair Blvd. 776-5186 AN My Beauty Salon 3130 Contra Loma Blvd. 777-1304 AN Nails 2001 2311 Buchanan Road 779-1668 AN Nails By Jimmy 5887 Lone Tree Way 778-1147 BW Nails by Letty 7730 Brentwood Blvd. 818-3928 OK Nail Tech II 3100 Main St. 679-8982 88 Welcome!

BW Natural Nails 380 W. Country Club Drive 240-6999 BW Nikki Nails & Spa 2200 Sand Creek Road 240-1195 OK Oakley Super Beauty Store & Spa 2069 Main St. 679-0430 BW Oasis, The Ultimate Day Spa Salon & Wellness Center 640 Harvest Park Drive 240-6274 AN ONYX Hair Design 415 W. Third St. 234-6644 AN Personal Progressions Hair & Nail Salon 414 W. Second St. 754-3322 AN Planet Tan 3428 Deer Valley Road 753-4000 AN Planet Tan 2669 Somersville Road 755-2500 BW Planet Beach Tanning Contempo & Spa 4530 Balfour Road 634-9826 BW Planet Tan 2430 Sand Creek Road 634-9000 DB Planet Tan 14850F Highway 4 513-7000

BW Posh Salon 8610 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9996 BW Pro Haircuts 4530 Balfour Road 513-7984 BW Pro Hair Salon 50 Sand Creek Road 626-3819 AN Quail Lodge Beauty Salon 4850 Deer Valley Road 778-5592 AN Regal Nails in Walmart 4893 Lone Tree Way 754-6928 AN Regis Salon County East Mall 778-8889 AN Rivertown Nails 620 W. Second St. 706-2240 AN Roila 2742 W. Tregallas Road 754-9600 BW Rosie’s Hair Salon 3940 Walnut Ave. 513-7893 BW Royal Nail Spa 2415 Empire Ave. 240-5886 BW Rubia Salon 2440 Sand Creek Road 240-7777 AN Salon 109 109 G St. 778-0846 AN Salon Teazz 606 W. Second St. 754-3001

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BW Salon Vitor 6560 Lone Tree Way 240-0161 AN Serenity Salon & Spa 2331 Buchanan Road 779-1130 BW Shiny Nails 1135 Second St. 634-5454 AN Situations 510 W. Second St. 777-9957 AN Slick’s Barber Shop 727 W. 10th St. 778-1230 BW Studio 213 3850 Balfour Road Sue Berumen, 353-0883 Lisa Mora, 550-0891 AN Stunners N Smashers Spalon 5035 Lone Tree Way 777-3300 AN Supercuts 4468 Lone Tree Way 778-4269 BW Supercuts 2420 Sand Creek Road 240-8560 BW Supercuts 1185 Second St. 634-0344 DB Supercuts 14870 Highway 4 516-6335 BW Sylvia’s Beauty Salon 614 First St. 634-6299 BW Tangles Salon 7730 Brentwood Blvd. 240-0333 AN Tanners Paradise 3624 Lone Tree Way 776-7744 5887 Lone Tree Way 755-8554 That’s A Wrap 634-4668 AN The Barber Shop 1528 A St. 778-3312 BW The Barber Shop 150 Chestnut St. 513-6049 BW The Bodi Shop 9030 Brentwood Blvd. 354-2914 BW The Electrolysis Studio 818 First St. 522-9470 BW The Suites 3850 Balfour Road Tisha Johnston, 628-0375 2010


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DB Tipz N Toez Nail Salon 1555 Riverlake Road 240-6662 BW Today’s Cuts 7351 Brentwood Blvd. 634-7811 BW Top Cuts Plus 1145 Second St. 516-2956 BW Top Nails 50 Sand Creek Road 308-7067 BW Tres Jolie Total Image Salon 236 Oak St. 513-0121 BW Trio’s Salon 2200 Sand Creek Road 634-1407 AN Tu Imagen Hair Salon 2934 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-8127 BW Tutta Bella 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 513-9494 AN Ultimate Hair Salon 2013 C St. 757-1248 AN Uptown Designs Hair & Nails Salon 1000 Fitzuren Road 777-0531 AN Vanna Nails 1639 A St. 706-1644 OK Veronica’s Barber Shop 2170 Main St. 625-0717 BW Vibe Salon 390 W. Country Club Drive 240-9900 OK Vicky’s Nails 2583 Main St. 625-4860 AN Visions 622 W. Second St. 754-1464 AN VK Nails 2513 San Jose Drive 779-1819 AN Whisper’s Hair Salon 405 W. 10th St. 754-5573 AN Wild Orchids the Salon 1328 Sunset Drive 756-0666 AN Yoshi’s Electrology 1104 Buchanan Road 754-7764

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Real Estate

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ast County continues to be one of the Bay Area’s most popular places to put down roots. Despite hard times in all sectors of the economy, especially the housing industry, the real estate professionals you see on the following pages are in the thick of the current recovery, providing buyers and sellers with technical skill and local knowledge.

AN Adler Real Estate Co. 712 W. First St. 779-9600 Alain Pinel Realtors DB 1540 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-1111 BW 813 First St. 634-1116 BW All Phase Brokers 2795 Vancouver Court 516-3333 AN Altera Signature Properties 4849 Lone Tree Way 776-1100 OK Assist 2 Sell 625-4663 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 90 Welcome!

BI Bethel Island Realty 6357 Bethel Island Road 684-2289 Better Homes Realty AN 3413 Deer Valley Road 779-0600 AN 3000 Delta Fair Blvd. 779-0700 AN 1500 A St. 706-9100 BW 2200 Sand Creek Road 634-8811 AN Bob Blanchard Realtors 816 Roanwood Court 706-1790 AN Blue Line Real Estate 1104 Buchanan Road 754-9200 BW Blue Sky Realty 2420 Sand Creek Road 240-7474 AN Bob Gunson Real Estate 320 E. 18th St. 778-6000

BI Boyd Real Estate Inc. 6170 Bethel Island Road 684-2000 BW Broderick Real Estate Investments 7985 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3508 DB California Commercial Corp. P.O. Box 1851 634-8380 BW Century 21 East County Realty 3150 Balfour Road 516-3505 Coldwell Banker Amaral & Associates BW 8290 Brentwood Blvd. 634-0600 DB 14810 Highway 4 634-0400 OK 3775 Main St. 439-7400 625-5000 OK Commercial Real Estate 3775 Main St. 625-5004

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AN Coon & McCreary Realtors 3711 Lone Tree Way 754-7400 AN Mary Lou Cox, Realtor 18 Terranova Drive 757-7628 AN Creative Real Estate Concepts 5159 Lone Tree Way 783-1744 BI Cypress Lakes Realty 6080 Bethel Island Road 684-9002 AN Delta Association of Realtors 3428 Hillcrest Ave. 757-8283 OK Delta Diablo Property Management 3775 Main St. 625-7975 BI Delta Island Real Estate P.O. Box 2125 684-2216

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Real Estate

BW Delta Ranches and Homes 1300 Central Blvd. 516-3240 AN Delta Square Associates 3616 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-2968 BW Dukellis Real Estate 3859 Walnut Blvd. 516-7463 AN East County Brokers 3711 Sunset Lane 754-6000 AN Ralph Garrow Real Estate 1312 A St. 757-3770 BW Golden Jewel Homes 584-0235 AN Bob Gunson Real Estate 320 E. 18th St. 778-6000 AN Rella Halcro RE/MAX Associates 4849 Lone Tree Way 998-9017 BW Hallmark Realty 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2033 AN Robert Heaton Real Estate 1219 A St. 757-7700 BW Help-U-Sell Real Estate 634-7653

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BW Heidi Hurst, Realtor 8340 Brentwood Blvd. 240-5559 BW Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd. 516-5791 BW Independent Real Estate Brokers 761 Second St. 513-1997 DB Infinity Properties 1501 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-1958 AN Intero Real Estate 5541 Lone Tree Way 516-9090 AN Keller Williams Premier Properties 4041 Lone Tree Way 315-8700

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BW Keller Williams Realty East County 191 Sand Creek Road 634-0033 AN Lone Tree Real Estate 2810 Lone Tree Way 778-3663 AN LSM Realty 755-1576 BW M&H Realty Team 100 Cortona Way 634-0079 OK Main Street Realty 3659 Main St. 679-8367 BY Mann & Associates Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants 4815 Discovery Point 513-3231 Marples & Associates BW 8340 Brentwood Blvd. 634-8040 DB 2453 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-2224 MC Krista Mashore, Realtor 325-4663 www.kristavitale.com AN Douglas A. McPherson Enterprises, Inc. 2213 Buchanan Road 754-1230 BW Moreno Work Group 1210 Central Blvd. 240-8077 OK Morningstar Properties 3373 Main St. 679-2100 AN NorthCal Properties 757-7709 AN Pam Olsen, Realtor Better Homes Realty 3413 Deer Valley Road 978-4000 BW Preferred Real Estate Group 1120 Second St. 240-8077 BW Prudential California Realty 2510 Sand Creek Road 679-3200 AN Real Estate Specialists 609-9309 2010


