My Hurricane Odile ordeal


When you see people on television who have experienced a natural disaster, you try to imagine what it would be like to be in their situation. How would you react? Unfortunately, my partner Scott and I found out first hand with Hurricane Odile. For my partner Scott’s birthday, we take our customary vacation to our [...]

AIDS Walk San Diego commemorates 25th anniversary with a call to #BeTheGeneration to end the epidemic

BY CORRI PLANCK The preparations for AIDS Walk San Diego have never been surrounded by so much optimism for an end to the epidemic levels of HIV infection. While teams are forming and fundraising and volunteers and staffers are busily organizing event logistics, an important community conversation is taking place. In the midst of this [...]

The hormonal symphony of life

Hormones are involved in so many different bodily processes, it is no surprise that a systemic disease like HIV can affect endocrine function or vice versa. Serious endocrine dysfunction occurs more often in people with AIDS or symptomatic HIV disease than in those with early-stage disease and mild immune suppression. Some endocrine disorders are associated [...]

Showdown! Meet San Diego’s Rowhouse Showdown stars, design and home renovation experts Geoffrey Taft and Josh Altman

Is there a reality show end game? I thought there might be when a billboard in Los Angeles caught my eye. L.A. being L.A., I first thought it might be some inside joke. But, no, there really was a reality show – excuse me, “docu-series” – coming to a small screen near you called Little [...]

Introducing … Internet sensations and crime fighting lesbian couple: ‘Nikki & Nora’

It is tempting to dismiss Nikki & Nora as a lesbian Cagney and Lacey. After all, both shows feature two women in leading roles playing detectives in large urban centers. Both shows have contrasting main characters – one outspoken, the other more demure – and, though not quite exactly the same hue, one of the [...]

A foodie’s delight – Part 2

We hope you enjoyed the mouth-watering reviews of restaurants and eateries in Mission Hills, Bankers Hill and Hillcrest (issue #153). We continue our exploration of gastronomic delights in this issue and sample the fare found throughout University Heights, South Park, North Park and Adams Avenue. Eat this, hungry readers! University Heights Pomegranate (2312 El Cajon [...]

Fix Body Group: San Diego’s premier rehab and training center

I smoke. I hate working out. I eat cheese. So if there were someone less ill-suited to write an article on Fix Body Group in Hillcrest, I, and only I, was it. But I agreed and there I was, on my one day off, trekking down to the Hillcrest Uptown District shopping center – soon [...]

A foodie’s delight

San Diego LGBT Weekly wanted to take a close look at the restaurant offerings in the expanded gayborhood. We ate our way through Mission Hills, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Adams Avenue and South Park. Needless to say, we had to make our “Foodies’ Delight” feature have a part two in our next [...]

Eat this, Hillcrest!

Hillcrest has the reputation of being a fabulous neighborhood for a number of reasons, among the many of which is the plethora of excellent restaurants, bistros and markets competing to entice your taste buds. Hillcrest offers dining options to match any taste and budget; a world of gastronomic pleasures demanding to be explored. Which made [...]

How to cope with depression from disease

Janet Komanchuk-

Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades – identifying the body of their loved one, for example, can bring closure. For me, being diagnosed with fibromyalgia [...]

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