Halie Johnson

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  • Explorer lectures at French-American school

    Explorer lectures at French-American school

    French explorer Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne recently presented a lecture, “The Critical Role of the North and the South Poles in Climate Change,” recently at San Diego French-American School. The lecture was based on the scientific research he performed while on his 40-day solo expedition to the North...

  • Community View: Take steps to slow polluted air

    Community View: Take steps to slow polluted air

    Editor’s note: Students in Ginny LaRowe’s fifth-grade class at Bird Rock Elementary School recently had an assignment to write a feature story about something in their community. The class members picked the four best, which the Light will publish in the coming weeks. Here’s the second one. By...

  • UCSD in La Jolla: Marye Anne Fox

    UCSD in La Jolla: Marye Anne Fox

    Editor’s note: To mark UCSD’s 50th anniversary, the Light is asking people for their thoughts on how the university has affected La Jolla. Today, we hear from UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. UC San Diego and members of our campus family have become an ingrained part of the La Jolla community and...

  • Spotlight on Local Business: Many reasons to dine at Chedi Thai Bistro

    Spotlight on Local Business: Many reasons to dine at Chedi Thai Bistro

    Diners who stop by Chedi Thai Bistro in La Jolla say they return for the tasty cuisine, ambiance and affordability. “We have a modern look, but not too modern,” said Tom Techathamnukool who, along with wife Pia Kampuntip, has owned the restaurant at 737 Pearl St., Suite 110 for 10 months. “The...

  • Blackout lifted: Chargers-49ers game will be broadcast in San Diego

    Blackout lifted: Chargers-49ers game will be broadcast in San Diego

    By City News Service The television blackout was lifted Tuesday for Thursday's football game at Qualcomm Stadium pitting the Chargers against the San Francisco 49ers. Before a 24-hour extension, granted by the National Football League, was up late Tuesday, the local team had sold enough tickets...

  • Gillispie families donate 910 pounds of food

    Gillispie families donate 910 pounds of food

    For four years, The Gillispie School fourth grade classes have worked with the San Diego Food Bank to create awareness about hunger in the area. This year the 29 students in the two classrooms, along with their teachers and numerous parent volunteers, toured the Food Bank and helped to package...

  • Brown named to key UCSD research spot

    Brown named to key UCSD research spot

    Sandra Ann Brown, professor of psychology and psychiatry, assumed the post of vice chancellor for Research at UCSD on Dec. 8, following approval by the University of California’s Board of Regents. She replaces Arthur B. Ellis, who accepted the position of provost at the City University of Hong...

  • UCSD fraternity helps local families in need

    UCSD fraternity helps local families in need

    Members of UCSD’s service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, have been working on “Operation Santa,” an annual fundraising effort dedicated to helping families in need all over San Diego County. Due to the co-ed fraternity’s outreach initiatives and perhaps because of the economic crisis, “Operation...

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