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Drug combo may knock down lung cancer

utsandiego.com — Some drug-resistant cancers of the lung, pancreas and breast might be made vulnerable again by treating them with a medication already approved for another type of cancer, according to a new study led by UC San Diego.

Chargers eye 2016 stadium ballot measure

utsandiego.com — The San Diego Chargers game plan for replacing Qualcomm Stadium increasingly points to a countywide ballot measure a little more than two years from now. A working scenario would see a roughly $1 billion stadium proposal go before voters in the November 2016 presidential general election.
RT @UTsandiego: #Chargers game plan: Likely 2016 ballot measure for new stadium to replace Qualcomm. utsd.us/QnhUfD.
RT @UTsandiego: #Chargers game plan: Likely 2016 ballot measure for new stadium to replace Qualcomm. utsd.us/QnhUfD.

For city managers, a slew of pay, perks

utsandiego.com — One city manager is guaranteed to earn 15 percent more than his second-highest paid employee. Another was granted up to $2,500 in public funds to pay for lawyers or other experts to advise him on his employment contract.

City schools chief ready to fight for change

utsandiego.com — It is a fact of life in California that no school superintendent can make major changes without taking on - or, in very rare cases, winning over - the powerful local teachers union.

Hang glider crashes into cliff near La Jolla

utsandiego.com — A hang glider crashed into a cliff just north of La Jolla Saturday afternoon, according to San Diego police. The incident occurred about 3:10 p.m., police said. The pilot crashed about 30 down a cliff, police said Lifeguard crews are working to rescue the person. Information about the person's injuries was not immediately available.
Update on paraglider who crashed on cliff at Torrey Pines > ow.ly/vXuw9 (via @utsandiego)
Hang glider crashes into cliff near La Jolla > ow.ly/vXoEp (via @utsandiego) #gliderport

Boeing to give California workers $47M in back pay

utsandiego.com — PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday.
Boeing to pay $47 M in back wages, benefits to SoCal workers, arbitrator rules in SPEEA union case ow.ly/vXh7d #1u #aerospace

After seeing explosion, Cox returns to Boston

utsandiego.com — To be a marathoner is to get down on one knee and ask pain for its hand in marriage. Extreme agony? Check. Scalding leg muscles? Check. Eleven miles to go? Eh, it just means you're doing it right.

Professor suspended over 'Game of Thrones' T-shirt

web.utsandiego.com — A New Jersey community college professor was placed on leave this year after posting a picture to his Google+ account of his daughter doing a back bridge in a "Game of Thrones" T-shirt that said, "I will take what is mine with fire & blood." One school administrator called it "threatening."
RT @mcdiana: Professor suspended for this #GOT T-shirt. Really. I bet he wishes he had some dragons. Dracarys: ow.ly/vWvvc (via …

1974 murder victim still awaits burial

utsandiego.com — While researching the case of a San Diego sailing couple brutally murdered on Palmyra Island in 1974, retired L.A. deputy public defender Tom Bucy, made a surprising discovery. A law school student in Hawaii had written an article about handling a bag containing the skull of one of the victims in the spring of 2009 during a classroom lecture by an FBI agent.
1974 murder victim still awaits burial > ow.ly/vXuoZ (via @utsandiego)
40-yr-old murder of SD yachting cpl, case tried by @VincentBugliosi recalled as burial of vicrim's remains sought: bit.ly/1tjQ5nq