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Back to School! One Year Later After one-full year in distance learning, all K-8 students enrolled in the Byron, Knightsen, and Brentwood public school districts, along with secondary students in the Liberty Union High School District, are able to return to their school for an in- person education this month.
Free Easter Egg Hunt in Your Own Front Yard The Lions and Leos are doing it again; Helping the Easter Bunny to deliver the 10,000 eggs meant for their annual Discovery Bay Community Egg Hunt, to children’s homes! It’s an incredible volunteer effort andgives value to the Lions Club motto: “We Serve!” Register online soon as 10,000 eggs disappear quickly! https://conta.cc/3s6ooRR
One year is too long to be out of the classroom. This is a historical and momentous event in LUHSD’s history of nearly five score. I am honored to share this reopening with all of you.” Byron Union Superintendent, Reyes Gauna, announced the reopening of local, K-8 schools in his February 11 email, “With the support and in collaboration with our Teachers union (BTA),
Caleb enjoys the fun Mrs. K put into safety guidelines at Timber Point Elementary.
The plans rest upon the presumption that the current state mandate tier will fall from purple to red status in the days ahead. Students will return in a variety of different hybrid formats, depending on their school and grade-level, while some have opted to remain in distance learning through the last eight weeks of the instruction calendar. Knightsen and Old River schools recently welcomed students back and some local private schools have offered in-person education for some time, such as AGC School in Discovery Bay. The small, PreK-6 school has been in person since June of 2020 without incident. Private secondary schools, such as St. Mary’s, De La Salle and Carondalet, have also provided successful, in-person education options for Far East County students. LUHSD superintendent, Eric Volta, notified families of reopening plans in a March 5 broadcast e-mail: “It has been nearly a year of shut-downs, distance learning, zoom classes and uncertainty. I want to thank you all for your patience, flexibility, and foremost support of our schools as we tried to implement an educational system that was thrust upon us by the pandemic. March 16th is the one-year anniversary of the California Shelter in Place Order.
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Classified union (CSEA), Administrators, district staff, and Board of Trustees, we are excited to announce our plan to have students return to in- person instruction.” Byron USD reopening plans and schedule can be found at w ww.byron.k12.ca.us . LUHSD hybrid and safety plans are available at www.luhsd.net .
Easter Bunny Boat Parade
Nominations Wanted! Senior Citizen of the Year, Student Citizen of the Year & Hometown Hero of the Year at their Awards event, Sunday, May 2nd in Discovery Bay. You might nominate someone
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65+; Hometown Hero Nominees may be any front-line health care/essential service worker or first-responder. Winners will be selected from nominations received in each of these communities: • Bethel Island • Discovery Bay • Brentwood • Knightsen • Byron • Oakley STUDENT CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS Winners will be selected from nominations received in each of
Also Inside... Grand Opening ...................3 As Seen on TV .....................4 Delta Coves .........................4 Calendar of Events ..............5 Easter Events................... 6-7 2020 Award Nominations..8-9 Government News ...... 10-11 School News................ 15-17 ??? .....................................18 Discovery Bay Homicide....19
for their outstanding service to another/others, or perhaps for their inspiring personal achievement, or for overcoming a great obstacle. There is room for you to explain why this person inspires you on the short, online nomination form. SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR & HOMETOWN HERO AWARDS Senior Citizen of the Year Nominees may be anyone age
Do you know a special senior citizen or student that deserves recognition? Someone who inspires you to be “better”? The Delta Leos Club is seeking to honor these remarkable people
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WE WANT TO SEE YOU Smile! February 24th detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, Antioch Police Department and Brentwood Police Department jointly filed their cases against 26-year-old Darryon Williams of Stockton. He is the suspect in the February 23rd multiple shooting of first responders in Antioch, a murder in Discovery Bay and robbery in Brentwood. The Contra Costa D.A.’s Office has filed the following charges against Williams: • Murder • Second degree robbery • Shooting from a vehicle • Assault on peace officer/firefighter with semiautomatic firearm (6 counts) • Assault with a semiautomatic firearm (3 counts) • Fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly Williams remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility. He is being held in lieu of $9,790,270 bail. The Office of the Sheriff would like to thank the Antioch and Brentwood Police Departments for their assistance during our homicide investigation. The three agencies worked together closely and collaboratively. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the Discovery Bay homicide is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441 or at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: email@example.com or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message. The Antioch Police Department can be reached at (925) 778-2441. Anonymous text tips can be sent to 274637 with the keyword ANTIOCH. The Brentwood Police Department can be reached at (925) 809-7911. Formal Charges Filed Against Suspect in Discovery Bay Homicide and Antioch Multiple Shooting
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As Seen On TV...
