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The Peña brothers, PANCA, Dominic Paul Miller and Collective Magpie are invigorating the scene across the border

 

 
 
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Tuesday, June 30,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Kathleen Mitchell’s painful passion

Scalped in a freak accident, the glass artist isn’t letting fear crush her creativity

By Kinsee Morlan
Kathleen Mitchell pinned up her long hair, put on goggles and other protective gear and stepped up to her lathe, a beastly vintage German-made machine used for polishing, engraving and texturing. She leaned in slightly to inspect the glass vase she was shining and, in an instance, her hair fell from the clips...
Monday, June 15,2015
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TAGit lets you buy the clothes off their backs

App developed in San Diego gives users the opportunity to dress just like Sheldon Cooper

By Tiffany Fox
San Diegan Ana Bermudez has what she refers to as “a personal problem.” And she’s hoping her personal problem becomes your personal problem, too. 
Tuesday, June 9,2015
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Checking out, permanently

Cold, hard facts gleaned by networking with right-to-die activists

By Amy Wallen
Hemlock, a poisonous herb in the parsley family, is fatal. According to medical experts, the death is drawn out with painful convulsive gasping. Putting it in a tea probably won't do the job. 
Tuesday, June 2,2015
Arts & Culture feature

San Diegans are heading to Tijuana to create new art, new spaces and new possibilities

The Peña brothers, PANCA, Dominic Paul Miller and Collective Magpie are invigorating the scene across the border

By Seth Combs
Daniel Peña was in a rut. The Chula Vista-raised photographer and video artist had moved to Tijuana a year and a half ago, but quickly became depressed.
Tuesday, May 26,2015
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Just the tip

Should we stick a fork in restaurant gratuities?

By Michael A. Gardiner
It's a ritual restaurant diners experience regularly: The bill arrives and it's time to calculate the tip. But how? Should it be 10, 15 or 20 percent? And a percentage on what: Before or after tax? What about wine? 
Tuesday, May 12,2015
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San Diego kickboxer battling MS says sport liberated her

Determined to go pro, Ashley Curry hopes to inspire others struggling with the disease

By Joshua Emerson Smith
Curry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, an unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information between the body and the brain.
Tuesday, May 5,2015
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Head Crammers

CityBeat staff dishes out our favorite books, apps and cultural tidbits

By CityBeat Staff
For voracious readers: It's been a turbulent time in the journalism business. Newspapers closing, or slashing staff, has been the norm for the last decade or so.
Tuesday, April 28,2015
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Drew Pollack's point of service

Acupuncturist donates time for the sick and injured in Mexico

By Tiffany Fox
Under a bridge near the Tijuana River, Carlos lay in a puddle of his own piss and shit. He was emaciated, too weak to sit up, and his friends said he'd been severely jaundiced in the days prior.
Tuesday, April 21,2015
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And then there was light

An abridged introduction to near-death experiences

By Amy Wallen
The International Society of Near Death Studies meets across the parking lot from the County Psychiatric Hospital, inside the Health and Human Services building.
Monday, April 6,2015
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Helen Redman paints the other side

San Diego artist celebrates life, death and motherhood

By Seth Combs
There are layers upon layers when it comes to the figurative works of Helen Redman. So many stories, so many voices. 
 
 
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