Walter Mencken

Articles by Walter Mencken

The Trojan Mary?

Immigration officials investigate planned 40-foot statue of the Virgin Mary as Lady Liberty in San Ysidro

Beacon or distraction? “The fundraising campaign at welcomethestranger.us claims that the monument will serve ‘as a beacon of welcome,’” says Border Patrol Investigator Travis Wahl. “But after consulting with several art critics, we’ve determined that ...

Maverick’s Middle

Top Gun sequel filming in Coronado before heading into the desert

Coronado fans of Tom Cruise and ‘80s blockbusters got a big thrill last week as Tom was spotted cruising around town on a motorcycle while filming scenes for Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the ...

Seaus Settle, Sort Of

The NFL was only the beginning

Last week, the family of Chargers linebacking legend Junior Seau reached a confidential settlement with the National Football League over their wrongful death lawsuit that claimed Seau’s 2012 suicide was the result of chronic traumatic ...

The Bishop's Banana

McElroy’s Listening Tour gets off to confusing start

Following revelations that he sat on a letter that testified to ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s sexual misbehavior instead of passing it along to the man whose job he hoped to one day take (Cardinal Wuerl of Washington ...

Mission O-ccomplished

Ofo announces completion of plan to donate thousands of bikes to homeless

“This was always the goal,” says Ofo spokes-man Sherman Fixie. “Charging people to ride our bright yellow bikes was a way to cover the cost of administration, production, and distribution. But we never planned to ...

The Untouchables

SDPD seeks men of “heroic endurance” for special unit

City councilman Chris Cate has proposed new regulations for the city’s massage parlors, regulations that will, in his words “provide the San Diego Police Department and City Attorney’s office with the tools needed to effectively ...

SDSU SNAFU

“I am SDSU” outreach campaign botches billboard placements

SDSU SNAFU

Everything’s Under Contr-oops!

Southern California Edison welcomes Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection

Everything’s Under Contr-oops!

Wal-Mart Labs to open in San Diego

Company plans to develop pharmaceuticals that are “not quite as good, but much, much cheaper!”

Wal-Mart Labs to open in San Diego

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