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Welcome! EAST COUNTY 2009

The Year-Round Guide for Visitors and Residents

60 Educate Yourself 44 Powers That Be 22 To Your HEALTH 93 GET OUT THERE!

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Mt. Diablo and its foothills provide the backdrop for the autumnal serenity of Brentwood’s Marsh Creek Reservoir. Photo by Ger Erickson


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I jog the lake path every morning with a friend. I’ve got an extra room in our house just for me.

The kids play outside – no traffic, no worries. Our mortgage doesn’t scare me either. We just had a block party – we’ve got great neighbors now. Ken & I even started taking

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President and Founder Jimmy Chamoures


Greg Robinson

Managing Editor Rick Lemyre

Welcome! Guide Editor Ger Erickson

Production Manager Lonnie de Lambert

Art Director Teri Fitzhugh

Info-graphics/Maps Jac Carter

Advertising Services

Tami LaValley, Sharon Finerty

Account Executives


Brynn Althar, Sonia Beasley, Charlene Cameron, Brandi Dymond, Fred Ginsler, Vinca Niccum, Rebecca Porterfield

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Greetings From the Welcome! Team...........................................6 East County Goes Way Back.....................................................14 Brentwood Named ‘Playful City’ ..............................................59 Creek Trail Paves Way to Painless Play....................................62 Enjoy the Bounty of East County .............................................80

Advertisers Index............143 Agriculture..................... 80 Antioch......................... 22 Apartments...................120 Arts & Culture................ 42 Athletes in Action............. 52 “Best of ” Awards...........145 Bethel Island.................. 38 Brentwood..................... 26 Byron........................... 36 Calendar....................... 12 Child Care & Preschools... 56 Colleges & Universities..... 54 Communities.................. 22 Delta Recreation............. 69 Dining..........................136 Discovery Bay................. 30 Elementary Schools.......... 45 Finance........................130 Fitness.........................106 


Golf.............................. 72 Health Care................... 93 High Schools.................. 48 History.......................... 14 Knightsen...................... 39 Libraries....................... 43 Lodging........................128 Map of East County......... 10 Middle Schools................ 46 Oakley.......................... 32 Parks........................... 60 Pet Services...................126 Real Estate...................114 Recreation..................... 74 Salons & Spas...............108 School Districts............... 44 Service Clubs.................134 Transportation..............122 Worship......................... 88 The Magazine of East County


Peg Colvin, Ger Erickson, Samie Hartley, Rick Lemyre, Dave Roberts, Ruth Roberts

Chief Photographer Richard Wisdom

Photographers Jennifer Birkland, Kyndl Buzas, Kelly Chance, Stacey Chance, Ger Erickson, Curtis Evans, Marianne Foglia, Angelo Garcia, John Gonzales, Jolly Hanson, Steve Kinsella, Jackie Larson, Julie Mijares, Karen Rarey, Dave Roberts, Ruth Roberts

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Greetings from the Welcome! Team THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR 2009


n an age when so much of the information we seek is packaged in electronic form – requiring us to scurry to our computer and surf the Web – it’s nice to grab a magazine, flip quickly to the desired page, find what we’re looking for right away and get on with our lives. A magazine also slips into the map pocket of our car door a bit easier than a computer. This is the spirit of the 2008 East County Welcome! Guide: convenience, efficiency and information galore. Looking for a park that provides picnic tables? Want to know


what your town’s next festival will be or what number to call to join a softball league? You won’t find that information up front in the phone book. From child care to churches, from orchards to optometrists, the businesses and organizations in this guide don’t need to advertise in order to be listed. We’ve got them – and you – covered. Beneath the dynamic surface of East Contra Costa County is a spirit of friendliness and an emphasis on community, second to none among the factors that have attracted people here – lots of people. Since 2000, East County’s four major municipalities – Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay – have added

about 40,000 to their population. If you’re a newcomer to the area, you need a guide. If you’re an old-timer, you know things keep changing. As new neighbors move in, so do new businesses. To help you find them, and direct you to the best of them, we’ve included

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Brentwood Boulevard at Second Street Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . 516-0231 Boards ‘N More . . . . . . . . . . . 240-5653 Burger King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 634-5739 Cornerstone Fellowship. . . . . 516-9380 Frames N Things . . . . . . . . . . 634-7837 John Esterkyn, DDS . . . . . . . 513-9320 Longs Drug Store . . . . . . . . . 634-7778 2008-2009

Mountain Mike’s Pizza . . . . .634-4040 Papa Murphy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . 516-8300 Perko’s Cafe & Grill . . . . . . . 516-2671 Safeway Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634-6780 Scrap Diva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516-6910 Shiny Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634-5454 SuperCuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634-0344 The Magazine of East County

Togo’s Sandwiches & Salads . 513-1400 Top Cuts Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516-2956 TownCentre Dental . . . . . . . . 516-8793 Tutoring Club . . . . . . . . . . . .978-8867 UPS Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516-8510 Wells Fargo Bank . . . . . . . . .513-6000 Willy’s Bagels & Blends . . . . 634-2245 Welcome! 11


Calendar of Events JANUARY AN Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala AN Lions Club Crab Feed AN 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 Officer Installation FEBRUARY AN Heart to Heart Ball BW Men’s Club Couples’ Crab Feed BW Edna Hill Parents Club Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser BW Brentwood Community Center Wild Cat Adventure DB SEED Foundation Winter Gala DB Lions Club Getaway Crab Feed MARCH BW Arts Commission Art Exhibit 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 12 Welcome!

AN Rotary Club Fishing Derby AN Kiwanis Kids Safety Fair AN Delta Brewer & Vintner Festival BI Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off 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 Annual Spring to Life Fun Run BW Chamber of Commerce Employee Appreciation Luncheon BW Arts Commission Art Walk exhibit

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 BI Island Cleanup BW Delta Community Services Cinco de Mayo Dinner BW Downtown Farmers’ Market BW Chamber of Commerce State of the City Luncheon BW Loma Vista Spring Fling 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 Starry Nights Concert Series begins BW Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair BW Downtown Farmers’ Market DB Paddle for Fame World Record Event 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 AN Antioch Car Show BI Chamber of Commerce ’50s Bash Car and Motorcycle Show

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BW Chamber of Commerce CornFest BW Starry Nights concerts continue BW Downtown Farmers’ Market OK Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa OK Cityhood Celebration

AUGUST AN Free Summer Concerts continue AN Rotary Moonlight Golf Tournament BI Chamber of Commerce/ Women’s Club Barbecue BW Delta Community Services Public Barbecue BW Starry Nights concerts continue BW Downtown Farmers’ Market DB Chamber of Commerce Cool Jazz – Hot Summer Night DB Lions Club Poker Run & Golf Tournament DB Women’s Fellowship Wine in the Bay DB Hot August Nights on the Lake KN Knightsen Town Barbecue MC Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 2008-2009

OCTOBER AN Second Saturday Pumpkin Day 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 Kiwanis Officer Installation 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 DB Chamber of Commerce State of Town Banquet KN Knightsen Halloween Dinner and Carnival MC Delta Quilters Annual Quilt Show

NOVEMBER AN VFW Veterans Day Barbecue AN Kiwanis Big Little Football Game AN Grannies Anonymous Charity Ball BI Chamber of Commerce Fish Derby BW Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade

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BW Chamber/Kiwanis/Tri Delta Taste of Brentwood Restaurant Tour MC Contra Costa County Holiday Craft Fair


SEPTEMBER AN Delta Blues Festival AN Chamber of Commerce East County Economic Summit AN Delta Advocacy Dinner BI Triathlon & Open Water Swim BW Marsh Creek Cleanup BW Arts Commission City Read BW Women’s Club Luau BW Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament BW Downtown Farmers’ Market BW Art, Wine & Jazz Festival MC ECCHS Afternoon Tea OK Almond Festival

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 BW Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala 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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The Stone House built in 1856 by East County icon John Marsh has attracted a remarkable network of agencies determined to preserve the historic treasure. A process is presently underway to formulate a General Plan for a future historic state park and the Stone House as its centerpiece. Photo courtesy of East Contra Costa Historical Society

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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. The town was named after the ancient biblical city in Syria. The town 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 gallery 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

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U.S. Navy. By 1970, Antioch had grown to 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

One of the first pioneers to settle in the Brentwood area was a doctor named John Marsh, who built a stately mansion out of stone, which still stands today on Marsh Creek Road. Marsh was murdered in 1856 before he ever moved into the home. 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 The Magazine of East County

New Orleans and San Francisco. The English land speculation company Balfour Guthrie installed a vast irrigation system that improved land values by allowing 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 Continued on page 16 2008-2009

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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 and foresaw that the area could produce successful crops. He purchased 12 acres of land and plotted the town. He named 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 1998. 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 people 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. It was in 1984 that Discovery Bay received its crown jewel: an 18-hole 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 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. Most recently, Discovery Bay was 16 Welcome!

granted its own Postal ZIP Code, 94505. 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. In 1918, the Bethel Island Bridge, a one-lane wooden plank structure, was built. 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.

The old Antioch Bridge, above, opened in 1940. It was replaced in 1970 by a taller structure. The pioneering Heidorn family home, below, stood along Lone Tree Way.


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. Byron

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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 Post Master and he 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. 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. 2008-2009


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City of Antioch


ntioch is a big city of more than 100,000 people that has become the 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

Scenes from Antioch: a 4-H member prepares her prize animal for the Contra Costa County Fair; a motorcade rumbles through town in honor of a fallen police officer; and a man and his dog serenade the crowd at one of the city’s many Rivertown District festivals.

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 “go 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. Antioch Community Center is planned to open in late 2010 in Prewett Family Park. The innovative Dozier-Libbey Medical High School and Delta Academy for the Performing Arts opened in August of 2008. 22 Welcome!

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Council Member Undetermined as of press time 706-7040 207-7220

Brian Kalinowski Reginald L. Moore 584-5430

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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: T*D*D for Speech/Hearing Impaired, 779-7081

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: Joseph Brandt 779-7035 Economic Development Director: Guy Bjerke 779-7012 Finance Director: Dawn Merchant 779-7056 Harbor Master: John Cruger-Hansen 779-6957 Human Resources Director: Deborah McHenry 779-7020 Information Systems Director: Bill Gegg 779-7041 Police Chief: James Hyde 779-6902 24 Welcome!

Public Works Director: Pat Scott 779-6950 Treasurer: Donna Conley 779-7005

Capital Improvements Engineering Services/Capital Improvements 779-7050 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

Human Resources Human Resources Department, 779-7020 Employment Opportunity Hotline, 779-7022

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

Post Offices Rivertown 420 W. Fourth St., 778-8149 Antioch 2730 W. Tregallas Road, 778-8149 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

Neighborhood Improvement Senior Citizens Center Neighborhood Improvement Second and E streets, 778-1158 779-6980 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, Finance Department 779-6924 City Hall, First Floor General Investigations, 779-6926 Third and H streets, 779-7056 Narcotics Investigations, Accounts Payable 779-7000, ext. 779-6927 1-2041 Records, 779-6900 Business License, 779-7059 Recruitment/Reserves/Training, Water and sewer services, 779-6910 779-7060 Traffic, 779-6945 The Magazine of East County

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Barnes & noBle . . . . . . . . . 978-1031

india 4 you . . . . . . . . . . . . . 757-7475

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Bed, Bath & Beyond . . . . . . 754-8900

JaMBa JuiCe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-0094

sally’s Beauty supply . . . . 757-0136

Beverages & More . . . . . . . 754-8600

Johnny Carino’s . . . . . . . . . 522-8252

slatten ranCh dental Care . 522-8788

Chili’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754-5880

lane Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . 754-8775

sports Chalet . . . . . . . . . . . 777-2030

Cold stone CreaMery . . . . . 776-4440

leslie’s poolMart . . . . . . . . 779-1350

starBuCks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754-9377

Color nails & spa . . . . . . . 757-7085

Mens Wearhouse . . . . . . . . . 778-9869

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Cost plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-8758

Mervyn’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-8000

target . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-0002

dress Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754-7217

MiMi’s CaFé . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754-3186

t-MoBile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754-8348

eB gaMes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 757-8720

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travis Credit union . . . . . . 777-0573

First aMeriCan title . . . . . . 777-0791

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Among the many events the City of Brentwood provides its residents are the Iris Festival, the Starry Nights concert series, and the CornFest, which offers kids a whirl on carnival rides.

‘Heart of Plenty’ moves into the future


ransition is the name of the game in Brentwood these days, as years of doubledigit 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, however, 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 October. The first 300,000 square feet of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment – Rave Motion Pictures operates a 14-screen, all-digital theater at the Streets – will eventually grow to 400,000, adding more than $1 million per year to the city’s sales-tax coffers. Planning for the new, $75 million downtown civic center continues, although city officials will wait for the economy to stabilize before committing to bonds or beginning construction on the majority of the project. Improvements to the downtown streetscape portion of the project are moving ahead, however, in an effort to keep the city’s traditional commercial core viable in the face of increased competition. Agriculture continues to play an important part in 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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City Administration 708 Third St., 516-5440 City Manager: Donna Landeros Human Resources: Karen Chew 516-5191 City Attorney: Damien Brower 516-5440 City Clerk: Margaret Wimberly 516-5440 Community Development 104 Oak St., 516-5405 Director: Casey McCann 516-5195 Chief Building Official: Louis Kidwell 516-5140 Planning Manager: Heidi Kline 516-5154 Redevelopment and Housing Manager: Gina Rozenski 516-5196 Economic Development 104 Oak St., 516-5405 Economic Development 28 Welcome!

Manager: Linda Maurer 516-5139

Engineering Department 708 Third St., 516-5420 City Engineer: Balwinder S. Grewal Capital Improvement Program Manager: Anthony Salam Development Manager: Jack Dhaliwal Traffic Manager: Steven Kersevan Finance Department 708 Third. St., 516-5460 Director: Pamela Ehler Business Services: Kerry Breen Financial Services: Denise Davies Information Systems: Yun Cho Business License: 516-5480 Utility Billing: 516-5415 Parks and Recreation 740 Third St., 516-5444 Director: Craig Bronzan Facilities Maintenance: Ken DeSilva Parks and Recreation Technology Center 101 Sand Creek Road, Suite B 240-2500

Police Department 9100 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6911 Chief of Police: Mark Evenson 809-7701 Public Works 2201 Elkins Way, 516-6000 Director: Balwinder Grewal Water Operations Manager: Eric Brennan Solid Waste Manager: Jon Carlson Streets Manager: Jim Gallegos Wastewater Manager: Kris Vickers Fleet Manager: Scott Dempsey

Other Telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY) 516-5409 Job Hotline 516-5188 Passport Information 516-9194 Contra Costa County District 3 supervisor: Mary N. Piepho 1200 Central Blvd., Brentwood 240-7260 309 Diablo Road, Danville 820-8683

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Total population 48,907 (as of Jan. 1, 2007, rest of data is ABAG 2000) Male 11,487 49.3% Female 11,815 50.7% Median age (years) 32.7 Under 5 years 2,263 9.7% 5 to 17 years 5,380 23.1% 18 to 64 years 13,426 57.6% 65 years and over 2,233 9.6% White 17,201 73.8% Black or African American 579 2.5% American Indian and Alaska Native 143 0.6% Asian 666 2.9% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 73 0.3% Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 6,565 28.2% Some other race 3,387 14.5% Two or more races 1,253 5.4% Total Households 7,497 Family Households 6,127 81.7% Families with children under 18 3,589 47.9% Average household size 3.10 Average family size 3.43 Source: Projections 2000, ABAG 2008-2009


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Town of Discovery Bay

Live Where You Play is no empty motto. From watersports to golf, Discovery Bay’s residents take their recreation seriously.


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 10,000 residents. Today, Discovery Bay – whose motto is Live Where You Play – boasts shopping centers, schools, churches, and recently its own ZIP code. Future plans include the implementation of a community center and a joint-use library. The town is governed by the Community Services District (CSD), which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The CSD’s fivemember elected board 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 responsible for overseeing and maintaining the levee system in Discovery Bay. Rec 800 also manages water drainage and circulation of the town’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, fishing and swimming. The town also boasts excellent tennis facilities and a championship golf course, the Discovery 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 427-8510 Fire Department: 634-3400 • Contra Costa County District 3 Supervisor: Mary N. Piepho 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. • Parks and Recreation: Discovery Bay Athletic Club 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-3528 • Discovery Bay Yacht Club 5871 Marina Road 634-1210,

• 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 Harbor Bay HOA 516-0111 Inner Marina Circle HOA 229-5892

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It’s not unusual to spot the residents of Discovery Bay having fun, whether it’s schoolteachers getting a faceful of cream pie for a worthy community cause, music lovers rockin’ out at one of the town’s many waterfront festivals, or a dad taking his kids for a spin around the lake.

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City of Oakley Photo by Karen Rarey

Oakley folk haven’t forgotten that the city’s roots go deep. Whether it’s horses or just horsing around (at the annual Almond Festival), Oakley’s a place where a storied past and a dynamic present form a harmonious whole.


t’s been a big year for Oakley in terms of growth and development. The city recently completed construction on the Civic Center Plaza – home to City Hall, the Oakley Police Department and the Community Park. Work also continues on the Delta Science Center, a research, education and restoration facility designed to help restore the quality of the Delta and provide research data to the science community. Oakley’s leaders are striving to balance growth in the city, incorporated in 1999, with its small-town appeal and rich agricultural heritage. The community of over 30,000 residents boasts an abundance of parks and expanded recreational opportunities. Among Oakley’s popular community events are the annual Almond Festival, held in the fall, and the free First Fridays concert series, which takes advantage of Oakley’s balmy summer nights.

