San Diego to celebrate health and education with three major events Aug. 9

Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center

SAN DIEGO – Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) and Assemblywoman Shirley N. Weber will host a trifecta of celebrations Aug. 9, combining three major events into a single unified celebration at the new Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center. The Health Fair and Back-to-School celebration will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Diamond Neighborhoods Family [...]

LGBT leaders raise awareness of electric vehicles at ‘Drive Your Values’ event

Todd Gloria and Toni Atkins with their Drive Electric Green Megaphone Awards  Photo: Victor Hoff

The San Diego LGBT community’s top movers and shakers gathered Thursday, July 24 at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center on Claremont Mesa Boulevard to honor Toni Atkins and Todd Gloria with the inaugural Drive Electric Green Megaphone Awards for their commitment and service in raising awareness of environmental issues and, by extension, their support and promotion of [...]

Alisan Rowland to leave MCC San Diego for New Orleans

Rev. Alisan Rowland announced Sunday she has accepted the position of senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in New Orleans and will preach her last sermon here Aug. 10 at MCC San Diego. Senior Pastor Rev. Dan Koeshall made the stunning announcement to the congregation first, noting the New Orleans MCC congregation voted [...]

Carl DeMaio missing from Pride parade while Scott Peters marches

Questions arose this weekend over the whereabouts of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, when he failed to show up for Saturday’s San Diego Pride parade. The parade, which attracted an estimated 300,000 participants and spectators, included many elected officials and candidates including DeMaio’s opponent Scott Peters, Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, [...]

‘Revenge Porn’ guy uses new methods for extortion

Extortion and identity theft are not new crimes, but the way a Pacific Beach man allegedly committed them is new because of the immediacy of the Internet. A Nov. 12 trial date has been set for Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 28, who ran a “revenge porn” Web site in which he demanded money from women whose [...]

WERQ! Carmen Electra wishes she were in San Diego for Pride

exclusive: Guess who has sent you a sticky sweet, thoroughly thoughtful and super-sexy post card, Mr., Ms. and Mrs. San Diego LGBT Pride-goer? Carmen Electra, that’s who! Electra reaffirmed her LGBT-ally roots and affinities in 2014 when she was crowned by none other than Jeffrey Sanker as queen of this year’s 25th anniversary White Party [...]

‘Pistol-whip’ bandits await sentencing

The Hillcrest Sign at Fifth and University Avenues

Four men who participated in the “pistol-whip” robbery series in Hillcrest, North Park and elsewhere had their sentencing delayed July 11 until Sept. 19. The series was noted for four victims being hit over the head with a gun and other victims being ordered at gunpoint to lay prone on the ground while their personal [...]

‘Summer Pops’ single tickets now on sale

Summer Pops

Single tickets for the San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor summer concert series, The Ashford University Summer Pops are now on sale at sandiegosymphony.com. The concerts are performed on a stage constructed each year at Embarcadero Marina Park South, on San Diego Bay right behind the San Diego Convention Center. Seating options include cabaret tables, grandstand [...]

MCC honor Emery Cummins with Community Service Award

Emery Cummins

Father’s Day, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) honored retired SDSU professor Emery Cummins with their annual Rev. David Farrell Community Service Award in recognition of his longtime activism for social justice.  Cummins was a supporter of “gay rights” long before it became fashionable. When I contacted Emery Cummins to arrange a time when I could interview [...]

Have a professional portrait taken during Pride weekend – free of charge

Grey Lockwood

San Diego commercial photographer, Grey Lockwood, will be opening his home studio in the heart of Hillcrest to anyone who would like a professional individual or couple portrait shot during Pride weekend – free of charge*. “I’ve been a Hillcrest resident for three years and originally thought of the idea as a way to give [...]

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