Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Protest Student Claims Blackballing An "A" student says she was barred from delivering her school's valediction, and dropped from a tutoring job, because she participated in a sit-in against increased class sizes and the ending of college-prep courses. L.A. Times
  • County Air Doubles Cancer Risk An EPA studies finds Angelenos are more likely to contract cancer than other parts of the country. Diesel particulates are greatly to blame. L.A. Daily News
  • D.A. Orders Top Charter Schools Searched The District Attorney's office has issued search warrants for the Ivy Academia charter school campuses in a probe whose nature has not been disclosed, although financial improprieties are the suspected reason. L.A. Daily News
  • Titan-ic Fallout Leading 32nd Congressional District candidate Judy Chu is returning $1,000 in donations from two Titan Group developers under criminal investigation. Pasadena Star-News
  • Local Alfalfa Sprouts Tainted Health officials warn against eating alfalfa sprouts from L.A.-based Kowalke Organics because of salmonella concerns. The brand's owner, Mike's Produce Inc., operates under the name Kowalke Family Sprouts of Culver City, and is voluntarily recalling several products featuring the sprouts. Associated Press, Food Poison Journal
  • Marymount Campus Expansion OK'd A private, two-year Catholic college in Rancho Palos Verdes has won approval of its longstanding expansion plans, minus their most controversial feature -- student dormitories. Daily Breeze

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