Delinda Lombardo

Articles by Delinda Lombardo

2017 Sewing Tour makes stop in Ocean Beach

“There was a request to do a mythical ethical icicle bicycle..."

“I’m driving around the country trying to inspire people to use their imagination, think creatively, and at the same time demonstrate alternative energy sources in action,” Paul Nosa told me from behind his solar-powered sewing ...

Herb shop puts “travelers” on notice

Ocean Beach entrepreneur attempts to regain business

Dwayne Costea opened the Bountiful Herb store at 4958 Newport Avenue about seven years ago. He said he sold it to “Jane” recently. “We were the original owners of the shop until [she] took it ...

Kids' play area planned for small O.B. park

Where Saratoga Ave. meets the ocean is also homeless hangout

The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation has proposed several changes to the end of Saratoga Avenue in O.B., mainly a privately funded children’s playground and adult fitness center to be located at the west end ...

Sharks and violet snails come ashore in O.B.

Small finds by a beachcombing marine biologist

Commonly called violet sea-snails or purple bubble raft snails, Janthina janthina is a creature you’re more likely to find in Aruba than Ocean Beach, but one beachcomber found a half dozen of the shells along ...

Cat slash mystery

"I left her for literally one minute and when I returned found her like this."

Early Friday evening (February 24) around 4:30 p.m., Kimm McLaughlin left her cat Hula in her courtyard on West Point Loma/Mentone for “less than a minute” to run inside to use the restroom. When she ...

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, ...

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