Steve Padilla Interview

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Description: Steve Padilla is a public policy and land use consultant and a noted former California politician. Between 1989 and 1990 he was appointed to various city boards and commissions including the Board of Ethics, and Safety Commission. He served as mayor of the City of Chula Vista from 2002 to 2006 and as a member of the California Coastal Commission from 2005 to 2007. He served two terms on Chula Vista’s City Council from 1994 to 2002 prior to being elected mayor, and was the first person of Latino descent elected to that office in city history, despite the city’s diverse population. Padilla served in numerous San Diego County local and regional offices and held statewide and national affiliations during his term as mayor, including the board of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the League of California Cities and as a member of the United States Conference of Mayors. Padilla’s first career venture was in law enforcement. After graduating from Bonita Vista High School, he became the youngest cadet accepted into the Southwestern Police Academy. A police officer for 13 years, he served as a detective, specializing in domestic violence and child abuse. While a police officer, Padilla returned to school and received his bachelor’s degree in public administration. An openly gay Democrat, he remains active in local, state and national public affairs. He is president/CEO of Aquarius Group, Inc. a consulting business he began in 2007, and a monthly public affairs columnist for La Prensa San Diego. He is currently serving as a member of The Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Date: 2008-11-16

Out in San Diego: December 16-20, 1985

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Additional Title: Gay and Lesbian Tijuana

Series Title: Out in San Diego

Description: Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations. This reel covers a week of the program in December 1985. The primary topic is the gay and lesbian community in the Tijuana border region.

Date: 1985-12-16

Carole Norman Interview

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Description: Carole Norman was working as a sexual health nurse with the San Diego County Department of Health Services when an increasing number of clients began showing symptoms of and asking questions about a new illness that was affecting their community. As she met more people suffering from AIDS and after losing patients, friends and loved ones her dedication to prevention and education grew. As president of the Black Nurses Association, she and other members of the BNA brought an AIDS education campaign to churches and other venues in the African American community. She has also led fundraising initiatives for San Diego’s Walk for Life(now AIDS Walk),  and continues to be a trusted expert in the community about HIV/AIDS. Although retired Carole continues to be involved with the BNA and volunteers at the Sharp Grossmont Senior Resource Center and is on the committee for the San Diego AIDS Memorial Fund.

Date: 2016-02-08

Stan Lewis Interview

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Description: A longtime community activist, Stanley Lewis is active in the political and health care communities. He is a former gubernatorial appointee to the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He currently serves as a trustee of the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts and as an outside member of the program committee of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. Lewis is a former co-chair of San Diego Pride, former vice president of the San Diego Democratic Club, former president of Dignity/San Diego, and a member of the Gay and Lesbian Advisory Board to the San Diego Chief of Police. Lewis has a decorated political and social service career, having served as chief of staff to former San Diego City Councilmember Valerie Stallings during her first term and as consultant to the Public Facility and Recreation Committee (now PS&NS). He has also served as director of HIV/AIDS Services for a federally-funded program that provides care to San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS. More recently he served as governmental affairs representative for the largest city employees’ union. Lewis completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and received his master’s degree in international business from Bernard Baruch College, City University of New York. He currently resides in Encanto with his spouse, Mossie.

Date: 2015-02-10