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'American Pickers' in San Diego, looking for your stuff

The popular History Channel show “American Pickers” is headed to San Diego and they want to know what hidden treasures you have stockpiled in or around your house.

The network contacted San Diego Gay and Lesbian News in hopes to get the word out to local people who may have items of interest for the show’s hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz to gander through and possibly bid upon.

Wolfe and Fritz are ready to start their ninth season of traveling the country searching for antiques and collectibles.

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Now Hiring: Physical Amazon bookstore in La Jolla

The online retail mega-giant Amazon is looking to put a physical bookstore called “Amazon Books” in La Jolla, and they are currently taking applications for Sales Associates, Managers, and Assistant Managers.

This new venture by Amazon is only in the development process and information is non-existent as far as the store’s opening date and where it will be located in San Diego.

A Lestat's Coffee House may be opening in Hillcrest owner says

Rumors are abounding that the highly popular Coffee House Lestat’s is going to be opening a location in Hillcrest. The proposed spot would replace the now defunct Lava Sushi at 1045 University Avenue.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News reached out to owners John Husler and Jamie Gerkowski and asked if the rumors were true.

Husler said yes, he would like to move into that location but he is only in the negotiation process, and that more information will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Hustler and Gerkowski are currently in New Orleans celebrating their Anniversary.

'Creepy' guy in Hillcrest, peering in windows, following people

HILLCREST, San Diego - An apparent transient has Hillcrest and Mission Hills residents “creeped” out.

The man, only identified in a cellphone video, has been reported to be peering through windows and following people on the street, ABC 10 reports.

Anxious citizen Sheryl Smith reported her concerns to police, who say they know who the man is, and he does have an “extensive criminal history,” but can do nothing about it because no laws have been broken.

Here's how downtown San Diego may look very soon

If you have lived in San Diego for more than 10 years, then you have seen the city and its skyline change drastically.

The Gaslamp district has been completely renovated, Little Italy has become more than just a blip on Interstate 5, and Mission Hills is home once again to some fine eateries.

Downtown has become a modern metropolis with a brand new library and several new buildings added to the grid.

This is only the beginning.

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Giant Christian theme park proposed just five miles from Hillcrest

A Christian televangelist wants to build a religious theme park at the entrance of Mission Valley, and it has UCSD and The Hillcrest Town Council concerned.

At their meeting on Tuesday, January 12, the Council agreed to send a letter of opposition to the Mission Valley Planning Group (MVPG).

New restaurant 'Spitz' in Hillcrest

A new restaurant had its soft opening this week. Los Angeles eatery Spitz has moved into Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest reports the San Diego Eater . The official grand opening party will be held on Saturday, January 30.

This fun little Mediterranean inspired restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday.

Inside the Filner office during scandal; book tells-all

A new memoir from Bob Filner’s Chief of Staff will reveal a lot about what allegedly happened during her nine month stint as his legal affairs advisor.

Lee Burdick was working for Filner when his press secretary, Irene McCormack Jackson, sued the Democrat on accusations of sexual harassment.

Filner resigned describing the controversy as having a “lynch mob mentality.”

HBA Quarterly Open House and Mixer to be held on Jan. 28

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) is having their quarterly "Open House and Mixer" on Thursday, January 28th. All HBA members are welcome to attend.

The gathering is being held at the Vom Fass Hillcrest gourmet grocery store located at, 1050 University Avenue from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Those members of the association who wish to get more involved in the community should come and visit the many booths being set up to assist with any questions or concerns regarding the neighborhood.

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Brian Alvarado wins Military Spouse of Naval Base Coronado 2016!

Brian Alvarado wears a t-shirt to his San Diego gym which reads, “Proud Navy Husband.”

This particular piece of clothing may get him stared at or even made fun of, but that doesn’t bother him at all. The shirt is not only a symbol of his hard work at getting his body in shape, but it is also a symbol of the strength and dedication to his marriage.

Alvarado is a military spouse, a gay one, and that carries with it an added trepidation in a situation that can already be uncertain.