Ocean Beach News & Stories

Was the West Point Loma water meter being read?

City of San Diego's claim of skip-code doubted

“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 ...

Ocean Beach locals escort bully out of town

Rangers avoid going after homeless

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 ...

Homeless weigh heavy, even in Ocean Beach

Removal of the police trailer a factor

“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 ...

San Diego’s campaign against Round Up

Campaign started at Sunset Cliffs

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, ...

Can't find the geocache on the OB Pier

Not just the Muggles are stumped

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 cannabusiness that bought Helm's Brewing makes beer with and without the high

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 ...

Ocean Beach pop singer, author, coach, and mother of four performs at Stronghold martial arts school

Luci, Berkley Hart, JazzKatz Orchestra, Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin Tribute, Silent

Ocean Beach pop singer, author, coach, and founder of the Sexy Mama Movement Luci Lampe will debut Bare, her first release in seven years, at the Stronghold martial arts school in Point Loma. The mother ...

Suspect in Mom's murder helped her with VRBO in Ocean Beach

Steps away from the beach and pier

Homicide detectives and SWAT officers swooped into Ocean Beach Wednesday, May 1, after a woman’s body was found inside the garage of a rental property and a 36-year-old man, Daniel Chase McKibben, was seen running ...

This morning’s catch at Blue Water Ocean Beach

The freshest, most local halibut you can eat without getting on a boat

Peering into a glass counter filled with seafood, I start talking like I might try the local swordfish. But the fishmonger has a better idea. “That halibut was caught this morning,” he tells me, “right ...

Ocean Beach seed repository now open at public library

Chia seeds like the Kumeyaay used and heirlooms from the Mongol Tribe

Housed in an old card catalogue requisitioned from central library storage, the new Ocean Beach Seed Library is beginning to grow. Facilitator of the only seed repository in the San Diego city library system, Destiny ...

Airbnb vans invade San Diego streets

Why bother with a $100/night hotel room?

On the Airbnb app/website, Craig is referred to as a “Superhost” for his $70 per night unit that can sit five visitors. Craig accommodates his guests in his green 1998 Ford E350 van; he’s based ...

Ocean Beach sea foam – Ew!

The ocean’s way of cleaning itself

On February 17 at about 7 am, Jim Grant pulled up to a “big whitish blob” north of the Ocean Beach Pier. “The foam was coming up the stairs and had come over the 40” ...

Caught inside the waves in Cabarita

The best and scariest tube ride I've ever had

Name: Steve Kathey Age: 59 From: Ocean Beach Location: Sunset Cliffs Steve Kathey was walking to his car after a morning of surfing when we stopped to chat. “I’m born and raised in San Diego ...

Surfing is a sport, not a lifestyle

I guess people really take it spiritually

Name: Mark Kirchner Age: 57 From: Clairemont Location: Ocean Beach Mark Kirchner and I stopped to chat near the lifeguard tower. Kirchner has been surfing San Diego for about 25 years. “I don’t know what ...

Surfing kind of saved me from being an alcoholic

If I stay up drinking, I can’t paddle out

Name: James Age: 39 From: La Mesa Location: Ocean Beach Today, Ocean Beach is particularly crowded due to a surf school. I caught up with James as he was heading to the showers after a ...

Double bluff collapse at Pelican Point again

"Pretty gnarly down there"

Pelican Point Apartments in Ocean Beach (5107 Narragansett) suffered a bluff collapse in January 2017, and was sold in May, 2018 to Michael Mills for $6.75M. Less than a year later, there have been no ...

OBecians reclaim pieces of pier broken by storm

To appear in Blue Water Grille and Raglan Ale House?

Massive tides and high surf significantly damaged the Ocean Beach Pier Thursday night, taking out portions of the railing that washed ashore only to be met by creative locals. The debris includes small and large ...

I got the nose of my board through my lip

Hospital runs will happen

Name: Sean Dunn Age: 24 From: Clairemont Location: Ocean Beach Sean Dunn was heading to the showers in Ocean Beach after a long surf session when I approached him. Dunn learned how to surf here ...

Man and sons skate from Oceanside pier to Ocean Beach pier

"How cool would that be?"

A Carlsbad man and his three kids skateboarded from the Oceanside Pier to the Ocean Beach Pier on December 30, making it his fifth pier-to-pier skate and his youngest boy's first. “It was a solid ...

You can’t just catch any wave, there’s a pecking order

I taught my son how to surf when he was about four

Name: Kevin Jimenez Age: 36 From: San Diego Location: Ocean Beach Kevin Jimenez was walking on the sidewalk toward Newport Avenue parking lot after a morning surf session. Jimenez usually surfs La Jolla, but today ...

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