Ocean Beach News & Stories

Zapf eludes O.B. Town Council

Had commitment with Taste of Mira Mesa

It's not uncommon for a roster of participants in a debate for elected office to include a representative for one of the candidates. Last October, when a previous engagement prevented Nathan Fletcher from attending a ...

Showers closed at Robb Field Fitness Club

Crime precipitates action, homeless advocates lament it

If you break a sweat during a workout at Robb Field Fitness Club — or if you're homeless and looking for a place to clean up — you'll have to find someplace else to take ...

Trying to find a niche at the farmers' market

Or, what happens when capitalism gives you the munchies

A certain La Jolla resident/presidential candidate made the wrong kind of headlines a couple years ago when he suggested not enough Americans have the entrepreneurial spirit required to borrow twenty grand from their parents to ...

Ocean Beach hosts visit by David Alvarez

Mayoral hopeful considers Veterans Plaza renovation, hops on a bike

With the mayoral election less than two weeks away, both candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer say they want to be a partner in the effort to build a new Veterans Plaza in Ocean Beach. ...

Ocean Beach CVS store a "public convenience or necessity"

SDPD okays sale of booze at pharmacy located 1-1/2 blocks from the beach

CVS Pharmacy, which wants to set up shop in the long-abandoned Apple Tree supermarket in Ocean Beach, can breathe a long sigh of relief following a decision by the San Diego Police Department to not ...

The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

A reliable go-to for a great lunch

When I’m in the mood for something easy, affordable, fresh, and flavorful for lunch, I head over to the 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro in Ocean Beach. On the rare occasion there’s not an ...

Walking San Diego

“It’s a bit of a mountain getaway feeling if you ignore the freeway noise.”

Walks around town, walks in the mountains, walks next to the freeway that make it easy to pretend you’ve gotten away from it all (if you ignore the sound of traffic).

Holy Trinity Parish of Ocean Beach

Faith can keep the mind open to mystery.

Interview with Lawrence Bausch of Holy Trinity Parish of Ocean Beach. He says “it’s the fullness of the Catholic faith that keeps the mind open to mystery,” echoing Flannery O’Connor.

Te Mana Café has cozy style, island food

Ocean Beach coffeehouse is exactly that...a house, with coffee, and some Hawaiian food, too.

If there were some sort of Reader coffee shop design award, Te Mana Cafe (4956 Voltaire Street) would be on the short list to win. This OB newcomer proves just how right it can be ...

Bubble-maker on Ocean Beach Pier

Soap, some sticks, and rope

I saw the bubbles all the way from the far end of the Ocean Beach Pier on New Year's Eve day. When I got closer, I couldn't believe how huge they were! Bubble-meister Alan Kier ...

Rebranding a sunset view, yet again

OB gastropub trying not to wash away as quickly as its predecessors

You'd think it was hard to muck up a restaurant holding down one of the best spaces on the west coast — an oceanfront location so prime, surfers can see into it from the line-up. ...

Dog-Friendly Dining: Tower Two Beach Café

A continuing exploration of dog friendly restaurants in San Diego.

For this series, I've recruited my dog Loki to help me review canine-friendly restaurants around town. Not because I necessarily want her to dine with me, but because sometimes, when we're out exploring the world, I get hungry.

Dumpster dining host planned a street Christmas

Environmental activist Rob Greenfield takes up the homeless challenge

After spending a whole week eating nothing but food found in dumpsters of grocery stores, Rob Greenfield hosted a dinner party at his home in Ocean Beach on Friday, December 20. With the goal to ...

May as well eat

Ed tries the Doormat at the Joint in Ocean Beach. It’s a sushi roll.

“Sushi chefs’d freak,” says Big John. “We have sushi that we just make up, like our Dr. Eel Good, the Betty, the Joint, the Mary Jane, the O’Beef. That has seared filet mignon on top…” ...

Nuclear activist's art highlights Edison’s obfuscation

Utility giant’s released documents show amazing amount of redactions

Although the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has produced its final megawatt of power, many battles between regulators, activists, and energy companies with ownership stakes in the plant remain to be fought. It remains to ...

Spike strip ends low-speed car chase in O.B.

Up to nine cop cars pursue, bust driver who possessed meth

A police helicopter threw its spotlight on a slow-speed car chase through Ocean Beach Friday night, December 13. As many as nine patrol cars attempted to corral a stolen Honda Civic as it weaved on ...

O.B. Planning Board approves liquor license for new CVS

No high-malt-liquor beverages to be sold

On December 5 the Ocean Beach Planning Board voted 8-1 in favor of allowing the proposed new CVS Pharmacy to sell liquor; it will be an ABC license Type 21 with certain limitations that relate ...

Nice Ocean Beach Christmas tree, Charlie Brown

Coronado Avenue homeowner donates star pine

The O.B. Christmas tree has been a much-talked-about tradition for 34 years. If it looks perfect, people complain it's not O.B. enough. But when it gets partially destroyed, as it did several years ago at ...

Not just about shrubs, says Ocean Beach resident

Vince Adame says D.A.’s case against him was about police trailer

Ocean Beach resident Vince Adame and his lawyer Frank Gormlie, who also publishes the OB Rag community news website, drew a crowd of news media this morning, December 3. The day before, district attorney Bonnie ...

Building begins on busy corner in Point Loma

Mixed-use edifice to rise where Voltaire St. meets Catalina Blvd.

A long-empty corner of Point Loma Heights is getting a makeover. A developer named Veritas Urban Properties recently broke ground on the empty lot at the intersection of Voltaire Street and Catalina Boulevard, a site ...

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