‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture at the Oscars after unprecedented gaffe

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Moonlight took Best Picture at last nights Oscars ceremony but not without an unprecedented gaffe by organizers as they gave co-presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty the wrong envelope. As Dunaway announced La La Land the winner and the movies’ team arrived on stage there was a flurry of activity behind them as organizers realized […]

Celebrities support unity and inclusion on the Oscars red carpet with Together movement

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LOS ANGELES – Last night during the 89th annual Academy Awards, celebrities and influencers took to the red carpet wearing a little something extra – an ampersand (“&”) pin. Singer and songwriter Sting, ‘Moonlight’ actor Jaden Piner, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and E!’s Brad Goreski all wore the “&” to express solidarity against hateful and […]

FACE Foundation announces 7th annual ‘Bags & Baubles’ fundraiser to help pets in need

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., –  Sunday, April 30, pet lovers and trendsetters alike will come together for the most fashionable fundraising event of the season – Bags & Baubles. The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its 7th annual silent auction to raise funds for pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Held […]

National Cannabis Industry Association responds to press secretary’s comments regarding Trump administration marijuana policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith has called Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy a ploy to “overthrow the will of the voters.” Spicer made the comments in the press briefing Thursday. “It would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the […]

Deadline approaching for local student essay contest

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SAN DIEGO –  Broadway/San Diego is encouraging all San Diego County students in grades 5 through Grade 12 to enter the 2017 Wellness Through the Arts Student Essay/Video Contest (WTA), sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union and produced by Broadway San Diego. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Top 5 individual submissions […]

Sanctuary Restaurants movement surpasses 300 restaurant landmark, establishes a place at the table for everyone

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NEW YORK – Sanctuary Restaurants, a joint project of ROC United and Presente.org, has announced that it has surpassed 300 restaurants nationwide. Sanctuary Restaurants, an affirming project designed to welcome all, is not a legal distinction. Rather, it is a symbolic overture to restaurant workers, employers, and customers who seek a safe place. Furthermore, Sanctuary […]

The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, feb. 23 Frankie Quinones Frankie Quinones takes the stage along with live performances by his characters “Creeper”(CholoFit) and “Juanita Carmelita”(The Funny Drop). Special guests include Chris Estrada and Torio Von Grol. Frankie Quinones brings a performance compared to a one-man variety show. He has performed for our troops overseas in Japan, Europe, and the […]

UNAIDS urges everyone to make some noise for Zero Discrimination Day, March 1

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GENEVA —Everyone will have experienced discrimination of some kind during their lives; however, non-discrimination is a human right. Equally, states and individuals have a legal obligation not to discriminate. This year, on 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS is urging people to make some noise around zero discrimination, to speak up and prevent discrimination from […]

Military families outraged and fearful over Trump administration decision to rescind transgender student guidance for schools

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WASHINGTON — Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, expressed outrage over the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind Obama administration guidance from the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Department of Education (DoE) that ensured transgender students are treated with dignity and respect. […]

22 of San Diego’s top choral groups to perform free concert in Balboa Park March 25

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SAN DIEGO—Two years after making its debut as part of Balboa Park’s centennial celebrations, the San Diego Sings! Festival will return Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. San Diego Sings! Festival 2017, planned and presented by the Choral Consortium of San Diego, will feature 22 of […]

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