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Best of San Diego


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The San Diego Opera was on the brink of collapse in 2014 until its board of directors rescinded an earlier vote to close and saved the institution from extinction. more

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With the Nov. 6 general election just around the corner, some in San Diego’s cannabis industry are highly invested in the County Supervisor’s race. more



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It’s no secret that getting a piece of land in California is no easy feat, and San Diego real estate professionals say it’s even harder for cannabis entrepreneurs. more



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Cannabis businesses often have a difficult time finding business insurance. California’s insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, is chairing a new working group established to address this issue. more



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In a photograph by Los Angeles-based artist Ted Meyer, Joy Mincey Powell looks over her shoulder at the viewer in her wheelchair, her bare back exposed. more


Megumi Reagan, director of policy and marketing at cannabis waste company Gaiaca, says the company has been busier than usual. more



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I found an overwhelming amount of medical articles cautioning against fruitarianism, a diet famously revered by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. more

Food Issue


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In the spirit of CityBeat’s Food Issue, I tried a few edible products that a budtender from Urbn Leaf (1028 Buenos Ave.) guaranteed would satisfy my sweet tooth but not make me fly that high. more



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Some San Diego cannabis labs are slowly seeing the effects of Phase II regulations. more



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Only a handful of do-it-yourself (DIY) venues are still operating in San Diego, with Helmuth joining King’s Music and The Treehouse on the list of silenced venues. more

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Dispensaries across California were having fire sales to move products that didn’t conform to new regulations set into place July 1. more



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LGBTQ+ San Diego will document decades worth of struggles and triumphs through hundreds of photos, newspaper clippings, artifacts, artwork and more. more



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Usually added to gin cocktails, the cool, crisp cucumber makes any drink more refreshing. more

Drink Issue


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Dispensary and cultivator Outliers Collective (OutCo) is one of the San Diego County businesses invested in the June 5 primary election. more



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The cannabis industry is growing now that recreational sales are legal, but some local cannabis businesses are finding it difficult to advertise to consumers. more


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Who is she? Mendoza is the woman behind the bicultural music project, Grrrl Independent Ladies. She is also a musician in bands such as Le Ra, Strange Phases and the Mexican ska group, Tijuana No. more

Best of San Diego: People


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The Monday after Donald Trump won the presidential election, New York City artist Roxanne Jackson posted what became a viral statement on Facebook: “Hello female artists/curators! Let’s organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested???” more

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Melinda Chiment traveled the world doing development work but yearned to come home to San Diego and work at AjA Project. more

Special Issues

Adept at VHS videography, modeling, music and more, San Diego artist Julian Klincewicz is usually on the road for work. more

Special Issues