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Samsung releases waterproof phone

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor
September 30, 2014
Filed under Scene

Another Galaxy smartphone has made its way onto the technological scene. First there was the Galaxy S5, then there was the Galaxy s5 Active with AT&T and now we have the Galaxy S5 Sport. The phone comes in two colors; a cherry red and electric blue. The build of the phone overall is heavy duty, making...

Realistic game gets blood pumping

Realistic game gets blood pumping

By Cody Casares, Assistant Photo Editor
September 30, 2014
Filed under Scene, Showcase

This year’s installment of video-game developer EA Sports’ FIFA series, “FIFA 15,” delivers an immersive, heart-pounding and realistic experience that may just steal more than a few hours of your day. While improvements to the overall feel of the gameplay and look of the graphics in “FIFA...

Dragon boats fill the Bay

Dragon boats fill the Bay

By Qing Huang, Photo Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under News, Scene, Showcase

Photos by Qing Huang, photo editor

Annual festival sparks citizen involvement, fun

Annual festival sparks citizen involvement, fun

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 24, 2014
Filed under Scene, Showcase

EL SOBRANTE — Thou-sands of people meandered up and down the middle of the street as they savored the inviting smells, sights and sounds of a rapidly changing community. A section of San Pablo Dam Road, stretching from Appian Way and ending at El Portal Drive, was shut down to automobile traffic...

Fusion cuisine adds flair to restaurant scene

Fusion cuisine adds flair to restaurant scene

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Scene

After their appearance on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, many may have heard of the Japanese-Korean fusion food truck, Koja Kitchen. At a great price in a convenient location, there’s no turning back once you’ve enjoyed what Koja Kitchen has to offer. It provides...

Apple faithful rally for upgraded iPhone

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Scene

Before pulling up to the corner of the Fourth Street Apple Store in Berkeley at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, I crossed my fingers, hoping for a short line. Standing around spot number 50 in line, I realized my hopes of leaving the store and arriving home with the phone of my choice in a...

Ink removal increases confidence

By Van Ly, Opinion Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Scene

A tattoo can be a mark of the past that is hard to forget. But there is a chance to erase the needled-ink and start over once again. In partnership with the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation and New Skin Adult Tattoo Removal, Removing Barriers is a non-profit program that provides tattoo...

Themes of human struggle exhibited

Themes of human struggle exhibited

By Marlene Rivas, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under News, Scene

A reception for an exhibition of artistic variety was held at the Eddie Rhodes Gallery this past Thursday in the Art Building at Contra Costa College. Gallery coordinator, Dana Davis, talked about the importance of art and expressing one’s self with it. “It’s about the human struggle and...

Richmond streets fill with spirit, soul

Richmond streets fill with spirit, soul

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Residents came from all over Richmond to celebrate the sixth annual Spirit and Soul Festival on Sept. 13. This festival, hosted by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, had live performing artists, youth dancers, wine gardens, food vendors and more made available to the public. The event is focused...

Laughs from the horse’s mouth

Laughs from the horse’s mouth

September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

The newest addition to Netflix’s repertoire of original series is a smashing success. “BoJack Horseman” is about its title character, BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett), a self-obsessed and horribly depressed horse that was the star of a famous ’90s sitcom “Horsin’ Around.” BoJack himself...

‘Black Jesus’ brings fresh comedy

‘Black Jesus’ brings fresh comedy

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Six episodes into the season, “Black Jesus” has proven that some people’s minds are not ready and their hearts are not open for this show. “Black Jesus” might be derogatory for the closed-minded Christians, but the shows gives an imitation of what would happen if our savior was alive on Earth...

Art exhibit explores oppression, liberation

September 17, 2014
Filed under Scene

Liberation from oppression, be it from forces that are physical, psychological or societal, is intrinsic to all of mankind. In this month’s exhibit on display in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery titled “Politics, Power and the Human Condition: Art and Liberation,” this concept is explored and extended...

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