Ocean Beach

Helm's charts a course for the beach

New tasting room kicks off an O.B. craft boom

Newport Avenue is in the process of becoming a beer hub. First to open in a spate of pending brewery projects along the Ocean Beach strip is Helm's Brewing. In mid-May the Kearny Mesa–based company ...

Tagger nabbed in the act in Ocean Beach

“We’re literally watching and waiting for them to come tag.”

At 3:45 in the afternoon on May 18 a tagger went to work on the seawall at the end of Del Monte Avenue in Ocean Beach. The local who witnessed the event (“Alex”) said, “I ...

Anybody seen an Indian ring-neck around Point Loma?

APB on Booberry the missing parrot

On April 19, Kristin Choi’s parrot flew away — but he’s not any parrot, he’s Booberry, an Indian ring-neck parrot, aka a rose-ringed parrot, a breed that is well known for their intelligence and speaking ...

O.B. gull's piercing definitely not intentional

“It is sort of like people who put in various facial rings”

Speculation arose recently on an Ocean Beach Facebook page as to what happened to a gull on the pier that had its tongue protruding out of the bottom of his beak. It's not the first ...

Weird start for O.B. bar under new ownership

"One guy even stuck his finger in our drinks."

On April 28, Eugene Gallagher hosted a farewell party at his Newport Avenue pub. The next day, after 11 years, he handed over the keys to new owner Steve Yeng, a local who also owns ...

Where are the cops when you need them in Ocean Beach?

Residents complain of emergency calls being considered otherwise

On February 28, a longtime Ocean Beach resident, “Alex,” says she called 911 to ask for help after a “tweaked-out guy” parked in a private lot and was drinking alcohol and "sucking on his pipe." ...

Crappy Earth Day, Ocean Beach

Native plant garden vandalized

On Earth Day (April 22), Joel Kalmonson was checking on the Ocean Beach Native Plant Garden when he found all 24 of the plant identification markers knocked over. Kalmonson is a lead volunteer who regularly ...

Car windows smashed in Ocean Beach

“Who does these types of things so close to the beautiful Pacific?”

Monday morning (April 25), residents along the 4800 block of Coronado Avenue in Ocean Beach woke up to find their cars had been vandalized in what appeared to be a drive-by smashing of windows between ...

Suspicious seagulls in Ocean Beach

More than peckish...and what's with the red poop?

Anyone recognize this innocent looking guy? He’s wanted in connection to a series of attempted break-ins (or should I say beak-ins?) around Ocean Beach. Gulls are well known as clever birds: they learn, remember, and ...

Belching Beaver getting big

Six-packs, sours, and a full restaurant in the works

Belching Beaver Brewing has been in serious expansion mode this spring. In March, the company more than quadrupled its capacity by moving in to a 30-barrel production brewery in Oceanside. Meanwhile, its original 15-barrel Vista ...

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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