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Mariecar Mendoza

Editor and reporter specializing in music, food and festivals

Festival

Fans cheer as Odesza performs during Outside Lands on Aug. 9, 2015.

Guide to Bay Area Music Festivals 2016

Editor’s Note: The Bay Area is home to a handful of large-scale music festivals, including BottleRock Napa Valley, Outside Lands and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. To help our readers navigate through and/or catch up on the region’s best music events, I helped develop the San Francisco Chronicle’s topic page where all our preview, live festival coverage […]

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Fans cheer as Odesza performs during Outside Lands on Aug. 9, 2015.

Features

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Dave Chappelle pays tribute to Prince in S.F.

Dave Chappelle took Bay Area fans to church early Friday morning, appropriately awash in a purple glow during his fourth sold-out show this week at the Chapel in San Francisco. The comedian hit the stage underneath the 1914 building’s peaked, vaulted ceiling, just after 2 a.m. Friday, in a crisp button-down black shirt and jeans. […]

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TV

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24:  Actors Keegan-Michael Key (L) and Jordan Peele attend Comedy Central's "Key And Peele" press line during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hilton Bayfront on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

‘Key & Peele’ talk bromance, expanded fourth season for Comedy Central

Finding the perfect soul mate can be tough, and most matchmakers don’t recommend searching for Mr. Right at the club. But for Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a small, dingy club in Chicago was the perfect spot for their fairy-tale bromance to start. It wasn’t just any club — certainly not the kind of club […]

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24:  Actors Keegan-Michael Key (L) and Jordan Peele attend Comedy Central's "Key And Peele" press line during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hilton Bayfront on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Projects

"SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25:  Cosplayers attend Comic-Con International 2014 on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)"

San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Editor’s Note: This was my third year leading Los Angeles News Group team coverage of one of the largest geek culture events in the world. As editor/writer/web producer/social media manager, I worked closely with LANG editors to ensure the best content from the three reporters on-site got played well on all nine of our core […]

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"SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25:  Cosplayers attend Comic-Con International 2014 on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)"

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Projects

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Los Angeles Daily News – Summer Guide

Editor’s Note: This is the Los Angeles News Group summer go-and-do guide. The first year, I compiled a list to highlight Los Angeles area events for every weekend of the year designed for a print double truck all by myself. It did so well that we expanded it and I got our calendar editors on […]

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Made in America Los Angeles 2014

Editor’s Note: During the first and only West Coast edition of Made in America, a music festival presented by rap mogul Jay Z in downtown L.A., I was the writer/web producer and worked closely with our staff photographer and news reporters to coordinate live coverage. I posted breakouts throughout the two-day event, offering alternative stories from listicles […]

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Concerts

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Here’s the Boy George and Culture Club L.A. comeback you’ve been waiting for

Time. That’s what it took for Boy George to finally play the crowd he’s been waiting for since he and his iconic band Culture Club hit the airwaves and television sets in the 1980s. During a sold-out concert under the stars Thursday at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the flamboyant frontman took to the […]

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Food

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From feast to fit: Burn off the Thanksgiving calories with these activities

It’s that time of year again when people stuff turkeys — and themselves — for the annual Thanksgiving feast with friends and family. The average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during a traditional holiday dinner, according to the Calorie Control Council. That figure leans higher if you wash down […]

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Journey for Jared

Journey for Jared

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