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California Governor for the Day Toni G. Atkins featured by Jimmy Kimmel

SAN DIEGO, California -- Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel talked with California's Acting Governor Toni G. Atkins on Wednesday night's edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Atkins, the lesbian Democrat from San Diego, served as Acting Governor on Wednesday after the three top state officials were out of state. She became the first lesbian and only the second gay person to head a state government.

Kimmel cracked a few jokes, Atkins played along and displayed a good sense of humor, and the audience lapped it up.

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First LGBTQ Spiritual Summit to be held Saturday at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California -- On Saturday, Aug. 2, a gathering of local LGBT ministers of multiple denominations along with others whose churches are welcoming to LGBT members will converge at The San Diego LGBT Community Center from 1-4 pm.

The entire community is invited to the first-ever LGBTQ Spiritual Summit to experience what is being called a place where a “different conversation” will be taking place.

SDGLN Poll: Readers reveal whether they support additional bicycling lanes

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll share their thoughts about expanding opportunities for bicyclists. San Diego has made the list of one of the top cities in the United States for bicycling.

Our poll question was: Does the LGBT community support adding more bicycling lanes?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 60% of readers say that the LGBT community does support adding more bicycling lanes, while 24% say they are against expansion and another 15% are ambivalent.

North Park residents asked to look out for each other after recent attacks

SAN DIEGO, California -- Residents of San Diego's neighborhoods of eastern North Park, western City Heights and southern Normal Heights are being asked by police and city officials to "Be Safe. Be Vigilant. Be a Good Neighbor" after a rash of late-night attacks on women.

At least five women have been attacked, and three of those crimes have occurred on Lincoln Street just west of 30th Street in North Park, a trendy neighborhood that has received national attention for its "hip" nightlife and restaurant scene.

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Statuesque, stunning, hilarious: Ladies and gents, Dana Goldberg

SAN DIEGO, California -- It has been said that Dana Goldberg was raised by a wild pack of Jews, referring to her family and siblings, of course. Her comedy has been called “smart, edgy and playful” and she will be bringing her brand of comedy to Martini’s Above Fourth on Thursday, July 31.

This is not her first appearance in San Diego, nor is it her first time performing at Martini’s. Her last appearance at Martini’s was a trip to remember for Goldberg.

San Diego LGBT leaders to test electric vehicles at green event

SAN DIEGO, California -- More than 100 local LGBT leaders are expected to attend a "green event" today to celebrate a growing marketplace for electric vehicles (EV).

CalETC, in conjunction with the Greater San Diego Business Association, Equality Professionals Network and CleanTECH San Diego, is hosting a VIP “Drive Your Values” event for San Diego's LGBT business and community leaders to raise awareness about the numerous health and economic benefits of the EV marketplace.

Comic-Con tackles transgender issues

Well done, Comic-Con!

At this year's popular comic book convention in San Diego, organizers have orchestrated a panel focusing specifically on transgender issues. Called “Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture," this panel is reportedly the first of its kind as it will consist solely of panelists that identify as transgender.

UPDATED! Faulconer, Gloria play superheroes at Comic-Con presser

SAN DIEGO, California -- Ah, the perks of high office.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria will make a spectacular entrance Thursday morning to kick off the annual San Diego Comic-Con International.

Faulconer and Gloria will swoop into the presser via a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-high zipline in the Gotham Interactive Fan Zone constructed at Bayfront Park adjacent to the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Blvd. in San Diego.

Horton Plaza park gets third thumbs-up

SAN DIEGO, California -- Horton Plaza park's $17.7 million expansion is headed for state approval, following Monday's final local review.

The multiagency redevelopment oversight board unanimously approved the budget, ratifying what the Civic San Diego board and City Council had previously acted on.

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“This One Girl’s Story” to get staged reading at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California – “This One Girl’s Story,” inspired by the 2003 anti-gay hate crime slaying of 15-year-old Sakia Gunn, will get a staged reading next month in Hillcrest.

The performance will begin at 7 pm Friday, Aug. 1 at The Center, 3909 Center St. in San Diego. Although admission is free, donations are suggested.

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