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Video of San Diego Pride 2015 is a testament to victory through difficulty

San Diego Pride 2015 was an event to remember. Strong winds and torrential downpours from the tail end of Hurricane Delores were just a part of the scenery as floats and contingents made their way down the rain-soaked parade route.

But the community was far from discouraged by the weather.

Taking the challenge head-on, organizers and participants worked together though bolts of lightning, crashing thunder and sheets of heavy rain.

Our own Johnathan Hale, publisher of SDPIX and SDGLN was in the thick of the storm, but was determined to see the rainbow through the thundershowers.

Premiere Party for Top2Bottom show tonight at Flicks

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San Diego, CA (Hillcrest): On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the producers, co-hosts and special contributors of the Top2Bottom Show, a new gay talk show, are hosting a premiere party at Flicks (1017 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103) from 7pm to 9 pm.

San Diego to spend $163M on stoplight timing

SAN DIEGO — Aiming to fight worsening traffic congestion on San Diego’s roads, city officials have created a $163 million master plan to install modern stoplight timing systems and other advanced technologies that combat gridlock.

The master plan, the first of its kind in city history, comes as many neighborhoods are bracing for more dense developments to absorb the region’s growing population.

"Imagine" concert raises money, spirits for transgender children

If you attended this year’s San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) summer Imagine concert, you probably noticed that Rady’s Children’s Hospital-San Diego Gender Management (GeM) was also there.

Its presence was to bring awareness to the GeM clinic at Rady’s for transgender children who are in the process of changing their lives.

Concert goers were very generous and opened their hearts and wallets to donate over $1000 in toys and supplies, which will help the program further their care in providing support to families and kids.

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San Diego organization receives a "hate cake" from anti-LGBT bakers, here's what they plan to do with it

Former “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” owners sent out personalized cakes to ten LGBT organizations this morning with this message in white icing, ““We do really love you” The question is what will become of the baked concoctions? One organization is hoping to use it to address more pressing issues.

The private Oregon baking company refused to bake a cake for lesbian couple Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer in 2013, and were recently fined $135,000 for violating discrimination laws.

Carbon monoxide alarm prompts evacuations at Hillcrest building, Trader Joe's

A busy commercial building in Hillcrest – including a Trader Joe’s grocery store – was evacuated Friday morning after a carbon monoxide alarm sounded off, officials said.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) officials evacuated the building in the 1000 block of University Avenue around 9 a.m. When crews tested the area for carbon monoxide, the results came back positive, the SDFD confirmed.

Officials said people in the building were evacuated as a precaution, though no injuries were reported.

Man found shot to death near Balboa Park

SAN DIEGO - A 44-year-old man suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body was found dead near the Morley Field Veledrome area of Balboa Park early Sunday morning, according to San Diego police.

Police received a call around 7:08 a.m. of a man down in Balboa Park.

When officers arrived they found the man had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Unique bar in Hillcrest offers over 150 board games while you eat, drink

It is no secret that there is plenty to do in Hillcrest. From eating at the vast array of culinary establishments to dancing the night away, decisions on how to get the most fun out of your nightlife can be a daunting task.

Tabletop Commons wants to help make that decision a little less frenetic by offering a more relaxing option. The bar and restaurant is unique in that it offers its guests the family tradition of playing board games while socializing with friends and relatives.

Buyer of Pernicano’s property in Hillcrest still hasn’t closed deal

SAN DIEGO, California -- The best-kept secret in Hillcrest this summer is the name of the buyer of the long-vacant Pernicano’s property, who as of Aug. 13 still hasn’t closed escrow.

But at two public meetings over the past two weeks, a 40-year veteran of the homebuilding industry has emerged as the public face for the Pernicano family.

Transforming University Avenue in North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- University Avenue through North is about to change dramatically now that the City Council has given the green light to transform the busy east-west thoroughfare into a street that will be friendlier to cars, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The construction work — expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2017 — will stretch from Florida Street on the west end to Boundary Street on the east side, just before the Interstate 805 overpass.