Delinda Lombardo

Articles by Delinda Lombardo

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 ...

Deep blue jellyfish wash ashore in Ocean Beach

Wash your hands if you touch velella

Chances are, if you walk along the shore in Ocean Beach, you’ll notice an influx of Velella, aka sea-raft, by-the-wind-sailors, purple sail or sometimes, blue jelly-fish. Usually deep-blue in color, they live on the surface ...

The towel fix

Utility cover on Ebers Street finds an owner

On April 27th, Kathy reported an issue to the City’s General Improvement Department regarding a utility cover located in front of the fire station on the west side of Ebers Street in Ocean Beach. “It's ...

2017 Sewing Tour makes stop in Ocean Beach

“There was a request to do a mythical ethical icicle bicycle..."

“I’m driving around the country trying to inspire people to use their imagination, think creatively, and at the same time demonstrate alternative energy sources in action,” Paul Nosa told me from behind his solar-powered sewing ...

Herb shop puts “travelers” on notice

Ocean Beach entrepreneur attempts to regain business

Dwayne Costea opened the Bountiful Herb store at 4958 Newport Avenue about seven years ago. He said he sold it to “Jane” recently. “We were the original owners of the shop until [she] took it ...

Kids' play area planned for small O.B. park

Where Saratoga Ave. meets the ocean is also homeless hangout

The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation has proposed several changes to the end of Saratoga Avenue in O.B., mainly a privately funded children’s playground and adult fitness center to be located at the west end ...

Sharks and violet snails come ashore in O.B.

Small finds by a beachcombing marine biologist

Commonly called violet sea-snails or purple bubble raft snails, Janthina janthina is a creature you’re more likely to find in Aruba than Ocean Beach, but one beachcomber found a half dozen of the shells along ...

Cat slash mystery

"I left her for literally one minute and when I returned found her like this."

Early Friday evening (February 24) around 4:30 p.m., Kimm McLaughlin left her cat Hula in her courtyard on West Point Loma/Mentone for “less than a minute” to run inside to use the restroom. When she ...

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