Ocean Beach News & Stories

A window for Ocean Beach's Pac Shores? NO!

"When people walk by during the day, they’re not sure we’re open."

Back in September of this year, OBecians expressed concern about Pacific Shores — a Newport Avenue "dive bar," according to many — installing a front window. Known for its darkness, black lights, and cave-like feel, ...

Willie's Shoe Shine must move

Longtime O.B. businessman given until Wednesday

For over 30 years, Willie’s Shoe Shine has been on the southwest corner of Cable Street and Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. Now his shack being replaced by a coffee cart. Willie is being forced ...

O.B. parking problem to continue into perpetuity

"The result is an increase of occupants and an increase in traffic congestion.”

“Parking in Ocean Beach is always two bitches and a rabid dog,” a Yelp review read about finding parking when visiting the South Beach Bar & Grille at 5059 Newport Avenue. What the Yelper probably ...

Holding Company at the Holding Company

O.B. venue stages its namesake '60s band this Saturday night

"I'm pretty sure this is the biggest band to ever play in Ocean Beach,” says Steve Yeng, new owner of the old Gallagher’s on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. The bar/venue is now called the ...

Ocean Beach construction project draws community ire

Protestor thwarted by 25-foot measuring tape

A small crowd of about 50 OBecians gathered Saturday afternoon (October 15) at the corner of Ebers and Greene to protest the construction of what has alternatively been billed by the developer first as a ...

Did Ocean Beach coyote do it?

The mystery of the headless raccoon

Raccoons are everywhere in Ocean Beach, so much so, that on any given night, you can find at least several scavenging in the neighborhood, turning over garbage cans and hanging from the trees. I’ve even ...

Reader comments prompt a return to Poma’s

Yeah, but have you tried the roast beef?

When I moved to OB way back whenever, a friend brought me to Poma's for the first time and ordered me a meatball sub. He told me I'd love it, and I loved it. I've ...

Kilowatt amped to bring groovy brew thing to O.B.

Tasting room to welcome dogs, kids, and the discerning palate

Kearny Mesa brewery Kilowatt Brewing has announced it will bring its colorful, black-lit tasting room style to a satellite tasting room in Ocean Beach. Kilowatt joins a suddenly surging O.B. beer scene, which in the ...

Dog tossed off Sunset Cliffs

"These people were not at all being cruel."

The photos were posted at approximately 7:40 p.m. Saturday evening (September 17) on the Ocean Beach Facebook group page — well, the screen shot of the photo was posted, due to the original photo being ...

Missing kangaroo pelt recovered in O.B.

“It was supposed to be a kind of spiritual item..."

On Monday (September 12), Buck sent out an SOS on the O.B. Facebook group page asking if anyone had found his missing kangaroo pelt. By the end of the day, owner and pelt were reunited, ...

City's Get It Done app not getting it done

"Your site says it was closed but nothing was done."

Get it done? Hell, the city apparently can't even count the number of reports coming into the Get It Done app and its companion online complaint system launched barely three months ago. Dozens of reports ...

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 ...

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