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AN Security Pacific Real Estate Services 4615 Golf Course Road 522-2400 AN Select Realty 1500 A St. 706-9000 BW Sharp Realty 320 Fairview Ave. 240-6683 BW Summerwood Properties 516-1507 BW Mary Tofanelli Home One Mortgage 8440 Brentwood Blvd. 699-7275 BW Tosh & Associates Appraisals 4505 O’Hara Ave. 634-7514 AN Windermere Signature Collection 5087 Lone Tree Way 778-9445 BW Windermere Ellsworth & Associates 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 513-2605

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Realty World BY Delta Country Real Estate 13530 Byron Highway 634-1928 BW Pigati and Russell Realtors 6670 Lone Tree Way 513-4004 AN Realty World of the Bay 2715 Lone Tree Way 757-7200 AN RE/MAX Associates 2830 Lone Tree Way 757-8080 BW Ridgewater Real Estate Services 9000 Brentwood Blvd. 516-7073 AN Rivercity Properties 100 E. 18th St. 754-4900 AN River’s Edge Real Estate 754-2749 BW Roundup Realty 4550 Balfour Road 513-0777 BW RSO Property Management 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2033

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ometimes it’s nice – or necessary – to deal with a landlord and not a bank. Those looking to make East County their home, without the obligations of home ownership, can choose from a wide range of apartment complexes. The area also offers affordable-rental housing, plus assisted-living facilities for seniors.

ANTIOCH Bay View Apartments 137 Wilbur Ave. 778-1557 Bella Rose Apartments 4900 Canada Valley Road 754-2900 BuchanGardens Apartments 1600 Buchanan Road 753-0400 Casa Blanca Apartments 1000 Claudia Court 754-7671 Casa Bonita 1017 H St. 978-1017 Casa del Rio Senior Housing* 615 W. Seventh St. 777-0235 Crestview Pines 1600 Aster Drive 754-1161 Cross Pointe 5100 Vista Grande Drive 755-4141

Hudson Townhouse Manor 3421 Hudson Court 757-0110

Villa Medanos 2811 Cadiz Lane 754-1808

Lakeshore Apartments 600 Wilbur Ave. 779-0601

Village at Park View 2800 Gentrytown Drive 754-1910

Marina Creek Apartments 616 O St. 757-6659

Village West Apartments 1461 Aster Drive 757-1386

Mira Vista Hills 2201 San Jose Drive 779-9999 Oakwood Village Apartments 2201 Sycamore Drive 754-9077

West River Town Apartments 811 W. Fourth St. 777-1605 Windsor Court Apartments 2300 Sycamore Drive 778-5838

Parkside Brentwood 200 Village Drive 634-9508 Sycamore Place Senior Housing* 1100 Sycamore Court 634-6200 Towne Centre Commons 1275 Central Blvd. 513-1110 Villa Amador Apartments 2101 Sand Creek Road 516-0260

Riverbank Apartments 33 E. Seventh St. 706-1930

BRENTWOOD Arbor Ridge Apartments 2400 Shady Willow Lane 240-8448

Riverstone Apartments 2200 Sycamore Drive 754-4488

Arteaga’s Redwood Apartments 7940 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4091

Somerset Apartments 3185 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-7299

Brentwood Park and Garden Apartments 180 Sycamore Ave. 516-0570

Golden Oak Manor 5000 Kelsey Lane 625-5223

Brentwood Seniors Commons 750 Larkspur Lane 240-9560

Silver Oak Apartments 4991 Gardenia Ave. 625-6040

Delta Pines Apartments 2301 Sycamore Drive 776-5379

Summerwood Apartments 3101 Buchanan Road 754-5455

Delta View Apartments 3915 Delta Fair Blvd. 757-9212

Terrace Glen Apartments 107 W. 20th St. 777-9657

Garden Court Apartments 420 Grangnelli Ave. 754-5454

Tiffany Apartments 2405 L St. 754-8037

Eskaton Lodge* 450 John Muir Parkway 516-8006

Hillcrest View Apartments 3001 Kodiak St. 754-3733

Twin Creek Apartments 1111 James Donlon Blvd. 778-5300

Green Valley Apartments 8510 Brentwood Blvd. 634-8558

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ast County is blissfully less congested than areas on the far side of “the hill” – for now. But with population growth comes the challenge to help that population get where it’s going expeditiously, and East County’s transportation infrastructure is likewise on the move. Tri Delta Transit continues to provide outstanding bus service; the recently completed Highway 4 Bypass is cutting commute time by significant degrees; the Vasco Road Safety Improvements Project has made that gauntlet less hazardous to run; Highway 4 through Antioch will undergo widening in the next few years; and an eBART line is planned to run from the Bay Point BART to Antioch’s Hillcrest Avenue. BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT BART provides train service from Bay Point to Millbrae, Fremont to Richmond, San Francisco airport to Dublin, and points between. Trains run weekdays from 4 a.m. to midnight; Saturdays from 6 a.m. to midnight; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to midnight. For information, call 676-2278.

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scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Call 754-1080 before 11:30 a.m. for more information. TRI DELTA TRANSIT Tri Delta routes serve Brentwood, Antioch, Discovery Bay and Byron, and provide direct access to area attractions and services. Tri Delta also offers routes from Brentwood to Antioch, Pittsburg, Bay Point and Oakley, including BART Park and Ride lots in Antioch and Brentwood and the Bay Point BART station. Dedicated express buses serve major employers in Alameda County, and Tri Delta’s 49er shuttle service makes traveling to football games fun. For eligible senior citizens and disabled citizens, Paratransit offers door-to-door transportation in East County. Administration: 754-6622

Route Info: 754-4040 Dial-A-Ride: 754-3060

TAXI CABS A-1 Express Shuttle: 676-0565 All-Cities Yellow Cab: 240-5777 or 240-0140 Antioch Express Cab: 755-1300 Livery Cab: 755-4100 National Cab: 522-0222 United Taxi: 427-9600 Yellow Cab: 825-9292 Yellow Metro Cab: 777-9292

TRAIN Antioch Amtrak Station I Street: 800-USA-RAIL

AIRPORTS Buchanan Field: 646-5722 Administration Office 550 Sally Ride Drive, Concord Viewing Plaza:

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Carol Jensen of the John Marsh Historic Trust emcees a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the 12½-mile Highway 4 Bypass as the John Marsh Heritage Highway in honor of Contra Costa County’s first settler.

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e’s credited with helping to inspire the westward expansion of the United States, sending glowing letters to friends and newspapers back east extolling California’s virtues. The first pioneer to settle in Contra Costa County, his marvelous stone mansion would become a destination for many intrepid travelers. The man was Dr. John Marsh, and in 2009, just yards from the Rancho Meganos homestead he shared with Native Americans, the newest roadway bringing travelers to the area was given his name. Historians, park rangers, re-enactors, politicians and history buffs came together on the shoulder of the Highway 4 Bypass to cut the ribbon on a sign

bearing the road’s new name: the John Marsh Heritage Highway. The event helped commemorate Marsh’s 210th birthday. “This dedication is a great thing,” said Gene Metz, president of the John Marsh Historic Trust that is coordinating the rehabilitation of Marsh’s stone house. “It took us a long time.” The mansion will be the centerpiece

of the newest and largest state historical park, a yet-to-be-named 3,900-acre parcel surrounding the mansion and encompassing the site of ancient Native American burial grounds and habitat. The official ribbon-snip was performed by Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, who with District V County Supervisor Mary Piepho and the State Route 4 Bypass

Opposite page: John Marsh and the historic Stone House. – Photos courtesy of East Contra Costa Historical Society

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a longtime far East County historian and community advocate. It was during a fundraiser for the house’s stabilization that Gromm became the last person to sleep in the mansion, curled up with one of Marsh’s original 1850 shotguns to protect displays left out during the two days of the event. “Brentwood,” Gromm said in accepting a commemorative plaque, “you have a jewel in your back yard.” To learn more about the effort to first stabilize and then restore the Marsh house, visit www.johnmarshhouse.com.

