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LA-based dance music executive Orlando Puerta passes away at 55

Longtime music executive and events promoter Orlando Puerta passed away Saturday morning at 3:40 AM after a short but severe battle with upper respiratory infection. His friends and family are awaiting further details and the results of a COVID-19 test performed prior to his passing. He was 55 years old. 

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility

Today, March 31, is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Spearheaded by youth organization Trans Student Educational Resources, the day has been honored since 2009 as a way to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, while celebrating their contributions to society.

Officers Disperse Birthday Party Crowd Amid COVID-19 Pandemic In Los Angeles

Officers Disperse Birthday Party Crowd Amid COVID-19 Pandemic In Los Angeles

03.28.2020 | 6:00 PM | LOS ANGELES - A birthday party for a little girl was dispersed by police amid the state's 'stay at home' order enacted to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday evening.

Officers responded to reports of a gathering involving 30 to 40 people at a home in the 5500 block of 4th Avenue in the Hyde Park area around 6:00 PM.

Senators urge overhaul of gay donor restrictions amid blood shortage

A group of senators are calling on the federal government to lift policies restricting gay and bisexual men from giving blood amid a nationwide donation shortage. Currently, men who have sex with men must remain celibate for a year before they are permitted to donate.

San Diego County Meal Services for K-12 Students and Senior Citizens

My office is working to provide Mid-City and South San Diego County residents with the latest information on the impact the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is having on our community. Our senior citizens and young students will be the most affected by this crisis, and organizations throughout San Diego have stepped up to help residents grappling with issues around food security.