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Pacific Beach News & Stories

Pacific Beach News & Stories

“Shouting like a newborn from the safety of modernistic caves”

“It was so rad hanging with Tony Hawk,” says 27 year-old singer Dani Miller, whose band Surfbort recently released a video for their track “Open Your Eyes” featuring the members battling local skateboard legend Hawk. ...

San Diego Antifa man has useful girlfriend in public defender’s office

An Antifa member in San Diego who was charged with multiple felonies, allegedly has a close relationship with an investigator for the San Diego Public Defender Office. And together they may have obtained privileged information ...

Kitchen Spanish

A clatter against the window of my second-story room in Golden Hill awoke me. Then, shouts. What the hell? “Eh, Miguel.” “Miguelito.” “Barba de Chivo, levántate, cabrón.” Only Rodolfo called me Barba del Chivo, followed ...

Adam Gnade's love song for San Diego

Editor’s Note: Aphorisms be damned, we judged Adam Gnade’s book by its cover, which was designed to look like something you’d find in the dollar paperback box in a used bookstore, complete with water stains ...

When people recommend starting with a foam board, you really should start with a foam board!

How often do you surf? For the past ten months, I have managed to surf two or three times a week. Have you seen a big improvement over 10 months? Yes! I went from not ...

April 5, 2022
Renee Marie releases “Blueberry Satin” single on YouTube

“Blueberry Satin,” a new online single from singer Renee Marie, starts in a fog of minor chords and then, depending on which YouTube version you click on, moves to either an organ-and-drums riff or unadorned ...

Midnight Movies at East San Diego's Academy Theater

The long, piercing, terrible scream that echoed through the auditorium didn’t come from the movie; it emanated from somewhere in the back of the theater, and it was alive, an entity. Here, near 37th and ...

City to take out pet memorial rocks from Fiesta Island

A pet memorial at the dog park on Fiesta Island has been tagged for removal by the city after a concerned citizen reported someone burying a dog nearby. “What I was told by a park ...

Can't get the staff to open Ocean Beach library

At the Ocean Beach library, March 13 marked an occasion no one wanted nor expected to see: the beginning of its third year of complete closure. It's a status shared by only two other locations ...

Bait bikes work in Coronado

On January 28, before 10 am, the Coronado Police Department noticed their bait bike moving away from where it was initially locked. So they sent an officer down the Silver Strand near Leyte Road, north ...

Where is San Diego's local news going now?

It’s been a couple years since the alt-weekly San Diego CityBeat and its blend of local news, irreverent columns, and cultural coverage went silent. The paper disappeared after a cascade of events, starting when Times ...

Talk of undergrounding San Diego' powerlines is grandiose

Burying California's powerlines is one thing; San Diego's version is something else. The city wants to underground the wires on every street, and while it's a lofty goal, residents have been asking for decades when ...

Convergence Community Church: community is our middle name

Convergence Community Church Contact: 6445 Lake Badin Ave, San Diego 619-797-5050 www.convergencesd.com Membership: 50-75 Pastor: Eric Beeman Age: 47 Born: Medicine Lodge, KS Formation: San Diego State University; Christian Heritage College (Now San Diego Christian ...

January 21, 2022
Swayed by Palmys in Pacific Beach

You look at Palmys and you straightway think Dunedin, Queenstown, Raglan. All those pubs are named after Kiwi hometowns. They have sprung up around ’Diego these last few years, and now here’s this new one: ...

December 31, 2021
“I like getting out of the concrete jungle and getting lost out there.”

How long have you been surfing? Erik: “I have been out in the ocean since I was 6 or 7 and surfing since I was 10.” Kristen: “I started surfing when I was around 6.” ...

December 21, 2021
Coastal Commission approves regs for tiny houses

Tiny houses on wheels, the cheapest and easiest small units to build, were initially left out of San Diego's granny flat ordinance. That changed in July 2020, when the city, seizing on their potential as ...

Summer Stephan first D.A. to take on Antifa

On December 6 San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan announced felony conspiracy charges against eleven alleged Antifa militants. The DA blames Antifa for the January 9 Pacific Beach attacks against pedestrians on the boardwalk and ...

December 13, 2021
Mission Bay golf course to replace clubhouse, get better irrigation and power

San Diego is planning a huge investment to restore wetlands in De Anza Cove, work that may occur right over the Mission Bay golf course. So why is the city spending money on electrical and ...

Lahaina Beach House: easy living under the hard sun

It’s heading towards nine in the am. People stand around impatiently, shoulders hunched, hands in pockets, looking up the steps to the deck like they’re waiting for the return of David Bowie. They’re about that ...

September 30, 2021
Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach – open-air insane asylums?

In Ocean Beach the lack of any code enforcement, compassionate or otherwise, continues to fuel health and safety concerns for the those who live there permanently. Homeless encampments on the beach, on the bluffs, litter ...

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