Walter Mencken

Walter Mencken
Walter Mencken authors Almost Factual News — S.D. on the Q.T.

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Fire bad!

Teen convicted of starting Coco's Fire sentenced to use Frankenstein ringtone for remainder of high school

Firebug's lawyer plans to appeal: "I'm pretty sure this falls under the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. The Court has already stated that the goal here is rehabilitation for my client. But OMFG, this ...

SDPD seeks "warm fuzzies"

You gotta accentuate the positive…

Just one week after U-T San Diego caught the San Diego Police Department editing its own Wikipedia page to remove pieces of negative information — or "cold pricklies" as a leaked SDPD memo referred to ...

Chargers reach deal with city; fans rejoice

Win-win!

KISSING THE ASPHALT OF THE QUALCOMM PARKING LOT, MISSION VALLEY — In a welcome surprise development, Chargers counsel Mark Fabiani today announced that the team had finally reached a deal with the City of San ...

Going green

Area man celebrates Irish heritage all year 'round

Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone, but for at least one San Diego County man, "the wearing of the green" isn't something you do for one day a year. It's a way of life. ...

National City AMC denied liquor license after concerned parents speak out

"Think of the children!"

The National City City Council voted 3-2 last week to deny the AMC Plaza Bonita movie theater a liquor license. At a hearing before the vote, parents stressed the importance of maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere ...

SeaWorld suspends sea lion show

Rescue me!

Earlier this week, SeaWorld Chief of Amusing Animal Antics Ed Waddle announced that the park's San Diego location would be suspending its sea lion show so that trainers could focus on the species' increased need ...

Stone Brewing introduces Old Sludgebucket Ale

Get Happy Hoppy, San Diego!

LISTENING FOR THE ANGELS, ESCONDIDO: Today, Stone Brewing unveiled the latest saint in the hop heaven that is San Diego brewing: Old Sludgebucket Ale, so named for its thick, stewy texture and unique container. Yes, ...

Seuss-SNAFUS!

Mayor accidentally reads wartime propaganda of famous children's author at birthday celebration.

A 100th-Birthday Reading of Dr. Seuss by Mayor Faulconer to a group of third-grade students went horribly awry last Monday, as Mr. Faulconer found himself reading from the wrong book. Instead of a sweet and ...

Qualcomm offers $50 million to pull name from Mission Valley stadium

"Q" for "Questionable Investment"?

Statement from Qualcomm public relations director Chip Speed: "As the debate over the Chargers' future stadium intensifies, one thing becomes increasingly clear: their current stadium, the one that has borne our name since 1997, is ...

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