? Professor of Environmental Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech University Mark Hay will receive the 2012 Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD in June.

? UCSD’s delegation to the California Micromouse Competition won first place in the contest’s second year. UCSD, which hosted the event, also won last year.

? UCSD researchers have begun a series of clinical trials to test the effects of chocolate and tomatoes as well as medication on patients who have or are at risk for dementia.

? The infant mortality rate in San Diego County dropped to its lowest levels since 2003 according to data released this week.

? The owners of a San Diego mansion are suing Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow II, claiming he trashed the house while he and his wife were renting it.

? The City of San Diego was ranked eighth in the country for Best Parks by the Trust for Public Land organization.

? San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis cleared six police officers of any wrongdoing for shooting Dejon White, who was suspected of killing a police officer last August.

? A 13-year-old Hesperia girl was arrested along with two friends for allegedly attempting to kill her mother.