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CAMPUS — The UCSD Women’s Center named Marnie Brookolo as their new director last June. Brookolo was promoted from assistant director following the departure of Emelyne dela Pena, who retired in June after eight years in the position.The Center is currently searching for a new assistant director as part of its goal to have a full staff on board as soon as possible. Brookolo hopes to take a fresh look at the goals of the organization and to assess their plans for the future.

— Aleksandra Konstantinovic
Staff Writer

SAN DIEGO — U-T San Diego announced last week that it has completed its purchase of the North County Times. Doug Manchester, owner of MLIM Holdings LLC, which now controls both publications, announced that 80 people — roughly one-third of the entire staff — would be laid off. The deal was discussed over the summer but was finalized on Oct. 1.

— Zev Hurwitz
News Editor

CAMPUS — UCSD Senior Raquel Morales was elected president of the UC Student Association on Oct. 6. Morales was on the board as a legislative liaison, a position with no voting privileges. The previous board president, Angelica Salceda, resigned on Oct. 2, less than two months after she assumed the position in August. Salceda said she resigned for personal reasons. Morales is studying International Studies and Latin American Studies.

— Rebbeca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

SAN DIEGO — A Lamborghini was cut in half on the I-15 on Oct. 6 after a 35-year-old man lost control of the car. The accident occurred right before midnight in the Fallbrook area. The driver was possibly under the influence of alcohol and drugs and was driving at more than 100 miles per hour. The car traveled from teh slow lane to the center of the median where it was cut in half. The driver is in the hospital with major injuries, including burns to his face. The incident is still under investigation.

— Rebbeca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

SAN DIEGO — A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit San Diego County the evening of Oct. 17. It hit 17 miles east-southeast of Julian. The U.S. Geological Survey said it caused wak-to-moderate shaking in the county. It is unrelated to the Oct. 2 earthquake.

— Rebbeca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

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