Discovery Bay’s own Isabelle Carreon graced TV screen across America March 3rd, as she competed at the NAIA Track & Field Nationals Competition in pole vaulting, on behalf of Vanguard University. Carreon, a Liberty High School 2020 graduate, wowed viewers as she secured 8th place at Nationals, set a new PR of 12’ 3/4”, broke the Vanguard University school record, and was named an All American. “We are so proud of her and so thankful to everyone who has supported and helped her along the way, including everyone who logged in to watch and cheer her on on Wednesday,” share Isabelle’s parents, locals Tony & Melinda Carreon.
ONGOING EVENTS: 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS Town of Discovery Bay CSD Meeting 7:00 PM @ Discovery Bay Community Center
SPECIAL EVENTS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
St. Patrick’s Day Event Campos Family Vineyards 5:00 PM www.camposfamilyvineyards.com (see ad page 10) THURSDAY, MARCH 18 Meet Tim Herode for Governor Campos Family Vineyards 6:30 PM www.camposfamilyvineyards.com (see ad page 4)
SATURDAY, MARCH 27 Discovery Bay Community Wide Garage Sale 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM www.discoverybaychamber.org (see ad on left)
SUNDAY, MARCH 28 Music at the Park 1:00 PM (see ad on page 11)
Open Tuesday & Thursday 11-5 Saturday 10-5
SATURDAY, APRIL 3 Easter Bay Boat Parade Discovery Bay Beginning 11:30 AM For information call Carolyn Graham (925) 389-7072 or Lisa Combs (925) 787-9688 (see ad page 6) SATURDAY/SUNDAY, APRIL 3-4 Discovery Bay Lions/Delta Leos Easter Egg Hunt @ Home Discovery Bay https://conta.cc/3s6ooRR (see ad page 7)
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Come Follow the Easter Bunny Cruise Through Discovery Bay Waters!
Follow or wave, and have a hopping-good time as the Easter Bunny leads a regatta of egg- hungry sailors through the bays! The Discovery Bay Community invites you to greet – or parade with – the Easter Bunny Boat Parade on Saturday April 3rd. At 11:00 AM, the Easter Bunny will gather floaty- followers near the big blue chair and launch ramp area at the Discovery Bay Marina, and at 11:30 the parade will queue up in the adjacent Harbor Bay “pond” (the bay alongside Harbor Bay Drive). The parade will move through alternating bays as it moves west. Little ones, please be patient as boat parades move at less than 5 mph. To enter your ship of peeps
into the parade, contact organizers Lisa Combs or
Carolyn Graham – Find contact information and further event details on Easter Boat Parade advertisement in this edition of the Delta sun Times.
The Delta Leo and Discovery Bay Lions Clubs, along with dozens of other community volunteers, will scatter the eggs on lawns around Discovery Bay in the dark of night. Consider leaving canned food on the sidewalk for the Delta Leos Canned Food Drive!
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2020 Citizen & Non-Profit of the Year Voting Open Until March 14 attended numerous support groups with her mom. While these groups were supportive and helped her, the chore of commuting to Walnut Creek took a toll on them. She realized the importance her close friends had on her who would come to her house, enjoy a cup of coffee and just sit and talk.
an impact. I am intentional about leaving a legacy of committed involvement and capable leadership. Most recently, I held an event that was able to provide several small home based businesses with the monies they needed to simply survive. I look forward to growing my networks that connect and support our amazing town of Discovery Bay.
The Nominations are in and now it is time to vote! The Discovery Bay Chamber will be honoring 3 Categories: Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please review the nominee bios and vote for your favorites at www.discoverybaychamber.org. CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES • Carolyn George - Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection Advocate • Jill Snowden - Community Member & Leader • Michael Callahan - Business Owner & Community Leader NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR NOMINEES • Aim High Preschool (Community Non Profit Preschool) • Kaleidoscope (Cancer Connection) • Some Gave All Foundation (Military Family Support) Nominations were collected from the public in December 2020 for each category. Top 3 candidates were taken in each category. To qualify, Business Nominees have to be Chamber members in good standing for at least one year. Citizen of the year must live in the 94505 zip code. Winners will be announced at the Discovery Bay State of the town Gala, date TBD, in late spring-early summer of 2021. Voting will close on March 14th at 11:59pm.
