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La Jolla restaurant robbed at gunpoint — Two unidentified men robbed La Jolla’s Flame Broiler Restaurant, located at 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive, just after 9 p.m. on May 23.

Both suspects were described as being in their 20s and wearing dark bandanas and dark clothing. At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

There were no injuries, but the duo fled with cash on foot toward the parking lot, according to investigators. The San Diego Police Department’s robbery unit is investigating.

UC office space earns LEED certification — University City-based United Research Services (URS) recently achieved LEED Silver Certification status for its UC office space. The certification effort was spearheaded by Green Team regional lead Patricia Trauth, alongside a team of more than 10 office employees and management.

Throughout the process, the team worked to develop and refine green practices in the San Diego office to make it one of six URS offices in the U.S. to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Irvine Company property management and Bycor General Contractors collaborated with the URS team in selecting green building materials and crafting a layout that maximized the use of natural lighting to create an inviting, energy efficient workspace.

Device triggers evacuation; found harmless — An engineering student’s suspicious-looking science project raised alarm at an apartment complex in University City on June 4.

After moving out of his apartment on Costa Verde Boulevard, the student left behind a pressure cooker with wires sticking out. After encountering the device just after noon, the apartment manager called police, who requested help from the Metro Arson Strike Team bomb squad.

When investigators contacted the student, the man said he meant to discard the project in the trash when he moved out of his residence.

Bomb squad members X-rayed the pressure cooker and found it to be harmless. About 10 tenants in the nearest units were initially evacuated and were allowed back into their apartments around 2:30 p.m.

Old Globe honors UC performers — University City residents Samantha Littleford and Samuel Brogadir recently won top honors at The Old Globe Theatre’s annual Globe Honors on May 20.

Littleford, a Coronado School of the Arts student, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Spoken Theatre.

Brogadir, a student of San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre.

Both recipients received a $1,000 scholarship and will have the opportunity to join an exclusive trip to Los Angeles for a theater show, tour and opportunity to learn directly from theater professionals.
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