Steve Garvey visits Petco Park to talk prostate cancer

Steve Garvey sign autographs for fans at Petco Park on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Scripps)

San Diego Padres legend and prostate cancer survivor Steve Garvey (right) discusses prostate cancer screening options with San Diego County resident Lee Smith (left). Garvey’s appearance was part of a free prostate cancer screening event held downtown at Petco Park Sept. 3, co-hosted by Scripps Health and Ed Randall’s fans for the Cure. More than […]

Staffer suffers ‘minor’ injuries in attack at The LGBT Community Center


An unidentified man attacked San Diego LGBT Community Center Trans Services Coordinator, Connor Maddocks late Tuesday afternoon – reportedly “because he didn’t get what he wanted” asking for a referral to a crisis house. Paramedics attended to Maddocks’ injuries, which were described as minor. Nevertheless, Maddocks was treated at a nearby emergency room. Contrary to […]

Coca-Cola joins AIDS Walk & Run San Diego as a major sponsor


SAN DIEGO – AIDS Walk & Run San Diego has announced that  Coca-Cola will be a sponsor of the 26th annual event, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 26. The company will distribute free bottles of Coca-Cola beverages, including Dasani water, ZICO Premium Coconut Water and Hubert’s Lemonade at several locations along the walk and run route. […]

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awaremness Month

In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. How often should men have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test? If treatment is needed, what options are available? Prostate cancer research has led to new ways to detect, diagnose and treat […]

San Diego LGBT advocacy group receives cake from Oregon bakers who refused to bake same-sex wedding cake

(Left to right) Carmen Escalante, Em Sal, Cathy "LC" Carmack of Canvass for a Cause and the ‘cake’ | Photo: Canvass for a Cause

Today, San Diego-based LGBT advocacy group Canvass for a Cause was one of 10 LGBT advocacy organizations that received a cake from Sweet Cakes Bakery in Oregon. Together with the cake, which was inscribed “We really do love you!” on a red heart, the package included a letter from Sweet Cakes’ owners Aaron and Melissa […]

Padres to host first official Pride Night At Petco Park, Sept. 1

Pride Night

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres will host the first ever officially sanctioned Pride Night at Petco Park  Tuesday, Sept. 1 where the Padres will take on the Rangers at 7:10 p.m. The first 1,000 fans to purchase Pride Night tickets will receive a limited edition Pride-themed Padres hat. Additionally, in a further gesture […]

Lambda Archives pays tribute to San Diego gay sports organizations with ‘Coming Out to Play’

Lambda Achives

Wednesday, Aug. 12 Lambda Archives of San Diego hosted its second Out at the Archives series, Coming Out to Play at The Center. The event featured a brief history of some of the LGBT sports organizations, a panel discussion with past and current league leaders and a Q&A from the audience. “Roman Jimenez began the […]

Hearing delay in Hillcrest hair stylist’s death

A preliminary hearing of Oct. 30 was set Aug. 13 for the motorist accused of second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter in the death of Oscar Melero, a popular longtime hair stylist in Hillcrest. The attorney for Abraham Granados Beltran, 24, sought the delay about four months after District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis decided to charge him […]

Maserati Ghibli thief gets three years in jail

A Maserati Ghibli

  The car thief who stole an $80,000 2015 Maserati Ghibli from a La Jolla dealership has been sentenced to three years in jail after the prosecutor told the judge the defendant had stolen cars before from dealerships. Probation was denied Aug. 11 for Marcus Lee Allen, 30, by San Diego Superior Court Judge Eugenia […]

Free prostate cancer screenings for fans at Sept. 3 Padres game

Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure

SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health will collaborate with Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (ERFFTC) to provide free prostate cancer screenings to fans at the San Diego Padres game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park Sept. 3. The screenings will be open to all male ticket holders at the game who are 50 […]

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