In ‘open letter’ to community SD Pride confirms departure of executive director; appoints Fernando Lopez to position

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego LGBT Pride board of directors today published an “open letter” to the community announcing the departure of Eric Heinritz as executive director and the appointment of Fernando Lopez as the new executive director. Heinritz was appointed in May 2017 after an extensive search and comprehensive selection process managed […]

Women’s March San Diego is hosting a march volunteer event tonight!

Women’s March San Diego, Inc. is hosting a march volunteer event tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. March volunteers will learn more about what they will be doing as a volunteer on the day of the event. They will also be […]

UC San Diego student under the DACA program released from ICE detention

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Orr Yakobi, a UC San Diego student under the DACA program, was released from federal custody Friday. Orr Yakobi was detained at the border Jan. 8 after the driver of the vehicle he was traveling in made a wrong turn onto I-805 south instead of I-805 north and crossed into Mexico. […]

San Diego LGBT Pride to march in 38th annual San Diego MLK Parade this Sunday

SAN DIEGO  – San Diego Pride will participate in the San Diego MLK Parade, one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 38th annual parade is Sunday, January 14 and will march between Harbor Drive and Embarcadero. The parade will start at […]

City attorney obtains city’s first gun violence restraining order

A San Carlos man who police arrested for firing shots into trees and at neighborhood animals while under the influence has been ordered to surrender his firearms and ammunition for one year. Shawn Michael Erler told police he had been shooting at rats and raccoons when he was arrested in his yard on December 11, […]

Picketers to protest US Rep. Scott Peters for sponsoring bill to gut drug discounts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A group of 25 to 35 HIV/AIDS and drug pricing advocates, including many from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), will stage a protest and picket line in front of the district office (4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105 in San Diego) of San Diego Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA, 52nd District) today Dec. 28 […]

Border shuttle driver found guilty of wildcatting

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A Los Angeles man operating an unlicensed, uninspected taxi service at the international border was prosecuted by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and ordered to shut down his illegal enterprise. A San Diego Superior Court jury convicted Norberto Romero Corona of offering to sell transportation services without a permit and […]

Defendant who furnished alcohol to hit-and-run driver gets 100-day sentence

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego man was sentenced to 100 days in custody today for furnishing alcohol to his underage girlfriend in the hours before she ran down and killed 16-year-old Alex Funk as the high-school student walked along Santo Road in Tierrasanta. City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, whose office prosecuted the case, […]

The S.M.A.R.T. Program celebrates one-year anniversary

SAN DIEGO — S.M.A.R.T., the innovative program that gets substance abusers off the streets and onto a track for success, celebrates its first anniversary today. The S.M.A.R.T. Program was launched by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office on December 1, 2016, as a compassionate solution to the increase in drug and street crimes that followed […]

City Attorney defeats lawsuit filed by woman injured by car flying off Coronado Bridge

SAN DIEGO — The City Attorney’s Office today defeated a lawsuit filed by a woman who was injured when a distracted, speeding, and intoxicated motorist drove his pick-up truck off the Coronado Bridge and into Chicano Park below. Superior Court Judge Judith F. Hayes dismissed the complaint against the City of San Diego because nothing […]

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