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February 25, 2007 | Irene Lechowitzky, Special to The Times
Hillcrest is San Diego's West Hollywood. It's diverse, lively, ever-so-hip and the center of the city's vibrant gay and lesbian community. * Beginnings On a tip from his sister-in-law, William Wesley Whitson purchased a 40-acre parcel of land in 1906 from the George Hill estate for $115,000. His helpful sister-in-law named the subdivision Hillcrest. A year later, Whitson established the Hillcrest Co. and opened a sales office in what is now the center of the community.
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July 19, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Gay military personnel can wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT Pride Festival and parade, the Pentagon said Thursday. An announcement from the office of the deputy assistant secretary of Defense said that wearing their uniforms is permitted "provided service members participate in their personal capacity and ensure the adherence to military service standards of appearance and wear of the military uniform. " The decision marks the first time that gay personnel will be allowed to wear their uniforms in a gay parade.
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July 19, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Gay military personnel can wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT Pride Festival and parade, the Pentagon said Thursday. An announcement from the office of the deputy assistant secretary of Defense said that wearing their uniforms is permitted "provided service members participate in their personal capacity and ensure the adherence to military service standards of appearance and wear of the military uniform. " The decision marks the first time that gay personnel will be allowed to wear their uniforms in a gay parade.
REAL ESTATE
February 25, 2007 | Irene Lechowitzky, Special to The Times
Hillcrest is San Diego's West Hollywood. It's diverse, lively, ever-so-hip and the center of the city's vibrant gay and lesbian community. * Beginnings On a tip from his sister-in-law, William Wesley Whitson purchased a 40-acre parcel of land in 1906 from the George Hill estate for $115,000. His helpful sister-in-law named the subdivision Hillcrest. A year later, Whitson established the Hillcrest Co. and opened a sales office in what is now the center of the community.
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September 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Police are stepping up patrols following three hate-crime attacks on gay men earlier this month. The suspects in each case yelled anti-gay epithets and attacked their victims after dark in the Hillcrest neighborhood, the center of the city's gay community, said police Capt. Bruce Pfefferkorn. A 17-year-old suspect in one of the attacks was being held Tuesday in Juvenile Hall on charges of committing a hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon.
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December 9, 1993 | Associated Press
Town officials rejected charges of racism and voted to put up five wrought-iron gates around a neighborhood bordering on predominantly black Newark. "It has nothing to do with racism. It has nothing to do with elitism," said township committeeman Gerald Ryan before the 5-0 vote Tuesday. One of the five gates around the seven-block Hillcrest neighborhood would face Newark, and four would face Maplewood. Three entrances to the neighborhood would remain open to vehicles.
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October 10, 1990
A limited number of customers who recently consumed sandwiches from a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood may have been exposed to type A hepatitis and are being urged to see a physician, county health officials said Tuesday. The restaurant is at 334 W. Washington St. An employee at the restaurant has been found to have hepatitis A, which is infectious. The employee has not worked since Oct. 3, health officials said.
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June 11, 1998 | Associated Press
A woman opened fire in a medical office Wednesday, killing her therapist and then fatally shooting herself, police said. Police found the bodies in a hallway of the second-floor office building about 8 p.m., San Diego homicide Sgt. Bob Lopez said. Identities were not released pending notification of relatives. Investigators were unsure what caused the 58-year-old patient to open fire at about 5:30 p.m.
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September 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Four firefighters who are suing the city were humiliated by taunts and sexual gestures from parade watchers after being forced to participate in last year's gay pride parade, their attorney told jurors Tuesday. "For three hours, it was a very unpleasant experience," Charles LiMandri said during his opening statement as the firefighters, in uniform, watched from front-row seats.
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June 14, 1987
San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor kept a campaign promise Saturday and joined an estimated 1,000 homosexuals and their supporters in this city's 13th annual Lesbian/Gay Pride parade. The 40-year-old O'Connor, the city's first woman mayor, was cheered and jeered as she marched with an AIDS support group. O'Connor walked alongside the mother of an AIDS victim and a man afflicted with the disease.
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August 14, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO — Damage done to a historic part of Balboa Park during a massive squirt-gun fight that got out of control will be repaired by next week, the city's park and recreation director promised Monday. Several thousand dollars in damage was inflicted on the lily pond and surrounding vegetation in front of the Botanical Building. Vegetation was trampled and a drainage pipe broken as revelers danced around, fired squirt guns and tossed water balloons. The event, part of a gay-themed "Pride Lite" celebration in the Hillcrest neighborhood, was advertised on the Internet, including the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News site.
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September 20, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the prosecution of "eco-anarchist" Rodney Coronado after the jury said it was deadlocked. Coronado, 41, was accused of urging a gathering of vegans to throw firebombs. He was charged under a seldom-used federal law that makes it a crime to describe how to make an explosive device with the intent of encouraging a lawless act. On Aug.
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