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DEA knew of cell problems before Chong

utsandiego.com — Long before college student Daniel Chong nearly died after being left in a holding cell without food or water for five days in 2012, federal drug officials in San Diego knew their detention practices were deficient. According to the Inspector General's Office of the U.S.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @SDUTmcdonald: Feds release full Chong investigation; DEA had been warned about lapses in detentions prior to near-death debacle bit.ly/1klxR3S

Jul 29, 2014

RT @RickyWhy: DEA justice: “Since this guy is making so much noise, let’s turn the light off.” j.mp/UJsyyL #danielchong

Jul 29, 2014

Feds release full Chong investigation; DEA had been warned about lapses in detentions prior to near-death debacle bit.ly/1klxR3S

Jul 29, 2014

DEA justice: “Since this guy is making so much noise, let’s turn the light off.” j.mp/UJsyyL #danielchong

Jul 29, 2014

“He said that if the changes had been implemented, Chong’s improper detention could have been prevented.” utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/…

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Venter steals top scholar from Google

utsandiego.com — La Jolla geneticist J. Craig Venter has hired one of the world's top computer scientists to help him try to prolong and improve people's lives by deciphering hundreds of thousands of human genomes. Franz Och was lured away from Mountain View-based Google, where he has been guiding Google Translate, a service that is capable of translating more than 80 languages.
Jul 29, 2014

Translating the human genome. J Craig Venter steals top scholar from #Google. Interesting read from @grobbins bit.ly/UAePL9

Jul 29, 2014

Craig Venter hires machine learning bigwig Franz Och who built Google Translate to decipher genomes. m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/…

Jul 29, 2014

Craig Venter hires Google Translate scientist to decipher biology. Not sure the parallel will work that easily… m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/…

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Video: San Diego panda turns two not so terribly, sitting on cake

utsandiego.com — San Diego Zoo panda Xiao Liwu turned two Tuesday and the video is the cutest thing since he turned one. The cake was something else. According to the zoo's giant panda blog, it required a team to assemble. From the blog: "Our cake team spent several weeks preparing this special treat for Xiao Liwu.

National U gets $9.22 million gift

utsandiego.com — National University on Tuesday announced it has received a $9.22 million gift from an anonymous donor to support the new Sanford Education Center, which will provide training for nonprofit leaders and K-12 teachers. It is the largest gift every received by the private, nonprofit university.
Jul 29, 2014

National University gets largest-ever gift: $9.2M for Sanford Education Center. bit.ly/1pp7fhk

Jul 29, 2014

National U gets $9.22 million, biggest gift ever, to support Sanford Ed Ctr utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/… via @utsandiego

Aztecs football schedules home-and-home series with Northern Illinois

utsandiego.com — San Diego State and Northern Illinois have agreed to play a home-and-home series in football. The Aztecs will travel to DeKalb, Ill., in 2016 and host the Huskies in 2017. The schools have played each other four times, with SDSU winning all of the games.

DEA knew of cell problems before Chong

utsandiego.com — Long before college student Daniel Chong nearly died after being left in a holding cell without food or water for five days in 2012, federal drug officials in San Diego knew their detention practices were deficient. According to the Inspector General's Office of the U.S.
Jul 29, 2014

One interviewee told investigators he “was keeping a mental tally of how many people had been arrested or detained.” utsandiego.com/news/2014/Jul/…

San Diego City Council unanimously endorses Ocean Beach community plan that aims to limit density

utsandiego.com — Calling the small-scale charm of Ocean Beach something crucial to preserve, the San Diego City Council unanimously approved a community plan for the area on Tuesday that aims to limit dense development. The 9-0 vote came after dozens of Ocean Beach residents flooded City Hall wearing blue T-shirts saying "Keep the OBcean Attitude."
Jul 29, 2014

#OceanBeach to stay 'small-scale.' City Council unanimously endorses community plan that aims to limit density bit.ly/1k68gvu

Days look numbered for feral pigs

utsandiego.com — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday is expected to approve steps toward a managed hunt of pigs encroaching on its park land. Under the plan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services would conduct the hunt with firearms, by trapping or a combination of those methods.
Jul 29, 2014

Contract hunting to eradicate feral pigs in SD backcountry could start by late summer. bit.ly/1zsluq1

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

utsandiego.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid.

Bomb squad to UPS on vibrating package

utsandiego.com — A vibrating box scared a UPS clerk enough to have a seven-member bomb squad investigate in Otay Mesa Tuesday. The call at 12:45 p.m. took the Metro Arson Strike Team investigators to the UPS store on Paseo de Las Americas, near Simpre Viva.
Jul 29, 2014

Vibrating box at UPS creates bomb scare in Otay Mesa. Here's what it was: bit.ly/XbMuw6

Tragedy averted at Del Mar

utsandiego.com — A tragedy was averted this morning at Del Mar when a horse collapsed and pinned a rider under it. Eddie's First, a 3-year-old colt trained by Doug O'Neill, collapsed on the main track and pinned jockey Amir Cedeno underneath. Quick reactions from trainers Phil D'Amato, Gary Mandella and an unidentified outrider prevented the horse from crushing Cedeno any worse.
Jul 29, 2014

Tragedy averted at Del Mar utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/… via @utsandiego Del Mar's streak of bad luck continued today.

Chula Vista cop charged in fight with teen

utsandiego.com — A Chula Vista police officer was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor battery in connection with an off-duty fight with his girlfriend's teenage son in a school parking lot. The District Attorney Office filed four counts of battery against Officer Roman Granados, according to a statement issued by police.
Jul 29, 2014

Chula Vista officer charged in fight with teenager at school graduation. bit.ly/1o9w90v