In 2017, Carolyn started volunteering for Kaleidoscope, a local non-profit cancer organization. She dedicated her time to helping others going through treatment as she had. She first volunteered on the connection team, providing the comfort & support needed by just talking on the phone, listening to the needs of others & connecting these patients to all the services that Kaleidoscope offered. Carolyn then brought the idea of a local Discovery Bay women’s support group to Kaleidoscope which she would run out of their family home for women, about women & their cancer journeys. Kaleidoscope’s Coffee with Carolyn was born! The meetings are held in their family home twice a month. With her warm & giving spirit, Carolyn has made a tremendous impact on many people’s lives as they struggle to navigate the daily challenges treatment brings. Coffee with Carolyn is a supportive, caring environment where women can get together to share a cup of coffee, enjoy special treats, exchange warm hugs & share in nurturing conversation amongst each other. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has changed the care offerings & get togethers for Coffee with Carolyn. While under gathering restrictions, Coffee with Carolyn has moved to a more virtual setting with its members leveraging Zoom and direct phone calls with Carolyn and others. So, while we wait a little longer for this pandemic to pass, let’s all try to fill our town with love devotion locks for each other, our families, our friends, and even our pets! We are here and we are Discovery Bay strong!
MICHAEL CALLAHAN Eight years ago,
Michael and Angel Callahan fell in love with Discovery Bay. The lead systems engineer for a large financial firm, where he architects and delivers technology,
must have discovered his alter ego when they move to Town. The Callahan Family enjoys being part of the local community and found those opportunities in spades with the opening of Callahan’s Coffee and Cones, in 2016. The treat shop is a reflection of Michael and his family – a happy place, with lots of fun features and a place people like to be. In this role, Michael gives back to most every community cause and organization he can help, even during the pandemic when things were tough. Recently, Michael was voted “Discovery Bay’s Best Response to the Pandemic.” When his shop could not open, he adapted his business model to a mobile one, and for six months he brought treats into your neighborhood so you could stay safe, and with the revenues from those efforts he was able to continue supporting local causes. Still, he found time to take on leadership roles at the chamber and with community events. When he threw his hat in the ring for DB CSD, no one was surprised to see him sweep the vote. Michael is a trusted and well-loved community member. I am proud to call him a friend and am so pleased to see him honored as a Nominee for Citizen of the year. – Amanda Dove
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE PROFILES
CAROLYN GEORGE Carolyn George has been a resident of Discovery Bay for 26 years. Retired from the Contra Costa County Superior Courts, where she worked nearly 20 years as a Court Reporter, Carolyn now
JILL SNOWDEN As a 15 year resident of Discovery Bay, I have worked hard to support and connect businesses in our community through events, volunteering, and raising thousands of dollars and awareness for local causes and
lives her best life with her husband Tony, a 24-year DB resident. Their love for each other & their community is evident. About seven years ago they started the Discovery Bay Love Locks located on Clipper Drive. It’s a place where family, friends & lovers can express their love for one another right here in our own neighborhood, where just like in Paris, you can lock your love and throw away the key. January 10th, 2014 Carolyn was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a fairly rare blood cancer that affects the plasma cells in our blood. While not a curable cancer, it is treatable & after 6 months of chemotherapy treatments, she underwent an Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant at Stanford Hospital & has been in remission since. During her treatment timeframe Carolyn
NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR NOMINEE PROFILES
families in need. Living in Discovery Bay has been essential to raising balanced, happy kids and maintaining a healthy marriage. Personal connection and connecting others for collaboration is my passion. By creating and presenting opportunities for individuals to step into their higher calling, I have mentored women to reach their personal and professional goals. I enjoy a fast pace and am focused on achievement. I do what I can, for who I can, and want to leave an impression that leaves
