60 years ago

Seagoing film program for Delta: A program of pictures, which is somewhat on the dampish side is in store for Delta Theater patrons in the coming weeks. Pictures of the sea, and with the sea as a background, are included. Next week starts with "The Thief of Venice," where gondolas take the place of taxis. Midweek feature is "City Beneath the Sea," a fantasy featuring Robert Ryan and Mala Powers. April starts with Errol Flynn and Maureen O'Hara in "Against All Flags," the first of three pirate pictures. The others are "Prince of Pirates," starring John Derek, April 10 and 11, and "The Crimson Pirate," with Burt Lancaster, April 15, 15 and 16. For good measure, there's a seagoing musical, "All Ashore," starring Mickey Rooney, Dick Haymes and Peggy Ryan.

Walt Disney's "The Story of Robin Hood," and all-live action feature in scheduled for April 24 and 25, and the same week will bring Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker in "Above and Beyond," also Red Skelton in "The Clown."

25 years ago

Fire district buys land: Enrico Cinquini reported at the Oakley Municipal Advisory Council meeting last week, that the Oakley Fire Protection District has purchased a one acre site located on the west side of Live Oak Road, approximately 600 feet north of Laurel Road, to build a second station here. The decision to purchase the property came following a meeting with fire chiefs from Riverview, Oakley, Brentwood, Byron, and Bethel Island, according to Cinquini.

Previously the Riverview Fire Protection's service area went to the west side of Empire Avenue. However, River Fire Protection Chief Allen Little agreed to move Antioch's service area back to the west side of Neroly Road, according to Cinquini.

"That makes me feel good, at least that service area boundary line in cleared up," Cinquini said.

Cinquini also told the council Oakley Union School District Superintendent Frank Hengel has said he will seek to move to Antioch Unified School District's boundary line back to the west side of Highway 4.

-- Brentwood News files

The council unanimously approved sending a letter of support to Hengel in the superintendent's quest to push the Antioch School District's boundary out of the Big Break Area.

-- Brentwood News files