Savor the best of French cuisine at ‘La Fête de la Gastronomie’ Oct 8

La Fete de Gastronomie

The San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce and San Diego French American School will present the first La Fête de la Gastronomie Thursday, Oct. 8 3-6 p.m. at the San Diego French Amerian School, 6550 Soledad Mountain Road in San Diego. French Gastronomy is a living thing, a tradition that has cemented French society throughout […]

Vatican fires priest who comes out as gay

Krzysztof Charamsa

A priest that came out as gay has been fired by the Vatican. Newsmax reports that on the eve of a synod of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families, Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official in the Vatican’s doctrine office, came out of the closet at a […]

Stars come out in Los Angeles to support LGBTQ students

Caitlyn Jenner--

LOS ANGELES – More than 400 guests attended the fourth annual Voices on Point gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night to support higher education opportunities for LGBTQ students. Caitlyn Jenner presented the Point Horizon Award to two Point Alumni, Rhys Ernst, Co-Producer for Amazon’s “Transparent,” and Zach Zyskowski, Producer on ABC Family and Ryan […]

Jerry Brown signs ‘Reform of Strip Searches of Juveniles’ bill into law

California Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO – Saturday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to prohibit law enforcement officers of the opposite sex to be in sight of a strip search being conducted at any juvenile detention center in California. After a local media outlet reported the practice had occurred […]

AHF: FDA commissioner nominee is ‘Too close for comfort’ to drug industry

Michael Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — Friday AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) President Michael Weinstein released the following statement on President Obama nominating cardiologist Dr. Robert M. Califf to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “While Dr. Califf’s contributions to the research and clinical science community are well known and commendable, his cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical […]

Polish president vetoes Polish Gender Accordance act

President Andrzej Duda

Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed the law on Gender Accordance, which had been previously approved by the Polish Parliament (Sejm).  The act will now return to the Sejm, where the veto can only be rejected with 3/5 of votes. According to ILGA Europe, the Gender Accordance Act is an attempt to codify the legal gender recognition […]

Scripps issues expanded guidelines for breast cancer screening


SAN DIEGO – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the debate continues in the United States regarding appropriate guidelines for breast cancer screening. After extensive review and discussion, the Scripps Breast Cancer Task Force recommends that women continue to follow the same screening mammography guidelines supported by the American Cancer Society (ACS), with […]

SeaWorld trainer responds to PETA commentary

Jorge Villa caring for a ill sea lion pup that he rescued earlier this year from a local beach.

I read with dismay the Sept. 3 guest commentary (San Diego LGBT Weekly issue 181) by PETA’s Gray Caskey urging the LGBT community to unite against SeaWorld.  I am a proud member of San Diego’s LGBT community, and I completely disagree with the distorted portrait Ms. Caskey painted of our park.  There is no organization […]

UCSD study: Online e-cigarette vendors aggressively engage customers using popular Internet tools


First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarettes and because there are fewer restrictions on their purchase and use. A study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers published in the journal […]

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to step down in December

Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Arne Duncan — an advocate for reform and, at times, a target for criticism from the left and the right — will be stepping down from his post in December. During his tenure, the Department has issued guidance clarify that Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination in education based on sex, […]

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