Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach may sacrifice high-traffic grass

Approval sought for war memorial near lifeguard station

Is a strip of beach-front grass in a park in Ocean Beach the right location to place a memorial that honors veterans? An important decision looms at city hall. The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation ...

Toast doesn’t look like this, not in San Diego

Jake & Eggs pops up

There’s a sense of romance to the very concept of a pop-up restaurant. It’s got something to do with the special place the underdog holds in the American imagination. The term “small business” fills us ...

Jakob Nowell's Sublime dad

The son of a reggae-rock father fronts the Law

‘Our very first show in 2013 was with Mike Watt & the Missingmen,” says Law frontman Jakob Nowell, son of the late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell. The 21-year-old, who grew up in San Diego, was ...

Ocean Beach seawall graffiti problem continues

City departments claim they're not responsible, so citizens remove tags

Ocean Beach residents have been asked to report graffiti and tagging that occurs along the Sunset Cliffs seawall, from south of the Ocean Beach Pier to Orchard Street via the city’s Street Division online reporting ...

Rent control protest in O.B.

"The people we're targeting are really unscrupulous."

A group of activists seeking a rent-control ordinance and other tenant-protection measures gathered in Ocean Beach on Saturday (June 4), circulating a petition they hope will convince the city council to open a dialogue concerning ...

Coffee + flowers = sensory benefits

Flowers to the right, coffee to the left

Its large, painted outside wall says Coffee + Flowers, but inside the storefront on the southwest corner of Texas and University there are actually two distinct businesses: Communal Coffee and Native Poppy flower shop. "In ...

OB mainstay finally makes the most of its view

South Beach opens its second-floor deck to diners

For a while there, South Beach Bar & Grill was fish taco central for this San Diego transplant. When I moved to Ocean Beach in 2005, the restaurant facing OB Pier was so routinely jam ...

New O.B. houses dropped off by crane

Mixed reviews on three modular homes occupying one lot

In the morning on May 26, the empty dirt lot on Abbott at Voltaire was as it has been for decades. A few hours later, three homes occupied the lot where many locals have been ...

O.B./Point Loma McMansion plans spark border war

“If this project were across the street, it wouldn’t be allowed.”

On May 26, a proposed project at 2257 Froude Street was appealed by the Peninsula Community Planning Board in front of the city’s planning commission. The residents on the block — where one side of ...

Urban Assault via VW

Busted bug driver talks about video that helped cops pop him

“Ultimately [the police] caught me by my name being on the side of the car, not blurring out my license plate, and I didn’t expect the video to go that viral.” Blake Wilkey, 27, was ...

Thoughts on Ocean Beach

Gary Hoag discusses life as an Ocean Beach business owner and resident. Interviewed at Ace Tattoo on Newport Avenue.

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