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hey give us comfort and unconditional love, and we want them to enjoy long and happy lives. Ask any animal lover: the health care needs of the household aren’t complete until our beloved pets are cared for, too. East County offers an array of services for pets, ranging from emergency hospitals and mobile veterinarians to pet-sitting services – plus a veterinary operation devoted entirely to our feathered friends. VETERINARIANS AN Abbey Vet Hospital 405 E. 18th St. 778-1984 AN Animal Hospital 2204 A St. 754-6700 AN Antioch Veterinary Clinic 3664 Lone Tree Way 757-4814 AN Antioch Veterinary Hospital 1432 W. 10th St. 757-2233

AN Banfield Pet Hospital 5879 Lone Tree Way 756-6981

KN Delta Mobile Veterinarian Service 625-8809

BW Brentwood Family Pet Care 4421 Balfour Road 240-7387 BW Brentwood Veterinary Hospital 4519 O’Hara Ave. 634-1177

DB Discovery Bay Veterinary Clinic 1540 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-0759 AN East Bay Veterinary Emergency 1312 Sunset Drive 754-5001

AN Companion Pet Hospital 4365 Hillcrest Ave. 757-2287 OK Cypress Veterinary Hospital 2037 Main St. 625-5330

AN East Hills Veterinary Hospital 2325 Buchanan Road 754-7960

OK Medical Center for Birds 3805 Main St. 625-1878 OK Oakley Veterinary Medical Center 4526 Main St. 625-3722

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pEt boarding BW Brentwood Pet Resort & Salon 600 Concord Ave. 634-7378 BW Pets Frolic Inn 4071 Orwood Road 634-4431 KN Pampered Pets Doggie Day Care & Boarding 2405 Sunset Road 628-3824 KN Stone’s K9 Boarding Facility 1275 Delta Road 679-1081

PET GROOMING & TRAINING BW Aussie Pet Mobile 800-738-6624 or 516-3700

BW Doggie Depot 1300 Central Blvd. 516-7224 BW The Grooming Lounge & More 7720 Brentwood Blvd. 240-0676 OK Hairy Hounds 3807 Main St. 679-0308

BW Petco 5481 Lone Tree Way 308-7307

PET SITTING BW All 4 Paws Pet Sitting Service 516-2923 BW All God’s Creatures 240-1770 DB The Animal Nannies 513-2757

AN Antioch Animal Services 300 L St. 779-6989 AN Friends of Animal Services 431-8318 AN HALO (Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization) 473-4642 AN H.A.R.P. (Homeless Animals Response Program) 431-8546

At Your Pets Service 382-5142 AN Happy Pets 779-9858

AN Pet Food Express 3448 Deer Valley Road 978-7777 AN Pooch N Purr 1143 E. 18th St. 757-7166 AN PetSmart 5879 Lone Tree Way 755-8504

BW Jody’s Pet Sitting Service 240-0288 BW Paws-Itively Pets 516-9399 BW Tooth and Nail Pet Services 933-0746 AN Your Pets Butler Pet Sitting 755-1188

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AN Antioch Executive Inn 515 E. 18th St. 757-6100

OK Comfort Suites 5549 Bridgehead Road 755-1222

BW Hampton Inn 7605 Brentwood Blvd. 513-1299

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AN Economy Inn 520 E. 18th St. 757-5770

PB Hampton Inn & Suites 1201 California Ave. Pittsburg, 473-1300

AN Holiday Lodge Motel 1500 W. 10th St. 754-7300

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BI Mariner Cove Marina 1200 Taylor Road 684-2166

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he recent crisis in the nation’s financial sector makes us acutely aware of the need for banks, credit unions, dealers in stocks and securities, financial planners and tax preparers of the highest caliber. And East County’s financial institutions are hanging in there, providing folks out here top-notch products and service.

Banks MC Bank of America 41 E. 18th St., Antioch 682-4644 4500 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 756-0173 2519 Somersville Road, Antioch 682-4644 6261 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood 240-6440 241 Oak St., Brentwood 634-9433 2545 Main St., Oakley 625-6300 MC Bank of the West 2507 Somersville Road, Antioch 754-1845 5009 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 755-2327 4540 Balfour Road, Brentwood 634-2161 2195 Main St., Oakley 625-2211 AN Citibank West 47 E. 18th St. 757-6401

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MC ECC/Bank Division of Agriculture & Commerce 1411 A St., Antioch 281-1014 3775 Main St., Oakley 625-4990 740 First St., Brentwood 634-2111 2251 Balfour Road, Brentwood 308-7011 14804 Highway 4, Discovery Bay 634-0112 BW First Bank 6590 Lone Tree Way 240-0144 BW Fremont Bank 200 Sand Creek Road 634-6990 BW Tri Counties Bank 2400 Sand Creek Road 634-5500 AN Umpqua Bank 3700 Lone Tree Way 778-6702 MC US Bank 3636 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 777-2012 3110 Balfour Road, Brentwood

240-2030 1125 Second St., Brentwood 513-6970 14840 Highway 4 Discovery Bay 513-2110 MC Chase 4300 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 779-3100 3206 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch 754-8301 3100 Balfour Road, Brentwood 240-8426 2535 Main St., Oakley 625-9501 AN Wachovia 2601 Somersville Road, 754-4284 MC Wells Fargo Bank 1715 A St., Antioch 757-5143 3365 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 706-1403 5859 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 755-5460 1115 Second St.,

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Credit Unions AN Antioch Community Federal Credit Union 301 G St. 757-1320 AN Delta Schools Federal Credit Union 701 W. 18th St. 757-0237 5123 Lone Tree Way 757-0237 AN Dow Credit Union 4041 Lone Tree Way 331-1010 MC Metro 1 Credit Union 2721 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 800-435-4040 2077 Main St., Oakley 800-435-4040 BW Patelco Credit Union 5601 Lone Tree Way 800 358-8228 MC Travis Credit Union 5819 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 707-0573 3111 N. Balfour Road,

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Brentwood 634-9145 AN United Savings Federal Credit Union 2001 W. 10th St. 778-7283 Stocks & Securities BW Apex Securities and Asset Management 8660 Brentwood Blvd. 516-2739 AN Brennan & Wampler Financial Services 3220 Lone Tree Way 779-3180 BW Edward Jones Investments Lisa D. Ferrante 201 Sand Creek Road 516-1821 Susana Wahl 613 First St. 240-9985 DB Dennis Park Financial Advisors 5103 Cabrillo Point 634-7689 Tax Preparation AN Alves Tax Service 201 Rossi Ave. 778-0991 AN Antioch-Delta Tax Service 777-0185

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AN Avatar Tax Services 1836 Crown Peak Way 757-1716 AN BMG Income Tax and Payroll Service 5077 Lone Tree Way 754-7110 AN Victoria J. Barber Tax Preparation 2817 Lupine Court 757-2299 BI Barbara A. Bartlett 684-9498 BW Christopher A. Becnel 1120 Second St. 634-0811 AN Breezes Tax Service 3207 Madrone St. 754-7343 AN Wayne T. Buckman 3721 Sunset Lane 778-8602 AN Roger L. Bundy, CPA 3 Marina Plaza 778-1865 OK Richard D. Callister, CPA 2029 Main St. 679-1111 AN Carroll’s Tax Service 503 G St. 753-5846

AN Rudy Cortes Tax Service 320 E. 18th St. 755-9105 AN Cox Bookkeeping and Tax Service 550-6487 BW Diablo Tax Professionals 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-5549 BW Discovery Professional Services 9030 Brentwood Blvd. 634-8297 AN Dombrowski & Associates CPAs 3731 Sunset Lane 706-1040 BW Douglas & Kysh 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-1112 AN Gus’s Tax Service 2810 Lone Tree Way 779-3497 MC H&R Block 2771 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-3539 2550 Somersville Road, Antioch 706-7320 4431 Balfour Road, Brentwood 240-9319

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20 Macy Lane 679-0413 DB Provencher Tax Service EA 5560 Starboard Drive 634-5658 BW Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Rock Way 240-1242 BW Barbara Sparks Tax and Financial Services 1120 Second St. 634-8630 AN Bradley W. Sprague, CPA 4104 Jarosite Court 522-0780 AN James W. Stockton, CFP 514 W. Fourth St. 757-3834 MC Tax Care 4369 Hillcrest Ave., Antioch 755-9466 7740 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 516-1225 OK Tax Specialty Services 411 O’Hara Ave. 625-7252 BW Zeid Tax Services 351 Pine St. 634-8061

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rom the Lions and Rotary clubs, venerable institutions that cast a wide net, to niche groups such as Mothers of Preschoolers and Friends of the Marsh Creek Watershed, the East County community is renowned for its willingness to pitch in with enthusiasm when a need arises. Whether it’s the Community Chest food drive feeding the hungry over the holidays or the Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization facilitating pet adoption, a host of organizations is available to those desiring to get involved in community service.

ANTIOCH Antioch Chamber of Commerce 101 H St., 757-1800 www.antiochchamber.com Antioch Historical Society 1500 W. Fourth St., 757-1326 www.art4antioch.org Antioch Riverview Garden Club Janice Coggiola, 439-4483 Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. (except July and December). Antioch Rotary Club 778-0626, www. antiochrotaryclub.org Meets every Thursday at noon at Lone Tree Golf/Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road Antioch Women’s Club 509 G St., 757-0397 108 Welcome!

