Sweet Tomatoes Overview – Lluvia Moreno

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 3.07.38 PMReview of Sweet Tomatoes Buffet – Will actually be more of an overview of what to expect at Sweet Tomatoes.

Located at 7114 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93720, Sweet Tomatoes is a healthy alternative to many eating out choices. It has a nice atmosphere, and most importantly, the food is delicious.

When you enter the restaurant the first thing you see is a stack of trays and plates standing before a salad bar that stretches out in front of you. At the end is the cashier’s station. I think this is a genius idea, because it kind of pressures you to eat a healthy salad before you fill up on other things. They also have a LOT of toppings available, so you can make your salad more lively. After you’ve gotten your salad, you slide the tray down to the cash register. Price is about 10-12 dollars per person, with children under 12 getting in cheaper.

After you have paid you can seat yourself, in the main building or in an add-on that can be accessed by going through another set of doors.

Now it’s time to eat!

There is something for everyone, and they offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items, with a little tab on the description card telling you which is which. Sweet Tomatoes offers a changing variety of soups. Some include Classic Chicken & Noodle, Cheesy Potato & Leek, Tomato, Clam Chowder with Bacon, and many more.

They almost always have classics like Mac N’ Cheese and Baked Potatoes, along with another rice or pasta dish.

They also have a variety of breads and muffins, usually still warm from the oven. I personally love their Focaccia and blueberry muffins.

The best part is that all of these things are made fresh daily, right on the premises.

Don’t worry about filling up your plate! You can always grab another at different locations around the restaurant.

There is a small section for fruit items and sometimes jello (if you’re into that sort of thing).

And when you’re so stuffed that you can’t eat another bite… too bad because there is a soft-serve ice cream machine in the corner! It has toppings like caramel and chocolate sauce, but also healthier options like granola.

Sweet Tomatoes has something for everyone, and is an economical way to get fresh, healthy food. I recommend it to everyone. Ciao!

~ Lluvia Moreno

The Perks of YouTube!

Everyone loves YouTube, right? It’s such an easy way to watch videos, listen to music, browse for your favorite celebrities, or even keep up with your friends. Accessible anywhere, everyone knows that YouTube is a national phenomenon, a major hit on the web for years. However, what some viewers fail to realize is that it’s not just an archive for your favorite hits and interviews, it’s an opportunity for potential artists to show themselves, get recognized. Of course this is no secret, but I was scrolling down on my playlists and noticed how many “unheard of” singers there are. Millions of people, young and old, possess talent and I think YouTube is a wonderful way of presenting yourself!

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Wondering-(a short introduction to a story)-Rose Morgan

Fifteen-thousands years in the future the Earth will explode. Leaving nothing but debris and ash floating through space, being sucked in to black holes, crashing into planets, and moons. When this happens the galaxy will be barely affected. Earth is only a small planet, brown and gray from all of the pollution with a 3% water mass covering the world. Earth will be deserted, the humans would be spread out across the stars and they will be living in happiness. Right now is the year of the plague, I’ve heard that throughout history there have been plagues that spread all over the world. The symptoms are sore stomachs, bad headaches, bleeding from your ears, mouth, and nose. As well as losing your fingernails, teeth, hair, and body mass. I have no family, no relation with any one, just a wanderer that travels to all places manageable. I’ve traveled through Gherardo, Han-led, Kan-grid, and Marth learning about the cultures and traditions of the four countries. Living on the streets, scavenging for scraps of food, and hiding from the troops of guards looking for outlaws.

You are now most likely wondering what the end of the Earth has to do you with me, and to tell you the truth nothing. It’s how I know the world will end is what should pull you in and wonder how I could possibly be able tell you. Well, you see I’ve been alive for one hundred and fifty years,  and I have seen barely anything compared to the wonders out there in the universe.

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Yummy Homemade Brownies -Vanessa Sanchez

Items needed:

  • Brownie mix of your choice or you can start from scratch!
  • If you start from scratch you’ll need 4 cups of flour and 3 cups of Chocolate powder
  • You’ll need 2 eggs for 24 brownies
  • 2 cups of Milk (any kind of milk is fine)
  • 9-14 inch pan (24 Brownies)
  • working Oven
  • Patience

Step 1: Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Step 2: Place brownie mix (Flour and chocolate ) in a bowl and stir in milk & eggs.

Step3: Stir ’till the batter looks like a thick paste

Step 4: Place batter in a pan. With a spatula spread smoothly and evenly across the pan

Step 5 : Grab oven mitts and place pan in the center of the top layer of the oven (Warning : Oven will be really hot)

Step 6: Wait for 30-40 min. and this is wear the patience comes in

Step 7: Using a fork, poke the corner of the pan and if the dough is on the fork , wait an additional 7 mins then poke again

Step 8: Take the pan out and place on a oven safe rack. Wait 4-8 Min to cool.

Step 9: Grab a knife and cut into square peaces

Step10: Using a spatula place the brownies on the a plate

Step 11: Enjoy, with your choice of drink :)

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IS IPHONE 6 PLUS BENDING ACTUALLY A PROBLEM?

