Beach Weekly: Episode 6

Assistant News Editors Hannah Getahun and James Chow discuss this past week's notable news topics: LBSU mourns the death of two professors, the San Ysidro border closure and a flooded animation lab. 0:38 LBSU mourns the death of two professors 0:41 Math professor Kent Merryfield 1:20 Linguistics professor Alexandra "Misty" Jaffe 3:59 San Ysidro border closure 6:20 Flooded animation lab https://soundcloud.com/daily49er/beach-weekly-episode-6

Tijuana border closes after migrant demonstrations

SAN YSIDRO — Cars inched forward toward the 805 North Freeway at the San Ysidro border after its six-hour closure Sunday. The San Ysidro port of entry, which sits between San Diego and Tijuana, was closed around 11:20 a.m and didn’t fully open again until 5:11 p.m. Central American migrants have been gathering in Tijuana for weeks to seek asylum in the United States, according to an article by the Los Angeles Times. According to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Control, additional personnel were sent to the San Ysidro port of entry in preparation for multiple planned demonstrations on both sides of the border. Authorities from the Metropolitan Transit System and the San Diego Police Department met last Tuesday to create a contingency plan in case tensions rose on the border, Metropolitan Transit System transportation supervisor John Tarantino said. At 11:19 a.m., San Diego U.S. Customs & Border Protection tweeted that both northbound and southbound lanes leading to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry were closed. An order by the federal government ordered trains from the San Diego Trolley to turn back one stop before San Ysidro, Tarantino said. Alison Chang, 25, and her mother

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