Experience

Loaves and fishes lends a helping hand to community

NICK CAMPBELL, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Our Town, Top Stories

Tucked away in a remote location off Harbor and Garcia Avenues, one of Contra Costa County’s hardest working charities had just closed for the evening. For Loaves And Fishes, founded in 1983, it is all in a day's work. By the numbers, their success is wide-ranging and far-reaching. The organizat...

Pittsburg seeks to curtail panhandling

Pittsburg seeks to curtail panhandling

ROBERT PIERCE, @RobertP_EXP

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Our Town, Top Stories

Everyone has seen the road signs around Contra Costa County urging drivers to “say no to panhandling” and “contribute to the solution” by donating to local charities. Several new signs have popped up in Antioch in the last few months on and around Somersville Road in particular. However, the ...

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...

Sphepherd’s Gate provides a safe space

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Our Town

This holiday season many organizations in the community will perform much needed philanthropy work. At the forefront of that work is Shepherd's Gate, a faith based ministry  located in Livermore. Headquartered in Livermore with an additional location in Brentwood, the ministry started over 34...

Knightsen vineyard aims to expand

Knightsen vineyard aims to expand

Dale Satre, @DaleSatre

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Our Town

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...

Fall festival a fun time

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Our Town

Los Medanos College held their third annual Fall Festival event which showcased clubs and departments, most of which had treats to sell or fall activities for attendees to participate in. The event was a good time for fundraising and fall festivities. As students walked around taking in the sights, sounds and aroma...

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...

Back Talk EP102

September 18, 2018


Filed under Audio, News, Our Town, Top Stories

https://youtu.be/FyKyvWKY0nE Episode 2 of Back Talk is now live, featuring Photo Editor Anthony Martinez! NOTE: Due to some technical difficulties, this podcast was uploaded Tuesday 9/18 despite being recorded Monday 9/17, so some references to dates and events are off. 

Back Talk Episode 101

September 10, 2018


Filed under Audio, News, Our Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xMKBFdCDn0   The Experience is launching a brand new podcast called Back Talk - watch season 1, episode 1 now on YouTube!

Blood drive returns to LMC

Blood drive returns to LMC

D'ANGELO JACKSON, djackson@lmcexperience.com

March 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Our Town

Los Medanos will host a blood drive this month for the Blood Centers of Pacific to provide students and staff the opportunity to donate blood.   It will be held on Tues., March 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at a bloodmobile outside of the library. Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time...

Thanksgiving day run hits a stride

Thanksgiving day run hits a stride

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

December 4, 2017


Filed under Our Town

The annual Brentwood Turkey Trot was the biggest ever this year, managing to sell 2000 entries into the race reaching its maximum, up from last year’s 1500. The event’s organization was spearheaded by Edna Hill Middle School teacher and cross country coach Phil Rodriguez along with a planning committee...

Community Center celebrates ‘API’ Heritage Month

Community Center celebrates ‘API’ Heritage Month

Teresa Gaines, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Our Town, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

The month of May is best known for its budding flowers and, at least in Contra Costa County, confusing weather patterns of sunshine one day and dramatic overcast the next. But to others, the month of May is about the budding cultural awareness and celebration of Asian/Pacific American heritage. Asian/Pacific...

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