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A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta Community •

Young, family oriented demographic with the highest percentage of children under 18 in the Bay Area; Population is 33,250 and the median income is $89,238

Affordable for many families; the median home value is $469,000

Small town charm with a high level of civic pride and community involvement

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Creating a sense of community; summer concerts, farmers’ market, and social gatherings for families

Providing safe places to play; activities after school and in the summer for youth and children

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Teaching life skills; engaging teens in civic projects

Open space, trails and new parks contribute to the quality of life

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Safe neighborhoods and streets; the Police Department is dedicated to community policing and helping create a safe place for families

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Improved roads and infrastructure Enhanced costumer service; the Building Department offers extended hours, and code enforcement works with families to improve property values

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Excellent business opportunities; more than one million square feet of retail, office, tech flex and light industrial in development

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CITY OF OAKLEY DIRECTORY City of Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St. 625-7000, City Attorney: Alison Barratt-Green 625-7000 City Manager: Bryan Montgomery 625-7007 City Clerk: Nancy Ortenblad 625-7013 Community Development: Rebecca Willis 625-7000 Economic/Redevelopment: Barbara Mason 625-7016 Finance: Paul Abelson 625-7018 Parks and Recreation: Denis Nishihara 625-7015 Public Works/Engineering: Jason Vogan 625-7037 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 Chamber of Commerce 3721 Main St. 625-1035, 34 Welcome!

COUNTY GOVERNANCE Contra Costa County District 5 supervisor: Federal D. Glover 315 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 427-8138, 634-5915 Contra Costa County Animal Control 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez 335-8300,

Diablo Water District 2107 Main St. 625-3798, Ironhouse Sanitary District 450 Walnut Meadows Drive 625-2279 Oakley Disposal 3221 Main St. 757-7660, Oakley Library 1050 Neroly Road 625-2400, Transportation Tri-Delta Transit 754-6622 The Magazine of East County

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Oakley demographics Total Population: 36,717 Male: 51 percent Female: 49 percent Ages 0-17 years: 31 percent 18-24 years: 10 percent 25-44 years: 17 percent 45-59 years: 33 percent Over 60: 9 percent Ethnic Background White: 74 percent Hispanic (of any race): 27 percent Black: 4 percent Asian: 3 percent Native American: 1 percent Other: 18 percent Households: 10,523 Average size household: 3.21 Education High school degree: 30 percent Associate degree: 8 percent Bachelor’s degree: 11 percent Advanced degree: 3 percent Median Household Income: $86,500 Median Home Value: $494,500 Percent of owner-occupied housing units: 90 Number of employed residents: 14,900 Unemployment rate: 3.1 percent Number of jobs in city: 3,740 2008-2009

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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 had 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, Japanese film crewmembers came to the Byron facility to film ground and aerial shots for a documentary of the camp.


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’s Board of Supervisors, but the Byron Municipal Advisory Council (BMAC) – comprised of local residents – advises the board on issues of land and growth germane to the community. In addition, the BMAC confers with the East County Regional Planning Commission and the Zoning Administrator on such issues as 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 Byron-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 1, Station 57. This year, the Byron Airport began work on a $7 million expansion program, the first upgrade for the county-owned airport in nearly 10 years. The Byron Sanitary District’s wastewater treatment facility is also in the midst of a renovation and modernization update. Byron is home to the famous Byron Hot Springs. Known for its healing waters, mud baths and luxurious accommodations, the hotel, built in the late 1800s, was a popular location for celebrities and politicians in the 1930s. The springs’ current owners are planning to restore the spa to its once-pristine condition. 36 Welcome!

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BYRON DIRECTORY TOWN OF BYRON Byron Municipal Advisory Council 634-0917 Rick Kendrick John Hoyt Kathy Leighton Shawn Guinn Nick Papadakos Ken Graunstadt 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 2008-2009

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Town of Bethel Island


ethel Island is the most populated island in the 1,200-mile Delta waterway. Approximately 2,500 people call the waterfront community home. The Delta Coves development, an upscale waterfront project on 310 acres, is planned for 590 houses with deep-water access to the Delta. The island draws big crowds for the ’50s Bash, Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Opening Day on the Delta Boat Parade, an International Society of Chili Cook-off, and the Fishing Derby, now more than 50 years in the running. The island also boasts a championship 18-hole golf course and the San Joaquin Yacht Club.

In Bethel Island, it’s never a bad time to make sure your craft is seaworthy. Bethel Island residents get more mileage out of the Delta than any East County community.

Established in the mid-1990s, the Bethel Island Municipal Advisory Council (BIMAC) gives the island’s approximately 2,500 residents a stronger voice in community affairs. 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) provides the island’s sewer services.

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BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL advisory council 3085 Stone Road, 684-2756 Web site:; e-mail: Board Members Joe Stokley Joni Pratt Rich Marshall Belinda Bittner Kit Sanders BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 3085 Stone Road, 684-2210 President Marguerite Lawry Vice President Sheila Goodson

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Treasurer Olga Jones Secretary Thomas Knorr, Jr. Director Richard Cornfield

IRONHOUSE SANITARY DISTRICT 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley; 625-2279 FIRE SERVICE 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, 427-8510 Marine Patrol (Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office) 70 Lauritzen Lane, Oakley Lt. Mark Williams, 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 Ardith Wallace 415-684-3220



Knightsen Good old days are alive and well in Knightsen By 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-per-parcel 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 pri-

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A beat-up rod makes a pit stop at a vintage filling station during the annual Knightsen Days festival. vate 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 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 – just this year. Knightsen residents recently voted to make the town a Community Services District to gain more advisory control over its own 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.” Council members are Ken Smith, Janice Lindgren, Tom Jepsen, Linda Weeks and Alvin Simas, Jr. For more information on Knightsen, visit

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ast County art lovers needn’t sit lifelessly in front of the TV (even if some TV programs can be classified as art); they can check out art galleries, theaters, museums and concerts peppered throughout the area. Here’s a list to help you plan your next cultural experience: Art Galleries Art D’Cor 5759 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 756-5554 California Custom Art 3855 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood 634-0317 Lynn House Gallery 809 W. First St., Antioch 779-7018 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during exhibits Peacock Expressions 215 G St., Antioch 754-9022 Webber-Fridley Gallery 613 First St., Brentwood 510-882-1193 Window Seat Gallery & Wine Cellar 1015 W. Second St., Antioch 754-1700 MOVIE THEATERS Cinelux New Delta Cinema 641 First St., Brentwood 240-7335 Rave Motion Pictures Brentwood 14 2525 Sand Creek Road 809-0030 42 Welcome!

Regal Deer Valley Plaza 16 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 757-2111

Museums Antioch Historical Society Museum 1500 W. Fourth St. 757-1326 Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. East Contra Costa Historical Museum 3890 Sellers Ave., Brentwood 240-9428 Open every Saturday and the third Sunday of the month, April through October, 2-4 p.m. MuSIC ORGANIZATIONs Brentwood Concert Band 634-3411 Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra Contra Costa Youth Orchestra Contra Costa Children’s Chorus 945-7101, ext. 200 Performing Arts Theaters Antioch Rivertown Theatre 213 F St. The Magazine of East County

473-4741 Black Diamond Theatre Co. 625 Countryside Court, Brentwood 216-0851 Brentwood Children’s Ballet Theater 700 Harvest Park Drive 303-6869 East County Performing Arts Center 300 Legacy Drive, Mountain House 209-836-5556 El Campanil Theatre 602 W. Second St., Antioch 757-9500 Hapgood Theater Company 621 W. Second St., Antioch 219-8545 Los Medanos College Drama 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 439-2181 2008-2009


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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. This year also marks the advent of Library-a-Go-Go, which 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. Antioch Library

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school districts

Not all East County students jump for joy at the prospect of another day at school, but in 2008, James Parten of Antioch and Chelsea Barmore of Discovery Bay led a cast of 36 in Brentwood Teen Theater’s production of Disney’s “High School Musical.”

School Districts School District Boards Antioch Unified School District Walter Ruehlig, president Claire Smith, vice president Diane Gibson-Gray Teri Lynn Shaw Brentwood Union School District Toby Benz Emil Geddes Larry Hilburn Carlos Sanabria Lori Strauss Byron Union School District Ken Silman, president Lisa Hultz Karri Murayama Jill Sprenkel Bobbi Nugent Knightsen School District Liesel Williams, president Barbara Cecchini Frank Dell Kristen Rhiner Dorothy Walter Liberty Union High School District Steve Barr Joanne Byer Holly Hartman Yolanda Pena-Mendrick Raymond Valverde Oakley Union Elementary School District Karen Bergenholtz, president Lauri Winters Mark Jordan Gloria Lott Larry Polk 44 Welcome!

School Districts at a Glance Antioch Antioch Unified School District Superintendent: Deborah Sims 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, Antioch Charter Academy II, Antioch Adult Education, Bidwell Continuation High School, Bridges/Community Day School, Encore Home Schooling, Live Oak Continuation High School, Prospects Alternative High School.

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Liberty Union High School District Superintendent: Dan Smith 20 Oak St., Brentwood 634-2166 High: Freedom (in Oakley), Heritage, Liberty; Alternative: Independence, La Paloma, Liberty Alternative Education. Byron Byron Union School District Superintendent: Eric Prater 14301 Byron Highway 634-6644 Elementary: Discovery Bay, Timber Point; Middle: Excelsior. Knightsen Knightsen Elementary School District Superintendent, Vicki Reinhart 1923 Delta Road, Knightsen Elementary/Middle: Knightsen, Old River. OAKLEY Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent: Richard Rogers 91 Mercedes Lane, 625-0700 Elementary: Gehringer, Iron House, Laurel, Oakley, Vintage Parkway. Middle: Delta Vista, O’Hara Park. 2008-2009


s more families move to East County, the need for more schools continues to increase. Knightsen School District recently opened a second elementary school, Old River, in 2008, to reduce class sizes from an average of 32 students per class to 24. Oakley Union Elementary School District will also be adding a new school – the eighth in the district – Almond Grove, scheduled to open in 2009. There are currently no plans for additional elementary schools in the Brentwood or Byron districts. The Antioch Unified School District operates 14 elementary schools. ANTIOCH Belshaw Elementary School Principal: Bill Bolio 2801 Roosevelt Lane 706-4140 API 784 Carmen Dragon Elementary School Principal: DiDi Del Chiaro 4721 Vista Grande Drive 776-4760 API 770 Diablo Vista Elementary School Principal: Melanie Jones 4791 Prewett Ranch Drive 706-5288 API 796 Fremont Elementary School Interim Principal: Jason Larson 1413 F St. 706-4101 API 713 Grant Elementary School Principal: Debbie Snyder-Puder 4325 Spaulding St. 706-5271 API 807 Jack London Elementary School Principal: Debra Lee 4550 Country Hills Drive 706-5400 API 756 Kimball Elementary School Principal: Sylvia Ramirez 1310 August Way 706-4130 API 774 Lone Tree Elementary School Principal: Wanda Apel 1931 Mokelumne Drive 706-8733 API 760

Marsh Elementary School Principal: Joyce Gibson 2304 G St. 706-4110 API 719 Mission Elementary School Principal: Sylvia Birdsell 1711 Mission Drive 706-5210 API 742 Muir Elementary School Principal: David Madrigal 615 Greystone Drive 706-4120 API 789 Orchard Park School Principal: Ed Dacus 5150 Live Oak Ave. 779-7445 API 755 Sutter Elementary School Principal: Sue TenEyck 3410 Longview Road 706-4146 API 749 Turner Elementary School Principal: Guy Rohlfs 4207 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-5200 API 718

Krey Elementary School Principal: Brian Jones 190 Crawford Drive 513-6400 API 841

BRENTWOOD Brentwood Elementary School Principal: Margo Olson 200 Griffith Lane 513-6360 API 796 Garin Elementary School Principal: Stacy Joslin 250 First St. 513-6370 API 767

Discovery Bay Elementary School Principal: Allan Petersdorf, Jr. 1700 Willow Lake Road 634-2150 API 839

Loma Vista Elementary School Principal: Lauri James 2110 San Jose Ave. 513-6390 API 811 Marsh Creek Elementary School Principal: Michael Bowen 601 Grant St. 513-6420 API 702 Pioneer Elementary School Principal: Rusty Ehrlich 2010 Shady Willow Lane 513-6410 API 793 Ron Nunn Elementary School Principal: Scott Vernoy 1755 Central Blvd. 513-6380 API 802


Timber Point Elementary School Principal: Brian Burnight 40 Newbury Lane 634-4369 API 799

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Elementary Schools KNIGHTSEN Knightsen Elementary School Principal: Theresa Estrada 1923 Delta Road 625-0073 API 810 Old River Elementary School Principal: Ray Witte 30 Learning Lane, Brentwood 626-3330 OAKLEY Gehringer Elementary School Principal: Janie Buckman 100 Simoni Ranch Road 625-7070 API 782 Iron House Elementary School Principal: Michele Gaudinier 4801 Frank Hengel Way 625-6825 API 728 Laurel Elementary School Principal: Anne Allen 1141 Laurel Road 625-7090 API 744 Oakley Elementary School Principal: Kathy Kruse 501 Norcross Lane 625-7050 API 739 Vintage Parkway Elementary School Principal: Christina Karg 1000 Vintage Parkway 625-6800 API 746

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Middle Schools

When East County Middle School students aren’t hitting the books, they’re hitting the stage as interpreters of classic musicals or (opposite page) classical music.

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ot everyone has fond memories of middle school, but the teachers and administrators of East County’s 11 dynamic middle schools continue to help students make the transition from children to young adults. This year, Brentwood’s Bristow Middle School music teacher Mark Morello was named Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year – representing the dedication East County teachers offer their students every day in the classroom. As the number of students increases in the elementary schools, it’s fair to guess there will be more award-worthy middle schools in East County’s future. ANTIOCH Antioch Middle School Principal: Stephanie Anello 1500 D St. 706-5316 API 667 Black Diamond Middle School Principal: Tim Cooper 4730 Sterling Hill Drive 776-5500 API 692

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Dallas Ranch Middle School Principal: Bob Sanchez 1401 Mt. Hamilton Drive 706-4491 API 749 Park Middle School Principal: John Delao 1 Spartan Way 706-5314 API 697

BRENTWOOD Adams Middle School Principal: Adam Clark 401 American Ave. 513-6450 API 821 Bristow Middle School Principal: Russell Cornell 855 Minnesota Ave. 513-6460 API 757

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Edna Hill Middle School Principal: Kirsten Jobb 140 Birch St. 513-6440 API 778 BYRON/DISCOVERY BAY Excelsior Middle School Principal: Benjamin Scinto 14301 Byron Highway 634-2128 API 745


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RENA ACASIO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS STEP BY STEP! KNIGHTSEN Knightsen Elementary School Principal: Theresa Estrada 1923 Delta Road 625-0073 API 810 Old River Elementary School Principal: Ray Witte 30 Learning Lane, Brentwood 626-3330


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igh Schools in East County continue to evolve – in numbers and focus. In 2008, two new specialty high schools opened in Antioch, joining the five existing high schools in the Antioch and Liberty high school districts. Classes at the new Dozier-Libbey Medical High School tie into health science, since its students hope to enter the medical field once they complete college. Students who wish to pursue performing arts can do so at the new Delta Academy, and Antioch has plans for a third specialty high school for students interested in studying law and criminal justice. This year, the Liberty Union High School District’s Academic Performance Index scores were the most improved in Contra Costa County. 2008 was a banner year for Heritage High School, which opened its doors in 2005 with a student population of only freshman and sophomores, as the newest high school in the district handed out diplomas to its first senior class. To accommodate the anticipated population influx in the next few years, plans are in the mix to build another high school, scheduled to open in 2012, in the vicinity of the border of Oakley and Brentwood. 48 Welcome!

