San Diego, California - The San Diego State men’s basketball program was honored today by the San Diego City Council. Mayor and SDSU graduate Kevin Faulconer proclaimed April 15, 2014, as SDSU Men’s Basketball Day in the city of San Diego.

San Diego, California - Call it an electronic meeting of the minds: Smart cars will meet smart chargers in the nation’s first demonstration of the next generation of “Smart Cars.” Known as the Intelligent Charging Project, the California Energy Commission-funded endeavor brings together smart fortwo electric drives from Daimler, electric vehicle charging stations supplied by RWE - Germany’s second largest utility - and the University of California, San Diego as the demonstration site.

San Diego, California - V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, was recently honored as the 2014 Scientist of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.

San Diego, California - Gigantic corpse flowers take their name from the rotting stench they emit when they bloom - a two-day spectacle that only happens every few years. Very few of us will ever see or smell one in person.

Spring Valley, California - Harold Hill, a 24 year-old parolee wanted for a parole violation, entered "Jamacha Produce" on Jamacha Blvd in Spring Valley armed with a gun and a hatchet.

San Diego, California - Kaya Mazon began changing her younger brothers’ diapers at age 5. Her mother was never around and her father was in prison, so she potty-trained and taught them to read, too.

San Diego, California - Some were victims of sexual abuse, others victims of stabbing and gunshots. Some witnessed horrific events to family members. But all were brave, and this week they were all recognized for their courage.