Pacific Beach News & Stories

Short-term vacation rental explosion

“No one wants a clown car house next door.”

Locals in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach who say their neighborhoods are increasingly jammed full of unregulated mini-hotels are right, according to the city treasurer’s annual count of short-term rentals. But other neighborhoods — downtown ...

County sees golf carts as viable future transportation

"Local jurisdictions need to allow people to use these vehicles on the roads.”

The San Diego Association of Governments has noticed a big increase throughout the county in the use of golf carts and low-speed vehicles — golf carts being two-seaters and LSVs, as they’re called, being four-seaters. ...

OMBAC's Classic Longboard contest at Crystal Pier

Ready for a nine-foot board?

The Classic Longboard Surfing Contest, held in the waves aside Crystal Pier this Saturday, is sponsored by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. The club was formed and operated in the early 1950s, mostly as ...

Don't fight it

Ray Vanta goes to Torrey Pines for better surf, to PB to socialize

Name: Ray Vanta Age: 62 From: Clairemont area. Location: Tourmaline Surf Park Vanta ‘s surfing career all started when his kids wanted to learn. “I wanted to be with them.” “For good surfing I go ...

These cops in PB want people to know there are bait bikes

“Our average apprehension time is four minutes"

San Diego Police Officer Daniel Neifer spent a lot of his youth in Pacific Beach. One of the rare bad days was the day his bicycle was stolen. “I went to the boardwalk and stared ...

Pacific Beach has waves for both right and left

I’m getting better with my right side

Name: Victor Taveira Age: 24 From: Point Loma Location: Tourmaline Surf Park “I usually go to OB, but it’s mostly right-hand waves, so I go over to Pacific Beach, because it has waves for both ...

Thrift trader owner Jeff Clark hit by train in Little Italy

North Park and Pacific Beach stores cleaned out July 13

Media reports noted that a man was struck by an Amtrak train in Little Italy on June 24, but did not list his name. But his 20 part- and full-time employees soon knew. One of ...

Two dolphins jumped straight at us

Scripps more of challenge than P.B.

Name: Jay Mrjenovich Age: 29 From: Mission Valley Location: Tourmaline Surf Park Four years ago, Jay Mryenovich moved from Chicago to San Diego so that he could live by the ocean. He then started surfing. ...

I just swim away

PB's Eva Greenberg's only complaint is the rocks

Name: Eva Greenberg Age: 24 From: Pacific Beach Location: Tourmaline Surf Park Eva Greenberg had just finished surfing and was showering by Lifeguard Tower 28. The 24-year old PB local first started surfing two years ...

De Anza splits the baby — 40 acres to Campland, 38 acres to marsh restoration

Campers and conservationists walk away unhappy from Thurs. meeting

A committee formed to explore redevelopment options at De Anza Cove in the northeast corner of Mission Bay met for the sixth and final time on Thursday evening (June 29), adopting a tentative plan that ...

More competitive near the pier in Pacific Beach

"It’s summer, so the waves aren’t going to be that big."

Name: Andrew Meaux Age: 18 From: East County Location: Pacific Beach Andrew Meaux makes the commute two to three times every week. Meaux had finished surfing near Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach when I caught ...

Where are Mike Doyle, Mike Hynson, Skip Frye, Joe Roper,Chris O'Rourke, Chris Godfrey, Larry Gordon, Tom Bessell now?

San Diego surfers of future past

Just prior to the advent of the pro surfing tour in the mid 1970s there was a group of San Diego-based surfers who set the pace for the sport. They helped dictate everything from how ...

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, ...

God’s in the water at Tourmaline also

Sometimes the surf community feels like the best of what we do in church.

Membership: 270 Pastor: David Nagler Age: 52 Born: Anaheim Formation: Humbolt State University, Arcata; University of Redlands, Redlands; Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley Years Ordained: 24 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite subject on which ...

The Hedgecocks sue city over Pacific Beach sidewalk slip

Charge: silicone breast implants ruptured

Cynthia Hedgecock and her husband, Roger Hedgecock, former mayor and retired radio talk show host, have sued the city in Superior Court over an accident. The city was served with the suit in November and ...

Former Chargers' intern struck by hit-and-run driver files claim against the city

J'Ron Erby alleges the city was aware of defective street design at Bayard and Garnet

Former San Diego Chargers public relations intern, J'Ron Erby who was struck while crossing a busy street in Pacific Beach by a hit-and-run driver has filed a claim against the City of San Diego, alleging ...

Elvin Harrison’s service to the church began at age five

"I found God at 51st St. and Park Ave. in New York City."

Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach Membership: 40 Pastor: Elvin Harrison Age: 53 Born: El Centro Formation: Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX; Howard University, Washington DC Years Ordained: 26 San Diego Reader: What’s your main ...

Lap up the Dog's Brew

From Moondoggies to premier beer destination

When 22-year-old college student Brett Miller and partner Dean Marchant bought the bar at 4479 Everts Street in 1989, it was hemorrhaging money due to poor and often absent management. While pursuing his degree to ...

Balboa Avenue trolley-stop talk

"It's not enough to get a mile away from your destination."

Although it's not yet funded, project managers for the planned trolley station at Balboa Avenue (just east of I-5) have started gathering information for what people want to see there — what will compel them ...

Homeless to sweep sidewalks on Garnet

Police ride-along showed Lorie Zapf the lawlessness

A new Pacific Beach program will include private security patrols and a program that hires local homeless to sweep sidewalks, the area's business improvement district Discover Pacific Beach announced on Friday. Funded in part by ...

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