Walter Mencken

Articles by Walter Mencken

Trump Grant-ed Pardon?

President uses fundraising lunch at US Grant hotel to compare his presidency to that of former general

Trump: “The resemblance is uncanny: multiple failed business ventures, greatest achievements all prior to taking office, a seemingly endless parade of scandals and cabinet upheavals, but nevertheless an enduring public interest — and most importantly, ...

Dumps Over Trump’s

Advocates respond to President’s plan to fold tents and house homeless

“President Trump said during his visit that he wants to ‘help’ the homeless in California by tearing down their tents and moving them into government housing,” said Homeless Advocate James Hardknox. “And it’s true that ...

Deadly Earnest?

Or did bullet keep ironic distance from vital organs in hipster shooting?

Police are still searching for the “From the Hipster” shooter who put a bullet in a man’s stomach at the Clairemont Friendship Center on September 22. “Right now, we’re treating it as an attempted murder,” ...

Following protests and vandalism, Drag Queens reach out to peeved Pentecostal

Pastor Placated

South Bay Pentecostal Church Executive Pastor Amado Huizar is a man willing to fight for what he believes in, which is why he protested Chula Vista’s decision to host a Drag Queen Story Hour in ...

Children’s entertainment icon joins protest against Drag Queen Story Hour after Chula Vista debut

Dragging Disney Down

Shockwaves shook the cultural landscape today as longtime allies the Magic Kingdom and the Fabulous Queendom clashed over the latter’s use of the former’s intellectual property at a local public event. At a Drag Queen ...

Longtime effort to lure Great Whites to La Jolla via sedentary seals bears fruit

Shark Park

In 1931, Ellen Browning Scripps paid for the construction of a breakwater that would create a place where children could play and swim undisturbed by the fierce ocean’s tumultuous waves. And for decades, that’s exactly ...

SANDAG points to gas laws to explain housing allocations

According to Boyle’s

“Well of course Imperial Beach is unhappy that we’re asking them to build 1375 units next year,” says SANDAG Housing Czar Stan Packer. “It’s a 500% increase from the last housing cycle. And of course ...

Harassment claims inspire bold new work for upcoming opera season

Art Imitates Life Imitates Art...

“We were scrambling for a little while there,” says James “Silk Purse” Sowsear, Creative Director and House Composer at San Diego Opera. “There we were, thinking we’d scored a major coup: signing Placido Domingo himself ...

Local Irish pubs rush to commemorate UFC fighter’s barroom assault

Punch Drunk

A video posed on the Internet makes the case that on August 15, former UFC champion Conor McGregor sought to buy everyone at the bar in Dublin’s The Marble Arch a round of his Proper ...