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San Diego promotes Waste No Water Wednesdays

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Water Conservation Team at the city of San Diego hopes to reduce local water use by capitalizing on the viral nature of social media.

The team encourages all San Diegans to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online platforms to spread awareness of the need for water conservation by sharing water-saving tips and using the hashtag #WNWwednesday, every Wednesday.

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Reese Witherspoon’s "Wild" to kick off San Diego Film Festival

SAN DIEGO, California – The 2014 San Diego Film Festival will launch on Sept. 24-28, with award-winning independent films, filmmakers, actors, panels and parties.

Reese Witherspoon's "Wild" will open the festival on Sept. 24, while Hilary Swank's "You're Not You" co-starring Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel will close the festival. Duhamel will definitely appear at the festival. Other celebs confirmed include Michelle Monaghan, Richard Dreyfuss, Alison Pill, Tom Berrenger and Alan Arkin.

Matt Alber: "My songs have never been written from the closet”

Matt Alber is a man made of music. His devotion to sound started at an early age and would eventually propel him into the music industry with his own unique style. Wanting to express his own feelings of love, the singer/songwriter gave his talent to a community that was eager to embrace it.

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SDGLN exclusive: Accuser in HIV-infection case speaks out for the first time

SAN DIEGO, California — In an exclusive interview with San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (, the original accuser in a case alleging that Thomas Guerra intentionally infected him with HIV has come forward for his first on-the-record interview. In it, he sheds light on the facts of the case and gives media covering the story a much-deserved reprimand.

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Commentary: Who's telling the truth at LGBT Weekly?

SAN DIEGO, California -- A casual reader of LGBT Weekly this week would get two starkly contrasting views on congressional candidate Carl DeMaio.

Publisher Stampp Corbin portends to climb into "DeMaio's political mind" and concocts a fantasy of a candidate who would do anything to "win at any cost." Corbin makes some outrageous allegations against DeMaio, none of which are sourced or referenced or proven by the facts.

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Kristin Beck truly is "Lady Valor" and a transgender heroine

SAN DIEGO, California – A former Navy SEAL who spent many years based in San Diego, and who came out as a transgender woman two years after retiring from the military in 2011, is the subject of a compelling documentary, “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story.”

The CNN documentary has been playing the film festival circuit and will be shown Wednesday night, Aug. 20, at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas as part of FilmOut San Diego’s monthly screenings. The documentary will have its television premiere on CNN in September.

Woman attacked, mugged in University Heights

SAN DIEGO, California -- Police are searching for a man who violently mugged a woman in University Heights early Tuesday morning.

The attack occurred before 2:15 am in the 4300 block of Mississippi Street. San Diego police say the suspect struck the woman and took her property before fleeing.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics, but did not require hospitalization.

Read the full story on 10News HERE.

Gay For Good seeking volunteers for August community service project

SAN DIEGO, California -- The local chapter of Gay for Good is seeking volunteers to assist at a water station during the America's Finest City Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Volunteers will need to be available to participate starting at 6:45 am, and will help set-up, pass out water, gather discarded cups, and cheer on runners. Gay for Good is teaming up with Front Runners & Walkers San Diego for this project.

Everyone who volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, coffee and snacks.

North Park residents asked to look out for each other after recent attacks

SAN DIEGO, California -- Residents of San Diego's neighborhoods of eastern North Park, western City Heights and southern Normal Heights are being asked by police and city officials to "Be Safe. Be Vigilant. Be a Good Neighbor" after a rash of late-night attacks on women.

At least five women have been attacked, and three of those crimes have occurred on Lincoln Street just west of 30th Street in North Park, a trendy neighborhood that has received national attention for its "hip" nightlife and restaurant scene.

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus reaches out to area youth

SAN DIEGO, California -- Outside of the Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) across the asphalt parking lot, San Diego Gay Men's Chorus (SDGMC) president Bob Lehman is greeted with cheers of “Madonna, Madonna!” Two teen boys shout their approval as Lehman carries in one hand the telltale hot-pink poster announcing SDGMC's "LUV Madonna" show and, in the other, a stack of free tickets.

“I guess that answered the question of whether kids still love Madonna,” Lehman said, laughing. “Obviously, Madonna has entered into that rare stratosphere of a gay icon.”