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Alan Alda appeared in the auditorium at Scripps Research in La Jolla on Jan. 16 to announce a partnership that will teach scientists how to communicate more effectively to the public and to other scientists. The Emmy-winning actor is making Scripps the West Coast home of Alda Communication Training, a Long Island-based program that sharpens the communication skills of people who spend much of their days staring at computer screens and microscope slides and speaking in the language of their academic papers.
Surfrider volunteers report that in 2019 they picked up more than 16,000 pounds of trash from San Diego beaches — 78 percent of it made from plastic — and most of the plastics were items designed to be used once and discarded (i.e. single-use plastics).
San Diego officials have unveiled a plan to spend $90 million to $100 million over the next decade to complete a backlog of more than 81,000 City sidewalk repairs to stem a tide of large injury payouts.
San Diego cracked down on marijuana billboard ads Monday, Jan. 13 after many months of analyzing the issue, but critics say the City isn’t going far enough.
Despite a visit from Pendulum Property Partners to the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) meeting Jan. 16 — intended merely to provide the board with an update on their plans to re-purpose the historic North Chapel in Liberty Station as an events venue — the board passed a motion to draft a letter to City officials stating Pendulum’s plans are inconsistent with the Naval Training Center San Diego Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
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