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Ocean Beach News & Stories

Ocean Beach News & Stories

Mother's Saloon in OB is closing its doors

"We are saying goodbye to an incredible chapter in our live," posted Mother's Saloon operator Colin Wickersheim online today. "It is with much reservation and sadness that we are forced to shut our doors permanently. ...

Brewery taprooms are back, with a catch

At noon on Thursday, May 21, for the first time in more than two months, Mike Hess Brewing opened its North Park, Imperial Beach, and Ocean Beach taprooms to customers, allowing them once again to ...

Jigsaw puzzles – while you wait for that slow Zoom conversation

Stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus have led to a resurgence of jigsaw puzzles. Brent and Teresa, who live in Ocean Beach, have been doing puzzles for years and started a puzzle exchange on Nextdoor. ...

San Diego County's war over Roundup

It's everywhere, taking over like the weeds it's meant to kill. Now glyphosate, the bestselling weedbuster of all time, has become a pest. "Everybody in this room has glyphosate and other components in Roundup in ...

Mad Munch now grills cheeses six days a week on Newport Avenue

It’s been over six years since I started encountered a booth slinging memorable grilled cheese sandwiches at local farmers markets. Back then, Zach Heinz and his then girlfriend Kate Uhle were operating the Mad Munch ...

OB's Newport Ave. shuffle

Chances are, if you haven’t visited Ocean Beach in a while you might need a new map to help you find some of your favorite spots, as raising rents have some merchants relocating or simply ...

February 17, 2020
Homeless clean up trash in Ocean Beach

Every morning before dawn in Ocean Beach, a silver minivan pulls into the parking lot at the foot of Newport Avenue and Abbott Street, parks in the handicapped spot, and out rolls Marc Gervais, Dave ...

January 28, 2020
O.B. cop with a heart of gold

San Diego Police officers responded to a shoplifting incident at Rite Aid in Ocean Beach at Niagara and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Monday morning (Jan. 6). When officers arrived about 5 am, the suspect was waiting ...

January 13, 2020
Jen Campbell constituents urged to email her

There is talk among voters in San Diego’s council District 2 about starting a petition to recall Councilmember Jennifer Campbell who they feel is ghosting her constituents and their public safety concerns, most notably in ...

Neff Coffee, a roaster on the go

While exercising my dog last week, I found San Diego’s newest coffee roaster; or should I say the coffee roaster found me? Neff Coffee Roasters isn’t San Diego’s first coffee truck, but it is the ...

How to find Alex’s Brown Bag

Just a few years ago, it made a list of “the best cheesesteaks outside Philly” compiled by the Food Network, but when I went looking for Alex’s Brown Bag at its home inside Pacific Beach ...

Swedish Models focus efforts in the studio

Circa 2007, members of Ocean Beach-based rock acts Vinyl Radio and Cape May united to start a new project — the Swedish Models. According to guitarist Andrew Bernhardt, the band was a collection of “thrashy ...

Pros and cons of berms in Ocean Beach

The sand berms are up in Ocean Beach. For some it signals the beginning of winter when kids can be seen boarding down the dunes. Others aren’t fans of the windswept sand build-up and wonder ...

November 18, 2019
Fire spinners out of control in Ocean Beach

“It's just not a harmonious space by the tower anymore, as much as we want it to work, it's become a shit show, and we're antagonizing people because of it.” –Unknown participant. The peaceful gathering ...

November 12, 2019
Was the West Point Loma water meter being read?

“It’s insane just how beautiful it was back here, I had butterflies, flowers everywhere and was being mindful of how much water I was using, even cutting out one shower a week to make up ...

September 30, 2019
Ocean Beach locals escort bully out of town

On Wednesday, September 18, "Jane" parked in front of the OB Hotel at the foot of Newport Ave for her daily surf session. After getting out of the ocean, she rinsed off with a jug ...

September 23, 2019
Homeless weigh heavy, even in Ocean Beach

“The stench by the wall is overwhelming. I barely go that way anymore. So unfair to the actual residents! Come on SDPD-DO SOMETHING,” said Tracey, an Ocean Beach local. “All the trash and sketchy/drugged out/aggressive ...

August 12, 2019
San Diego’s campaign against Round Up

The use of the weed killer Roundup at city parks has spawned an organized opposition movement known as Campaign for a Non Toxic San Diego.“After learning Dog Beach, Dusty Rhodes Park, Robb Field, Shelter Island, ...

July 24, 2019
Can't find the geocache on the OB Pier

Geo what? Over the last several months, I’ve noticed people looking for something on the edge of my property in Ocean Beach. First, an older gentleman was poking around the fence and bushes with a ...

The Two Roots taproom in Ocean Beach doesn't serve THC beer

The last vestige of San Diego beer brand Helm’s Brewing Co. disappeared this spring, when its Ocean Beach taproom officially changed its affiliation to that of Two Roots Brewing Co. While the old Helm’s sign ...

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