Charity Wreath Auction raises record-breaking $32,500

Wreath Auction 2014 -- Photo courtesy of Rage

SAN DIEGO – The holidays are a time of traditions and this year was no exception. For the 11th year in a row Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and The San Diego LGBT Community Center presented an evening of holiday festivities and fun, all in the name of fundraising, with their annual Charity Wreath [...]

Re-vote is ‘cure’ of Brown Act violations

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First District Councilmember Sherri Lightner was elected Tuesday as City Council president in a 6-1 re-vote after the Council was told the re-vote was necessary to “cure” violations of the Brown Act that alleged some councilmembers met secretly to oust Todd Gloria as Council president. The re-vote was held following the 7-2 vote on Dec. [...]

Lightner schedules re-vote for Council presidency for Tuesday

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At her first meeting Monday, newly elected Council President Sherri Lightner called for a re-vote on who should be elected Council president on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., saying there were concerns that councilmembers discussed who they would vote for before the Dec. 10 vote that ousted Todd Gloria for a third term. The Brown Act [...]

Local affordable senior housing to be LGBT-affirming

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego nonprofit Community HousingWorks (CHW), presents its Arizona Street Development to the San Diego Planning Commission Thursday, Dec. 18. The proposed development features a 76-home senior apartment building on the northwest corner of Texas Street and Howard Avenue and a 118-home multifamily building on the northeast corner. The proposal has already generated [...]

Commentary: Ousting Gloria didn’t make much sense

Todd Gloria  Photo: Sam Hodgson

The reports of Todd Gloria’s political death are greatly exaggerated. Let us begin by unpacking the current narrative. Council Republicans feared that returning as Council President would give Gloria the power and profile to launch a challenge to Mayor Kevin Faulconer in 2016. So they conspired with new Council President Sherri Lightner to elect her [...]

Compton school official ordered to trial for oral copulation

A Compton school board member was ordered Dec. 3 to stand trial for committing oral copulation of his straight male friend while he was asleep while they were staying in a San Diego hotel. The 26-year-old friend testified against Skyy de Anthony Fisher, 31, who remains a controversial member of the Compton school board who [...]

Todd Gloria loses Council presidency

Todd Gloria

The packed room was clearly with 3rd District Councilmember Todd Gloria for a third term as City Council president Wednesday, but he lost it by one vote and the new president is 1st District Councilmember Sherri Lightner. All four Republican Councilmembers and Lightner voted against Gloria for a third term, causing the motion to re-elect [...]

An Open Letter to City Council, regarding Todd Gloria

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Dear San Diego City Council: The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is everywhere; in every city council district and neighborhood in America’s Finest City. We also vote in significant numbers in every election representing about 5% of the electorate in our great city. As winners are being decided by smaller and smaller margins in [...]

Getting steamy: A new approach to tobacco harm reduction

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The push to blunt tobacco use across the country is nothing new, but after years of increased restrictions on tobacco use and sales, the number of cigarette smokers in the United States has hovered stubbornly around 20% for the better part of the past decade—with LGBT Americans more than twice as likely to take up [...]

Free HIV testing at Walgreens on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

World AIDS Day at Walgreens

Come to Walgreens in Hillcrest for free, confidential HIV testing from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on World AIDS Day. Monday, Dec. 1. It’s Walgreens’ way of commemorating World AIDS Day and helping the community stay healthy. Walgreens Hillcrest, 301 University Ave. in San Diego.

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