Ocean Beach

Unexplained explosion explained in Ocean Beach

"The first responder from SDG&E found the leak was 95 percent."

On August 22 at about 7 p.m., San Diego Police Department cruisers, fire and rescue vehicles, and SDG&E crews responded a complaint of a natural-gas odor in a garage located near Santa Cruz and Del ...

Ode to a mouse

"I'm just an O.B. guy."

Early on a foggy morning in the mid 1950s, Jim “Mouse” Robb stopped by the Ocean Beach lifeguard station. The men on duty were his friends. Until the year before, he had worked beside them ...

Ocean Beach lemonade stand tops $100 in profits

"You have to spend money to make money," says six-year-old Dylan.

About ten weeks ago, six-year-old Dylan Rodrigues told his parents that he really wanted a hundred-dollar bill. His parents, Holly Raines and Marco Rodrigues, told him — somewhat jokingly — that he better get to ...

Sgt. Yu and yoga to occupy O.B.

The plan to make transient gangs move on

Over the years, Ocean Beach has earned a reputation as a panhandlers' paradise, with aggressive groups of travelers and homeless taking over the beaches, seawall, and parks that used to be frequented by locals and ...

Point Loma prowler about-faces in wee hours

Same guy who left behind noose?

On the night of July 30, "Jane" was battling the flu, but when she awoke in the early-morning hours, she noticed what she thought "could have been a potential crime." She shared her story via ...

Tasting rooms, breweries NOT blamed for problems

Correction: "Alcohol related crime rate in Ocean Beach has not risen 400%."

Though the author maintains that Lt. William Carter was quoted accurately at the July 19 Ocean Beach Public Safety meeting, she admits introducing inaccuracies in other areas of the original report, which has been struck ...

Police surveillance cameras activated in Ocean Beach

Protesters given no audience with council representative Zapf

After months of controversy, a system of ten police surveillance cameras focused on the shores of Ocean Beach were turned on for the first time on Thursday (July 21). News of the cameras first broke ...

Brewed in Ocean Beach

San Diego's latest brewery opened on O.B. time

Ocean Beach Brewery made its official debut July 1, after teasing a late 2015 launch on social media last December. The three-level restaurant sits four doors down from the O.B. Pier, and capitalizes on location ...

Aggressive transients put Ocean Beach on edge

This is my sidewalk!

On April 29, Blair Aeria’s father was doing what he does several times a week, spending time with his two grandchildren, aged one and three, at Cleator Community Park in Ocean Beach. “My dad had ...

O.B. mainstay makes the most of its view

South Beach has opened the 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 O.B. Pier was so routinely jam ...

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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