SAN DIEGO (CNS) - For the fifth year in a row, UC San Diego topped a list of universities acting in the public interest, which was released Monday by Washington Monthly.
San Diego State University was fourth in the publication's "Best Bang for the Buck" category.
The public interest rankings by Washington Monthly looks at recruiting of low-income students, the number of Ph.D's awarded, honors for faculty, and participation in the Peace Corps, ROTC and community service programs.
University of California campuses dominated the top of the list, with Riverside second, Berkeley third and UCLA fifth.
"It is a great honor to be recognized once again by Washington Monthly as the top college in the nation for contributing to the public good," said Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. "This is an extraordinary achievement, as the criteria for this ranking exemplify our core values and our vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university that provides opportunity for all."
San Diego State ranked 87th, but came in fourth in the "Best Bang" category, which takes the percentage of students receiving Pell grants into account, along with graduation rates, net costs and percentage of admissions.
UCSD was 18th in this category.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.