Former Compton school board member gets six years prison for unconscious oral sex

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A former Compton school board member who was convicted of oral copulation upon a sleeping straight man was sentenced July 14 to six years in state prison. Probation was denied to Skyy DeAnthony Fisher, 33, by San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino, who said the emotional injuries to the 25-year-old victim were “profound.” Fisher […]

First San Diego homeless murder victim attended MCC

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A memorial service will be held for Angelo De Nardo, who attended Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and was the first homeless victim killed in a series of five attacks on homeless men. Two others were killed and two seriously injured. No date has been set yet for the service, but Senior Pastor Dan Koeshall made […]

Democratic Party endorses Mara Elliott for city attorney

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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Democratic Party has endorsed Mara Elliott for City Attorney. San Diego County Democratic Party Chair, Francine Busby said: “Mara Elliott is the only candidate with the experience to get the job done as San Diego’s next City Attorney. As Chief Deputy City Attorney, Mara Elliott has held polluters accountable, ensured tax […]

San Diego City Council votes for plastic bag ban

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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Council City voted 6-3 today to become the 150th community in the state to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores and convenience stores, joining the state’s other major cities in enacting a ban. “San Diego’s vote provides added momentum for Prop. 67, which would protect the statewide ban […]

Pro-LGBT Black Lives Chapter debuts after ‘antigay’ group shutters

Black Lives Matter San Diego protest outside The All-Star Game at Petco Park

As fans everywhere looked to San Diego early Tuesday evening during this city’s relished turn at hosting Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, three words that have nothing to do with America’s favorite pastime, but everything to do with America in 2016 permeated the air inside and outside Petco Park. Those words, of course: “Black […]

Black Lives Matter San Diego to stage peaceful protest ahead of today’s MLB All Star Game

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Black Lives Matter San Diego has planned a peaceful protest at Petco Park and 10th Street starting at 4 p.m. today, ahead of the MLB All Star Game. The protest is billed as a peaceful in collaboration with San Diego Police Department. “Black Lives Matter San Diego wants you to come downtown to make your […]

Trans-lives: Panel of diverse gender activists discuss experiences and challenges

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What does it mean to be transgender in America today? The San Diego Press Club recently hosted a panel of six transgender activists to discuss the topic at Urban Mo’s Bar and Grill in Hillcrest. The event was part of the larger series LGBT In The News, started in 2013 by noted southern California journalist […]

3,500 people to pedal for once-a-year view of San Diego

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SAN DIEGO – When one lane on the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge closes, another one opens—for cyclists. On Sunday, August 28, bike lovers of all levels are encouraged to grab their bikes, helmets and friends to join more than 3,500 people for San Diego’s 9th annual Bike the Bay. Participants in this casual 25-mile ride […]

‘Love Goddess’ Judy Tenuta to come to San Diego in support of local LGBT seniors

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The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s (SDHDF) fifth annual ‘Reunion on the Bay’ is coming up Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. where the ‘Love Goddess,’ actress and comedian, Judy Tenuta, will perform selections from her standup comedy and musical acts. Also known as ‘The Aphrodite of the Accordion’ Judy Tenuta was […]

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other community leaders to celebrate opening of new substance abuse treatment facility in Hillcrest 6/29

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Updated 6/28/16 Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, District 3 Councilman Elect Chris Ward and City Commissioner Susan Jester will gather June 29 to officially open BLVD Treatment Centers’ new Hillcrest location. BLVD Treatment Centers’ CEO Stampp Corbin and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lauren Costine will also be present at […]

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