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City leaders unveil Balboa Park Centennial plans

SAN DIEGO, California -- Plans for the highly anticipated Balboa Park Centennial Celebration appear to be back on track.

After months of controversy and confusion following the disbandment of the Balboa Park Centennial, Inc., a nonprofit previously responsible for planning the yearlong celebration, city leaders gathered in mid-October to outline a plan for the upcoming series of park events and improvements.

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San Diego AIDS/LifeCycle Team bikes to best year ever

SAN DIEGO, California -- Many people in the LGBT community are more than familiar with the San Diego AIDS LifeCycle Team and the ride that is done every year to raise money for AIDS research.

Carin Scheinin and Doug Hobson, Training Ride Leaders, are on the team and have spent many years riding and volunteering their time to make San Diego AIDS LifeCycle what it is today.

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Stonewall Citizen's Patrol adds additional safety to the streets

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Stonewall Citizen’s Patrol is an organization created to watch over the San Diego neighborhoods of Hillcrest, North Park, and University Heights. Those who are a part of the group volunteer their time and receive their training from the San Diego Police Department.

Nestor Lopez, director of recruiting and outreach, points out a few things the organization focuses on.

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Uptown's parking czar explains it all

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Uptown Parking District is trying to keep up with the parking demands in San Diego's urban neighborhoods of Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills and Five Points/International Restaurant Row. Officials are accomplishing that by taking a portion of parking meter revenue and then putting it back into the community.

Hillcrest gets the largest percentage of these funds because parking in this community is the district's biggest challenge.

San Diego: Mandatory water-use restrictions begin Nov. 1

SAN DIEGO, California – The City Council voted Monday to enact a Drought Alert status, the second phase of citywide conservation that calls for mandatory water use restrictions to begin Nov. 1 in response to the severe drought conditions statewide.

“Working together as a community, San Diego has done a tremendous job in the past in responding to the call for water conservation,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “For that, we say thank you, and now we must ask for your continued help as we face the uncertainty of future rainfall and water supplies at critical levels.”

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On a main drag in San Diego, Lips turns 15

SAN DIEGO, California -- The neon kiss that lights up historic El Cajon Boulevard at night is a monument to a drag entertainment institution that is 15 years in the making. Lips San Diego has an affectionate presence on the outside and the inside, and that is what makes its history and creation so important.

Lips, which also has locations in New York, Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta, is not only an essential destination for San Diego drag entertainment, but its existence has improved the quality of life in North Park and the lives of the people who work there.

DA: No charges for sexual harassment or break-in at DeMaio campaign office

SAN DIEGO, California -- The District Attorney's Office announced today that it would not be filing any charges at this time in two cases that have swirled around congressional candidate Carl DeMaio's campaign.

SDGLN Poll: Readers reveal the biggest threat to humanity

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll share their opinion of which is the biggest threat to humanity: ISIS, Ebola or HIV/AIDS.

Our poll question was: Which is a greater threat to humanity?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 55% of readers believe that ISIS is the greater threat, 23% say HIV/AIDS and 21% say Ebola.

The new SDGLN Poll question asks readers: Halloween has been called America's gay holiday. Do you agree?





Scott Peters' camp admits getting Carl DeMaio's campaign playbook after break-in

SAN DIEGO, California -- The race for 52nd Congressional District took a bizarre turn today with the blockbuster news that Rep. Scott Peters' campaign manager received a copy of Carl DeMaio's campaign plan not long after DeMaio's office was burglarized.

The explosive news came during Friday's taping of NBC 7's "Politically Speaking" political show that will be broadcast Sunday morning. The revelation was televised on Friday morning during NBC 7's 11 am news report.

HBA hold elections for board of directors, executive positions

SAN DIEGO, California – The Hillcrest Business Association re-elected five board members at its annual meeting Tuesday night, and three of its four officers were also retained for another year.

The annual meeting and elections took place at Snooze an AM Eatery and was attended by HBA members, city dignitaries and community members. The election filled eight two-year vacancies for terms expiring October 2016 and the completion of two partial terms expiring October 2015.

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