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‘Shades of Costco’ gallery exposes consumer culture

‘Shades of Costco’ gallery exposes consumer culture

By Marci Suela, Art Director

February 4, 2016


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene

Art provides individuals with a new perspective toward commonplace actions and symbolic figures in retail spaces. Currently in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery, the exhibit “Look Homeward: Shades of Costco” features oil paintings made by artist Debby Miller. The artist’s reception was held on Thursday fr...

Message of faith, joy lifts souls

Message of faith, joy lifts souls

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Scene, Spotlight

HERCULES — Valley Bible Church opened its doors to bring holiday spirit through choir and live performances at 6 p.m. on Sunday during its Christmas Gospel concert “A Night of Hope.” “We want to tell people there is hope in Jesus,” Worship Ministries Director Deborah Giese said. “People w...

Performance brings love, despair to stage

Performance brings love, despair to stage

By Keno Greene and Mike Thomas, Staff Writers

November 18, 2015


Filed under Scene, Showcase

A romantic play was presented at the Knox Center Friday night. Drama students portrayed John Cariani’s “Almost Maine,” a play about residents in a small town going through the struggles of falling in and out of love. Former drama adjunct professor Patricia Laine was originally supposed to direct...

Monstrous features embellish sculptures

Monstrous features embellish sculptures

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Scene

SAN PABLO — Little sculpted creatures, dolls and digital paintings from two Richmond artists decorate the San Pablo Art Gallery at Maple Hall here while the art exhibit “Dolls and Things” is on display through Dec. 13. The exhibit displays the creations of artists Brooke Fletcher and Patricia M...

Cajun cuisine yields sensational flavor

Cajun cuisine yields sensational flavor

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Scene

Rockin’ Crawfish in the San Pablo Center has a stellar lineup of Cajun and Creole food from bivalves to crustaceans. It features real Cajun cuisine that will leave your mouth watering and nose running from its spicy flavors and aromas. All fiery food lovers would enjoy the Rockin’ combo with spic...

ASU dinner targets evening population

By Jose Jimenez, Spotlight Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Scene

The ASU has tentatively scheduled a dinner on Dec. 7 for Contra Costa College students who prowl the night on campus looking for some grub before evening classes. Inter-Club Council President Safi Ward-Davis came up with the idea to bring students and faculty together outside of the Applied Arts Build...

Cafe brings soulful cuisine, seafood to locals with love

By Keno Greene, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Scene

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, 2015


Filed under Scene

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, 2015


Filed under Scene

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, 2015


Filed under Scene

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, 2015


Filed under Scene

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, 2015


Filed under Scene, Spotlight

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...

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