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Stories for February 24, 2010

Tijuana Mayor Wants U.S. State Department To Reconsider Mexico Travel Alert

Feb. 24
By Amy Isackson
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Tijuana's Mayor wants the U.S. State Department to omit warnings about violence in Tijuana from future travel alerts on Mexico.

UCSD Minority Students Walk Out Of Teach-In

Feb. 24
By Ana Tintocalis
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An attempt to quell racial tensions at UC San Diego fell short today. Hundreds of minority students walked out of a "teach-in" organized by university officials.

California's Community Colleges Expect To Educate 21,000 Fewer Students

Feb. 24
Marianne Russ - California Capitol Network

Despite increased demand, California's community colleges expect to educate about 21,000 fewer students this year. That's the word from Chancellor Jack Scott. He says about 8 percent of community college funding was cut last year.

LT Bids A Sad Farewell To San Diego

Feb. 24
By Tom Fudge

An emotional LaDainian Tomlinson said goodbye to the Chargers and to San Diego fans at a Poway press conference, but he added that he's not done with football.

SeaWorld S.D. Suspends Shamu Show After Whale Kills Orlando Trainer

Feb. 24
City News Service

Killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego were suspended today after a woman trainer was killed by an orca at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., a spokesman for the theme park said.

New Pipes, Better Cleaning Equal Fewer Sewer Spills

Feb. 24
By Katie Orr
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Sewer spills in the city of San Diego are down about 90 percent during the last decade. City officials say the reduction can be credited to better pipe cleaning and new pipes.

John Mayer, His Stupidity, And Journalistic Integrity: An Analysis

Feb. 24
Aaryn Belfer
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In case you missed it, there's another headline floating around involving racial misfire, this time starring the reigning king of word vomit - John Mayer. Culture Lust contributor Aaryn Belfer analyzes the response issued post-interview by the journalist who penned the original web-igniting article (if that didn't make sense, don't worry. Just read.)

What You Should Know Before Adopting A Pet

Feb. 24
These Days

What should you consider before adopting a new dog or cat? And, how do you know what kind of pet is right for your living situation? We speak to a vet, a dog trainer and the founder of the Doggie Street Festival about the dos and don'ts of pet adoptions.

4 San Diego Children Developed Heart Infection From Swine Flu

Feb. 24
City News Service

Four San Diego County children developed heart infections after contracting swine flu, killing one of them, according to a study by Rady Children's Hospital physicians.

Should Soccer Players Wear Head Protection?

Feb. 24
These Days

Should amateur and professional soccer players wear some kind of head protection to prevent against concussions? We speak to several experts about the frequency of head injuries in soccer, and about the arguments for having players wear some kind of head protection.

UCSD Students Say Deeper Racism Exists On Campus

Feb. 24
By Ana Tintocalis
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UC San Diego administrators stage a campus-wide "teach-in" today about a recent spate of racially-charged incidents against African Americans on campus. Black student groups plan to hold a news conference before the campus-sanctioned event. The students believe these incidents reflect a deeper sense of racism at the university.