SAN DIEGO — Library branches in the southern and southeastern parts of San Diego are typically smaller and lack space for events and meetings, compared to branches in the north and west parts of the city, creating long-term challenges for the city’s library system.
Because of the disparities, branches in the north and west have higher circulation and a greater numbers of visits, while branches in the less affluent south lead the 36-branch system in the use of public computers.
For decades, the Scripps Oceanographic Collections have amassed millions of marine organisms and geological samples that continue to yield scientific discoveries
The Scripps Oceanographic Collections are the largest university-based oceanographic collections in the world. It is comprised of the Marine Vertebrate, Benthic Invertebrate, Pelagic Invertebrate, and Geological Collections. Photo by Oriana Poindexter.
The City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture has updated its online, interactive map of San Diego that identifies the unique characteristics, venues and reach of City-funded nonprofit arts and culture organizations. New features include a landing page that will house maps and annual data, and a side-by-side comparative mapping tool that illustrates data differences between fiscal years, beginning with 2019 and 2020.
The maps illustrate the meaningful impact arts and culture organizations have in the City. As the data is updated annually it can measure impacts over time and help drive informed decision-making to strengthen the creative life of all San Diego neighborhoods.