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Tasting rooms, breweries blamed for problems

"Alcohol-related crime is up 400 percent in Ocean Beach."

At the monthly Ocean Beach Public Safety meeting on July 19, residents heard some pretty shocking figures regarding alcohol-related offenses from San Diego police Lt. William Carter. "Alcohol-related crime is up 400 percent in Ocean ...

New O.B. houses dropped off by crane

Mixed reviews on three modular homes occupying one lot

In the morning on May 26, the empty dirt lot on Abbott at Voltaire was as it has been for decades. A few hours later, three homes occupied the lot where many locals have been ...

Plane hits bird at Lindbergh, lands, lands again in Phoenix

Houston, there was a problem — two problems with flight 1451

San Diegan Todd Sturtz thought he would be in Houston in time for his business lunch date when his United Airlines flight 1451 pulled out of Lindbergh Field on the morning of May 9. Within ...

Residents look forward to shoveling sunshine

Shortage of sandbags at height of storm

Bracing for another storm front moving in, my boyfriend and I thought we better get sandbags for the front of our place to keep the rain out. We live a block and a half from ...

Dog bites owner, both reportedly arrested

Christmas craft fair turns bloody, a dozen police show up

I was headed down to the craft fair at the end of Newport Avenue in O.B. on Saturday, December 12, at around 2:30 p.m., hoping to get a little Christmas shopping done. Instead, I came ...

O.B. Christmas tree that keeps on giving

Same pine topped 8 years ago gets whacked again

When Cheryl, Alex, and their son Lucas donated the top of their enormous Norfolk Island pine eight years ago for the Ocean Beach Christmas tree, they probably never thought they would be donating from the ...

Big Brother — no Holding Company — for O.B.

“There is no expectation of privacy. We are being filmed, too."

Over 35 people crowded into the small office of the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association's monthly crime prevention meeting on November 17. Attending locals were introduced to the latest effort to curb crime in O.B.: security ...

U-T execs show for O.B. council meeting

Invitation accepted to address residents' gripes with coupon distribution

In a gesture meant to grab the attention of the audience and the attending officials from the San Diego Union-Tribune, O.B. resident Mary Tolena wheeled in hundreds of advertising circulars and threw them on the ...

Maybe new U-T management will help

Ocean Beach residents get serious about unsolicited ad circulars/trash

Obecians are up in arms again over those San Diego Union Tribune coupon circulars (labeled “Community Values” on their plastic bags) that end up all on their sidewalks every Friday. A grassroots movement, organized by ...

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