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Mission Beach News & Stories

Mission Beach News & Stories

Bare Back Grill: Finding Fergburger

“Just don’t ask me to taste mutton or lamb,” says my neighbor Kevin. “That’s all I ask.” Uh-oh. I have this bee in my bonnet about lamb. And about burgers. I want to see the ...

June 9, 2022
Baja by boat: “Kayak to Cabo/ 1050 miles alone/ Aug 4 to Nov 6 /2003”

Recently, I had dinner at a small gathering in Mission Beach hosted by some new friends, Dimitri and Ali Kalemkeris, in a charming cottage that was built in the time of Ali’s grandparents. Soon after ...

Cannonball’s Midnight in Tokyo: like a Japanese hot toddy

On a windy, overcast day on the boardwalk of Mission Beach, I make my way up to Cannonball’s rooftop bar. Alvaro Cruz recommends Midnight in Tokyo as the perfect drink to help warm up. “With ...

March 31, 2022
Jaywalking, freeway speeding, dogs off leash, out of the bike lane, illegal trash

We’re all lawbreakers. Each of us. Every one of us. Ever go over the speed limit on the freeway? Then you broke the law. Walk your dog on the Oceanside Pier, or let your puppy ...

"Anticipating what the waves are going to do, is definitely the hardest part."

Are you a local? No, I’m originally from Michigan. I moved out here about 4 years ago. How long have you been surfing? I have been surfing for 4 years. I grew up wakeboarding and ...

January 25, 2022
Coastal Commission approves regs for tiny houses

Tiny houses on wheels, the cheapest and easiest small units to build, were initially left out of San Diego's granny flat ordinance. That changed in July 2020, when the city, seizing on their potential as ...

Krispy Kreme Triple Burger and fried Oreos find comfort at the San Diego County Fair

I knew it was going to be a difficult day when I locked myself out. “We have to be there by 12, remember?” yelled Tim. He was waiting in his car. The guy has a ...

July 8, 2021
At South Mission you have to wait for waves

Jake Wilsie believes that younger surfers need to respect the older locals. “It’s little stuff like leaving trash on the beach or yelling at older guys in the water. [At South Mission] you are going ...

May 25, 2021
South Mission Beach suffers under flight path shift

In 1979, the City and the Port Commission approved a noise abatement measure that moved all of the post-10 pm departures leaving Lindbergh Field from Ocean Beach to Mission Beach in a letter of agreement. ...

January 25, 2021
Mission Beach to get 30% short-term rentals

It's finally the homestretch for vacation rentals. After years of a Wild West that pits neighbors against neighbors and the remote investors they say are turning homes into hotels, rules have taken shape. The San ...

December 8, 2020
Trash on shore in Mission Beach mounts

"I, along with the others, are extremely angry over the lack of enforcement on Halloween; there were only two police cars at the parking lot at Belmont, and on the beach, there was a couple ...

November 10, 2020
Eats by Samburger the Cooking Guy

San Diego-based TV chef Sam the Cooking Guy has become Sam the restaurateur guy in the past couple years. First, he opened a Not Not Taco counter in the Little Italy Food Hall, then he ...

Modern masterpiece north of Belmont Park

For just under nine million dollars, you’ve got the chance to acquire a two-year-old, three-story beachfront mansion in the heart of Mission Beach. A few blocks north of Belmont Park sits the “beachfront modern masterpiece” ...

Mission Beach – true character

Tiny Island Court has 31 short-timers Bayside Walk listed 121 rentals spread out between 15 blocks, with 50 rentals on just two blocks. Mission Boulevard listed 81 rentals on 17 blocks. It then dropped to ...

Now Sushi is vegan

“This is the kind of place you take your non-vegan friend,” says a woman to her friend as they walk out of Now Sushi, a Mission Beach eatery that makes sushi without the fish. Entirely ...

The Joshua tree farm in Mission Beach

Three years ago, one of architect Bob Craig’s friends moved up to Joshua Tree in the high desert east of Palm Springs. Several hiking visits with his friend, into the Joshua Tree National Park, named ...

October 14, 2019
The $4.6 million Mission Beach lifeguard tower

On May 9, the old wooden South Mission Beach Lifeguard Station was demolished. “It didn’t take too much effort to bring it to the ground,” Dana Vanos said. The circa 1974 temporary installment was located ...

Will Horvath assembly bill solve Mission Beach airbnb problem?

At her dining room table in South Mission Beach, Stevie Wheeler is wondering aloud about how reducing the number of already existing short term rentals in Mission Beach could possibly work. “How would you choose ...

May 15, 2019
Arslan’s Gyros, World Surprise Plate, and libations to liberate your ideas

‘Let’s have a symposium!” says Annie. Symposium? Takes me a moment. Then, okay, yeah. Just passing an eatery with huge letters on its sidewalk canopy: “GYROS.” And I remember. Symposium’s the ancient Greek word for ...

April 25, 2019
Will San Diego aquaculture bring back abalone?

Port officials looking to expand local aquaculture heard some good news this month. A two-year project by federal scientists that mapped the potential for aquaculture in the U.S. found ample promise in San Diego. And ...

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