LA JOLLA (CNS) - Students graduating from UC San Diego Saturday will hear from three alumni who have made names for themselves in the entertainment industry.
The festivities begin at 8 a.m. when James Avery, best known as "Uncle Phil" on the television situation comedy "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," will speak to around 1,400 graduates of Thurgood Marshall College. Avery returns to the campus often and has created a scholarship for performing and visual arts students.
Robert Bowman, the creator of the television series "My Name is Earl," will speak to about 1,600 graduate students who will receive advanced degrees. Bowman also has credits on "Family Guy" and "Yes, Dear," and is working to develop an American version of the British comedy "White Van Man."
The third speaker is Ira Rubinstein, now executive vice president of digital marketing for Twentieth Century Fox, who will address 735 students at Revelle College. Rubinstein, president of the UCSD Alumni Association Board of Directors, has also held positions with Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Digital.
Students at John Muir College will also graduate Saturday.
More ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.