ANTIOCH Antioch High School Principal: Louie Rocha 700 W.18th St. 706-5300 Deer Valley High School Co-Principals: Scott Bergerhouse and Clarence Isadore 4700 Lone Tree Way 776-5555 API 713 Delta Academy for the Performing Arts Principal: Christine Hiroshima 800 Gary Ave. 219-8736 Dozier-Libbey Medical High School Principal: Nancie Castro 4900 Sand Creek Road 756-6744 BRENTWOOD Heritage High School Principal: Andy Parsons 101 American Ave. 634-0037 API 768 Liberty High School Principal: Tim Halloran 850 Second St. 634-3521 API 722

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OAKLEY Freedom High School Principal: Eric Volta 1050 Neroly Road 625-5900 API 713 ANTIOCH CHARTER ACADEMIES Antioch Charter Academy Education Director: Debbie Hobin 3325 Hacienda Way 755-7311 API 815 Antioch Charter Academy II Education Director: Jeannie Dubitsky 1201 W. 10th St. 755-1252 API 740

ANTIOCH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION Antioch Adult Education Principal: Jim Hollingsworth 820 W. Second St. 706-5365

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Bidwell Continuation High School Principal: Jim Hollingsworth Vice Principal: Amy Farias 800 Gary Ave. 776-5565 API 520 Bridges/Community Day School Principal: Jim Hollingsworth 820 W. Second St. 706-5310 Encore Home Schooling Principal: Jim Hollingsworth 820 W. Second St. 706-5310 Live Oak Continuation High School Principal: Jim Hollingsworth Vice Principal: John Jimno 1708 F St. 706-5206 API 555

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Prospects Alternative High School Principal: Jim Hollingsworth 820 W. Second St. 706-5310 API 637

BRENTWOOD ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION Independence High School Principal: Colleen Sanchez 929 Second St. 634-2589 API: 586 La Paloma High School Principal: Larry Rodriguez 6651 Lone Tree Way 634-2888 API: 527 Liberty Alternative Education Director: Gene Clare 929 Second St. 634-2565

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Colleges & Universities E

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 Los Medanos College (LMC), located in Pittsburg. Last September, LMC opened a mathematics and science complex to complement its new library, opened in 2007. 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 Heritage Baptist Academy Adult Bible Training 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road, Antioch 778-2234 Holy Rosary School of Religion 1313 A St., Antioch 757-9515 Los Medanos College (LMC) 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg 439-2181, LMC Brentwood Center 101 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood 513-1625 Western Career College 2157 Country Hills Drive, Antioch 522-7777

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Other Area Colleges Cal State East Bay 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord 602-6700, Chapman University College 2600 Stanwell Drive, Concord 680-1407, Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill 685-1230, Heald College 5130 Commercial Circle, Concord 288-5800, JFK University 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 800-696-5358, The Magazine of East County

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Playful City

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he City of Brentwood is among 67 communities nationwide to be recognized for taking innovative approaches to emphasize the serious matter of play. Two other Bay Area cities – San Francisco and San Jose – were also named “Playful” cities. Playful City USA is a program sponsored by the national nonprofit organization KaBOOM! The program honors cities and towns that put their children’s well-being first by recognizing and harnessing the power of play. The KaBOOM! vision is for communities to provide high-quality places to play within walking distance of every child. Through the Playful City USA application 2008-2009

process, Brentwood’s Wellness Policy – originally pertaining to education, planning, promoting and implementing parks, facilities and programs that foster fitness and wellness – has been amended to address the benefits of play to learning and human development. “Despite mounting budget problems, these communities have pursued initiatives to increase the quantity and quality

of play and playgrounds, as well as access to existing opportunities to play,” KaBOOM! CEO and Co-founder Darell Hammond said in a press release announcing the award. “In a time when communities are struggling with critical financial decisions, Brentwood, San Francisco and San Jose proved their commitment to the cause of play by launching creative initia-

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tives designed to increase access to play spaces, improve the quality of play in their community, and increase the time children spend playing,” Hammond said. “The ideas range the gamut, from new programming and access initiatives to creating informational resources and public private partnerships. It just goes to show you: where there’s a will, there’s a play.” Welcome! 59



Park your outdoor adventures here East 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 over 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

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Valley 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 far East County recreators: Marsh Creek. Marsh Creek Trail sideswipes Round Valley, swings north and bisects Brentwood, then flows through Oakley and spills into the San Joaquin River at Big Break. A Science Center at Big Break is under construction. The ninemile route from Concord

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Avenue in Brentwood all the 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 an eventual 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 Preserve, where tours of 2008-2009

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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. 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.


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ts birthplace is the springs of Mt. Diablo and the rivulets of Morgan Territory. From that headwater it spills east, brushes Round Valley, cuts north and bisects Brentwood, moseys through Oakley and wades into the San Joaquin at Big Break. It’s the silver thread woven prominently through the fabric of East County recreation: Marsh Creek. Nine of that 25-mile meander, from Concord Avenue in Brentwood through Oakley’s Big Break, is a road to hiking heaven paved with the best of intentions. When winter rains turn dirt to mud, East County walkers, cyclists, dog owners and baby carriage pushers appreciate the firm footing of the Marsh Creek Trail. Care to take a stroll? If you’re a trekker with time for only a short trip, you can hop on and off Marsh Creek Trail at numerous points along its journey through East County: in Oakley, Delta Road, East Cypress Road, and Fetzer and Jordan lanes; in Brentwood, the Tech Center on Sand Creek Road, Central Boulevard, Creekside Park and Concord Avenue. Have time and calories to spend? You can treat yourself to 18 miles of round-trip scenery. A tricky segment of the trail occurs in Brentwood, where Brentwood Boulevard (Highway 4) crosses Sunset Road. Northbound, you’ll come to a bridge spanning Marsh Creek and a sidewalk leading one block straight to Sunset. After a hop across Highway 4 at the stoplight, head east for the bridge over Marsh Creek and you’re back in business. From there, the creek widens and glides gently down toward the Delta. Flat green water becomes choppy white water

as riffles (strips of subsurface rocks spanning the creek like toll booths) unmask the current’s speed. Carp, black bass and snowy egrets patrol the shallows. If you think those thatched domes on the water would make good muskrat condos, well ‌ they do. About a mile north of Sunset you skirt a big-bouldered cascade of the purified outfall of Brentwood’s water treatment plant, providing freshly aerated water for the creatures downstream. Soon you come to Oakley orchard country, especially fragrant in spring, and then fields of scrub where the long ears of jackrabbits bound behind the bramble. See the Antioch Bridge ahead on your left? Sense the cooling effect of the San Joaquin River? You’re homing in on Big Break Lagoon. You hang a left and cross a bridge, where Marsh Creek Trail becomes Big Break Regional Trail. Reed beds and marsh grasses begin to crowd the landscape. Mallard ducks and Canada geese sweep low over forests of cattails. This is a popular hangout for red-winged blackbirds. And then the music begins. A single birdcall is joined by another. From countless hidden places in the dense foliage the symphony, at once chaotic and harmonious, shifts from one soloist and ensemble to the next as you follow the trail westward. It’s a magical promenade. For such a flat place, the view here is panoramic. As your gaze sweeps from west to south you see the earth rise from sea level nearly 4,000 feet to the Diablo peaks, then fall in ripples of chaparral brown and forest green through Morgan Territory, Round Valley and the hills of

A placid Marsh Creek mirrors the colors of sky and autumn branches as it flows through Brentwood just north of Balfour Road. Los Vaqueros. Finally, far to the southeast, the wrinkling of the land comes to an end as the Altamont Pass glides down to the Central Valley. Soon you reach the rest area, providing picnic tables, a map station, restroom and information about the Big Break habitat. If you find the bobbing impertinence of western fence lizards amusing, this is a good spot to cool your heels. The trail continues west for a mile, past more marshlands on your right and a water reclamation site on your left. Amid bulrushes and foxtail barley, your stroll ends at Fetzer and Jordan lanes in Oakley. The Marsh Creek Trail is operated by the East Bay Regional Park District and nurtured by Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed.

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James Donlon Boulevard & G Street



Village East

Gentry Drive & Melon Court



Williamson Ranch Park

Lone Tree Way & Hillcrest Avenue



Trails Open Space

Youth Play Area

Volleyball/Sport Court


Tot Play Area

Tennis Courts

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Soccer Fields

Shade Structure



Picnic Tables

Grass Area

Play Area

Bike Path

Acres 1.39


Location 2010 Azalea Way


Name Almond Park*




Anastasia Drive

Appaloosa Park*

Tamalpais Court

Apple Hill Park

1866 Central Blvd.

Apricot Park

1875 Spanish Trail Drive

Arbor View Park

817 Atherton Blvd.

Balfour-Guthrie Park

1301 Balfour Road

Berkshire Park

2389 Berkshire Lane

Black Gold Park

2671 St. Regis Ave.

Blue Goose*

Adams Lane & O’Hara Avenue

Brentwood Familiy Aquatic Complex

195 Griffith Lane

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Brentwood Skate Park

195 Griffith Lane

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Caboose Park*

832 Marjoram Drive

Celeste Park*

2955 Celeste Way


Loma Vista Park

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Mallard Park

Ray & Eileen streets

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Marsh Creek Vista Park

48 Pasco Drive

Medallion Park*

Medallion Drive

Miwok Park and Trail

1700 Regal Drive

McClarren Park

700 McClarren Road

Oak Meadow Park

180 Crawford Drive

Orchard Park

40 Griffith Lane

Palomino Park

293 Black Stone Drive

Peach Park*

2320 Indian Springs Drive

Rainbows End Park

1626 Marine Way

Rolling Hills Park

773 Waterville Drive

Rose Garden Park*

2732 Cathedral Circle

Sage Glen Park

60 Rosano St.

Summerwood Park

1159 San Jose Ave.

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Amber Park

Cherry Park City Park Cortona Park Creekside Park Curtis Park Fruitwood Park Garin Park Gemini Park* Glory Park Granville Green Park Heron Park Homecoming Park Kaleidoscope Park King Park Lake Park

2357 DeMartini Lane

Sunset Park Athletic Complex

655 Sunset Road

Topaz Park

2162 Hilda Way

Veterans Park

3841 Balfour Road

Walnut Park

4655 Carnegie Lane

Wheatfield Park*

2143 Gold Poppy St.

Windsor Way Park

1350 Windsor Court

Yokut Park*

1840 La Fonte Drive




Skate Board Park



Water Feature Play Area


Water Feature Play Area Gazebo, Rose Garden

Concession Stand Volleyball, Horseshoes

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• • • • • • Civic Center Park 3231 Main St. NA • • Claremont Bay Park 4676 Bayside Way NA • Creekside Park 3900 Creekside Way NA • • • • Crockett Neighborhood Park 4150 Richard Way NA • • • • • Cypress Community Park 4001 Frank Hengel Way 2 • • • • • Freedom Soccer Field O’Hara Avenue & Neroly Road NA • • • Harvest Park 3854 Harvest Circle NA • • • Heather Park 2276 Canterbury Lane NA • • • • Heartwood Park 240 Heartwood Park NA • • • • Holly Creek Park 4762 Hagar Court NA • • • • • • Lakewood Drive Park 1882 Lakewood Drive NA • • • • • Laurel Ball Fields Park 850 Laurel Road NA • • • • • Main Street Park Main Street & Gardenia Avenue NA • • Magnolia Park 5301 Daffodil NA • • • Manresa Park 1088 Clear Lake Drive NA • • Marsh Creek Glen Park Hill & Malicoat avenues NA • • • • • Novarina Park 100 Brown St. NA • • • Nunn-Wilson Family Park 100 Oxford Drive NA • • • • • Nutmeg Park 1608 Nutmeg Drive NA • • • • • • • Oak Grove Park 403 White Oak Court NA • • • • Oak Tree Park NA • • O’Hara Park Middle School Park O’Hara Avenue & Cypress Road NA • • • • Riata Park 607 Saddlebrook Way NA • • • • Shady Oaks Community Park 247 Cedar Glen Drive NA • • • • • • • Simoni Ranch Road Park Simoni Ranch Road NA • • Summer Lake Community Park 4020 Summer Lake Drive NA • • • • • • • • • Sycamore Drive Park Sycamore Drive NA • • • Briarwood Park

Water Fountain Amphitheater/Walking path BMX & Skate Park/Waterplay Tennis Courts

Water Fountain

Public use after school hours Concession Stands/Skate Feature Skate Feature

Adult Fitness Area/Water Feature Skate Park

Public use after school hours Water Fountain Tennis Courts/Gazebo


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550-foot pier

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

5175 Somersville Road, Antoch


Contra Loma Regional Park

1200 Frederickson Lane, Antioch


Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

9401 Morgan Territory Road, Livermore


Mt. Diablo State Park

Clayton, Walnut Creek, Danville


Round Valley Regional Preserve

19450 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood


Vasco Caves Regional Preserve



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delta Recreation

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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 na-

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tional 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 Caliente Harbor 1550 Taylor Road 684-9979

BI Bethel Harbor 3405 Harbor Road 684-2141

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

OK Big Break Marina 100 Big Break Road 674-0900

BW Cruiser Haven Marina 7000 Orwood Road 308-7008

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DB Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor 5901 Marina Road 634-5928 OK Driftwood Marina 6338 Bridghead Road 757-9449 AN Ebony Boat Club 3305 Wilbur Ave. 747-4430

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Delta Recreation

BI Emerald Pointe Marina 4230 Stone Road 684-2388 BI Hennis Marina 3255 Wells Road 684-3333 KN Holland Riverside Marina 7000 Holland Tract 684-3667 AN Humphrey’s on the Delta 1 Marina Plaza 778-5800 OK Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzen Lane 757-1916 BY Lazy M Marina 5050 Clifton Court Road 634-4555 AN Lloyd’s Holiday Harbor 415 Fleming Lane 757-2346 AN New Bridge Marina, Inc. 6325 Bridgehead Road 757-1500

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Delta Recreation

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Antioch Paintball Park BW Orwood Resort 4451 Orwood Road 634-7181

BI Seahorse Marina 2738 Dutch Slough Road 684-3606

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

BI Sugar Barge RV Park & Marina 4515 Willow Road 684-8575

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

BI Sunset Harbor Marina 5998 Bethel Island Road 684-3522

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

BI Willowest Harbor 3215 W. Willow Road 684-9041



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Golf E

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 Golf Course 76 4651 Golf Course Road 757-5720

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AN Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center 4800 Golf Course Road 706-4220 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 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities

BW Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road 516-1221

DANCE/GYMASTICS INSTRUCTION BW Black Diamond Dance Company 2015 Elkins Way 516-6619 BW Cozette Hileman Dance Instruction 240-9847

AN Dancers Elite 3642 Delta Fair Blvd. 755-3269 AN Danzbiz Dance Company 700 W. Second St. 757-5678

East County Performing Arts Center BW 700 Harvest Park Drive 392-4631 DB 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. 392-4631

AN Delta Ballet Academy 300 G St. 754-9833

BW Expressions Dance Academy 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-3339

AN Doreen’s School of the Dance 520 Third St. 757-8981

BW Fabulous Feet Dance Studio 3901 Walnut Blvd. 634-4399


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BW Chavez, Robert Performance Horses 3460 Orwood Road 513-2325

DB Helen’s Dance Studio 1962 Windward Point 634-5055

KN Dal Porto Ranch 8650 Byron Highway 625-4535

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

BW Foxridge Farm 4235 Briones Valley Road 778-5149

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

KN Harmony Farms 79 Pastor Lane 679-8189

HORSE BOARDING, TRAINING & RIDING BW Brentwood Oaks Equestrian Center 1850 Arabian Lane 634-0378 BW Cedar Creek Stables 1095 Eden Plains Road 634-1910


AN Four Stars Gymnastic Academy 1799 Vineyard Drive 778-8650

BW Kutchera Ranch 4501 Briones Valley Road 757-6372 KN Lamm’s Kickin’ Back Ranch 2883 Delta Road 625-1831 OK Oakley Equestrian Center 1270 Kay Ave. 625-2056

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Recreation BW Pacific Star Equestrian Center 24670 Marsh Creek Road 634-7350 KN Peace Pipe Ranch 625-3377 BW Rafter D Ranch 8400 Byron Highway 625-2656 OK Triple J Ranch 4370 Franklin Lane 625-4972 OK Trotter Family Ranch 71 Poco Lane 679-8766 BW Weeping Willow Ranch 11215 Brentwood Blvd. 634-9935 BW Wild Rose II Quarter Horses 2601 Eden Plains Road 679-8233

PAINTBALL GAMES & SUPPLIES AN Antioch Paintball Park 1201 West 10th St. 757-2468 76 Welcome!

AN Gamepod Combat Airsoft 520 W. Second St. 755-4263 AN NSG Paintball 3281 E. 18th St. 755-1997 AN Schwinn City Sports Center 814 A St. 757-0664 AN Venture Games Paintball Park 3997 Bedrock Court 757-5150

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION BW American Karate 2440 Sand Creek Road 240-8384

Delta One Martial Arts & Fitness AN 3385 Deer Valley Road 753-1167 BY 14870 Highway 4 516-8291 BW Delta Taekwon-do 8650 Brentwood Blvd. 308-7393

BW Nor Cal Shaolin Kenpo Karate 2015 Elkins Way 513-1654 OK Oakley American Karate Academy 2039 Main St. 679-3368

AN Gracie Sports Center 1793 Vineyard Drive 778-5455

OK Pandes Black Dragon Karate 3513 Main St. 625-6118

AN Guila Hawaiian Kajukenbo Kickboxing 4389 Hillcrest Ave. 755-3434

BW Ricardo Barros Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 325 Towncentre Terrace 240-7091

AN Hillside Karate 108 Hillside Road 757-1969

BW Tosh’s Academy of ShorinRyu Karate 4505 O’Hara Ave. 634-4280

BW The Bamboo Village 7351 Brentwood Blvd. 778-4400

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

BW Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 144 Continente Ave. 634-6958

BW Kang’s Tae Kwon Do Academy Brentwood/Discovery Bay 706-9999

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BW Twin Tigers Academy of Self Defense 700 Harvest Park Drive 513-7591 BW Verrett’s Karate Kenpo 3877 Walnut Blvd. 516-1339 2008-2009


AN World Taekwondo School 2640 Somersville Road 777-0227

SWIMMING INSTRUCTION AN Antioch Waterpark 4701 Lone Tree Way 776-3070


BW Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex 195 Griffith Lane 5165430 AN Carson Swim School 801 E. 18th St. 755-2782

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Recreation BW Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane 634-7946

BW Brentwood PONY Baseball League 516-9212

BW Club One at Brentwood 120 Guthrie Lane 755-9111

AN Deer Valley Youth Football & Cheer 473-5215

AN Solar Swim & Gym 111 W. 15th St. 757-7412

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

AN Delta Baseball League 706-1994 AN Delta Peanut League 706-1994 BW Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club BW Delta Wrestling Club 634-5659 AN Delta Youth Soccer League 439-4396 BW Dolphins Swim Team 833-0224

AN Antioch Youth Sports Complex 325-9966

OK East County Little League 625-6226

AN Antioch Babe Ruth League 757-1787

AN East County Stingrays Swim Team 473-5180

MC Brentwood Oakley Youth Football League 237-7104

OK East County Youth Football League 625-1698

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BW East Diablo Youth Soccer League 516-8260 MC Terrapins Swim Team 680-8372

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Agriculture Enjoy the bounty of East County With each passing season, East County continues to develop and mature as the population increases and more businesses find their niche in our backyard. However, no matter how the landscape changes, we continue to nurture our community roots in agriculture through roadside produce stands and weekly farmers’ markets. Crops of houses have replaced many of the fields where fruit and vegetables once grew, but agriculture is 80 Welcome!

