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.
Hillcrest is open for business! Even in these uncertain times of social distancing, restrictions on gathering, and many non-essential businesses being closed, Hillcrest’s popular dining scene is still available for take-out and delivery!
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.
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.
by Fernando Lopez - Executive Director, San Diego Pride
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.
San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Lopez (pronouns: they/them) is featured in a recent edition of KPBS San Diego's "My First Day" podcast titled "Driving Through Butterflies." In the 14 minute episode, Lopez shares why they chose to leave their Imperial County hometown of El Centro and what it was like upon fir
by Benny Cartwright - San Diego LGBT News Contributor
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.
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.