AIM HIGH CHILD CARE CENTER Aim High Child Care Center, Inc has been caring for children in the local area for over 25 years. In 2020, we opened a new location at Timber Point Elementary School in Discovery Bay. At that location we are strictly a preschool and we serve children ages 2-5. We have full day care as well as a preschool only option. We were truly fortunate that
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where mind, body, and spirit find healing and peace. Over the years, Kaleidoscope has provided support for 100’s of families in the East Contra Costa County area. Services provided include; meals for families during treatment times, support groups, child programs and events, and the very important sympathetic support needed on a daily basis. Kaleidoscope is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded solely through donations and grants. Our services are always offered at no cost or obligation. The Board members and volunteers comprise a diverse cross section of the surrounding communities. Many are former recipients of Kaleidoscope’s care or are honoring loved ones by serving others. From our first contact with someone living with cancer, everything we do is oriented toward rebuilding the hope that cancer depletes and relieving the isolation it creates. Kaleidoscope is honored to once again be nominated by the community for non- profit business of the year in 2020. The effects of COVID-19 on our organization have been significant, but we have continued to provide support and care for our individuals and families through this tough time. Over the last year the organization has focused principally on the development and beautification of the Sacred Garden and Labyrinth area of the center in Byron, where member of the whole community can spend time walking the labyrinth, reflecting and work on reaching inner peace. SOME GAVE ALL Some Gave All – The Joey Graves Foundation was inspired by the sacrifice of SPC Joseph A. Graves – KIA 25 Jul 06 Baghdad, Iraq. The foundation was established to honor all of the fallen – ‘Inspired by one….to honor all’. In the eleven years since it’s inception, the foundation has created venues that have contributed to the wellbeing of veterans, their families and active duty servicemembers. We do this by providing emotional, spiritual and financial support. Our primary mission is to support Gold Star Families and to provide a healthy path to grieving. To date we have over $100,000 in college scholarships set aside for children of the fallen. It has been accurately said that “Freedom is everyone’s job” and we agree. We have a solemn duty to help those who are willing to risk all for our freedom.
many of our valuable staff who were well trained and understood our goals wanted to transfer to help open the new center. This allowed us to focus on the families, children and meeting their needs while keeping the high standards that Aim High families are accustomed to. We utilize the California Preschool Foundations and Framework from the Department of Education. This prepares young children for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. The goals and milestones will be age appropriate and we will be working to help them meet all the benchmarks and developmental milestones for their age group. Health and safety of children is always our number one priority, especially in a pandemic. We have many COVID mandates to comply with from Community Care Licensing. Second to healthy and safety, our goal is always to meet the child’s individual needs and to have them happy and learning. We want their early memories of learning to be positive as we create lesson plans to develop the whole child, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We value this opportunity to grow and be part of the Discovery Bay community. Each day we look forward to seeing the children’s faces, making new friends, and giving back to the community. We have been open for a little over 6 months and we have tackled the challenges of a pandemic while caring for a family’s most valued family member. We look forward to continued growth and serving the many families that need childcare in Discovery Bay.
NOMINATIONS WANTED continued from cover these communities, and in each of these age-based* categories: • Elementary School • Middle School • High School • College / Vocational / ROTC / Military Student (must be both enrolled and living full-time in named community) *These are age-based categories, and nominations for students in alternative learning formats are welcome. To Nominate, visit the Delta Leos’
NOMINATIONS link at www.deltasuntimes.com
The Delta Leos Club, a Lions Club International service club, is based in Discovery Bay and was chartered in October 2020. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on social media @DeltaLeosClub.
