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City of San Diego Public Library celebrates Black History Month

City of San Diego Public Library celebrates Black History Month

The City of San Diego Public Library has a full schedule of events this February to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Black Americans. The library’s Black History Month programming includes storytimes for children, book discussions, author talks and take-home craft kits. 

Los Angeles LGBT Center selects new Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles LGBT Center selects new Chief Executive Officer

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors announced Joe Hollendoner, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will become the Center’s next leader. Hollendoner will assume the role of executive director on July 6 and work with Center CEO Lorri L. Jean prior to succeeding her as CEO upon Jean’s retirement in July 2022.

Tom Blair, well-known San Diego columnist, dies at 74

Tom Blair, well-known San Diego columnist, dies at 74

The recent passing of award winning journalist/writer Tom Blair is a great loss.

Tom's column in the San Diego Union-Tribune was the must read for every San Diegan who wanted to be in the know. He is also the former Editor of San Diego Magazine and a well known writer.

Remembering Brenda Watson

Brenda Watson, a well known trans and LGBTQ activist throughout the San Diego community, passed away earlier this week from complications due to COVID-19. The news of her passing was shared by the North County LGBTQ Resource Center who called Watson one of "North San Diego's historic LGBTQ volunteers & trans sisters. An icon."

County of San Diego expands COVID-19 rental assistance program

County of San Diego expands COVID-19 rental assistance program

The County Board of Supervisors voted today to expand the emergency rental assistance program for San Diegans who have suffered economic hardships due to COVID-19.

The County’s program allows San Diegans who are facing eviction or are unable to pay their rent to apply for financial assistance. Funds can be used to cover rent, utilities and other household expenses.

Imperial Court de San Diego to forego electing monarchs in 2021

Imperial Court de San Diego to forego electing monarchs in 2021

Due to impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Imperial Court de San Diego has decided that for the first time in 49 year history, the organization will forego electing monarchs in 2021 and operate under the direction of the board of directors through this year. During this time, the organization will also make plans to celebrate its Golden 50th Anniversary in February 2022.

President Biden signs executive order enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform

President Biden signs executive order enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform

President Biden signed an Executive Order on Monday that sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve.  The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security.

Rain is on the way, get sandbags from the County and CAL FIRE

Rain is on the way, get sandbags from the County and CAL FIRE

With potentially heavy rains expected around the county this weekend and early next week, the County of San Diego and CAL FIRE are offering free sandbags to residents who live in the unincorporated areas.

Weather forecasters say we’re in for a dramatic shift in weather starting this weekend, with cold temperatures and potentially heavy rains expected in two separate storms.