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VIDEO: Hillcrest Farmers Market returns for critical food needs only

The Hillcrest Farmers Market is back! But during the current public health crisis, the market will be modified to follow a number of safety protocols and be open to only serve fresh produce and groceries and pre-packaged food items.

Hale Media to organize food drive to benefit San Diegans in need

Hale Media to organize food drive to benefit San Diegans in need

With so many stories out there about people hoarding and stockpiling food items at grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, one story that isn’t getting told as much is of the thousands of people across San Diego County alone who face food insecurity every single day.

City of Escondido proclaims June 2020 to be Pride Month

City of Escondido proclaims June 2020 to be Pride Month

The City of Escondido proclaimed June 2020 to be Pride Month in the inland North County city on June 3. The proclamation, which was presented to the North County LGBTQ Resource Center, was a first for Escondido.

San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stonewall 2020 honorees

San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stonewall 2020 honorees
The first time I went to the Spirit of Stonewall Rally was in 2000. It was only a few weeks before that I had been homeless and living in my car. Local community activist Benny Cartwright and his mother saved my life by taking me into their home.

Virtual memorial for Richard "Omar" Lowry to be held Friday morning

Virtual memorial for Richard "Omar" Lowry to be held Friday morning

A virtual memorial will be held this Friday, May 8 at 10 am to honor the life of Richard "Omar" Lowry, who passed away Monday morning after a long battle with an illness. The virtual event will include the lowering of the Hillcrest Pride Flag to half staff in Lowry's honor.

Rich's San Diego launches free meal distribution for Hillcrest industry workers

Rich's San Diego launches free meal distribution for Hillcrest industry workers

With so many people struggling right now due to reduced work hours or unemployment, Rich's San Diego wants to help. The popular Hillcrest nightclub plans to offer free meals every Wednesday to anyone who works at an LGBTQ+ business or organization in Hillcrest and whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.