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HOMEGROWN HERO: A physics teacher at the very high school he once attended, Dos Pueblos High’s Amir Abo-Shaeer (pictured), who also heads up the school’s Engineering Academy, was officially announced this week as a 2010 MacArthur Fellow — an unsolicited, if not somewhat mysterious, honor that provides carefully culled recipients from all walks of life with $500,000 to use as they wish.

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