Meets the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch Lynn House Gallery 809 W. First St., 779-7018 www.art4antioch.org Center for Human Development 301 W. 10th St., 753-1004 www.chd-prevention.org Commercial Support Services 2505 W. 10th St., 755-4925 www.contracostaarc.org Delta Diablo 4-H Club Contact the 4-H office in Pleasant Hill 646-6543 Friends of Animal Services 431-8318, www. friendsofanimalservices.org Friends of the Antioch Library 501 W. 18th St. Linda Locke, 754-2161 Grannies Anonymous 757-5020

HALO (Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization) 473-4642, www.eccchalo. org Kiwanis Club of the Delta 4823 Lone Tree Way, 7578138 www.delta-antiochkiwanis.org Meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at Denny’s. Knights of Columbus Antioch 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., 757-8331 Meets the last Wednesday of the month at St. Ignatius Church. Lions Club of Antioch 210 Fulton Shipyard Road Lion George, 754-3400 Lion Chuck, 754-2818 Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Red Caboose. MOMS Club of Antioch 437-1565, www. antiochmoms.moogo.com

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Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Call for location. Rotary Club of the Delta-Antioch 4800 Golf Course Way, 584-9265 www.rotaryclubofthedelta.org Meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Lone Tree Golf/Event Center. Salvation Army 525 E 18th St., 778-0808 or 778-0303 www.thesalvationarmy.org Soroptimist International of Antioch Terrie Price, 706-8560 www.soroptimist.org Meets every Wednesday at noon at Humphrey’s. VFW Post 6435 and Auxiliary 815 Fulton Shipyard Road, 757-2010 www.vfwwebcom.org/ca/ post6435 2010


BETHEL ISLAND Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce 684-3220, www.bethelislandchamber.com Bethel Island Lions Club 684-0180 Meets the first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m. of the month at Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane. Bethel Island Women’s Club For information, call Shirley at 684-2277. BRENTWOOD American Legion Post 202 Veterans Hall, 757 First St., 634-0736 www.americanlegion202.org Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. American Legion Riders Chapter 202 Provides community service and motorcycle escorts for soldiers returning home. Veterans Hall, 757 First St. Mike Clement, 787-8087 Meets the last Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 90 634-5590, www. troop90brentwood.org Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. Brentwood 4-H Club Contact the 4-H office in Pleasant Hill 646-6543 Brentwood Chamber of Commerce 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 6343344 www.brentwoodchamber.com Brentwood Rotary www.brentwoodcarotary.org Greg Robinson, 634-1441 Meets Mondays at noon at Nines Restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive. Delta Community Services Inc. 648 Second St., 634-8275 www.delta-comm.org Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed 325-2908, www.fomcw.org Meets second Thursday of the month. Check Web site for location. John Marsh Historic Trust 459-2541, www. johnmarshhouse.com 2010

Kids Helping Kids 759-4806 e-mail laurapage@ kidzhelpingkids.org www.kidzhelpingkids.org Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at REI, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Kiwanis Club of Brentwood www.brentwoodkiwanis.org Rick Lemyre, 634-1441, ext. 111 Meets Fridays at 7:45 a.m. at Perkos Café, 1135 Second St. Knights of Columbus Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 500 Fairview Ave. Ron Lopes, 240-1667 Meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the church. Lions Club of Brentwood 513-7280, www. brentwoodlionsclub.com Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perkos Café, 1135 Second St. Marine Corps League 634-0649, www.mcl1155. org Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. Men’s Club Call 634-6658 and ask for the Men’s Club MOB Mothers of Brentwood 642-7822 www.mothersofbrentwood.com

MOMS Club of Brentwood East www. brentwoodeastmomsclub.org MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Carolann, 513-2033 mops@brentwoodnc.org Meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. at Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane. MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers 634-1415, ext. 32 Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. Soroptimist International of East Contra Costa County Barbara Guise, 634-4480 www.soroptimist.org Meets every Thursday at noon at Prevot’s, 613 First St. Soroptimist International of the Delta Lynn Gursky, 634-4913 www.soroptimist.org Meets the first Wednesday of the month at Straw Hat Pizza on Lone Tree Way. Veterans of Foreign Wars Sgt. Charles R. McCurtain Post 10789 and Auxiliary 634-4557, e-mail perkins_a@ sbc.global.net Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. Veterans Memorial Hall 757 First St. Mike, 787-8087 www.brentwoodveteranshall.org

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Byron/DISCOVERY BAY Byron/Delta Lions Club 634-5650, www. byrondeltalions.org Meets the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road. Discovery Bay of Chamber of Commerce 2465 Discovery Bay Blvd., 240-6600 www.discoverybaychamber.com Discovery Bay Lions Club 634-7454, www. discoverybaylions.com Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road. MOD Mothers of Discovery Bay Kelly Trabert, 240-7053 www.modbay.com KNIGHTSEN Knightsen 4-H Club Contact the 4-H office in Pleasant Hill 646-6543 OAKLEY Delta Diablo 4-H Club Contact the 4-H office in Pleasant Hill 646-6543 Delta Family YMCA 1250 O’Hara Ave., 6259333 www.mdrymca.org Flor Do Oakley Club 520 Second St., 625-4076 Friends of Oakley 2063 Main St. www.friendsofoakley.webs.com Knights of Columbus 625-2048 Meets the second Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 971 O’Hara Ave. Oakley Chamber of Commerce 3510 Main St., 625-1035 www.oakleychamber.com Oakley-Delta Lions Club www.oakleylions.com Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road. Order of Redmen/Pocahontas 1403 Main St., 625-9986

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s the complexity and sophistication of East County culture increases, so does its palate. There aren’t many cuisines you won’t find available around here, and the quality of restaurants – from fast food right up through fine dining – should keep you well-fueled for your high-energy East County lifestyle. We wouldn’t be surprised if Dining turns out to be the most frequented section in your guide. After all, you gotta eat, right? American and Continental AN Allstar Sports Bar & Grill 2521 San Jose Drive 778-9282 AN Al’s Giant Burger 2309 Buchanan Road 754-4080 AN Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 2737 Hillcrest Ave. 753-5950 MC Bagel Café AN 4815 Lone Tree Way 778-6978 BW 3181 Balfour Road 513-1972 AN Bases Loaded Restaurant 400 G St. 755-4487, www.bases loadedrestaurant.com AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 110 Welcome!

BI Bethel Island Golf Course Restaurant 3303 Gateway Drive 684-2775 AN Big Kahuna Sandwich Shop 1710 A St. 755-8040 AN Bistro at Lone Tree Golf Course 4800 Golf Course Road 706-4220 OK Black Bear Diner 3201 Main St. 625-3555 DB Boardwalk Grill 5879 Marina Road 513-2499 www.boardwalkgrill.net BW Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Blvd. 513-0595 BW Brentwood’s Hickory Pit 3130 Balfour Road 516-5960 AN Bridgehead Café 2415 E. 18th St. 757-4774 OK Buzz Inn 3899 Main St. 625-0234

DB Byron Inn Café 14870 Highway 4 516-7500 BY Byron Inn Restaurant 16141 Byron Highway 634-9441 BW Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St. 634-1025 AN Carrow’s Restaurant 2430 Mahogany Way 757-7565 AN Chili’s Grill & Bar 5809 Lone Tree Way 754-8880 BW Code Brew Coffee & More 2485 Sand Creek Road 513-3500 AN Country Waffles 5865 Lone Tree Way 779-0134 AN Denny’s 4823 Lone Tree Way 757-5105 2006 Somersville Road 754-1360 BW Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road 240-8958

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BW El Camino Restaurant 6611 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4011 BW Fuzio Universal Bistro 2505 Sand Creek Road 513-4184 BI GR Marshalls 6277 Bethel Island Road 684-2500 BW Gabby’s Grind 729 First St. 634-3277 AN Humphrey’s on the Delta 1 Marina Place 778-5800 AN Kelly’s Restaurant 408 O St. 757-7315 BY Lazy M Marina 5050 Clifton Court Road 634-4555 AN Lumpy’s American Diner 5891 Lone Tree Way 778-5867 www.gotlumpys.com AN Mac’s Old House 3100 E. 18th St. 757-9908

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AN Sizzler 2709 Hillcrest Ave. 522-2222 DB Sports Bar & Steak House 2477 Discovery Bay Blvd. 513-3435 MC Sticky Chicken & Ribs 8335 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 240-2153 3712 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 706-7300 BW Strings 2500 Sand Creek Road 513-6513 BW Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St. 634-5192 AN Sylvia’s Country Kitchen 2799 Lone Tree Way 778-8877 BW Tailgaters 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 513-8281

