$9.5M approved to repair historic Georgia Street Bridge

SAN DIEGO, California -- Councilmember Todd Gloria today announced a critical step forward for renovations to the historic 100-year-old Georgia Street Bridge, which spans University Avenue.

The City Council on Tuesday approved acceptance and expenditure of $9.5 million of federal funds to complete construction of the project. The Infrastructure Committee tentatively approved the funding on Feb. 11.

Lindbergh restrooms open to all

SAN DIEGO, California -- About a month ago, San Diego International Airport changed the signs on 12 of its single-stall public restrooms.

Instead of stick-figure icons showing a man, a woman and a child holding hands, the iconography for these bathrooms now depicts individual drawings of a man, a woman, a baby, plus a figure that could be interpreted as half-man/half-woman.

The signs bear this message: “Anyone can use this restroom, regardless of gender identity or expression.”

Change.org petition to SANDAG calls for keeping University Avenue open

SAN DIEGO, California -- An anonymous group calling itself Keep University Avenue Open has started a Change.org petition to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), urging the government body to resist closing a stretch of University Avenue through Mission Hills.

The petition notes:

SDGLN Poll: Will "religious freedom" bills withstand constitutional challenges?

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll last week are highly skeptical that the so-called “religious freedom” bill are constitutional.

Our poll question was: Will "religious freedom" bills withstand constitutional challenges?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 70% of readers believe that “it’s blatant anti-gay discrimination,” 27% are not sure because of the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, and 3% think that it will be upheld because the “Supreme Court is too conservative.”

Stabbing victim at San Diego Eagle speaks out about near-death attack

SAN DIEGO, California -- "I'm really lucky" to be alive, Tim Caudill says as he points to his jugular vein, near one of his five stab wounds after being attacked at San Diego Eagle late Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Caudill, who says he is a Marine Corps veteran, said his attacker "came out of nowhere" and became verbally aggressive with him and his friends. Suddenly, the man took out a knife in the altercation.

Man arrested in knife attack at San Diego Eagle

SAN DIEGO, California -- A 25-year-old man faces assault charges in connection with a knife fight at San Diego Eagle late Wednesday.

The suspect is accused of stabbing a 28-year-old man five times, with injuries to his right shoulder and left leg, according to Fox 5. But a City News Service story published online by 10News said the victim was 30 years old and was stabbed twice.

Lesbian Marine veteran eyes run vs. Rep. Scott Peters

SAN DIEGO, California -- A lesbian Marine Corps combat veteran and wounded warrior has declared her interest in running against Rep. Scott Peters (D-California) to represent the San Diego area.

Jacquie Atkinson was in Washington DC last week to meet with the National Republican Congressional Committee to seek support.

Peters is serving his second term in a district that is almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, continuing to be considered a toss-up district.

Video captures prowler peeking through window of Hillcrest home

SAN DIEGO, California -- Police are investigating an incident of a man climbing to a second-story window of a Hillcrest home, poking his head in and then walking away.

A camera mounted to a desktop computer captured video of a man sticking his head through a window and looking around a room. After 20 seconds, the man’s head is no longer visible, appearing to have left without fully entering the room.

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Local gay figure skater to carry torch to open California State Games

SAN DIEGO, California -- A local gay figure skater will have the prestigious honor of being the torch bearer at the California State Games (CSG) Figure Skating competition this weekend.

SDGLN Poll results: Justice Scalia says "don't paint me as anti-gay"

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll last week don’t believe U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia when he told an audience that he wasn’t anti-gay. The vote was nearly unanimous.

Our poll question was: Justice Scalia says "don't paint me as anti-gay." Your opinion?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 97% of readers said that Justice Scalia is in total denial, while just 3% said that Justice Scalia knows himself the best.