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Army General Tammy Smith to be honored at San Diego reception

Brigadier General Tammy Smith will be honored at a private reception in San Diego June 12. General Smith is the first openly LGBT U.S. flag officer of her rank to come out. She has served in Afghanistan during the war and was promoted to general in a private ceremony at the Women’s Memorial at the […]


dvd of the week The events in Selma, Ala., a town with a majority of black residents only 2 percent of whom could vote, helped force the Voting Rights Act into existence. One of 2014’s best films, Selma is about how that happened. Director Ana DuVernay’s work on Selma is tremendous, and it announces a […]

Penny Dreadful

dvr this Showtime, Sunday, May 3, 10 p.m. The season premiere of the postmodern horror drama introduces a new big bad: witches, led by mystic Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory). She becomes the nemesis of our heroine, the disturbed medium Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), who I think is the most exciting character on television right now. […]

The perfect place for a quick tasty eat!

There is a minor traffic jam on Fifth Avenue and Maple Street every day around the lunch hour. Motorists are waiting for a parking space in the small lot at Marketplace Deli. There is usually a line inside the store, too, as customers wait for their orders. This is why I always phone-in my selection […]

Another great piece of superhero entertainment from Joss Whedon

Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Age of Ultron The Avengers: Age of Ultron It should come as no surprise to my readers that I have a thing for superheroes. I’ve reviewed nearly every superhero movie released in the last five years, and in “DVR This” I’ve written about just about all of the TV series, […]

Democratic options for the 2016 San Diego mayoral race

Democratic discussions of the 2016 San Diego mayoral race were long focused on one question: “Todd or Toni?” Some thought Assembly Speaker Atkins fundraising and connections gave her the best chance to defeat Mayor Faulconer. Others thought “iMayor” Gloria, who skipped the special election to put the city first, was the better option. Most were […]

Owning a vacation home – Part 1

On a glorious holiday to a vacation spot, owning one’s own vacation home might seem a tantalizing prospect. How many of us find ourselves gazing into the window of the local real estate broker just curious as to what it would cost should we take the plunge. There are so many of these homes now […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, april 30 Dining Out for Life San Diego Help raise funds for the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s HIV/AIDS programs by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner today at participating restaurants. More than 75 San Diego restaurants, bars, coffee shops and ice cream shops will donate 25-100 percent of their food and […]

A VIP (Vibrant, Inclusive and Progressive) church

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Through a series of Holy Conversations our guiding documents were created to inspire and inform a […]

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