DELTA SUN TIMES AUGUST 2021 EDITION

BIG CAT POKER RUN! PG 14

NEW HOMES, LAKES & DELTA TRAILS APPROVED IN DISCOVERY BAY COVER STORY

Patriot Jet Team .................. 3 Teen Boating Class .............. 5 Fire District News ................ 7 Local History........................ 9 Photo Contest ................... 15 School News...................... 17 Also Inside... The Discovery Bay Lions’ Free Summer Jam concerts return on Saturday, August 14, with the “U2 America!” Details on Page XX SUMMER JAM CONCERT RETURNS! MUSIC THE BIG CATS ARE BACK! AUGUST 13 & 14 The Discovery Bay’s high- speed thrills, internationally famous boating event, the “Big Cat Poker Run,” returns to the California Delta this month, August 13 & 14. Presented by the Discovery Bay Lions Club [the real “Big Cats” of Discovery Bay], the event draws some of the fastest of boats on the planet to this small waterfront community The weekend of fun begins Friday, August 13, as local fast boaters lead visiting crews on a lunch run and tour of the Delta. After 5:00 PM participants start appearing at the check-in registration Continued on page 15

(DISCOVERY BAY) – After 25 years of plans and revisions, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the “Pantages” development plan in July. The project, rst proposed in 1996 as a deep water, 120- lot custom home development, was followed by various stages of revision-attempts over the next 20 years before developers decided the pursuit of deep water permit approvals was fruitless,

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“LOVE, DISCOVERY BAYSTYLE” LIFESTYLE [Discovery Bay] - Eric Green and Kerri Bostard made a splash celebrating their July 30th wedding day, Discovery Bay-Style. Congratulations, Newlyweds!

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RECREATION

Did You Know? If you operate ANY type of motorized vessel on California waterways (including powered sailboats/paddlecraft/jet skis), you must be 16 years of age and are required to pass an approved boating safety examination and carry a lifetime California Boater Card. The California Boater Card shows that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA/state-approved boater safety education examination. You’ve probably seen these classes and examinations advertised locally, for about $250 - for an All Day Class. That’s a lot for teenager driving a jet ski. The Delta Leos Club is offering local teen boaters a simple (and less expensive) path to securing their legally required CA State Boater ID Card, offering teens-only everything they need - The Course, Exam, Application Fee and Lifetime Card - for a small $50 donation. Teens can move-at-their-own-pace and can nish as quickly as they are able to absorb the information and successfully complete the exam. Typically, the 2nd class day is not needed! Give your teen the gift of safe boating while helping the Delta Leos Club promote water safety, one of their LCI Spotlight on Children Initiatives. A CALIFORNIA BOATER ID CARD CLASS JUST FOR TEENS!

SPECIAL EVENTS

AUGUST 12 Food Truck Round Up Discovery Bay Marina. discoverybaychamber.org

AUGUST 14 SUMMER JAM #1

AUGUST 13 & 14 Discovery Bay Lion’s

2021

Discovery Bay Community Center 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd ~ Gates open at 5pm Live Music & Dancing SATURDAY, AUG. 14 U2 America WORLD'S PREMIER U2 TRIBUTE BAND SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 Blue Collar Men A TRIBUTE TO STYX & GREAT ROCK CLASSICS Fd, Be,Wine &Mgitas Concert series dependent on COVID-19 restrictions. Blankets & lawnchairs welcome. No outside food/drink. No coolers or easy-up tents. Dogs, bikes, skateboards, etc. are not permitted inside the event.

“BIG CAT POKER RUN” See our August cover story on Page 1. Event Registration at: www.bigcatpokerrun.com - The Lions make an impact in our community! To join, or nd out more, visit: discoverybaylions.com

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The Discovery Bay Lions’ free Summer Jam concert series returns to the DB Community Center green, with “U2 America!” on Saturday 8/14. Gates open at 5:00 PM. No outside food or beverage. Complete details on Page 19. discoverybaylions.com

SEPTEMBER 11 SUMMER JAM #2

The Discovery Bay Lions’ free Summer Jam concert series returns to the DB Community Center green, featuring “Blue Collar Men,” Saturday 9/11. Gates open at 5:00 PM. No outside food or beverage. discoverybaylions.com

