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University Heights Community Association to host "Cookies with the Cops"

SAN DIEGO, California -- Community members are invited to "Cookies with the Cops" tonight, July 28, at 6 pm.

The University Heights Community Association is sponsoring the event, which will give residents the opportunity to meet representatives from the San Diego Police Department and ask questions and voice concerns, while mingling with neighbors and enjoying cookies.

The event will take place in the carport at the University Heights Library, located at 4193 Park Blvd. (at Howard).

Online voting now open for the 40th annual Nicky Awards

SAN DIEGO, California -- Online voting for the 40th annual Nicky Awards is now open.

The Nicky Awards were established in 1974 by longtime gay activist and current City Commissioner Nicole Ramirez to raise funds for community causes. The first Nicky Awards were a benefit for the Gay Center and the Metropolitan Community Church.

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Remembering a community friend: Bobby Vannoy

SAN DIEGO, California – There are some people who are so much a part of the San Diego LGBT community that seeing them out is a nice reminder of how well connected the neighborhood really is.

Some of these individuals escape the rigorous challenges of political debate and instead exchange good advice, or even just a smile in lieu of anything else.

Bobby Hampton Vannoy was one of those people. Often seen having a good time with his husband Ken Sauzo in the local Hillcrest establishments, Vannoy made many friends and cultivated these relationships with every ounce of heart he had.

Mr., Ms., Miss Gay Pride San Diego 2015 titleholders crowned

SAN DIEGO, California -- The 2015 Mr., Ms., and Miss Gay Pride titleholders have been crowned, following a contest held Sunday at Numbers Nightclub.

Sixteen community members competed in the 3 categories, answering the question: "What does Pride mean to you?" Contestants also wore attire that represented their "pride" and were asked to explain their outfit to the judges.

San Diego State University to raise rainbow flag in advance of San Diego Pride

SAN DIEGO, California -- San Diego State University (SDSU), recognized as one of the top LGBT-affirming campuses in the nation, will hold its eighth annual Pride flag raising ceremony at the flagpole in front of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on July 15, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

In a statement, Eric Rivera, vice president for student affairs, invited members of the faculty and all students to attend and encouraged wide participation of the event to show campus support of LGBT students on the SDSU campus as well as the local LGBT community at large.

Hillcrest Town Council's July meeting to discuss the future of Uptown

SAN DIEGO, California -- The next meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm, will include presentations focusing on the future of the Uptown area.

Following the usual public comment and updates from representatives of elected officials, Alan Hoffman will speak on the Uptown 2025 Proposal. From the HTC newsletter:

Today is the last chance to sign-up to volunteer at San Diego Pride 2015

SAN DIEGO, California -- Today, July 6, is the final day to sign-up to volunteer at this year's San Diego LGBT Pride celebration.

Those interested in this last opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the community with Pride should register today at sdpride.org/volunteer.

There are numerous opportunities to get involved, with the following San Diego Pride departments having the greatest need for volunteers.

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County of San Diego summer "Cool Zones" now open

SAN DIEGO, California -- Every summer, the County of San Diego Aging and Independence Services (AIS) open Cool Zones as a place for senior citizens, people with special needs and the general public to escape mid-day summer heat and reduce their air conditioning use.

Cool Zones are set up in locations that are open to the public, so that all customers can beat the heat and save on energy costs.

Cool Zones are open from June 15 until Oct. 31, 2015.

Click HERE to find the nearest Cool Zone site.