FOR YOUR FAVORITES
KALEIDOSCOPE CANCER CONNECTION
VOTE for Citizen of the Year Non-Profit of the Year and Business of the Year at www.discoverybaychamber.com
Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection is a non- profit organization founded in 2003 and was established to provide hope and connection to people living with cancer in East Contra Costa County. At that time and even still, there are very limited services for people enduring these struggles in our area. Kaleidoscope does not attempt to provide services around the cure, remission, pain relief or other therapies, but seeks to pick up where conventional medicine leaves off. The programs offered by Kaleidoscope focus on the emotional and spiritual journey that may be as, if not more debilitating than the physical symptoms themselves. Kaleidoscope encircles those we serve with nurturing support on their journey -- a place
Senior Citizen of the Year Student Citizen of the Year and Hometown Hero of the Year at www.deltasuntimes.com
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East Contra Costa Vaccination Locations; Essential Workers & Teachers Now Eligible
Teachers, grocery workers and other frontline essential workers who live in Contra Costa County can now sign up to receive safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to them. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today updated its eligibility policy for COVID-19 vaccine to extend vaccination eligibility to residents who work in the education and childcare sector, food and agriculture workers, and emergency services workers as defined by Phase 1B of California’s vaccination plan. “We are committed to protecting all of our educators by ensuring they can access the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Diane Burgis, chair of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. “It is critical that we prioritize the health and well-being of all the essential workers who have cared for us and our families throughout the pandemic.” Residents in these groups, as well as county residents who are 65 years and older who have not yet been vaccinated, can sign up to access state and federal sites through MyTurn (myturn.ca.gov) or by calling 1-833-422-4255. Essential workers and residents 65 years and older can also request immunization appointments through CCHS and join the county waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine. However, due to a temporary reduction in vaccine supply from the state, all appointments at county sites are filled through the next two weeks at least. People who need to cancel an existing appointment or who received a first dose of vaccine through CCHS and need to make a second-dose appointment should call 1-833-829-2626. When more appointments do become available, CCHS will continue to prioritize county residents who are 65 or older as well as eligible essential workers, particularly those who live or work in the local communities most heavily affected by the pandemic. CCHS continues to move forward with a workplace-based outreach effort to immunize essential workers in high-risk jobs in the county’s hardest-hit communities, including food and agriculture workers. Workers at sites selected for the program will be contacted by their employers. For more information about Contra Costa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic including information about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and appointments, visit cchealth.org/coronavirus.
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Music at the Park, March 28 Enjoy a day of live music,
food trucks and fun, Sunday March 28 at Regatta Park, in Discovery Bay. Local food truck faves and restaurants will be on site, along with Discovery Bay’s own GSB band, playing crowd favorites – from the classics to today, something for everyone to enjoy. The Delta Leos Club will provide some fun activities and games for attendees to enjoy at this, their “Community Day” event. Activities will be safely
Four New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
California’s Office of the
Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced today four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief
spaced for everyone’s comfort and they hope the day will be a successful fundraiser to help support their “Spotlight on Children” local youth service initiative: • LITERACY – Free Tutoring Services within our community • HEALTH – Water Safety Education and skills for local children • HUNGER – Food Drive and School Lunch deliveries • ACTIVITY & RECREATION – Fishing Activities and Delta Wildlife identification/appreciation • EDUCATION & OPPORTUNITY – Helping local students access learning opportunities and scholarships, and providing emotional support to students feeling isolated, afraid, or discouraged. Food trucks will be present from 11 AM–7 PM, with live music expected to begin around 1:00 PM. More details will be available closer to the date and will be posted by the Delta Leos Club @ DeltaLeos, GSB Band @GSBband, and on the Food Trucks On Your Street social media pages. Stop by the Delta Sun Times Giveaway table for a special treat!
Grant Program following Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law a comprehensive package of immediate actions that speeds much- needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. Round 3 (waitlisted applicants from Rounds 1 and 2): Friday, March 5th through Thursday, March 11th, 2021 Round 4 (non-profit cultural institutions only): Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 Round 5: Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st Round 6: Date to be announced soon For more information on grant requirements and eligibility, along with links to application tips and webinars, visit CAReliefGrant.com.
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4082 Pier Point - $1,549,000 Apx. 3,795 sqft - 4 Bed + 3 Bath + 3 Car Gar Waterfront home on a point lot w/large deck, plus pool & spa at side yard!
4070 Pier Point - $1,259,000 Apx. 3,446 sqft - 3 Bed + Loft + 3 Bath + Pool Delta waterfront custom estate w/pool built into dock! So much fun!
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2200 Sunset Point - $3,900,000 Apx. 9,000 sqft - 9 Bed + 9 Bath + 5 Car Gar + Waterfront One-of-a-kind, custom designed for the discriminating buyer.
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4019 Capstan Place - $950,000 Apx. 2,922 sqft - 3 Bed + Huge Loft + Side Yard Access Custom waterfront beauty with backyard, deck & dock!
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4801 Spinnaker Way - $750,000 Apx. 1,814 sqft - 3 Bed + 2 Bath + Boat Dock Single-story, waterfront gem in Discovery Bay with so much to offer!
