BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to leverage the state's role in agriculture and research to tackle one of the world's most pressing problems: food.
The former Homeland Security secretary is unveiling an initiative Tuesday to deepen the university's commitment to eradicating hunger and improving nutrition at home and abroad.
Napolitano is scheduled to announce the system-wide project at a Berkeley middle school where she will be joined by chef Alice Waters. She says the idea for the Global Food Initiative surfaced while she was dining with UC's 10 campus chancellors at Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant.
Napolitano says the venture will include everything from bringing scientists together to look at how crops can be protected amid climate change to having local farmers furnish the food sold on campuses.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Despite an ongoing FBI investigation into his campaign spending, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter coasted through the June primary election largely unscathed, finishing first by a 30-point margin and establishing himself as a strong favorite to hold the seat in November.
Coronado residents were divided Tuesday, during a City of Coronado council meeting over plans for an off-leash dog park.
An 83-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a motorcycle in the middle of Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa, according to San Diego Police.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife Margaret were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for allegedly using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including family vacations, dental bills, theater tickets and international travel for relatives.
Controversy continues over the signature gathering drives to overturn the City of San Diego’s new regulations on short-term vacation rentals.
San Diego State shared an updated look at the proposed SDSU Mission Valley plan on Tuesday. The new renderings show an SDSU innovation district with buildings for classes and student housing.
San Diego's average temperature of 76.8 degrees from July 1 to Aug. 20 is the hottest on record for that 51-day period, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.
A new development plan is stirring up controversy in North County. Homeowners say the project would negatively impact Oceanside's farming community and they want to make sure their voices are heard.
It is one thing to be good at your job, but it takes a higher level of dedication to use that job to help the community.