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San Diego via Rockport, Mass.
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.)

Playmobil draws criticism for toys showing bank robbery

utsandiego.com — Playmobil has so many toys to make your tiny tots happy. There's the ice cream cart! The pizza baker! Santa's House! And bank with safe, featuring a "notorious bank thief" holding a gun. Perfect for your 4-year-old, apparently, since the appropriate age range for these toys is listed as 4-10.

Vin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring buying ribs at Costco

utsandiego.com — Amid all the other Padres-Dodgers drama Thursday, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully briefly lost his 1988 World Series ring while Christmas shopping. It's doubtful he was replaying his famous call of Kirk Gibson's dramatic walk-off home run in Game One of that year's World Series, "She is gone!"

Aide 'wanted to shoot' 'Hands up don't shoot' protesters

utsandiego.com — A San Diego City Council aide called a group of protesters who were chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!" "f------ idiots" and said she "wanted to shoot them" after they disrupted an inauguration ceremony for her boss and other council members Wednesday, according to KPBS. Should she be punished? How?

Britain's 'weather bomb', California's 'hellastorm' swamp Twitter

utsandiego.com — Stormy weather walloped the coasts of Britain and California this week, raising the questions like whose residents had it worse, how many double-decker buses tall were those waves, and how much should I ridicule any San Diegan who complains about rain Friday? Answers: Who knows. Five. And a ton.

Bill Cosby faces defamation lawsuit from San Diego accuser

utsandiego.com — A San Diego woman filed a defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby Wednesday, detailing in a court document her accusation that Cosby sexually assaulted her in the 1970s and claiming denials by Cosby and his representatives publicly branded her a liar.

Hallmark pulls Hanukkah gift wrap after Walgreen's swastika complaint

utsandiego.com — A California woman saw swastikas in a Hallmark gift wrap at Walgreen's last week and her complaints led the drug store to remove the holiday wrapping paper and Hallmark to stop selling it. But is it swastikas? And does that nuance even matter if they look like them?

'Atrocious, mobile sucks': Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman on what site has become

theage.com.au — Moving on: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman says the celebrity hacking controversy "was tough to watch." Photo: ARSINEH HOUSPIAN Creators of successful start-ups are usually all gung ho about their sites, even after they sell up and move on.

Facebook top 10 topics for 2014 feature World Cup, Ebola virus outbreak

utsandiego.com — Facebook released a list of its 10 top topics for 2014. What's on your mind? Everything from the Sochi Winter Olympics to the World Cup, Michael Brown to Robin Williams, Elections in Brazil to Conflict in Gaza, the Ice Bucket Challenge to the Ebola Virus Outbreak, Malaysia Airlines to the Super Bowl.

Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman not proud of what site has become

theage.com.au — Moving on: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman says the celebrity hacking controversy "was tough to watch." Photo: Arsineh Houspian Creators of successful start-ups are usually all gung ho about their sites, even after they sell up and move on.

'Eaten Alive' draws 4 million viewers as Discovery Channel dupes nation

utsandiego.com — 'Eaten Alive' delivered 4.1 million viewers for Discovery Channel Monday night but failed to deliver on something else: its premise. Naturalist Paul Rosolie was not swallowed by a giant anaconda. If you missed the Discovery Channel stunt, er, show, Twitter was there to explain/entertain.
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Dec 19, 2014

Perspective from @sdutCanepa: "The Padres hit 109 home runs in 2014. Upton and Kemp hit 54." bitly.com/1CfWUd8

Dec 19, 2014

Oh yeah there's another local team. RT @CBS8 Are you ready for SATURDAY night football? Coverage starts 4:30PM @CBS8! pic.twitter.com/GowjVtDOEw



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