331 Discovery Bay Blvd. - $1.200,000 Apx. 2,000 sqft - 3 Bed + 2 Bath + 2 Car Gar + Side Yard Access Beautiful vacation feel home, only minutes to fast water.
2239 Magnolia Bridge Drive - $1,359,000 Apx. 3,000 sqft - 3 Bed + 4 Bath + 2 Car Gar San Ramon - Fantastic home in highly desired Gale Ranch!
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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 4070 Pier Point Pending $1,259,000 Seller 2200 Sunset Point Pending $3,900,000 Seller 1320 Saint Andrews Drive Pending $ 649,000 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 6903 Brentwood Blvd Sold $ 412,000 Buyer 5577 Edgeview Drive Sold $1,140,000 Buyer 5450 Gold Creek Circle Sold $ 650,000 Seller 1690 Riverlake Road Sold $1,320,000 Buyer 6147 Seneca Circle Sold $ 739,000 Buyer 1852 Dolphin Place Sold $1,300,000 Seller 4020 Capstan Place Sold $1,180,000 Seller 5726 Greenfield Way Sold $1,050,000 Seller 5580 Beaver Lane Sold $1,195,000 Buyer/Seller 2170 Breaker Court Sold $ 590,000 Seller 1001 Saint Andrews Drive Sold $ 817,000 Seller 5560 Lanai Court Sold $1,100,000 Seller 4003 Capstan Place Sold $ 899,000 Buyer/Seller 5180 Edgeview Drive Sold $ 609,000 Seller The 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 new year. God Bless!
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LIBERTY SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 Free Scholarship, College, or Military Signing Announcements!
Free Announcement space in the February, March, April & May editions of the Delta Sun Times, provided courtesy of the Liberty Seniors Support Network Sponsors. To post your announcement, email one photo and the following information to Liberty2021Unofcial@gmail.com
Subject Line: Liberty Senior 1. Student Name 2. Signing School, Team or Military Branch 3. Approx 50-Word Description
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SCHOOL NEWS Liberty Seniors Takeover Brentwood for Amazing Race
On Saturday, February 20, the Liberty Class of 2021-Unofficial community group hosted the Liberty Seniors Amazing Race, a scavenger hunt to discover wacky activity challenges, cash and prizes throughout downtown Brentwood’s most iconic locations; Tricycle Races by the Brentwood Arch at La Costa, Twerking ping pong balls on top of the city parking garage, Climbing Ladders with hoses next to the Fire Station and VFW Hall, and the crowd favorite: “Photograph your team getting into trouble WITH superintendent Eric Volta.” The Senior Class would thank the entire community for making the Amazing Race possible, and for giving the class the first opportunity to be together since March of 2020. Here are some of the photos uploaded by the Class of 2021 that day:
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Byron Delta Lions Club Hosts Heritage High School Student Speakers The Byron Delta Lions Club sponsored six students from Heritage High School in the 84th annual Lions Club Student Speakers Contest. The students pictured above with their speech coach, Joshua Cauley are (from left to right) David Webb (Freshman), Ayiana Johnson (Junior), Alison Chiu (Freshman), Holly Ahlswede (Junior), Patrick Cruz (Junior), Joshua Cauley (Coach), Zachary Carroll (Junior). The winner of this contest, Zachary Carroll, will go on to compete at the Zone Contest on March 20th in a newly allowed format brought in to comply with covid 19 restrictions: a Zoom format contest. The purpose of the contest is to provide an opportunity for competitive public speaking, to stimulate self-expression and independent thinking: to present to the public the problems surrounding the maintenance of this commonwealth as a free nation and to consider the means at our disposal of addressing these problems. The contestants can win various amounts of scholarships along the way to the final contest. The Byron Delta Lions Club is comprised of women of all ages and is one of the few Lions Clubs that has only female members. For more information, please call Frances Shipilov, President, at 408-621-1763.
Liberty Seniors Speak Their Truth Liberty High seniors, Wyatt Taylor and David Dove, both delivered truly memorable speeches at the Brentwood Lions’ 84th Annual Student Speaker
Contest held today. [Saturday, March 6 @ DeLuna Ranch]. The topic: The Pros & Cons of Distance Learning. The judging criteria called for clarity, originality, enthusiasm and sincerity and both of these gentleman brought it all in their content-filled performances, offering real insight and new perspectives. Coincidentally, these two seniors are also officers of the Delta Leos service club, a teen chapter of Lions Club International. Taylor is president, Dove, treasurer.
