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Hey, San Diego, spend two nights with Miss Gay Golden State USofA

SAN DIEGO -- USofA Pageants will host back-to-back performances in San Diego this coming weekend, featuring some of the finest drag queens and female impersonators, starting with a revue show followed by the Miss Gay Golden State USofA pageant.

At Bourbon Street San Diego on Saturday, March 15, USofA Pageants will showcase some of the best in the art of female impersonation, including Ladonna Monroe, Justice Counce, Kalil Valentino and Miss Gay Texas USofA Jenna Skyy.

Comedian Chet Sewell headlines GLSEN's comedy fundraiser in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- GLSEN will be hosting a star-studded, comedy fundraiser at Diversionary Theatre on Sunday, March 9.

Every single dollar of proceeds will go to area high school Gay-Straight Alliances, GLSEN San Diego's Jump-Start Youth Leadership Team, training for teachers and staff on creating safe schools for all students, and providing schools with inclusive curriculum.

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Hypnotist Dominick DeCarlo is mezmerizing at the Welk | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- Dominick DeCarlo’s story is one of being in the right place at the right time – on more than a few occasions. Through twists of what can only be called fate, DeCarlo found recognition as the creator and star of the HYPNOVIDEO™ show, which is playing San Diego through April 23.

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Meet Solomon: musician, artist, genre-bender | VIDEO

On his EP Le Garçon, San Diego-born hip hop artist Solomon redefines the overused phrase "genre-bending" by experimenting with a number of diverse styles of words and sound, masterfully weaving them into a coherent, 11-track musical experience.

Le Garçon finds him deftly switching between song and poem, love and anger, sex and isolation — while still exuding the finesse of an artist who has found his voice.

San Diego mayor's race: Kevin Faulconer holds late lead over David Alvarez

SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Faulconer on Tuesday night took a commanding lead in the race for mayor, as early unofficial results were announced.

Faulconer, a moderate Republican who is credited with helping to negotiate the Aug. 30, 2013 resignation of scandal-ridden Bob Filner, built a sizable advantage over Democrat David Alvarez after the mail-in ballot totals were released. Mail-in ballots traditionally favor Republicans, and Faulconer held a larger-than-expected 56% to 44% edge over Alvarez after those totals were announced shortly after the polls closed at 8 pm.

New park designed for adults opens in City Heights | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- A new mini-park opened today in City Heights — a neighborhood where green space and recreation areas are in short supply.

The 5,300-square-foot park is located on 43rd Street near University Avenue, and is designed specifically for adults and seniors. The park primarily is open space, with plenty of benches and some artwork. The park features a giant mural of photos taken over the course of the 10 years it took to build the park.

Sculpture artist Wendell Kling was commissioned to create colorful art along the park's fencing.

Friday night Happy Hour experience launches Friday along Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO -- Babycakes San Diego will become the new hotspot to kick off the weekend in Hillcrest with "Fridays on Fifth."

Fridays on Fifth launches this Friday and will be the "go to" Happy Hour form 4-9 pm each week. Babycakes and neighboring businesses on Fifth Avenue have teamed up to create a Friday evening experience that will include specials and discounts at restaurants, bars, retail stores, and beauty storefronts all along the street from Brookes Avenue to Washington Street.

TONIGHT: I-Mayor Todd Gloria to present State of the City address | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- Interim Mayor Todd Gloria will present the State of the City address tonight at 6 in the Balboa Theatre downtown.

All citizens are invited to attend the address, where Gloria is expected to outline the 2014 agenda for the City Council.

"Come and learn about the progress that we've made, and what more we can do together in the year ahead," Gloria said in a video invitation.

Why it doesn't get cold in San Diego!

SAN DIEGO -- When we say the weather has turned cold in San Diego, that usually means one thing: It's time to put on a sweater. Or maybe just a decent Chargers T-shirt. It's relative. The city rarely gets genuinely cold. And it never experiences the sort of life threatening lows that currently afflict much of the country.

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Heart & Soul: What would Jesus do about a cross on public land?

You might have seen or heard the news last week about U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns ordering that the cross on Mount Soledad in San Diego must be removed because it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

This not the last word, because the Mount Soledad Memorial Association plans to appeal the ruling, so the cross will stay during the appeal process.

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