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SAN DIEGO — A male teenager was killed Wednesday night in Chula Vista after he fell off his skateboard and was struck by a vehicle. Police said the 14-year-old boy was skateboarding against traffic when he fell into the roadway at Nacion Avenue and Tamayo Drive and was hit by a vehicle around 6:30 p.m.

The man was pronounced dead after being taken to UCSD Medical Center. Investigators do not believe that drugs and alcohol involved in the incident.

— Sean Nam
Contributing Writer

CAMPUS — The Women in Leadership organization has named Associate Administrator for UCSD Health System Lisa Murphy “Woman of the Year” in the field of health care.

Murphy received the award last Thursday, Oct. 18 at the 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon at the Town & Country Hotel. Murphy, who is also the administrative director of Cardiovascular and Medicine Services, was selected for her enthusiasm, dedication, leadership abilities and exceptional achievements.

“I am honored to receive this recognition for doing what I love to do,” Murphy said.

— Sean Nam
Contributing Writer

UCSD — UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla spoke to around 400 students at Southwest High School on Oct. 25 about how a world-class education is possible as part of a University of California initiative called Achieve UC.

“We admit students independent of their ability to pay,” Khosla told the students.

Later, Khosla visited Gompers Preparatory Academy, a San Diego school afflicted by low standardized test scores and violence. The new plan is the university’s first joint effort to address students from diverse, low-income regions about the availability of higher education. Overall, the program has encouraged nearly 10,000 students to pursue a college education.

— Sean Nam
Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO — A woman called the police her restroom at 5:43 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. She was in her apartment in Ocean Beach, sleeping on her couch when she woke up to a strange man groping her in a sexual way. She ran to the restroom, locked herself inside and then called the police.

The police found the man hiding in the rear yard of her residence and arrested him after he was identified as the suspect. The woman was not injured.

There have been several sexual assaults in Ocean Beach over the past few months. A group called Ocean Beach Citizens Patrol has been created in response to the recent sex crimes.

— Rebecca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

SAN DIEGO — A high school student created a scare when he brought a fake grenade to school. The fake grenade was discovered fastened to a rock by a sheriff’s detective on Friday, Oct. 26, at Monte Vista High School. The school was put in lockdown until a bomb squad examined the grenade. The student who placed the fake grenade turned himself in and was arrested.

— Rebecca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

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