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Sour Cream Coffe Cake

Ashley Matuszak
October 7, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

As the colder weather approaches, it is good to know a versatile dessert that is warm and spicy. Coffee cake is perfect for a little snack with coffee or tea and can even be served to company after dinner. Coffee cake, contrary to what some think does not contain any coffee, but was given the name because...

Hawaii 5-No!

Ashley Matuszak
October 7, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Known for it’s catchy theme music and memorable lines, Hawaii Five-0, the popular CBS series that aired from 1968-1980, has recently been revamped. The original series followed a team of Hawaii’s best police officers and their careers fighting differing kinds of criminals, from drug trafficking ...

Livermore Valley Wine Harvest Festival Draws Large Crowds

Will Thompson
September 23, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

The 29th Annual Livermore Valley Wine Harvest Festival attracted a 
healthy crowd over Labor Day Weekend, when over 40 of the Valley’s 
wineries opened their grounds to tastings, food pairings and general 
revelry in the hot, late summer weather. For a $50 admission fee for one-day 
admission, or a $65 two-day wristband, guests could gather at Livermo...

Updated Classic: Cheesy Grits

Ashley Matsuzak
September 23, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Grits are a very popular Southern dish that was first thought to be eaten by the Native Americans. Grits are made from corn, and they can be either yellow or white in color, depending on if they are made from hulled corn or ground corn. Grits production is a huge business in the South. The region from ...

Adventures In Healthy Baking

Ashley Matsuzak
September 23, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Eating healthy is a possibility, yet, can also be quite a challenge for many people. It isn’t always easy to order a salad, or to opt for a piece of fruit instead of a bag of chips. Making better choices can contribute to individuals becoming healthier and feeling better. There are countless websites, T...

Berkeley”s Cesar Espana Caters To New Spanish Tastes

MIcheal Estanislao
August 27, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Dim lighting sets the mood, while a constant, exciting chatter fills the air over a gleaming glass of wine. The bustling Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley is home to Cesar, the progressive Spanish, South and Central American restaurant. Richard Mazzera, Dennis Lapuyade, and Stephen Singer are the conspirators...

Hayward Holds Free Summer Concert Series

Carole Reynolds
August 26, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

As the Summer Quarter comes to a screeching halt and corresponding demands disappear, there’s a good chance that students may find themselves with time on their hands, and little or no expendable funds for entertainment. All is not lost. There are still two chances to partake of The City of Hayward’s...

Celebrating Independence Day Hawaiian Style

Stephanie Spearman
August 11, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Though the Islands of Hawai’i are far away from the nation’s capital, residents honor all 50 states with a little aloha flavor. The Aloha state, the 50th state to join the union, celebrates America’s birthday in the traditional way with fireworks, a presentation of the flags, the national anthem...

Documentary Shows the Real Art Scene

Londre Holmes
May 31, 2010
Filed under Arts & Life

Art, Redefined: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” shows Guetta’s journey in finding art that transcends the big names in the scene. What do you call an artist that has broken all the rules of an art form that’s based on breaking all the rules? An artist who, at his first gallery, sold over a million...

“God’s Ear” Shows Raw Human Nature of Losing Children

May 31, 2010
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By Saúl Galdamez GonzalezA&E Editor     Berkeley’s Ashby Stage opened its doors to an almost full house May 21 for the opening performance of  “God’s Ear”   The play is presented by The Shotgun Players and was well received by Bay Area residents.   “God’s Ear” was writte...

Cult Horror Movie Garners Nationwide Buzz and Reactions

May 30, 2010
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By Casey ScheldNight Editor   There are cult movies that obtained that status for not catching on with the mainstream, and then there are cult movies that set out to be that way.  Dutch filmmaker Tom Six’s latest picture, “The Human Centipede: First Sequence,” definitely falls into the lat...

“In the Wake” Explores Issues of Politics, Sexuality and Family

May 30, 2010
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BY Brianna HeadstenA&E Editor   An awkward holiday gathering, an exploring of one’s sexuality and beliefs, powerfully charged political debate and a soul-crushing breakup may sound like the plot of a soap opera, but it’s the turn of events in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s lastest production, “...

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