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Pacific Beach News & Stories

Pacific Beach News & Stories

Moved to tears by Dave’s Hot Chicken

“Due to its extremely hot nature, eating a Dave’s Hot Chicken reaper carries with it the potential for certain risks, some of which may be reasonably foreseeable.” So reads the “reaper release,” the liability waiver ...

Outdoor beers rule coronavirus summer

This is usually the time of year to spotlight San Diego’s best outdoor brewery venues. However, in the summer of 2020, that could be just about anywhere. Thanks to some late May regulatory relief by ...

Pacific Beach – full of twenty-somethings

Vigilantes root out rooftop camps on Garnet “We’re currently looking for other locations – successfully – by drone. We discovered more stashed items on top of the vacant Radio Shack, another location received reports of ...

Pacific Beach Instagram page in distress

On May 31 Matt Smith, a PB-based entrepreneur, posted a screen capture containing a string of angry texts disparaging black men. Smith said the author of the texts was Donny Hollis, at the time the ...

During pandemic San Diego bicyclists push street closures

The initial push behind the Slow Streets project launched by Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday evening – at the behest of a coalition of cycling and climate change lobbyists – was opposed by all but ...

YOLOs on Pacific Beach boardwalk scorned

“I believe I had this COVID-19 virus a few weeks ago,” said Sunnie. “I never felt so sick in my life." Sunnie, 54, from Pacific Beach and a registered nurse, requested we not publish her ...

Puritan prayers with Justin Paslay of Pacific Beach’s First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Pacific Beach Contact: 4747 Soledad Mountain Road, San Diego 858-273-8888 www.firstpb.org Membership: 112 Pastor: Justin Paslay Age: 37 Born: Fort Worth, TX Formation: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Southern Baptist Theological ...

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 ...

Amanda posts anti-suicide notes all over San Diego

After losing her mother Deb to suicide last year, Amanda turned her grief into something positive, “I will forever cry for my mom but there’s nothing that I can do to bring her back.” Amanda ...

Nessy Burgers in Fallbrook, period

Every year, when the Reader publishes a burger issue, a good chunk of San Diego’s population only seems to care about one thing: was Rocky’s Crown Pub included? This year, the Crown Point mainstay was ...

Revolt Wine Co. targets a different kind of wine drinker

No adult beverage is more closely tied to a sense of geography than wine. Names of wine growing regions are used as shorthand for quality, attributed to an appellation’s terroir. In other words, the flavor ...

September 13, 2019
This 55 Thai fries chicken thighs

When 55 Thai Kitchen first appeared in the cramped back room of a corner market in Golden Hill, the community-minded eatery had me intrigued. When the food turned out to be good, in addition to ...

A classic pairing sandwiches up at Rhythm's Chicken and Waffles

It’s admittedly been a few years since I stumbled out of a Pacific Beach bar in search of something heavy to quench an inebriated late-night hunger. But if I were looking to stave off a ...

How to drink (and pronounce) yerba mate

Fans of tea and coffee have an intriguing new flavor to explore in Pacific Beach. Yerba Mate Bar opened last week, San Diego’s first café dedicated to the caffeinated beverage of choice for the southern ...

Campland gives big to Campbell

News that Campland on The Bay, the legacy recreational vehicle park on the northeast corner of Mission Bay, is rapidly closing in on a five-year lease extension from city hall is casting a spotlight on ...

Pacific Beach sends dog owners to re-education camp

“A San Diego Police officer rolled up on an ATV and stopped us,” Steve G. said. “He told us dogs were not permitted in the park — except at certain unfathomable hours. A second officer ...

Pacific Beach leads the town in dog tickets

Pacific Beach dog lovers have been frustrated over the lack of off-leash options. Many go rogue and let their dogs run free in parks with rules against that. In January, increased enforcement led to residents ...

Dockless bikes and scooters in San Diego get new rules in June

It's not all coasting as San Diego works out new rules for dockless rides. The city has to balance climate action goals with the needs of citizens who feel they've been pushed off the sidewalk ...

Cars end up on Pacific and Mission Beach boardwalk

“What in the hell is that car doing?” said Stephanie Z. when she saw a black SUV driving along the Pacific Beach Boardwalk — on February 7. “The driver stopped and tried to reverse,” she ...

Colton Underwood groped, then blamed for walking out of Mavericks

On Feb. 13, when Bachelor star Colton Underwood abruptly left a charity event at Mavericks in Pacific Beach, many took to social media to discuss the sequence of events that made national news on Valentines ...

February 20, 2019

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