Getaway driver in Hillcrest robbery sentenced to one year in jail, then released

San Diego Superior Court

The getaway driver in 11 robberies and attempted holdups in Hillcrest, Ocean Beach, Golden Hill and elsewhere was sentenced July 1 to one year in jail. Benjamin Hernandez, 24, of National City, was released because his jail credits totaled 1,028 days as he received credit for good behavior while in jail since his arrest nearly [...]

Equality California endorses Todd Gloria and Chris Ward

Todd Gloria and Chris Ward

LOS ANGELES –  Equality California announced Wednsday that it will endorse San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria for California Assembly District 78, José Cisneros for re-election as San Francisco treasurer and Chris Ward to replace Gloria as councilmember for San Diego City Council District 3. EQCA ma kes early endorsements of exceptional LGBT candidates in [...]

SD Airport Authority to present Airport Development Plan Concept at Community Open House July 14

San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport Authority is holding a community open house Tuesday, July 14 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., where the Airport Development Plan (ADP) will be discussed. The ADP is the next master planning phase for San Diego International Airport, and will enable the airport to meet demand through 2035. As the [...]

A Rainbow Revolution

White House Photo-Chuck Kennedy

Last night, following the historic Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land, landmarks across the U.S and the world lit up in rainbow colors. From the White House to Disney World, Minneapolis to Niagara Falls the Rainbow Revolution shone through. #MarriageEquaility #LoveWins.

EPN LGBT and allies career event: June 30

EPN Poster

SAN DIEGO— Equality Professionals Network (EPN), a coalition that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business professionals and their allies, will hold their Third Annual LGBT & Allies Career Event Tuesday, June 30, 4:30 p.m., at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St, San Diego, CA 92103 in Hillcrest. This free event [...]

Tijuana Tourist and Convention Bureau names Nicole Murray Ramirez ‘Ambassador of Tourism’

Nicole Murray Ramirez

The Tijuana Tourist and Convention Bureau granted the titles of Ambassador of Tourism” to three social justice activists including City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez (Chairman, International Imperial Court Council of the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico).  Popular Mexican recording artist Rocío Banquells and long-time community activist and great grandmother Maria Gallegas were also honored. President Miguel [...]

Local health alert issued about invasive meningococcal disease (IMD)

HHSA

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency released a health alert today to inform local healthcare providers about clusters of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) cases in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chicago and other cities. At this time, there have been no reported IMD cases in MSM in San [...]

Gilead Sciences joins AIDS Walk & Run San Diego as presenting sponsor

Gilead

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced Gilead Sciences, the makers of Truvada, as the Presenting Sponsor of the 26th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26. “We are so grateful to Gilead Sciences for supporting AIDS Walk & Run San Diego and the education and [...]

San Diego Housing Federation welcomes State Supreme Court’s upholding of City of San Jose’s inclusionary ordinance

California Supreme Court

Today, the California Supreme Court has upheld the City of San Jose’s inclusionary ordinance that requires developers of new residential projects with more than 20 units to make 15 percent of on-site units available for purchase to lower-income households or provide in-lieu fees or dedicate land to create affordable homes. This decision comes against a [...]

More than 600 homeless San Diegans secure permanent housing

PATH

SAN DIEGO  ̶   PATH, the lead operator of Connections Housing Downtown,  the City-sponsored  one-stop housing and services center for homeless individuals, has released a  report highlighting its successes over the past two years of operations. This nationally recognized model of comprehensive housing, services and street outreach has assisted in permanently housing 651 individuals experiencing homelessness [...]

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