SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego State University dedicated a new campus entrance Thursday in honor of alumni and long-time supporters Ben and Nikki Clay.
The couple, who met while SDSU students, has been involved public affairs in San Diego for years and have played a role in numerous civic activities.
"The naming of the Clay Gateway recognizes Nikki's and Ben's many contributions to SDSU,'' said Tom McCarron, vice president for business and financial affairs. "Fittingly, the words on its pillars define the campus as a destination for students who aspire to follow in the Clays' footsteps, `through these gates will pass our future leaders.'''
School officials have been planning for a couple of years to install four gateways that define boundaries of the suburban campus, which appear vague in some areas.
They said the gateways would look like similar facilities at other colleges, with a tower, walkway leading into campus and landscaping. The one named for the Clays is located at the intersection of Montezuma Road and Campanile Drive.
"The idea of having a place of arrival has been a long time coming,'' said Ben Clay.
Nikki has been president of the Alumni Association Board of Advisors and The Campanile Foundation Board of Directors. Ben is on the SDSU Public Affairs Advisory Board. They have also funded a pair of scholarships and contribute to others, according to SDSU.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, assembled care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
Emotions are still raw for many who went through the 2007 fires in San Diego County and lost homes or loved ones.
Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.
A Red Flag Warning for parts of San Diego County went up Sunday, a day after two sizeable brush fires were sparked in the region.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
San Diego sports fans were saddened when the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park closed its doors last summer. But those who have dried their tears can open their pocketbooks and bid on sports memorabilia items that were on display at the hall.
A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego's Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday.