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The Caliph will permanently close at end of December

San Diego is losing another of its historic gay bars this year, The Caliph on Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill will be shuttering for good on December 31, 2018. 

Perhaps best known for its karaoke and live keyboard entertainment, The Caliph has been open for 59 years. 

Lyft offers half-off rides to the polls today

Lyft offers 50% off rides to the polls today.

The ridesharing service Lyft is getting people to the polls today for a discounted price.

They say they want to make it easier for people to cast their ballots who don't have transportation to the polls. "Lyft wanted to remove that barrier and make it easier for people across the country to exercise their right to vote," they said in a press release 

A Hillcrest Halloween night

It's going to be a great night of Halloween fun in Hillcrest.

For those of you wondering what there is to do tonight in Hillcrest, there are some fun things planned. Plus people might be en route to the desert for a Pride celebration. 

Free shuttle through Hillcrest for Halloween night

Free shruttle throughout Hillcrest on Halloween Night.

Just because Nightmare on Normal Street is over doesn't mean Halloween is dead in Hillcrest. In fact, it's still very much alive.

There are still social events, parties and fun times to be had on the spookiest night of the year and you can visit them all. 

Help needed to give a special welcome to the LGBT “Legacy Wall" in Hillcrest

“The Legacy Wall,” will be heading to Hiillcrest in November.

The founder of San Diego LGBT Visitor's Center, Eddie Reynoso announced this week a new project coming to Hillcrest; the creation of Equality Business Alliance’s San Diego LGBTQ Legacy Walk. 

Reynoso describes it as, "An interactive outdoor exhibit that features up to 60 plaques documenting our community and nation’s LGBTQ history."

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

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In case you missed it, there will be no time to sleep on Saturday, September 29 as SDPIX, Revive San Diego, and Rich's Nightclub bring back one of their most popular events; Dream Machine House Music Party.

Fake bomb in Hillcrest prompts evacuations

Novelty bomb scares Hillcrest residents on Monday.

A portion of Hillcrest was evacuated and cordoned off on Monday while authorities investigated what was originally thought to be a bomb. 

It was later determined that the object was not an incendiary device, rather a novelty item made to look like one according to KUSI

Hillcrest resident reports "Peeping Tom" in bedroom window

Serial "Peeping Tom" seen outside window of Hillcrest apartment.

A Hillcrest resident is on edge after he discovered a strange man peering into his bedroom at night last week. 

Ricardo Alvarez said at about 1 am last Wednesday, from his 4th Avenue apartment, he looked at his bedroom window to see someone standing there looking in at him. 

Poké Go in Hillcrest quietly closed at the end of August

The restaurant still has open locations in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo.

You may have noticed that the Poké Go restaurant is no longer open in Hillcrest. The spot located at 3614 Fifth Ave which served hungry locals raw fish entrees since 2015, closed on August 31.

That location was the first of the franchise which still has open locations in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo. 

Project Pie reopens in Hillcrest

The popular fast-casual eatery reopened in Hillcrest on Tuesday.

Project Pie has been resurrected in Hillcrest, they served their first customers on Tuesday. The "build your own" artisan pizzeria is back at its Fourth and University Avenue location. They also have stores in both Chula Vista and Carlsbad.