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Historic San Diego LGBT house is destroyed without warning

Just one day after an updated nomination for the National Register of Historic places was received in Sacramento, the historic Bernie Michels-Thom Carey house was abruptly demolished.

Charles Kaminiski of Lamda archives tells SDGLN that no notice or announcement was given, and at approximately 5 pm on Friday, May 29 the property was razed by developer H.G. Fenton .

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Current owners of The Hole say they aren't leaving their name or license to new owners; new owners say differently

Current owner, Steve Rock, of Point Loma's neighborhood bar called "The Hole" is saying he was forced out of the location by his landlord, Karen Sherman, and is taking the name and liquor license with him when it closes. He also said that he believes Sherman is banking on taking over the goodwill of the business by using the word "Hole" in the new title.

Rock has been renting the property from Sherman for over a decade.

Hillcrest may be getting a new park with the help of a Tijuana design team

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has partnered with the Escuela Libre De Arquitectura (ELDA) design school from Tijuana to plan a community park on Normal Street between University Avenue and Harvey Milk Street.

During the last six weeks, the community has pooled their ideas together and provided their input for a proposed neighborhood park. There are three preliminary project designs and San Diegans were given the opportunity to look them over at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market.

Neighborhood bar The Hole will close permanently on July 5

SDGLN has learned that the famous downstairs courtyard bar, The Hole will be closing for good on Sunday, July 5.

The owners have sent out a letter which states their lease is up and after 17 years, the landlord of the property has no interest in extending it to them any longer.

The owners were so in love with the location, and their clients that they tolerated rent hikes and questionable tenants next door.

Change of schedule for FilmOut opening night

A letter from the FilmOut team:

Dear Friends,

Due to an unexpected and stressful last minute scheduling conflict with the Observatory North Park Theatre, the Opening Night film TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL and short films BENDIK & THE MONSTER and TOM IN AMERICA will now begin at 6pm (instead of 7pm) Friday, May 29th.

It will be business as usual, just an hour earlier. And yes, Tab Hunter will still be in attendance! Doors will open promptly at 6:00pm, but you are more than welcome to gather in the West Coast Tavern starting at 5:30pm.

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A transition within a transition: learning from San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott's death

SAN DIEGO, California - On Monday, May 18, San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott died by suicide. He was 14-years-old.

Imagining what it feels like to live inside a body that doesn’t feel genuinely yours might be hard to understand for some, but close friend of the Prescott’s, and mother of a transgender teen herself, Kathie Moehlig talks about Kyler’s life and the challenges transgender children face within the world and within their ever-evolving selves.

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A transition within a transition: learning from San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott's death

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Update on Pipeline Replacement Project in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO, California -- The University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project is now underway on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, between Robinson Avenue and Washington Street.

Workers will install new water pipelines along Fifth Avenue and Washington Street, starting May 26.

During construction, temporary inconveniences will occur.

Limited access within the immediate work zone will be granted.

There will be pipe, fittings, equipment and storage containers staged along the work zone.

Road closures, detours and restricted access will occur between 8 pm and 6 am.

San Diego offers a lot of things to do this Memorial Day weekend

Whether you have friends or family coming into town, or you're just looking for fun things to do in and around San Diego this 3-day weekend, the U-T offers a list of events that may appease anyone trying to make the best of "May Gray."

From the Rolling Stones concert to an All-American Soap Box Race, San Diego offers plenty of activities to do this memorial day weekend, including the up-all-night Hillcrest party Euphoria.

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Meet Beau Schmitt, he's moving his business into the old R-Gang Eatery location

HILLCREST, San Diego - Meet Beau Schmitt, craft beer consultant and co-owner of Brew Project House, opening soon in the recently closed R-Gang Eatery on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest. Schmitt, 29, hopes that his new restaurant and craft beer establishment will bring a new type of experience to the neighborhood.

The energetic young man was busy helping his contractors and design team with renovations when SDGLN caught up with him. The former R-Gang Eatery was emptied out except for the bar and a few chairs that were scattered through the 1920’s residence turned gastronomy.