Deadline approaching for electric vehicle credit from SDG&E

San Diego Gas & Electric customers who drive plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles are eligible for a utility bill credit. San Diego Gas & Electric customers who drive plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles are eligible for a utility bill credit. (LiPo Ching …

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Mesa College to Award First 4-Year Degrees Saturday

San Diego Mesa College will award its first bachelor’s degrees at a commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, the college announced. Sixteen students will receive the Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Information Management, which is a continuation of the college’s Health Information Technology Associates Degree program.

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Memorial Day weekend gas prices to hit ‘maybe I’ll stay home’ levels

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – If the flood of fellow travelers doesn’t keep you close to home this Memorial Day weekend, perhaps the price at the pump will. Gasoline prices have climbed 12 cents over the past two weeks to bring the national average to about $2.93 per …

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Sally Ride Commemorated on Forever Stamp

Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist and dedicated educator who inspired the nation, will be commemorated on a Forever stamp today. The Sally Ride Forever stamp 5 p.m. PDT dedication ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at the Price Center, University of California San Diego.

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“Let the exodus begin… For the high tax states, it is a disaster” (The “blue state refugee” exodus began a few years ago actually) VIDEO

 

They screwed up California. Beautiful, great weather, good skiing, great beaches, wonderful sunsets California. They took what they had, got lazy, and indulged themselves. Now Cali is descending into 2nd world status with a very rich group at the top and lots of poor people at the bottom. The middle class has largely been abandoned (assuming one works in the private sector that is). It is a tragedy. But it will get worse.

I love California. I have a beer mug from which I often drink that says “I love California.” My favorite beer to fill that mug is San Fransisco’s Anchor Steam Beer. I have very fond memories of California. I even planted some San Diego (originally South African) ice plants in my garden because I thought they were so lovely. (They actually survive in central Virginia.) But I could never ever live in California because the government has gone off the rails, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better anytime soon.

But at least I don’t CURRENTLY live in California.

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Mesa College to award first bachelor degrees

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mesa College will award the first bachelor’s degrees in its history during a commencement ceremony Saturday. Sixteen students will receive degrees through the Health Information Management program, which is designed to prepare …

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On-Site Interviews Could Lead to On-Spot Offers at Veterans Job Fair

A job fair for engineers and other skilled trades is being hosted by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Thursday. The Veterans Employment Committee of San Diego County Job and Resource Fair will be on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ocean View Church at 2460 Palm Avenue.

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Researchers Identify Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease

Photo: Gerd Altmann

(From ScienceDaily.com)

Scientists have identified a gene that helps prevent the harmful buildup of proteins that can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The researchers found that the ‘Ankrd16’ gene acts like a failsafe in proofreading and correcting errors to avoid the abnormal production of improper proteins.

Scientists know that faulty proteins can cause harmful deposits or “aggregates” in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Although the causes of these protein deposits remain a mystery, it is known that abnormal aggregates can result when cells fail to transmit proper genetic information to proteins. University of California San Diego Professor Susan Ackerman and her colleagues first highlighted this cause of brain disease more than 10 years ago. Now, probing deeper into this research, she and colleagues have identified a gene, Ankrd16, that prevents the protein aggregates they originally observed.

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