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Selling Your Services, Expanding Small Businesses

Selling Your Services, Expanding Small Businesses

March 17, 2013

  By Hassina Obaidy Photos Andy Sweet A young man dressed in a cat printed black t-shirt, a leopard print zip up sweater, and a pair of dark washed jeans is standing next to a red Skee-Ball trailer at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on a Friday night. He is known as Joey the Cat, or Joey Mucha...

Find Your Flow

January 27, 2013

Words: Hassina Obaidy Vibrant colors of light flow in the air as it dances to the rhythm of the music. Illuminating in the free air, the lights go through different modes from ambient lighting, to lighting that leaves trails while it’s moving. The spinner moves to the rhythm and uses the leash ...

Kombucha Me Crazy!

Kombucha Me Crazy!

October 24, 2012

Words: Hassina Obaidy Photos: John Ornelas The strong aroma of vinegar filters the air of 26-year-old Lewis Scaife’s San Francisco flat. He’s well accomplished in the hobbies department, dabbling in hip-hop instrumentalism and whips up homemade ginger beer. His latest quest: brewing kombucha te...

Transforming into a Drag Queen

October 24, 2012

Words: Kayla McIntosh & Hassina Obaidy Photos: Deborah Svoboda Edgar Lepe takes a tube of red lipstick and begins to dab the bottom half of his freshly shaven face. Using a white cosmetic sponge, he blends in the red marks to cover up his subtle dark chin hair. Like an artist, Edgar paints his face ...

The Road to Conversion

Ahmina Alenthia James visits the Islamic Society of San Francisco on Jones Street to pray and read. Photo by: Tearsa Joy Hammock / Xpress Magazine

September 24, 2012

Words: Hassina Obaidy Photos: Tearsa Hammock The first step is often the hardest. Stephanie Skoog has dreamt of this day countless times-the day when she reveals her new identity to the world. She’s not without inhibitions, though. She imagines all the comments construction workers will say ...

A Peaceful Passing

September 24, 2012

Moca, a 9-year-old Pit mix that's looking for a new home, rests in the home base of Muttville. Muttville is a rescue group that takes in senior dogs, cares for all of their medical needs and either finds a new forever home for them or puts them in a "fospice" home to live out the rest of their day...

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