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San Diego Pride's 2022 theme: Justice with Joy

Within our community, there is an ongoing debate about what Pride events and organizations should be. For some, it is only a protest. “No justice, no Pride.” For others, it is the only safe outlet for joy, the free expression of love, and identity.

Red Cross declares first ever blood shortage; can men who have sex with men donate?

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Amid this crisis, doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.

New California law requires kitchen scraps to be recycled this year

Along with cardboard, cans and bottles, San Diegans will be recycling fish bones, vegetable peels and eggshells under a state law taking effect this year.

Large grocery stores and other businesses will begin donating their unused edibles to food banks. And residents will be putting kitchen scraps into recycling bins for delivery to composting sites instead of landfills.

Councilmember Stephen Whitburn seeking community budget priorities

Councilmember Stephen Whitburn seeking community budget priorities

The office of Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, representing the City of San Diego's 3rd Council District, is seeking submissions from community members on what they would like to see prioritized in the City of San Diego's Fiscal Year 2023 budget. 

Chris Ward promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the CA State Assembly

Chris Ward promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the CA State Assembly

I was excited this past week to receive word I have been promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the State Assembly for the coming year! Through this role, I will have a stronger position to make sure essential pieces of legislation supporting climate, housing, and other critical areas pass the Assembly when they come to the floor.