Race for Third District City Council seat closer than expected

Anthony Bernal

SAN DIEGO – Campaign finance reports due today show the 2016 race for the San Diego Third District City Council seat is off to a competitive start with both major candidates reporting similar war chests. Today, Anthony Bernal announced that his campaign has raised $53,000 in the first reporting period of the election cycle (June [...]

Public invited to open house at Scripps Proton Therapy Center Aug. 25

Scripps Proton Therapy Center

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County residents can get an up-close look at the region’s only proton treatment facility for cancer care, as Scripps Health will host a special open house Tuesday, Aug 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. The free event will include tours of the facility, [...]

San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association joins White House meeting on immigrant integration

HMA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association (HMA) joined New American Workforce and 20 other businesses from across the country for a meeting at the White House on immigrant integration efforts. The meeting on Thursday, July 23 brought together businesses who provide citizenship services to their employees with the White House, the [...]

The Democratic primary field: And now there are five

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The first Republican primary debate is next Thursday. The winners are already clear: Fox News and pollsters. With Fox News limiting the debate to the top ten candidates in an average of national surveys, every release of data will generate clicks for the network and the number crunchers. If Fox News is smart, they’ll roll [...]

San Diego Unified rolls out strategic plans for Youth Advocacy Office

SDUSD Youth Advocacy

The San Diego Unified School District’s Office of Youth Advocacy today outlined an innovative long-term strategic plan for closing the achievement gap with improved student supports and awareness, including specific steps to provide greater supports and training to address needs of an increasingly diverse student body and to assure equitable outcomes for all students. The [...]

New report reinforces need for more affordable housing in San Diego

Linking Innovation

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Housing Federation says the report released today, Linking Innovation with Inclusion: Demography, Equity, and the Future of San Diego, shows “linking people and place” through affordable housing policies moves all of San Diego forward equitably and sustainably. Conducted by University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, the [...]

Gay ex-teacher gets 125 years for molesting former student

Chula Vista

A former teacher who is gay has been sentenced to 125 years to life in prison for molesting one boy in person and three boys he only met on the Internet while posing as a 13-year-old girl. Consecutive terms were handed down July 24 to John Raymond Kinloch, 43, by Chula Vista Superior Court Judge [...]

Escondido gay man ordered to trial in partner’s murder

Vista Superior Court

An Escondido gay man was ordered July 16 to stand trial for murder in the stabbing death of his partner of 15 years. Six witnesses testified in the preliminary hearing of Ehren Lee Dragt, 35, who is charged with killing Michael Leon Campbell, 44, April 25 in a bedroom of their residence in the 2000 [...]

San Diego LGBT Pride 2015 Gallery

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A wet and wonderful San Diego Pride 2015

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Thanks to former Hurricane Dolores, San Diego received more than 1.5 inches of rain this past weekend to mark the first time a San Diego Pride event has been so consistently poured on! The rainfall, which set all-time records for the month of July and was described by one National Weather Service meteorologist as “super [...]

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