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Sumatra, Panama, Salvador, Oahu — and Ocean Beach

Name: Korey Pohen Age: 30 From: New York Surfing today: Ocean Beach For Korey Pohen it was easy to surf after years of skateboarding. “I think board sports just come natural to some people.” One ...

Superunloader back with album after 20 years

Lost one member to a yurt in Big Sur

“We’ve been a band since the early ’90s and are probably up on the list as one of the longest running San Diego bands,” says drummer Chad Farran of Superunloader. “We started playing shows as ...

Revolt Summer Surf Series — #NoSharksinOB

Four-part event at Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach

This year’s Revolt Summer Surf Series kicks off Saturday, June 17 at Ocean Beach Pier with the tag #NoSharksinOB for a reason: great white sharks have been spotted along the Southern California coast this spring, ...

A new place for selectively health-conscious OB

Healthy food and beachin’ drinks

Although the food scenes of Little Italy, North Park, and Convoy get more attention, Ocean Beach has also been experiencing a bit of a restaurant renaissance in recent years. A lot of decent eateries have ...

German shepherd creates scene at Hodad's

Every dog has his day

Fredrick Altman thought he was just going for a burger with his family at Hodad's on May 17. But what should have been a lunch out on a beautiful day at the beach, turned into ...

Sunset Cliffs passes Fiesta Island as dirtiest beach

Trash coming to coast from inland

The beaches of Sunset Cliffs have supplanted Fiesta Island in Mission Bay for the dubious distinction of San Diego's dirtiest shoreline, according to new data from San Diego Coastkeeper and the Surfrider Foundation's San Diego ...

7-Eleven pushes for more liquor licenses — City Heights, Ocean Beach, Linda Vista

Already owns more than 20 percent of beer and wines permits in San Diego County

In the past year, the 7-Eleven corporation — which now holds more than 20 percent of the beer and wine sales licenses in the county — has launched a push into at least five San ...

Deep blue jellyfish wash ashore in Ocean Beach

Wash your hands if you touch velella

Chances are, if you walk along the shore in Ocean Beach, you’ll notice an influx of Velella, aka sea-raft, by-the-wind-sailors, purple sail or sometimes, blue jelly-fish. Usually deep-blue in color, they live on the surface ...

The towel fix

Utility cover on Ebers Street finds an owner

On April 27th, Kathy reported an issue to the City’s General Improvement Department regarding a utility cover located in front of the fire station on the west side of Ebers Street in Ocean Beach. “It's ...

Caught red-handed before OB Planning Board

Mother-in-front-house turns out to be vacation rental

At first, it seemed like a routine request when architect Scot Frontis, owner of Frontis Studio, appeared at this month’s regular meeting of the Ocean Beach Planning Board. He told the board May 3 he ...

Famosa Slough Nature and Bird Walk

Fed by San Diego River culvert, protected since the 1970s

Though it is estimated that 95 percent of California’s historical wetlands have been lost to development, one slough in that has survived human encroachment, albeit nearly completely surrounded by it, is Famosa Slough. Other than ...

San Diego dog parks becoming dust boxes

Dusty Rhodes in Ocean Beach, Morley Field, Nate’s Point at Balboa Park, and the dog park south of Mesa College

About two dozen dog and park lovers braved the rain Sunday for a protest over the lack of city care for the very dusty Dusty Rhodes dog park in Ocean Beach. The dog park that ...

Ocean Beach parking stand-off

Antique Center on Newport Ave. can't sell property

“We have very high-profile buyers from San Diego and Orange County ready to step up and buy the Antique Center property, but not with that shared parking agreement on the table,” said Tony Franco, the ...

San Diego lifeguards at OB Town Council blast fire department take-over of 911 calls

Fire Chief Fennessy sends email

There's a serious problem with the way 911 calls are routed between the city's fire department and its lifeguards. At least that's what the lifeguards are saying. "There's been a policy change that waterway 911 ...

Three Little Lion cubs

The spirit of Belgian Lion lives on in granddaughters

The Little Lion Café inhabits a tiny building at the edge of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, right at the point where the long straight street becomes a winding road that hugs the coastline. The Little Lion ...

2017 Sewing Tour makes stop in Ocean Beach

“There was a request to do a mythical ethical icicle bicycle..."

“I’m driving around the country trying to inspire people to use their imagination, think creatively, and at the same time demonstrate alternative energy sources in action,” Paul Nosa told me from behind his solar-powered sewing ...

Herb shop puts “travelers” on notice

Ocean Beach entrepreneur attempts to regain business

Dwayne Costea opened the Bountiful Herb store at 4958 Newport Avenue about seven years ago. He said he sold it to “Jane” recently. “We were the original owners of the shop until [she] took it ...

Justin Werner running wild

San Diego singer/songwriter lands a tune in the new Sharon Stone film

“I landed my song ‘Without a Bang’ in the new Sharon Stone film Running Wild, just recently released in theaters,” says singer-songwriter Justin Werner. The placement came about from knowing the film’s sound designer. “I ...

Kids' play area planned for small O.B. park

Where Saratoga Ave. meets the ocean is also homeless hangout

The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation has proposed several changes to the end of Saratoga Avenue in O.B., mainly a privately funded children’s playground and adult fitness center to be located at the west end ...

Anti-Trumpians root in Ocean Beach sand

Overflow protest crowd forms impromptu exclamation point

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Ocean Beach on Saturday morning (March 4) to send a simple message conveying their feelings about Donald Trump's presidency: "Impeach!" "We've been organizing for the last two or three weeks," ...

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