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Hillcrest 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

Thief robs 7-Eleven on Washington St. in Hillcrest.

The San Diego Police Department is reporting that a 7-Eleven in Hillcrest was robbed early Thursday morning.

They say at approximately 5:40 am a man armed with a handgun walked into the store located at 126 Washington St. and demanded cash. 

According to Officer Sarah Foster, after the cashier complied the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. 

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. 

The Asian Bistro reopens to a supportive Hillcrest

The Asian Bistro reopens to a supportive Hillcrest.

The Hillcrest restaurant where Stefano Markell Parker opened fire last week reopened Tuesday night, one week after the attack.

The Asian Bistro on University Avenue suffered extensive damage to its facade especially to the windows, some of which shattered due to the hail of bullets from the gunman's rifle.