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. In Antioch, Kaiser Permanente, located at 4501

Sand Creek Road, began featuring a farmers’ market every Thursday this past season from May through October. While growers from all across Contra Costa County were invited to participate, the market featured the finest fruits, vegetables and oils from local growers such as Tachella Family Farms, Hartey Ranches, and Olio Bello d’Olivo. More fresh produce and baked goods are expected next year. During the same months the farmers’ market is being

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held in Antioch, you’ll find a plethora of fruits and vegetables every Saturday from May through October in the heart of downtown Brentwood. Representatives from more than 15 local farms congregate along First Street to sell the best produce from the southeast corner of the county. Some will even let you take a bite before you buy so you can know your personal standards have been met. Specialty foods are also available, such as Gran’ma Lillie’s Ol’Fashioned Sweet 2008-2009


from the orchard. If you have time, go pick Chinook cherries at Pease Ranch or pluck a peach from Mike’s U-Pick. During the summer, more than 30 produce stands open up to offer the most scrumptious fruits, vegetables, jams, nuts, herbs and seasonings, and 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-qualContinued on page 82

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Potato Pies, and Miss Bee Haven Honey, both made locally in Brentwood. When Antioch and Brentwood’s markets close for the season, one market remains open. Why sample East County’s best produce only once a year when the bounty of our soil is never far from your taste buds? Pittsburg offers a market, located at Railroad Avenue between Third and Fifth streets, every Saturday of the year (weather permitting), so there is no excuse for missing out on quality home-grown goods such as corn from Brentwood’s G&S Farms. 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

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ity 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 wine-tasting rooms on their property. Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood is taking advantage of this recent development and now holds a wine tasting every weekend from 1-5 p.m. Local wines can also be purchased at Co. Co. County Wine

Company on First Street in Brentwood. 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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2008-2009 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. 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, black-eyed 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 – U-pick 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. 6. Mike’s U-pick U-pick white peaches and white nectarines only. Syrah grapes also available in September for winemakers. 698-7459; Concord Avenue, a quarter mile east off Walnut Boulevard; www. 7. Tachella Family Farms Picked and U-pick apricots, peaches, nectarines, black-eyed peas, eggplant, tomatoes (including heirlooms) and okra. Picked only: apples, artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, cherries, citrus, corn, cucumbers, figs, garlic, honey, melons, onions, pears, peas, persimmons, pistachios, pomegranates, plums, pluots, potatoes, squash (green and yellow),

strawberries, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, basil and other herbs, frozen fruit pies, dried fruits and nuts. 513-8495; 2017 Walnut Boulevard 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 U-pick cherries: Bing, Utah giant, 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, 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; 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


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by the box only. Apple gift boxes are available year round. 634-6173/6342148; 830 Sunset Road, 1 mile east of Highway 4; 13. Brentwood Olive Oil Company California extra virgin olive oil, dipping blend and flavor-infused olive oils. Now featuring wine and specializing in wine from local growers. Gourmet food items, olives, pasta and sauce, mustard, vinaigrettes, gift baskets, ceramics and olive oil, olive and wine accessories. Shipping available. 240-OILS (6457) or 800-798-0114; 2610 Empire Avenue, just north of Lone Tree Way in Brentwood; 14. McCauley Groves California estate brand extra virgin olive oil from Italian and Spanish varieties of olive oil stock. 755-0226; Deer Valley area of Brentwood; www. 15. Bacchini’s Fruit Tree U-pick and picked fruits, cherries: Brooks, Utah giant, Bing, Rainier (white), Montmorency (sour). Apricots: flavor giant, Katy and poppy. Blackberries, white peaches, white nectarines, plums and loquats, pluots and walnuts. 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 ripeness and availability. Bring containers. 634-3049; 1870 Walnut Blvd., just north of Marsh Creek Road. 17. Papini Farms U-pick and picked fruit. Cherries, early variety, springcrest peaches and early apricots, followed by other varieties of peaches. Nectarines, white peaches, Santa Rosa plums, apricots, Queen Rosa plums, flavor giant nectarines. The farm supplies buckets for picking and boxes for fruit. 634-5664; 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.; www. 19. Peterwolfe Picked apricots (Royal-Blenheim, perfection, Patterson, Helena); early season white and yellow peaches; suncrest peaches, Fay Elberta peaches and black friar plums (picked and U-pick) at the west end of Payne Avenue. Picked vine-ripened red and heirloom tomatoes. Ranch honey from our own bees. Satsuma

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mandarins and clementines. 634-1308; 164 Payne Ave. (off Concord); www. 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 availability and directions; 634-2148. 21. The Farmer’s Daughter Produce and UPick 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. 23. Wolfe Ranch Cherries U-pick and Picked cherries – (Bing, white, Rainier, Van). U-pick and picked The Magazine of East County

springcrest and red top peaches and nectarines, picked loquats. Apricots (Royal-Blenheims, Patterson, perfection) and vine-ripened red and heirloom tomatoes. Satsuma Mandarins and Clementines. 634-1308; 2111 Concord Ave.; 25. Sharp Ranch U-pick cherries Early Bing cherries grown on trees more than 50 years old. 513-1517; 795 Hoffman Lane; e-mail upickcherries@ 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. CoCo County Wine Company Your destination for discovering the finest local and boutique California wines. Come savor the experience. 634-9463; 633 First St. 28. Shelly’s Garden (Herb Farm) Specializing in culinary (edible) herbs, Shelly’s grows more than 40 common and unique herb varieties. Fresh-cut and dried 2008-2009

34. Pease Ranch Many varieties of cherries. U-pick and picked (Bing, white Rainier, chinook, early burlat, jubilee, Van and many more. Olallieberries, blackberries, boysenberries and loganberries. 634-4646; 25175 Marsh Creek Road, 1 mile west of Highway 4; 2 miles east of Walnut. 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. Alfalfa is also available. 550-5540; e-mail tom@ 36. Papini Family Orchards U-pick and picked cherries. 634-5664; 2160 Walnut Blvd. near Concord Avenue. Alfalfa is also available. 6341259. 37. Freitas Ranch Cherries U-pick coral champagne cherries. 634-5461; 555 Hoffman Lane, a half mile south of Marsh Creek Road; www. 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; 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. Private tastings. 634-5051; 3645 Willow Way, Byron; 40. Laird Ranch Picked and U-pick Bing cherries. 6344822; Sellers Avenue between Chestnut and Sunset. 41. Chan’s Fruit Stand Picked and U-pick Bing cherries. Also available are pre-picked red onions and blackberries. 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;


available. E-mail; visit 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 nutand fruit-related items. Largest selection in East County of gift baskets and boxes. 634-4913; 1921 Apricot Way; www. 33. Smith Family Farm/Pumpkin Patch U-pick and picked – over 50 varieties of tomatoes, including Roma, heirlooms and beefsteak; 15 varieties of hot and sweet peppers, pepper ristras, cucumbers, squash, beans Blue Lake, romano and wax. Picked basil and other herbs, eggplant, bell peppers, peaches, nectarines, apricots, white corn, cherries, onions, apples and fresh-cut flowers. Watermelons, Crenshaw, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, and gourds. U-pick boysenberries. Delivery of tomatoes available to restaurants and stores. Fall pumpkin Harvest, farm tours for school children, Christmas trees. 625-5966 or 625-3544. 4430 Sellers Ave.; www.


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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

AN Kings Chapel Antioch Assemblies of God Church 320 Worrell Road 756-7315

BAPTIST CONSERVATIVE AN First Family Church 201 E. 18th St. 706-1238

BW Greater Grace Outreach Ministries 219-2567

BAPTIST AN First Family Church 201 E. 18th St. 706-1238

BAPTIST, INDEPENDENT FUNDAMENTAL AN Heritage Baptist Church 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road 757-5242

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD AN Cornerstone Christian Center 1745 E. 18th St. 779-2000 BW Harvest Time Assembly of God 2200 Ventura Drive 516-1908

AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 88 Welcome!

BW Golden Hills Community Church 2401 Shady Willow Lane 516-0653

BW Lighthouse Baptist Church 2250 Jeffery Way 634-1540

AN Iglesia Biblica Bautista De Antioquia 518 W. Sixth St. 706-2534

BW Victory Baptist Church 50 Sand Creek Road 513-0390

AN Iglesia De La Fe 3109 Lone Tree Way 777-0577

BAPTIST, MISSIONARY OK Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 280 Brownstone Road 625-2121

BAPTIST, AMERICAN AN First Baptist Church of Antioch 1800 Woodland Drive 757-0305

AN First Missionary Baptist Church 640 E. Tregallas Road 757-8449

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BAPTIST, SOUTHERN AN Antioch Church Family 605 W. Madill 778-7454 BI Bethel Island Baptist Church 3725 Gateway Road 684-3700 AN Faith Baptist Church 3109 Lone Tree Way 757-4800 OK First Southern Baptist Church 18 O’Neil Court 625-0243 BW First Southern Baptist Church 3415 Walnut Blvd. 634-4909 AN Grace Christian Fellowship 3195 Contra Loma Blvd. 757-1517 AN Immanuel Baptist Church 55 E. 18th St. 706-4340 2008-2009

BIBLE BW Grace Bible Fellowship 657 McClarren Road 634-2188 BW Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch 700 Harvest Park Drive 516-0269 AN Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch 913 Sunset Lane 522-2017

CATHOLIC, ROMAN BW Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 500 Fairview Ave. 634-4154



AN Iglesia Ni Cristo 512 Texas St. 756-2579

BP Our Lady Queen of the World Church 3155 Winterbrook Drive 458-4718

OK Live Oak Community Christian Church 5471 Live Oak Ave. 625-2556

BY St. Anne Catholic Church 2800 Camino Diablo Road 634-6625

AN Templo Santo Church 2400 A St. 757-9716

BW Church of Christ 3483 Walnut Blvd. 634-3178

OK St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 971 O’Hara Ave. 625-2048 AN St. Ignatius of Antioch 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-0768

CHRISTIAN, INDEPENDENT BW Rejoyce Christian Center 90 Village Drive 240-0380

AN Eastside Church of Christ 1020 E. Tregallas Road 757-3878

CHRISTIAN AN Cornerstone Christian Center 1745 E. 18th St. 779-2000 AN Faith and Family Church 1746 Nandina Court 754-4720

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

AN Church of Christ 616 W. Tregallas Road 757-7405

CHURCH OF GOD AN Baha’i Faith of Antioch 1332 Mokelumne Drive 756-2940 OK Delta Community Church of God 5400 Main St. 625-3343

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BW Mission Valley Church 747 First St. 978-0478

CHURCH OF CHRIST AN Church of Christ 126 Railroad Ave. 706-9673

AN Most Holy Rosary Church 1313 A St. 757-4020


AN Laurel Ridge Community Church 55 E. 18th St. 706-4340


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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 BW Church of Jesus Christ of LDS 1101 McClarren Road 634-3090

EVANGELICAL COVENANT AN Antioch Covenant Church 1919 Buchanan Road 754-3626

COMMUNITY BW Calvary Community Church 300 Chestnut St. 513-6572 BW Golden Hills Community Church 2401 Shady Willow Lane 516-0653 DB Mariner’s Church 5545 Drakes Court 634-0800

CONGREGATIONAL AN First Congregational Church 620 E. Tregallas Road 757-4094 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

NAZARENE AN Antioch Family Church of the Nazarene 330 Worrell Road 754-2727

BW Calvary Community Church 300 Chestnut Drive 513-6572 AN New Hope Community Church Second and G Street 779-9955 AN Next Step Ministries 424 W. Fourth St. 757-7345

OK Oakley Chapel 1432 Laurel Road 625-9287

BW Wycliffe Bible Translators 2401 Shady Willow Lane 634-7515

BW Rivers Edge 4501 O’Hara Ave. 634-3650

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL BW Crossroads Christian Center 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

JEWISH AN Congregation B’Nai Torah 620 E. Tregallas Road 754-2545

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LUTHERAN BW Resurrection Ministries LCMS 1275 Fairview Ave. 634-5180

OK BridgeWay Church 3415 Oakley Road 779-4700

AN St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 2507 San Jose Drive 757-1672

AN Calvary Chapel Crossroads Antioch 1771 Vineyard Drive 778-2011

AN St. John’s Lutheran Church ELCA 1360 E. Tregallas Road 757-3070

BW Calvary Community Church 300 Chestnut St. 513-6572

METHODIST BW Brentwood Community United Methodist Church 809 Second St. 634-3093 BY Byron United Methodist Church 14671 Byron Highway 634-1411

MISSIONARY BW Brentwood Missionary Church Highway 4 634-9007

BY Calvary Fellowship Discovery Bay 1555 Riverlake Road 626-3525 AN Church of God Holy 604 W. Madill 777-9916 BW Creekside Christian Church 305 Town Centre Terrace 240-7144 OK Destiny Christian Center 132 O’Hara Ave. 679-1361

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL KN Bread of Life Community Church 1923 Delta Road 625-9081


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OK Unity on the Delta 5549 Bridgehead Road 754-5343

BW Grace Bible Fellowship 657 McClarren Road 634-2188

AN Visions Christian Center 2752 W. Tregallas Road 777-0290

AN Grace Bible Fellowship 913 Sunset Drive 522-2017

OPEN BIBLE AN Calvary Open Bible Church 1200 Putnam St. 757-2008

AN Hillside Church 108 Hillside Road 757-1969 AN In His Image Int. Ministries 5481 Southwood Court 978-0180

BY Mariner’s Church 5545 Drake St. 634-0800

OK Live Oaks Community Christian Church 5471 Live Oak Ave. 625-2556

BW Mountain View Christian Center 605 Harvest Park Drive 516-6700

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


BW Family Worship Center 161 Sand Creek Road 308-7737

BW Neighborhood Church 50 Birch St. 634-1415 BW New Lifeline World Ministries 4246 Empire Ave. 625-1982

OK New Beginnings Christian Center 132 O’Hara Ave. 679-1361 AN Power of Living Ministries 1700 A St. 978-7356 BW Soul’s Harbor Church 6955 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3301 AN Unity Church of Antioch 1600 A St. 754-5343

PENTECOSTAL BW Family Worship Center 161 Sand Creek Road 308-7737 PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD AN Delta Family Bible Church 1407 A St. 753-5110 OK New Covenant Tabernacle 3563 Main St. 679-8308

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Worship BW Harbor Church 6955 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3301 AN The Light Ministry Pentecostal Church of God 415 W. Sixth St. 778-1639

PENTECOSTAL, UNITED BW East Bay Pentecostal Church of Brentwood 121 Sims Road 634-2012 AN United Pentecostal Church of Antioch 101 W. Ninth St. 757-3977

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PRESBYTERIAN DB Delta Community Presbyterian Church 1900 Willow Lake Road 634-0184 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 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST AN Antioch Seventh-Day Adventist Church

2200 Country Hills Drive 757-7337

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST AN First Congregational Church 620 E. Tregallas Road 757-4094

BY Byron United Methodist Church 14671 Byron Highway 634-1411

UNITY OK Unity on the Delta 5549 Bridgehead Road 754-5343

UNITED METHODIST AN Antioch United Methodist Church on the Rock 50 Walton Lane 757-4359

WESLEYAN AN Antioch Wesleyan Church 2800 Sunset Lane 778-8056

BW Brentwood Community United Methodist Church 809 Second St. 634-3093

BW Mountain View Community Church 605 Harvest Park Drive 516-6700

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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, and sports medicine centers. HOSPITALS AN Antioch Convalescent Hospital 1210 A St. 757-8787 BW John Muir Medical Center 2400 Balfour Road 308-8100 BW Kaiser Permanente Medical Center 1425 S. Main St., Walnut Creek 295-4000 AN Lone Tree Convalescent Hospital 4001 Lone Tree Way 754-0470 AN Sutter Delta Medical Center 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-7200 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 2008-2009

clinics BW Allergy & Asthma Medical Group 350 John Muir Parkway 513-3140 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 BW Brentwood Surgery Center 2400 Balfour Road 240-2043 MC California Eye Clinic 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 AN Contra Costa Industrial Medical Center 2339 Buchanan Road 777-9194

AN Diablo Renal Services 2386 Buchanan Road 756-2490 MC East Bay Surgical Associates 3903 Lone Tree Way, AN 757-0800 2400 Balfour Road, BW 516-0892 BW Fresenius Medical Care of Brentwood 1191 Central Blvd. 634-9330 4510 O’Hara Ave. 513-7135 BW John Muir Sleep Center 350 John Muir Parkway 935-7667 BW John Muir Urgent Care 2400 Balfour Road 308-8111 AN Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Offices 3400 Delta Fair Blvd. 779-5000 AN Kaiser Permanente Deer Valley Medical Center

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5601 Deer Valley Road 813-6500 AN Laser Advantage of East County 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-4881 AN Planned Parenthood 1104 Buchanan Road 754-4550 BW Prima Delta Laser 8650 Brentwood Blvd. 755-0459 AN Sutter Delta Urgent Care Clinic 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-7200

ALLERGY BW Allergy & Asthma Medical Group 350 John Muir Parkway 513-3140 CARDIOLOGY BW Argenal, Agustin J. MD 2400 Balfour Road, 671-0610 BW Batten, Kristine MD 2400 Balfour Road 516-3230

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BW Benn, Andrew MD 2400 Balfour Road 516-3230 BW Cho, Shaun MD 2400 Balfour Road 516-3230 BW De Vane, Matthew MD 2400 Balfour Road 516-3230 BW Gong, Henry MD 2400 Balfour Road 634-0425 BW Kavanaugh, Patrick E. MD 2400 Balfour Road 671-0610 BW Krouse, John R. MD 2400 Balfour Road 516-3230 BW McWhirter, Paul D. MD 2400 Balfour Road 671-0610 BW Min, Howard K. MD 2400 Balfour Road 671-0610 AN Rajapuram, Gurunath MD 3737 Lone Tree Way 777-3360 AN Ray, Sanjay MD 1130 A St. 754-5656 BW Savage, Walter MD 350 John Muir Parkway 513-2646

