Delinda Lombardo

Articles by Delinda Lombardo

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 ...

Worries over monster eucalyptus in Loma Portal

Root removal from old trees a good idea?

Shelly Schwartlander has been living at the Point Loma Tennis Club since 1991. The complex, built in 1968, sits on 13 acres and has approximately 260 trees of many different species. But it’s the eucalyptus ...

Can't you smell that smell in Ocean Beach?

And downtown, Loma Portal, Mira Mesa, Linda Vista, Chula Vista...

Residents in Ocean Beach and Loma Portal woke up this morning (December 22) to a mysterious odor hanging in the damp air. Over the course of an hour, dozens of people reported the smell via ...

Shot at the O.B. pier the old-fashioned way

"Same chemistry, same process, everything from 1851, literally.”

On Monday morning (December 12), Scott Basile was set up with an unusual camera to take photos of the pier in Ocean Beach. “I was just about to pour another plate and get it rolling ...

O.B. park treehouse lacked only walls

City removes belongings hanging from limbs at Dusty Rhodes

San Diego County’s Regional Task Force on Homeless estimated in January 2016 that there were 8692 homeless people in San Diego. And while many are living in tents and on sidewalks, Ocean Beach has some ...

A grocery store for downtown Ocean Beach

New Apple Tree Market may open on Newport in January

In 1988, Apple Tree Market took over the space used by Safeway at the corner of Cable Street and Santa Monica Avenue in Ocean Beach. The market served the community until about a year after ...

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