Monday, February 20, 2017

SeaWorld Sues State for Whale Breeding Ban

SeaWorld filed a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission’s stipulation that bans the San Diego theme park from breeding captive orcas last Tuesday. The commission endorsed a $100 million expansion of SeaWorld’s killer whale...

City Officials Discuss Local Cannibis Regulation

In light of new state medical marijuana legislation, San Diego may explore the legalization of medical marijuana cultivation within city limits. On Dec. 28, Deputy City Attorney Shannon Thomas issued a memo to Mayor...

City Council Fully Converts to Renewable Energy

The City Council of San Diego unanimously voted in favor of an unprecedented Climate Action Plan on Dec. 15. The plan is a legally mandated commitment for the city’s government to cut its greenhouse...

Homeless Population Ranks Fourth in America

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report ranking San Diego among the nation’s top four cities with the largest homeless population this past November. According to the yearly reports, 10,013...

Campus Mourns Victims of Global Tragedies at Vigil

Members of the UCSD community gathered at the Silent Tree this evening in remembrance of and solidarity with those affected by recent international tragedies. Muslim Student Association and Alpha Lambda Mu co-organized the event...

Local Research Analyzes Sex Trafficking Data

Researchers from the University of San Diego and Point Loma University released the results of a joint case study on San Diego’s underground sex trafficking economy last week. The study, funded by the National...

Triton Food Pantry Raises Funds for Healthy Food

UCSD’s Triton Food Pantry met and exceeded its goal of raising $7500 last week as part of its new effort to provide healthier options to students. The organization created a Crowdsurf page, UCSD’s crowdfunding...

Judge Limits DEA Interference with State Marijuana Dispensaries

A California federal court ruling will reinforce state power over medical marijuana and inhibit the actions of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Instead of addressing medical marijuana matters with states, the DEA overstepped its measures...

Man Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Department for Brutality

A man from Riverside filed a $10 million lawsuit against the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department last week, claiming he was beaten unconscious by a deputy after an altercation at the Harrah’s Resort and...

UCSD Forms Partnership with Tri-City Medical Center

UCSD Health and Tri-City Medical Center announced a partnership on Wednesday that allows the North County health district to refer patients to university specialists. The affiliation gives the Oceanside hospital’s patients access to the...

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