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Jenkins gets introspective in ‘Pieces of a Man’

Jenkins gets introspective in ‘Pieces of a Man’

Alex Camilli, @A_Carnation

November 1, 2018


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Chicago native Mick Jenkins released his sophomore album “Pieces of a Man,” a heavily jazz-influenced hip-hop record featuring almost an hour of sonic material with significant depth. However, there are fewer featured artists when compared to his previous album “The Healing Component.” The pr...

Knightsen vineyard aims to expand

Knightsen vineyard aims to expand

Dale Satre, @DaleSatre

November 1, 2018


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An inconspicuous red warehouse in Knightsen has become a center of attention for the local wine community. Petersen Vineyards is a new winery priding itself on growing, fermenting and bottling its grapes on site. Awarded a gold medal at the Central Coast Wine Competition in 2017 and “Best New Wi...

Oktoberfest part 4: Epidemic

Oktoberfest part 4: Epidemic

Perry Continente, @perrycontinente

October 25, 2018


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Check out the first in our Oktoberfest series here.  The first thing people notice about Epidemic is it's unlikely location. As you approach the brewery, tucked away among businesses and warehouses down a Concord side road, you may begin to doubt that you are in the right place but thos...

Umoja bowls for funds

Alex Camilli, @A_Carnation

October 25, 2018


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Among the plethora of programs offered at Los Medanos College there are many who strive to offer beneficial resources for students or all-inclusive events to establish a strong sense of community. The Umoja Leadership Collective (ULC) which is half of the Umoja Scholars Program (USP) held a bowling...

An evening with Don Coscarelli

An evening with Don Coscarelli

Perry Continente, @PerryContinente

October 25, 2018


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“That was better than it had any right to be,” laughed one theater goer as the credits rolled on “Bubba Ho-Tep,” a film about two geriatric men, one who may be Elvis and one who is almost certainly not JFK, who battle a soul-sucking mummy in a retirement home. While the film certainly delive...

A coffee driven redemption

A coffee driven redemption

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Our Town, Top Stories

America is known as the land of opportunities, less known and celebrated, is that America is also the home of redemption. For John Krause, owner of Big House Beans in Brentwood, this is his life story. Growing up in the Bay Area after a period of addiction to drugs and alcohol, Krause found himself...

Play’s dark humor strikes a cord

Play’s dark humor strikes a cord

Marc Lopez, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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The play “Becky Shaw” held nothing back on opening night with its hilarious punchlines and harsh themes. Everything from the set design, to the music and cast made it enticing and enjoyable. “Becky Shaw”, opened Oct. 18 at the California Theatre in Pittsburg and ran through the entire week...

Food review: Pho Lee Hoa Phat

Food review: Pho Lee Hoa Phat

Dale Satre, Perry Continente, and Robert Pierce

October 24, 2018


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Dale Satre, "4 stars out of 5"  As the son of a Vietnamese mother, I grew up with pho, which is a beef broth soup with rice noodles, steak and other meats, completed with herbs mixed inside. I won’t argue there’s nothing like the taste of home cooking, but Pho Lee Hoa Phat comes pretty damn ...

Oktoberfest part 3: Del Cielo

Oktoberfest part 3: Del Cielo

Perry Continente, @PerryContinente

October 24, 2018


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For previous brewery reviews click here and here.  Del Cielo Brewing Company in downtown Martinez has quickly become a local fixture. Despite being relatively new, opening in 2017, the brewery is perpetually busy. Contrasting with the old brick exterior, the trendy, spacious, spartan interior ma...

Review Crew: “Venom”

Review Crew: “Venom”

Perry Continente, Robert Pierce, and A.R. Broom

October 19, 2018


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A.R. Broom, "2 stars out of 5"  Top-notch computer generated imagery, plenty of action, well known actors, low levels of plot complexity and superpowers. At this point, Marvel has their formula pretty well nailed down to gather vast amounts of audiences and please them. There were a couple of...

Analyzing #Metoo

BreAnna Crawford, @Lyniece_

October 19, 2018


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When actress Rose Mcgowan came out with sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein in 2017, she kickstarted the major growth of the #Metoo movement. Women then came together on social media to finally tell their stories about their own experiences with sexual assault. The growth and cons...

LGBTQ community comes out

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

October 18, 2018


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Los Medanos College Allies Club and LMC faculty from the LGBTQ community celebrated “Coming Out Day,” an event that addresses LGBTQ issues and encourages community visibility. Three faculty members told their coming out stories during the event. The event also showcased Deb Cuny, a Restorative Justice...

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