Lights, camera, action: New catheter lets doctors see inside arteries for first time

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health

Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that allows cardiologists to see inside the arteries for the first time, cutting out only the diseased tissue. Interventional cardiologists at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center […]

Family sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for discriminatory treatment of transgender teenager

Katharine Prescott holds a portrait of her son, Kyler Prescott, in the garden she built in his memory outside our San Diego-area home.

SAN DIEGO — Today, the mother of a transgender teenage boy who was admitted into Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son. Katharine Prescott took her 14-year-old son, Kyler Prescott, to RCHSD in early April 2015 for suicidal ideation and for treatment of […]

Barbara Boxer endorses Mara Elliott for San Diego City Attorney

Barbara Boxer and Mara Elliott

SAN DIEGO – Mara Elliott’s campaign for City Attorney announced Thursday the endorsement of United States Sen. Barbara Boxer. Sen. Boxer said: “Mara Elliott has dedicated her career to standing up for working people, protecting our environment, and strengthening neighborhood services. I’m proud to endorse Mara Elliott for San Diego City Attorney.” Boxer’s support further consolidates Democrats […]

Stephen Whitburn sends message to San Diego LGBT community

Stephen Whitburn

Thursday afternoon, Stephen Whitburn, San Diego LGBT Pride’s former executive director reached out to the community through San Diego LGBT Weekly with a special message. Titled a note to the community from Stephen Whitburn the message read: I want to say how deeply grateful I am for your expressions of how meaningful you’ve found the […]

Chief Deputy City Attorney of San Diego calls on city to test every rape kit

Mara Elliott

SAN DIEGO – Mara Elliott, Chief Deputy City Attorney of San Diego and the Democratic candidate for San Diego City Attorney Wednesday called on the City of San Diego to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits collected by law enforcement in the City of San Diego.  In the last ten years, nearly 2,000 rape kits have […]

Protest planned at San Diego Pride Board Meeting on firing of executive director

Pride Offices

Following San Diego LGBT Pride’s sudden dismissal of their executive director Stephen Whitburn, community members are planning a demonstration at tomorrow’s Pride board meeting. San Diego LGBT Pride is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives much of its revenue from sales from members of the community and a significant sum from taxpayer funded sources and many […]

Senior housing informational session – Oct. 5 at The Center

Senior Housing Session

Looking for more information about the new senior housing development? Be sure to attend the next information session at The Center Oct. 5. For more information contact LaRue Fields at seniors@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x205. Visit the FAQ page at  http://chworks.org/real-estate-development/current-projects/north-park-seniors.

This week: County residents eat for $4.27 a day to debunk Food Stamp myths

CalFresh Challenge

Imagine buying all of your meals, drinks and snacks for $4.27 each day. Could you do it? Starting today, San Diego Hunger Coalition challenges locals to take the CalFresh Challenge to experience what it’s like to eat for only $4.27 per day, a reality for many of the 423,000 county residents struggling with hunger. During […]

Woman arraigned for felony vandalism at Urban Mo’s

Gay Bar Attack

A San Diego woman pleaded not guilty Sept. 8 to felony vandalism of Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill when she allegedly threw rocks through a glass door after being ejected. Raquel Bonilla, 22, of San Diego, was allowed to remain free on her own recognizance on condition she have no contact with the gay business […]

Man sentenced to 30 years to life for drunk driving deaths

El Cajon Superior Court

A drunk driver who killed his two passengers while trying to take them home from a party was sentenced Sept. 8 to 30 years to life in state prison. The earliest opportunity for parole is in 2044 for Mario “Mars” Alberto Carranza, 28, said Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright. A jury convicted him of two […]

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