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Ocean Beach News & Stories

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 ...

July 12, 2019
Ocean Beach pop singer, author, coach, and mother of four performs at Stronghold martial arts school

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 ...

June 20, 2019
Suspect in Mom's murder helped her with VRBO in Ocean Beach

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

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

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

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 ...

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