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Helen Hawes

Contributor through May 2012

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Helen Hawes has a degree in English from the University of South Carolina. After a successful career in sales and marketing, Helen started her own business, Bowl of Cherries Art. She is commissioned to create murals and paintings for clients in San Diego as well as around the country and across the globe. She has contributed work to several nonprofits for charity.

While her art career blossomed, Helen’s love of story was reignited. She studied Creative Writing at Grossmont College where she received the Editor’s Choice Award for Fiction in the Acorn Review. Because she wants to use her skills to illuminate issues for the public good, she is currently studying Broadcast Communications at City College.

Recent Stories by Helen Hawes

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CHP Warns Holiday Revelers To Not Drink And Drive

May 25, 2012
By Helen Hawes

The long Memorial Day weekend means party time for many and the risk of driving while impaired for some. The California Highway Patrol says tickets -- and potential tragedy -- can easily be avoided with a little education and planning.

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Proposition 29 Gives Smokers One More Reason To Quit

May 15, 2012
By Helen Hawes

Smokers can choose from an array of services to help them quit for good.

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Senior Athletes Compete For Hard Court Championship

May 14, 2012
By Helen Hawes

Tennis players from age 50 to over 90 compete in the National Senior Women's Hard Court Tennis Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. The Spring Senior Championships for men aged 60 to 80 is also in play.

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Healthy Babies Begin Before Conception

May 8, 2012
By Helen Hawes, KPBS Staff

Tonya Lewis Lee, wife of film director Spike Lee, was in San Diego today promoting "A Healthy Baby Begins With You," a U.S. Health and Human Services Agency campaign.

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Hundreds Converge In Downtown May Day Demonstration

May 1, 2012
By Helen Hawes

May Day is The International Day of the Worker. Hundreds of San Diegans marched, as did workers in 125 other U.S. cities.

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Texting Worse Than Driving Drunk; College Students Chief Offenders

April 24, 2012
By Helen Hawes

A USCD study reveals that San Diego college students who are overly confident in their multitasking skills are the most likely to drive distracted.

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World Book Night Hosts Giveaway

April 23, 2012
By Helen Hawes

One million books will be given away tonight to entice more readers to lose themselves in the printed word.

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Midway Post Office Open Until Eleventh Hour For Tax Filers

April 17, 2012
By Helen Hawes

Tax returns and extensions must be postmarked by midnight tonight to be considered "on time." But only one postal location even comes close to that deadline.

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YWCA Luncheon Features Local And International Success Stories

April 12, 2012
By Helen Hawes

Actress Ashley Judd spoke to a packed house about the abuse and neglect in her childhood at The YWCA's 14th Annual "In the Company of Women" luncheon.

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Affordable Housing Opens In Upscale Neighborhood

April 2, 2012
By Helen Hawes

Twenty-one affordable housing apartments opened today in the Torrey Highlands section of San Diego.

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