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San Diego climate action plan calls for major reduction in greenhouse gases

SAN DIEGO, California – America's Finest City aims to live up to its monitor by tackling a key environmental issue plaguing the world.

City officials today released an updated Climate Action Plan for the City of San Diego in front of the solar panels atop the city’s Alvarado Water Treatment Plant.

The Climate Action Plan calls for eliminating half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the City and aims for all electricity used in the City to be from renewable sources by 2035.

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Crooner Jonathan Karrant set to woo audience at Martinis Above Fourth

SAN DIEGO, California -- Jonathan Karrant, born and raised in a small Arkansas town, has become a household name on the cabaret circuit. This week he brings his show One For My Baby-The Songs Of Johnny Mercer to Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego, California on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 pm.

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My story: "I am a survivor of suicide"

(Editor's note: San Diego LGBT activist Kurt Cunningham tells his deeply personal story in hopes of helping others during National Suicide Prevention Month. You can also read his blog HERE. And for the record, this article was vetted by a local therapist before it was edited for publication.)

Ready for more heat, San Diego?

SAN DIEGO, California -- Enjoy the comparatively cool weather. It isn't going to last.

The National Weather Service says San Diego's temperatures will rise above the seasonal average of 75 degrees through Wednesday, then spike sharply through the weekend, hitting a high of 87 degrees on Saturday. Inland valleys and foothills will come close to 100 degrees on Saturday.

SDGLN Poll: Readers predict whether Supreme Court takes up gay marriage

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll

Our poll question was: Will the U.S. Supreme Court take up gay marriage in the next term?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 67% of readers believe that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up gay marriage in the next term, 21% disagree and 13% are unsure.

The high court is reviewing the gay marriage appeals cases today and could announce as soon as tomorrow if they will take any of them up in the new term, which begins next week.

Faulconer, Gloria push for technology upgrade to better connect homeless to housing

SAN DIEGO, California – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria announced today that all homeless service providers in San Diego will soon be using the same software system to coordinate care for the region’s most vulnerable residents.

Plan afoot to rename Florence Elementary for Christine Kehoe

SAN DIEGO, California -- A community meeting has been called for next month to discuss the proposal to rename Florence Elementary School as Christine Kehoe Elementary.

Christine Kehoe is a legendary politician from San Diego, who served on the City Council from 1993 to 2000, then the California Assembly from 2000 to 2004 and the California Senate from 2004 to 2012, before terming out of office. The 63-year-old Democrat is executive director of the California Plug-In Vehicle Collaborative.

Proposed South Park Target Express store may face community review

SAN DIEGO, California -- Earlier this month, Target Corp., the nation’s second largest discount retailer, announced plans to open a location in the mid-city neighborhood of South Park.

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AIDS Walk & Run San Diego to mark 25th anniversary this weekend

SAN DIEGO, California -- Over 8,000 people are expected to come out for the 25th Anniversary AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, taking place this Saturday, Sept. 27.

AIDS Walk San Diego has a deep history - rooted in saving lives - and this year’s walk will honor that history while rallying the community together to work toward a world when HIV/AIDS becomes a thing of the past.

Increased terror alert: How vulnerable is San Diego?

SAN DIEGO, California – Local law enforcement is on the alert for potential terrorist threats after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a terror warning. This high alert comes after the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.

And now, a new report ranks San Diego fourth on a terror watch list, which could mean tighter security at Lindbergh Field.

The U.S. government has a database of 1.1 million suspected terrorists and San Diego ranks high on the list at No. 4, because of San Diego's large number of Navy and Marine personnel and Border Patrol operations.

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