Point Loma News & Stories

Karen Olea’s thrift scores from Salvation Army and AMVETS

The San Diego native documents all of her shopping trips to local shops

I was headed to my car on the top level of a busy downtown parking structure when I caught a glimpse of Karen Olea mid-photoshoot. Karen wasn’t a stranger. I actually recognized her because I ...

Going beyond bratwurst at Veg'n Out

Vegan market stand grills sausages without any of the animal byproduct

The term meatless has got to be one of the biggest words of 2019. Every other time I check a news feed, or turn on the radio, there’s more news about the rise of meatless ...

Point Loma caves cleaned out once more

“Man, please don’t call the news”

Three young men were rousted from a den along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard Tuesday morning after pictures of the elaborate cave surfaced on social media earlier in the week. Multiple reports have been made to the ...

Car theft thwarted by Stronghold Jiu Jitsu teacher and students

Police said he’s on probation for priors

A man was arrested Thursday night after attempting to steal – for the second time – a 2011 Porsche Carrera parked outside of Stronghold Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Point Loma. “My fiancé had just ...

Message at airport on Uber-Lyft staging area a joke?

The April Fool's porta-potties

It's becoming hard to tell who's managing the San Diego Airport Rideshare Staging Lot — a professional business or April Fool pranksters? On Monday 01 April 2019 (April Fools day) signs appeared on each of ...

Double rainbows over downtown San Diego

Alexander's band helps

In the last couple of weeks, the elusive “double rainbows” have been spotted throughout San Diego County. “It was surreal,” said Chris Mannerino, “On February 5, I saw it out of my new office and ...

Going beyond the bun at Royale brunch

Cheeseburger specialist adds organic farming to its menu

It’s late Sunday morning, and there’s a mimosa in my hand, courtesy of Point Loma burger and cocktail spot, Royale. Serious cheeseburger fans will already be familiar with Royale, and its Pulp Fiction-referencing signature sandwich, ...

Native Foods tries Rosecrans

I added lots of sriracha.

For a week, I’d been eating too much of the American garbage diet: fast food, hot dogs, fried chicken, and many sides of fries. Hearty fare, fit for a Midwest winter freeze perhaps, but far ...

San Diego pot producers challenged by rivals

Urbn Leaf goes after Golden State Greens

As cannabis facilities grow, so does the traffic around them. Emissions increase, air quality degrades. Yet the San Diego City Council is ignoring those environmental impacts. That’s what several appeals of permits for three new ...

Sunset Cliffs Not So Natural Park

Restoration heading towards disaster?

In March, the Reader reported details of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Improvement Project, quoting Ellen Quick, trails committee chairperson for the park advisory council, saying “Thirty-five acres will be revegetated with native plants. That’s ...

Performance Bicycle Shops shutting down – what does it mean?

Edison Cycle, Bicycle Warehouse offer contrast

The retail apocalypse has caught up with local cyclists. All of the Performance Bicycle shops in the United States are in the midst of store-closing sales. The San Diego region had six stores between Chula ...

Liberty Station quietly sold for $71 million

San Francisco Giants mogul inked deal a week before Thanksgiving

Control of Liberty Station, obtained from the city of San Diego by the Republican mega-donor McMillin family during the controversial reign of GOP mayor Susan Golding in 1999, has quietly changed hands for more than ...

Democrat Peters goes after McMillin

Faulconer funder under fire in Navy chapel-to-restaurant conversion

The gloves are off at San Diego city hall as mayor Kevin Faulconer and fellow Republican Lorie Zapf discover that newly empowered Democrats are not likely to play nice, given their new House majority in ...

Inside, looking out at great whites

A non-scuba cage on Guadalupe Island

“When I told people what I was going to do,” said Chris Mannerino, “they would ask: “Do you have a death wish?”” On October 23, Mannerino, from Point Loma, couldn’t wait to swim with the ...

San Diego's last ocean front lots

32 empty spaces left – from Oceanside to Imperial Beach

Thirty-six years ago, the Reader surveyed the San Diego County coastline in search of any remaining vacant, buildable land along the coast. In January of 1982, we found a scant 79 parcels of land remaining, ...

Second District hit pieces leave murky money trail

Avoiding discredit for the mire of San Diego politics

The fundraising battle between two political committees waging a war of hit pieces against their foes in San Diego's Second District city council race currently favors the Republican incumbent, thanks to a fresh cash infusion ...

Smashing pumpkins

Used to roll them down Talbot Street, now it's high school track

A posse of teens went on a pumpkin-thieving spree Sunday night in Point Loma and stole dozens of the gourds from porches and yards before hurling them onto the Point Loma High School track. It ...

In search of the green flash

From Sunset Cliffs, you use the viewfinder

Point Loma resident Chris Mannerino direct-messaged me on Instagram at 4 pm on October 5. “Do you want to shoot [the green flash] with me this evening at Sunset Cliffs at Froude Street, at around ...

Cohn restaurant manager saves the evening

Eating Island Prime food without being there

“Where’s the best steak in San Diego with a view?” My friend Vicki from Las Vegas asked me. “I’m in the mood for meat.” My husband and I tossed out some ideas of some of ...

Cheap eats before a pricey flick

Meze Greek Fusion at Liberty Station

The LOT theater at Liberty Station offers a posh moviegoing experience: you sit in cushy, reclining seats, each furnished with a swing out tray so you can eat and drink while you watch. There’s even ...

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