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May 27-28, 2019 - City Council Meetings Adjourned

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Veterans Wreath Remembrance Ceremony

The Veterans Wreath Remembrance Ceremony honoring veterans from all service branches was held on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum, part of Memorial Day weekend observances, May 25, 2019.

Motorcyclist killed near Fallbrook

The crash occurred at Willow Glen Road and East Mission Road

9-hour SWAT standoff in Valley Center ends with arrest

Armed man was holed up inside home with victim, threatening to kill anyone who stepped on his property, sheriff's officials said

Search called off for man in water near Oceanside pier

A young man who was reported in the water near the Oceanside pier was feared dead after hours of searching

One dead in Spring Valley house fire

An early morning fire Saturday claimed the life of a 50-year-old man, authorities said.

From the Archives: 40 years ago, America's deadliest plane crash killed 273 people

American Airlines Flight 191 — a DC-10 jumbo jet loaded with Memorial Day weekend travelers — crashed after takeoff from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on May 25, 1979

Girl Next Door Honey breathes new life into ancient art of beekeeping

San Diego native Hilary Kearney raises bees, and awareness about pollinators.

Coastal Commission sued after approving repairs to San Onofre seawall

A permit for the nuclear waste storage facility issued in 2015 prohibited any future 'shoreline protections.'

Lawsuit says former San Marcos Unified superintendent skirted special education rules

Former Superintendent Melissa Hunt was accused in a lawsuit of downsizing the special education department to save on costs.

Oceanside firefighters save two dogs from burning duplex

The flames erupted for unknown reasons a few minutes after 7 p.m. at the duplex on North Way near Vista Way.

Tijuana street vendors sell to a unique mobile marketplace

Tijuana street vendors sell goods to cars stuck in the vehicle traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The diversity of those "working the line," as it's called is striking. Toddlers sell chiclets, a

Fetal-tissue research mistake draws ire of controversial anti-abortion group

UCSD diabetes researcher mistakenly sent emails soliciting fetal pancreas samples to the Center for Medical Progress, the group whose clandestine Planned Parenthood videos sparked controversy

DEA raids 'sophisticated' hash oil lab in Lemon Grove; sixth local bust in three weeks

Search of warehouse turned up hash oil valued at $6.75 million, and lab equipment valued at more than $2 million, DEA says.

Ex-teacher at San Diego charter school charged with sex with student

Robert Ian Famania is jailed on three felony charges involving a teenager. He formerly taught at Health Sciences High in City Heights.

Lost innocence: Cousins say they were sexually abused as girls by pastor of Saint Jude Shrine

Friday's revelations mean that Msgr. Gregory Sheridan, the late pastor of Saint Jude Shrine of the West, has been publicly accused of sexual assault by three women.

Texas Wetlands debuts just in time for Summer

Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands at the Houston Zoo opened to the public today, Friday, May 24, just in time to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. The Texas Wetlands brings together three native…

Border Patrol finds drugs, $100K cash in separate stops

Stops on Monday turned up drugs in San Clemente and cash in East County

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, accor

San Diego gang member convicted in 2 separate killings

Deshaun Prescott was found guilty of the murders of Derion Elias White and Greggory Davis a month apart in 2016.

Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests

A meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies of soil biodiversity in Amazonian forests found that the abundance, biomass, richness and diversity of soil fauna and microbes were reduced following deforestatio

Dead roots double shoreline loss in Gulf

A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in har

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

New research finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of deve

AI and high-performance computing extend evolution to superconductors

Researchers used the power of artificial intelligence and high-performance supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconduct

More than a protein factory: A role for ribosomes in regulating human gene expression

Researchers have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle's role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein.

Mortality risks among pro athletes

A first-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players. NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardi

Drug-resistant infections: If you can't beat 'em, starve 'em, scientists find

To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, researchers limited the fungus' access to iron, an element crucial to the organism's survival.

Gut is organized by function, and opportunities for better drug design

New findings provide insights about how the intestine maximizes nutrient uptake, while at the same time protecting the body from potentially dangerous microbes.

Border Patrol: 2 of 3 people who landed in Imperial Beach on watercraft caught

The personal watercraft was seen heading north from Mexico late Thursday night.

Mayor Faulconer Reopens OB Pier Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 24, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – Following a series of unusually strong storms that ravaged the Ocean Beach pier and caused its temporary closure, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joine

Cancer cells are quick-change artists adapting to their environment

New research shows that cancer cells of glioblastomas -- conspicuously aggressive solid brain tumors -- manifest developmental plasticity and their phenotypic characteristics are less constrained than

Do you hear what I hear?

