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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 9 - Feb 15, 2019

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A rash of crime hit the San Diego Hillcrest community this week. The biggest being a shooter who took his semi-automatic rifle and fired it inside a restaurant filled with patrons and employees. Police apprehended the shooter and are currently investigating whether or not to call it a hate crime. 

A local jewelry store was also robbed by a gang of masked suspects who fled the scene with an undetermined amount of merchandise. 

There is also a fundraiser currently underway to repair and prevent any further damage to the Pride flag memorial that was hit by vandalism last week. 

That and the rest of the news in this edition of the Weekly Wrap.

NEWS

 Hillcrest was a hotbed of police activity on Tuesday night when police responded to reports of a shooter in front of the Asian Bistro on University Avenue. One man is in custody.  

San Diego Police are considering whether or not to investigate Tuesday night's shooting in Hillcrest as a hate crime after finding a disturbing homophobic post on the suspect's social media page.

Two plaques beneath the Pride Flag on University Avenue and Normal Street were scratched up and damaged with what looks like an object sharp enough to make deep gashes in the surface. A current fundraiser is gathering money to repair and prevent any further such activity against the LGBT monument. 

Just after 9 pm Sunday night, two men were involved in a verbal argument in the south alley of 2900 El Cajon Blvd in North Park. When one man released his dog on the other. 

A jewelry store located inside The Hub in Hillcrest was robbed by a group wielding guns on Monday evening.

The San Diego Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying three men they say assaulted and robbed two pedestrians in North Park.  

COMMENTARY 

 Reverend Irene Monroe discusses what should have been an enriching classroom engagement that instead into a public outrage prompting an outside investigation. 

CAUSES

Find puppy love this summer if you plan on taking a trip to Turks and Caicos by enjoying your vacation with a needy Potcake. 

ENTERTAINMENT 

Whether or not you feel Neil Jordan's 1994 adaptation of Anne Rice's epic vampire novel was true to her vision, the movie was a huge success at the time and has gone on to become a cult favorite. Here are 7 things you may not have known about the film. 

Back in October of 2017, there was a groundbreaking moment at the House of Mouse when on the tween drama series Andi Mack one of its main characters had a coming out arc. That became official this week when he finally declared, "I'm gay." 

Racism in the LGBT community extends further than just dating apps and opinions about adding black and brown stripes to the Pride flag, it can also be present in the very spaces the community calls safe and diverse. Specifically inconsiderate attendees at drag shows.   

Whether or not Elsa will come out in the second chapter of the "Frozen" story is beside the point in this gorgeous teaser trailer the House of Mouse dropped on Wednesday.

Out theater critic reviews "Aubergine," "Smokey Joe's Cafe," and "Dancing Lessons."

Jussie Smollett was on Good Morning America Thursday morning in his first televised interview since the attack. 

SOCIAL

It's that time of year again when Cupid's arrow either finds its mark for a love that will last a lifetime or a nightime. Either way, Hillcrest is definitely the place to be this week to find one or the other. Read what to do in "Out & About."

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

 SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

 Drag Me to Divas at Rich's

Leather Fetish Ball at the Sunset Temple

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Mr. Bear San Diego's Big Bear BBQ at the Loft

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens at the Observatory N

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

Mr San Diego Eagle Contest at the San Diego Eagle

DiscoTeka at Rich's

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