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AN Matchmaker Restaurant 913 W. 10th St. 757-8500 OK Mike’s Beef ’N’ Brew 2083 Main St. 625-0292 AN Miller’s Café 7 W. 20th St. 757-6999 AN Mimi’s Café 5705 Lone Tree Way 754-3186 AN Nature’s Bounty 211 G St. 777-0600 BW Nines Restaurant 100 Summerset Drive 516-3413 BW Orwood Resort 4451 Orwood Road 634-2550 BW Perko’s Café 1135 Second St. 516-2671 BW Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill 613 First St. 626-7461 www.prevots.com AN The Red Caboose 210 Fulton Shipyard Road 777-1921 BW Red Rhino 6670 Lone Tree Way 240-6322 AN Rick’s On Second 619 W. Second St. 757-5500 AN Riverview Lodge I Street Wharf 757-2272 AN Schooner’s Grille & Brewery 4250 Lone Tree Way 776-1800 BW Shutters Brasserie 2013 Elkins Way 516-4131 BW Silver Skillet Restaurant 8300 Brentwood Blvd. 516-1358

AN Uno Chicago Grill 4827 Lone Tree Way 522-8554 BW Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com BW Wing Stop 6471 Lone Tree Way 240-9495 Chinese BW Canton Garden 7840 Brentwood Blvd. 634-5400 BW Chef Chen Restaurant 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 634-8062 AN China City Restaurant 2757 Lone Tree Way 778-8228 BW China Villa Restaurant 8610 Brentwood Blvd. 513-8871 AN Chop Chop Restaurant 1115 E. 18th St. 978-2885

AN Double Dragon 2621 Somersville Road 753-1763 BW Dragon City 71 Sand Creek Road 513-2722 AN Empress Garden Chinese Restaurant 2303 Buchanan Road 754-3088 BW Golden Dragon Buffet 6281 Lone Tree Way 516-9858 AN Hidden Dragon 4106 Lone Tree Way 755-8898 AN Hoa Kee Noodle House 2715 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-2811 BW Lone Tree Drive-In Fine Chinese Cuisine 8383 Lone Tree Way 634-4629 AN Lucky Chen Restaurant 1721 Alhambra Drive 778-0546 AN New Oriental Buffet 2656 Somersville Road 755-2888 DB Oriental House 2453 Discovery Bay Blvd. 516-8889 MC Panda Express 5789 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 978-1738 3140 Balfour Road, Brentwood 513-6922 AN Queen Egg Roll 2896 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-1888 OK Renee’s Asian Island Restaurant 2525 Main St. 679-1888 OK Silver River Restaurant 3100 Main St. 625-9783

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Italian AN Johnny Carino’s 5799 Lone Tree Way 522-8252 AN Carpaccio Ristorante 2741 Lone Tree Way 777-3321 BW Grazie! Italian Cuisine & Martini Bar 642 First St. 634-9223 BW Melo’s Pizza and Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way 626-3773 BW Strings Restaurant 2500 Sand Creek Road 513-6513 Japanese BW Bluefin Sushi 5401 Lone Tree Way 513-8808 AN Kabuki Sushi 2719 Hillcrest Ave. 753-5945 AN Kanpai Sushi 5865D Lone Tree Way 757-2828 AN Kiku Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar 2547 San Jose Drive 777-9548

BW Mangetsu Japanese Cuisine 50 Sand Creek Road 513-2268 AN Okawa Japanese Restaurant 2327 Buchanan Road 778-1585 BW Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant 6367 Lone Tree Way 240-7808 BY Oriental Sushi 1555 Riverlake Road 634-7888 Mexican AN Agaves Mexican Restaurant 1068 Sycamore Drive 754-8366 AN Aracely’s Restaurant & Market 1903 D St. 706-9087 BW Birreria Diaz 7860 Brentwood Blvd. 634-1159 AN Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 523 W. 10th St. 754-1355 BW Chapala Mexican Restaurant 3850 Balfour Road 513-3620

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AN Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant 5005 Lone Tree Way 753-1968 www.cocina-medina.com AN El Rey Taqueria 4621 Golf Course Road 756-2222 BW El Taco Factory 6660 Lone Tree Way 513-0080 BW El Camino Restaurant 6611 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4011 BW El Gallito Drive Inn 8540 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4992 AN Fronteras Mexican Food 212 E. 18th St. 757-1283 BW Jalisco’s Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 240-6105 AN Juarez Mexican Restaurant 1806 A St. 754-5900 OK La Costa 3100 Main St. 625-1515 BW La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St. 240-5299

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AN Tao San Jin 2378 Buchanan Road 778-3888 5867 Lone Tree Way 777-1883 OK Uncle Wong Chinese Restaurant 2005 Main St. 625-0607 AN Wong’s Restaurant 3704 Lone Tree Way 754-4411 AN XYZ Chinese Fast Food 212 G St. 754-5698 Hawaiian AN Hibar Hawaiian BBQ 3436 Deer Valley Road 978-2888 BW Hibar Hawaiian BBQ 2300 Sand Creek Road 513-6096 BW L&L Hawaiian BBQ 5611 Lone Tree Way 634-5288 AN Ohana Hawaiian Barbecue 5035 Lone Tree Way 779-1818 Indian AN India 4 U 5759 Lone Tree Way 757-7475

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BW La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St. 516-2233 AN Las 3 Maria’s Restaurant 2734 W. Tregallas Road 706-8860 BI La Villa Mexican Restaurant 6111 Bethel Island Road 684-9531 AN Little Manuel’s 1509 A St. 778-4740 OK Little Manuel’s 3420 Main St. 625-5700 AN Los 3 Amigos 1123 E. 18th St. 778-8775 AN Los Caporales Taqueria 1645 A St. 755-0903 OK Los Charros Mexican Restaurant 2579 Main St. 679-8400 BW Mia’s Mexican Restaurant 71 Sand Creek Road 634-8434 BY Ortega’s Mexican Restaurant 14850 Highway 4 240-8554

AN Pueblo Nuevo Restaurant 740 W. Second St. 757-0345 BW Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill 2505 Sand Creek Road 516-9563 BW Sylvia’s Sabor Latino 313 Oak St. 250-1609 BW Taco Del Mar 3101 Balfour Road 240-6330 BY Taqueria Diaz 15031 Byron Highway 634-3399 AN Taqueria Salsa 3612 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-9281 Pizzerias MC Aladino’s Pizza 1324 Sunset Drive, Antioch 757-6363 4411 Balfour Road, Brentwood 240-6363 1555 Riverlake Road, Byron 240-6966 2587 Main St., Oakley 625-4900 AN Bella Pizza & Pasta 1828 A St. 754-8000

BI Captain Ty’s Pizza 6277 Bethel Island Road 684-2800 AN Chuck E. Cheese’s 6061 Lone Tree Way 240-8405 MC Domino’s Pizza 2333 Buchanan Road, Antioch 757-3030 1127 E. 18th St., Antioch 779-0303 8300 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 240-8555 3807 Main St., Oakley 625-5555 MC Little Caesar’s Pizza 417 E. 18th St., Antioch 778-0555 2904 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch 755-5070 3940 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood 634-1500 MC Mountain Mike’s Pizza 3612 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-3080 5005 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 755-4343 1185 Second St.,

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Brentwood 634-4040 2091 Main St., Oakley 625-0770 MC Papa Murphy’s 1145 Second St., Brentwood 516-8300 3345 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 776-7888 BW Pizza Guys 8610 Brentwood Blvd. 634-1414 AN Pizza Hut 2713 Contra Loma Blvd. 757-1010 BW Rico’s Italian Pizza 4550 Balfour Road 513-1100

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MC Round Table Pizza 4504 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 776-7777 2509 Somersville Road, Antioch 754-5747 41 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood 634-1700 2540 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood 240-8778 3070 Main St., Oakley 625-1700 AN Skipolini’s Pizza 901 Fitzuren Road 757-7770 MC Straw Hat Pizza 3001 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch 754-1520 6680 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood 634-3664 14870 Highway 4, Discovery Bay 634-3555 BW Sunny’s Pizza & Deli 50 Sand Creek Road 516-0750 BW Tavo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 5411 Lone Tree Way 516-6696 Thai BW Lone Tree Thai Cuisine 5401 Lone Tree Way 516-3343 AN Sawaddee Thai Cuisine 1884 A St. 706-8373 Vietnamese AN Hoa Kee Noodle House 2715 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-2811 BW Pho Vietnam 622 First St. 516-5654 AN Victory Restaurant 3676 Delta Fair Blvd. 757-9999 Fast Food MC Burger King 4620 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 706-2380 2440 Mahogany Way, Antioch 757-7830 3605 E. 18th St., Antioch 757-9553 1105 Second St., Brentwood 634-5739 2505 Main St., Oakley 625-0338

