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Mission Beach News & Stories

No one believes Mission Beach body surfer

In August of 2015 I headed into the water at Mission Beach for a swim. As I swam out, the waves looked good and a big set was rolling in. I noticed five or six ...

More clothes than normal

In 1930, while waiting for the rest of the players to show up for a volleyball match Paul Johnson of the Santa Monica Athletic Club suggested that he and the three others there early try ...

Protest at alleged slumlord's house in Point Loma

Thanksgiving weekend found plenty of San Diegans less than thankful for housing conditions in their communities. Saturday (November 25th) saw Ocean Beach play host to a short-term vacation rental "walk of shame" sponsored by the ...

Short-term vacation rental explosion

Locals in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach who say their neighborhoods are increasingly jammed full of unregulated mini-hotels are right, according to the city treasurer’s annual count of short-term rentals. But other neighborhoods — downtown ...

Mission Beach's last big chunk

Mission Beach will see the former Mission Beach Elementary School site developed into 59 homes with the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous approval on Thursday (October 12th). The commission was the last stop in the project’s ...

October 13, 2017
We want to hug the ocean

Names: Holly Belasco and Heidi Johnson Ages: Both are 27 From: Imperial Beach and Mission Hills Location: Mission Beach Jetty Holly Belasco and Heidi Johnson surf together whenever they get the chance “When I saw ...

July 31, 2017
Mission Beach Plunge down to its skeleton

“They can do it fast or they can do it right,” says Dawn Reilly as she looks at the skeletal framing that remains from the Belmont Park building that holds the Plunge swimming pool. “It’s ...

Dog welfare law in effect

Before you bust that stranger's car window to rescue a dog, you'd better be sure it's necessary, according to San Diego County Animal Control officials. "In 15 years on the job, I've probably pulled ten ...

"Modern Coastal Living" for sale on Mission Bay

Beds: 7 Baths: 8 Current Owner: Jeanne Bender-Zehrer List Price: $11,375,000 “This Villa on the Bay is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Modern Coastal Living on the bay,” according to listing materials for the seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath ...

November 23, 2016
De Anza Cove: nature or recommercialization?

More than 300 people packed the Mission Bay High School auditorium Monday night (November 7) to get a look at the city's three alternative plans for De Anza Cove. Few attendees left happy. Groups of ...

November 8, 2016
Sometimes I.B. looks like Pipeline

Name: Jake Wilsie Age: 19 Occupation: Surf Instruction Location: South Mission Favorite Surf Spot: Sunset Cliffs It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and Jake Wilse is peeling off his wetsuit after giving a private lesson to a ...

Trawling for locals-only discounts in PB and MB

There is a This American Life podcast called “Good Guys.” It is about always asking when you buy something if you can get the “good-guy” discount. As Ira Glass says, “You know, you’re a good ...

First responders’ brine battle

On June 18 at 8 a.m. in the surf at Mission Beach in front of San Fernando Court, the Revolt Summer Surf Series will kick off their five-part Pro/Am contest featuring some of the world’s ...

City sued over Mission Beach Elementary School site redevelopment

As promised, a group of Mission Beach residents has filed a lawsuit against the city and developer Christopher McKellar over a proposed residential development to be built on the site of the former Mission Beach ...

May 16, 2016
Here comes Mission Beach fly season

Mission Beach residents and businesses are gearing up to fight the annual fly infestation, and some are saying the problem is made worse by short-term rentals that have diminished the number of full-time residents. "Seventy ...

Mission Beach land-use ordinance kicked in the teeth

Residents in Mission Beach are accusing a La Jolla–based developer of using outdated maps and other tricks to try and skirt local planning laws and to avoid building a community park. They claim that doing ...

April 20, 2016
Council consents to Mission Beach project

A divided San Diego City Council sided with the developers who proposed one project and then split it in two at the site of the former Mission Beach Elementary School Monday (April 11), shooting down ...

UC students road trip in support of plastic bag ban

Student members from California Student Public Interest Research Group chapters at various University of California campuses were stationed along the boardwalk in Pacific Beach on Friday (March 25) with their mascot Tizzy, a 30-foot inflatable ...

March 26, 2016
City Attorney's Office vs. People of Mission Beach

Despite the City of San Diego's best efforts, the $250,000 in bond money that a group of Mission Beach residents raised to challenge the construction of a new, state-of-the-art lifeguard station will be returned. On ...

March 10, 2016
Who wants a new Mission Beach lifeguard tower again?

On February 25, district court judge Katherine Bacal denied a request from the City of San Diego to wait until an appeal could be heard before returning a $250,000 bond that a group of residents ...

February 27, 2016

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