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? On April 7, UCSD will host Triton Day, which is the combined annual Admit Day and the UCSD Open House.
 
? UCSD Researchers released a study online in the Archives of Internal Medicine on March 26 stating their discovery of a link between frequent chocolate consumption and lower body mass. Over a thousand local San Diego residents participated in the study, that charted their chocolate consumption and average weight.

? Eric Courchense, PhD, director of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, has led a study that successfully identified the genetic abnormalities involved in the development of autism.

? Christy Henry, a San Diego resident, gave birth to a six-pound baby on Interstate-5 while her husband drove toward a hospital early Saturday Morning.
 
? Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, San Diego Mayoral candidate, announced last week that he is leaving the Republican Party and will run as an independent in the June 5 Primary.

Fletcher and Democratic Congressman Bob Filner are the only non-Republicans in a field that contains Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Businessman Tobiah Pettus.
 
? Patricia Corby was arrested Saturday night in the apparent murder of her four-year-old son. The boy died at a police station where paramedics unsuccessfully tried to revive him.
 
? A plan to connect San Francisco and Los Angeles by high-speed rail may be $30 billion cheaper, according to sources familiar with a plan that will be released next week.
 
? Sixth-graders at St. Paul’s Episcopal School found a 15-pound bag of “treasure” while cleaning a local lake in Oakland. The canvas bag contained nearly 100 pieces of jewelry and other items.

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