MC Sutter Health Medical Group 3720 Sunset Lane, AN 779-9601 2400 Balfour Road, BW 634-0425 BW Van Gemeren, Arie MD 2400 Balfour Road 671-0610

CHIROPRACTIC OK AAA Accident Chiropractic Clinic 3385 Main St. 625-8800 BW Accident Injury Center 8330 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2497 BW Actus Chiropractic 9030 Brentwood Blvd. 516-2363 DB Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center 1555 Riverlake Road 240-6533 AN Antioch Accident and Injury Center 3701 Lone Tree Way 756-0900 AN Antioch Chiropractic Center 509 W. 18th St. 706-2225 AN Antioch Family Chiropractic 3105 Lone Tree Way 778-6655

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DB Batkin, Ronald L. DC 14850 Highway 4 634-0707 AN Bowes & Mah Chiropractic 1018 Fitzuren Road 978-0567 BW Brentwood Chiropractic 232 Chestnut St. 634-1101 AN Brophy, Richard DC 3731 Sunset Lane 754-6780 BW Broussard, Burt J. DC 1185 Second St. 634-6161 BW Champion Chiropractic 8157 Brentwood Blvd. 513-1395 AN Chiropractic Care 2339 Buchanan Road 777-0764 AN Cluff, Robert DC 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-5488 AN Deer Valley Chiropractic 3381 Deer Valley Road 757-7571 BW Delta Spine & Sportcare 350 John Muir Parkway 513-8883 DB Discovery Bay Chiropractic Clinic 1555 Riverlake Road 516-2225 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 Giessman, Dale A. DC 350 John Muir Parkway 513-8883 AN Goettsch, Jason DC 4611 Golf Course Road 754-8190 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 Junnila, Rick DC 5351 Neroly Road 978-2225

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BW Kaufman Chiropractic 4550 Balfour Road 308-7575 OK Lifestyle Health & Fitness 5351 Neroly Road 978-2225 BW Lopez, Larry DC 232 Chestnut St. 634-1101 BW Lowe, Suzanne DC 8385 Brentwood Blvd. 516-8211 AN McCurtain, Daniel A. DC 1708 A St. 754-6780 BW Miller Chiropractic Accident & Injury Center 8330 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2497 AN Moss, Jesse DC 501 W. Third St. 754-1441 AN Mossor, Karen L. DC 3700 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-7557 AN Nunnick, Francel RN DC 5169 Lone Tree Way 706-0323 OK Oakley Chiropractic Clinic 3478 Main St. 625-1881 DB Olff, Michael W. DC 1555 Riverlake Road 240-6533 OK Painter, Michael DC 3478 Main St. 625-1881 BW Pastor, Kaye DC 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-6161 DB Pierce Chiropractic Group 2489 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-2400 AN Quesada, John A. DC 2982 Delta Fair Blvd. 777-0311 OK Radetic Chiropractic 3385 Main St. 625-8800 BW Salvatori Chiropractic 160 Guthrie Lane 625-8801 AN Schick Chiropractic Clinic 3725 Lone Tree Way 777-3336 BW Steen, Ryan DC 350 John Muir Parkway 513-8883 BW Tompkins, Val H. DC 9030 Brentwood Blvd. 516-2363 AN Woolridge, Kenneth DC 509 W. 18th St. 586-8990

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Everybody’s a little different—you’re uniquely you and you want a great doctor who Äts your life. That’s why we created Now you can Änd a doctor in East Contra Costa County using criteria that are important to you like location, specialty, gender, health plans accepted or even languages spoken. Best of all, doctors at Sutter Delta Medical Group will partner with you to provide the personalized care you deserve.


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DENTISTRY AN ABC Dental Group 2734 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-1234 BW Abdou, Karam DDS 2400 Balfour Road 240-5808 AN Ackerman, Kevin DDS 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-0899 BW Alkhoury, Jamil DDS 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 2901 Lone Tree Way 757-4220

BW Apollo Dental Care 4530 Balfour Road 634-5061 BW Arrow, Michael DDS 2201 Balfour Road 308-7908 AN Bashiri, Elika DDS 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 754-2145 AN Bawa, Bobby DDS 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6117 AN Dr. Beauchamp Western Dental Center 2590 Sycamore Drive 776-1150 BW Benhamou, Tracy DDS 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 1140 Second St. 634-9449 AN Burk, Daniel F. DDS 3107 Lone Tree Way 757-5081 AN Cain, David A. DDS MSD 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 756-6158 AN Campos, David C. DDS 3220 Lone Tree Way 754-1650 AN Cardinal Dental Care 3725 Lone Tree Way 757-8246 AN Casipit, David J. DDS 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6117 BW Castro, Miguel, DDS 141 Sand Creek Road 240-8843 AN Chen, William DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-8700 BW Chen, William DDS 1140 Second St. 240-8111 AN Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics 2225 Buchanan Road 757-4423

AN Contra Costa Endodontics 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-8700 BW Contra Costa Endodontics 1140 Second St. 240-8111 AN Coulston, Phillip L. DMD 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Crossings Dental Care 3379 Deer Valley Road 706-0775 OK Dare, Richard J. DDS 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN Deer Valley Dental Office 4484 Lone Tree Way 706-4497 AN Deloso, Jessica N. DDS 3107 Lone Tree Way 757-2422 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities

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AN Doyle, Melissa A. DDS MS 2730 Lone Tree Way 778-3650 OK Draper, Garrett R. DDS 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN Dubuk, A. Nancy DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 756-7884 AN Dupree, Kenneth R. DMD 5201 Deer Valley Road 755-1100 AN East Bay Dental 5157 Lone Tree Way 777-1719 MC East County Endodontics 3801 Lone Tree Way, AN 753-5810 2400 Balfour Road, BW 516-7252 AN Erbez, George T. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-1232 MC Esterkyn, John I. DDS 2901 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-3197 1145 Second St., BW 513-9320 BW Fejarang, Cecilia DMD 141 Sand Creek Road 513-8800

AN First Advanced Dentistry 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6117 BW Garner, Michael J. DDS 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 AN Ghannam, S. DDS 2225 Buchanan Road 779-1112 AN Giebler, Thomas DDS 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Gilbert, John I. DDS 2730 Lone Tree Way 757-2217 AN Gorczyca, Ann Marie DMD 5201 Deer Valley Road 757-9000 BW Gordon, Jennifer L. DDS 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 BW Greene, Thomas DDS 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3501 MC Hall, Lajuan M. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road, AN 756-2024 2201 Balfour Road, BW 308-7608 AN Hann, Frank M. DDS 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6900

AN Hanson, Norman DDS 800 C St. 757-4700 AN Haraguchi, Ronald DDS 3700 Sunset Lane 756-2683 AN Haug, Jeffrey K. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 757-6626 BW Hench, Michael D. DDS 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 BW Herman, Doug and Wendy DDS 1140 Second St. 634-3503 AN Hillman, Bonnie K. DDS 2225 Buchanan Road 757-4423 MC Hornberger, Brian E. DDS MS 3801 Lone Tree Way, AN 753-5810 2400 Balfour Road, BW 516-7252 BW Jeffry, Gerald DDS 1140 Second St. 634-4446 AN Johnson, Chris H. DDS 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-5432

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AN Deloso, Roberto J. DDS 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 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 Dobin, David M. DDS MS AN 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-8700 BW 1140 Second St. 240-8111

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AN Keller, R.L. Jr. DDS 3107 Lone Tree Way 757-5081 AN Kennedy, Robert F. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 756-7884 BW Krey, R. Paul DDS 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3501 AN Lamb, Dennis S. DDS 3107 Lone Tree Way 754-2662 AN Lee, Paul DDS 5115 Lone Tree Way 706-0500 BW Legaspi, Valora C. DDS 2400 Balfour Road 240-5808 AN Leong, David J. DMD 2642 Somersville Road 778-4600 AN Leong, Lawrence DDS 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 Lorenzana, Cristina DDS 716 W. 10th St. 522-0277 BW Mankad, Ila DDS Brentwood Progressive Dental 1140 Second St. 240-7024 AN Martin, Rigo DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 757-4204 AN McDonald, Sloan M. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 778-2100 AN Michaud, Robert DDS MS 2730 Lone Tree Way 778-3650 AN Miller, Mark W. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road 754-6020 AN Morrice, William DDS 3107 Lone Tree Way 754-2662 AN Mosby, Steve M. DDS 2730 Lone Tree Way 757-5000

OK Nelson, Michael D. DDS 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN New City Dental Practice 4847 Lone Tree Way 755-4040 OK Oakley Dental 2571 Main St. 625-8050 AN Ong, David H. DDS 2739 Lone Tree Way 778-8780 BW Paden, William S. DDS 1181 Central Blvd. 634-6105 AN Palano, Charlie A. DMD 3800 Lone Tree Way 778-8080 BW Parkway Dental Care 2221 Balfour Road 240-7071 AN Partovi, Farhad DDS 800 C St. 757-4700 BW Pediatric Dentistry 1140 Second St. 634-9449 MC Peng, Robert DDS 2901 Lone Tree Way, AN 757-4220 1140 Second St., BW 634-9449

OK Pristine Dental 2170 Main St. 679-3333 BW Rayani, Dimple DDS 3120 Balfour Road 634-9901 AN Rivera, Grace C. DDS 4847 Lone Tree Way 755-4040 BW Sand Creek Dental 2540 Sand Creek Road 240-8210 MC Sheffield, Robert DDS 3428 Hillcrest Ave., AN 757-9100 1140 Second St., BW 634-4446 AN Shirani, Ali DDS 3725 Lone Tree Way 778-1998 BW Siao, Sien K. DDS 3120 Balfour Road 634-9901 AN Skyline Dental 3012 Lone Tree Way 778-7722 AN Slatten Ranch Dental Care Masido, Richard G. DDS 5819 Lone Tree Way 522-8788 AN Slotnick, Stephen R. DDS 2219 Buchanan Road 757-0757

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AN Towson, Eric DDS 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-0899 AN Tran, Charlene N. DDS 3200 Lone Tree Way 754-2122 BW Tuazon, Jhonanna DMD 2540 Sand Creek Road 240-8210 AN Vivo Dental 5165 Lone Tree Way 756-1200 AN Vlahos, Yiannis A. DDS 3200 Lone Tree Way 754-2122 AN Vu, Henry H. DDS 3107 Lone Tree Way 737-5081 BW Wadnizak, James DDS 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4443 BW Wedeking, Todd DDS 2201 Balfour Road 516-8886 AN Western Dental Centers 2590 Sycamore Drive 776-1140 AN Yee, Leland L. DDS 3012 Lone Tree Way 778-7722 BW Yuen, Wilson DDS 1155 Second St. 516-8793

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DERMATOLOGY BW Balfour Dermatology & Day Spa 2221 Balfour Road 240-9116 MC Beer, Robert E. MD 5201 Deer Valley Road, AN 240-9116 2221 Balfour Road, BW 240-9116 AN Chiu, Noel T.D. MD 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-6767 AN Diablo Dermatology 3701 Lone Tree Way 754-6767 DIABETES BW Manaloto, Theresa MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 BW Phamie, Thuthuy MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 EAR, NOSE & THROAT BW Diablo Valley ENT 350 John Muir Parkway 240-6348 AN Hearing Services of Antioch 4045 Lone Tree Way 778-3298

BW Loos, Benjamin MD 350 John Muir Parkway 685-7400 BW Moulton-Barrett, Rex MD 1280 Central Blvd. 240-8775 BW Rosen, Frederick MD 1191 Central Blvd. 305-1848 BW Said, Bassem MD 4510 O’Hara Ave. 516-4368

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AN Smith, Shelby J. DDS 2213 Buchanan Road 755-5115 MC Sobel, Richard S. DDS 2901 Lone Tree Way, AN 757-4220 1140 Second St., BW 634-9449 BW Sunny Dental 141 Sand Creek Road 240-8843 MC Tancreto, David J. DDS 5201 Deer Valley Road, AN 754-8700 1140 Second St., BW 240-8111 BW Tane, Rontal DDS 2201 Balfour Road 516-8886 MC Tanimura, Leslie K. DDS MS 2901 Lone Tree Way, AN 757-4220 1140 Second St., BW 634-9449 BW Tiburcio, Amor DDS Brentwood Progressive Dental 1140 Second St. 240-7024 BW Town Centre Dental 1155 Second St. 516-8793

FAMILY & GENERAL PRACTICE AN Alpert, Russell MD 2213 Buchanan Road 779-1331 BW Beckley, Olawunmi MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 AN Clarke, Randolph J. MD 3436 Hillcrest Drive 777-0477 AN Copeland, John MD 1111 A St. 778-9110 AN Edwards, James MD 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-1205

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AN Elyasi, Siamak MD 3720 Sunset Lane 779-9601 AN Friesen, Howard L. MD 1130 A St. 757-2250 AN Gupta, Ravinder N. MD 3741 Sunset Lane 778-2310 BW Johnson, Derek E. DO 1120 Second St. 513-2483 BW Kaplan, Abe MD 6440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3513 AN Khonsari, Hamid MD 3903 Lone Tree Way 755-1255 BW Kohal, Surinder MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 BW Maiocco, Hugh V. MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 BW Manaloto, Theresa MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 BW McGlynn, Marie MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 AN Ness, Andrew MD 3807 Lone Tree Way 757-3130 OK Raju, Laavanya MD 2565 Main St. 679-3284 BW Surinder, Kohal MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 AN Slarve, Richard N. MD 4053 Lone Tree Way 754-4343 BW Tarrar, A. John MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 AN Williams, Clark E. MD 3741 Sunset Lane 778-2999 AN Yee, Amber 2213 Buchanan Road 779-1331 AN Zimmerman, J. Gene MD 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-5151

GASTROENTEROLOGY AN Gollapudi, Ram MD 3700 Sunset Lane 778-3100 AN Zai, Dennis MD 3903 Lone Tree Way 754-8710 HEARING SERVICES AN Advanced Instruments 15 W. 18th St. 778-6665 100 Welcome!

NEUROLOGY MC Bhatt, A.K. MD 3501 Lone Tree Way, AN 757-7860 350 John Muir Parkway, BW 757-7860 BW Diablo Neurosurgical Medical Group 2400 Balfour Road 516-3020 AN Karan, John H. MD 3701 Lone Tree Way 755-9500 BW Tangco, Angelita MD 2220 Balfour Road 432-3318

BW Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center 1240 Central Blvd. 303-4668 AN Miracle Hearing Aids Somersville Town Centre 706-8000

HEMATOLOGY MC Cronk, Jeffrey MD 4721 Dallas Ranch Road, AN 778-0679 2400 Balfour Road, BW 778-0679 AN Ganey, John MD 4721 Dallas Ranch Road 778-0679 MC Patel, Bimal MD 4721 Dallas Ranch Road, AN 778-0679 2400 Balfour Road, BW 778-0679 INTERNAL MEDICINE PULMONARY DISEASE BW Campbell, Matthew MD 350 John Muir Parkway 634-8762 MC Del Rio, Gerald MD 3720 Sunset Lane, AN 779-9601 2400 Balfour Road, BW 634-0425 AN Enrique, Louis A. MD 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 754-6611 AN Faruqui, Aamir A. MD 3727 Sunset Lane 755-3727 AN Gupta, Ravinder N. MD 3741 Sunset Lane 778-2310 MC Hsu, Hsien-Wen MD 3720 Sunset Lane. AN

779-9601 2400 Balfour Road, BW 634-0425 MC Kassels, Michael D. DO 2400 Balfour Road, BW 513-9177 1555 Riverlake Road, DB 513-9177 BW Taborga, Celso MD 350 John Muir Parkway 634-8762 BW Trehan, Yogesh MD 100 Cortona Way 516-4488

MENTAL HEALTH BW Diablo Behavioral Healthcare 234 Oak St. 634-1600 AN Leon, Ronald MD 3432 Hillcrest Ave. 778-1444 AN Zapata, Carlos M. MD 3725 Lone Tree Way 777-0720 NEPHROLOGY AN Chiu, May MD 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-9635 AN Diablo Nephrology Medical Group 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-9635 AN DiRaimondo, Carol MD 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-9635 AN Kim, Edward MD 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-9635 AN Wrone, Elizabeth MD 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-9635

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OB/GYN BW Bergman, Michelle MD 1120 Second St. 513-2483 AN De Edwards, Sharon MD 3903 Lone Tree Way 754-9961 BW Friedman, Yaron MD 2400 Balfour Road 301-9875 BW Hanna, Nadine MD 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 BW Hughes, L. Sandy MD 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 BW Katz, Gerald F. MD 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 BW Pinckard, J. Thomas MD 350 John Muir Parkway 626-3900 AN Poon, Eric K. MD Inc. 3700 Sunset Lane 757-0311 AN Stewart, Debra L. DO 3700 Sunset Lane 755-7300 MC Wada, Scott J. MD 3903 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-1842 1120 Second St., BW 513-2483 MC Yee, Kyla Ai-Lan MD 4053 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-1842 1120 Second St., BW 513-2483 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities

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Allergy & Immunology


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dr. Joyce roberts optometrist Member C.O.A., A.O.A. Eye exams for the entire family

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AN Youngs OB & GYN Clinic 3724 Lone Tree Way 778-0700 AN Zimmerman, Daniel MD 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-8070

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE BW Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine 2400 Balfour Road 626-3801 ONCOLOGY MC Arora, Ravi K. MD 3220 Lone Tree Way, AN 778-0679 2400 Balfour Road, BW 778-0679 BW East Bay Medical Oncology 2400 Balfour Road 634-8128 OPTOMETRY/ OPHTHALMOLOGY BW Atkinson, Christina OD 350 John Muir Parkway 634-6101 AN Bay Area Retina 2219 Buchanan Road 522-8850 BW Brentwood Eye Care 350 John Muir Parkway 634-6101

