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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...

Sphepherd’s Gate provides a safe space

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

November 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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. 

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