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Stories by Carolyn Grace Matteo

Save the Lifeguards

The most pressing issue addressed at the November 18 Pacific Beach Town Council meeting was the looming likelihood of a reduction in lifeguards. It was pointed out that the city’s reported goal of reducing the ...

Eligible Violators

I was driving through Pacific Beach on Saturday, September 14, when I noticed a small group of people on Garnet Avenue clad in orange vests and armed with trash tongs. I stopped to chat. Turned ...

Beauty's Benchmark

This morning I sat on a bench with my organic cup of joe, but this was no typical bench, for it looked as though it belonged in a museum rather than on the sidewalk in ...

I'd Like to Mail This Here Pistol

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, January 30, I was the second customer in line at the Pacific Beach post office on Cass Street. In front of me was a slender man in his 50s ...

Accident on the Boardwalk

On Thursday, February 5, at approximately 2:30 p.m., outside Joe's Crab Shack in Pacific Beach, a car wound up on the boardwalk, nearly running over at least one passerby. An Oregon couple visiting the area ...

Smugglers at Torrey Pines?

At approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009, a lifeguard discovered a 28-foot vessel abandoned at the edge of the surf in the Torrey Pines area close to Tower 7. Local agents followed tracks ...

Beach Cleanup

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 from 9 to 11 a.m., volunteers gathered in Ocean Beach eager to participate in the San Diego Coastkeeper’s beach cleanup program, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund. Twice monthly, ...

P.B.: Party Capital or Family Community?

The Beach Area Community Court held its Volunteer Training on January 27, 2009, inside the Discover Pacific Beach headquarters located at 1503 Garnet Avenue. The court is a voluntary prosecutorial diversion program for adult offenders ...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Conference Game

On Friday, January 23, 2009 at 3 p.m., the Mission Bay High School girls’ varsity soccer team competed against Clairemont under overcast skies and on slightly soggy fields. Mission Bay coach Jorge Palacios said, “It ...

Young Playwrights

The Playwrights Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy, creativity, and communication skills through drama-based activities, in conjunction with the Cygnet Theatre Company, held its 24th season of Plays by Young Writers, January 15-25, ...

Is Your Child Passionate about School?

On Saturday, January 24, 2009 the San Diego Unified School District held a Magnet Schools Fair at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fair provided information regarding educational ...

KFMB Channel 8 Blood Drive in Kearny Mesa

On Friday, January 23, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m., San Diego residents waited in the parking lot of the Kearny Mesa Walmart to help replenish the dwindling supply of blood at the San ...

What You Missed at the Latest Pacific Beach Town Council Meeting

Proactive business owners and residents met Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach Recreation Center with the collective intent of deciding upon and implementing a variety of strategies aimed at improving both ...

NSSA in Ocean Beach

The NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) held the first part of its South West Conference today in Ocean Beach with men's and junior's competitions beginning at dawn and ending at dusk. Skies were sunny and ...

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