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Community Profile: Paintings and perspectives of Clarione Gutierrez | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- Versatile, multi-medium artist Clarione Gutierrez impresses audiences and buyers alike, showing prowess in graphic design, caricatures, fashion and his Launch Live Art, a local booking and contracting agency.

Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Gutierrez has a seemingly inherent knack for the visual arts, part of which he jokingly attributes to a trip to the renowned San Diego Zoo. But his versatility transcends the title of “artist,” as his talent is as engaging live as it is in a studio.

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Community Profile: Women's chorus president giddy about Indigo Girls collaboration

SAN DIEGO -- Carin Scheinin, the president of the San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC), isn’t joking when she says the group has a BIG show coming up.

The SDWC will perform alongside the Indigo Girls next month in the "Songs of Protest, Songs of Peace" concert, and they plan to raise money for a great cause: the Lesbian Health Initiative Fund of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation.

San Diego bids for 2024 Summer Olympics

SAN DIEGO -- America’s Finest City submitted an 80-page bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and is now waiting to hear back from the U. S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

The USOC will wade through the many submissions and narrow them down to three, which will be announced next month.

The Center, SDSU celebrating local transgender community

SAN DIEGO -- The Transgender Day of Empowerment is held every spring to celebrate the diverse individuals within the transgender community. This year, two pillars of San Diego's LGBT community will help observe the holiday, with The Center hosting Transgender Day of Empowerment today, and SDSU hosting its first-ever Trans Week of Empowerment.

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Still no word from missing Sacramento man who vanished in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- The whereabouts of the missing man from Sacramento, Calif., the object of an intensive search by friends and relatives from around the country, remains a mystery.

Brandon Parr, 32, vanished in mid-February just days after he took a train from Sacramento to San Diego on Feb. 8 to hook up with an old friend, Larry Kirk Christiansen, who goes by Kirk.

“Miss Gulch Returns” to Martinis Above Fourth

SAN DIEGO -- You thought you knew everything about "The Wizard of Oz," right? Think again, Dorothy!

“Miss Gulch Returns” puts a fantastic twist on the legendary Land of Oz, and points audiences to the truth behind the archenemy of Dorothy. The cabaret act subverts stereotypes with its gay performer swapping identities with the notoriously disagreeable Miss Gulch, letting loose from her “sepia-toned moorings of the screen.” What follows is an entertaining musical comedy that roots for the cantankerous underdog, Miss Gulch.

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Community Profile: Kath Rogers brings fervor to Hillcrest Town Council

SAN DIEGO -- Kath Rogers, who recently joined the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) board of directors, didn’t have a difficult time falling in love with San Diego. After moving here from Chicago in 2004, she found the climate and cultural richness that have become the city’s trademarks.

Chicago’s loss is San Diego's gain.

Faulconer to host "Meet the Mayor" event at The Center in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO -- As part of a series of "Meet the Mayor" forums, Mayor Kevin Faulconer will host an event at the San Diego LGBT Community Center on Tuesday, April 22 from 5-6:30 pm.

Mayor Faulconer, who was elected in February, plans to host a "Meet the Mayor" event in every city council district over the next couple of months. The April 22 event at The Center is for residents of council district 3.

At the forum, Mayor Faulconer will give an update on city issues and take questions from the crowd.

The Center is located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest.

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Community Profile: Thomas Negron Jr., young activist at SDSU and beyond

SAN DIEGO -- Volunteer work and community involvement always bolster the quality of a résumé, and by that standard, Thomas Negron Jr. makes for a highly employable candidate.

Doubling as president of San Diego State University’s Queer Student Union and a board member of Lambda Archives, Negron stays involved around the clock with his passion projects.

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Aaron Borovoy to pass torch to Mr. Bear San Diego 2014

SAN DIEGO -- Bears San Diego is a nonprofit organization that shines a light on bears, cubs, otters and their admirers, rooted in a need for a wider definition of “attractiveness” against the often close-minded, limiting ideals gay men face.

On March 29, the group will present the “Mr. Bear San Diego 2014” contest at The Hole. Amid the festivities, Mr. Bear 2013 Aaron Borovoy will graciously step aside and crown a new bear of the year.

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