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Ocean Beach News & Stories

Ocean Beach News & Stories

Theft from fire engine traced to Gaglione Brothers hat

On January 22, a white male climbed into a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department fire engine and took a bag from the firefighters "while they were hard at work putting out the fire," Facebooked the San ...

February 2, 2021
A romantic deal makes Cesarina impossible to ignore

I’d seen enough photos to know Cesarina offers one heck of a romantic dining destination. A lot of good that does anybody now, though. Or so I thought. Truth is, in the past couple years, ...

Last gasp for Famosa Slough

A favorite splash of open space in Point Loma is still being fought over. Every step towards creating affordable rental housing on the five-acre lot on the southeast corner of Nimitz and Famosa Boulevards has ...

7-gill shark caught off OB Pier – the world's record?

It took Danny Reid nearly four hours to haul in his "shark of a lifetime" early Sunday evening off the Ocean Beach Pier. “It is a 7-gill shark, the actual measurement of this 7-gill is ...

December 22, 2020
Sundara, an Indian kitchen with distinction

Despite being a repeat customer at plenty of all-you-can-eat Indian food buffets, I don’t yet feel as though I have eaten all I can. Though I have left most of them well satiated, from a ...

Brewery taprooms don’t stay closed for long

Sorrento Valley barrel-aged sour beer-maker California Wild Ales announced last week it will be opening a taproom in Ocean Beach. Actually, it’s taking over the same Newport Avenue taproom originally opened by Helm’s Brewing, and ...

Is this the end for Winstons in OB?

"This kind of announcement is not easy, especially during a stressful time like this," according to an online post from Ted Wigler at Ocean Beach nightclub Winstons. "And since there is no way to sugarcoat ...

November 5, 2020
Ocean Beach trash altruist

About nine weeks ago, Cameron Reid was so fed up with the overflowing trashcans in Ocean Beach that he bought and installed cardboard trash bins and placed them around town. To this day, despite having ...

August 10, 2020
Ocean Beach – San Diego's last true neighborhood

Pros and cons of berms – shelter for homeless, backwash for surfers The sand berms are up in Ocean Beach. For some it signals the beginning of winter when kids can be seen boarding down ...

Loco Lopez takes brunch over the top

As breakfast burritos go, it was already going to hit every greasy morning mark: bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, and melted cheese, with a splash of avocado green. But rather than the usual flat, off-white wrapper, ...

OB’s Walking On Water Cafe: Sinkers and seagulls

Fresh air! That’s the answer to catching coronavirus (if you believe those 240 scientists who claimed it can be transmitted through the air). And there’s no fresher air than here, half a mile out on ...

July 16, 2020
Unemployment leads to Ocean Beach baking

In late March when stay-at-home orders were initially put into place, one item seemed to be in higher demand than toilet paper. Yeast. Because simply put, some people cannot live without their bread. Many people ...

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

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