Jury convicts motorist of DUI/huffing in girl’s death

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A jury convicted a man Wednesday of gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of a Pacific Beach girl in 2010 in a case involving “huffing” or inhaling chemicals from computer keyboard cleaner cans. The jury also convicted Romeo Balbin Dumlao, 41, of driving under the influence of these chemicals from cans which were found in […]

Anti-fur activist sentenced to 21 months in federal prison

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An anti-fur activist was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a whopping restitution figure of $423,477 in damages to 13 people and businesses which sustained heavy damages and losses. Nicole Kissane, 29, formerly of Escondido, didn’t say anything before U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns exceeded the prosecutor’s recommendation […]

Woman pays $1,744 for damages to Urban Mo’s; charge reduced to an infraction

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SAN DIEGO — A woman who shattered a glass door with rocks at the Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill submitted money orders in court Wednesday for $1,744, which represents the damages she inflicted on the popular gay business in Hillcrest. Raquel Bonilla, 23, of San Diego, was given credit for one day spent in jail […]

Friends dispel rumors San Diego civil rights leader took life over legal bill

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When news of Will X. Walters’ suicide broke there was shock and anger throughout the LGBTQ community and beyond – shock at this senseless waste of life and anger that a simple apology could have prevented these prolonged proceedings many years before. At a memorial service, Jan. 7 powerful eulogies were given in celebration of […]

San Diego Women’s March updates

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SAN DIEGO — Saturday, Jan. 21, thousands will gather to march at the San Diego Women’s March, held in solidarity with the Women’s March On Washington. The march will start with a gathering in front of Civic Center Plaza, at 1200 Third Avenue. Marchers will then proceed on Broadway to Harbor Drive. The march will […]

Memorial Service for Will Walters to be held Saturday, Jan. 7

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A Memorial Service for Will X. Walters will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7  at 10 a.m. at the Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego, 2633 Denver Street in San Diego. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Caedmon Grace with remembrances delivered by Christopher S. Morris, Esq.,  Teddi Scott and Benjamin F. Dillingham III. […]

Anti-fur activist pleads guilty

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An anti-fur activist pleaded guilty Dec. 27 to causing great damages to two East County homes and other businesses and is facing up to 18 months in federal prison plus paying $423,477 in damages. Nicole Kissane, 29, formerly of Escondido, will be sentenced Jan. 17 by U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns, who sentenced her […]

Tutor, 21, gets two weeks jail for sex with male teenager

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A 21-year-old high school tutor who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old male student was sentenced Jan. 3 to two weeks in jail and five weeks house arrest. Alejandro Rodriguez was handcuffed and taken into custody after appearing before Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Garry Haehnle, who placed him on three years probation. […]

Former band director pleads guilty to sex with male teen

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A former band director at Bonita Vista High School pleaded guilty Dec. 29 to committing oral copulation and penetration with a foreign object upon a 16-year-old boy in 2010. Jason Jerome Mangan-Magabilin, 38, entered his guilty pleas just days before the victim would have testified against him in Chula Vista Superior Court. The Jan. 4 […]

Public vigil in memory of Will Walters to be held today, 2 p.m.

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SAN DIEGO — A Public Candle and Flower Vigil in Memory of Will Walters will be held today at 2 p.m at the Pride flag located at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street in the heart of San Diego’s historic LGBTQ Hillcrest neighborhood. There will be remarks and remembrances from community members, colleagues […]

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