Walter Mencken

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

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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 ...

Chargers-Raiders shared stadium proposal includes "brawl cage"

Not pent up, but still penned in

Statement from Los Angeles Stadium designer Gruenwelt Schadenfreude: "Brawls seem to be an inevitable, even integral part of the Chargers-Raiders football experience. Sharing a stadium will almost certainly lead to increased levels of contact between ...

Chargers-Raiders shared-stadium plan inspires Middle East initiative

Rooting, not shooting?

Statement from Israeli soccer minister Shalom Brightside: "If the Chargers and the Raiders — whose fans' hatred of each other seem to eclipse even their love for their respective teams, the game of football, and ...

A reading from the Book of Spanos

A disaster of Biblical proportions?

Then the Almighty Dollar came to Spanos a second time: "Go to the great city of San Diego and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Spanos obeyed the word of the Dollar and ...

San Diego Opera hints at collaboration with famed comic-book character

Der Fledermausmann?

“Batman has always had an operatic quality about him,” says San Diego opera director of youth outreach Jim Kidd. “Child of privilege, parents murdered before his eyes. Goes mad, develops a terrifying alter ego, hunts ...

Porn skin for pigskin?

Los Angeles and San Diego discuss industry exchange

As relations between San Diego and its precious Chargers continue to worsen — last week, Chargers chief counsel Mark Fabiani told the city’s Chargers task force to “get ready to get bent over a barrel” ...

Droppin' it old school

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Even as scientific modeling points toward the probability that the American southwest is entering a period of megadrought unequalled in the past 1,000 years, we are getting reports that home water usage is actually on ...

Boy Scout hike winds up at clothing-optional Black's Beach

Merit bulge?

On January 24, San Diego–based Boy Scout Troop 766 took a hike through Torrey Pines, a hike that led them directly through the region’s final remaining nude beach. Pack-master Ben Looker has been under fire ...

San Diego unveils new tourism campaign for 2015

Yesterday, Mayor Faulconer addressed the leaders of the city’s Hospitality Union and gave them a sneak peak at his plan for attracting visitors to America’s Finest City in the upcoming year. The campaign, he said, ...

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