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Man dies after e-scooter crash downtown

A man not wearing a helmet died as a result of injuries he sustained from an e-scooter crash.

A man who crashed while riding an electric scooter downtown has died in the hospital this past Friday. Police say that this is the first documented death as a result of dockless scooter usage. 

Christopher Conti, 53, was riding the machine on the sidewalk of 10th Avenue last Wednesday night. 

Melissa Etheridge headlining at San Diego Pride 2019

Melissa Etheridge headlining at San Diego Pride 2019

Every year San Diego Pride gets A-list talent to headline at the music festival. This year is no different as Melissa Etheridge is taking the stage to help celebrate Pride with America's Finest City. 

The iconic Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter will headline and close out the 2019 Pride Festival on Sunday, July 14. 

Normal Street Promenade project approved, can finally move forward

Normal Street Promenade in Hillcrest approved by Uptown Planners.

Even though SANDAG and The City of San Diego had already approved the Normal Street Promenade in Hillcrest, the project's future was still up in the air due to concerns from local business owners and residents as late as this week. 

Those cares were addressed at a bustling Uptown Planners meeting on Tuesday where they voted to move ahead with the plan.                        

San Diego Trans Pride deletes initial FB share denouncing LGBT people in uniform

UPDATE: San Diego Trans Pride has issued the following apology for the post they shared in the below story: "We apologize for the harm that our last post caused and we understand it does not represent the entire trans community in San Diego. The admins discussed and agreed that we will be more mindful of what we post and reshare on our page from now on."

Historic #1 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest getting new ownership

New owners are taking over #1 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest.

As one of the oldest gay bars still operating in Hillcrest, #1 Fifth Ave. holds a special place in the heart of the neighborhood. And that badge of honor should still shine even after the coming months when the club changes owners.

An official statement was posted to social media today as current-owner and local icon himself, Omar Lowry announced the future changing of the guard. 

Walmart's gay blind dating ad is not loved by everyone

In case you haven't noticed, Walmart has really upped their game in the ad world, and in a recent episode of their web series Love is in the aisle: A dating show at Walmart,  they feature two men getting to know each other on blind date at the big box retailer. 

A gay marriage was finally recognized federally after 48 years

“This is really a Valentine,” said McConnell. “It proves what I’ve always said. Jack and I are in our 70s, and we’ve been married almost 50 years.”

In San Diego as soon as California recognized same-sex marriage, the current Executive Director of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Bob Lehman and his husband made history by being the first in line to tie the knot. 

Porch package thieves could spend time in jail if CA bill passes

New bill asks that porch pirates spend time in jail.

You may or may not have experienced a "porch pirate" over this past holiday season. They stalk neighborhood streets and look for deliveries left on porches then help themselves to the loot. 

But a new California bill, if passed, could lead to jail time for these bandits if caught.