Ocean Beach News & Stories

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 ...

Is this OB's best food deal?

Newport Quik Stop is a liquor store where you stay and eat

Chilly night in OB. Just hopped off the 35 at Cable and Santa Monica. Walking down towards the ocean, no particular place to go. The feeling kinda wraps around you as soon as you get ...

Taggers caught in the act in Ocean Beach

Five suspects, one arrested (the one with the marker)

A citizen saw several young men tagging a public handrail on Ocean Front Street and Del Monte Avenue on November 21 and called in a description of the men and their vehicle to the police. ...

All Things BBQ: BBQ House

Smoking or non? And a bit about ersatz Carolina barbecue in OB.

The barbecue orthodoxy argues over much, but stays firm on one thing: barbecue must be smoked. That assumption demands to be challenged. As the late Naomi Wise, the Reader’s former restaurant critic, pointed out, smoking’s ...

Ocean Beach talks about the next 30 years

Population, traffic, more beer-and-wine licenses

Over 60 people turned out for the Ocean Beach Town Council’s “town hall” meeting at the Masonic Lodge on November 13. Attendees were there to help decide how to shape the community over the next ...

Alcohol sales at new Ocean Beach CVS a hot topic

Pharmacy makes their case; planning board to await new info

A heated and vociferous standing-room-only crowd attended the Ocean Beach Planning Board meeting on November 6. Residents were there to hear and discuss the proposal to allow alcohol sales in a new, as-yet-unestablished CVS Pharmacy ...

Reputed meth addicts wreak havoc in Ocean Beach

"They won't leave me the hell alone," says resident

On the morning of October 31, an Ocean Beach resident (“Don”) awoke to find that the front of his house had been vandalized with spray paint. While the drawings weren't offensive, they are an eyesore ...

Best of Beer Week: November 9

Hitting the home stretch as San Diego Beer Week nears an end

Open House: Vista’s Mother Earth Brew Co. has done some major expanding and upgrading at its original brewery, which has necessitated them closing off its tasting room. Come in for a long overdue brew and ...

Cops clip deadbeat dad cruising Ocean Beach

Bad brake light leads to bust of Missouri man

Two men were pulled over by police on the afternoon of November 2 for having a non-functioning brake light on their car. The incident, which occurred in front of the Ocean Beach Hotel on Newport ...

Fearless film shoot finishes up in Ocean Beach

"It ruins everything if everyone is staring at the actors."

Fearless, a musical, finished shooting in Ocean Beach on October 30. Some local denizens participated in the production — whether invited or not. The hacky-sack man, the blonde pole-leaner, and a rowdy woman shouting outside ...

Police take blood samples at foot of Newport Avenue in O.B.

There was a fight...there was a knife…

There was yellow police ribbon around the rock on Veterans Plaza at the foot of Newport Avenue on October 21. The ribbon was surrounding a blood splatter on the pavement. Two police officers were there ...

New beachfront homes to be built in Ocean Beach

A total of ten, with a view of the pier

Demolition has begun on the corner of Saratoga Avenue and Abbott Street in Ocean Beach. What has been an unsightly locale with a fence around it for nine months has finally been torn down to ...

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