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Local drag stars celebrated in new SDPIX layout

The local drag celebrities are featured in the SDPIX November issue.

One of the great things about RuPaul’s Drag Race, when it premiered in 2009, was that it put drag on the mainstream map. But that cartography couldn't have happened without the stars of local venues across the country, and San Diego celebrates a few notable ones of its own this month. 

Hillcrest assault victim recovering at Scripps-Mercy Hospital

Richard Jackle is recovering from injuries sustained from an assault in Hillcrest last month.

Although details of what exactly happened on October 14 in Hillcrest are not yet clear, one man is recovering in the hospital after he claims he was attacked on Robinson Avenue near Jamba Juice that afternoon.

Hillcrest smoke shop raided for synthetic drug spice

The Godfather Smoke Shop was raided for synthetic drugs, one arrested

A clerk at the Godfather Smoke Shop in Hillcrest is under arrest today, he is suspected of possessing a third of a pound of the synthetic drug called spice and nearly $5,000 cash.

Downtown residents were alerted to man who made mass-shooting threats

Police say a man threatened to perform a mass shooting atop downtown's Emerald Towers.

Downtown San Diegians living in the Emerald Plaza got a warning from their management team this week about a possible threat from a man who police say they were investigating in conjunction with threats of a mass shooting.

Hillcrest coffee shop owner wants Dreamers as staff

Hillcrest coffeeshop owner says he wants to hire Dreamers.

Immigration Attorney and recent Hillcrest business owner, Jacob Sapochnick opened a new coffee shop called The Kouch in April, but that's not all, he says he wants to staff his business with Dreamers.

Mission Valley religious resort approved by City Council

The first step in making San Diego a religious tourism destination is in place this week. The San Diego City Council approved the $131 million Legacy International Project.

This theme park of sorts was proposed by televangelist Morris Cerullo to the City Council last month, but nothing could move forward until some concerns were addressed by the development team.

Pedestrian killed on SR-163 near Hillcrest

SR-163 south at Robinson near Hillcrest.

A person was killed on Saturday morning after he was struck on Southbound State Route 163  north of Robinson Avenue, according to CBS 8.

The Califonia Highway Patrol said at about 5:30 am a man was struck by multiple vehicles as he was crossing SR-163.