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.

San Diego, California - Grab the kids and get a jump on the upcoming spring holiday with traditional egg hunts at four different County parks.

Imperial Beach, California - In 2007, when devastating wildfires ripped through San Diego County, John Hartman and his family were left without a home. But the fires took more than replaceable items; they also separated the family from their dog, Buddy.