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Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Public engagement director, @UTsandiego • President, @sdspj • National board member, @spj_tweets • The T. is for throw out the rule book. (Thoreau, actually.)

1 video + 2 paint covered San Diego boys = 3 million YouTube views — Meet San Diego's Ryder and Sawyer DiMario, the cutest kids to ever cover themselves with paint and have their dad sit them in a shower and interview them on camera to figure out what on earth happened and get three million YouTube views on the video. Stay awesome, San Diego.

Taco and burrito among 37 emojis considered by Unicode Consortium — Anyone with a smartphone and a taste for tacos (so pretty much all of San Diego) will welcome this news: There may be a taco emoji as early as next year! Also, a burrito emoji! If your reaction was anything like mine, it was like this: Hand clapping emoji!

15 bone-chilling Buffalo snow photos plus a surfing video — Snow totals near Buffalo were nothing short of mind-boggling Wednesday as more than five feet fell on the area, leaving six people dead and more than 100 trapped on Interstate 90, which was shut down for 140 miles. Here are 15 photos and a surfing video - yes, surfing - that will make you glad you're nowhere near New York.

Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old 'Star' — The Associated Press is reporting that 80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson has a marriage license to wed Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by the name Star, a 26-year-old woman who has been trying to exonerate him for nearly a decade. Can you believe it? Many can't.

How sexual harassment allegations against DeMaio first surfaced and spread in #CA52 — How? Candidate Carl DeMaio brought to light himself the allegations by ex-campaign aide Todd Bosnich at a news conference on Oct. 8, in response to a line of questions from L.A. Times reporter Tony Perry. The allegations surprised many and altered the entire campaign.

Fukushima radiation reaches California coast in tiny doses — Radioactivity from Japan's 2011 Fukishima nuclear plant meltdown was detected off the California coast west of Eureka in tiny doses, a scientist monitoring the levels said. He later answered questions in a Reddit AMA, noting no radioactive cesium has been found along beaches. Page 1 of 2

Where To Start With The FIFA Report? I Know: Blame The Whistleblower. (And That’s Not A Referee). — This judgement on two individuals brave enough to stand up to the power and the pressure of silence comes from an organization where the only thing reliable is a lack of transparency and accuracy is judged on where its executive committee members can funnel questionably-acquired funds.

Better bomb sniffing: nanotechnology's quest to replace police dogs — Sniffing the future: Researchers are hoping to create machines that can can replicate a dog's sense of smell. Photo: MAX MASON-HUBERS Get ready for the NanoPolice, NanoDoctor and, if lost in the bush or caught in an earthquake, the NanoRescue team.

Old Navy Change petition spurs plus size clothing debate — A woman upset that Old Navy charges more for plus size women's clothes but not for men's larger sizes has asked the company to stop what she calls a discriminatory practice that promotes sexism and sizeism, a charge that had one talk show host opining that women ought to get more exercise.

Suzie's Farm cancels 'Death For Food' meal amid Change petition, boycott threat — Suzie's Farm, a popular San Diego purveyor of organic vegetables, canceled a "Food For Death" event in which diners would have killed chickens and turkeys amid a bocycott threat spurred on by a petition. The controversy spurred an emotional debate about food preparation and this foodie movement.
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Nov 21, 2014

@loriweisberg Ate there last week. Didn't love it. That's a crazy high IPO tho. Wow.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: BREAKING | School district says arrest made in San Diego high school Internet gun-scare threats:

Nov 20, 2014

RT @Debbi_Baker: Canyon Crest & Torrey Pines highs get cyber gun scares. Is this a trend? Search Yik Yak & gun threa…

Nov 20, 2014

.@TCNewsandViews @barryjantz @ccadelago IDK what election recount law says. But I bet the law just says pay up. Anyone? cc @MichaelSmolens

Nov 20, 2014

@TravisCass Ask @christhejourno. He covered transportation before he became our state house reporter. We don't have such a specialty now. :(

Nov 20, 2014

@johnrlamb @UTsandiego C'mon, dude. One was an editorial (I'm assuming) . Another was a column. You know that.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: LIVE NOW | President Barack Obama's immigration speech on It's expected to last 15 minutes.

Nov 20, 2014

@VocalMinorityNV @UTsandiego Announced tonight. He's been with the symphony for more than a decade, longest length ever in that role. BFD.

Nov 20, 2014

@TBMento @LeoMCastaneda @JoeYerardi @HardballTalk First the snow beer fridge?! Now Canseco's finger?!? At least Justin Harper is real.

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