Space is limited. Register Online before August 15: conta.cc/3lb7B03

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SEPTEMBER 18 Huey Lewis Tribute Band camposfamilyvineyards.com

ONGOING EVENTS

1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Town of Discovery Bay CSD Meeting 7:00 PM @ Discovery Bay Community Center

THE DETAILS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2021 INFORMATION: For more information, ask a Delta Leo! The local teen chapter of Lions Club International! CLUB EMAIL: deltaleosclub@gmail.com

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 11 @ 9:00 AM LOCATION: This class is presented via Zoom AND in-person! Check your email for class reminders and a unique class Zoom link

WEEKENDS IN AUGUST

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GOVERNMENT NEWS

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ECCFPD MOVES FORWARD TO POSSIBLE COUNTY ANNEXATION PUBLIC SAFETY

feasibility study report is an important step in the county’s move to more effective re and emergency services,” said Fire Chief Bryan Craig, Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District. “Their understanding of the long- term needs of our communities will be instrumental in the eventual adoption of this important initiative.” The feasibility study was co-sponsored by Contra Costa Fire Protection District, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, and Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District. It was undertaken late last year in an effort by the participating re jurisdictions to examine the feasibility of combining two, or all three, re agencies. In its 200-plus pages and associated appendices, the feasibility study lays out the case for the consolidation of the three re jurisdictions addressed. Chief among its ndings and recommendations is that East Contra Costa, Rodeo-Hercules, and Con Fire should move forward with annexation, based on its analysis citing annexation would increase both the effectiveness and efciency of the service delivery system and efciency of the administrative functions. Other recommendations included that the three districts should adopt substantially similar resolutions initiating the reorganization and that the agencies coordinate with the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Committee (LAFCo) prior to consideration of the reorganization application. Additional feasibility study recommendations were that standardized training programs specic to special team response be developed as part of any annexation actions. Also, the agencies should develop a balanced training program across all agencies, determining a training philosophy and standardized program that meets the communities’ needs. As the individual re boards of directors take up discussions and possible actions on the study’s ndings and recommendations, each organization is conducting a variety of public outreach and comment activities for its residents.

[EAST CONTRA COSTA] - The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, acting as the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Board of Directors, received an overview of a recently completed Fire District Annexation Feasibility Study on July 21, 2021, culminating a series of similar presentations from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) and Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District (RHFPD) governing boards. Each re district board now has the responsibility to consider the ndings and recommendations and make their individual determinations for the correct courses of action for the communities their organization serves. Fire chiefs from the three cooperating re agencies entered into the study in order to assess the nancial and operational viability of annexations that might lead to more efcient, effective, and better-integrated re and emergency services across the communities of Contra Costa County currently served by each district. “This is an exciting day for ECCFPD and the residents of East Contra Costa County, said Supervisor Diane Burgis. Our actions today, and the decision by the ECCFPD governing board to continue to work with Con Fire is a long-awaited opportunity to form a regional sustainable solution to providing the level of re service that our communities need and deserve.” “Last year, along with our re partners East Contra Costa Fire and Rodeo-Hercules Fire, we initiated an important feasibility study to determine the potential benets of annexing either, or both, of these districts into Con Fire,” said Lewis Broschard, re chief, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. “These possible annexations have long been informally considered and this formal study, presented to our Board of Directors this week for their consideration and action, now gives us hard data to base decisions on relative to providing improved re, rescue, and emergency medical services to much of the county.” “With the acceptance of the AP Triton

Study, the annexation discussions between East Contra Costa Fire and Con Fire are one step closer to approval,” said Brian Helmick, re chief, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. “The next step in this process will be for our staff to work with Con Fire staff to create a draft resolution for the boards to consider for approval at their regular scheduled August board meetings.” Helmick added, “Our re board and staff thank the Con Fire board and staff for the continued effort and collaboration through this discussion.” “The Fire Board’s acceptance of the

FOR MORE ON EACH OF THESE, VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINKS: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District -- cccfpd.org/annexation East Contra Costa Fire Protection District -- eccfpd.org Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District -- rhfd.org/annexation-study

