Ocean Beach News & Stories

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 ...

The Fussy Fork

Does anything scream summer like fresh corn?

A blogger eats her way through San Diego in search of vegan restaurants.

The Local to go the brewery route

Crafty eatery and drinking hole entering brewing arena

Popular watering hole The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole (1065 Fourth Avenue, Downtown) is working on establishing its own brewery. A an early adapter to the craft beer model, The Local regularly serves a long ...

How to stop Ocean Beach 4th of July marshmallow wars?

Media blitz, cops, and citations

Ocean Beach’s decades-old Fourth of July tradition of a “marshmallow war” following the fireworks display has been taken to excess in recent years. So, this week, on September 26, the O.B. Town Council decided to ...

Citizen repossesses stolen bike in Ocean Beach

Fight ensues after homeless people try and keep it

Ocean Beach resident Michelle had her third bike stolen on September 9. Three days later, her boyfriend Jay found it. But he had to fight to get it back. At about 8:30 a.m. on September ...

Ocean Beach Woman’s Club, at 89, struggling

Modern women don't have as much time for civic clubs

The Ocean Beach Woman’s Club is celebrating its 89th birthday this year. But it's uncertain whether or not the club will be around next year. The organization began serving the community in 1924, helping to ...

Peter Pan in San Diego

Three single men — none of them good

Do San Diego men suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome? The San Diego women who have to date them sure do!

O.B. One Church

OB One Church finds the lost and lights them up like a rocket.

Woman in Ocean Beach spits on, fights Arizona tourist

Visitors baffled

On the night of August 11 at around 11 p.m., an out-of-town visitor staying at the Ocean Beach Hotel was attacked by a drunk female in her 30s — reputedly not a hotel guest. Police ...

Temper flares at Ocean Beach Planning Board meeting

Relocation of police trailer in pier parking lot a hot issue

Doors were slammed and chairs seemed on the verge of being thrown at yet another O.B. Planning Board meeting regarding the temporary, yet seemingly permanent, police trailer in the Ocean Beach Pier parking lot. The ...

O.B. Town Council addresses July 4th “marshmallow wars”

Ban on gun sales, T-shirts, suppression of social media discussed

At the monthly Ocean Beach Town Council meeting on July 24, no permanent solution was arrived at pertaining to the annual Fourth of July “marshmallow wars.” The tradition of throwing marshmallows at people following the ...

Beach Style: OB vs. PB

One of the greatest aspects of San Diego, apart from the stellar weather, is how each of it's neighborhoods has a distinct style. Take OB for instance, it is known as a mecca for free ...

Car crash on Bacon Street in Ocean Beach

Driver claims she was distraught...and hit-and-run

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on July 18, I came upon a car stopped in the middle of Bacon Street facing sideways; the front right fender was smashed and the tire was flat. It looked like ...

Daylong drunk in Ocean Beach

Four calls to police result in man’s arrest

As I was bicycling away from the OB Farmers’ Market to catch the sunset on July 17, I came upon a man named Eric, who was being arrested. He was obviously inebriated and was being ...

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