Point Loma Stories

No changes afoot after arrest of Humphreys’ talent buyer

Talent buyer/manager of Humphreys Backstage Lounge, Jeremiah Smith, was arrested for felony drunk driving. Will that change the Shelter Island venue’s ability to book shows?

Songwriters are culture's poets

How does songwriting fit in at the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University?

Rosie the Riveter to depart San Diego

An exit interview with Sarah

Sarah has been the old lady down the block since I moved to Point Loma a decade and a half ago. She’s an active old lady, her '90s-vintage pearl-white Thunderbird an often enough sight in ...

House fire above garage in Point Loma

Firefighters save ocean-view home

Christmas Eve was not a festive time for residents of a Sunset Cliffs home in Point Loma. A smoky fire was reported just after 2 a.m. on December 24 at a home located on the ...

Crash in Barnett Avenue merge lanes

The merge from the 2300 block of Midway Drive where it turns left to become southbound Barnett Avenue in Point Loma did not go so smoothly on the morning of Sunday, December 2. At around ...

Harsh Words for RV Driver at Liberty Station

Motorhomes are quite unwelcome on at least one street in Liberty Station. In fact, if you park your RV on Truxton Road, the street in front of Vons and Trader Joe’s grocery stores, a security ...

Work Continues on Point Loma High’s Stadium

Behind green shade cloth at Point Loma High School's Bennie Edens Stadium, a snack bar and bathrooms are being built. Due to ongoing construction of the Prop. S–funded project, the field gate on Voltaire Street ...

Big bay secrets

The bayside Point Loma mansion lavishly remodeled by Mavourneen O’Connor, the secretive twin sister of onetime San Diego mayor Maureen O’Connor, is up for sale for a cool $6,825,000. “195 feet of prestigious water frontage ...

Citizen woodworker preserves benches

Sunset Cliffs’ $45,000 benches — who cares?

Jim Grant took it upon himself to restore and maintain the public benches at Sunset Cliffs.

Baja Ha Ha Sailors Depart San Diego Bay

Dozens of sailboats gathered off Shelter Island in Point Loma on Monday morning, October 29. They were preparing to start the 20th annual Baja Ha Ha race. According to the Port of San Diego website, ...

Cabrillo National Monument's Bayside Trail

This spectacular hike showcases San Diego’s skyline, Coronado, and the bay.

Car Hits Moped Rider in Point Loma

A female moped rider was critically injured on Wednesday afternoon, September 12, in Point Loma. The woman, reportedly in her 20s, was "heading east on Coronado Avenue when she ran a stop sign at Catalina ...

No Window to Glaze at Point Loma Donut Shop

Winchell's Donuts in Point Loma has had an unsightly problem for a while. Channel 10 News reported on June 23 that a car had gone through the front window of the shop located at 1501 ...

Bus Rider Breaks Window, Flees

Early morning on August 8, passengers onboard the 35 bus from Old Town to Ocean Beach had an unexpected delay. A woman on the bus decided to smash one of the vehicle’s windows with her ...

Hearts Heavy for Boy Struck by Truck on Rosecrans Street

There are still heavy hearts today along the 1700 block of Rosecrans Street, where on Thursday, August 2, at around 7:30 p.m., a three-and-a-half-year-old New Mexico boy was struck by a red pickup truck in ...

California Coastal Commission Meeting for Point Loma Project to Be Held in Marin County

In what looks like a fairly effective way of discouraging public comment, the California Coastal Commission recently sent notices to Shelter Island-area residents, informing them that the next hearing on the proposed Point Loma Townhomes ...

The Hole

“A pretty much world famous dive,” the Hole is a bar in its full glory on Thursdays — $4 Stoli and Bacardi all night. And on Mondays — $2 wells and the weekly wet underwear contest. And...

Point Loma Seafoods Builds New Lighthouse, Reopens

Point Loma Seafoods reopened its newly refurbished building on March 19. The eatery and seafood market — open since 1963 — had moved to a nearby temporary location while their premises underwent a major remodel. ...

Ghost-Net Recovery Off Point Loma

A group of local scuba divers and I volunteered our services on January 16 to retrieve an abandoned fishing net ensnared on a shipwreck called the High Seas, located off the coast of Point Loma. ...

Chinese, It’s the New Spanish

Robert Dorsey is not Chinese, but he drives 25 miles from El Cajon to Point Loma every morning so his two daughters can learn to speak, read, and write in Mandarin. “In my culture, it’s ...

Point Loma’s Rock Church Offers Wristbands for Pledges

The latest hot item from the Rock Church in Point Loma and pastor Miles McPherson is a red wristband handed out to interested parishioners on Sunday, October, 23. At the conclusion of a sermon series ...

Hidden Pipeline, Secret Menace?

Some residents refer to it as the Sleeping Giant. An eight-inch-diameter Navy pipeline, carrying diesel and jet fuel from Point Loma to Miramar, lies beneath San Diego streets and canyons. Each year, 323 million gallons ...

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Membership: 210 Pastor: Tony Wolfe Age: 63 Born: Parkersburg, West Virginia Formation: Union Theological Seminary, New York; Claremont Graduate School, Claremont Years Ordained: 33 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to ...

Services Held for Slain SDPD Officer Jeremy Henwood

Memorial services for fallen San Diego Police Dept. Officer Jeremy Henwood took place at The Rock Church in Point Loma on Friday morning, August 12, 2011. Thousands of people, plus an additional overflow crowd paid ...

Man Attempts to Enter Sewer in Front of Rock Church

The Rock Church in Point Loma attracts big crowds every Sunday for their five services. At the 10 a.m. service on June 12, as congregants hurried in to catch the worship music, many saw a ...

An End to Point Loma’s St. Agnes Catholic Church?