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GOVERNMENT NEWS

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COCO SHERIFF ADVISORY

SHERIFF ADVISORY

As summer days grow shorter, the community will soon be observing that timeless annual ritual: the rst day of school. It’s a time when parents breathe a sigh of relief and students and teachers anticipate new beginnings and new challenges. Unfortunately, the beginning of school is also a time when children are at increased risk of transportation-related injuries from the pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and

motor vehicle crashes because there are many more children on the road each morning and afternoon and many drivers’ patterns change. Shorter daylight hours make it especially

difcult to see young pedestrians and bicyclists. So as schools open their doors, it’s time for everyone – motorists, parents, educators, and students – to improve their trafc safety practices.

NEW STATE BUDGET TO BOOST RESTORATION OF MARSH HOUSE LOCAL HISTORY

The effort to restore the home of California’s rst doctor has gotten a much-needed infusion. The 7,000 square-foot sandstone mansion built in 1856 by Dr. John Marsh in what is now Brentwood, will receive $1.4 million for construction and restoration after Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) helped secure the funding as part of the state’s new budget. “Given the house’s standing in our local history and the rich archeological composition surrounding it, restoring this treasure will be a huge benet to students, nature lovers, and history buffs from throughout the region,” Glazer said. Contra Costa District III Supervisor Diane Burgis, a long- time advocate of the house, helped make Glazer aware of the importance of the site. The house is the centerpiece of the yet-to- open Marsh Creek State Historic Park, which is also rich with the history of Native Americans who once inhabited the area and archaeological deposits that date back thousands of years. A planned trail system and other recreational opportunities, as well as the natural resources

preserved in the 3,700-acre park, will be a big benet to the public, and to the students at the new Los Medanos College extension located next door. “There are so many opportunities for the community to take advantage of all the park has to offer,” Burgis said. “A lot of kids think that history happened somewhere else, but a lot happened, right here in our backyard, too.” The John Marsh Historic Trust, which has worked for more than 20 years to stabilize and restore the house, hails the funding as “a game-changer,” said President Barry Margesson. “Trust’s dream of a fully restored Marsh house serving as East County’s premier site for the public to explore and relive the Rancho era leading up to the Gold Rush and statehood has taken a giant leap.” Following the news, The Trust has launched a new effort to match the state’s investment. “The Trust looks forward to working with California State Parks and local government agencies to bring about this shared vision,” Margesson said. “We’re ecstatic!” said Trust Board Member Rick Lemyre. “The

Stone House has languished too long, not only in the shadow of Mount Diablo but in the shadows of history. This money will not only help preserve an iconic structure and the history of the man who built it but to celebrate and learn from the cultures of the Native American and Hispanic people who once lived in the Marsh Creek State Historic Park as well. Many thanks to Sen. Glazer and Supervisor Burgis for helping to make this happen!”

Marsh, a Harvard graduate, arrived in Southern California in 1835 and became the rst to practice Western medicine in what was then the Mexican territory known as Alta California. In 1853 he moved north and became the future Contra Costa County’s rst resident of Anglo-European descent when he established his Rancho Los Meganos. Marsh was murdered in 1856 by disgruntled employees near Martinez.

