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Garten Cookbook Simplifies Fancy Cookingold

Ashley Matuszak November 12, 2010

“Barefoot Contessa–How Easy is That?” is Ina Garten’s seventh cookbook in 11 years. Her simple, straightforward approaches to cooking elegant food any day of the week make this book a must have...

“Carlos the Jackal” Follows Infamous Venezuelan Terrorist Until His Capture

Jonathan Crescenzo November 12, 2010

“Carlos” is a semi-biographical film about the notorious Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known by his alias, Carlos the Jackal. Most notorious for his raid of Organization of the...


Ginger Staley October 28, 2010

Revolutionizes Music Games RockBand3 is to the original RockBand like the PlayStation 3 is to the original PlayStation. The game has made huge strides in perfecting game play since the first music...

True Prep – It’s A Whole New World

Ashley Matuszak October 28, 2010

“True Prep-It’s a Whole New World” by Lisa Birnbach, is a continuation of her 1980 New York Times best seller, “The Official Preppy Handbook.” “True Prep” is bringing the original preppies...

Knight Brings Light to The Dark

Maximino Solis October 28, 2010

Mural art is a daunting process, but artist Andrew Kong Knight was not put off by that particular fact. “My dream is to be an artist,” said Knight. “I’ve been working on this my whole life.” His...

Singing at an Open Mic Night

Maya Agnew October 22, 2010

This weekend I had the chance to try something new. It was fun, liberating, exciting and took me back to the days when I used to perform. Open mic, as it’s referred to, is a live show where an audience...

New Mexico Celebrates The Fun of Hot Air Ballons

Beatriz Moreno October 14, 2010

Albuquerque New Mexico holds an annual hot air-balloon festival where an assortment of colors and shapes fill the vast air from dusk till dawn and the tradition of good spirits and togetherness fill...

Fake Them Out With A Fabulous Faux

Ellen Warren October 14, 2010

Be a phony. A total faker. And you’ll be the smartest shopper in the room. Until recently, faux fur was fine _ if you wanted to look as if you were wearing a Muppet around your neck. And just a...

Ohlone People, Home Again

Carole Reynolds October 7, 2010

Visitors to the 2010 Gathering of Ohlone Peoples at Coyote Hills Regional Park last Sunday were greeted by the sounds of a drum, shakers, clapper sticks, and some 40 or 50 voices singing ancient songs...

Special Delivery: Food Trucks A New Craze

Ashley Matuszak October 7, 2010

The term “fast food” has just gotten more street cred. The term “fast food” has just gotten more street cred. Food trucks are the latest craze in food culture. What were once known as “roach...

Beer Revolution Rotates Its Draft

Shane Bond October 7, 2010

Beer Revolution, located in Oakland at Jack London Square, is a new watering hole for the thirsty beer drinker craving something rather inimitable. The business opened up in February, with a rotating...

Sour Cream Coffe Cake

Ashley Matuszak October 7, 2010

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....

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