SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — The San Diego City Council issued a proclamation last week to recognize July 2018 as LGBT Pride Month in America's Finest City. The proclamation came just before Pride festivities kicked off in Hillcrest, Balboa Park and elsewhere around San Diego.
Scroll through to see highlights from each day of San Diego Pride 2018:
News 8's Monique Griego shows us how the festivities continued Sunday, despite a scare on Saturday when some Pride attendees witnessed a hit-and run near the event (Note: Police do not believe the incident was related to the festival):
News 8's Heather Hope reported from Hillcrest on Saturday as the festivities continued:
Full of Color and Fun, Check out #SanDiego’s #Pride #Parade with a special @News8 Float ft. @CarloNews8 @BarbaraLeeNews8 ????? #SDPride see the highlights at 5pm & 6:30pm on @CBS8 pic.twitter.com/jMtEaMNOHh— Heather HOPE (@HopeNEWS8) July 14, 2018
Also on Saturday, News 8's own Barbara-Lee Edwards and Carlo Cecchetto rolled through the San Diego Pride Parade, here are some highlights from their fun day:
News 8's Richard Allyn reported from Hillcrest Friday night as the Pride celebration kicked off!
Of course, the parade is a long-standing tradition in San Diego so we dove into the News 8 archives, for a look back at the parade in 1991. Check out the video below.
To view on YouTube, click here and scroll down for another News 8 Throwback.
For those who want to help with the aftermath of Pride, the Hillcrest Town Council's Post-Pride Neighborhood Clean-Up will be held Monday. Each yeah following Pride, HTC and their volunteers work in teams to spruce up the neighborhood. All supplies and breakfast treats are provided to start the day and light appetizers will be served at Mo's Bar and Grill following the clean-up. Click here to sign-up.
Location: Starts at Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen – 3797 Park Blvd., Hillcrest.
Time: 7:30 a.m. - noon
For more information on San Diego Pride and to get details on events, click here.
A News 8 Throwback to the Gay Pride Parade in 1993 where attendees discussed concerns over the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy at the time.
Scroll through to see how various San Diego organizations are also recognizing Pride:
Robert DeKoven, who was an Associated Students president at SDSU in the late 1970s, announced Wednesday he will donate $1 million toward his alma mater's Pride Center and LGBT Studies Program. The gift was announced at SDSU's annual Pride flag-raising ceremony:
Photos from today's 11th annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony. ????? pic.twitter.com/TKD8oLvzQL— San Diego State University (@SDSU) July 11, 2018
On Monday, UC San Diego Health's Hillcrest center was bathed in rainbow colors during a lighting ceremony commemorating San Diego Pride:
?? Just in time for #SDPride, "LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles & Triumphs" is open at @SanDiegoHistory! Check out this time lapse of the pride flag going up for the exhibition.— Balboa Park (@BalboaPark) July 11, 2018
The Pride Festival is Sat. & Sun. at Marston Point. Keep it in mind when you make Park plans! pic.twitter.com/25hbpSm7WF
A brush fire that erupted in a squatters camp spread through part of a La Jolla-area canyon Friday, blackening steep open terrain near clusters of large homes but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
A wildfire spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, threatening several back-country homes and destroying one of them before ground and airborne crews could subdue the flames.
Scripps Health this week announced it would be expanding its walk-in, convenient care division, Scripps HealthExpress.
The California Highway Patrol will increase enforcement in the San Diego and Oceanside areas this weekend in an effort to reduce the frequency of motorcycle crashes, authorities said Friday.
"Great progress" has been made in efforts to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border during the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge in San Diego said Friday.
An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken- down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced to a year in local custody.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
Major road repairs are underway on South Twin Oaks Valley Road between Craven road and Barham in San Marcos after a sinkhole formed in the middle of the road.