Delinda Lombardo

Articles by Delinda Lombardo

Buzzed man at the beach falls into the drink

Underpants-wearing rescuers fish him out for hospital ride

“I’ve never heard a sound like that, “ Devin told me. “He literally fell backwards, off the cliff, and banged his head hard on the rocks.” Devin was one the three men who witnessed the ...

Parks & Rec truck runs over transient

Suspicion as to whether victim sought to harm himself

A city Parks & Rec employee emptying trashcans in Ocean Beach on Saturday (August 26) accidentally ran over a man who appears to have situated himself under the truck on purpose. The incident occurred in ...

The shark guy of Ocean Beach Pier

“We eat everything we catch.”

“I’ve been coming to this pier for over 20 years to fish — every Sunday and at least four times a week,” José Plascencia told me as he was loading his grandson Ethan into his ...

Dog in meditation at Ocean Beach farmers' market

“Yes, find your inner puppy,“ he whispered to Tank Girl.

At the Ocean Beach farmers' market on August 16, I noticed Colton sitting in for his boss — a chiropractor — who was on a vacation. “I’m just out here maintaining a presence,” he casually ...

Ocean Beach bubble man's boomerang boomerangs

"Hit me in the shin"

There are several “bubble guys” in Ocean Beach and San Diego, but there’s only one, Paul Saccone, with a boomerang. You’ll often find him on the beach, or pier, holding up his giant soap-dipped wands ...

Blues no more, Aristotle Georgio

"He was the only guy in the band to get on James Brown’s bus after our show."

Aristotle Georgio (aka Mike Smith) spent the last year of his life hooked up to a feeding tube after being assaulted in the Gaslamp Quarter on July 1st of 2016, when a sucker-punch caused him ...

Sidewalk stamps of Ocean Beach and Point Loma

Eric Duvall's obsession

Last year, Eric DuVall was named President of the Ocean Beach Historical Society. Duvall has a minor obsession with the sidewalks and streets of OB and Point Loma. “As a teenager, the sidewalk stamps, dates ...

Sea squirt, a small blob, shows up in Ocean Beach

Scripps scientist says common in intertidal pools

Several tourists and locals were in for a creepy encounter in Ocean Beach last week, as “this thing” washed ashore. “What is it? Daddy what IS it?” I heard a young girl of about seven ...

Bad lumber dumped on Fiesta Island

Painted wood and particle board donated to college students

On Saturday, Carl was setting up to enjoy a bonfire with several friends on Fiesta Island when he noticed a roofing company from the Midway Drive area unloading “their scraps” next to his wood pile ...

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