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We’re not shy when it comes to recommending events in Baja on these pages. At the end of the day, we want San Diegans to get to know Mexico and the rich arts, design and culinary scenes that have popped up all over the country. more

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For us, the second week in September signifies the beginning of fall much more accurately than Labor Day. Why? There’s always a new crop of visual art openings to indicate the seasonal change. more

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As summer comes to a close, maintaining that beach bod doesn’t seem as important anymore. We’re not implying that readers should let themselves go or anything, but a little indulgence every now and then never hurt anyone. more

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San Diego over Labor Day weekend is often an exercise in masochism. Ever try to find a parking spot at the beach on a holiday weekend? We’d have a better chance winning the lottery. more

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San Diego has come a long way toward becoming a truly bike-friendly city and over the past year, we’ve seen an influx of bike-sharing options pop up all over town more

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For many of us, reading the novels of Mark Twain was a rite of passage, but also likely one that happened in junior high school where we didn’t fully get to appreciate the nuances of the writer’s humor and style. more

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There’s a lot of time between now and November and stranger things have happened more



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“I will share the story of the conception of BunnyKitty and her expanding universe. I will also discuss the strategies and sacrifices that have been made in the making of BunnyKitty as a family brand,” says Ross. more

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The annual “walk to end homelessness,” now in its second year, is put on by Father Joe’s Villages and also serves as a fundraiser for the local organization. more

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As if the name didn’t give it away, Ship has teamed up with the iconic environmental organization to throw a happy hour event on board, well, a Greenpeace icebreaker ship named the Arctic Sunrise. more

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When it comes to documentation of the local visual art scene, there isn’t much to go on aside from word-of-mouth stories of exhibitions from artists who’ve helped nurture that scene throughout the years. more

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With Trump’s Supreme Court pick looming and a homophobic administration attempting to curtail the rights of LGBTQ citizens, this year’s San Diego LGBT Pride theme of “Persist with Pride” seems particularly measured. more

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As we celebrate America and also gear up for Pride, it’s so very important to remember the role women have played in both the formation of the country, as well as their continuing struggle for full equality. more

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Not only does the next issue of CityBeat come out on July 4, but many readers are likely finding themselves planning around a national holiday that, this year, happens on a Wednesday. more

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The death of Anthony Bourdain hit San Diegans particularly hard. From Oceanside to Mexico, Bourdain was a regular visitor to our region and particularly championed the under-the-radar food carts and restaurants of the Baja region. more

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San Diego has long deserved a music and arts festival that equally balances out both the music and the art. That’s what makes A Ship in the Woods Music and Art Festival so appealing. more

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Photos from the annual HessFest. more

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Curated by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the 10th annual International Documentary Film Series is a great way to get inspired again. more

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For us, there are two events that mark the beginning of summer: There’s the San Diego County Fair (more on that below) and there’s the annual Art Around Adams. more

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We tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but if we missed a race, please feel free to hit us up and we’ll tell you what we think. more

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