San Diego International Airport unveils largest-ever public art exhibition celebrating Balboa Park Centennial

Photo: Frank Rogozienski Photography

SAN DIEGO – San Diego International Airport has unveiled Balboa Park & the City: Celebrating San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition; the largest and most ambitious year-long exhibition offered by the airport’s Art Program. Intended to support and enhance the City of San Diego’s year-long Balboa Park Centennial celebration, the airport-wide exhibition includes original artwork and historic [...]

Visibly trans in San Diego

“Every gay person must come out,” Harvey Milk said in his What America Is speech in June 1978. “As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends if indeed they are your friends. You must tell the people you work with. You must [...]

San Diego AIDS Memorial Benefit Concert March 26

Help to create a permanent AIDS memorial site in San Diego by attending the San Diego AIDS Memorial Benefit Concert Thursday, March 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the MG Multi-use Space, 3090 Polk Ave. in San Diego. Hosted by AIDS Memorial Task Force co-chairs, Katherine Stuart Faulconer and Nicole Murray-Ramirez the concert will feature comedian [...]

Getaway driver pleads guilty in Hillcrest, Golden Hill hold-ups

San Diego Superior Court

The getaway driver in 11 robberies and attempted robberies in Hillcrest and elsewhere has pleaded guilty to committing two hold-ups and faces up to six years in prison. A sentencing date for Benjamin Hernandez, 24, will be set April 20 in San Diego Superior Court, said Deputy District Attorney Michael MacNeil on Tuesday. The remaining [...]

Lambda Archives and Diversionary Theatre join forces for ‘Telling Our Stories’ event

Lambda Achives

The Lambda Archives of San Diego, in cooperation with Diversionary Theatre, will host “Telling Our Stories – LGBTQ Oral History” Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. At the event, guests will be treated to stories of San Diego’s LGBTQ history from longtime activists through video, art and storytelling. Long-time activist Steven F. Dansky of New [...]

Four baggage handlers at San Diego airport sentenced to prison for drug smuggling

San Diego Airport

Three people have been sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in a crude but clever scheme to smuggle cocaine and methamphetamine out of the San Diego International Airport. Cameras are everywhere in the airport, but four airport employees went to spots where there are no cameras—men’s toilets. The indictment says each man got [...]

LGBTQ non-profit pressures D.A. Dumanis to release nonviolent offenders under Prop. 47

Bonnie Dumanis

Grassroots non-profit Canvass for a Cause, in conjunction with the Black Students Justice Coalition, has launched a letter writing campaign this week to engage the San Diego community in pressuring District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to honor Proposition 47 and release nonviolent offenders whose offenses have been reclassified under the new law. In the fall, Canvass [...]

Gay man pleads no contest to spreading HIV

Thomas Guerra--

SAN DIEGO — A 30-year-old gay man pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor charge of spreading HIV to a former boyfriend. Thomas Miguel Guerra, of San Diego, faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, said his attorney, James Fitzpatrick. San Diego Superior Court Judge Kathleen Lewis set sentencing [...]

Foundations Recovery Network to open new facility in San Diego – March 11

FRN San Diego

Foundations Recovery Network, an innovative behavioral health company and integrated treatment provider, has announced the opening of a new facility for outpatient services in San Diego. City officials and company executives will be on hand to celebrate the event, which will include a speaking program, ribbon cutting and tours of the facility Wednesday, March 11 3-6 [...]

Carl DeMaio to return to Virginia-based ‘Performance Institute’

Carl DeMaio

The Virginia-based Performance Institute has announced that Carl DeMaio will be returning to the organization as a senior fellow. The Performance Institute, originally founded by DeMaio in 2000 is described as a, “…  nonpartisan, private think tank seeking to improve public and private sector performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance and engagement.” DeMaio [...]

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