Walter Mencken

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

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City Attorney Goldsmith admits problematic desire for more “hardcore” targets

Gateway drug busts?

UNDER THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY OVERPASS, OUTSKIRTS OF LITTLE ITALY — For several years, city attorney Jan Goldsmith contented himself with standard, low-level prosecution of the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries, which exist in a kind of ...

Poway Proposition Plea: Vote Yes on F

Help repair our crumbling educational (contract) system

Since its designation as a school district in 1960, Poway Unified has built a reputation as one of the finest places to get an excellent education (contract) in the state. Besides the crucial core program ...

Key & Peele film poster uses local police sketches in place of stars

Art Imitates Art

WAITING IN LINE FOR POPCORN, AMC MISSION VALLEY 20 — Keanu, the new comedy from Comedy Central comedians Key & Peele, has already attracted attention for its whimsical marketing campaign, which inserted the film’s titular ...

Bishop McElroy addresses USD drag show controversy: “My sweet little darlings, please come home.”

Ecce Homos?

Last week, the University of San Diego, a Catholic institution, once again hosted an LGBTQ organization's annual "PRIDE Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar" show, a tawdry, sad affair that nevertheless seeks to promote ...

Bishop McElroy makes appeal on behalf of Catholic education in wake of Mar Vista High sex scandals

Mal Vista

On April 13, Edward Aaron Mendoza, a one-time assistant football coach at Imperial Beach’s Mar Vista High School, pleaded not guilty to 20 felony counts stemming from an alleged extended sexual relationship with a 13-year-old ...

Ex-mayor Bob Filner comes out in support of city attorney candidate Cabrera following anti-slut-shaming op-ed


On April 7, Democratic candidate for city attorney, Gil Cabrera, penned an op-ed for entitled “Slut Shaming Isn’t a Viable Legal Strategy.” He decried the tendency of lawyers to defend clients accused of sexual ...

Donald Trump appropriates scrawled slogan for border wall initiative

UCSD’s Stonewall moment?

On April 10, a series of pro-Trump messages were found scrawled in chalk on the sidewalks of UCSD, at least one of which included the slogan, “Build the wall, deport them all.” University Administration and ...

San Diego selected as trial city for online retailer’s personalized organ-delivery service

Amazon primal

Today, Amazon announced “the next step in our evolution toward becoming the most essential goods and services provider the world has ever seen. Thanks to technology we’d rather not discuss and you’d rather not know ...

Generation Y Not Bernie?

Photos surface of Democratic presidential candidate’s wooing of San Diego’s youth prior to sold-out Convention Center rally

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