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Confidence high, but store remains dry

Ocean Beach pharmacy awaits judgment on liquor-license application

Maybe it’s no Boston, but the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, is not without its charms. It’s the fourth-largest city in the state and has been home to such notables as Ed McMahon, Bette Davis, and ...

Too much salt of the earth in O.B.

Entryway dedication delayed due to incomplete landscaping

Like a bowl of bad soup, there’s too much salt in the soil at the North Ocean Beach Gateway Project — and the flaw could push into next year the long-awaited completion of the quarter-acre ...

Biker-friendly holiday

Veterans Day in O.B. includes fundraiser kickoff and New York Myke

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with its two, 247-foot-long stone walls with the names of more than 50,000 Americans who died or went missing in that war, was dedicated in Washington DC this month in 1982. ...

Ixnay on Plan B, says SDG&E

Utility passes on wall-beautification request by community planner

Moving electricity from one place to another doesn't have to be unsightly. What would Walt Disney do if he was in charge of designing electrical infrastructure? That was the reaction from Kurt Sullivan, vice chair ...

Drugstore booze permit still in limbo

CVS in O.B. hopes for approval of ABC

Two bright red banners at the former Apple Tree market in O.B. read “CVS Pharmacy – Coming Soon” but the future has become unclear because of protests to a pending application to sell beer, wine, ...

Peaceful bees forcibly removed from Ocean Beach

Park and Rec could wait no longer for the insects to move along

While the rest of the country was getting ready for the Fourth of July, city parks employees worked to remove a few hundred bees that had collected under a picnic table at Brighton Street Park ...

Zapf eludes O.B. Town Council

Had commitment with Taste of Mira Mesa

It's not uncommon for a roster of participants in a debate for elected office to include a representative for one of the candidates. Last October, when a previous engagement prevented Nathan Fletcher from attending a ...

Showers closed at Robb Field Fitness Club

Crime precipitates action, homeless advocates lament it

If you break a sweat during a workout at Robb Field Fitness Club — or if you're homeless and looking for a place to clean up — you'll have to find someplace else to take ...

No drinking water at desert campground

Tamarisk Grove in the Anza-Borrego needs filtration plant

Picnic tables — check. Fire pits — check. Hot showers — check. Flush toilets — check. Wash basins — check. Drinking water — check. Wait — go back to that last one. Turns out the ...

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