BW Bronge, Matthew OD 350 John Muir Parkway 634-6101 BW Buchanan, Carol A. OD 8440 Brentwood Blvd. 634-0303 MC California Eye Clinic 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 AN Chang, Doris OD 4051 Lone Tree Way 757-7676 AN Cherry, Suraj MD 3505 Lone Tree Way 778-4555 AN Cheung, Robert OD 3700 Sunset Lane 757-0450 AN Daniels, Stewart MD 2219 Buchanan Road 522-8850 BW Delta Vista Optometry Associates 8400 Brentwood Blvd. 634-0303 DB Discovery Eye Care Optometry 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd. 516-0202

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AN Khayatan, Selin OD 3700 Sunset Lane 757-0450 AN Kirschbaum, Stephanie OD 4051 Lone Tree Way 757-7676 AN Lee, Joanne Mallia OD 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6707 AN Linder, Eileen OD 4051 Lone Tree Way 757-7676 AN Lone Tree Vision Care 5113 Lone Tree Way 778-1505 AN Louie, Garret OD 2225 Buchanan Road 757-6707 AN Mariam, Kidisti 2201 Verne Roberts Circle 757-1183 MC Ong, Frances OD 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 MC Ong, Wilson OD 5113 Lone Tree Way, AN 778-1505 4550 Balfour Road, BW 513-0323

AN Puccinelli, Pamela OD MA 3389 Deer Valley Road 778-5688 AN Ray, Subhransu MD 2219 Buchanan Road 522-8850 BW Roberts, Joyce OD 350 John Muir Parkway 634-6101 AN Ting, Tuow MD 2219 Buchanan Road 522-8850 AN Velasquez, Rowena OD 5113 Lone Tree Way 778-1505 AN Visendi, Peter OD 3700 Sunset Lane 757-0450 BW Vision Optix Optometry 4550 Balfour Road 513-0323 AN Wal-Mart Vision Center 4893 Lone Tree Way 978-0615 BW Wegenke, Casey OD 350 John Muir Parkway 634-6101

ORTHOPEDIC AN Jaffin, H. Michael MD 3701 Lone Tree Way 706-7788

BW Muir Orthopaedic Specialists 350 John Muir Parkway 516-8443 AN Seibert, Sumner S. MD 3903 Lone Tree Way 754-5254 AN Shenoy, Ananth MD 3501 Lone Tree Way 778-1400

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BW Eye Care Galleria 2300 Sand Creek Road 240-8520 AN Family Optometric Vision Care 5163 Lone Tree Way 757-5560 MC Grosserode, Robert S. MD 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 MC Harrison, Steven MD 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 MC Hwang, Ivan P. MD 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 MC Huff, David OD 3747 Sunset Lane, AN 754-2300 1181 Central Blvd., BW 516-0888 DB Janda, Ronald OD 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd. 516-0202 AN Jones, Mark A. OD 2600 Sommersville Road 706-1971

PAIN MANAGEMENT AN Cluff, Robert MD 3737 Lone Tree Way 754-1768 AN Integrated Pain Management Medical Group 3725 Lone Tree Way 756-0731 PEDIATRICS BW Avasarata, Kishor MD 1181 Central Blvd. 888-530-3034 BW Bledsoe, Scott DO 2400 Balfour Road 308-8112 BW Brentwood Pediatrics 1191 Central Blvd. 240-7337

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AN Contra Costa Pediatrics 5173 Lone Tree Way 755-8500 MC De La Cruz, Lourdes A. MD 4053 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-4545 1120 Second St., BW 513-2483 BW Diablo Behavorial Healthcare 234 Oak St. 634-1600 MC Diablo Valley Pediatric Medical Group 3737 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888 MC Evans, James MD 3737 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Ave., BW 516-6888 BW Garcia, Jaime MD 1191 Central Blvd. 240-7337 MC Gershen, Lance R. MD 3737A Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070

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1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888 BW Goldman, Tracy MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8113 AN Jones, Michelle E. MD 5173 Lone Tree Way 755-8500 BW Kurio, Greg MD 1181 Central Blvd. 888-530-3034 MC Lipson, Eugene MD 3737 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888 AN Mahdavi, Abbas MD 3903 Lone Tree Way 754-7200 BW Paz, Lorna T. MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8113 MC Quan, Jessica MD 3737 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888 2008-2009

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

BW Diablo Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 2221 Balfour Road 516-8730 AN East Bay Physical Therapy 2329 Buchanan Road 777-0992 BW John Muir Outpatient Rehabilitation 1191 Central Blvd. 240-0334 AN Kabat & Associates Physical Therapy 5161 Lone Tree Way 522-8000 BW More Physical Therapy Inc. 120 Guthrie Lane 513-4150 AN Orthopedic and Occupational Injuries 2339 Buchanan Road 777-0982 AN Singh, Dave RPT 2339 Buchanan Road 777-0964 AN Sutter Delta Medical Center Physical Therapy 3901 Lone Tree Way 779-7234

BW Randall, Nathan DPM 71 Sand Creek Road 634-1009 BW Scivally, John DPM 2400 Balfour Road 937-2860

RADIOLOGY AN Antioch Magnetic Imaging 3450 Wildflower Drive 757-2100 BW John Muir Outpatient Medical Imaging 2400 Balfour Road 308-8123

SPECIALISTS AN Degnan, Kevin MD Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon 5201 Deer Valley Road 778-2600 UROLOGY AN Chin, Jonathan MD 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-6210 AN Lieb, Jeremy MD 3725 Lone Tree Way 754-6210

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BW Rood, Lisa MD 2400 Balfour Road 308-8113 BW Rudominer, Andrea MD 1200 Central Blvd. 516-6888 BW Saba, Ziad MD 1181 Central Blvd. 888-530-3034 MC Tracy, Ryan MD 3737A Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888 MC Wu, Jenny Q. MD 3737 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888 MC Yang, Lucia MD 3737 Lone Tree Way, AN 754-7070 1200 Central Blvd., BW 516-6888

PODIATRY AN Aderonke, Ojo DPM 2761 Lone Tree Way 778-3200 AN Boccio, James R. 3700 Sunset Lane 778-2977 BW Brentwood Foot & Ankle Clinic 71 Sand Creek Road 634-1009 BW Brentwood Podiatry 350 John Muir Parkway 516-1551 BW Greer, James DPM 350 John Muir Parkway 516-1551 AN Osborne, Dennis M. 1205 A. St. 778-1800

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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 Black Diamond Gymnastics 2015 Elkins Way 516-6619

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

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

BW Club One at Brentwood 120 Guthrie Lane 755-9111

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

BW In-Shape City 180 Griffith Lane 513-8700

AN Curves for Women 3132 Contra Loma Blvd. 777-9787 BW Curves for Women 3130 Balfour Road 240-8065 BW Curves for Women 2013 Elkins Way 240-8165 DB Curves for Women 14850 Highway 4 634-9099

OK Diamond Hills Sports Club & Spa 1510 Neroly Road 420-4575 DB Discovery Bay Athletic Club 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-3528 BW Encore Gymnastics Dance & Climbing 2490 Sand Creek Road 240-1133

BW MS Fit Women’s Fitness & Yoga Studio 55 Broderick Drive 325-233 AN Pilates for Golf Solution 3731 Sunset Lane 754-8658 AN Solar Swim & Gym 111 W. 15th St. 757-7412

AN 24 Hour Fitness Sport 2632 Somersville Road 753-1553 AN 24 Hour Fitness Express 3305 Deer Valley Road 776-1624 AN Xtreme Fitness 207 E. 18th St. 779-9503 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities

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fter putting in time at the office and attending to duties with family, friends and community, 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 where you can get that melt-away massage; 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

AN Another Badd Creation 1104 Buchanan Road 706-9285

AN Boscia, Susan 414 W. Second St. 754-1881

AN Cindy Nails 3409 Deer Valley Road 706-7245

BW About Hair Etc. 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2587

BW Athenas Hair Studio 642 First St. 240-1859

AN Accents Hair & Nail Designs 2360 Buchanan Road 754-8660

BW Bovo Chic 4411 Balfour Road 240-9999

AN Aziza’s Beauty Salon 45 E. 18th St. 755-8486

BW Classy Cottage 818 First St. 513-3211

BW Brentwood Skin Care & Health Experience 8330 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3223

AN Color Nails and Spa 5819 Lone Tree Way 757-7085

BI Alice’s Hair Salon 3601 Gateway Road 684-9322 BW Angel Nails 5611 Lone Tree Way 308-7612

AN Beautiful You 2358 Buchanan Road 706-2569 AN Beauty By K 2503 San Jose Drive 978-2141

AN Carol Carey Day Spa & Salon 4534 Lone Tree Way 777-1950

AN Angel’s Hair Salon 10 Water Way 978-0358

AN Beauty Source Tanning 1625 A St. 778-5282

AN Carolyn’s Hair Salon & Beauty Supply 1844 A St. 778-2611

AN Anita Saunders 2740 W. Tregallas Road 753-4041

AN Bella Fortuna Salon & Spa 5865 Lone Tree Way 754-4000

OK Center Barber Shop 3100 Main St. 625-1241

AN Best Cut 1508 A St. 778-1833

OK Charisma Salon 3807 Main St. 679-8735

BW Betty’s Beauty Parlour 221 Oak St. 634-4549

OK Chayo’s Beauty Salon 3569 Main St. 679-8369

AN Blessed Hands 11 W. 20th St. 978-5467

OK Christina Nails 2025 Main St. 625-7439

AN Body Works 308 G St. 778-8835

BW Christine’s Nails 818 First St. 759-8550

AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 108 Welcome!

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AN Creative Cuts 2313 Buchanan Road 778-0866 AN Creative Skin & Body Care 2315 Buchanan Road 978-2970 AN Custom Hair Design Cheryl 2742 W. Tregallas Road 756-7993 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 Deborah’s House of Style 1205 A St. 706-8180

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BW Dené Nicole’s Salon 316 Oak St. 240-7700

BW Great Clips For Hair 4431 Balfour Road 240-9115

AN Designer Cuts 2765 Lone Tree Way 778-6881

OK Great Clips For Hair 2589 Main St. 679-0279

OK Designer Cuts 2065 Main St. 625-5669

AN Gully, Galiena Lynn 320 E. 18th St. 978-0125

BY Diamond Hair Salon 3221 Lookout Point Loop 240-0133

BW Hair By Diane 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9816

BW Diana Nails & Hair 2430 Sand Creek Road 240-6667

AN Hair By Hutch 5865 Lone Tree Way 754-3001

BY Discovery Nails 14870 Byron Highway 634-6106

AN Hair By Rose Norvell 1625 A St. 779-0813

OK DK Salon 1625 Main St. 679-9089

AN Hair By Roselyn Malfitano 3950 Lone Tree Way 778-9592

AN Elegant Lady Salon of Beauty 415 W. Third St. 779-1734 DB Elements Salon 14850 Highway 4 634-3518 AN En Vogue Hair & Nail Designs

214 G St. 706-7350 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 Hair Emporium 202 Rossi Ave. 754-9760

AN Get To Know Your Hair 508 W. Third St. 757-8244

BW Hair Encounter 355 Oak St. 516-6994

AN Great Clips For Hair 5887 Lone Tree Way 778-1623

AN Hair Gallery 3670 Lone Tree Way 754-5212

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AN Images Of 3 Hair Salon 709 A St. 776-4149

AN Hair & Nails 1508 A St. 778-1833

AN Instyle Cuts 2657 Somersville Road 778-0309

BW Hair Razors 1300 Central Blvd. 634-9430

BI Island Cuts 6323 Bethel Island Road 684-3530

AN Haircut Headquarters 2725 Hillcrest Ave. 706-2887

AN K&R Nails 1864 A St. 706-8448

BW Haircut Place 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 308-7527

AN Katz Around The Korner 2503 San Jose Drive 754-5590

AN Hairlines 3170 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-5599

AN Kim Nails 1076 Sycamore Drive 754-1988

AN HairMasters 5779 Lone Tree Way 757-5930

AN Kim’s Blessed Hands Salon 11 W. 20th St. 978-5467

BW Hairmasters 3120 Balfour Road 240-7548

AN Kim’s Hair & Nail Design 2550 Somersville Road 978-1878

AN Heavenly Hair By Qwivander 1900 A St. 706-2131

BW La Nina Nails 640 Harvest Park Drive 634-4424

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 2008-2009

BY La Playa Tanning 5901 Marina Road 516-7866 AN Lane Delise 4635 Fallon Court 776-7528 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 1084 Sycamore Drive 753-1663 AN Lee’s Nails 3918 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-9316 AN Le Nails 3138 Contra Loma Blvd. 754-5737 BW Le Nails 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4563 AN Lily’s Nails 4478 Lone Tree Way 756-7732 AN Lito’s Barber Shop 11 W. Sixth St. 776-4458 AN Lone Tree Nails 4815 Lone Tree Way 753-0690 BW Lollipop Haircut Shop 6271 Lone Tree Way 240-1337 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 Hair Liberation 320 E. 18th St. 754-3020

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 AN Mary Marie’s Salon 308 G St. 755-9714 OK Mary’s Hair Salon 3513 Main St. 679-1260 AN Mercado’s Barber Shop 604½ W. Second St. 754-4919 AN Metcalf, Maureen 414 W. Second St. 754-6733 AN Michele’s Beauty Salon 2740 W. Tregallas Road 757-5775 AN Michelle Nails 3409 Deer Valley Road 706-7245 AN Miracle Nails 2962 Delta Fair Blvd. 776-5186 AN My Beauty Salon 3130 Contra Loma Blvd. 777-1304 OK Nail Tech II 3100 Main St. 679-8982 AN Nails 2001 2311 Buchanan Road 779-1668 AN Nails By Jimmy 2727 Hillcrest Ave. 706-9539 5887 Lone Tree Way 778-1147 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

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AN ONYX Hair Design 415 W. Third St. 978-6699 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 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 Hair Salon 50 Sand Creek Road 626-3819 AN Quail Lodge Beauty Salon 4850 Deer Valley Road 778-5592

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AN Regal Nails in Wal-Mart 4893 Lone Tree Way 754-6928

BW Rosie’s Hair Salon 3940 Walnut Ave. 513-7893

AN Serenity Salon & Spa 2331 Buchanan Road 779-1130

AN Regis Salon County East Mall 778-8889

BW Rubia Salon 2440 Sand Creek Road 240-7777

BW Shiny Nails 1135 Second St. 634-5454

AN Rivertown Nails 620 W. Second St. 706-2240

AN Salon Brush 4534 Lone Tree Way 777-1950

AN Simply Beautiful Hair Salon 11 E. 16th St. 757-9282

AN Roila 2742 W. Tregallas Road 754-9600

AN Salon 109 109 G St. 778-0846

AN Situations 510 W. Second St. 777-9957

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BW Sylvia’s Beauty Salon 614 First St. 634-6299

BW Spa Prima at the Beauty Source 8650 Brentwood Blvd. 516-3600

BW Tangles Salon 7730 Brentwood Blvd. 240-0333

AN Spoiled Rotten – The Spalon 4379 Hillcrest Ave. 706-7269 BW Sport Haircuts 4530 Balfour Road 513-7984 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

AN Tanners Paradise 3624 Lone Tree Way 776-7744 AN Tanners Paradise 5887 Lone Tree Way 755-8554 BW That’s A Wrap 1280 Central Blvd. 634-4668 AN The Barber Shop 1528 A St. 778-3312 BW The Barber Shop 150 Chestnut St. 513-6049 DB Tipz N Toez Nail Salon 1555 Riverlake Road 240-6662

700 Harvest Park Drive 516-2196 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 BW TrueBody Massage Therapy 815 First St. 212-2568

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 Tu Imagen Hair Salon 2934 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-8127

AN VK Nails 2513 San Jose Drive 779-1819

BW Tutta Bella 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 513-9494

AN Whisper’s Hair Salon 405 W. 10th St. 754-5573

AN Ultimate Hair Salon 2013 C St. 757-1248

AN Wild Orchids the Salon 1328 Sunset Drive 756-0666

BW Today’s Cuts 7351 Brentwood Blvd. 634-7811

AN Uptown Designs Hair & Nails Salon 1000 Fitzuren Road 777-0531

BW Top Cuts Plus 1145 Second St. 516-2956

AN Vanna Nails 1639 A St. 706-1644

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AN Slick’s Barber Shop 727 W. 10th St. 778-1230

AN Yoshi’s Electrology 1104 Buchanan Road 754-7764

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he recent housing bust and financial meltdown has hit California hard, but many of East County’s realtors are hanging tough and providing buyers and sellers with technical skill and local knowledge. Despite hard economic times everywhere, East County has continued to be one of the Bay Area’s most popular places to put down roots. When the inevitable recovery sets in, the real estate professionals you see on the following pages will be in the thick of it. AN AGS Global Financial Group 2810 Lone Tree Way 522-0175 MC Alain Pinel Realtors 813 First St., BW 634-1116 1555 Riverlake Road, BY 634-1111 BY All Avenue Investments 14850 Highway 4 516-2999 BW All Phase Brokers 2795 Vancouver Court 516-3333

AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities 114 Welcome!

