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Hillcrest is curbing service dog frauds

Some people are abusing the service dog laws in San Diego causing some businesses to crack down.

Service dogs are always welcome into an establishment, it's the law. But some are abusing that privilege by bringing in their pets and calling them service dogs. 

This seems to be the case for several San Diego restaurants and they have had enough. 

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Cinco de Mayo in Hillcrest

Cinco de Mayo at Uptown Tavern

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. This Mexican holiday, popular both south and north of the border, falls on a Friday this year, hence promising to be quite lively indeed. 

That being the case, here’s a quick run-down of some of the festive fiestas happening here in Hillcrest: 

DJ Tristan Jaxx at Porto Vista Hotel for Cinco de Mayo

DJ Tristan Jaxx will be the special musical guest at Top of the Bay on Cinco de Mayo.

This Friday is Cinco de Mayo and there is no better place to have a fiesta that high atop one of the most beautiful hotels in San Diego.

The Porto Vista Hotel will have south of the border flair for its First Friday event this month. They're spicing things up especially for Cinco de Mayo.

Homophobic harassment on the rise in Hillcrest

Anti-gay threats are on the rise in Hillcrest according to some residents and employees.

Some in the Hillcrest community are concerned about the recent uptick in harassment aimed at LGBT businesses and patrons this month.

Employees and customers say they have had to deal with a multitude of cases involving individuals making homophobic cold calls, verbal abuse and dangerous pranks which seem to be targeted at gays throughout the primarily LGBT section of San Diego.

Mo's trivia champ donates winnings to help trans community

Paulo Batista (fourth from left) donates his trivia contest winnings to local trans charity.

One Hillcrest trivia buff has put his money where his knowledge is and donated his substantial winnings to support the San Diego trans community.  

Paulo Batista isn’t used to using his trivia answering skills in public, but when he won Mo’s Brain Vs. Brawn (BB) contest he had an idea; to donate that money to a good cause, one very close to his heart.

The spectacular 'Tantrums' was a night of over-the-top entertainment

Josh Ramirez as Helluva wins the crown for Tantrums and Tiaras 2017.

The Observatory North Park was standing room only on Sunday as the crowd waited for the six amateur drag contestants to make their debut on stage in “Tantrums & Tiaras Battle of the Bar Queens” 2017.

The night was full of energy and buzz and contestants and guests alike were anxious to see their favorite neighborhood bartenders dress up in frocks, padding and lacy frilly things.