Walter Mencken

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

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San Diego Unified School District considers solution to problem of gender expression and bathrooms

Parts is parts

According to the San Diego Unified School District's policy regarding Nondiscrimination of Transgender Students, "all persons, including students, have a right to privacy; this includes keeping a student's actual or perceived gender identity and gender ...

Ballast Point reassures customers following $1 billion sale to Constellation

"Nothing will change."

Statement from Ballast Point brewmeister Hanz Grabbencoin: Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits started in the back of a home-brew supply store, and we promise not to forget that, now that we've been bought by the ...

La Jolla welcomes Republican hopeful Ben Carson at fundraiser

Uncommon common ground

"Honestly, it's been the most refreshing experience," said Millicent Guzzlethwaite of La Jolla's Muirlands West neighborhood following a fundraising presentation by Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson in the La Jolla Country Club's Throckmorton Ballroom. "First, ...


Offbeat director David Lynch picked to helm sequel to hit film

The Peanuts movie took in $45 million dollars in its opening weekend, a strong showing which naturally had producers talking sequel by Monday morning. But in a surprise turn, Blue Sky Studios has tapped David ...

SeaWorld announces plans for resort, restaurant in wake of closed orca exhibit

Angus of the Sea?

On November 9, Sea World San Diego announced its plan to phase out its famous killer whale shows, following years of protests, legal setbacks, and trainer swallowings. Instead, the park will feature an orca-themed exhibit, ...

"An honest mistake."

California Attorney General says no charges to be filed in case of state trooper who shot man dressed as San Diego police officer

Yesterday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that, following an in-depth investigation, no charges would be filed against California State Trooper Trigger Finger. Finger shot and killed San Diego resident Ronaldo Innocent as he exited ...

Man vs. Plan

Ocean Beach resident protests recently approved OB community plan

On November 9, the San Diego City Council approved the Ocean Beach community plan, which was designed to, in the words of Ocean Beach Head Hippie Marijuana Jones, "serve as the city of San Diego's ...

San Diego Museum of Art scores hit with exhibit of portraits from Albie's Beef Inn

Vincent Van Go-Go

When the word came down that Albie's Beef Inn in Mission Valley was scheduled to shut its doors for good, few people wondered where they would go for Steak Diane or a chance to croon ...

Litigious local expands lawsuit against MillerCoors

Hop-ping mad!

When San Diegan Enoch Petrov started buying Blue Moon Belgian wheat beer in 2011, he thought he was buying a local craft beer. After all, the trucks that delivered it to his local bar bore ...

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