AN Antioch Realty Group 4041 Lone Tree Way 757-3612

AN Better World Real Estate 2400 Sycamore Drive 757-2200

OK Assist 2 Sell 5867 Lone Tree Way 625-4663

AN Black Diamond Land & Realty 300 H St. 778-4431

OK ATG Realty 51 Merganser Court 625-0978 BW Barkley Funding International 144 Continente Ave. 809-3160 BI Bethel Island Realty 6357 Bethel Island Road 684-2289 MC Better Homes Realty 3413 Deer Valley Road, AN 777-0530 3000 Delta Fair Blvd., AN 779-0299 1500 A St., AN 706-9100 2200 Sand Creek Road, BW 634-8811 634-7253, DB

AN Bob Blanchard Realtors 816 Roanwood Court 706-1790 AN Blue Line Real Estate 2901 Lone Tree Way 754-9200 BW Blue Sky Realty 240-7474

7985 Brentwood Blvd. 634-3508 BY Bulkbuyersclub.Com 3471 Keystone Loop 516-6972 AN Butler & Butler Investments 2219 Buchanan Road 706-2100 BW California Commercial Corporation 1210 Central Ave. 634-8380 BW CA Real Estate Options 101 Sand Creek Road 240-8039

AN Bob Gunson Real Estate 320 E. 18th St. 778-6000

BW HomeTown Real Estate 516-2190

BI Boyd Real Estate Inc. 6170 Bethel Island Road 684-2000

BW Capital Market Funding 3150 Balfour Road 516-3514

BW Broderick Real Estate Investments

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BW Cardinale Company 1120 Second St. 516-1924 BW Cathie Marples Broker Associate 8340 Brentwood Blvd. 240-1092 OK CBC Cinquini Real Estate Investments 3807 Main St. 625-2243 BW Century 21 3150 Balfour Road 516-3505 MC Coldwell Banker Amaral & Associates 8290 Brentwood Blvd., BW 634-0600 14810 Highway 4, DB 634-0400 3775 Main St., OK 439-7400 AN Coon & McCreary Realtors 3711 Lone Tree Way 754-7400 829 Lone Tree Way 706-1592 BW Creative Real Estate Concepts 101 Sand Creek Road 634-5331 BI Cypress Lakes Realty 6325 Bethel Island Road 684-9002 AN Darnella Barnes Real Estate 2743 Lone Tree Way 777-1770 AN Delta Association of Realtors 3711 Sunset Lane 757-8283 BY Delta Country Real Estate 13530 Byron Highway 634-6777 BI Delta Island Real Estate & Loans Inc P.O. Box 2125 684-2216 BI Delta Properties & Investments 6259 Bethel Island Road 684-2160

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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 BW Eagle Crest Real Estate 3361 Walnut Blvd. 706-0011 AN East County Brokers 3711 Sunset Lane 754-6000 BW East County Realty 8640 Brentwood Blvd. 516-3505

BW First Choice Funding & Real Estate 144 Continente Ave. 513-7016 AN Ralph Garrow Real Estate 1312 A St. 757-3770 MC Golden Jewel Homes 626-3800, BW AN Bob Gunson Real Estate 320 East 18th St. 778-6000 AN Rella Hallcro RE/MAX Associates 4851 Lone Tree Way 998-9017

BW Enos Real Estate 9000 Brentwood Blvd. 516-7073

BW Hallmark Realty 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2033

BW Harold Fertado Real Estate 311 Oak St. 634-4112

AN Hearts Realty 4508 Muledeer Court 706-1582

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AN Robert Heaton Real Estate 1219 A St. 757-7700 AN Help-U-Sell Real Estate 3616 Delta Fair Blvd. 779-1877 BW Help-U-Sell Real Estate 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-7653 BW Heidi Hurst & Team 8340 Brentwood Blvd. 240-5559 BW Independent Real Estate Brokers 761 Second St. 513-1997 BY Infinity Properties 1501 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-1958 AN Integrity Home Loans 2006 A St. 754-4397

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BW Intero Real Estate 5541 Lone Tree Way 516-9090

BY Mann & Associates 4815 Discovery Point 513-3231

AN Norcal Empire Partners 5887 Lone Tree Way 756-2536

BW Jordan Real Estate 2969 Honor Way 516-2103

AN Mansion Realty 3240 Lone Tree Way 779-0106

AN NorthCal Properties 2707 Lone Tree Way 757-7709

AN Keller Williams Realty 4041 Lone Tree Way 315-8700

MC Marples & Associates 8340 Brentwood Blvd., BW 634-8040 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd., DB 634-2224

OK Old Highway 4 Realty 5050 Live Oak Ave. 625-2197

BW Keller Williams Realty 191 Sand Creek Road 634-0033 AN Lone Tree Real Estate 2810 Lone Tree Way 778-3663

AN MBS Capital Mortgage Realty 3700 Delta Fair Blvd. 706-1124 AN McClearen Group 240-0700

AN LSM Realty 2015 Lynwood Way 755-1576

AN Douglas A. McPherson Enterprises, Inc. 2213 Buchanan Road 754-1230

BW M&H Realty Team 1210 Central Blvd. 634-0079

OK Morningstar Properties 3373 Main St. 679-2100

OK Main Street Realty 3659 Main St. 679-8367

AN Moss Beach Homes 2615 Somersville Road 978-2645

OK Paul Connell Real Estate 3741 Main St. 625-8400 BW Preferred Real Estate Group 1120 Second St. 240-8077 MC Prudential California Realty 5887 Lone Tree Way, AN 776-2740 2510 Sand Creek Blvd., BW 679-2177 5901 Marina Road, DB 634-9700 DB R Prince Realtors 1540 Discovery Bay Blvd. 240-7877 AN Real Estate Specialists 511 W. Fourth St. 522-8222 AN Realty World 4051 Lone Tree Way 756-0202 Black Diamond Properties 2810 Lone Tree Way 757-7200 MC Delta Country 13530 Byron Highway, BY 634-1928 6670 Lone Tree Way, BW 513-4331 MC RE/MAX Associates 4851 Lone Tree Way, AN 776-1100 5145 Pray Court, AN 756-6688 2830 Lone Tree Way, AN 757-8080 2453 Discovery Bay Blvd., BY 513-2050 DB Riedy Commercial Real Estate 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd. 516-5588

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AN Riker Homes Real Estate 5181 Lone Tree Way 706-2272 AN Rivercity Properties 100 E. 18th St. 754-4900 AN River’s Edge Real Estate 754-2749

AN Sterling Stone, Realtor 2333 Buchanan Road 778-2590 AN Stonegate Real Estate 1104 Buchanan Road 754-1400 BW 3150 Balfour Road 516-1507

AN Mayra Rodriguez, Realtor 757-4062

AN Team Elite Keller Williams 191 Sand Creek Road 634-8220

BW Roundup Realty 4550 Balfour Road 513-0777

BW Tosh & Associates 4505 O’Hara Ave. 634-7514

BW RSO Property Management 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-2033 AN Russell Real Estate 1518 A St. 754-2220

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AN Vantage Point Real Estate 320 E. 18th St. 756-6970 AN Victor Barajas Realtor 2200 Sand Creek Road 240-0077

BY Susan Schilling, Realtor 2418 Pinehurst Court 634-7771

AN Wheaton & Associates Real Estate Service 757-1097

AN Security Pacific Real Estate Services 4615 Golf Course Road 522-2400

AN Windermere Signature Collection 5119 Lone Tree Way 778-9445

BW Brian Sharp Realty 3130 Balfour Road 240-6683

BW Windermere Ellsworth & Associates 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 513-2605


• Highest Quality, Affordable Rates • Foreign & Domestic Repairs • Rental Cars & Towing Available

AN Valley Crossroads Realty 11 West 18th St. 777-2190

BW Ted & Barbara Sanderson, Realtors 1104 Burghley Lane 516-4563

AN Standard Pacific Homes 4581 Ridgeline Drive 706-9101


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Apartments AN Antioch Bay View Apartments 137 Wilbur Ave. 778-1557 BW Arbor Ridge Apartments 2400 Shady Willow Lane 240-8448 BW Artenga’s Redwood Apartments 7940 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4091 AN Baywood Apartments 2005 San Jose Drive 757-5565 AN Bella Rose Apartments 4900 Canada Valley Road 754-2900 BW Brentwood Apartments 200 Village Drive 634-4561 BW Brentwood Park Apartments 180 Sycamore Ave. 516-0570 BW Brentwood Senior Commons 750 Larkspur Lane 240-9560 AN Buchanan Gardens Apartments 1600 Buchanan Road 753-0400 AN Casa Blanca Apartments 1000 Claudia Court 754-7671

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AN Casa del Rio Senior Housing 615 W. Seventh St. 510-372-9246 AN Crestview Pines 1600 Aster Drive 754-1161 AN Cross Pointe 5100 Vista Grande Drive 755-4141 AN Delta Pines Apartments 2301 Sycamore Drive 776-5379 AN Delta View Apartments 3915 Delta Fair Blvd. 757-9212 BW Eskaton Lodge 450 John Muir Parkway 5168006 AN Garden Court Apartments 420 Grangnelli Ave. 754-5454 OK Golden Oak Manor 5000 Kelsey Lane 625-5223 BW Green Valley Apartments 8510 Brentwood Blvd. 634-8558, 916-414-4400 AN Hillcrest View Apartments 3001 Kodiak St. 754-3733 AN Hudson Townhouse Manor 3421 Hudson Court 757-0110

AN Marina Creek Apartments 616 O St. 757-6659 BW Marsh Creek Apartments 7251 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9800 AN Oakwood Village Apartments 2201 Sycamore Drive 754-9077 AN Riverbank Apartments 33 E. Seventh St. 706-1930 AN Riverstone Apartments 2200 Sycamore Drive 754-4488 AN Runaway Bay 2201 San Jose Drive 779-9999 OK Silver Oak Apartments 4991 Gardenia Ave. 625-6040 AN Somerset Apartments 3185 Contra Loma Blvd. 778-7299 OK Summer Creek Place 4950 Empire Ave. 625-1704 AN Summerwood Apartments 3101 Buchanan Road 754-5455 BW Sycamore Place Senior Housing 1100 Sycamore Court 634-6200

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AN Terrace Glen Apartments 107 W. 20th St. 777-9657 BW The Commons at Oak Grove 59 Carol Lane 625-4161 AN Tiffany Apartments 2405 L St. 754-8037 BW Towne Centre Commons 1275 Central Blvd. 513-1110 AN Twin Creek Apartments 1111 James Donlon Blvd. 778-5300 AN Villa Medanos 2811 Cadiz Lane 754-1808 AN Village at Park View 2800 Gentrytown Drive 754-1910 BW Villa Amador Apartments 50 Sand Creek Road 516-0260 AN Village West Apartments 1461 Aster Drive 757-1386 AN West River Town Apartments 811 W. Fourth St. 777-1605 AN Windsor Court Apartments 2300 Sycamore Drive 778-5838


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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 is scheduled to be widened 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.

BUSES For County Connection/ Central Contra Costa Transit Route information, call 6767500. Senior Bus Senior bus provides service within the City of Antioch for seniors to medical appointments or lunch meals at the Antioch Senior Center. Appointments must be

scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Call 7541080 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.

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Pet Services

Pet Services T

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 5789 Lone Tree Way 756-6981 BW Brentwood Family Pet Care 4421 Balfour Road 240-7387




BW Brentwood Veterinary Hospital 4519 O’Hara Ave. 634-1177 AN Companion Pet Hospital 4365 Hillcrest Ave. 757-2287 OK Cypress Veterinary Hospital 2037 Main St. 625-5330 KN Delta Mobile Veterinarian Service 625-8809 DB Discovery Bay Veterinary Clinic 1540 Discovery Bay Blvd. 634-0759 AN East Bay Veterinary Emergency 1312 Sunset Drive 754-5001

AN East Hills Veterinary Hospital 2325 Buchanan Road 754-7960 AN MAT Medical Transport 2400 Sycamore Drive 755-8969

pEt boarding BW Brentwood Pet Resort & Salon 600 Concord Ave. 634-7378 BW Pets Frolic Inn 4071 Orwood Road 634-4431

OK Medical Center for Birds 3805 Main St. 625-1878 OK Oakley Veterinary Medical Center 3807 Main St. 625-3722 OK Tail Wag Inn Veterinary Hospital 4901 Bethel Island Road 684-2862

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AN Happy Pets 779-9858 BW Jody’s Pet Sitting Sevice 240-0288 BW Paws-Itively Pets 516-9399 BW Tooth and Nail Pet Services 513-0019 AN Your Pets Butler Pet Sitting 755-1188 Shelters & RESOURCES AN Antioch Animal Services 300 L St. 779-6989 MC Contra Costa Animal Services 4849 Imhoff Place, Martinez 646-2995 AN Friends of Animal Services P.O. Box 1242 431-8318 AN HALO (Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization) P.O. Box 2011 473-4642 DB HARP (Homeless Animals Response Group) 516-0083


KN Pampered Pets Doggie Day Care & Boarding 628-3824 BW Paws-Itively Pets 336 Pebble Beach Drive 516-9399 PET GROOMING & TRAINING BW Aussie Pet Mobile 800-738-6624 BW Brentwood Pet Resort & Salon 600 Concord Ave. 634-7378 BW Doggie Depot 1300 Central Blvd. 516-7224 OK Hairy Hounds 3807 Main St. 679-0308 BW Petco 5481 Lone Tree Way 308-7307 BW Whole Dog Barkery & Paw Spa 7720 Brentwood Blvd. 240-0676 PET SITTING BW All 4 Paws Pet Sitting Sevice 516-2923 BW All God’s Creatures 240-1770

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ust passing through? Whether you’re visiting East County for business or pleasure, you’ll find an attractive selection of strategically located hotels and motels to serve as your home away from home. New to the list this year is Hampton Inn in Brentwood.

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

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

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

OK Holiday Inn Express 5549 Bridgehead Road 755-1222

AN Best Western Heritage Inn 3210 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-2000

BW Hampton Inn 7605 Brentwood Blvd. 513-1299

BW Holiday Inn Express 8820 Brentwood Blvd. 634-6400

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


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AN Riverview Motel 3120 E. 18th St. 757-3378

AN Ramada Inn 2436 Mahogany Road 754-6600

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he recent meltdown 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 Bank of America AN 41 E. 18th St. 682-4644 AN 4500 Lone Tree Way 682-4644 AN 2519 Somersville Road 800-227-5458 AN 6261 Lone Tree Way 240-6440 BW 241 Oak St. 634-9433 OK 2545 Main St. 634-9433 Bank of the West AN 2507 Somersville Road 754-1845 AN 5001 Lone Tree Way 755-2327 BW 4540 Balfour Road 634-2161 OK 2195 Main St. 625-2211 AN Citibank West 47 E. 18th St. 757-6401 130 Welcome!

ECC/Bank of Agriculture & Commerce AN 1411 A St. 281-1014 OK 3775 Main St. 625-4990 BW 740 First St. 634-2111 BW 2251 Balfour Road 308-7011 DB 14804A Highway 4 634-0112 BW First Bank 6590 Lone Tree Way 240-0144 AN First National Bank of Omaha 2201 Sycamore Drive 754-2890 BW Fremont Bank 131 Sand Creek Road 634-6990 BW Tri Counties Bank 2400 Sand Creek Road 634-5500

AN Umpqua Bank 3700 Lone Tree Way 778-6702 US Bank AN 3636 Lone Tree Way 777-2012 DB 14840 Highway 4 513-2110 BW 3110 Balfour Road 240-2030 BW 1125 Second St. 513-6970 Washington Mutual OK 2535 Main St. 625-9501 AN 4300 Lone Tree Way 779-3100 AN 3206 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-8301 BW 3100 Balfour Road 240-8426 Wells Fargo Bank AN 1715 A St. 757-5143 AN 3365 Deer Valley Road 706-1403

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AN 5859 Lone Tree Way 755-5460 BW 1115 Second St. 513-6000 BW 5611 Lone Tree Way 755-5700 World Savings AN 2601 Somersville Road 754-4284 BW 131 Sand Creek Road 513-6740

Credit Unions AN Antioch Community Federal Credit Union 301 G St. 757-1320 Antioch Schools Federal Credit Union AN 701 W. 18th St. 757-0237 AN 5123 Lone Tree Way 757-0237

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California Pacific Federal Credit Union AN 415 E. 18th St. 756-0970 BW 121 Sand Creek Road 240-2140 AN Dow Great Western Credit Union 4041 Lone Tree Way 331-1010 Metro 1 Credit Union AN 2721 Lone Tree Way 800-435-4040 OK 2077 Main St. 800-435-4040 Travis Credit Union AN 5819 Lone Tree Way BW 3111 N. Balfour Road 800-877-8328 AN United Savings Federal Credit Union 2001 W. 10th St. 778-7283

Stocks & Securities AN Brennan & Wampler Financial Services 3220 Lone Tree Way 779-3180 DB Dennis Park Financial Advisors 5103 Cabrillo Point 634-7689

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

Edward Jones Investments BW Lisa D. Ferrante 201 Sand Creek Road 516-1821 BW Susana Wahl 613 First St. 240-9985 BW Morgan Stanley 317 Oak St. 516-0165

BI Barbara A. Bartlett P.O. Box 2213 684-9498 BW Christopher A. Becnel 1120 Second St. 634-0811 AN Breezes Tax Service 3207 Madrone St. 754-7343

Tax Preparation AN Alves Tax Service 201 Rossi Ave. 778-0991 AN Antioch-Delta Tax Service 777-0185

AN Wayne T. Buckman 3721 Sunset Lane 778-8602

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OK Richard D. Callister, CPA 2029 Main St. 679-1111 AN Carroll’s Tax Service 503 G St. 753-5846 AN Cox Tax Service 550-6487 AN Delgado’s Income Tax 204 G St. 754-0700 BW Diablo Tax Professionals 8425 Brentwood Blvd. 634-5549 BW Discovery Professional Services 9030 Brentwood Blvd. 634-8297 AN Dombrowski & Associates CPAs 4464 Lone Tree Way 706-1040


BW Douglas & Kysh 350 Peach Tree Court 634-1112 AN Gus’s Tax Service 2810 Lone Tree Way 628-2689 H & R Block AN 2771 Lone Tree Way 757-3539 AN 2550 Somersville Road 706-7320 BW 4431 Balfour Road 240-9319 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service AN 1862 A St. 778-3278 AN 2814 Lone Tree Way 755-3278 AN 3317 Deer Valley Road 757-2278 OK 2055 Main St. 679-0828

AN Richard P. Kaiser 2730 Lone Tree Way 757-2661 AN Liberty Tax Service 2743 Hillcrest Ave. 755-0059 OK David T. Louie Accountancy Group 3100 Main St. 625-1150 OK Alice Ott Bookkeeping and Tax Service 20 Macy Lane 679-0413 DB Provencher Tax Service EA 5560 Starboard Drive 634-5658 BW Reagan Management 8440 Brentwood Blvd. 240-1242 AN Rudy Cortes Tax Service 320 E. 18th St. 755-9105

AN Jet Tax 10 S. Lake Drive 778-0281 OK Judy Hester Taxes 914 Weibel Circle 997-2382

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AN Bradley W. Sprague, CPA 4104 Jarosite Court 522-0780 AN James W. Stockton, CFP 514 W. Fourth St. 757-3834


AN Roger L. Bundy, CPA 3 Marina Plaza 778-1865

OK Tax Specialty Services 411 O’Hara Ave. 625-7252 BW Tax Care 7740 Brentwood Blvd. 516-1225 BW Zeid Tax Services 351 Pine St. 634-8061 AN Antioch BI Bethel Island BW Brentwood BY Byron DB Discovery Bay KN Knightsen OK Oakley MC Multiple Communities

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Service Clubs

Service Clubs F

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 Historical Society 1500 W. Fourth St. 757-1326, ext. 11 Antioch Lapidary Club P.O. Box 91 Meets second and fourth Thursday and fourth Thursday from June through August 754-1903 Antioch Riverview Garden Club P.O. Box 2781, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. 439-4483 Antioch Women’s Club 509 G St. Meets first Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. 757-0397 Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch 134 Welcome!

