Leopard sharks spotted off La Jolla coast

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If you find yourself swimming in the surf at La Jolla Shores, you will also find yourself swimming with the sharks. But, no need to worry, these are relative benign sharks, at least to humans. In fact the leopard sharks currently found in large numbers off our coast are much more afraid of us than we need to be of them.

San Diego Tracking Team teaches volunteers to track wild animals in areas of San Diego

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The San Diego Zoo and the Zoo Safari Park are wonderful places to interact with wild animals, but did you know there are other opportunities to be had right out in the urban metropolitan environment of America’s Finest City itself? The San Diego Tracking Team offers just such a wild experience.

105 year old’s first pitch prefaces near no-hitter

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We all remember that 1909 baseball season, right? Ty Cobb batting for a .377 season average, with a league leading 7 home runs, the Pirates winning their first World Series, those were the days. Well, Agnes McKee of Oceanside may not remember that baseball season, but she was actually around for it.

UCSD research finds genetic basis of friendships

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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.

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