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MC Carl’s Jr. 4186 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 754-8288 6291 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood 308-7010 915 Main St., Oakley 778-5472 BW Designer Dogs 6630 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9906 BW IN-N-OUT Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way 800-786-1000 MC Jack In The Box 2205 A St., Antioch 757-4384 2705 Hillcrest Ave., Antioch 754-2650 4801 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 753-0406 2185 Main St., Oakley 635-5931 AN Jerry’s Hot Dogs No. 1 3005 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-4313 MC KFC 2751 Hillcrest Ave., Antioch 757-6664 2410 Mahogany Way, Antioch 754-3474 7810 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 634-4178 MC McDonald’s 3450 Deer Valley Road, Antioch 778-5725 4893 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 753-0405 4440 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 756-7689 2424 Mahogany Way, Antioch 778-2186 7455 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 634-4414 14896 Highway 4, Discovery Bay 513-4025 AN Orange Julius 2550 Somersville Road 779-0345 AN Taco Bell 3445 Deer Valley Road 754-6685 BW 360 Degree Gourmet Burrito 2010


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MC Baskin-Robbins 4538 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 754-9693 1145 Second St., Brentwood 516-0231 MC Cold Stone Creamery 5779 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 776-4440 3140 Balfour Road, Brentwood 240-8879 AN Dairy Queen 607 E. 18th St. 757-4845 AN Foster’s Freeze 400 E. 18th St. 757-6441 AN Jamba Juice 5779 Lone Tree Way 522-0094 BW Loard’s Ice Cream 7760 Brentwood Blvd. 634-0055 BW Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 2485 Sand Creek Road 513-3384 www.rmcf.com/ca/ brentwood50747 BW Scrumdillyumptious 647 First St. 684-4556 AN Uphoria Yogurt 5009 Lone Tree Way 757-1001 BW Yogurt Pizazz 3860 Balfour Road 626-7840

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Names, addresses, phone numbers and Web sites are nice, but for you Welcome! Guide readers suffering from information overload, we offer the following distillation of the fun stuff East County has to offer. Call it an agenda: 52 activities – one for each week of the year — to enrich your East County lifestyle. May your calendar be filled with memorable discoveries. Enjoy!

Opening Day on the Delta

Delta dwellers know it’s all about the water, and each spring captains and first mates from Antioch to Discovery Bay raise anchor and head out to fast water, officially marking the beginning of boating season with celebrations that feature parades and parties. For a list of the area’s yacht clubs and marinas, see page 58.

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Wildflower Walks

From February through June, East County erupts in the colors and fragrances of spring unfurling in a delightful progression over the course of the season. For the cream of the wildflower crop, take a stroll through Round Valley’s Hardy Canyon, Los Vaqueros’ Mariposa Canyon, Black Diamond Mines’ Oil Canyon, Morgan Territory’s Prairie Falcon Trail or, for a more rigorous and splashy adventure, Mt. Diablo’s Falls Trail.

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The Delta Jazz Duo performs Friday and Saturday nights at Shutters Brasserie, Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. Prevot’s restaurant, 613 First St. in downtown Brentwood, provides music Thursdays through Saturdays. You’ll enjoy music on the patio Fridays and Saturdays in the summer at Nines restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. And the Lone Tree Event Center in Antioch offers music on its patio one Friday night per month in the summer.

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Golf N Games

What do paintball, rock walls, go-karts, batting cages, billiards, miniature golf and video games have in common? The answer: Golf N Games, East County’s one-stop fun spot. Located at 501 Auto Center Drive in Antioch, this mecca of amusement offers an array of packages for groups large and small, from birthday celebrations to pirate and princess parties. For details, call 754-5100.

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Already known for its fruits, vegetables and wine, East County is becoming increasingly well known for its quality olive oils. A staple of local restaurant tours, a number of venues offer oil tastings and a variety of locally produced oils sure to tantalize your tastebuds. Call 783-0050 to learn more about the Contra Costa Wine Grape and Olive Growers Association.

Massages

Ready for a respite from the demands of the so-called real world? What better way to refresh and rejuvenate than with a magnificent massage? Whether it’s a full-body, Swedish or deep-tissue massage you have in mind, East County has just what you’re looking for, and prices to suit every pocketbook. Look for the complete lineup of Salons & Spas on page 86 of this guide.

East County folk short on the time required to enjoy our regional wildernesses are never far from a municipal park. And for years, construction contracts mandating the creation of neighborhood parks have resulted in a wealth of places for kids and adults alike to play, barbecue or just lounge for a while in the fresh air and sunshine. For a detailed rundown of those havens of leisure, go to page 55 of the Parks section of this guide.

Looking for a bike-riding experience like no other? Strap on your helmet and pedal to the Tour de Starbucks. The annual fundraiser offers bikers of all experience levels the opportunity to get some great exercise while supporting worthy causes such as the Police Activities League. Each Starbucks pit stop is the perfect place to refuel with a cup of java or tea while chatting with new and old friends.

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El Campanil Theatre

This 81-year-old restored theater at Second and G streets is the crown jewel of Antioch’s quaint, historic downtown riverfront. Performers there have included Al Jolson, fan dancer Sally Rand, the Three Stooges and Roy Rogers. Today the theater provides an elegant venue for stars such as Randy Newman and Debbie Reynolds as well as rock tribute acts, dance, theater and vintage movies.

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Boasting some of California’s finest soils, East County is home to the Bay Area’s largest lineup of U-Pick farms. More than 50 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables are ripe for the plucking right off the tree or bush – or spread out a blanket and picnic in the orchard. Learn more by visiting www.harvest4you.com.

The annual Artists’ Open Studio Tour, which takes place over a weekend, has grown to 23 venues from Pittsburg to Discovery Bay, showcasing 36 artists specializing in acrylics, watercolor, digital photography, children’s art, clay, oil, aqueous mixed media, jewelry, hats, pastel, colored pencil, painted glass, bronze sculpture, ceramics, metal, stone, stained glass, pottery, Chinese brush painting, wood, fiber arts, graphite, charcoal, hand-knit fiber, silks and cashmere ... to name a few.

The Antioch Historical Society Museum, located in the first high school building constructed in Contra Costa County, offers not only a comprehensive look back at the history of East County’s largest city, but boasts a rapidly expanding Sports Legends Hall of Fame. You’ll find it at 1500 W. Fourth St., and you can get more information at 757-1326.

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Honor Those Who Gave All

There’s no shortage of appreciation in East County for those who’ve given the last full measure of devotion. Memorial Day ceremonies are held in Antioch at the Oak View Memorial Park on 18th Street, while in Brentwood, observances are held at Union Cemetery east of Brentwood on Highway 4.

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Bethel Island ’50s Bash

If you’re still in festival mode following Brentwood’s CornFest, take a drive out to Bethel Island for the ’50s Bash, where you’ll find more summer fun in July. While the festival features live music and a car show like many other summer events, the ’50s Bash is host to unique showcases such as the golf cart parade, catfish races and a dog show. And the best part – admission is free.

For four days every year, the Antioch Fairgrounds on 10th Street is transformed into a menagerie of rides, food, animals, entertainment, exhibits and fun for tens of thousands of kids of all ages at the Contra Costa County Fair. The 2009 fair included Zolik the Clown, crazy animal races, an aluminum hat contest, recycled rocket making and launching, the Antioch Senior Flappers, a live shark show, a poultry show and a sheep show, along with several rock tribute acts.

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Water, Water Everywhere

You can beat that summer heat by slip-sliding away at the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center or Antioch’s Prewett Family Waterpark. Both offer a full slate of aquatic activities, from lap swimming to water slides, and both are the perfect place for a summertime party. In Brentwood, the address is 195 Griffith Lane and the phone number is 516-5430; in Antioch, it’s 4701 Lone Tree Way and 7763070. Call ahead for dates and hours of operation.

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Antioch Speedway

If you’re a fan of car racing, the place to be in summer is the Antioch Speedway at the Antioch fairgrounds on 10th Street. Every Saturday you can watch – and hear – dirt modifieds, super stocks, hobby stocks, minitrux, dwarf cars, wingless sprints, 4-bangers and 360-winged sprints roar, scream and spray dirt as they race around the oval track for cash and the thrill of victory.

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Camping

You don’t need to travel far to get away from it all. Camping facilities at Round Valley, Black Diamond Mines, Morgan Territory and Mt. Diablo provide scenic spots for pitching a tent and enjoying some well-deserved R&R. For camping reservations at East Bay regional parks, call 888-327-2757 and press option 2, then 1, or visit www.ebparks.org. For Mt. Diablo, call 800444-7275 or visit www.reserveamerica.com.

