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

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

Stone Brewing Company in USA Today's craft beer final four — USA Today put 32 breweries in a March Madness-style bracket. Four are left, and one of them is San Diego's Stone Brewing Company. You have until midnight to put the brewery in the final vote. VOTE HERE. (And not-so-subliminal message: vote local.)

Photo of children climbing on Women's Vietnam Memorial fuels debate — It's a rare photo that makes the photographer angrier every time he looks at it, but that's the type of image that Matt Munson captured in Washington, D.C., the other day. The picture shows two children climbing on the Women's Vietnam Memorial. Page 1 of 2

25,000 want lawyer disbarred for 'Sodomite Suppression Act' — It's not only illegal, it's despicable. Yet someone may soon ask you to sanction the killing of "anyone who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification ... by bullets to the head or by another convenient method." Page 1 of 2

And the winners of the 2015 SPJ San Diego Windows, Walls and Sunshine Awards are... — Chapter president Matthew T. Hall emceed the affair, the sixth year of SPJ San Diego's annual Sunshine Award to recognize open-government champions and the first year of two new awards, meant to honor public officials and agencies who work hard to protect the public's right to know - and to single out those who don't prioritize it enough.

After SDPD kills man's pit bull, thousands demand 'animal training' — The San Diego Police Department's shooting of a 6-year-old pit bull named Burberry in Pacific Beach early Sunday morning has thousands of people demanding increased animal training for law enforcement in San Diego and elsewhere.

John Oliver's March Madness rant serves up San Diego joke — John Oliver, the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," put San Diego in the spotlight this week during a well-argued criticism of the NCAA's failure to pay college athletes just as March Madness is about to begin. Oliver's funny aside scored as the best comedy does: directly.

Is 49ers' Chris Borland's retirement NFL 'game-changer'? — He's 24 and as a rookie starter for the San Francisco 49ers last year, he led the National Football League in tackles for nine weeks before an ankle injury ended his season. Now, Chris Borland is retired. And he may make a bigger name for himself outside the sport.

1891 patent should end toilet paper over or under debate — Stop arguing, everyone. The great toilet paper debate is over. And has been for 113.5 years. Thanks to a brilliant discovery by The Next Web writer Owen Williams, we can now move onto other arguments and categorically leave this one, uh, behind.

Texting woman walks into train in Florida, survives — As if we needed another example to get our noses out of our phones and our eyes on, you know, the world around us, we have the tale of a texting Florida woman who walked into a moving train. Thankfully, she survived -- to become a lesson for us all.

Facebook drops 'Feeling Fat' from status update options — Fat is not a feeling. Facebook gave us the skinny this week after it removed a "feeling fat" emoticon from a menu of status updates users can choose to quickly tell friends how they feel at any (and every) given moment in time.
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Mar 27, 2015

THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS RT @baseball_ref 10 days until Opening Day. #Imissbaseball

Mar 27, 2015

Pour one on the ground for Stone Brewing. It fell flat in the semi-finals of @ForTheWin's ultimate craft beer bracket

Mar 27, 2015

Story being discussed | Judge says San Diego doesn't have to hire sea lion trainer to eliminate poop at La Jolla Cove

Mar 27, 2015

All due respect to person who emailed me: "Will La Jolla continue to be treated like the newspaper on the bottom of the birdcage?" Puh-leez.

Mar 27, 2015

Dear @richardwalkers: I had never not left a tip anywhere until today. Slow service; cold eggs. Diners seated after me eating first. Thanks!

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