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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!

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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.

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.

LISTEN: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus's tribute to local politics in "San Diego Carol"

SAN DIEGO -- At its recent holiday concerts, "The Nutcracker (Men in Tights!)," the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus (SDGMC) premiered an original piece about local politics called "San Diego Carol."

The fun song pokes at the recent political scandals that led openly gay City Council president Todd Gloria to become interim mayor until a new mayor is elected in February.

In the piece, Gloria's name is sung to the tune of the chorus of "Angels We Have Heard on High."

New tram service begins in Balboa Park

SAN DIEGO -- On Dec. 9, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria welcomed a fleet of three brand-new trams that have since begun shuttling passengers across Balboa Park free of charge. The trams come after former mayor Bob Filner’s removal of parking in the Plaza de Panama earlier this year, among several moves geared toward creating a more pedestrian-friendly Balboa Park.

Free parking at Central Library will be extended to 2 hours

SAN DIEGO -- Free parking at the downtown San Diego Central Library will be extended from one hour to two hours with the new year, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said Thursday.

Parking had been free for the first two months after the library opened in September. Since then, the city allowed one free hour, then $1.25 every 20 minutes.

Gloria said at his weekly news briefing that it appears most people who park at libraries citywide do so for about an hour. Starting Jan. 2, downtown library patrons will get two free hours before being charged, he said.

New Central Library now charging for parking | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO - Taxpayers shelled out some of the $185 million to open the new Central Library in downtown San Diego. It is free to get in, but parking will cost you $1.25 every 20 minutes and patrons tell Team 10 that is just too much money.

Graduate student Emily Nichols could not wait for the new 500,000-square foot, state-of-the-art library to open.

"It's beautiful. It's quiet. It's the perfect place to study," said Nichols.

She will not be back that often after realizing just how much parking will cost her.

Todd Gloria to host community coffee at The Center

SAN DIEGO -- Interim Mayor Todd Gloria will host a community on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 am at The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Gloria, who also serves as the City Council president representing District 3, will speak to attendees about issues of concern within the district and citywide. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Gloria.

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