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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. 

Urban Mo's selling "6 Feet Gurl" t-shirts to benefit staff

Urban Mo's selling "6 Feet Gurl" t-shirts to benefit staff

Six feet, girl! SIX FEET! 

In these times of social distancing, Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill wants to help you remind others to stay a safe distance while you’re out and about running essential errands. 

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.

Crest Cafe is open for business!

Crest Cafe has served Hillcrest daily for 38 years, and continues to be there for the community serving hearty, healthy comfort food throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Imperial Court distributes grocery store gift cards to workers affected by COVID-19

The Imperial Court de San Diego has established an emergency fund to assist local community members whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $5,000 worth of grocery store and food gift cards have been purchased or donated for distribution to those in need.

Governor Newsom calls on all bars to close, says seniors should isolate

This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom called on nightclubs, bars, brewpubs, and wineries in the state to close. He also urged seniors (65 years and older) and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home as an effort to contain further spread of the coronavirus.

Life With Benny 4.0: Let's reach out to each other

Where do I even begin? We are living through an incredibly unique moment in modern history, and it’s changing the very basic ways that we all live. With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve all had to stop and think about the ways we do the most basic things - like washing our hands.

SDGLN remembers John McCusker 15 years after his death

Today marks 15 years since the passing of John McCusker, a beloved local business owner and leader in the San Diego LGBT community.

McCusker, who owned both Club Montage and ReBar, was well connected and always lent his support to numerous organizations and causes.