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.

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.

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

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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.

San Diegans ranked in top 10 for fitness

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The American Fitness Index for 2014 was released recently, and San Diego is listed in the number 8 position. In a study conducted by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine among the U.S.A.’s fifty most populous metropolitan areas, our fair city was ranked 6 positions better than in last year’s report.

2014 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon set for June 1

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The 17th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is set for this Sunday, June 1. A big treat is that our own Meb Keflezighi, champion of this year’s Boston Marathon is participating in the half-marathon. He will be at the front of a pace group.

San Diego beaches among the top in water quality

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As all San Diegans have known all along, we have some of the finest, cleanest beaches in the world. Heal the Bay, an organization that engages in environmental cleanups and ranks different aspects of coastal ecology, named seven local beaches to its annual honor roll of beaches ranked by how clean the water is.

New regulations for marijuana dispensaries go into effect

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A complicated new law in San Diego will legalize medical marijuana dispensaries to be established in a small group of approved areas.This new method of licensing pot stores goes into effect tomorrow morning, Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Two healthy vending machines set up at Mt. Carmel High School

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If one isn’t interested in the normal assortment of chocolate/sugar/salty snakes and carbonated beverages perhaps a machine that vends pita chips and coconut milk is more appealing?

New Belmont Park certified farmers’ market opens Friday, June 7

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At the foot of the roller coaster, a new Belmont Park Certified Farmers’ Market will open on Friday, June 7

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