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Los Angeles gay couple's home vandalized in apparent hate crime

Police investigate a house that was vandalized with anti-gay slurs.

A gay couple’ home was the scene of homophobic vandalism on Tuesday night, and police are investigating it as a hate crime.

The suburban home located in Van Nuys, California, was subject to broad vandalism which included the spray painting of homophobic slurs, bleach poured on the carpets and broken pipes.

Organizer says you can effectively protest Inauguration Day from your computer

Online protest hopes to shut down White House website on inauguration day.

Americans will be mobilizing in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 20 to protest incoming Commander-and-Chief Donald Trump, but one man wants to make it easy for protestors who cannot make the pilgrimage to show their disapproval from the comfort of their home.

Final Shamu Sea World show this Sunday

Final orca stadium show for Sea World San Diego on January 8.

For almost 60 years Sea World has been using their orcas for live shows at the San Diego theme park. On Sunday, January, 8, that will come to an end as they retire their five-year-old run of One Ocean for good.

President Obama teases farewell speech with LGBT gratitude

The President and first Lady will return to Chicago on Jan. 10.

President Obama is preparing his farewell speech to be given in Chicago on Tuesday, January 10.

The Democrat will step down as president of the United States, and hand over the reigns to Republican businessman and reality television star Donald Trump.

Diners get surcharge added to bill due to minimum wage hike in San Diego

Some San Diego restaurants are adding a little more to your bill to help offset new minimum wage requirements.

The minimum wage for San Diego employees was officially raised to $11.50 on Sunday, January 1, and some local restaurants are adding a surcharge to your bill to help offset the cost.

This is the second wage hike in six months and restaurateurs are a little concerned about how to accommodate the extra dollar per hour to employees when they claim to already have thin profit margins.

SDGLN's top local news stories of 2016

The end-of-the-year wrap up of local stories in 2016.

The year 2016 was one like no other. It was unpredictable, and filled with ups and downs. Locally, the news was just unpredictable. Check out our top local news stories of 2016 below.

Man in Pride loincloth suit found dead in Hillcrest apartment

Will X. Walters was found dead in his Hillcrest apartment on Wednesday, December 28.

Will X. Walters of the now infamous San Diego Pride loincloth case was found dead in his apartment Wednesday apparently having taken his own life, reports police.

Walters you may remember was arrested on a public nudity charge in 2011. He later unsuccessfully sued the San Diego Police Department (SDPD); the verdict being handed down by a federal jury on December 13, 2016. 

Another minimum wage increase for San Diego on Jan. 1

New minimum wage increase for San Diego employees to take effect of Jan. 1, 2017.

It’s been a tumultuous few years for San Diego businesses who scrambled in July to figure out how they would increase the minimum wage for their employees after the public voted for an hourly increase this past June.