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Law Forum Features 20 Native American Women Leaders

San Diego County, with 18 Native American Indian reservations — more than any other county in the U.S. — will soon have another distinction in this realm. The Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s annual Women and the Law Conference set for Feb. 18 features 20 Native American women who are leaders in academia, business, government, law practice and tribal courts. Among those attending is Diane Humetewa, the first American Indian female to serve as a U.S. Attorney. The school says items to be discussed include issues that affect local tribal groups … The sprawling Marine Corps Air Station Miramar boasts a new veterans cemetery constructed and managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 313-acre site within the base, which officially opened Jan. 30, is visible east of Interstate 805, and it will eventually hold the remains of 230,000 service men and women either in the columbarium or in the cemetery … Mark your calendars! Victor Nichols, CEO for Experian North America and a 1978 graduate from UC San Diego, speaks on “Viewing the Recession Through the Lens of Consumer Data” on Feb. 17 at the campus Faculty Club. The cost is $50, which includes breakfast and parking, and a chance to glean a few facts about the economy as seen through the eyes of a consumer finance expert. For details and ducats, browse on over to economics.ucsd.edu/roundtable … And here’s another calendar item. The 38th Annual San Diego Crew Classic is now set for April 2-3 on Mission Bay. The annual event includes more than 100 teams from universities and high schools which will be participating in what has become the marquee regatta event on the West Coast. The program launched in 1973. For more information, paddle on over to crewclassic.org … And speaking of big community events on the horizon. The Fallbrook Battle of the Bands with kids ages 13-19 is scheduled for March 26 at the local community center. Check it out “Fallbrook Battle Bands” on Facebook for more information, including the registration deadline … San Diego City College officials broke ground for its new Arts & Humanities and Business Technology buildings Feb. 11, which should help boost the fortunes of East Village. Construction work has been under way for some time now for the two structures, one 128,000 square feet, the other 62,000 square fee. The $90 million project funded under Propositions S and N is seeking gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design status, one of the highest environmental ratings available … Well, Super Bowl XLV is quickly becoming a distant memory, but it’s worth noting in passing that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a part-time Del Mar resident. Rodgers attended UC Berkeley, where he was a standout leader for the mighty California Golden Bears, even putting in a (losing) appearance in the 2004 Holiday Bowl.

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