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 […]

San Diego Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner feeds over 600 people

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The 29th Annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Food Drive resulted in over 600 people receiving a tasty meal of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pies at The San Diego LGBT Community Center, the City Heights Elderly Senior Housing Center, UCSD Hillcrest […]

Hillcrest driver ordered to pay $1,856 to car owner in parking official altercation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A man who angrily drove into a parking enforcement officer after receiving a ticket has been ordered to pay $1,856 in damages to the owner of a parked car that the officer crashed into. Architect, Peter Alex Dreier, 42, of Hillcrest, has finished his 90-day jail term and remains on terms […]

Ten veterans inducted as part of LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor ceremony

An enthusiastic crowd rejoiced at the ceremony on Veteran’s Day when 10 veterans were inducted as part of the LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor at The LGBT Community Center. “We don’t have to hide anymore. Those days are over,” said Roger Greenseth, who recalled enlisting 60 years ago and going to boot camp in the […]

Ben Dillingham, outstanding community leader passes; tributes pour in

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Community leader, Ben Dillingham passed away from pancreatic cancer at his home in San Diego  Thursday, Nov. 16. Ben was noted for his iron integrity, generosity of spirit, and dedication to the city of San Diego and the LGBT community. His loss will be felt by many, and he will be […]

San Diego’s tents: A safe harbor from the storm of homelessness?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., — Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) will welcome a panel of respected San Diego homeless advocates and business leaders as they discuss what is being done to address the immediate needs of the homeless population as well as concerns of the affected community. Speakers include: Dan Shea – National Restauranteur, […]

Free vaccination clinics at The Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Stop by The Center, 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest Monday, Nov. 13 or Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 3-6 p.m. for a free vaccination clinic! The County of San Diego will be offering vaccines for Hepatitis A and the flu. Everyone is welcome. Call 619.692.2077 x0 for more info. To receive your […]

Woman says police shrugged off her assault because she’s trans

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. Jasmine Dominguez took an umbrella when she left her house one wet Friday in December, 2014. “I was glad I had my umbrella,” she tells San Diego LGBT Weekly. “It was raining by the […]

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