LA JOLLA (CNS) - University of California San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox received the country's highest science award from President Obama this week.
Fox, a chemist, received the National Medal of Science during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
"It was a very special moment for me personally and professionally," Fox told The San Diego Union-Tribune. "I was able to bring two grandchildren to see this. And it is good to know that the work you've done has had a positive impact on society."
Fox was honored for decades of research in basic chemistry, including work that has helped improve solar energy, better reveal the nature of air pollution and advanced scientist's understanding of possible biological attacks by terrorists, according to the newspaper.
She also helped convince Congress to invest more money in scientific research, and has presided over one of the largest periods of growth in the history of UCSD, the Union-Tribune reported.
A May grey Memorial Day had two San Diego drivers seeing red after a suspected road rage incident turned violent Monday.
A military family in Claremont said it's something that may never happen again - a father and eight of his sons went off to war and all came home alive.
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the Navy's Third Fleet, was the keynote speaker Monday at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
The county Medical Examiner's Office Monday released the name of a man killed after being struck by a passenger train.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his aides met with SoccerCity investors 25 times between January 2016 and this past February, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.
Friends of the Badge is an annual event that brings people together to support San Diego Police officers and this year man's best friend will also be celebrated as an important partner for officers on the force.
A cloudy start to the week with cooler weather for Monday and Tuesday. At the coast Monday, temperatures will hit the high 60s with high 70s for the inland communities.