A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills sho

Better together: human and robot co-workers

More and more processes are being automated. Self-driving delivery vehicles are finding their way into many areas. However, an interdisciplinary research team has observed that cooperation between hum

Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material

Scientists studying a lithium-ion battery with an iron-oxide electrode as it charged and discharged over 100 cycles found that the loss is due to a buildup of lithium oxide and decomposition of the me

Fire at Hillcrest private bathhouse prompts evacuations

No injuries were reported at Club San Diego on Fourth Avenue early Friday.

Woman injured in Point Loma apartment explosion, fire

San Diego firefighters knocked down the flames quickly on Udall Street.

Get Wet and Learn Lifesaving Water Safety Skills at May 25 Summer Splash Day Event

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The good that can come when we stop seeing cancer as a battle to win or lose

In an op-ed, USC's Sunita Puri notes many patients find it empowering to describe themselves as "fighting" and "beating" cancer. But others say that very language divides the sick into winners and los

City Opens First Business Accelerator in Southeastern San Diego

Monday, May 20, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – As part of his commitment to bring opportunity to every San Diego neighborhood, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today opened the first business accelerator

I am a Pollinator Pal

  Our Staff Pollinator Pal today is DeAndra Ramsey.  DeAndra is our School Program Coordinator in the Conservation Education Department and Conservation Champion for Texas Bat Monitoring.  She star

Free CPR/AED Workshop

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New Law to Address Proliferation of People Living in Unsafe Conditions in Vehicles on City Streets

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won City Council approval of a new emergency ordinance that will protect the quality of life in neighborhoods and ad

San Diego's Startup Ecosystem

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San Diego's Incubators & Accelerators Ecosystem

San Diego City Government For startups, a list of all incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces that provide training, networking and advice. Resource Link:  https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-

2019 Building Safety Month

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You and the Zoo are Saving Wild Whooping Cranes!

In less than two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Houston Zoo’s new Kathrine G. McGovern’s Texas Wetlands habitat! As you embark on your first adventure through our new exhibit,

Houston Zoo Statement Regarding Lawsuit Against Houston Interactive Aquarium and Zoo

HOUSTON (May 2, 2019) — On April 17, 2019, attorneys for the Houston Zoo sent a cease and desist letter to a for-profit business entity named the Houston Interactive Aquarium and Zoo, also…

May’s Featured Members: The Adams Family

We love our Members. Their incredible support allows us to make a difference to animals both locally and all over the world. This month, we’re spotlighting a family of Zoo Members that deserve…

Meet the Zoo’s Snake Saving Partner Murthy Kantimahanti on Monday, April 29th!

The Houston Zoo will be hosting the Houston Venom Conference this month – created in 2013 the conference serves to educate physicians, nurses, EMS professionals, and nature enthusiasts about the man

Camp Zoofari Inspires 11 Year-old to Start Cell Phone Recycling Project in Africa, Saving Gorillas in the Wild!

Hi, I am Ainsley Swiger, an 11 year old girl who currently lives in Angola, Africa. I moved here because of my Dad’s job when I was 8 years old. Living here has…

Grab a Drink and Save Animals in the Wild at Brew at the Zoo on April 25th!

Do you ever wish you could throw back some of your favorite brews and save wildlife? Well raise your glass, because for the second year in a row you will be protecting animals…

Life-saving Protocols Activated to Save Baby Elephant

Houston Zoo Elephant Calf Completed Treatment for Deadly VirusA nearly two-year-old Asian elephant calf at the Houston Zoo recently completed successful treatment for elephant endotheliotropic herpesv

Be An Ocean Hero – Sea Lion Spotlight on Species & Member Morning

Have you ever walked on the beach or jetty and wondered where all the trash comes from? Was it left from the last person that visited? Was it blown off a boat? Or…

Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo Gives Back

In January of 2018, Zovargo provided a free animal show for our military community in San Diego, Ca. Nearly 200 people attended and it was an awesome show!

Zovargo in the Community

Zovargo collaborates with many organizations in the San Diego Community to help spread the message about conserving our natural resources and supporting the animals that live on our planet. Working c

STEAM Maker Summer Festival 2017

STEAM Makers across San Diego join together for this festival that occurs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Zovargo is one STEAM Maker at this festival! Check out all the fun. Zovargo: Inspiring, Conservat

Meet Zovargo's Animal Amassadors

Here's a look at some of our Zovargo Animal Ambassadors that are a super important part of our education programs!Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect set

Camp Zovargo Preview!

See some highlights from Camp Zovargo San Diego 2017!Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect settings for a Zovargo animal program. Zovargo: Inspiring, Conse

Zovargo on CBS News

Zovargo is a conservation focused organization that provides educational programs for schools, scouts, libraries, and even for private events.Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday

Samantha Smith - Zovargo Intern - YouTube

Zovargo Intern from 2016 shares her experience about being an intern with Zovargo.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - UF/IFAS

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension outreach is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to t

Discover: Aberdeen

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Discover: Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

Discover: Graz

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Discover: Havana

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

Discover: Santa Fe

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy


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