Delinda Lombardo

Articles by Delinda Lombardo

Pros and cons of berms in Ocean Beach

Shelter for homeless, backwash for surfers – do they prevent flooding?

The sand berms are up in Ocean Beach. For some it signals the beginning of winter when kids can be seen boarding down the dunes. Others aren’t fans of the windswept sand build-up and wonder ...

Fire spinners out of control in Ocean Beach

Exploitation and monetization take over the peaceful easy feeling

“It's just not a harmonious space by the tower anymore, as much as we want it to work, it's become a shit show, and we're antagonizing people because of it.” –Unknown participant. The peaceful gathering ...

Squatters' paradise on Sunset Cliffs

Bought last year for $520K

In September of 2018, the property at 2068 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in Ocean Beach was purchased by Socal Metro Holdings LLC, for $520,000. The one bedroom, one bath, 634-square-foot home built in 1908, fell prey ...

Amanda posts anti-suicide notes all over San Diego

Today’s Balboa Park, today’s Harbor Island, today’s Little Italy, today’s Pacific Beach

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 ...

Was the West Point Loma water meter being read?

City of San Diego's claim of skip-code doubted

“It’s insane just how beautiful it was back here, I had butterflies, flowers everywhere and was being mindful of how much water I was using, even cutting out one shower a week to make up ...

Ocean Beach locals escort bully out of town

Rangers avoid going after homeless

On Wednesday, September 18, "Jane" parked in front of the OB Hotel at the foot of Newport Ave for her daily surf session. After getting out of the ocean, she rinsed off with a jug ...

Homeless weigh heavy, even in Ocean Beach

Removal of the police trailer a factor

“The stench by the wall is overwhelming. I barely go that way anymore. So unfair to the actual residents! Come on SDPD-DO SOMETHING,” said Tracey, an Ocean Beach local. “All the trash and sketchy/drugged out/aggressive ...

San Diego’s campaign against Round Up

Campaign started at Sunset Cliffs

The use of the weed killer Roundup at city parks has spawned an organized opposition movement known as Campaign for a Non Toxic San Diego.“After learning Dog Beach, Dusty Rhodes Park, Robb Field, Shelter Island, ...

Can't find the geocache on the OB Pier

Not just the Muggles are stumped

Geo what? Over the last several months, I’ve noticed people looking for something on the edge of my property in Ocean Beach. First, an older gentleman was poking around the fence and bushes with a ...