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New police trailer rolls into O.B. Pier parking lot

Smaller than old one, which critics said blocked view

The old police trailer in the Ocean Beach Pier parking lot that has caused much controversy over the past couple of decades was replaced with a new smaller unit on April 10, courtesy of the ...

Airport cabbies Uber angry

Mustachioed ride-sharing puts pinch on traditional cabbies.

“If San Diego were a human body, then San Diego airport would be the butt,” said a taxi driver at San Diego International Airport. He was referring to how he felt cabbies are treated since ...

Carlsbad mall security banishes steampunk group

Manners beyond the pale — carousel ride and shopping plans foregone

Over 40 people in steampunk garb (Victorian dress meets sci-fi/time traveler) were turned away from the Westfield Plaza Mall in Carlsbad on February 9 — mall security told them to leave because they were breaking ...

Bubble-maker on Ocean Beach Pier

Soap, some sticks, and rope

I saw the bubbles all the way from the far end of the Ocean Beach Pier on New Year's Eve day. When I got closer, I couldn't believe how huge they were! Bubble-meister Alan Kier ...

Shoot-out in Point Loma, U.S. Marshal injured

Primary suspect was sought out for Linda Vista murder

After a December 30 shoot-out on Catalina Boulevard in Point Loma, a briefing was given by Lt. Jose Duran of the San Diego Police Department at 11 a.m. He said a U.S. Marshal Violent Crimes ...

O.B. Planning Board approves liquor license for new CVS

No high-malt-liquor beverages to be sold

On December 5 the Ocean Beach Planning Board voted 8-1 in favor of allowing the proposed new CVS Pharmacy to sell liquor; it will be an ABC license Type 21 with certain limitations that relate ...

Nice Ocean Beach Christmas tree, Charlie Brown

Coronado Avenue homeowner donates star pine

The O.B. Christmas tree has been a much-talked-about tradition for 34 years. If it looks perfect, people complain it's not O.B. enough. But when it gets partially destroyed, as it did several years ago at ...

Taggers caught in the act in Ocean Beach

Five suspects, one arrested (the one with the marker)

A citizen saw several young men tagging a public handrail on Ocean Front Street and Del Monte Avenue on November 21 and called in a description of the men and their vehicle to the police. ...

Ocean Beach talks about the next 30 years

Population, traffic, more beer-and-wine licenses

Over 60 people turned out for the Ocean Beach Town Council’s “town hall” meeting at the Masonic Lodge on November 13. Attendees were there to help decide how to shape the community over the next ...