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What’s the Deal with That Neighborhood on Discovery Bay Blvd Where the Wall is Falling Down?
This, and other burning questions answered by the Cypress Landing HOA Board of Directors… Many residents driving by the fallen-wall eyesore each day wonder, “Why isn’t that fixed already?!” Inside the 97-home neighborhood lies another perplexing dilemma: A community dock that is past it’s lifespan and urgently in need of a safety-facelift. The current HOA board and new management company have perhaps tackled more than most board’s in the association’s 30+- year existence. Some of these action items needed are the result of inattention by previous volunteer boards, and some are just bad timing. A reserve study was completed to guide the board properly into the future, improper vendors were replaced, insurance issues addressed, repairs of common area identified and made, trip hazards removed, lighting replaced, and also - “The Wall”... “With regard to the fallen wall, we have been addressing huge drains on reserves with unfounded and failed legal actions by a frivolous few,” expressed director Shipley. “Every unnecessary dollar spent belongs to the association membership. Some individuals have demanded the entire association fund the wall replacement. The board’s directive is to act in the best interest of its’ members
The Cypress Landing HOA Board (left to right): Holly Dutra-Habel (president); Mike Shipley (treasurer); Karen Hendrickson (vice president); Bryan Dove (director)
6 Who pays for on the water home gangways and landings? a. The home owner will bear the cost of personal gangways and landings b. Cost of 10 gangways are included in the cost to prevent delays that may arise from a homeowner not paying for their gangway/landing c. All gangways and landings will be inspected and within specs and code
and so acted in step with three attorney recommendations, a decision apparently
supported by the subsequent denial of one wall- related lawsuit claim, and a denial of responsibility by the Town of Discovery Bay, as well. With a new community dock bill to each homeowner in the amount of $6,100, neighbors are understandably upset. Now, the small and usually friendly neighborhood is a “hotbed of HOA campaign activity and mudslinging at the current HOA is of a caliber worthy of the Jerry Springer Show,” one resident commented on the association’s social media page. The current board hopes to help clarify some of the misconceptions circulating… CYPRESS LANDING COMMUNITY DOCK REPAIR PROJECT FAQS: 1. Why now? a. Overdue repairs, safety hazards, increasing materials cost. b As dock support system erodes, concrete pontoons will crack. c. Full rebuild cost $2 – 3 million; could take years for permits. 2. This seems sudden, I have not heard anything about this. a. Inspections and bidding started 2019 b. Topic discussed at in person community board meetings before Covid c. Topic discussed on Zoom community meeting d. Dock tours with board members and Mid Cal 3. Why does the HOA not have funds to cover the rebuild? a. Dues were historically too low b. Audits and reserve study available to all homeowners 4. What was the result of membership voting for dock rebuild special assessment. a. Of 97 homes, 55 ballots received. b. The required 51% majority was achieved with 30 in favor to pass the assessment. 5. How is special assessment is getting applied? a. One-time payment $6100, or monthly payment over 15 years c. No pre-payment penalties to pay off balance early
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The Latest News Out of Delta Coves
The waterfront community’s builder partner, Davidson Communities, was recently awarded seven MAME Awards by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of the Bay Area, including “Community of the Year” citing excellence in interior design, architecture and marketing at this one-of-a-kind waterfront setting on the California Delta. The Davidson Collection is one of two home collections at Delta Coves. The 42-home enclave of luxury single family detached homes adjacent to a tranquil manmade lagoon, just four miles from fast water and boating access to San Francisco Bay. Every Davidson Collection home includes a private dock and generous outdoor spaces with covered patios and balconies. Six two-story floorplans range from 2,849 to 4,861 square feet, with up to five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Kitchens and all social areas open to the docks and blue water views with expansive glass in every room. Prices range from $1.1 to $1.8 million. Robert Hidey Architects of Irvine, Calif. was the project architect, with interior design and merchandising by Design Line Interiors, Inc. of Del Mar, Calif.
Environmental Foresight of Walnut Creek, Calif. was project landscape architect. In addition to being named Community of the Year for the Bay Area, Davidson Collection won top honors in the categories of interior design, architecture, website, logo, and print ad.
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