Jimi Olsen

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Rescued at Sunset Cliffs

Surfer hauled up in basket walks away after being hit by board

On October 23rd at approximately 5 p.m., lifeguards, fire-rescue personnel, and paramedics answered a call at the Ladera Street parking lot in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Seven emergency vehicles, one boat, and a jet ski ...

Sunset Cliffs crackup no laughing matter

Rains’ effects present serious situation at natural park

San Diego's coastal bluffs are showing the effects of El Niño rains. National Weather Service data shows season to date rain totals for Lindbergh Field at 5.87 inches, or 141percent of normal. Because of the ...

Broken-board Tuesday

Surf report from the living room to the Cliffs

Dec. 8, 2015 Overnight TV news reports that high surf has broken railings on the O.B. Pier and the pier is closed. The Point Loma buoy is at 7+ feet at 14 seconds at 7 ...

Villa Surf recedes to the earth

Project at Sunset Cliffs to remove all traces of former Dixon estate

Work has begun at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to rehabilitate the former site of "the Dixon estate," a reputed party palace for decades, even after Dan Dixon stopped residing there in the '60s (according to ...

Lobster season log, day 1

Likely to be good season

The first Wednesday in October (October 7 this year) marks the opening day of the commercial lobster season in California. In the weeks and months prior, permit holders are busy building traps, mending lines, and ...

No rain, but…flash flood at Sunset Cliffs?

Mystery water flow could be creating health hazard

Mid-afternoon on March 31, water flowed over the edge of Sunset Cliffs onto an area beach for at least two hours. There has been no rain in the area since March 1, according to the ...

As Sunset Cliffs crumble into the sea...

Will anything be done for beach access for the masses?

In the early morning hours of March 15, the southernmost beach access point in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park failed. The dawn patrol surfers were met with a drastically altered bluff face. Overnight, the bottom eight ...

Better than Disneyland, man

Crowd gathers to witness rescue on day two of big surf at Sunset Cliffs

For the second a day in a row, a little after high noon on January 25, San Diego lifeguards and fire rescue personnel rescued a surfer at Sunset Cliffs. Moderately large surf (over head high) ...

Torrey pines infested — 100 trees doomed

Bark beetle populations boom amid drought and higher temperatures

Pinus torreyana (aka Torrey pines) are among the rarest pine trees in the world. They occur naturally only on Santa Rosa Island (west of Ventura) and here in San Diego at Torrey Pines State Natural ...

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