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North Park residents asked to look out for each other after recent attacks

SAN DIEGO, California -- Residents of San Diego's neighborhoods of eastern North Park, western City Heights and southern Normal Heights are being asked by police and city officials to "Be Safe. Be Vigilant. Be a Good Neighbor" after a rash of late-night attacks on women.

At least five women have been attacked, and three of those crimes have occurred on Lincoln Street just west of 30th Street in North Park, a trendy neighborhood that has received national attention for its "hip" nightlife and restaurant scene.

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Statuesque, stunning, hilarious: Ladies and gents, Dana Goldberg

SAN DIEGO, California -- It has been said that Dana Goldberg was raised by a wild pack of Jews, referring to her family and siblings, of course. Her comedy has been called “smart, edgy and playful” and she will be bringing her brand of comedy to Martini’s Above Fourth on Thursday, July 31.

This is not her first appearance in San Diego, nor is it her first time performing at Martini’s. Her last appearance at Martini’s was a trip to remember for Goldberg.

San Diego LGBT leaders to test electric vehicles at green event

SAN DIEGO, California -- More than 100 local LGBT leaders are expected to attend a "green event" today to celebrate a growing marketplace for electric vehicles (EV).

CalETC, in conjunction with the Greater San Diego Business Association, Equality Professionals Network and CleanTECH San Diego, is hosting a VIP “Drive Your Values” event for San Diego's LGBT business and community leaders to raise awareness about the numerous health and economic benefits of the EV marketplace.

Comic-Con tackles transgender issues

Well done, Comic-Con!

At this year's popular comic book convention in San Diego, organizers have orchestrated a panel focusing specifically on transgender issues. Called “Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture," this panel is reportedly the first of its kind as it will consist solely of panelists that identify as transgender.

UPDATED! Faulconer, Gloria play superheroes at Comic-Con presser

SAN DIEGO, California -- Ah, the perks of high office.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria will make a spectacular entrance Thursday morning to kick off the annual San Diego Comic-Con International.

Faulconer and Gloria will swoop into the presser via a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-high zipline in the Gotham Interactive Fan Zone constructed at Bayfront Park adjacent to the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. in San Diego.

Horton Plaza park gets third thumbs-up

SAN DIEGO, California -- Horton Plaza park's $17.7 million expansion is headed for state approval, following Monday's final local review.

The multiagency redevelopment oversight board unanimously approved the budget, ratifying what the Civic San Diego board and City Council had previously acted on.

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“This One Girl’s Story” to get staged reading at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California – “This One Girl’s Story,” inspired by the 2003 anti-gay hate crime slaying of 15-year-old Sakia Gunn, will get a staged reading next month in Hillcrest.

The performance will begin at 7 pm Friday, Aug. 1 at The Center, 3909 Center St. in San Diego. Although admission is free, donations are suggested.

Hale Media takes a holiday today

SAN DIEGO, California -- Hale Media Publisher Johnathan Hale has declared Monday a "Hale Media holiday" for the staff of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, SD PIX magazine, and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender News Network.

This is in response to the long week of San Diego Pride put in by the staff of SDGLN, SD PIX and GLBT News Network.

As a result, we will not be publishing live today, but will be keeping an eye on all the breaking news that might affect the LGBT community worldwide.

That means we feel compelled to report this!

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California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins reflects on San Diego Pride

(Editor's note: Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the California Assembly and a Democrat from San Diego, wrote this article for San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. She will be the Grand Marshal for the San Diego Pride parade on Saturday.)

Happy Pride everyone! I know America’s Finest City will be out in force and standing tall this weekend, and I am thrilled to have been selected to serve as the Grand Marshal for the Pride Parade.

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San Diego Pride is here!

SAN DIEGO, California -- Pride is certainly in the air around town, and the community appears ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride. While the official events produced by the San Diego Pride organization begin tomorrow evening, the week has already been full of mixers, celebrations, and arts and culture events in celebration of the community’s past, present and future.

This year's theme is "Reflections of Pride."

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