Maybe it’s been just an ego thing or a matter of turf, but administrators and some alumni groups at the University of California and the California State University systems for years have adamantly opposed the notion of community colleges granting anything more than two-year associate of arts degrees.
But this idea is making more sense than ever, especially amid continuing cutbacks at many existing four-year schools. It’s also an idea that’s allowed in more than 20 other states.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and North County Transit District (NCTD) will hold a public information open house on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about the San Dieguito Double Track and Special Events Platform Project.
Although not yet funded for construction, project team members will discuss and answer questions about the project’s track, bridge, and special events platform preferred alternative that will be carried forward for the next phase of engineering and environmental study.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk is less than a month away.
On Nov. 17 a spirited group of approximately 2,500 walkers will take off from the fairgrounds in Del Mar to walk 60 miles to San Diego in an effort to raise awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer.
Homeowners frequently see their heating bills rise as fall begins and the weather cools. For this reason, homes with energy efficient and environmentally friendly features are often a priority to prospective buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, nearly nine out of 10 recent home buyers said that heating and cooling costs were somewhat or very important when considering a home for purchase.