Home Sweet Home: Does Where You Live Impact Student Success?

Dr. Tracy Alloway, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, has condcuted a new study that reveals where you live doesn't have to determine school success.

(Newswise)–Where you live doesn’t have to determine your school success, according to a recent study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Florida. Instead, your working memory—your ability to remember and process information—is a much better predictor of learning outcomes. Socioeconomic status has long been linked with school success. […]

Authorities Seek Leads On Cold Case


SAN DIEGO–Crime Stoppers and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit continue to look for leads to help locate Mickey James Guidry. Mickey’s family has increased the reward to up to $3,500 for any information that may lead to his whereabouts. Guidry was last seen on the afternoon of November 27, 2009. He […]

Fear, Safety And The Role Of Sleep In Human PTSD

LA JOLLA–The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published in theJournal of Neuroscience. “I think these findings help us understand why sleep disturbances and nightmares are […]

San Diego Chamber of Commerce Selects Customer Service Advantage Outstanding Emerging Business

ESCONDIDO–Customer Service Advantage, Inc.  has received the 2014 Outstanding Emerging Business of the Year award in the micro business category  from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Small Business Awards, presented annually, recognize the contributions of local small and micro businesses as drivers of the region’s economic growth. This year’s competition drew […]

Vista Unified School District Granted $4.7 Million For Prop 39 Energy Efficiency Upgrade Projects

DALLAS/SAN DIEGO–Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced Vista Unified School District became the third of San Diego County’s 42 school districts to have its Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plan approved by the California Energy Commission. Vista Unified School District will receive $4.7 million that will be used for a variety of energy […]

Top Musical Performers Shakeup MTVs Video Music Awards

Miley Cirus wins Video of the Year

INGLEWOOD—MTV hosted an epic night of music with unforgettable performances, unpredictable moments and heartfelt messages as the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” were held LIVE at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Beyonce’ welcomed MTV and the audience to her world as she built on her VMA legacy with a medley of songs from her visual album […]

More Than 40 Neglected Horses Rescued

Neglected horses were rescued by County Animal Services on Saturday. Courtesy photo

VALLEY CENTER–More than 40 animals are now under the care of County Animal Services after being rescued from a property in Valley Center Saturday. Animal Control Officers removed 31 horses, three llamas, four Dexter (miniature) cattle, five geese, and one dog from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road. County Animal […]

Marijuana Use Up Among Juveniles In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–More than half of the youth booked into Juvenile Hall in San Diego County tested positive for marijuana, the highest rate seen in 14 years, according to a new report released by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Fifty-three percent tested positive in 2013, up from 42 percent in 2000. The study, “2013 Juvenile […]

Qualcomm Sales Director Guilty Of Insider Trading

SAN DIEGO–A Qualcomm, Incorporated sales director pled guilty to one count of insider trading, United States Attorney Laura Duffy said today. At the time of his illegal trade, Robert Herman, 52, was a director in the North America Sales Department of Qualcomm, Inc. According to Herman’s plea agreement, Herman and a co-defendant were part of […]

Cygnet Theatre Presents Shepard Classics‏

Playwright, actor Sam Shepard

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre will continue its tradition of presenting plays performed in a rotating repertory by staging two thought-provoking American classics by playwright, actor and icon Sam Shepard. The emotional and physical duo of Fool for Love and True West both address the American dream in powerful and passionate ways. Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray […]