Ocean Beach News & Stories

OB Pier steps to get makeover

Rebar was making concrete pop

The Ocean Beach Pier gets roughly 500,000 people visiting each year, so its no surprise that after fifty-plus years, the stairs leading up from the pier parking lot at the foot of Niagara Avenue have ...

Sucker punched

"They looked totally normal — like tourists or spring breakers"

An Ocean Beach resident was sucker-punched Tuesday, April 3, around 8:00 pm while in his car on Santa Monica Avenue (near Cable Street). The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told me he was about ...

People will be held liable for what they say

Dog Beach jetty is my favorite spot

Name: Timothy “Harps” Harper Age: 44 From: Pacific Beach Location: Ocean Beach Pier Occupation: Disabled combat veteran for the U.S. Army/college student I saw Harps on the north side of the Ocean Beach pier on ...

Does Nati's new owner have his eye on nearby parcels?

Who Nati and her husband were

On March 12, Save Our Heritage Organisation responded to the city regarding Nati's proposal to demolish its shopping center. They strongly assert that Nati's mid-century modern style shopping center, located at 1852-1866 Bacon Street, is ...

Tiny Island Court has 31 short-timers

Will opponents buy house next to Faulconer and turn it into vacation rental?

"What happens when an entire block has nobody living there?" In 2014, when Jon moved to Abbott Avenue in Ocean Beach, he was surrounded by long-term renters. Every year since, he's seen neighbors evicted to ...

Baseball-bat attack

O.B. crafts vendor tried to talk it out to no avail

Earlier this month, Christian Fischer’s life changed after three swings of a baseball bat in Ocean Beach that left him with injuries so severe, it may impact his livelihood forever. “The hospital said many things ...

Going up: Band of Gringos and the Holding Company

O.B. natives don't sniff at the thought of an improved venue to play

The January demolition of the Ocean Beach bar/music venue named the Holding Company helped put its owner in the social-media crosshairs. Was Steve Yeng, also the co-owner/operator (with his brothers) of the OB Noodle House ...

Longboard first

Once you start to pop up, then the shortboard is better

Name: Joshua Beneventi Age: 24 From: Ocean Beach Location: Ocean Beach, near the Jetty Local surfer Joshua Beneventi has been surfing Ocean Beach since he was a kid. “I’ve been surfing on and off throughout ...

Around surfing, but played football

Coming out and trying to get more into it.”

Name: Tyler Vasquez Age: 24 From: La Mesa Location: Ocean Beach Tyler Vasquez was sitting on the beach, watching the waves and other surfers. “My buddies surf a lot, so I came out with them ...

Darkroom in the O.B. sand

"Cyanotype, as a process, is really, um, becoming trendy, I guess."

Mission Hills resident Judi Tentor has been a photographer pretty much her entire life. A few years ago she learned a new process called cyanotype photography. She talked a little about it recently as she ...

Guys with holes in wetsuits nar-doggin’ it

More powerful, bigger wave and a more consistent swell

Name: Noah Roistacher Age: 22 From: the SDSU/College Area Location: Ocean Beach Noah Roistacher frequents O.B. a couple times a week. On this December early evening, Roistacher doesn’t mind the colder waters. “As long as ...

Voltaire Street property sale raises ruckus

Ocean Beach publication doesn't resist rumors in climate of rental market unrest

Steve Yeng, one of the owners of the OB Noodle House, Bar 1502, and the Holding Company on Newport Avenue, this week confirmed the acquisition of the property the original OB Noodle House is on ...

Rally to boot Point Loma recycling center

"She whacked my clerk and cracked her head open."

A rally on Saturday, February 10, will protest the recycling center behind Stump's Market in Loma Portal. When Prince Recycling opened up in 2014, there were protests then, too. It's the only recycling center within ...

The swell last week was six feet

But I'm thinking of getting booties

Name: Jonathan Hays Age: 20 From: Ocean Beach Location: Ocean Beach On a December afternoon in Ocean Beach, Jonathan Hays is considering getting a warmer wetsuit. “Yeah a wetsuit is a must [in the winter]. ...

Point Loma and Ocean Beach unite

At least in stopping perps

Nicole Ueno, a native of Sunset Cliffs, sent out the call last month for community members to step up to cover eight different neighborhood watch zones across Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Within a week, ...

Cool piece of history starts to crack

Ocean Beach's Silver Spray Apartments doomed?

“I can hear the cracks as they happen,” Burke Inman told me. “I’m kind of freaked out to be honest.” The historic Silver Spray Apartments at 5116 Narragansett Ave in Ocean Beach is fabled for ...

New pie shop to take place of old Nati's

Plan for O.B. mainstay Mexican restaurant is more than a remodel

In December it was announced that Nati’s Mexican Restaurant in Ocean Beach was sold and would close for renovations and remodeling. On December 13th, Nati’s co-owner Dennis Kerr issued a press release, saying, "It is ...

Robb Field's dumpster overflow problem

Citizens trace origin of trash brought in from elsewhere

For the second time this month, two city dumpsters at Robb Field in Ocean Beach have been filled to overflowing with trash and recyclable materials left piled up next to the dumpsters. The first incident ...

Kilowatt thriving off O.B. energy...and foot traffic

Taproom sales and an AleSmith brewer fueling brewery's growth

It's been nearly a year since Kilowatt Brewing opened a colorfully lit taproom and patio along the main commercial strip of Ocean Beach, and Kilowatt's owners say it's outperformed expectations. "We knew that we needed ...

O.B. school crossing guard all business

“People are still blowing through and speeding too much.... Video never lies."

There has been ongoing concern over the safety of children using the crosswalks at Ocean Beach Elementary School located at 4741 Santa Monica Avenue. The school is situated between two busy intersections on Sunset Cliffs ...

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