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Tom Reise, unsung hero of San Diego's LGBT community

SAN DIEGO, California -- Some LGBT San Diegans might not know about Tom Reise, but after learning what he does for the community, one might wonder why they don’t.

Reise is a local philanthropist who as co-trustee of the estate of Dr. Fritz Klein helps fund many important LGBT programs in San Diego. From the arts to drug treatment, Reise's largesse benefits the community, but he seems happy to fly under the radar.

For sale: The heart of Hillcrest faces an unknown future

SAN DIEGO, California – Two prominent blocks in Hillcrest are up for sale to the highest bidders, and the purchasers will have the ability to transform the heart of the gayborhood.

In September, a 25,000-square-foot property that includes the shuttered Pernicano’s and Casa de Baffi restaurants went on sale for $12 million. The site is on the west side of Sixth Avenue between University and Robinson avenues.

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On 25th anniversary, "Longtime Companion" returns to the silver screen

SAN DIEGO, California – FilmOut San Diego will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Longtime Companion” with a special screening tomorrow, co-sponsored by Being Alive.

“Longtime Companion” will be shown at 7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Landmark Hillcrest.

SDGLN Poll: Will readers attend 25th anniversary screening of "Longtime Companion" at FilmOut?

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll answer whether they will attend FilmOut San Diego’s screening of “Longtime Companion” on Wednesday, Nov. 19. It’s been 25 years since the film premiered to great acclaim.

Our poll question was: Will you go to FilmOut screening of "Longtime Companion" on Nov. 19?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 44% of readers plan to attend the screening and 56% have other plans.

Man arrested for DUI after striking half-a-dozen cars in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO, California -- At least six parked cars were damaged just after midnight on Monday by a man who has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.

The trail of destruction apparently began on University Avenue in Hillcrest, when two woman called 911 to report that their car was struck by a man driving a red Lincoln. The women were able to follow the man's car as the red Lincoln crashed into at least five more cars before it lost a wheel and finally stopped in the 1500 block of Robinson Avenue.

Police arrested the man on the scene after he apparently failed a sobriety check.

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Reaching for the "Pie in the Sky"

SAN DIEGO, California -- Charles "Chad" Hutchison really likes pie. He especially likes pie during the holidays, and he makes it his goal every year to make sure everyone else does too.

At this time of the year, Hutchison gets involved with Mama’s Kitchen's annual “Pie in the Sky” event that encourages San Diegans to buy pies for their Thanksgiving table while helping put food on the tables of people with cancer, HIV or AIDS. One $25 pie sold equals eight meals for people immobilized by illness.

Fire damages Spin Nightclub

SAN DIEGO, California -- A nightclub located near San Diego International Airport suffered thousands of dollars in damage not from fire but from the water that was activated to put out that fire, officials said.

A refrigerator in the roof area of Spin on Hancock Street caught fire around 3:30 am, set off the alarm and the building’s sprinkler system.

The water sprinklers contained the fire from the rest of the three-story building, fire officials said.

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Oscar worthy? "The Way He Looks," a gay coming-of-age story

"The Way He Looks" is one of those feel-good films that will warm your heart and linger with you long after the viewing.

The inspiring film, written and directed by Daniel Ribeiro, opens today at Landmark's Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave. in Kensington. This will be the exclusive showing in San Diego for the Brazilian film that is told in Portuguese with English subtitles.

DeMaio accuser arrested, suspected of pushing mom

SAN DIEGO, California -- The former campaign staffer who brought sexual harassment accusations against congressional candidate Carl DeMaio has been arrested after a suspected confrontation with his mother, according to San Diego police.

Todd Bosnich, 29, was processed at the San Diego Central Jail and put up bail Tuesday for an incident on Nov. 7.

SDPD Lt. Mayer says during an argument with his mother, Bosnich allegedly pushed her, threw a drinking glass at her and disabled her phone.

SDGLN Poll: Will the Affordable Care Act renewals go smoothly this year?

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll are split down the middle on whether the Affordable Care Act renewals will go smoothly this year.

Our poll question was: Will the Affordable Care Act renewals go smoothly this year?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 50% of readers think that renewals will go smoothly and 50% don't.

The new SDGLN Poll question asks readers: Will you go to FilmOut screening of "Longtime Companion" on Nov. 19?


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