California Bank & Trust hosts toy and blanket drive

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured | No Comments

The annual “Toys for Kids” assists young children and elderly in Tijuana, and others in need By SDCNN Staff The Imperial Court de San Diego’s annual “Toys for Kids” toy and blanket drive, is the oldest in San Diego’s LGBT community. It was established in 1974 after their first attempt at doing a toy drive didn’t go quite so smoothly. When the Court tried to donate toys to the Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation, the […]

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Foodie Flashes: Dec. 8 – 21, 2017

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Champagne expert Dustin Jones of Skurnik Wines will head up an informative tasting of French Champagne from 7 to 10 p.m., Dec. 22, at The Wine Lover in Hillcrest. Guests can drop in at any time during the indoor-outdoor event to sample four pours featuring three whites and one rosè, all hailing from within France’s Champagne province. The cost is $35 per person.

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Welk presents a holiday classic

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater Reviews | No Comments

By Jean Lowerison

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” may be the most adapted piece of literature around. A Wikipedia search lists 53 versions.

I’ve seen it countless times, but I’d never seen the 1994 musical version now on the boards at Welk Resort Theatre in Escondido. This one boasts music by multiple Oscar-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by Fred Ebb (“Cabaret”).

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Gay San Diego Holiday Guide 2017: Part 2

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Features | No Comments

Broadway San Diego
San Diego Civic Theater
1100 Third Ave. 92101

Broadway/San Diego — a Nederlander presentation — is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander producing company of America, one of the country’s largest and most experienced operators of live theater.

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 8 – 21, 2017

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | 1 Comment

You helped to feed over 600 people

The 29th annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Food Drive resulted in over 600 people receiving a tasty meal of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pies at The San Diego LGBT Community Center; the City Heights Elderly Senior Housing Center; UC San Diego Hillcrest sixth floor; as well as the Hillcrest fire station.

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Healthy mix-ups

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant  Review

The meal options are wholesome, the “sauce bar” is inviting, and many of the customers appear hale and hearty.

Welcome of Elva’s Bowls & Wraps, a basic continuation of what used to be Crazy Bowls & Wraps before Marvin Fleschman and his wife, Elva Rodriguez, purchased the business nearly a year ago as “a hobby” to augment their retirement. He was in real estate and she catered banquets for hotels and country clubs in Los Angeles.

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Bringing back a holiday classic

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater | No Comments

By David Dixon

Various Christmas-themed shows and musicals are returning to San Diego County this year. The Old Globe Theatre’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Cygnet Theatre’s version of “A Christmas Carol” and Lamb’s Players Theatre’s presentation of “An American Christmas” will continue to provide annual holiday entertainment.

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World AIDS Day events

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Featured, Features, News, Special Events | No Comments

29th annual Dr. Brad Truax Awards

The Dr. A. Brad Truax Awards were created to honor the memory of Dr. Truax and his contributions to the HIV/AIDS efforts in San Diego and those who have continued to carry the torch in the struggle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our community.

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NYC’s ‘Day With(out) Art’ comes to San Diego

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Community Profile, Featured | 5 Comments

By Joyell Nevins

In 1989, the artistic movement Visual AIDS organized the very first Day With(out) Art, a day of “mourning and action,” in response to the AIDS crisis in New York City.

The event, which is held every year on Dec. 1 (World AIDS Day), has since spread to more than 100 different venues around the world. And on Dec. 2, San Diego will host its own inaugural Day With(out) Art at the Media Arts Center in North Park.

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Foodie Flashes: Nov. 24 – Dec. 7, 2017

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Get your chili fix — and lots of it — at the eighth annual SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-off, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 3, at 32nd and Thorn streets.

The event ushers in nearly 40 local restaurants competing for top chili honors as they dole out samples to attendees. It also features a beer and wine garden, live music and a kid’s zone. Tickets are $20, which includes five chili tastings in a ceramic bowl guests get to keep.

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The history of The Center: Part 3

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Profiles in Advocacy | No Comments

By Ian Morton

[Editor’s note: This is the third and final column in the series.]

The history of the LGBTQ movement has been filled with galvanizing events, and the time leading up to Dr. Delores Jacobs assuming the position of chief executive officer at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center), a role she has had for 17 years, was no different.

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