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Walter Mencken

Articles by Walter Mencken

Happy Trumpsgiving

Happy Trumpsgiving Hunter P. Thompson: "Sure, everybody here agrees that Trump is a fascist hatemonger with no sense of respect or decency. That just means he’s just like the rest of us. Those protesters who ...

April 30, 2022
Biden Administration reiterates Remain in Mexico policy to border-hopping Mexican sewage

Last week, San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health and Quality once again closed the Imperial Beach shoreline due to sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River, prompting federal immigration officials to make the following statement: “While ...

San Diego Unified removes affirmation from ethnic studies curriculum following divine manifestation

Last year, California became the first state in the country to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement (starting in 2026), and San Diego Unified was one the first districts to implement its model ...

Encinitas helium balloon ban leads claims life of aged adventurer

Last week, the Encinitas city council gave its unanimous approval to the city’s Environmental Commission’s proposal to ban the sale, use, or distribution of lighter-than-air balloons within city limits, including its airspace. “We need to ...

Black Lives Matter issues statement praising effects of omicron variant

BLM Spokeswoman Rachel Justice: “It’s true that covid-19 has, in the past, exhibited racist behavior, hitting black and brown populations much harder than whites. But we have always believed that change is possible for those ...

Local living historians mark anniversary of 1/6

A man calling himself the QAnon Shameless frolics in the fountain outside the County Administration Building in commemoration of the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Said Shameless: “Vice President Harris compared 1/6 to 9/11 ...

Prebys donation aims to restore California pioneer “to his proper place.”

Last week, the Contrad Prebys Foundation announced that it was donating $330,000 to aid in the restoration of the Junipero Serra Museum, home to the collection of the San Diego History Center. Given the controversy ...

From the 1918 Ocean Beach rip current to Matt Baker, Ashley Babbitt, Lester Bangs, Nathan Fletcher, the 2020 drum circle

None of this actually happened. Except, of course, there was that Board of Supervisors meeting back in August… [Intrepid reporter Walter Mencken is enjoying a morning stroll along the strand in Ocean Beach when he ...

Hotel Del Coron-ODD-o

The Hotel Del Coronado has many claims to fame — there are those who say that Wallis Simpson met the man who would become England’s King Edward VIII at a ball held there in 1920. ...

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