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? UCSD’s annual Earth Week celebration will be held this week. This year’s theme, “A Better More Sustainable U,” will accompany tree planting, awards and film screenings.

? UCSD physics professor Sally Ride’s outreach group, Sally Ride Science, launched a mission to take pictures of the moon last month. The project, MoonKAM, has already received requests from students in 52 countries for access to the photos.

? A proposed high-speed rail line from San Francisco to southern California will not include Anaheim or San Diego as had previously been considered. 

? The Metropolitan Water District of southern California voted to approve an annual 5 percent increase on water usage in San Diego. The annual increase will be in effect for each of the next two years.

? A Seismological Society of America convention will be held on Tuesday to discuss future earthquakes and tsunamis that may affect San Diego.

? A Subway in San Ysidro was robbed by a man who simulated holding a gun. The man, described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern, escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was reported injured. 

? A ruling by the California Supreme Court mandated that while workers are required to take meal and rest breaks, they are not prohibited from working during those breaks. 

? 894 students on the waitlist for admission to UCLA were erroneously informed that they were admitted last week. UCLA admission officers were quick to apologize to the misinformed applicants. 

? A Fresno State public heath professor was accused of showing a 20-minute “pornographic” film to students during class. The dean defended the film, entitled “Advanced Sexual Techniques, Volume One,” as “relevant.” 

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