As many know, Apple, a company usually known for its reliable products, has made quite a quality oversight. The topic of iPhone 6 Plus bending has quickly risen in social media. And why wouldn’t it? An iPhone 6 Plus, with upgrade eligibility, is $299.99. To have such an expensive device be bent with the gentle pressure of a front pocket seems insane. However, the negative publicity has blown-up the issue to be much more that it really should be.

 

This video here shows that with pressure the phone does bend. Obviously, this isn’t a typical situation. Realistically this is much more pressure than would ever be applied. This is demonstrated when he tries to bend the phone back – the screen cracks.
If you believe that you need to protect your iPhone 6 Plus, consider buying a case, investing in insurance, or just putting the device in your pocket top-down.

 

joncha@mychawanakee.org

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Are First Impressions Important in Writing?

Among the realm of written critique is a form of review called first impressions. Generally, these types of reviews are about short, easy to see observations that a consumer might want to know about in a product. They can be useful for gaining a quick opinion about something you may be interested in buying, or for helping you get a little information about a subject. Now, it’s easy to say that first impressions are important when it comes to selling something, but does that same importance translate over to other categories of prose? Are first impressions really that big of a deal?

It’s not uncommon to hear that the intro to a short story should be intriguing. After all, what else could help keep people hooked with a story then an interesting intro? While this idea is a little overused, it’s definitely effective. Stories that are boring, or take a lot of thought at the start, are more likely to lose the interest of a reader then a story that has some form of hook to it. The problem is that stories can still be very successful without a good intro, so something else must be in play, right?

I would argue that when you first look at a block of text in ANY genre, the first thing you will notice is the formatting. Things like paragraphs and a good font may not take much skill to utilize, but they have a lot of impact on someone’s opinion of a story at a first glance. This could be because good formatting can make the text look more organized, and therefore present the story as being worked on with care. Having a unappealing story can mask good writing, so taking care of your formatting is important.

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Written ByWikipedia: Written By is a 2009 Hong Kong fantasy drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Wai Ka-Fai, and starring Lau Ching-Wan and Kelly Lin. Lau plays a lawyer who is killed in an accident, leaving behind his wife, daughter, and son. He is resurrected as a character in his daughter’s novel, where he finds himself a grieving husband who lost his family and his sight during a car accident, living in an alternate reality. The film premiered at the New York Asian Film Festival in June 2009, and was released theatrically in Hong Kong on 10 July 2009.

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The Perception of Law Enforcment

In the past decade, the way the population views law enforcement has changed dramatically, at least when referring to how media portrays them. Gradually, as the forms of online media and conversational sites have improved, the mistakes of government and any other kind of enforcement are more easily spoken about. Due to the nature of news, and users attempting to gain attention, Law enforcement has been receiving several blows to their credibility, with posts on reddit detailing mistakes they claim the police have performed, to news cast bringing up accidental innocent injury and other mishaps impossible to avoid in the field. Before the current style of communication, this wasn’t an issue, but now, this has finally molded into a new sort of mentality, usually regarding the police as incompetent or undeserving of their status. Which is a real shame, considering the large number of good individuals willing to risk their time, lives, and now, dignity, protecting the public.

The outlook on officers commonly displayed by the younger generations is poisonous, creating a disregard to authority, along with an increased likelihood to simply break protocols for enjoyment. It’s unfortunate this outlook has been forced on Law enforcement, when they should be looked upon as, while not necessarily heroes, at least human. Many of the posts and slang regarding officers refers to them in very inhumane fashion, such as referring to them as animals such as pigs or hounds, Anything the public can grasp onto to help delude themselves from the fact that the average officer is simply a human doing their job. People don’t seem to take into consideration the sacrifice one has to go through for law enforcement, not only are you hated by the criminals, but now, disliked by those their saving as well, who are they fighting for?

Individuals of law enforcement are commonly the most level headed of the population, despite public consensus, and for good reason. As taught to concealed carry users, those in a position of power have to constantly be cooling situations off, due to the automatically dangerous nature of an engagement with a weapon carrying individual. These people are usually the best at keeping control of their emotions and remaining logical of all the population, it’s required for the job quota, they go through weeks of training for this purpose, self control. The power hungry cop often described in media isn’t realistic. Yes, they may exert force if one’s resisting, but they are always acting to the best of their ability to protect others. It’s easy to forget the number of wrong choices they have in front of them, far more than right choices, every situation an officer finds himself in will display a huge number of possible outcomes, they have to use their training and natural intuitiveness to formulate which outcome is the best – It’s not surprising they sometimes make mistakes, it’s our job to forgive them.

Hopefully, the wounded state of this generation will heal, and realize how important law enforcement is, given time. It would certainly provide more motivation for the officers themselves, to be cheered upon, rather then scolded. Simply thinking of the stress of knowing how many possible situations could arise when dealing with the worse half of the population is distressing. Fortunately, we don’t have to, due to the bravery of our nation’s best.

Bralev@mychawanakee.org

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