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Your Local Area Experts • Voted Best of Discovery Bay - People’s Choice • Chairman’s Circle - Top 1% Nationwide R PRINCE TEAM SALES FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS ADDRESS STATUS PRICE REPRESENTED 4116 N Anchor Court Sold $ 605,000 Seller 504 Sitka Court Sold $1,100,000 Seller 3932 Lighthouse Place Sold $1,300,000 Buyer/Seller 5096 Almanor Drive Sold $ 750,000 Buyer 33201 Lake Lanier Place Sold $1,000,000 Seller 4082 Pier Point Sold $1,450,000 Seller 5521 Lanai Court Sold $ 950,000 Buyer 100 Discovery Bay Blvd Sold $ 615,000 Seller 150 Discovery Bay Blvd Sold $ 975,000 Seller 240 Discovery Bay Blvd Sold $1,040,000 Seller 4336 Monterey Court Sold $ 925,000 Seller 2035 Windward Point Sold $1,250,000 Buyer 4910 North Point Sold $ 847,000 Seller 2333 Cambridge Drive Sold $ 699,000 Seller 4070 Pier Point Sold $1,259,000 Seller 2200 Sunset Point Sold $3,200,000 Seller 1320 Saint Andrews Drive Sold $ 720,000 Buyer 2239 Magnolia Bridge Drive Sold $1,369,000 Buyer/Seller 5103 Cabrillo Point Sold $1,238,000 Seller 4801 Spinnaker Way Sold $ 750,000 Seller 5691 Augusta Court Sold $ 905,000 Seller 159 Trent Place Sold $ 585,000 Buyer 4019 Capstan Place Sold $ 950,000 Buyer/Seller 1252 Marina Circle Sold $ 683,000 Seller 331 Discovery Bay Blvd Sold $1,200,000 Buyer/Seller 110 Discovery Bay Blvd Sold $1,695,000 Seller e most important factor to our success has been the continued loyalty, trust and support from our clients, co-workers, family and friends. May the good things in life be yours in abundance throughout the year. God Bless!

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PANTAGES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

abandoning the deep water home community plan and corresponding Sherrif’s Marine Patrol substation, in favor of the land-locked, builder- developed new home community plan now approved.

“PANTAGES” DEVELOPMENT TO INCLUDE 277 NEW HOMES, 2 LAKES & PUBLIC ACCESS TRAILS

FACTS

Many community members expressed dismay at the large number of new homes in a community already scarce in emergency response services and heavy with congested commutes. Supervisors and local planners saw funding solutions to long-standing community issues in funding proposed by Pantages developer, Lazares Development Inc.:

The Pantages community will lie on western side of Discovery Bay, at the end of Point of Timber Road. When complete, it will feature

• $200,000 in new

• Developer-paid trafc signals

• $1,175,000 in developer payments to the Town of Discovery Bay, exclusively for parks and recreation funding.

• 277 new homes

• Two articial lakes, a 23-acre lake is planned for the southern part of the development and a 7-acre one for the northern section. and new public access walking trails that offer two Delta wildlife viewing areas: Over the marsh/protected wetlands area, and

• Planned Community Clubhouse

home assessments added to the P-6 Zone, which funds Discovery Bay’s resident Sheriff deputies and a variety of valued safety programs in the community;

(some dedicated to affordable housing), with lots ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 square feet,

installed at the intersection of Point of Timber and Bixler roads and a contribution toward regional

transportation improvements; • $400,000 developer payment to

ECCFPD for the construction of a new re station, plus $100,000 annually to staff it;

the other of the Delta’s Kellogg Creek area of Discovery Bay.

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THE BIG CAT IS BACK! Poker Run returns to the California Delta, Aug 1 2 -15 Grab your Big Cat ticket, friends, and sense of adventure, for the wildest event in Northern California! This rumbling and roaring weekend includes a Friday tour and evening Welcome Party at the Discovery Bay Marina, Saturday Breakfast, seated Lunch on the Poker Run, and plenty of time to socialize before returning to the Marina for the Poker Draw, Dinner and After Party. OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS MAKE THE BIG CAT POKER RUN POSSIBLE! ASK US ABOUT OUR THURSDAY NIGHT VIP DINNER PARTY & VIP TREATMENT THROUGHOUT THE EVENT!

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and welcoming party, featuring live music at the Discovery Bay Marina. Saturday, August 14 is Poker Run-day. The loud rumble of 120 fast boats can be heard at every corner of the town during their 9:00 AM start. The public is welcome to enjoy this sight from the levee trail, with best views found near the Lighthouse. These powerful vessels make record time as they circle the Delta, making several social-stops and a private concert lunch at Windmill Cove BIG CATS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

sponsoring or participating in this year’s event so the Lions can continue their amazing work! The Discovery Bay Lions love to see local fast boating enthusiasts participate! Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Check out complete details inside this month’s edition of the Delta Sun Times and on the Lions’ website: www.bigcatpokerrun. com . To nd out more about

before returning for the Saturday night after-party and concert at the Discovery Bay Marina. The Lions’ Big Cat Poker Run raises a tremendous about of money which directly benets important charitable causes in THIS community; Local schools, food banks, veterans, special kids, the blind, water safety programs, etc. Funding raised from Big Cat events enabled the Lions to sustain many local charities through the pandemic, exhausting more than $120,000 in Discovery Bay Lions Club reserves. Please, shake a Big Cat hand in thanks if you have the chance and consider

