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Retro arcade exhibit opens in San Diego, no quarters needed

The Fleet Science Center is located at 1875 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Remember when video arcades dominated the globe and children and adults everywhere ditched their responsibilities to spend their quarters in strip malls playing “Donkey Kong” “Asteroids” or “Centipede?”

Trans woman stabs man in Balboa Park, police report

Transgender female allegedly stabs male in Balboa Park according to police.

Police are on the lookout for a transgender female who stabbed a man in Balboa Park on Thursday, March 16 just before 7 pm. 

It happened underneath the Cabrillo Bridge on the 900 block of El Prado in the historic park.

Police tell San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, the 42-year-old male victim had a verbal argument with the assailant who he said was “transitioning to female."

Marston Point in Balboa Park, a part of San Diego's gay history

Marston Point is an important part of San Diego's LGBT history.

Marston Point in Balboa Park has a long and sordid LGBT history. It was there that many men sought the comfort of others in illegal sexual activities long before the age of Grindr, and Scruff.

The area, mostly cruised by men was a place to quench the carnal appetite during the 50’s and 60’s, a time when such desires may have landed you in jail, or worse.

Body found in Balboa Park early Monday morning

The victim was of unknown age who had massive injuries to the head.

Balboa Park was the scene of a police investigation early Monday morning after someone reported finding a dead body off Park Boulevard between Morley Field Drive and Zoo Place at approximately 2 am.

Park Boulevard was closed to traffic until just before 7 am.   

San Diego's Top Five Parks for working out

Grant Foreman, fitness and health expert for SDGLN

I don't need to sell you on the overall fantastic-ness of San Diego.

Either you're a transplant who chose to move here or, like me, you're a native that chose to stay. 

What I may need to help with though is reminding you to really take advantage of living in a city where people come to vacation. 

Bill Clinton will rally for Hillary at Balboa Park

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.

Former President Bill Clinton will be in San Diego on Wednesday, May 4, at 9 am.

The news comes from Hillary Clinton’s website which states her husband, the 42nd President of the United States, is coming to Balboa Park to discuss some of the aspects of his wife’s campaign.

Balboa Park rec centers widely opposed

The city’s long-range plans to build two modern recreation centers on the west mesa of Balboa Park along Sixth Avenue — to replace two decrepit facilities — is drawing fierce opposition from stakeholders including park preservationists, community groups and Bankers Hill residents.

How much water does Balboa Park actually use?

The Friends of Balboa Park, a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit, has dedicated a significant amount of effort in the last five years to not only improve how Balboa Park irrigates its many gardens, but how to better conserve and reuse that water.