23-year-old man testifies acquaintance kidnapped and sexually assaulted him

A 23-year-old man has testified an acquaintance kidnapped him in Escondido and forced him into performing oral sex in a motel room. The victim was the sole witness in the preliminary hearing of a parolee, Antoine Demond Henderson, 44, who was ordered to stand trial on all charges May 10. Vista Superior Court Judge K. […]

Two murder charges filed against drunk driver who killed pregnant woman

Two counts of second-degree murder were filed May 17 against a motorist who is accused of driving drunk and killing a pregnant woman and her unborn baby on Mother’s Day. Jessica Nicole Foderingham, 29, was eight months pregnant when her Dodge Dart was rear-ended on San Vicente Road about 6:45 p.m. May 14. The impact […]

Dalila Ali Rajah headlines ‘LGBTs In The News’ May 19

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Dalila Ali Rajah will be in San Diego May 19 headlining the next engagement of LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee. With roles on Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, NCIS – not to mention her Best Actress performance in Quiet as Kept – and too many others […]

David Meza convicted of boyfriend’s murder in Mexico

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — After seven days of deliberations, a federal jury Tuesday convicted David Enrique Meza of murdering his wealthy boyfriend in Mexico in order to inherit his estate. The eight woman, four man jury also convicted Meza, 26, of conspiracy to obstruct justice in which he used his pregnant girlfriend to arrange for […]

Jury deliberates in federal gay murder trial

Jury deliberations continued this week in the federal murder trial of David Enrique Meza who is accused of killing his wealthy boyfriend Jake Clyde Merendino in Mexico in 2015 so he could inherit his estate. The eight woman four man jury began deliberations Monday at 2:26 p.m. after hearing closing arguments. They had a legal […]

Medical examiner says cause of death pending for David Issac Bernal-Medina

The medical examiner’s office said Monday the cause of death for David Issac Bernal-Medina is still pending for the 32-year-old gay man whose body was discovered 12 days after his crashed vehicle was found. A private investigator working with Bernal-Medina’s family discovered the body April 18 at the bottom of an embankment underneath a bridge […]

New figures show 10 percent increase in the City of San Diego’s homeless population

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thursday, San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three), who serves as vice chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, joined Task Force Chair and Supervisor Ron Roberts, and RTHF Executive Director Delores Diaz to announce the results of the 2017 Point-in-Time Count of the region’s homeless population. They were […]

Bonnie Dumanis stepping down as San Diego County District Attorney

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced today that she is stepping down as District Attorney after nearly 15 years in the position. Dumanis made the decision to step down to explore a possible run for County Board of Supervisors. Her last day as District Attorney will be Friday, July […]

Delores Jacobs to resign as CEO of The Center

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. SAN DIEGO — The board of directors of the San Diego LGBT Community Center and The Center’s CEO Dr. Delores Jacobs have announced, in back-to-back statements posted on Facebook, that she will not seek […]

Young San Diego motorist in attorney’s hit and run released from jail

A young motorist who struck and killed a retired attorney in National City Feb. 13 was released from jail Monday night after being sentenced to time he has already served. Robert Turner Gustafson, 81, was an attorney for 54 years and practiced law in Chula Vista Superior Court – ironically, where the motorist who struck […]

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