Delinda Lombardo

Articles by Delinda Lombardo

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 ...

Coffee's king rankles in Ocean Beach

“A customer told me about [the sign] and I said, ‘No, it’s not okay.’”

The Starbucks on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach recently posted a sign that directed non-customers to use restrooms at nearby businesses. When the sign was posted on the restroom door earlier this week, someone asked ...

Longtime local business closes on Newport Avenue

“We’ve had an amazing 16 years here, but yeah, it’s gotten rough.”

After 16 years, Lola Luna women’s clothing boutique in Ocean Beach will close its doors at the end of February, as they have opted to not renew their lease. Owner Kimberly Johnson and longtime employee ...

Post-rain O.B. bluff crumble

“When I woke up Saturday morning it was gone.”

Two properties just south of the Ocean Beach Pier lost their bluffs over the weekend, dropping large boulders, wooden planks, and debris on the sandstone below. Pelican Point apartment complex, located at 5107 Narragansett Avenue, ...

Interview with a dreamcatcher maker

"It's all about trusting the universe — she’s got this."

Before heading out of O.B. to a gem show in Arizona, Christian Fischer explained how he became a fabricator of dreamcatchers. “I moved out here from Wisconsin and there was a point where I felt ...

Ambitious slack-liners under O.B. Pier

"We set it up during high tide so we could slack at low tide."

Last week, what looked like red "caution" tape was strung up between two pilings at the far end of the Ocean Beach Pier, a few feet above the water line. “No there wasn’t any danger…someone ...

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 ...

Low tide reveals Marine's remains at Sunset Cliffs

"When I realized what everything was I sort of dropped the urn."

You never know what you’re going to find at low tide along the coast — sea-glass, coins, wallets, and sunglasses aren't so out of the ordinary. On Sunday afternoon, Frank Gaffney found something rather unique. ...

O.B. graffiti queen not too Sharpie

Cops ensnare Mama Bear — and then she returns

In early October 2016, residents in Ocean Beach began complaining on Facebook about graffiti that started appearing everywhere around town. “Has anyone been noticing this 'Mama Bear' person tagging up the seawall and memorial benches ...

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