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farmers markets ripe for the picking

When it comes to just-picked produce, beautiful blooms and fresh-baked goods, it’s hard to beat the summer offerings of farmers markets, including a new one in Discovery Bay. There are 16 in Contra Costa, with five here in East County. … Continue reading

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Cheery pickers invade cherry orchards

There are cherries, and then there are Brentwood cherries. Only a Brentwood cherry can draw an instant smile from that very first bite. As your teeth mash the cherry’s firm, glossy skin, a rush of succulent sweetness and a splash … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Downsize Your Home ?

There are a number of reasons why people move from larger homes to smaller homes or “downsize.” The irony of downsizing in today’s world is that we seem to live with a “bigger is better” mentality. We are driving oversized … Continue reading

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Maintaining your privacy while selling your home

Even if you never hold an Open House to sell your home you have to realize that you are opening your home to complete strangers to walk through. Generally, the agent is with the buyers but some agents also like … Continue reading

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Have breakfast with Santa in Brentwood

Have Breakfast with Santa on December 10, 2011 at the Brentwood Senior Center at 193 Griffith Lane. There will be four seatings – at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and … Continue reading

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5 Holiday hosting disasters and how to avoid them

Imagine you’re preparing to host your annual holiday party, and you’re past the point of no return. The veggies and meats have been bought. Guests are already braving busy airports and crowded highways to get to your home—and then your … Continue reading

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Parading in Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay’s popular holiday parade comes to town Saturday, Dec. 3. This year’s theme is A Holiday Movie. Celebrating its ninth season, the land-based event draws thousands of spectators each year to the community parade. Led this year by Grand … Continue reading

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Discovery Bay plots out plan for wastewater system upgrades

Discovery Bay leaders are charting out plans to provide wastewater treatment to the community for the next decade. A recently crafted master plan lays out improvements and regulations that the unincorporated East Contra Costa community must account for. Community Service … Continue reading

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Ironhouse to accept leftover turkey grease

EAST COUNTY Dump that grease, just not down the drain Ironhouse Sanitary District is asking customers to go easy on their drains this season by dropping off grease from the holiday bird, ham and other fatty dishes. The agency will … Continue reading

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Brentwood Family Fun Day at Sunset Plaza Saturday June 25th

Cost: Free. Free Fun for the whole family! It’s time to celebrate your family! That’s right – planning for Brentwood’s 2nd annual festival for families has begun. Family Fun Day is a day designed to bring everything for and about … Continue reading

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Patio Mister Systems to Fit Any Budget

Your outdoor entertainment area can become a horror show in summer. Heat, sun, bugs, and noisy/nosy neighbors can drive you inside when you should be watching fireflies from your patio or deck. So this week we’re showing you how to … Continue reading

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2011 CornFest gets green light

It’s official: there will be a 2011 CornFest. Brentwood Chamber of Commerce CEO Harry York told the City Council this week that many details have yet to be worked out, but he wanted to get the word out now to … Continue reading

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Discovery Bay boat parade a huge success !!!!!!

Water enthusiasts displayed their partiality to pageantry last weekend during one of the town’s biggest holiday events – the Discovery Bay Lighted Boat Parade. The annual waterside party drew a variety of entries from members of the Discovery Bay Yacht … Continue reading

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East county holiday events

The holiday season has officially arrived, and East County has plenty to offer residents and families looking to stay close to home this year. Check out our list of events, boutiques and holiday sing-a-longs as communities begin the countdown to … Continue reading

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Holiday home tours on tap in East County

Luetta Spencer of Discovery Bay can get very festive during the holiday season, but this year she has an even better reason to go all out with her decorating. That’s because she has agreed to open her home to the … Continue reading

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