Experience

Breath of life

Breath of life

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 22, 2019

Child Study Center Instructor, Leticia Webb, watched her entire life flash before her eyes Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Los Medanos Pittsburg campus in Parking Lot A. Abiding by her unspoken daily schedule, Webb went outside to eat her lunch in her car, as she does every day during her break. This part...

LMC Experience wins awards

LMC Experience wins awards

Hillary Hetrick, @hillarymhetrick

November 22, 2019

The Los Medanos College newspaper, the Experience, attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) Northern California Conference Saturday, Nov. 16 at San Jose State University. There were 10 on-the-spot contests, in which two LMC staff members received awards. Introductory journalism st...

Oakley walks out of darkness

Oakley walks out of darkness

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The feeling of losing someone to suicide is impossible to shake. The immense guilt and ultimate sadness you feel from your loved ones early end eats away at you, but they are not entirely gone. They live on through your memories so that you can finish their walk for them, even if they believed they couldn...

Vets stand down to get up

Vets stand down to get up

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

September 26, 2019

“Reveille,” hailing from the French word for “wake up,” is a customary wake-up call used to alert military service members at sunrise. “Waking up” is exactly what happened for more than 300 homeless and at-risk veterans at Stand Down on the Delta from Sept. 20-23. As mentioned in their...

Area 51 bracing for storm

Area 51 bracing for storm

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

September 20, 2019

With the proposed raid on Area 51 approaching at lightspeed, the controversy and commotion surrounding the event seemingly plateaued when it was supposedly canceled. That was until two YouTubers from the Netherlands were arrested, while trying to get an early preview of craziness to come. The event is ...

Musical sends audience to heaven

Musical sends audience to heaven

Erick Amaya, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Pittsburg Community Theatre’s [PCT] opening night of “Sister Act” was welcomed with a sold-out theater. After much anticipation, the curtains for the performance finally opened Sept. 8, shortly after 8 p.m. in Downtown Pittsburg to an excited and eager audience. The play’s director, Dianna Schep...

Christian group hands out Bibles on campus

Christian group hands out Bibles on campus

Jordyn Toscano, Staff writer

September 13, 2019

The First Amendment of the United States allows citizens the ability to explore any religious or non-religious beliefs they may have. Taking the First Amendment as an opportunity to spread awareness of their beliefs, Gideons International Bible Association has distributed Bibles specific to the Christ...

CDC warns against vaping

CDC warns against vaping

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 13, 2019

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with other clinical and public health partners are investigating a statewide outbreak of pulmonary (relating to the lungs) diseases associated with e-cigarette products such as: devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or...

Rock the pews with play

Rock the pews with play

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

September 5, 2019

Pittsburg Community Theatre is set to “Rock the Pews” this Saturday with their upcoming performance of “Sister Act”.  The musical, based on the hit 1992 musical comedy film of the same name, will be directed by Dianna Schepers this September.  Los Medanos College student Brianna Pe...

Loaves and fishes lends a helping hand to community

NICK CAMPBELL, Staff writer

November 15, 2018

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

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

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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