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Cafe brings soulful cuisine, seafood to locals with love

By Keno Greene, Staff Writer
October 29
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Creole cuisine at Lily’s New Orleans Café in Southside Richmond on a sunny Sunday delights a soulful appetite. The eatery at 1305 Carlson Blvd. in Richmond, bordering El Cerrito, celebrated its first year of bringing food to its community on Oct. 8. “My journey as an entrepreneur has been a lifelong...

‘Paranormal’ predictable

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
October 29
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The Paranormal Activity film series introduces yet another horror story to its eagerly awaiting fan base, this time told through a different lens, exposing an apocalyptic confrontation in “Paranormal Activity 6: Ghost Dimension,” released last Friday. Having a similar plot throughout the six films...

‘Horror Story’ given vampiric lens, hotel setting

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
October 29
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Come and enjoy a night at the Hotel Cortez, where treachery lies in every room. The fifth season of the TV series “American Horror Story” is based in a hotel full of vampires and psychopathic killers. For the past few seasons, it would take “AHS” a few episodes before the story started to make...

‘Classical wizard’ cop quells archaic brutes

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer
October 29
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He’s 6 feet 9 inches tall, wears a black duster coat and wields the primal forces of the universe against the darkest creatures of ancient mythology. He carries a rune-carved staff and a gun and his car just broke down. His name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. The...

Sugary delights, bubbly sustain funding

By Keno Greene, Staff Writer
October 21
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Live music and sugary delights will set the mood at the 5th Annual Chocolate and Champagne event Sunday in the Three Seasons Restaurant from noon until 3 p.m. The culinary arts department hosts the event to help students gain the opportunity to travel the world in the department’s study abroad progr...

Annual Pizzafest fundraises for charity

Annual Pizzafest fundraises for charity

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief
October 21
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BERKELEY — Hundreds of local residents ventured to Gilman and 9th Streets on Saturday for an ensemble of pizza and beer, and in support of a charitable cause. Pizzafest, an all-you-can-eat pizza festival, was a collaborative effort between The Companion Group, a kitchen product company and Building O...

Play depicts life’s dark side

Play depicts life’s dark side

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
October 21
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Fear and desperation were on display in the play “Wonder of the World” at the Knox Center Friday as Contra Costa College students gave a stellar performance throughout this hilarious tale. The cast included eight characters, each  with unique personalities and dark backgrounds before they crossed paths...

Coffeehouse hosts release party for local band

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer
October 21
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Los Cenzontles, which translates from Nahuati as “The Mockingbirds,” released a new album Oct 13, titled  “Alma Campirana.” To promote their album release the group held an album release party at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on Saturday. The group has already released more th...

‘Phantom Pain’ concludes adored, enthralling series

‘Phantom Pain’ concludes adored, enthralling series

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
September 30
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"Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain,” is the most extensively detailed beautifully crafted masterpiece of a video game you will ever play. “The Phantom Pain,” is the latest release from video game director Hideo Kojima and Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. The video game saga has spanned ne...

‘Magical realism’ drives narcotic novela

‘Magical realism’ drives narcotic novela

By Brian Boyle, Staff Writer
September 23
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The only thing necessary for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing. This is just one of the themes explored by on one of Netflix’s newest original series — “Narcos.” “Narcos” follows the dramatic life of Pablo Escobar — one of the most infamous drug lords to ever live, and the efforts o...

Culinary studies italian palate

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
September 18
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Six culinary arts students’ hard work paid off when they received scholarships and studied abroad in Italy for 17 days in June. Among the recipients were Contra Costa College culinary arts majors Lauren Patrick, Topaz Sanders, Maryum Simpkins, Danielle Robinson, Fatimah Hanif and Patchell Windom. ...

‘Fuzzy feelings’, heartbreak tangle in upcoming play

‘Fuzzy feelings’, heartbreak tangle in upcoming play

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
September 2
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The drama department will be featuring a comedy and romance play during the fall semester. Both plays will be held in the Knox Center through the weekends of Oct. 8-17 and the second Nov. 12-21 starting at 7:30 p.m. Adjunct Drama professor Tara Blau will direct the first play “Wonders of the World...

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