Local college grad launches LGBT-focused app
By Dave Fidlin
After years of soul-searching and personal experiences, Sidao Li came to the conclusion he was gay. Many members of the LGBT community can relate to such a moment of reckoning and today he hopes to help others through the process as well. Read More
Local theater company to honor the Irish while helping the LGBT community
By David Dixon
Saturday, Feb. 13, will a packed day for the San Diego Repertory Theatre’s Lyceum Space. In addition to the two scheduled performances of “Outside Mullingar,” the Tony-nominated romantic play currently running at the Westfield Horton Plaza-based theater, SD Rep is hosting a special event and fundraiser for a local HIV/AIDS services organization. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
State Sen. Marty Block announced via his Facebook page Jan. 28 that he was no longer going to seek re-election to the District 39 seat, leaving Toni G. Atkins the heavy favorite to win the Democratic nomination. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
North Park resident Matthew Lyons is breaking ground in a section of the former North Park Post Office for a late-spring opening of Tribute Pizza, his first brick-and-mortar venture after conducting pop-up pizzerias throughout the neighborhood for the past two years. He has also served as a consulting chef for various pizzerias in San Diego and helped open one in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More
By Ben Cartwright | Back Out With Benny
January is my least favorite month. It’s dark and cold, and the festive lights and cheer that hide the dark and cold in December mostly go away. Then of course there’s the pressure to start something new or change habits in the form of New Year’s resolutions, which in most cases, get pushed back with excuses as each day passes in January. Read More
By Jen LaBarbera | Out from the Archives
Since early December, Lambda Archives of San Diego’s exhibit space has been brightened by an exhibit on loan from some folks at San Diego Unified School District.
Six paintings created by San Diego students at the Youth Safe Zone at Pride 2015 now adorn our walls, accompanied by a display of photos and testimonials from students involved with Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in San Diego schools. Read More
Thank you for a well-written article. So few writers give Donny a chance but you did a wonderful job. [See “The spectacular Donny Osmond,” Vol. 7, Issue 2, or tinyurl.com/jo4zavb]. Read More
By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy
Google said that the question, “What is love?” is one of its most popular searches; but I believe love is more easily experienced than defined. Read More
By Walter G. Meyer
The discussion of the possible sale of the building that once housed the Brad Truax AIDS hospice has been deferred from the Jan. 20 meeting of the San Diego City Council Smart Growth & Land Use Committee until Feb. 10.
According to a statement issued Monday, Jan. 11 by Leo Wilson, administrator of the Metro San Diego Community Development Corporation, the Metro SDCDC voted 20-0 to request the building be pulled from the list of properties being considered for sale on the city’s surplus properties list. The city strives to sell the surplus properties it owns to raise revenue for San Diego’s coffers and to prevent abandoned properties from becoming blight. Read More
A ‘Soldier of Love’ brings his tour to town
By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor
While he may not remember the last time he stepped foot in San Diego, Donny Osmond sure knows what kind of a show he plans to put on for San Diegans on Sunday, Jan. 31, at the historic Balboa Theatre Downtown.
Called “The Soundtrack of My Life Tour,” Osmond prefers not to refer to it as a “concert,” or consider it merely a tour to support his new album of the same name. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Despite the suggestion of a waterfront location, there is no bay in sight at Brazil by the Bay. What you see instead while savoring dishes that are as common to Brazilians as meatloaf is to Americans, are low-rise industrial structures and the rear parking lot of the Valley View Casino Center. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
San Diego’s burgeoning brew scene has come to include Bitter Brothers Brewing, a 3,200-square-foot facility that opened recently in Bay Park by siblings and craft beer enthusiasts Bill and Kurt Warnke from Detroit, and Monica Andresen, formerly of Waters Fine Catering. Read More
By Walter G. Meyer | Out from the Archives
As is becoming more the norm, activity at the Archives just keeps picking up. Perhaps celebrating the Epiphany, three wise men recently came in and made generous gifts; thank you Michael Kimmel, Frank Stiriti and Dan Buker. We appreciate their support, as well as that of so many others in the community all year long. Read More
By Matthew Alvarado
Last month my husband, Brian Alvarado, sat down to have lunch with the Captain, Executive Officer, Command Master Chief, and Ombudsman of my Naval command, Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 (ACB-1). Read More
By Councilmember Todd Gloria
After a few showers that were forecast to be far worse, San Diego finally saw in January what El Niño can bring: strong and prolonged rains, winds and floods. Read More
Great job Sally! [see “Getting all dolled up,” Vol. 7, Issue 1, or tinyurl.com/j3vjo7e].
We always have a great time when we do come. We’ve been working on getting our Doggie Daycare — Dogtopia — up and running for about 18 months, which is why we haven’t been out and about very much. Read More
By Michael Kimmel
I am pleased to report that I recently signed a contract for my new book, “The Double Testosterone Marriage: Monogamy or Open Relationship?” with Rowman & Littlefield publishers.
I will turn the manuscript in this June and the book should be published later in the year. Read More
Patric Stillman’s Milk Loves Art cow was on the cover of our last issue [see “Got Art?” Vol. 6, Issue 26]. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Over the past few weeks I’ve sunk my choppers into four different sandwiches from Ike’s Place, the new hyped-up sandwich shop in The HUB Hillcrest Market that originated nearly 10 years ago from a humble storefront in San Francisco’s Castro District.
The whacky combinations of ingredients and flavors I encountered in most of them have explicitly set this growing chain apart from the pack. Read More