Mixing it up in the kitchen for health

: Chef Jennifer Felmley goes over the basics at a recent healthy cooking class for children and their parents at the City Heights Wellness Center.

The first thing you should know about making a salad is that the dish can be really bland. This is why, chef Jennifer Felmley says, it is often wise to mix things up with a dash of, say, purple carrots…

Living Lab fundraising near completion

An artist’s rendering of Ocean Discovery Institute’s Living Lab, which is planned to be built on the rim of Manzanita Canyon and within walking distance of several City Heights schools.

Construction on a long-awaited, state-of-the-art, science education center focusing on the local ecosystem could begin by year’s end, thanks to a recent $1 million matching grant by a charitable foundation. The Ocean Discovery Institute has raised $13 million of the…

Saving the oceans in City Heights

Shara Fisler, the executive director of the Ocean Discovery Institute, was honored as a Women’s History Month Local Hero by KPBS.

Shara Fisler thrives at her job. The executive director of the Ocean Discovery Institute, an educational program she founded 15 years ago, Fisler helps young people explore San Diego’s coastal habitats while training them to become scientific and environmental leaders.…

Salvando los océanos desde City Heights

Shara Fisler sigue prosperando en su trabajo. La directora ejecutiva del Instituto Ocean Discovery, un programa educativo fundado por ella hace 15 años, ayuda a los jóvenes a explorar los hábitats costeros de San Diego y los entrena para que…