Folks in far East County will soon begin to see familiar sights around town – some traditional and some just plain fun. Above are Liberty High Kiwanis Key Club members KayLa Lewis and Michaelle Diaz getting some teeth into the barrel-wrapping chore that goes with the placement of dozens of donation barrels in local businesses. The barrels, marked “Brentwood Regional Community Chest” (BRCC) and “Toys for Tots,” show that the BRCC’s annual effort to feed and provide toys for 500 families is partnering once again with the Marine Corps’ Premier Toy program.

Above right is Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, who for the third year will don a turkey suit and ask for $8 donations to purchase frozen turkeys for the program’s beneficiaries. Making public appearances as “Gobbler Bob,” Taylor has raised thousands of dollars for the effort, which last year resulted in his being publicly “basted” with a fire hose at The Streets of Brentwood.

This year’s basket-packing event will take place at Brentwood Elementary School starting at 6 p.m. and continue until it’s finished. As always, many volunteers are needed to make it work, and individuals, groups, clubs and anyone else is encouraged to show up and help out.



Bill Brandt Ford, 8100 Brentwood Blvd.

Actus Chiropractic, 9030 Brentwood Blvd., Suite D

Brentwood Self-Storage, 190 Sand Creek Road

Centro Mart, 7820 Brentwood Blvd.

Bank of the West, 4540 Balfour Road

ECC Bank (Bank of Ag), 740 First St.

Chamber of Commerce, 8440 Brentwood Blvd., Suite C

Willey’s Bagel & Blends, 1155 Second St., Suite D

Fire Station 54, 739 First St.

Rubia Salon and Spa, 2440 Sand Creek Road, Suite 1

Creekside Church, 4501 O’Hara Ave.

Charlie’s Subs 6660, Lone Tree Way, Suite 1

ECC Bank 390, West Country Club Drive

Brentwood Auto – NAPA, 7885 Brentwood Blvd.

U.S. Post Office, 18 Oak St.

Community Center, 104 Oak St.

City Hall, 104 Oak St.

Bank of America, 241 Oak St.

Prudential Real Estate, 2510 Sand Creek Road

Los Medanos College, 101 Sand Creek Road

Monthly Grapevine, 9040 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B

Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road

Food Maxx, 4440 Balfour Road

Eskaton Lodge, 450 John Muir Parkway

Marsh Creek Apartments, 7251 Brentwood Blvd.

Brentwood Police Station, 9100 Brentwood Blvd.

John Muir Health, 2400 Balfour Road

First Bank, 6590 Lone Tree Way

Drive Esterkyn, 1145 Second Street, Suite F

Dainty Center/Willow Wood School, 1265 Dainty Ave.

Monkey Wrenches, 8130 Brentwood Blvd.

Brentwood Bike Company, 7750 Brentwood Blvd., Suite C

Patelco Credit Union, 5601 Lone Tree Way, Suite 100


U.S. Post Office, 3345 Bixler Road


ECC Bank (Bank of Ag), 14804 Highway 4, Suite A,

Fire Station 59, 1685 Bixler Road

U.S. Post Office, 3352 Main St.