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Public to Prioritize Services for City Budget

Attendees will be asked to rank their top City service priorities for funding, offer perspective on potential service reductions and weigh in on the topic of additional revenues.

Controversial Rastafarian Musician Buju Banton to Perform at the Belly Up Tavern

Syd Stevens, a long time San Diegan, webmaster and national activist, was incensed one bright, fall day this past September. That is the day he learned a new video version of Buju Banton’s extremely controversial anti-gay reggae/dancehall rant Boom Bye Bye had been rereleased under the guise of a compilation DVD called Camp Fire 2007.

Council Votes to Keep Winter Homeless Shelter Downtown

Speakers from several areas of the City turned out to oppose the imposition of a winter homeless shelter being located in their neighborhood. In the end, the City Council voted to keep the shelter downtown, near social and medical services.

President Obama Nominates First Openly Lesbian U.S. Marshal

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –President Obama nominated openly lesbian Sharon Lubinski yesterday for U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. Lubinski is the Assistant Chief of Police at the Minneapolis Police Department, where she has served for 20 years. If confirmed, she would be the first openly gay person to wear the badge.

Newsom for California Launches First Spot in Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Newsom for California yesterday launched the first spot of the Democratic gubernatorial primary, a 60-second online ad calling for a fresh start for the state. The ad urges a constitutional convention to reform California's government, and will be followed by an online policy "wiki" that incorporates the input of voters and an online organizing drive.