St. Agnes Catholic Church became a parish when Father Manuel Rose arrived in 1933. Lately, several congregants have been discussing among themselves the possibility that the beloved Portuguese mainstay in Point Loma may be closing. ...

Scouts Place Flags at Ft. Rosecrans

I had visited my father's gravesite at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery maybe only five times since he was interred in 1968. That was until my oldest son (now 13) took part in the Memorial Day ...

NTC Foundation's High-Paying Jobs

Officers have been raking in fat salaries at the nonprofit NTC Foundation, which San Diego city taxpayers bailed out last week to the tune of $1.1 million after county tax assessor Ernie Dronenburg forced the ...

An Attempt to Slow Down Point Loma Speeders

At least one household on the 3600 block of Garrison Street in Point Loma is getting serious about speeding cars in their neighborhood. Recently, one of the same homeowners who decorates elaborately for Christmas put ...

Waxing Nostalgic

About two years ago, my wife and I responded to an ad for a one bedroom apartment for rent in the bizarre Bermuda Triangle where the 8 and Sports Arena Boulevard collide. Not quite ready ...

Union Members Picket Fresh & Easy Stores

Shopping at Fresh & Easy stores on the weekends may also include interactions with picketers who are members of the United Food & Commercial Workers union. A blog posted last year on the Fresno Bee ...

Average Easy Comforts of La Playa Bistro

La Playa is a sweet little neighborhood spot that its neighborhood obviously embraces — it was packed on a Thursday night. The Lynnester (slim, chic, and currently very blond) arrived early and seemed to be ...

La Scala Closes

As confirmed at the Point Loma Association's November Beautification Committee meeting and reiterated in the 2011 winter bulletin, La Scala Restaurant, located on the corner of Scott and Cañon streets, has been purchased by the ...

New Point Loma High Classrooms Almost Completed

Point Loma High School will soon have 15,000 square feet of new classroom space in the form of a two-story building on the southwest corner of campus. The facility sits on a hill above where ...

$5000 for Point Loma Dog Killer

Members of the San Diego Animal Advocates on December 15 continued their demonstration on the corner of Nimitz Boulevard and Rosecrans Street in search of a dog killer who attacked in the vicinity early morning ...

Bug Levels 100 Students at Point Loma Nazarene

One hundred or so students at Point Loma Nazarene University have recently come down with the norovirus &mdash otherwise known as the "cruise ship disease." Several students reported cases of gastrointestinal upset over the first ...

Officer Chris Wilson’s Memorial Draws Thousands to the Rock Church in Point Loma

An estimated 2000 people turned out on the scorching-hot morning of November 4 to pay their last respects to fallen San Diego policeman Christopher Wilson. Wilson was shot while helping to do a probation check ...

San Diego Indie Fest Can Kiss the Mature Audiences Goodbye

The six-year-old Indie Music Fest will be moving from North Park to the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station for the next event, March 12 and 13, 2011. While the first day will be music-based, the ...

Pastor Craig Gross and XXX Star Ron Jeremy Argue Porn

On October 9 at 6:30 p.m., “porn pastor” Craig Gross of XXXChurch in Las Vegas and porn king Ron Jeremy debated at the Rock Church in Liberty Station. Pastor Miles McPherson made several comical attempts ...

Point Loma High School’s Class of 1950 Gets Together

What makes someone in San Diego a local is sometimes debatable, but it’s hard to dispute the status of the folks who got together for the 60th reunion of Point Loma High School’s class of ...

Delivery Dining: Food When You Want It

Mama said there’d be days like this, but I don’t remember anything about “weeks and weeks like this.” Normally, I’d try to save a report on food-delivery services for the rains of winter, but in ...

The Rock Church clogs up Loma Portal

"We've produced a video about a mega-church invasion," said Bonnie Mann from the dais at Tuesday morning's city council meeting. Ms. Mann is a member of Concerned Citizens of Point Loma. The Point Loma resident ...

The Point of Why I Ride a Bicycle

After a month-long hiatus, I decided to hop back on my bike. I’d ridden the Bike the Bay event (39 miles, door to door), and it reminded me how much I love to bike ride ...

Between Mel and JC

On Sunday, August 1, James Caviezel, star of the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, was the guest speaker at The Rock Church in Point Loma. The Oscar nominee shared his story of what ...

The Wilder Shores

“Danger: Sheer Unstable Cliffs. Stay Back." The sign has been hammered into the sand a couple of yards from the edge. No fence. Big slab of rock down in the ocean looks like a fossilized ...

Point Loma Prowler

Emails have been circulating among women in Point Loma and Ocean Beach to warn of a suspicious male identified by police as someone "who says he's a freelance photographer." (Police know his name; however, because ...

Ol' Blubber Where Art Thou?

A man carrying a large ice chest filled with ice, a large can of Crisco, a few small plastic bags, rubber gloves, and a rubber spatula. My first thought was why is this man about ...

It Was a Cloudy, Rainy Day...

Ann Mendez, an elderly Point Loma woman, has been on a tiresome crusade, appealing a parking citation for failing to curb her wheels. According to Mendez, she parked on Voltaire Street near Chatsworth Boulevard on ...

Riddle Me This

Though the March 11 Point Loma Community Park and Recreation Council meeting was scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m., it began at 5:30 p.m. The first item on the agenda turned out to not be ...

Scholastic Rejuvenation

The steel framework for Point Loma High School’s new 15,358-square-foot, two-story classroom building has been erected on the southwest side of the school’s property. The structure will replace seven portable classrooms and consist of eight ...

Don't Truck It — Pipe It

District 2 San Diego councilmember Kevin Faulconer and Mayor Jerry Sanders announced on December 15 a new recycling program — the first of its kind in California — for a more environmentally safe method of ...