Sonja’s Country Inn, the iconic little watering hole in Knightsen with more character, charm and reported sightings of ghosts than any bar in the area, closed its doors this week in anticipation of the historic establishment’s change of hands. Reports are that the new owners will reopen sometime in the new year. Thanks to Sonja and Stephanie for all the memories! 

Down the road in nearby Byron, frustrated residents are still mopping up the mess left following a power surge and subsequent outage caused by a tractor-trailer that veered off Byron Highway and hit a power pole on Oct. 26. Thousands of customers were affected by the outage in the form of blown appliances including spas, televisions and kitchen appliances. PG&E is not claiming responsibility for the damage and Senior Manager Vic Baker is urging customers with a claim to call the trucking company whose driver is responsible for the accident – Dillard Trucking Inc., at 321-578-5162. The claim number is #6569630. Additional information is also available on the Town of Discovery Bay’s website: www.todb.ca.gov.

The holidays are here, and there are lots of events on the way to kick off the season. If you’re looking for a little Christmas before Thanksgiving, head down to Brentwood on Saturday, Nov. 18, for the town’s 35th annual Holiday Parade. The fun begins with the Winter Wine Walk in downtown, at 2 p.m., followed by the lighted parade at 5 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-3344. 

The City of Oakley hosts it annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 2. Join the fun at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St., as the city kicks off the holiday season with this family-friendly event. This year, city staff has added Caroling with the Council to the lineup to give guests a chance to do some old-fashioned Christmas caroling on the way to the event. The tree lighting event starts at 4 p.m.

 

– Compiled by Ruth Roberts

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