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Ocean Beach News & Stories

Ocean Beach News & Stories

Adam Gnade's love song for San Diego

Editor’s Note: Aphorisms be damned, we judged Adam Gnade’s book by its cover, which was designed to look like something you’d find in the dollar paperback box in a used bookstore, complete with water stains ...

BBQ House Bar & Grill: souped-up Sloppy Joe

My neighbor Kevin is a particular guy. Knows what he likes. Right now, he has a sudden urge for OB. We’re on Newport. “In this town,” he says, “they have the best burgers.” He points ...

March 31, 2022
The arty, retro, sometimes eccentric world of Cow Records in Ocean Beach

“Crackles and pops?” says Greg Hildebrand. “They’re the most valuable part of vinyl recordings. They give them individuality.” Hildebrand owns one of the better-known havens of hard-to-find LPs in the county, Cow Records in OB, ...

March 30, 2022
Can't get the staff to open Ocean Beach library

At the Ocean Beach library, March 13 marked an occasion no one wanted nor expected to see: the beginning of its third year of complete closure. It's a status shared by only two other locations ...

Ocean Beach summer of ’79

This is a story about the summer of ‘79, but it starts a year earlier, circa mid-’78. That’s when I first drove into San Diego. Within minutes of my arrival, I was almost murdered — ...

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 ...

“Reinventing the past through sonic manipulation of 1s and 0s”

Singer/bassist Jin Salamack was originally from Hawaii before relocating to San Diego and co-founding pop-punk band Wanted Noise with San Diego singer-guitarist Suryendra Sherman. A seven song EP called Plate Lunch was released in 2017, ...

Stump's on Voltaire says no students

It’s been a family market for over 30 years, and owner Dirk Stump of Stumps Family Market on Voltaire Street (at Worden) in Point Loma, has had to take restrictive measures on students who wish ...

“I am like, ‘Let’s get in there and do it!’”

Local? No I am originally from Bakersfield. I am a pipe fitter, so I travel around a lot for work. I’ve been in Ocean Beach for the last 6 months. When did you start surfing? ...

March 1, 2022
Quel Bordel’s Caribbean cruise line origins

New arrivals to San Diego, musicians included, often compare and contrast where they’ve been to where they’ve landed. But Jakvoich Skolnick, who plays guitar and a few other things for Quel Bordel, has more in ...

February 17, 2022
Delta-8 seller busted in Ocean Beach

A sidewalk vendor selling delta-8 THC products in Ocean Beach on Sunday had his inventory confiscated by SDPD and was cited for 11359(b) HS - Possession of Cannabis for Sale. Posted up at the corner ...

February 11, 2022
“Being on stage empowers alternative girls and non-binary people”

Founded in Chula Vista, rock trio Los Saints features first-generation Mexican-Americans, including frontman Angel Mariscal, guitarist Gianluca Exposito, and drummer Emiliano Garcia. Their debut singles “I’m In Need” and “As Bad As the First” were ...

“The Lumberjack has arrived”

Americana fiddle rockers Lexington Field specialize in punked up versions of classic traditional Celtic tunes like “The Wild Rover,” “The Old Black Rum,” “Pretty Irish Girl,” and “Molly Malone,” as well as original songs such ...

Surfers and others not scared away by Jan. 15 tsunami

On the morning of January 15, Carol Niotta and her Yorkie, Pebbles, walked out on their La Jolla home's balcony to check if the tsunami emergency alert at 7:03 am, affected the surf scene below. ...

Emergency work starting on OB Pier

It’s been a year since the OB Pier was partially closed after sustaining heavy damage due to high surf, and last week the city finally began setting the stage for initial emergency repairs. Spokesperson for ...

January 31, 2022
Where is San Diego's local news going now?

It’s been a couple years since the alt-weekly San Diego CityBeat and its blend of local news, irreverent columns, and cultural coverage went silent. The paper disappeared after a cascade of events, starting when Times ...

The sometimes unpredictable path to motherhood

Academy Award-nominated Andra Day began singing at Chula Vista’s First United Methodist Church, then studied music at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Her 2012 cover of Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” peaked at ...

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 ...

San Diego lifeguards cast wary eye on Pt. Loma surfers

At about 8:30 a.m., on November 5, a walker at the Cabrillo National Monument park dialed 911 when he saw a distressed surfer down below. "A surfer had washed into the rocks near the tide ...

I am in the water for me. It’s my sanctuary. It’s my church.

How long have you been surfing? About three and half years. I started late. Do you have a favorite surf moment? The very first time I got on a board in Todos Santos. I unexpectedly ...

November 2, 2021

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