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Pacific Beach News & Stories

Pacific Beach News & Stories

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 ...

Seven-fold growth in area near Rose Creek

The Balboa Avenue Station Specific Plan ends right where one of the largest urban wetland restoration projects in the state begins. Over the next 10 years, a construction boom is expected to add thousands of ...

Pacific Beach parks get curfews

More corners of the city will soon be off limits overnight to those without a place to sleep. An ordinance passed by the San Diego City Council on April 6 will make it illegal to ...

Does it feel as if San Diego crime is down?

On March 10, the San Diego Police Department posted an online graphic of their 2020 Annual Crime Statistics stating that overall crime was lower by 8.4 percent throughout the city of San Diego. The department ...

San Diego's anti-fascists turn fascist

Saturday, January 9th: a warm and sunny winter afternoon in Pacific Beach. The boardwalk was bustling. A man and his Rottweiler were on a routine walk when, as they passed the Baja Beach Café at ...

February 24, 2021
San Diego bike owners take things into their own hands

"Detectives in northern division received a report regarding a theft near 5700 Santa Fe St.," posted the San Diego Police Department on social media on October 26. "They were able to find [a] video showing ...

False bananas at Sabor Piri-Piri Kitchen

“Want to try a real Mozambique stew?” says this guy with his dreads gathered in a crocheted rastacap. Mozambique? Oh yeah. Africa. Coast. Southeast. ‘Capital’s Maputo, right?” “Right!” He says. “Nobody knows our capital.” Even ...

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 ...

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 ...

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