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Brentwood CornFest

Summer officially begins in Brentwood when the CornFest comes to town. Thousands descend on downtown Brentwood every July to enjoy a dazzling array of the area’s best food, top-notch live music and fun activities, plus a spectacular fireworks display. Make sure to take the little ones to the kids’ zone, where they can explore the petting zoo, enjoy pony rides and compete in tractor races.

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Who says you need to go to Napa, Sonoma or Livermore to enjoy a first-class wine-tasting experience? Hannah Nicole Vineyards’ new winery on the outskirts of Brentwood opened its expansive doors in September, making it the area’s first such facility since Prohibition brought winemaking – and wine tasting facilities – to a halt. And the Co. Co. Wine Company in downtown Brentwood provides an intimate setting for your enlightenment and pleasure in the world of wine.

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If the end of summer has got you down, don’t worry. Pack up your folding chairs and blankets and head out to Waldie Plaza in Antioch for the Delta Blues Festival. The annual concert is traditionally held in September and features some of the best blues musicians in the business. Plus, this alcoholfree event is perfect fun for the entire family. So get up, dance and shake those blues away.

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Skydiving

For pure exhilaration, nothing beats jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. The folks at Bay Area Skydiving will make sure your experience is all it can be, bringing you safely back to earth with memories that will last long after your pulse returns to normal. Bay Area Skydiving operates out of the Byron Airport, and you can make arrangements for tandem, solo or group skydiving by calling 634-7575.

Twice a year, downtown Antioch is festooned with the Stars and Stripes as far East County folk gather to show off their national pride. The annual July 4 and Veterans Day (Nov. 11) parades include civic, military, youth group and merchant entries, as well as others created simply to show love for America and the men and women who keep us safe.

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Art, Wine & Jazz Festival

Brentwood is transformed into an oasis of fine art each year at the Art, Wine & Jazz Festival as dozens of local artists display their creative masterpieces while jazz musicians serenade the wine-sampling crowd. The family-friendly event features tons of activities, from the grape-stomping competition and the Your Place at the Easel painting station to a Blind Wine Taste Test Booth.

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Check out Knightsen’s small-town charm this September at the Knightsen Days Car and Tractor Show. The one-day celebration features everything from classic cars and hot rods to rat rods. If it’s got wheels, you’ll find it at this show, along with performances from local bands, delicious food and a special film spotlighting Knightsen’s remarkable history.

Fishing

East County’s wealth of fishing spots and abundance of sturgeon, stripers and bass is a fisherman’s paradise for the casual sportsman as well as the serious angler. The Delta is also home to the FLW Series Bass Tournament, hosted each year by the City of Oakley, drawing thousands of participants to the area competing for bragging rights and a generous purse.

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If you feel the need for speed and don’t mind getting a little dirty, take a spin at Sand Hill Ranch, located at 50 Camino Diablo Road in Brentwood, where you can ride around a Grand Prix Motocross track on a dirt bike just like the pros. Sand Hill also offers classes and clinics for experienced as well as novice riders. For more information, visit www.sandhillracing.com or call 240-6247.

Waterskiing and Wakeboarding

The Delta’s more than 1,200 miles of inland waterways provide skiers and wakeboarders of all skill levels with plenty of options for fast-paced play. And for those who prefer to enjoy their water sports from the comfort of the shoreline, local water shows featuring amateur, professional and world-record skiers are popular annual events, all of which combine to make the familyfriendly Delta the destination location for all things wet.

Delta Discovery Cruises provides rides on the San Joaquin River and Delta year-round with options including sunset dinner cruises, lunch cruises, mystery dinner theater cruises, jazz brunch cruises, senior cruises, wedding cruises and visits to the mothball fleet. The 100-passenger, 65-foot Island Serenade has an indoor salon plus an upper deck that provides expansive views of the water and shoreline. It’s based in the Pittsburg Marina.

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Black Diamond Mines Tour

Journey into a fascinating past deep in the earth on a guided tour of Black Diamond’s Hazel-Atlas Mine, prized for its silica sand and active from the 1920s through ’40s. The 90-minute, first-come, first-served tours ($3) are conducted on weekends from April to November. For advance-reservation tours, call 888-327-2757 and press option 2, then 3. School groups and other organized groups (10person minimum) can reserve a tour on weekdays by calling 757-2620.

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Giddyup! If you’re looking to explore far East County on horseback, numerous equestrianfriendly trails provide a leisurely ride. Saddle up at Los Vaqueros, Round Valley, Morgan Territory or Black Diamond Mines. If you’re new to riding, visit one of the many ranches in Knightsen, where horses outnumber humans. Experienced riders will show you the ropes and get you happy in the saddle in no time.

PAL Skate Competition

If you know some awesome tricks or just enjoy watching skateboarders show off their skills, the Brentwood Police Activities League-sponsored competition is the place to be. Each fall, PAL hosts the event at the Brentwood Skate Park, where competitors in seven age divisions compete for cash prizes. Last year, a cast member from an MTV reality show made a guest appearance. All money raised during the event goes to support PAL’s youth programs.

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The East Contra Costa Historical Society’s Byer-Nail House Museum is the repository of the rich history of Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Byron, Knightsen and Bethel Island, and if you think covering so many communities would mean there’s a lot to see, you’re right. The museum is located at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood, and you can call 634-8651 to check hours of operation.

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Normally you need to drive to Berkeley or San Francisco to see professional theater of the caliber provided by the Hapgood Theatre Company in this intimate, 200-seat venue at 213 F St. in downtown Antioch. Hapgood’s third four-play season began in October with “The Odd Couple” and ends in June with “A Few Good Men.” Also performing at the Nick Rodriguez Theater is Stage Right Conservatory, a kidand teen-oriented community company.

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Spas

Who doesn’t enjoy a little pampering? Whether it’s an aromatherapy manicure or a fabulous facial, nothing makes a girl – or guy – feel better than a little pampering. East County offers an abundance of day spas, many of which have become popular destinations for birthday parties, bridal showers and celebrations. Look for the complete lineup of Spas on page 86 of this guide.

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Oakley Almond Festival

East County folk diagnosed with the magnificent obsession known as golf can indulge themselves year-round at a variety of beautiful and affordable public and private courses, from the sprawling 27-hole layout of Brentwood Golf Club to the Roddy Ranch track nestled into the scenic Diablo foothills. Or try the sister courses Deer Ridge and Shadow Lakes. For a list of courses in the area, go to the Golf section of this guide on page 60.

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Plein Aire

For the past five years Antioch’s Lynn House Gallery has been inviting the public to watch artists create paintings in plein air, taking advantage of outdoor daylight in the city’s quaint, historic Rivertown district on a Saturday afternoon. Cash prizes are awarded for the best pieces created that day. The paint-out is open to all artists but limited to 35.

Years ago, James O’Hara planted acres of almond trees in what is now known as O’Hara Park. In honor of his contribution to Oakley’s heritage, the city gathers every September for the Oakley Almond Festival. The three-day event, sponsored by the Oakley Chamber of Commerce, features a carnival, car show, parade, cook-off and much more. Join mascot Ben Toasted this fall as the festival celebrates its 21st year of family fun.

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Vasco Caves Tour

Native American rock art transporting you 10,000 years into the past, vernal pools harboring fairy shrimp, and lofty rock outcrops where raptors nest are a few of the wonders that await at Vasco Caves Regional Preserve. Vasco Caves is open to the public on a restricted basis through naturalistled tour groups. For tour information and reservations, call 888-327-2757 and press option 2, then 3.

Mt. Diablo’s Mitchell Canyon affords East County folk the loveliest autumn walk in the area. Mitchell Creek cuts the canyon and feeds a variety of colorful foliage not present in Diablo’s higher and drier elevations. The trail that snakes through the canyon, Mitchell Canyon Road, is also one of Diablo’s easiest tracks – nearly dead level for the first two miles. To get to Mitchell Canyon, take Marsh Creek Road west into Clayton and turn left on Mitchell Canyon Road. Where the road ends is where autumn begins.

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Take in a Movie

A trio of East County movie houses offers cinema in dramatically different venues. The Delta Cinema (641 First St. in Brentwood, 240-7335) is an 80-year-old, Art Deco theater dripping with charm and featuring first-run movies; Regal Cinema (4200 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, 757-2111) offers 16 screens in a classic multiplex setting; and the 14-screen Rave Motion Pictures (2525 Sand Creek Road in Brentwood, 809-0030) is one of the few alldigital, super-wide screen venues in the state. Welcome! 1 25


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Art Galleries

The Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St. in Antioch, specializes in local artists and is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. during exhibits. The Weber Gallery, 700 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood, features local and national artists. The main room of the Fridley Art Gallery, 613 First St. in Brentwood, features local artists and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. and throughout Valverde Plaza weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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If George Romero, director of “Night of the Living Dead” and its sequels, should decide to make a sports film, he might end up at Paradise Skate rink filming the Undead Bettys: East County’s most chilling, thrilling, blood-curdling, heart-pounding – and only – women’s roller derby team. The team practices three times at week at the rink next to the Antioch fairgrounds at 10th and O streets in Antioch, and matches are held periodically.

