Todd Gloria

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 City Council votes to increase minimum wage

SAN DIEGO, California -- On a strict party-line vote, the San Diego City Council has voted to raise the local minimum wage -- possibly setting up another fight with the business establishment.

The six Democrats on the council voted in favor, the three Republicans against.

The measure was opposed by Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the Chamber of Commerce, and the editorial page of the U-T San Diego newspaper.

Celebrate LGBT community's next generation of leaders at Sunday's YPC Academy Brunch

SAN DIEGO, California -- Tickets are available for The Center's YPC Academy Champagne Brunch, taking place this Sunday, June 29 from 11 am to 1 pm at Wang's North Park.

TONIGHT: Todd Gloria to address Hillcrest Town Council

SAN DIEGO -- City Council President Todd Gloria will give a presentation at 6:30 tonight at the next meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC).

Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Gloria about city issues, after hearing the council president give an update on District 3.

City receives $10 million donation for library in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO — A $10 million private donation may allow construction crews to break ground this winter on a long-awaited library branch serving Hillcrest and Mission Hills, San Diego city officials said Tuesday.

The gift, which consists of $5 million from the Hervey family and $5 million from an anonymous donor, covers nearly half the cost of the $20.3 million project. The city is providing the rest of the money, primarily from infrastructure bonds.

SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman to host forum tonight at The Center

SAN DIEGO -- Following last week's "Meet the Mayor" event, residents are invited to The San Diego LGBT Community Center tonight to meet new San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman. The event is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Zimmerman, who was promoted to Chief of Police on March 4, is a 31-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, and is the first woman to hold the post.

PFLAG San Diego student scholarship applications due Friday

SAN DIEGO -- The deadline for PFLAG San Diego's annual student scholarship is fast approaching. Applications are due Friday.

Each year, PFLAG San Diego and its collaborators provide thousands of dollars of scholarships to LGBT students pursuing higher education. Minimum scholarship amounts are $1,000, and there are multiple scholarship categories that students can apply for.

Update from Council President Todd Gloria: Staff changes, new police chief, food trucks and more!

Friends,

San Diego Unified School District proclaims Friday will be "Todd Gloria Day"

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education will celebrate Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, a Madison High School graduate, with a proclamation and a day in his honor.

Gloria was also among the first inductees into the district's Hall of Fame.

"Todd Gloria has made a significant impact on society by continuing to serve the community and making a positive difference in San Diego," the proclamation reads.

TONIGHT: The Old Globe to host mayoral talk on affordable housing

SAN DIEGO -- A housing crisis is the catalyst for the play "Bethany," which begins performances this week at The Old Globe Theatre.

And housing issues are at the heart of a special community forum the Globe will host at 6 pm tonight.

Panelists for “At Home in San Diego? The Question of Affordable Housing” will include Todd Gloria, San Diego's interim mayor; Susan Riggs, executive director of the San Diego Housing Federation; and Debbie Ruane, senior vice president of real estate for the San Diego Housing Commission.

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