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.
Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - finished their 60-mile journey on Sunday. The annual walk supports breast cancer research and programs.
One California family is still managing to look on the bright side, after enduring 48 hours of horror.
A damaged fire hydrant caused a large geyser and street flooding in a neighborhood south of Talmadge on Sunday.
On your marks, get set—start thawing! That’s right, Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl for home cooking, is this week. And if you’re cooking a turkey and the Thanksgiving feast for your family or your friends, you need to start thinking about safe cooking right now, including thawing the bird!
Tensions remained high in Tijuana and at the U.S.- Mexico border Sunday, where thousands of members of a migrant caravan began arriving in the past week planning to seek asylum in the United States.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Tuesday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
Temperatures take a cooling trend into early next week, with only a slight increase on Sunday disrupting the trend.
Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.