Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cal State students announce hunger strike at six campuses (LA Times)

Excerpt:

     Cal State has lost nearly $1 billion in state funding since 2008, forcing cuts in classes, layoffs of faculty and staff and denial of entry to thousands of students.
     Tuition has increased for six years in a row, including a 9% hike this fall that will raise the annual rate for undergraduates to $5,970, not including campus-based fees that average more than $1,000.
     The university also recently announced plans to freeze enrollment for the spring 2013 term and to wait-list all applicants the following fall pending the outcome of a proposed tax initiative on the November ballot....

San Onofre No Nukes Rally Sunday (NavelGazing)

     …Expect to hear a lot of that, or some variation of it, Sunday afternoon near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), where activists and concerned folks will hark back to 1970-era "no nukes" rallies.
     These are strange days indeed at SONGS. Heading into the power-sucking summer months, the plant is offline until operator Southern California Edison can convince the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) it has addressed and corrected problems with steam-generator tube wear in units 2 and 3. Just as Edison was telling the media SONGS will be good to go for summer, a small fire broke out, with the cause at least initially unknown.…

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