The University of California at San Diego and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have joined forces to establish the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Higher temperatures, turbulent weather and sea level rise are among the topics scientists will study there.
A veteran high-school history teacher in San Diego has created a minimuseum with his students, in which he displays a portion of his 40,000-piece collection of presidential memorabilia. Teacher Jim Fletcher said the pieces help excite students about history and use the memorabilia for research. "With high school students who are bombarded by distractions, history needs to come to the table hot and preferably in flames," said Fletcher, who plans to make more of the collection available to elementary and middle schools.
The San Diego City Council has approved a lease agreement with Brown Field International Business Park LLC and a $1 billion master plan for aviation and non-aviation facilities at Brown Field Municipal Airport. The plan includes an airport maintenance building, hangars, tie-downs and a fuel station, as well as a number of green-energy features.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has presented a budget proposal to the City Council, which has supported some parts and criticized others. Filner's plan for a five-year labor agreement with city employees has drawn support, while councilors disagree on using $34 million in one-time funding.
A San Diego program offers supervision and structured activities for children and adults with special medical needs on the weekends, allowing parents some free time. The Together We Grow program guides children and adults through sensory exercises, story time, art projects and other activities.