SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria was one of 10 people honored by the state Legislature for their work to promote equality for gay and lesbian Californians.
Gloria, who served as interim mayor after Bob Filner resigned last August, was named an LGBT Hero by the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus.
"Our state is home to many impressive members of the LGBT community and to be included in such an impressive group is a proud moment for me," Gloria said. "Serving San Diego is rewarding every day, so this recognition is a true bonus."
Gloria, who is openly gay, helped get the name of a roadway in Hillcrest changed to Harvey Milk Street a couple of years ago to honor the slain San Francisco LGBT leader. He also guided permits through the City Council that allowed a large rainbow flag to be flown over the neighborhood, the traditional home of San Diego's gay and lesbian community.
Gloria won raves for his six-month stint as interim mayor and has been praised for his direction of the City Council and its Budget Committee.
Among the others honored by the LGBT Caucus was actor George Takei, who played Sulu in the old "Star Trek" television show.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.