Lynn House Gallery 809 First St. 779-7018 Center for Human Development 301 W. 10th St. 753-1004 Chamber of Commerce 324 G St. 757-1800 Commercial Support Services 2505 W. 10th St. 755-4925 Delta 2000 301 W. 10th St. 779-1404 Friends of Animal Services P.O. Box 1242 Second and L streets 431-8318 Friends of the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. 757-9224

Grannies Anonymous P.O. Box 534 757-5020 HALO (Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization) P.O. Box 2011 473-4642 Kiwanis Club of the Delta Meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 4823 Lone Tree Way 757-8138 Knights of Columbus Antioch Meets at St. Ignatius, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. 757-8331 Lions Club Meets second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Carpaccio’s Ristorante, 2741 Lone Tree Way, and third and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at The

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Red Caboose, 210 Fulton Shipyard Road Larry Doweidt 757-2129 Chuck Begley 754-2818 MOMS Club of Antioch Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Meets second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. 437-1565 Rotary Club of Antioch P.O. Box 692 Lone Tree Golf/Event Center 4800 Golf Course Road Meets every Thursday at noon 778-0626 Rotary Club of the Delta – Antioch Lone Tree Golf/Event Center 4800 Golf Course Way Meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. 699-4551 2008-2009

Soroptimist International of Antioch P.O. Box 2021, Schooner’s Restaurant, 4250 Lone Tree Way. Meets every Wednesday at noon 706-7934 Sportsman Yacht Club 3301 Wilbur Ave. Meets first Friday of the month at 8 p.m. 753-1444 VFW Post 6435 and Auxiliary 815 Fulton Shipyard Road Meets second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. 757-2010

BETHEL ISLAND Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce 6163 Bethel Island Road 684-3220 Bethel Island Lions Club Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane Road. Meets first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. 625-4356 Bethel Island Woman’s Club Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane Road. Meets fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. 684-2277 BRENTWOOD American Legion Post 202 Meets second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. 634-0736 Boy Scout Troop 90 serves the City of Brentwood, meets at 7:00 PM every Monday at Veterans Hall at 757 First Street. Scoutmaster, Chris Friedmann 634-5590 Brentwood 4-H Meets second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. 634-6396, 513-0201 Brentwood Chamber of Commerce 240 Oak St. 634-3344 Brentwood Delta Rotary Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road 2008-2009

Peggi Ann Valley 890-5255 Brentwood Rotary Meets Mondays at noon at Nines restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive Greg Robinson 634-1441 Delta Community Services, Inc. 730 Third St. 634-8275 East Diablo PONY Baseball League, P.O. Box 1319 516-9212 East Diablo Youth Soccer League, P.O. Box A-232 516-8260 Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed 325-2908 John Marsh Historic Trust 459-2541 Kiwanis Club of Brentwood Meets every Friday at 7:45 a.m. at Perko’s Café, 1135 Second St. 240-7178 Knights of Columbus Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 500 Fairview Ave. 513-9473 Lions Club, Meets first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Perko’s Café, 1135 Second St. 800-921-1994 Marine Corps League Meets third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. 516-0575 or 634-0649 Men’s Club 634-6658 MOB Mothers of Brentwood Meets quarterly at various locations 634-3064 MOMS Club of Brentwood East, Meets first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 809 Second St. 634-4781 MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Meets first and third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. at Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane 516-0653

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers, Meets first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. 634-1415, ext. 32 or Soroptimist International of East Contra Costa Meets every Thursday at noon at Hickory Pit, Highway 4 Barbara Guise 634-4480 Soroptimist International of the Delta, Meets first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way Suzette Fontenot 634-2888, ext. 4002 Veterans Memorial Hall 757 First St. For rental and organization information, call Al Garcia 634-0736 Veterans of Foreign Wars Sgt. Charles R. McCurtain Post 10789 and Auxiliary Meets second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. Nick Papadakos 634-4557 Village Drive Resource Center, 633 Village Drive 513-3107 Womens’ Club Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 648 Second St. 439-4506

DISCOVERY BAY Byron/Delta Lions Club Meets first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road Nancy Greene 634-5650 Discovery Bay Lions Club Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road 634-7454 Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce 14850 Highway 4 888-832-3291 Kids Helping Kids Meets the second Wednesday of the month. For locations, call Laura Page at 759-4806.

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MOMS Club of Discovery Bay, Meets last Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Aladino’s Pizza, 1555 Riverlake Drive Kim Jones momsclubofdiscobay@ MOD Mothers of Discovery Bay, Meets third Wednesday of the month 3:30 p.m. at Delta Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Drive Cindy Randall 588-9257

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Salvation Army 525 E. 18th St. 778-0808

OAKLEY Chamber of Commerce 3721 Main St. 625-1035 Degree of Pocahontas Wi Cha Ka Council 222 Meets first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at Red Man Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. 625-9986 Delta-Diablo 4-H and Knightsen 4-H, Contact the County 4-H Office 75 Santa Barbara Rd Pleasant Hill 646-6120 Delta Family YMCA 1250 O’Hara Ave. 625-9333 East County Little League 625-6226 Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed 325-2908 Flor do Oakley Club Flor do Oakley Hall, 520 Second St. 625-4076 Rental information, 679-3274 Improved Order of Redmen Erie Council 281, Red Man Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. 679-9136 Knights of Columbus Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s, 971 O’Hara Ave. 625-2048 Oakley-Delta Lions Club Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road 625-7467

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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 and availability 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 California Diner Bar & Grill 2009 Somersville Road 754-0960 AN Annabelle’s 3103 Delta Fair Blvd. 777-1918 AN Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 2737 Hillcrest Ave. 753-5950

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AN Orale Mexican Grill 3421 Deer Valley Road 757-5757 DB Boardwalk Grill 5879 Marina Road 513-2499 BI Bethel Island Golf Course Restaurant 3303 Gateway Road 684-2775 AN Bistro at Lone Tree Golf Course 4800 Golf Course Road 706-4220 BW Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Blvd. 513-0595 BW Brentwood’s Hickory Pit 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 516-5960 AN Bridgehead Café 2415 E. 18th St. 757-4774 OK Buzz Inn 3899 Main St. 625-0234 BY Byron Inn Restaurant 16141 Byron Highway 634-9441

AN Café M&M 3690 Delta Fair Blvd. 522-0957 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 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 BW El Camino Restaurant 6611 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4011 OK Delta Blues Sports Grill 2085 Main St. 625-4418

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BI GR Marshalls 6277 Bethel Island Road 684-2500 AN Humphrey’s on the Delta 2370 Buchanan Road 754-6556 AN Kelly’s Restaurant 408 O St. 757-7315 BY Lazy M Marina 5050 Clifton Court Road 634-4555 AN Lumpy’s Diner 5891 Lone Tree Way 778-5867 AN Mac’s Old House 3100 E. 18th St. 757-9908 AN Matchmaker Restaurant 913 W. 10th St. 757-8500 AN Miller’s Café 7 W. 20th St. 757-6999 AN Mimi’s Café 5705 Lone Tree Way 754-3186 AN Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop 1710 A St. 755-8040 2008-2009

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 Sizzler 2709 Hillcrest Ave. 522-2222 DB Sports Bar & Steak House 2477 Discovery Bay Blvd. 513-3435 Sticky Chicken & Ribs BW 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 240-2153 AN 3712 Lone Tree Way 706-7300 BW Strings 2500 Sand Creek Road 513-6513 BW Sweeney’s Grill Bar 301 Oak St. 634-5192 AN Sweet Country Bar-B-Que 2629 Forty Niner Way 779-1780 AN Sylvia’s Country Kitchen 2799 Lone Tree Way 778-8877

BW Tailgaters 8065 Brentwood Blvd. 513-8281 BI Tony’s Family Restaurant 6256 Bethel Island Road 684-3474 AN Uno Chicago Grill 4827 Lone Tree Way 522-8554

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 OK Golden Chopsticks Restaurant 2525 Main St. 679-9015 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 AN Lin’s Chinese Buffet 2730 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-5356 BW Lone Tree Drive-In Fine Chinese Cuisine 8383 Lone Tree Way 634-4629 BW Lucy’s Asia Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road 516-1100 AN New Oriental Buffet 2656 Somersville Road 755-2888


4450 Lone Tree Way 755-3287 AN Nature’s Bounty 211 G St. 777-0600 BW Nines Restaurant 100 Summerset Drive 516-3413 BW Orwood Resort 4451 Orwood Road 634-7181 BI Paradise Bar & Grill 4515 Willow Road 684-8585 BW Perko’s Café 1135 Second St. 516-2671 BW Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill 613 First St. 626--7461 AN The Red Caboose 210 Fulton Shipyard Road 777-1921 AN Rick’s On Second 617 W. Second St. 757-5500 AN Rivertown Café 718 W. Second St. 755-4349 AN Riverview Lodge I Street Wharf 757-2272

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DB Oriental House 2543 Discovery Bay Blvd. 516-8889 AN Queen Egg Roll 2896 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-1888 OK Silver River Restaurant 3100 Main St. 625-9783 AN Taipei Restaurant 1721 Alhambra Drive 778-0546 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 Italian AN Antioch Joe’s Italian Restaurant 3100 Contra Loma Blvd. 777-1237 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 AN Risotto 4643 Golf Course Road 778-5555 138 Welcome!

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Japanese BW Bluefin Sushi 5401 Lone Tree Way 513-8808 AN Kabuki Sushi 2719 Hillcrest Ave. 753-5945 AN Kanpai Sushi 5865-D Lone Tree Way 757-2828 AN Kiku Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar 2547 San Jose Drive 777-9548 BW Lucy’s Asia Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road 516-1100 BW Mangetsu Japanese Cuisine 50 Sand Creek Road 513-2268 AN Okawa Japanese Restaurant 2327 Buchanan Road 778-1585 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 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill 5601 Lone Tree Way 634-7373 BW Birreria Diaz 7860 Brentwood Blvd. 634-1159 AN Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 523 W. 10th St. 754-1355 BW Cha-Cha-Cha 2530 Sand Creek Road 516-1135

BW Chapala Mexican Restaurant 3130 Balfour Road 513-3620 AN Cocina Medina Mexican Restaurant 5005 Lone Tree Way 753-1968 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 BW La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St. 516-2233 AN La Plaza Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 2370 Buchanan Road 754-6556 AN Las Cascadas Mexican Restaurant 4393 Hillcrest Ave. 776-4393 AN Las 3 Maria’s Restaurant 2734 West Tregallas Road 706-8860 BI La Villa Mexican Restaurant 6111 Bethel Island Road 684-9531

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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 AN Los Ramones 309 H St. 754-1079 AN Los 3 Amigos 1123 E. 18th St. 778-8775 BW Mia’s Mexican Restaurant 71 Sand Creek Road 634-8434 AN Numero Uno Taqueria 4470 Lone Tree Way 777-9779 BY Ortega’s Mexican Restaurant 14850 Highway 4 240-8554 AN Pueblo Nuevo Restaurant 740 W. Second St. 757-0345 BW Rubios’s Fresh Mexican Grill 2505 Sand Creek Road 516-9563 BW Sabor Latino 313 Oak St. 250-1609 BY Taqueria Diaz 15031 Byron Highway 634-3399 AN Taqueria La Parilla Mexican Food & Barbeque 900 A St. 706-1153 AN Taqueria Los Zapares 2404 Mahogany Way 756-0719 AN Taqueria Salsa 3612 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-9281

Middle Eastern AN Antioch Kabob House & Restaurant 1635 A St. 753-1456 Pizzerias Aladino’s Pizza BW 4411 Balfour Road 240-6363 2008-2009


AN 2509 Somersville Road 754-5747 BW 41 West Sand Creek Road 634-1700 BW 2540 Sand Creek Road 240-8778 OK 3070 Main St. 625-1700 AN Skipolini’s Pizza 901 Fitzuren Road 757-7770 Straw Hat Pizza AN 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-1520 BW 6680 Lone Tree Way 634-3664 DB 14870 Highway 4 634-3555 BW Sunny’s Pizza & Deli 50 Sand Creek Road 516-0750 BW Tavo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 5411 Lone Tree Way 516-6696


OK 2587 Main St. 625-4900 BY 1555 Riverlake Road 240-6966 AN 1324 Sunset Drive 757-6363 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 Domino’s Pizza AN 2333 Buchanan Road 757-3030 AN 1127 E. 18th St. 779-0303 BW 8300 Brentwood Blvd. 240-8555 OK 3807 Main St. 625-5555 AN K-Mart Little Caesar’s Pizza Station 3625 E. 18th St. 777-0153 Little Caesar’s Pizza BW 3940 Walnut Blvd. 634-1500 AN 417 E. 18th St. 778-0555 AN 2904 Delta Fair Blvd. 755-5070 BW Melo’s Pizza and Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way 626-3773 Mountain Mike’s Pizza BW 1185 Second St. 634-4040 OK 2091 Main St. 625-0770 AN 3612 Lone Tree Way 757-3080 AN 5005 Lone Tree Way 755-4343 Papa Murphy’s BW 1145 Second St. 516-8300 AN 3345 Deer Valley Road 776-7888 BW Pizza Guys 8610 Brentwood Blvd. 634-1414 AN Pizza Hut 2713 Contra Loma Blvd. 757-1010 AN Pizza Lover 2733 Hillcrest Ave. 778-5000 Round Table Pizza AN 4504 Deer Valley Road 776-7777

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 AN Victory Restaurant 3676 Delta Fair Blvd. 757-9999 Fast Food Baskin-Robbins AN 4538 Lone Tree Way 754-9693 BW 1145 Second St. 516-0231 Burger King AN 4620 Lone Tree Way 706-2380 AN 2440 Mahogany Way 757-7830 AN 3605 E. 18th St. 757-9553 BW 1105 Second St. 634-5739 OK 2505 Main St. 625-0338 Carl’s Jr. AN 4186 Lone Tree Way 754-8288 BW 6291 Lone Tree Way 308-7010 OK 915 Main St. 778-5472

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AN Charley’s Grilled Subs 3660 Somersville Road 757-5230 BW The Cheese Steak Shop 8610 Brentwood Blvd. 513-7540 Cold Stone Creamery BW 3140 Balfour Road 240-8879 AN 5779 Lone Tree Way 776-4440 AN Dairy Queen 607 E. 18th St. 757-4845 BW Designer Dogs 6630 Brentwood Blvd. 516-9906 BW Dexter’s Hot Dogs 6670 Lone Tree Way 240-1353 AN Foster’s Freeze 400 E. 18th St. 757-6441 BW Gabby’s Grind 729 First St. 634-3277 BW IN-N-OUT Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way 800-786-1000 Jack In The Box AN 2205 A St. 757-4384

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AN 2705 Hillcrest Ave. 754-2650 AN 4801 Lone Tree Way 753-0406 OK 2185 Main St. 635-5931 AN Jamba Juice 5779 Lone Tree Way 522-0094 AN Jerry’s Hot Dogs No. 1 3005 Delta Fair Blvd. 754-4313 KFC BW 7810 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4178 AN 2751 Hillcrest Ave. 757-6664 AN 2410 Mahogany Way 754-3474 BW Loard’s Ice Cream 7760 Brentwood Blvd. 634-0055 McDonald’s AN 3450 Deer Valley Road 778-5725 AN 4893 Lone Tree Way 753-0405 AN 4440 Lone Tree Way 756-7689 AN 2424 Mahogany Way 778-2186

BW 7455 Brentwood Blvd. 634-4414 DB 14896 Highway 4 513-4025 AN Orange Julius 2550 Somersville Road 779-0345 BW Panda Express 3140 Balfour Road 513-6922 AN 5789 Lone Tree Way 978-1738 Quizno’s BW 2540 Sand Creek Road 516-7554 AN 4099 Lone Tree Way 753-1103 AN 5019 Lone Tree Way 778-2074 Subway AN 3303 Deer Valley Road 779-1425 AN 3020 Delta Fair Blvd. 778-9328 AN 2777 Lone Tree Way 778-3668 AN 4460 Lone Tree Way 779-3420 BW 4431 Balfour Road 634-0207 DB 14870 Highway 4 516-6881

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