New report underlines success of City’s ‘Clean Needle Exchange Program’

The city’s medical services director, Dr. James Dunford told a City Council committee Nov. 13 that more than 2.5 million dirty needles were properly disposed of since the start of the city’s Clean Syringe Exchange Program. Presenting the Safe Point San Diego Clean Syringe Exchange Program Annual Report for fiscal year 2014 Dunford then asked [...]

‘Peep Bandit’ gets eight years for robbery spree

The “Peep Bandit” who robbed adult bookstores and other businesses was sentenced Nov. 18 to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $1,914.14 to the adult businesses. Additionally, Oscar Augustin Smith Jr., 29, was ordered to pay $544.72 to two sandwich shops and 7-Eleven by San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Walsh, who said [...]

Lesbian accused of wife’s murder gets April 2015 trial date

A trial date of April 13, 2015 has been set for Tiffany LaToya Nowden, who is accused of stabbing her wife, Russina Vale, to death in their bed in their San Carlos home. Nowden, 39, appeared Nov. 3 in San Diego Superior Court and received the trial date several weeks after being ordered to stand [...]

Christian Mingle rapist gets 37 years to life

A Bible quoting convicted rapist was sentenced Nov. 7 to 37 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a woman he had met on the Christian Mingle dating Web site and another woman who came forward after his publicized arrest. Consecutive terms were handed down to Sean Patrick Banks, 39, by El Cajon Superior [...]

Tickets now on sale for HWE’s Christmas Concert, Dec. 13

Join the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (HWE) as they celebrate the holidays, Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St., next to UCSD hospital. The evening’s line up will feature music of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year. Selections will include a “Christmas Pop Sing Along” and the more profound medley [...]

San Diego’s top doctors recognized for accomplishments in medicine

Dr Pacella-

LA JOLLA – This past weekend, over 730 board-certified physicians in 71 specialties were recognized by their peers for their outstanding work. The annual Top Doctors gala hosted on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla brought the best doctors together for a night of celebration inspired by their contributions to the [...]

26th annual Dr. A Brad Truax Award Ceremony to be held Dec. 1 at The Center

Brad A Truax Awards Ceremony

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego LGBT Community Center announced today that the Dr. A Brad Truax Award Ceremony and Reception will be held on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 from 4 – 5 p.m. at The Center, 3909 Centre Street in  San Diego. The awards ceremony is a free event that will include light [...]

Republican former Councilwoman Barbara Warden endorses Rep. Peters

Scott Peters

Former San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Warden, a Republican who represented the same Council district that Carl DeMaio later represented, has endorsed Rep. Scott Peters and will record a phone call urging voters to support Peters. “I’m a Republican and I feel strongly that Scott Peters is the right choice,” Warden said Monday. “Scott works [...]

Vice President Joe Biden to kick off ‘Get Out the Vote’ event for Rep. Peters

Vice President Joe Biden | Scott Peters

Vice President Joe Biden will visit San Diego Saturday, Nov. 1, to kick off a ‘Get Out the Vote’ weekend for Rep. Scott Peters. The vice president will deliver remarks to volunteers and canvassers. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Kearny Mesa Road. Rep. [...]

Spilt Milk: The Journey of Harvey Milk’s American Diner

Harvey Milk's American Diner

Editor’s Note 10/30/14: LGBT Weekly was contacted by the Milk Foundation’s attorney who assured us that despite what Nicole Murray Ramirez stated in his interview with LGBT Weekly, the Foundation’s attorney did not recommend withdrawing the Harvey Milk license. Many in the community were shocked and saddened by the sudden shuttering of Harvey Milk’s American [...]

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