SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Barring any last-second fossil discoveries, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Monday at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law's new eight-story campus.
The school is relocating from Old Town to downtown, at 1155 Island Ave.
"This is the most extraordinary law school campus in the nation," said Rudy Hasl, a school dean. "It is designed to facilitate interactions between everyone on campus in a comfortable, collaborative setting. That is the key to success in law school."
In February 2009, work on the campus was interrupted by the discovery of an 8-foot-long mammoth tusk, skull and other bones about 20 feet below ground level. It turned about to be the remains of a Columbian mammoth, which roamed the earth about 500,000 years ago.
Several weeks later, bones belonging to an ancestor of the modern gray whale were unearthed.
The 178,000-square-foot campus will have two outdoor terraces and a student lounge that looks like a round 50's diner.
Meeting rooms, a cafe to open this spring and a law clinic will be available to the public.
The first classes in the new building are scheduled for Tuesday.
San Diego County is making a major investment in technology to detect wildfires breaking out in the back country.
A controversial ordinance that prohibited feeding the homeless in public spaces in El Cajon expired Tuesday, after the county lifted its emergency declaration on the hepatitis A outbreak.
An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.
PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about the person or people who left four puppies out with the trash in San Diego in recent weeks.
A dispute between two students at Lincoln High School escalated Tuesday into a stabbing that sent one of them to a hospital.
San Diego police are investigating a rapid increase in the number of cases of stolen catalytic converters from cars.
A 19-year-old man accused of groping and sexually assaulting four female students as they walked to their off-campus housing near San Diego State University must stand trial on seven charges, including false imprisonment and sexual battery, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Authorities Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying a fast-working crew of burglars who broke into a luxury-goods retailer at Fashion Valley mall and made off with more than half a million dollars' worth of merchandise.