UCSD research finds genetic basis of friendships


When it comes to friendship, do opposites attract? Or are we more like our friends than we think? According to recent studies done by researchers at both UCSD and Yale, unrelated friends have a genetic makeup as similar as those whose great grandparents have the same grandparents.

San Vicente Reservoir expansion completed, will ease drought woes


The building of new pipelines and pumps, as well as the dam raise, are a vast effort to counteract the high drought conditions now moving into the mountain and desert regions of San Diego County. The area has now entered the second most extreme drought category established by the U.S. Drought Monitor service.

I believe that we can win a trademark of that phrase, says SDSU


“I Believe That We Can Win!” “I BeLIEVE that WE can win!” Say that phrase three times fast, then get someone to print it on a t-shirt, and you may have just made San Diego State some money. On October 27, 2011, Aztec Shops Ltd., an apparel shop located in the San Diego State student union, filed for trademark rights to the phrase.

San Diego and Bermuda finalists to host next America’s Cup


With Chicago being eliminated from consideration due to the unreliability of consistent winds on Lake Michigan, America’s Finest City and the British-held island of Bermuda are the final two contenders for the honor of holding the 35th America’s Cup yachting regatta in 2017.

Past 12 months 13th driest ever in San Diego


This past Tuesday, July 1, is the annual beginning of the year for the purposes of measuring rainfall and other weather phenomena. The National Weather Service has announced that for previous 12 months only 5.06 inches of rain fell at the Lindbergh Field airport.

Air quality in San Diego highest since measuring began in 1955

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Along with today’s launch of a new atmosphere-measuring satellite into orbit, NASA has released information from a currently-operating space measuring device, called Aura, showing just how much our air quality has improved.

San Diego Social Media Day arrives on June 30


Online gurus and geniuses will be gathering “offline” (in other words, in person) or IRL (“in real life”) at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina next Monday, June 30, from 9:45 in the morning until 4:45 in the evening, with a free networking reception to follow.

Amazon.com announces Fire phone


The speculation, anticipation, theories and rumors are done. Amazon.com has now made the announcement of the release of a new smartphone, designed and manufactured by their hardware lab and running their own proprietary software. The Fire Phone, installed with Dynamic Display and running Firefly is now available.

Vaping may soon be regulated in San Diego; E-Cig proposals go before City Council


Following in the wake of a similar laws passed in San Diego County, the City Council is considering regulations concerning the sale and use of electronic cigarettes in the city. Two ordinances for the control of “vaping” passed through the Safety Committee this past Wednesday, June 18; and have been sent to the full Council for debate and voting.

Fans gather at Gwynn statue at Petco; Memorial event announced


After some discussion concerning the proper location for a public memorial for the man who patrolled right field at Qualcomm for 20 years, the Padres made the announcement that the free memorial event would be at Petco Park at 7:19 pm on Thursday, June 26.

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