Discovery Bay Lions Club community events, and information on how to become a member, visit: discoverybaylions.com

The loud rumble of 120 fast boats can be heard at every corner of the town during their 9:00 AM start

The Delta Sun Times’ 22nd Annual Photo Annual Contest is now open for submissions! Open to both Amateur and Professional photographers, we are looking for your favorite moments in Discovery Bay and around the Delta. Each year, the Delta Sun Times receives thousands of photo submissions and our staff is truly excited to see what our readers have captured during this most interesting of years behind us. Winning photos will be published in the Delta Sun Times and top winners will be published in the 2022 Discovery Bay Calendar. Winners earn serious bragging rights and will receive one of three great prizes for local dining and entertainment. Send us photos of your favorite Discovery Bay moments! Photos must be submitted as high resolution, digital les [and in landscape-format for calendar-consideration], no later than August 30, 2021. Submit photo entries via email [subject line: “Contest”]. Be sure to label each photo le with a title and your name, and include photographer contact information in the same email, to: deltasuntimes@gmail.com. ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN! NOW OPEN

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SCHOOL NEWS

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LUHSD Parents plead district to permit “Mask Choice” LIBERTY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

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(BRENTWOOD, CA) – Liberty High School parent, Garrett Harper, spoke to the idea of “mask-choice” at the July 21 LUHSD Board of Trustees meeting. In response to the state mandate imposed last month - requiring all students to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status - Harper appeared on behalf of the health and well-being of his two sons and with concern for approximately 10,000 students in the district returning to school at the end of the month. He encouraged the school district leadership to embrace a position of voluntary masking instead of the mandate, providing a variety of facts and gures to demonstrate the seemingly arbitrary nature of student masking. Harper pointed out to the trustees: “We are at a school right now, in a room full of adults choosing to mask or not mask. Kids should have the same choice.” Board members appeared to be largely in agreement with Harper and other parents who spoke to the same point but stated their hands were largely tied and suggested this ght was best taken higher up the ladder. The State of California mandated mask wearing in the classroom but left enforcement of the policy to each school district. Several school districts in California, including a large district in Roseville, have been public about their decision to not enforce the mandate. In similar news, leaders

#ReopenCaliforniaSchools campaigns led a joint lawsuit against Governor Newsom, CDPH and others, declaring the mask mandate to be unlawful and not based in science or in line with CDC guidance.

We are at a school right now, in a room full of adults choosing to mask or not mask. Kids should have the same choice.” GARRETT HARPER, Liberty High School parent

After a year on hiatus, students and families in the Byron Union School District resumed the new-school-year tradition of “walk-thru” registration, July 21st, BUSD superintendent, Reyes Gauna, shared: “[I am] super proud of our schools for doing an amazing job with all of our events today. It was exciting to see our students, families, and staff.”

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POWER BOAT FOR SALE. 23’ CHRIS CRAFT LIMITED 225 “W/SLEEPER CUDDY• SALE

FOR SALE: 23’ CHRIS CRAFT LIMITED 225: $8,999 [AD #201]

DETAILS: ‘88 Chris Craft Limited 225 with sleeper cuddy. Very comfortable 23-foot cruising vessel, easy to board, spacious seating with large rear sun lounger and sleeper cuddy with window hatch. Professionally maintained annually and stored with cover on covered boat lift at our home in Discovery Bay. Features 5.7 ltr motor that runs well with no mechanical issues, v-hull great for smooth rides on Delta, Bay, or Lake Tahoe-style boating, matching bimini top, tted cover with snaps, portable head, matching ropes, fenders, accessories, etc. Great interior condition with weathered exterior easily restored. $8,999. Trailer available for sale, also.

To inquire via email immediately and for test drive in Discovery Bay: Reference AD#201 deltasuntimes@gmail.com

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