Ocean Beach News & Stories

Look for the tinted windows

Gang members pulled over at Abbot and Newport

San Diego Police Officers arrested four individuals in Ocean Beach on Monday afternoon, after a routine traffic stop led to a known gang member fighting the sergeant and a loaded gun being recovered from the ...

O.B. has a bit of everything

Sunset Cliffs, the Pier, the Jetty

Name: Neil McCaffrey Age: 31 From: Ocean Beach Location: Ocean Beach Neil McCaffrey started surfing in Rhode Island at the age of ten. Twenty-one years later, he is surfing all around San Diego. On this ...

U-T paperboy blues

Two Ocean Beach routes took three and a half hours

It's 2:30 am on a Thursday, and I'm headed to a warehouse in Mira Mesa to learn the paperboy trade. When I arrive at 3 am, the parking lot is dark and full of double-parked ...

Not exactly nature’s bowl

Does a pineapple expression add to the dish?

Ten years ago this summer, the stoner comedy Pineapple Express had a surprisingly profitable box office run. I’m guessing everyone who went to see it wound up working in the food and beverage industry, because ...

Smog checks come to San Diego

Ocean Beach caught by surprise

Some drivers in Point Loma were thrown for a loop on Tuesday after being waved over for a smog checkpoint set up along Nimitz Boulevard. “Looks like they are testing two at a time. CHP ...

Mayor Faulconer's short-term rental idea — pro and con

Ocean Beach will show up in blue T-shirts

At the July 16 city council meeting, the usual sea of green (pro-vacation rental) and red (anti-vacation rental) t-shirts will be joined by blue representing Ocean Beach. The Ocean Beach town council has chartered a ...

Nati's history is history

New owners mum on plans

Three weeks after closing, the building that Nati's Mexican Restaurant called home for nearly 60 years was denied historic designation. Amie Hayes, a historic resources specialist with Save Our Heritage Organisation, was there for the ...

I'm still grabbing the rails

Not going to be nose riding

Name: Kris Manske Age: 43 Location: Ocean Beach Kris Manske was pulling a potato chip wrapper out of her wetsuit pocket right by the large lifeguard tower. “I found that out in the ocean”. Manske’s ...

The David buoy

Swim out, make your mark

Every summer, the lifeguards place orange buoys in the waters off Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and Mission Beach, prompting people to ask what’s that orange thing in the water is. “It’s out there every summer,” ...

Angry PB residents don’t like mayor’s plan

But the state may nullify any rules

A meeting turned testy Wednesday night as leaders of three different groups vied for the support of the Pacific Beach Planning Group on their concerns with and opposition to the new plan for short term ...

Horn shark egg on sand in OB

Put it back in water as deep as possible

If you find what looks like a corkscrew along the beach, you’ve most likely stumbled upon a horn shark egg. Mating season for horn sharks generally occurs in December or January and from February through ...

Pelican Point sold to Michael Mills

Man with a history purchased bluff-top complex

Pelican Point Apartment complex located at 5101-5107 Narragansett Avenue in Ocean Beach sold for $6,750,000 on May 22, 2018. Originally listed for sale at over $8M, the property located at the end of the street, ...

I just like unusual shapes

You’ve got Sunset Cliffs when it gets too hairy.

Name: Jason Yamaoka Age: 39 Location: Ocean Beach Jason Yamaoka stood on the sand a couple hundred yards north of the Ocean Beach pier under a patchy May sky after a morning surf. Yamaoka grew ...

What pairs well with sunset?

That OB vibe, but the beer's gotten better

I walked in shortly before sunset, by design. OB Brewery sits a short block from the Ocean Beach Pier, and its main attraction is a rooftop deck that peeks over adjacent buildings to offer a ...

The world, and where to find it

A global appetite, after Bourdain

When a friend recently sought tips on local eateries he could take his children to learn about the food of foreign cultures, one of the first that came to mind was Kaiserhof. For over 30 ...

Property crimes low, worries still high

Transients, theft, reckless driving, vandalism/graffiti, and illegal dumping

San Diego is one of the safest regions in the U.S. according to a report released by the county in April. Data from 2017 reflects the fourth-lowest violent crime rate since 1980 and the lowest ...

Bryan Pease and the OB People's Co-op

Lawsuit not discussed in today's election

Democrat Bryan Pease, on today’s ballot for the District 2 City Council seat held by Republican Lorie Zapf, is normally outspoken about previous high profile, high conscious lawsuits he’s handled. Attorney Pease was happy to ...

Seals and dolphins all the time

Stitches every five years

Name: Julian Malotti Age: 43 From: Clairemont Location: Ocean Beach It was a windy day at Ocean Beach when I approached Julian Malotti. “I’ve been surfing since 1986, when I was eleven. It’s a hobby, ...

From Chargers to Game of Thrones

OB Noodle House Bar 1502's new theme

This was my first time dining at OB Noodle House Bar 1502, but I’d seen it on multiple occasions from the patio of Raglan Public House across the street. Had I known they had a ...

Water polluted by tossed bikes

Sunset Cliffs and Chollas Creek pose tough retrieval

On May 21, Paul Proctor pulled up four dockless bikes that were strewn off the Ocean Beach cliffs into the waters. “That’s a reef shelf at Sunset Cliffs and Hill Street,” Proctor said. “The area ...

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