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San Diego via Rockport, Mass.
Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Engagement director, @sdut • President, @sdspj • Western region director, @spj_tweets • The T. is for tweets too much. (Thoreau, actually.)

See Conan O'Brien take the Fury Road to San Diego Comic-Con — Of course late-night TV host Conan O'Brien took the scenic route to San Diego for four nights of live shows at Spreckels Theatre and some additional shenanigans during Comic-Con. His opening bit during his first show Wednesday night proved just how scenic that road is. Which road? The Fury Road, naturally.

Chargers seek tax manager willing to relocate to L.A., 'if necessary' — Great news for San Diego: The Chargers are hiring! Oh, wait.... The team posted a job ad for a tax manager the other day with the following requirements that include a BA in accounting or MA in taxation, CPA certification and one other thing: "Willing to relocate to the Los Angeles area, if necessary."
Jul 02, 2015

Discuss. Chargers seek tax manager willing to relocate to L.A., 'if necessary':

White House marriage equality rainbow lights illuminate debate — "Do you think the White House went too far with the rainbow lights?" The question was posted to our Facebook page this morning, along with some letters to the editor about Friday's historic U.S. Supreme Court marriage-equality ruling and other issues. Within hours, the response was immense.

Norman Powell, pride of Southeast San Diego, drafted into NBA — Add NBA draft pick to the resume of Lincoln High School and UCLA graduate Norman Powell. The San Diego man was drafted 46th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks and subsequently traded to the Toronto Raptors, and when his name was called, a viewing party in Southeast San Diego erupted in applause.

This map shows where same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S. — This map shows where same-sex marriage is now legal in the U.S. after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling that the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between them when a marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state.

Berkely balcony victim will honor dead with 'most fulfilling life possible' — Clodagh Cogley needed 169 words to express the beauty and heartbreak of life. Cogley is one of seven young Irish students injured in this month's horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley that claimed six lives during the 21st birthday party for a friend. Cogley's outlook on life is worth relaying in its entirety.

Man holding baby in one arm barehands foul ball with other — It cost his team an out and ended its inning, but that was the least unusual part of Cubs fan Keith Hartley catching a foul ball and grabbing it out of Adrian Gonzalez's mitt in Tuesday's Dodgers-Cubs game. Why? Because he caught the ball with his bare hand while holding his 7-month-old son, Isaac, in his other.
Jun 24, 2015

Am I the last person to see this wild play involving Adrian Gonzalez and a dad holding a baby?

Monday's Aurora Borealis extended northern lights south — This week's northern lights looked amazing worldwide and from space, where astronaut Scott Kelly said he'd never seen such a view. Below are 10 photos that give you a glimpse into the beautiful collision of solar particles and magnetic fields in Earth's upper atmosphere that form what NASA calls " dancing lights."
Jun 23, 2015

10 magical photos of Monday's aurora borealis + this cool illustration showing what causes it:

Bill Maher calls SDSU student 'little sh*t' for Seinfeld letter — As Twitter bios go, SDSU student Anthony Berteaux's new one shows he can laugh at himself. Which is good because people around the country are doing just that after the host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" ripped into Berteaux on national television Friday night. Here's the video, the story and the reaction.

Watch Tony Gwynn Jr.'s 'perfect' Father's Day: a walk-off single — If you thought your Father's Day was emotional, check out the day Tony Gwynn's son, Tony Jr., had in New York Sunday. He came to the plate with a chance to win the Syracuse Chief's scoreless game against the Buffalo Bisons in the 10th inning, and delivered.
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Jul 31, 2015

Ian Kennedy is my new and maybe all-time favorite Padre. What a thing he just did:…

Jul 31, 2015

For your consideration, the comments on the @sdut story about the 18 awards its staff won at the @sdspj banquet.

Jul 31, 2015

@Debbie858 @sdut More like looking up at what. It was a skyscraper joke.

Jul 31, 2015

@MarkArabo Thanks for the signal boost, Mark. FYI, the U-T is no longer affiliated with that account. We use @sdut now. Cheers.

Jul 31, 2015

RT @sdut: In case you thought the players were hiding under blankets...…

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