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New initiative aims to stop HIV infections in San Diego County

A new HIV case is diagnosed in the region every 18 hours.

The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an initiative to get the number of new HIV infections in San Diego to zero. With the vote, the Board directed the County Health and Human Services Agency to begin implementing the Getting to Zero initiative and put an end to the epidemic in the region.

Follow up on the Hillcrest Town Council's homelessness forum held in May

On May 10, 2016, the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) held a forum to discuss homelessness in the neighborhood. The panel included Officer Ricardo Pinon of the San Diego Police Department, Jennifer Buck of Think Dignity, Brandon Smith of the Alpha Project, Benjamin Nichols of the Hillcrest Business Association, and licensed clinical social worker Karina Vesco.

Free lifts from Uber all weekend in Hillcrest and around San Diego

Uber offers free rides in and around Hillcrest this weekend.

The company says they join the community, the world in their shock and sadness at the recent murders in Orlando, and want to give back by offering free service to important landmarks in the neighborhood.  

According to the website, getting your free credit is simple:

How 'they' got so lucky with that body

Grant Foreman

There’s a risk when I’m honest with people about the process that’s involved with making permanent changes to one’s physique. At the onset of a new training program, or diet change, the motivation is strong. Most are open to the idea that it’s going to take real work over an extended period of time.

Residents generally happy with bus, trolley service

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board recently voted unanimously to approve $108 million for the fiscal year 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), welcome news to several Uptown residents who depend on the regional bus and trolley system.

The local residents largely echo a random sampling by the MTS that showed San Diegans are generally pleased with the agency’s work.

Public asked to use emergency rooms only in true emergencies

In an effort to reduce congestion at local hospital emergency rooms, regional health care leaders urged the public on Friday to use emergency rooms only in actual medical emergencies and provided recommendations for individuals on managing their health care to avoid ER overuse.

March birthday? Celebrate at Babycakes on Saturday night!

This birthday party for adults includes a hosted vodka bar from 9-10 pm, free cupcakes, giveaways, party favors, drinks specials and free birthday "spankins" for anyone whose birthday falls in the month of March.

Dining Out For Life 2016 set for April 28

Dining Out For Life® is designed to fill some of San Diego’s best restaurants and bars – which have generously agreed to donate 25-100 percent of their food and liquor sales on that day – all in support of HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The Center.

Back Out With Benny: To be 'young and gay'

I remember every time I met a new, attractive guy my age, there were instant butterflies in my stomach as we went on dates and explored this “new” gay world together. I remember going to movies with dates and the nerves filled my body as I decided whether or not to hold their hand and our hands kept “bumping” into each other.