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
Two people were killed Monday when a roughly 75-foot-tall tree fell onto a two-story house in the Point Loma Heights area.
County offices including libraries and animal shelters are closed Monday, Jan. 21 for the federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
A Democratic newcomer who challenged indicted California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter last year will run again for the seat in 2020.
Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday.
Gusty winds are expected to sweep through San Diego County starting Monday and cause potentially dangerous driving conditions through Wednesday, meteorologists said.
A fire that started in a garage badly damaged a home in Scripps Ranch on Sunday morning, a fire official said.
A seemingly wayward hot air balloon landed in a Ramona field on Sunday much to the surprise of on-lookers.
Several residents of an apartment complex in El Cajon were displaced Sunday after a driver accidentally crashed into their building.