Point Loma News & Stories

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 ...

At Jimmy's Famous, stuffed like an overnight bag

Zing to it

Just imagine: A shipload of starving, scurvy-ridden Spanish sailors struggling ashore through the tidal mud flats and seeing...this? A deck full of tourists and well-heeled Diegans scarfing away at ribs, burgers, and cervezas? They missed ...

Roseville neighbors protest towering duplexes

Builder continues work — bringing in fill dirt to "lower" height?

Madison Bartz lives on Emerson Street next to where two extremely tall duplexes are being constructed in the Roseville neighborhood of Point Loma. On June 21, she recorded video of construction workers as she talked ...

Park your boat and stay a while

Another stunner on Scott Street

Beds: 4 Baths: 6 Current Owner: Morgan Dene Oliver List Price: $8,800,000 How about a “unique and stunning 6500-square-foot bay front contemporary home” in Point Loma with a private dock? Built in 1988, the residence ...

Point Loma block dominated by new four-story duplexes

"Are you building a hotel here? That's at least 40 feet high.”

On June 20, a land surveyor taking photos on the corner of Emerson and Evergreen streets in the Roseville neighborhood of Point Loma was interrupted by a middle-aged couple driving by who asked, "Are you ...

Nine hundred degrees of pizza

Nuanced Napoletana at Pummarò in Point Loma

Almost a year ago I relocated from the Westfield UTC area to Liberty Station. One of the most pleasant things about moving to that area is being able to walk to so many restaurants, bars, ...

For sale: Dolphin Motel. Includes billboard.

Curiosity abounds as Point Loma Association strives to reduce sky-high signage

The billboard brouhaha continues in Point Loma. It all started in February 2013, when the owner of the Dolphin Motel, H.D. Murdock, went seeking community support for his motel expansion sans the parking requirements. The ...

Brewing with Kiwis

Emerging New Zealand craft scene wades into San Diego

New Zealand brewery Garage Project began distributing to San Diego for the first time last month, offering local beer fans a new glimpse of the emerging Kiwi craft brewing scene. This may be welcome news ...

Anybody seen an Indian ring-neck around Point Loma?

APB on Booberry the missing parrot

On April 19, Kristin Choi’s parrot flew away — but he’s not any parrot, he’s Booberry, an Indian ring-neck parrot, aka a rose-ringed parrot, a breed that is well known for their intelligence and speaking ...

Polly wants a cease fire

More parrots found dead on March 31, April 3, April 6...

On April 3, SoCal Parrot set up a booth at All Souls' Episcopal Church on Catalina Boulevard after being invited to do so by reverend Joseph Dirbas. Dirbas extended the invitation after learning of the ...

Pellet-gun parrot popper perplexes police

Residents rattled. Big rewards offered. Killer remains at large.

Who’s killing the great parrots of Ocean Beach/Point Loma?

Modern Times plans pilot brewery in L.A.

"Pocket of radness" to feature coffee shop and vegan restaurant

September 23rd, Modern Times Beer tweeted its intention "to open a pilot brewery, restaurant, and specialty coffee shop in Los Angeles." Six months later, almost to the day, it revealed it has secured a location ...

More dead Point Loma parrots

Still not enough evidence to file charges against anyone

On March 27, two near-threatened red-masked conures were found dead at All Souls' Episcopal Church on Catalina Boulevard in Point Loma. While it’s too early to tell if these are the latest parrot sniper victims, ...

Quality of life allegedly threatened in Point Loma

Could 900 residents be wrong about Jessop estate project?

The dispute over the San Diego City Council's decision to stop a development of the former Jessop property in Point Loma will move on to the appellate court. On March 15, a majority of city-council ...

Rosecrans jacarandas are dead

Community leaders surprised by trees cut down for condo project

Robert Tripp Jackson, chairman of the Point Loma Association, received a mysterious message on March 8 asking if he wanted his memorial plaques and notifying him that "there's a whole bunch of trees that we ...

Teen parrot-killer still loose in Point Loma?

"Our suspect is a juvie so that makes it very tough to prosecute.”

Five wild parrots (one endangered lilac-crowned Amazon and four near-threatened red-masked conures) have been confirmed shot and killed in Ocean Beach/Point Loma within the past two months (February 19 to March 3). Two more deaths ...

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