Point Loma News & Stories

War over Roseville's 40-foot house continues

"What are the residents winning with this project? We haven’t won anything.”

Elisa Brent has been organizing the community ever since the morning of June 17, 2016, when the neighborhood woke to find a fourth story added to the condos at the corner of Emerson and Evergreen ...

Crab feast too delicious to be true

Point Loma Portuguese hall unwittingly used in scam

Don’t bust out the crab crackers or butter warmers just yet — not likely the “Spring Crab Feed” will be coming to San Diego. The event, marketed heavily through Facebook before the page disappeared, advertises ...

La Jollans not soothed by airport authority

"You are retrofitting homes so people can stay inside."

A woman from Loma Portal turned to the 40 or so La Jolla residents who came to a meeting Wednesday night (February 16) on Harbor Drive to complain about low-flying and late air traffic from ...

La Jollans complain about airport noise

An issue historically griped by Point Lomans

La Jolla residents are the latest to complain about jetliner noise from the airport. However, their formal complaint to the La Jolla Town Council tonight (February 9) has been removed from the agenda because the ...

Condo permit for La Playa's Kellogg Beach

“I’m not an activist by nature — this is not what I want to do.”

On February 4, more than 50 people gathered to voice opposition to a proposed condo development on Kellogg Beach in La Playa, a bayside neighborhood in Point Loma. After the meeting, Howard Haimsohn started the ...

La Jolla crosswalk horror story

No warning lights results in broken bones, amputations, lawsuit

A New Jersey man on vacation in San Diego who was hit by a truck while using a crosswalk in La Jolla is suing the City of San Diego. Attorneys for Santo Bencivenni, 72, filed ...

Car-creeper suspect disrupted

"I backed away as she told me, 'It's my car now.’"

On Wednesday morning (January 10), "Jane" went outside to her car in Point Loma and found it had been ransacked — and the perpetrator was still inside. “She was just sitting there, with the window ...

City to block mayor's testimony in accident case?

Residents complained of crosswalk danger to then-councilman Faulconer

The City of San Diego doesn't want mayor Kevin Faulconer to testify in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a seven-month-old girl who was struck by a car and died while crossing Catalina ...

Modern Times travels to Encinitas

Look for new brew room and nitrogenated canned suds in 2017

The northward expansion of Modern Times Beer continues, but this time it's staying within San Diego County. Following announcements earlier this year that the Point Loma beer and coffee producer will be launching satellite properties ...

Fear of a drab bridge in Point Loma

Rehab of span over Nimitz Blvd. calls for chain-link fencing

Some in the Point Loma community see the Voltaire Street bridge as a gateway to their neighborhood. So, they want something a bit more attractive than a chain-link fence when a bridge rehabilitation project conceived ...

Artificial turf a likely health hazard at schools

"Our children shouldn’t be the canaries in the coal mine on this one.”

Erika Lundeen first became concerned about artificial turf while substitute teaching at Loma Portal Elementary last year. “When I saw the kids rolling around in this black stuff on the field, I asked the PE ...

Development Services Dept. in service to developers

"I think we've been had," says Point Loma resident

On November 15, three Point Loma residents contacted me after the city council voted on a proposed municipal code change. The change is in the form of a footnote touted as closing an alleged loophole ...

Not all San Diego beer tasting rooms look alike

Six spots that go beyond reclaimed wood

They may range in size and scope, but most of the nearly 150 breweries and tasting rooms pouring across greater San Diego have at least one thing in common — their looks. Since the majority ...

Navy's "killer" dolphins replaced by robots? Not so fast

Audit says General Dynamics way behind on costly Project Knifefish

It was a big-money military contractor's dream. Build a fleet of futuristic underwater robots to replace the Navy's famous corps of mine-hunting dolphins and sea lions, headquartered at their San Diego base. "In general, we’re ...

How tall is too tall in Point Loma?

Council revisits how to measure 30 feet in the coastal overlay zone

On October 24, the city council voted 7-1 in favor of amending the Land Development Code to get developers in line with the intent of 1972's Proposition D. The amendment will take the form of ...

City slack on preventing sediment pollution

Robust construction activity lacks assertive governance

The City of San Diego hopes to settle a $4.6 million complaint from the regional water board for allowing construction companies to bypass sediment-control measures at Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, Tijuana River Estuary, and San Diego ...

30-foot coastal height limit slips a peg in Point Loma

Exceptions of "certain zones" in mayor's town may come as delight to developers

On August 24, a public notice for a September 8 hearing at San Diego's planning commission was posted online. (Update 9/8, 7:55 a.m.: On September 7, the notice was removed and the hearing postponed until ...

Pot dispensary draws stars to Point Loma

Snoop Dogg signs autographs, Ricky Williams serves as budtender

"We gave Snoop Dogg some Tokyo OG [a marijuana strain] and he enjoyed it,” says Heidi Rising, the general manager of the Point Loma Patient Consumer Co-Op. On August 27, the Grammy-nominated rap star dropped ...

The beauty of holiness, plus organ concerts

Interview with Father Joseph Dirbas of All Souls' Episcopal Church

All Souls’ Episcopal Church Membership: 400 Pastor: Father Joseph Dirbas Age: 49 Born: Lavonia, MI Formation: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, NY Years Ordained: 6 San ...

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 ...

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