Walter Mencken

Walter Mencken
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So-called "Booty Bug" has San Diego college kids on high alert

Students at UCSD, SDSU, USD, PLU, CSSM, Palomar College, and other schools throughout San Diego are reporting high levels of anxiety this week following multiple hospitalizations caused by the deadly meningococbloccal bacteria. The disease, which ...

Droids not drones

General Dynamics inks historic brand partnership with Disney for line of Star Wars-themed unmanned vehicles.

WHERE THE MAGIC KINGDOM MEETS THE EVIL EMPIRE, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND BURBANK — "The problem with drones has always been largely one of perception," says General Dynamics Head of Brainwashing Dan Vader. "People love ...

Navy initiates "Hey, Sailor!" recruitment campaign in effort to stem tide of sexual harrassment on ships

Navy Spokesman Brett Pupdek: "It was bad enough when we had to boot Captain Greg Gombert off the USS Cowpens after he made his onboard sweetheart, Lt. Cmdr. Destiny Savage, the 'acting commanding officer,' whatever ...

Ex-mayor Filner expresses support for embattled Carl DeMaio

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made a surprise appearance today at a press conference organized by Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio. Reporters had shown up expecting to hear DeMaio respond to allegations of sexual harassment ...

Apple Selects San Diego for introduction of latest product

New iConsent released in conjunction with passage of California's "Yes means yes" law.

Hello, San Diego. I'm Apple CEO Tim Cook. When we here at Apple saw that even schools like UCSD and USD were reporting steady rises in sexual assault reports over the past two years, we ...

Sweetwater's new safety school

GETTING OUT IN FRONT OF THE STORY, CHULA VISTA — "Let's clear something up at the outset," said District Superintendent Harry Mudd at the outset of his press conference. "We are all about keeping kids ...

Breaking down the Gates

Madden '15 adds injury tracker for more realistic gameplay.

In real life, Antonio Gates is having an amazing late-career resurgence. Sportswriters are calling him the second-best tight end of all time, right behind Tony Gonzalez. But in Madden '15, the newest version of EA's ...

"$22 Mil is not DeAnza."

"How much should the City pay us?" is DeQuestion.

Press release from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith: "Why did the City Council vote in closed session to approve a $22 million offer to the residents of Mission Bay's DeAnza Cove mobile home park in exchange ...

In venue dispute, Rock Church insists that attendees at services aren't "going to church."

Local megachurch asks, "What's in a name?"

DANCING ON THE HEAD OF A PIN, EL CAJON — "Jesus didn't die on the cross to establish a Sunday service," says Miles McPherson, lead pastor of The Rock megachurch. "He established a Body that ...

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