Volunteer details Pride official’s alleged inappropriate behavior

Pride 2016--

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. The big moment was at hand. Butterflies in her stomach, spine stiffened and her mind trained on listening for the cue that would prompt her to stride with purpose alongside her guide dog, Camille, […]

Woman admits felony vandalism at Urban Mo’s


A San Diego woman pleaded guilty Oct. 20 to felony vandalism of Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill when she threw rocks through a glass door, shattering it, after she had been ejected from the popular gay business. Raquel Bonilla, 23, will be sentenced Jan. 18, 2017 by San Diego Superior Court Judge Polly Shamoon. She […]

U.S. attorney assures voters about election

Voter Registration Application for presidential election 2016

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy announced Tuesday she has appointed a veteran prosecutor to oversee the handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses for the upcoming Nov. 8 election. Duffy named Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher P. Tenorio to serve as District Elections Officer for the Southern District of California, a position Tenorio has […]

Attorney General Kamala Harris endorses Mara Elliott for city attorney

Kamala Harris and Mara Elliott

SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the state’s top law enforcement officer, today endorsed Mara Elliott as the most qualified and capable candidate to protect San Diego as the next City Attorney. Democrat Kamala Harris, a two-term attorney general who was also the two-term district attorney of San Francisco, said Mara Elliott has a proven […]

S.D. Pride faces no-confidence vote, falls silent

SD Pride 4

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. SAN DIEGO — Supporters and detractors will face off at the Joyce Beers Community Center Nov. 13 for an up or down vote of confidence aimed at the current board of directors of San […]

Logan Heights man who tainted beer gets 150 days in jail

San Diego Superior Court

A man who put soapy water in beer products which were returned to stores after he received refunds was sentenced Oct. 7 to 150 days in jail and ordered to pay $60,911 in restitution. Eduardo DeJesus Cossio III, 32, was remanded to jail after he was placed on three years probation and ordered to pay […]

Sentencing delayed for tutor who had sex with male teen

Superior Court Chula Vista

A 21-year-old tutor who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old male student will be sentenced Jan. 3, a judge set on Tuesday. Attorney Greg Turner, who represents Alejandro Rodriguez, turned in a report Tuesday shortly before Rodriguez was to be sentenced. Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Garry Haehnle said he wanted to read […]

San Diego’s Renovate America named one of the country’s best places to work


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine announced that Renovate America has earned a place among of the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces. This list recognizes the top performing companies across the nation in terms of the workplace they have created for employees, with the understanding that a […]

San Diego Unified and other districts collaborate to find solution to teacher shortage


SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Unified School District is among 12 large urban school districts that are collaborating for the first time to help solve major issues—finding new sources of effective teachers and education-related support staff while providing opportunities for veterans and spouses to continue to serve in their own communities. Large urban school […]

All five Democratic City Councilmembers endorse Mara Elliott for city attorney

Mara Elliott

SAN DIEGO – Mara Elliott has earned the endorsement of all five Democratic San Diego City Councilmembers, her campaign announced Thursday. The Democratic leaders endorsing Mara Elliott are Council President Sherri Lightner, Council President Pro-Tem Marti Emerald, and Councilmembers David Alvarez, Todd Gloria, and Myrtle Cole. Council President Sherri Lightner said: “Mara Elliott understands that the City […]

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