Mission Beach News & Stories

Bikinis everywhere

All, apparently, from Victoria’s Secret.

Mission Beach is one of the few cities were you can get away with wearing a bikini to the grocery store, out to lunch, or on a leisurely bike ride. It’s the go-to wardrobe staple ...

Sophisticated water sports

No drought at Pirate Reef, Lazy River, or in the FlowBarrel

Last week, I stopped by the new waterfront park at 1600 Pacific Highway with the kids and had a picnic by the enormous fountain and its “interactive” water arches. My little ones got drenched and ...

What's on Draft at Belmont Park

Mission Beach gets authentic craft beer bar and grill

My friend and I sat at a table decorated with craft beer bottle labels, staring out at the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. The beach was only 30 yards or so away; we could ...

Run silent, run the risk

Tesla collides with elderly woman’s scooter

An elderly woman on a motorized scooter was hit by a car while trying to cross the street in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. The scooter entered the intersection of ...

Lit-up driver stopped by light pole

Mission Beach party people scamper from scene…and then return

A vehicle carrying passengers who were leaving the beach at bar-closing time crashed head-on into a Mission Beach light pole early Sunday morning, July 13, just before 2 a.m. When the car collided with the ...

Empty panga blues in Mission Beach

Citizen calls to report boatload of border broachers

A Mexican fishing boat reportedly loaded with 26 people came ashore near Belmont Park in South Mission Beach Monday morning, May 5, and everyone onboard got away — in part because of a witness's problems ...

FreePB.org wins records act lawsuit against city

Judge says Chief Lansdowne’s SDPD was wrong to deny request

Emails, memos, and other communication explaining the San Diego's Police Department's reasoning for allowing some special events to be exempt from the city's alcohol ban must be turned over to the nonprofit anti-booze-ban group FreePB, ...

Major projects at Mission Beach's Plunge

Tile repairs, new filtration system, Wyland mural to become glasswork

If you went swimming early last month at Belmont Park’s historic pool, the Plunge, you likely noticed that the Wyland sea-life mural on the south wall was split from pool deck to high ceiling, exposing ...

King tides a harbinger of sea-level rise?

San Diego Coastkeeper gives bay tour previewing 2050's "new normal"

King tides, the highest of high-water marks that come around just a few times each year, became evident at beaches and bays across San Diego during the past week. Environmental and water-quality advocacy group San ...

San Diego's top spots for picnics

“The park offers a bird’s-eye view of downtown skyscrapers, planes lifting off from the airport, Mission Bay, the ocean...”

Never homeless: Ripped off in Mission Bay Park

And then suicide seemed the only solution

I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I woke up in the morning like I always do, rolled up in my wet, blue sleeping bag around 3:50. I knew the finkin’ sprinkler system ...

Zip-line races soon at Mission Beach’s Belmont Park

New attractions expected to be done before summer

The California Coastal Commission on January 10 approved another attraction for Mission Beach’s Belmont Park — a 300-foot zip-line. The zip-line and a laser-tag arena that’s already approved and under construction, will be operational on ...

Blackfish backlash continues — protest at SeaWorld

Two days later, company reports record profits

Animal-rights activists staged a demonstration at the entrance to SeaWorld on Saturday afternoon, January 11. Approximately 50 activists brandished picket signs and formed a line along Sea World Drive on both sides of South Shores ...

Mission Beach fire follows boom, destroys bayfront home

Birds and humans escape raging inferno

A major fire broke out on Sunday night, December 29, at a multi-unit residence in Mission Beach. Flames ripped through the entire structure within minutes. San Diego Fire-Rescue battled the two-alarm blaze in the 800 ...

Mission Beach, a Surf Cowboy and a German Exchange Student

Sometimes I miss Midwest winters. I got a nice dose of reality when I went home to Chicago for a weekend visit during in October. I had to wear a winter jacket — the entire ...

St. Jude's Give Thanks

How much would you pay to run a family friendly 5K in order to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital? On Saturday, November 23rd there will be a 5k at De Anza Cove for St. ...

Bottom Scratchers with spearguns

I started to get dizzy, started to see lights

San Diego spear fishermen of today come from a lineage that began in the ’30s, with the Bottom Scratchers of La Jolla. Today there are less fish but the equipment is superior. Nevertheless, it’s easy to drown when a big sea bass takes you for a ride through a kelp ball.

Shamu and you

Walk a mile or four with Shamu?

Everyone's best buddy Shamu, the killer whale, is raising money for The Rady Children's Hospital. The name of the the event is the Shamu and You Walk. I’m not sure how much walking Shamu is ...

Savage rocks the boat

Red Not Chili Peppers bassist Jonathan Savage organizes “Rock the Boat,” a paddleboat cruise party on Mission Bay to benefit Marine veterans.

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