Experience

‘Ajax’ debuts at California Theater

‘Ajax’ debuts at California Theater

Marc Lopez, @KaptainMarc

December 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

“Ajax” may be a historical Greek play but that did not stop the LMC Drama Department from modernizing it for audiences at the California Theater. Nick Garcia and the rest of the cast did an impressive job making setting “Ajax” in modern times. Garcia sat down with everyone during production to fi...

Top 5 ‘Fall Frequencies’

Top 5 ‘Fall Frequencies’

Alex Camilli, @A_Carnation

November 29, 2018


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Over the course of this fall semester there have been numerous releases by artists who have shown prowess throughout their career. I have compiled a list of what I consider to be five noteworthy tracks of the albums I reviewed this semester. I was unable to cover even half of the content released due to t...

.Paak delivers a solid album

.Paak delivers a solid album

Alex Camili, @A_Carnation

November 29, 2018


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Consistency is a treasured trait among artists who know how to fill their niche sonically. Grammy nominated artist and multi-instrumentalist professionally known as Anderson .Paak has had a meteoric rise leading up his latest record “Oxnard” released Nov. 16, 2018. Born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, CA he ...

Food review: Go Vegan

Food review: Go Vegan

Marc Lopez, Alvin Jackson, and BreAnna Crawford

November 29, 2018


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Marc Lopez " 2.5 stars out of 5" Maybe it’s best to reconsider Go Vegan? Go Vegan falls short on some of its food and drinks, yet for a vegan, this may be a considerable Asian vegan choice. My experience with Go Vegan started off rough due to its location but slowly started to pay off by the ti...

Outdated media: the compact disc

Outdated media: the compact disc

ROBERT PIERCE, @RobertP_EXP

November 29, 2018


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When you work at a newspaper, you start to pick up a fondness for outdated media. Last March, I spent a half hour and twenty dollars at the used CD section of Half Price Books in Concord walking around the place after dinner, and since then I’ve been collecting CDs as a hobby. I’ve collected a lit...

Students navigate the music industry

HILLARY HETRICK, @hillarymhetrick

November 15, 2018


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A crucial and often difficult part of student life is figuring out how to balance coursework (and for many, career) with hobbies. For Los Medanos College music and recording arts students, the task is often extra challenging as music represents all three for them.   LMC student Mikael Ja’Hon Moore, from the ...

A year’s journey with artist J Braman

A year’s journey with artist J Braman

Alvin Jackson, @AlTheJournalist

November 15, 2018


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Los Medanos College unveiled a new art viewing by artist J Braman in the gallery located next to the library Thurs, Nov. 8. The artist spent a year in South America and felt the need to create after being a teacher for so long. Her experience as a Berkeley City College teacher provided much structure...

Vince Staples ‘FM!’ short but sweet

Vince Staples ‘FM!’ short but sweet

ALEX CAMILLI, @A_Carnation

November 15, 2018


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The acronym FM is commonly associated with stereo systems capable of producing frequency modulated waves on the radio. Rapper Vince Staples has definitely made waves with his latest effort “FM!” Staples was born in Compton then relocated to Long Beach to become involved with street gangs know...

‘Ajax’ set to debut

‘Ajax’ set to debut

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

November 13, 2018


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The Los Medanos Drama Department is getting ready for their production of Ajax, which is set to debut from Dec. 5 to Dec. 8 in the California Theatre. Their rendition of Ajax is based on Socrates’ play bearing the same name and similar theme. The main noted difference is in the era in which it’s placed. ...

Vintage marketplace ‘A Current Affair’

Vintage marketplace ‘A Current Affair’

Leticia Robles, staff writer

November 8, 2018


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Overlooking the San Francisco Bay Bridge was the Fall 2018 A Current Affair a vintage marketplace. The event was held in Richmond, Saturday Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Current Affair is held twice a year, once the fall and again in the spring. It has up to 80 vendors from all over the United States...

Brentwood smokehouse gives back

Brentwood smokehouse gives back

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

November 8, 2018


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Meaty aromas, classic rock and the American spirit fill the dining room of the American Heroes Smokehouse barbecue restaurant in Brentwood. Owned by Jo Danberry, the daughter-in-law of company founder and CEO Ed Danberry, a Vietnam veteran, the restaurant is dedicated to southern-style barbecue, sou...

Contra Costa food bank helps families in need

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Our Town

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been on the move this week helping families. Headquartered in Concord, the organization was founded in 1975 by volunteers looking to help local families with emergency food needs. What started as a small band of volunteers morphed into what is now known as the F...

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