One way our East County community marks the passage of the seasons is by celebrating the fruit of the vine. At Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, this means the annual Barrel Tasting and Grape Stomp events. In April, wine enthusiasts can get a sneak peek of the new vintage at the Barrel Tasting. In September, it’s time to roll up the pant cuffs and join the ancient ritual of crushing the grapes by foot, and witness a blessing of the harvest by a local clergy member.

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Card Playing

Looking for a little Texas hold ’em, seven-card stud or blackjack? Whatever your game, it’s a fair bet you’ll find a place to hold ’em or fold ’em at two of East County’s popular card rooms: Kelly’s Casino or The Nineteenth Hole Casino and Lounge, both in Antioch. You’ll find Kelly’s Card Room at 408 O St. (757-7120). The Nineteenth Hole is located at 2746 W. Tregallas (757-6545 and www.19thholeantioch.com).

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The paintball public can’t get enough of the popculture craze that draws battalions of enthusiasts each year to Antioch’s popular Paintball Park. Fans of the ultimate adventure game take on the bad guys for birthday parties, recreational leagues and even corporate retreats. So suit up, grab your gear and prepare for the ultimate game of tag. The Antioch Paintball Park is located at 1201 W. 10th St. at the Antioch Fairgrounds. For price and times, call 757-2468.

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Marsh Creek Trail

When winter rains turn most trails to mud, the wide, paved Marsh Creek Trail is the choice of everyone from joggers to rollerbladers, baby-stroller pushers to dog walkers. Any time of year, a leisurely stroll on the avenue that hugs Marsh Creek’s nine-mile meander – from south Brentwood all the way to Big Break Lagoon on the Delta in Oakley – is a convenient way to enjoy East County scenery. 2010


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Holiday Parades

You can get into the holiday spirit as early as November by checking out the 28th annual Brentwood Holiday Parade. If you’d rather wait, Antioch hosts the Holiday DeLites Parade in December. While both parades feature marching bands, dance teams and guest appearances by community leaders, the Discovery Bay Lighted Boat Parade takes floats to a whole new level as locals dress up their vessels and hit the Delta to reflect the merriment of the season.

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Decorated Homes

Plenty of communities decorate for the holidays, but East County neighborhoods go the extra mile. The Brentwood Neighborhood Advisory Committee celebrates in style with its well-attended Halloween and Christmas outside home-decorating contests. The holidays are also a big deal in Discovery Bay, where local homeowners associations and charitable organizations get into the spirit of the season with spooky decorating and holiday lights competitions. Year-round home-of-the-month honors for the most meticulously manicured front yards are also popular in Brentwood’s 1,000-acre Summerset community and the Discovery Bay Property Homeowners Association.

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Bowling

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Long known for its willingness to help people in need, East County is home to dozens of nonprofit organizations. From the international Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs to groups helping local libraries, animals or kids, the area offers a volunteer opportunity that’s perfect for anyone. Check out the full list on page 108 in this year’s Welcome! Guide.

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Bowling is big in East County, home to a variety of recreational leagues and national tournaments. Serious competitors and casual players alike will be bowled over by the facilities at Delta Bowl in Antioch and Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, where they can enjoy a game of pins with family and friends. And don’t forget to bring the little ones for a game or two of bumper bowling. For additional information, call Delta Bowl at 757-5424 and Harvest Park Bowl at 516-1221.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

The cities of Brentwood and Oakley help build holiday spirit each year with tree-lighting ceremonies. The events feature caroling, hot cocoa, a visit from Santa and, of course, a countdown to the flipping of the switch that lights up the night as well as the children’s eyes. Check with the Brentwood (634-3344) or Oakley (625-1035) chambers of commerce for the dates. Welcome! 1 27


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

A&B Landscape Design & Maintenance.. ....... 47 A Jump Ahead Preschool............................ 50 Aim High Child Care Center.. ...................... 50 Apple Dumpling Day Care.......................... 50 Arbor Ridge Apartments............................. 95 Athena’s The Hair Salon............................. 25 Bailey’s Insurance...................................... 93 Balfour Dental........................................... 79 Balfour Dermatology & Day Spa.................. 81 Bank of the West......................................107 Bases Loaded Restaurant & Bar.. .................115 Bill Brandt Ford......................................... 11 Boardwalk Grill........................................116 Brentwood Auto Parts NAPA....................... 97 Brentwood Bike Company.................. 65 & 121 Brentwood Family Dental............................ 80 Brentwood Funeral Home............................ 73 Brentwood Hampton Inn............................103 Brentwood Medical Partners . ..................... 77 Brentwood Pet Resort................................100 Brentwood Podiatry................................... 83 Brentwood Union Cemetery......................... 73 Byron United Methodist Church.. .................. 72 Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano.....................115 Cathie Marples................................... 7 & 91 Catwalk................................................... 25 Celebration Christian Preschool................... 51 Champion Chiropractic.............................. 79 Christopher A. Becnel, Attorney & CPA........105 City of Antioch.......................................... 23 City of Brentwood...................................... 27 City of Oakley.. ......................................... 31 Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant............115 Coldwell Banker Amaral & Associates......... IBC Computers USA......................................... 47 Contra Costa Waste Transfer Station........... 43 Contra Costa Water District............... 54 & 119 County Square Market . ............................114 Crayon Club Country Preschool................... 50 Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry........................... 25 Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.. ............... 65 Deer Ridge Shadow Lakes Golf Club............ 61 Delta Diablo Sanitation District...................... 6 Delta Discovery Cruises.............................123 Delta Oaks Presbyterian Church.................. 72 Delta Pure Water Etc.................................. 39 Delta Spine & Sport Care........................... 76 Diamond Hills Sports Club & Spa.. ............... 85 Digger’s Diner.. ........................................115 Discovery Bay Veterinary Clinic..................101 Discovery Pest Control.. .............................. 92 Doggie Depot.. .........................................101 Dow – Great Western Credit Union.............106 Dwelley Farms.. ......................................... 70 East Bay Regional Park District.................... 53 East Bay Smog.......................................... 98 East County Insurance Agency..................... 15 ECC Bank (Bank of Agriculture)................... 17 Eskaton Lodge Brentwood...........................IFC 128 Welcome! 128 Welcome!

Fire House Smog....................................... 21 Generations Photography .......................... 64 Goodwill Industries ................................... 43 Grace Bible Fellowship............................... 72 Hampton Inn........................................... 103 Hannah Nicole Vineyards.......................... 70 Harvest Park Bowl .................................... 63 Hearing Services of Antioch........................ 82 Holiday Inn Express..................................102 Integrity Flooring....................................... 25 Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant......................111 Jenna’s House Christian Childcare.. .............. 43 John Muir Medical Center........................... 75 Kids N Cribs............................................. 51 Krista Mashore – Keller Williams................. 93 La Fuente Mexican Restaurant..................... 25 Lauritzen Yacht Harbor............................... 59 Lawrence Electric.. ..................................... 35 Little Handprints Preschool.......................... 50 Little Sprouts Family Daycare...................... 50 Loard’s Ice Cream of Brentwood.. ................112 Lone Tree Golf Course................................ 61 Los Medanos College ................................ 47 Lumpy’s Diner..........................................115 McCurley’s Flooring .................................. 29 New Life Cleaners..................................... 39 Oak Street Boutique................................... 25 Obsidian Motors....................................... 99 Old Republic Title...................................... 35 Paradise Skate.......................................... 64 Pediatric Dentistry..................................... 78 Pinky’s Klassy Kar Wash............................. 98 Pompei Nursery........................................ 33 Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill.......................... 25 Rave Motion Pictures.................................... 1 Rena Acasio – Coldwell Banker................... 45 Resurrection Ministries/Wee Care.........51 & 73 Rob Broocker Painting ............................... 42 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.............113 Roddy Ranch Golf Club.............................. 61 Sand Creek Crossing . ................................. 3 Scrumdillyumptious.................................... 25 SDG Architects & Engineering....................... 5 Shirasoni.. ...............................................116 Smith Family Farm..................................... 67 St. Anne Catholic Community...................... 72 Stirling Architects...................................... 13 Streets of Brentwood.................................. 19 Sutter Delta Medical Center.. ..................... OBC Sweeney’s Grill & Bar.. ...................... 25 & 117 Tangles Salon.. .......................................... 87 Tax Care.................................................. 10 TechniPure Water Treatment........................ 64 The Hofmann Company The Lakes.................. 2 The UPS Store........................................... 33 Tri Delta Transit........................................... 9 Vic Stewart’s............................................117 Visual Productions Photography.. ................. 45

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