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Pacific Beach News & Stories

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 ...

Campland and Mission Bay RV Resort to pull down fences

A luxurious stretch of private beach on calm water, guest parking, lots of amenities - visitors to Campland and Mission Bay RV Resort were promised the moon. But it was supposed to belong to a ...

Coconut Girl Kitchen: Malaysian surf food

“Malaysian?” asks Kevin. We’re standing outside this little storefront place. It’s like so many others here on Mission Boulevard: small, quirky businesses, many from the ’50s, most of them appealing to the surf culture. Except ...

September 2, 2021
Where do San Diego’s ex-Christians go?

Christianity in America is waning. In 2016, only 26 percent of weddings took place in a church, which seems to suggest that religious matters are becoming more peripheral to our social and economic life. The ...

Picking colleges based on surf spots

Favorite Surf spot?: PB Point How long have you been surfing? “Since I was 7 yeas old. I’m on the Mission Bay High School surf team, and I’ve been competing in surf competitions for a ...

August 17, 2021
Bub’s Berry Smash: mulling over the mule

Ashley Pelletier Bub’s at the Beach 1030 Garnet Avenue Pacific Beach The cruel summer heat draws me toward Pacific Beach for a cooling drink. Open and airy, Bub’s at the Beach promises a variety of ...

Paige Koehler expands her network at PB’s Garage Mahal

Ocean Beach singer-songwriter Paige Koehler kept things in the city when it came to recording her debut EP, Sorry I’m Late. “My EP was recorded at [Kearny Mesa's] Defiant Robot Studios in 2019-2020,” she says. ...

Some locals accept the fact that there are a lot of tourists here

Timo Bentley, a 25-year-old originally from the Dominican Republic now living in Malibu, talks about surfing in San Diego County. Bentley comes down to San Diego to surf Blacks Beach or North Pacific Beach. “It’s ...

July 27, 2021
Can't get angry at Tourmaline

A 28-year-old structural engineer from Massachusetts, Luke Sederholm, who lives in Pacific Beach, talks about nearby Tourmaline. “Here, everybody is going on every wave so… you can’t really get angry. No one is getting angry ...

June 29, 2021
Mr. Fries Man says Hellloooooooo!!! to Pacific Beach

Okay, so my go-to chili cheese fries spot wound up closing due to last year’s shutdown. Obviously, that’s a bigger bummer for the owners and staff of the departed Sister Ray’s restaurant than it is ...

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