60 years ago
Primary school named in honor of Mrs. Edna Hill: Hereafter, Brentwood's primary school on Birch Street is to be known as the Edna Hill School. It was dedicated honoring Brentwood's most beloved teacher at a School Week open house program at the elementary school building Friday night. Between 600 and 700 persons were present at the program presented under the lights on the school grounds. A group of musical numbers was given by the children under the direction of Lorin White, and midway, it was broken into when Joe Mendez, member of the board, conducted the dedicatory ceremony.
The honor came as a complete surprise to Mrs. Hill, and was enthusiastically received by the audience. Many of the parents present had themselves gone to school with Mrs. Hill.
25 years ago
Discovery Bay completes an era: Although homes and custom lots are still for sale in Discovery Bay, completion of the Hofmann Company's Winward Bay concludes construction on the last suitable land for deep water development. "This event completes an era of pioneering on the California Delta that is unmatched," said Tom Whalen, Hofmann's vice president of sales. The total concept of Discovery Bay as a complete year-round recreational community has been realized within a relatively short period of time. Best of all, the opportunity to purchase waterfront property in Discovery Bay is still possible.
The Hofmann Company began construction in Discovery Bay with a small condominium project in 1978. Along the way 2,000 acres of land has been developed with 18 deep water bays, a modern marina, Willow Lake, a swim and racquet club, shopping center, and most recently a championship 18 hole golf course.
Times have changed in Discovery Bay from a faraway dream to a community that is close to 75 percent complete.
Connected to the Delta's 1,000 miles of waterways via Indian Slough, Discovery Bay was initiated as a water sports community and has developed to include both land and water sports.
-- Brentwood News file