Archive for PB in the Media

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

June 30, 2013 1 Comment

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that ended in 34 arrests. One of the checkpoints was in the 1400 block of G Street in downtown San Diego and another in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach. Both began operating around […]

Checkpoints, PB in SD Media

Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego

February 13, 2012 No Comments

Some longtime Coronado residents are concerned that their town could soon mimic the bar scene in Pacific Beach or downtown San Diego. Read more here: Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego. Source: 10News

Other Communities, PB in the Media
Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

February 12, 2012 2 Comments

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message out to the public and San Diego city officials regarding what they said is an oversaturation of liquor licenses in Pacific Beach and drunken behavior outside local taverns. Photo by Don Balch I Beach & Bay […]

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

January 10, 2012 No Comments

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A DUI suspect made a frigid, watery escape from police early Tuesday by running into the ocean and swimming away after getting pulled over in Pacific Beach. A patrol officer stopped the 29-year-old […]

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

October 8, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to equip more SDPD Northern Division bicycles with lights and sirens and you can help. Councilmember Faulconer is matching any donation you make so please go to the PB Town Council website in the “Donate To Support” […]

Crime and Safety, PB in SD Media

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

September 26, 2011 No Comments

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP issues. Todd Brown of Bub’s Dive Bar and Jennifer Hill from the ABC were also interviewed. Click here to listen to the audio of the interview which lasts approximately ten minutes. And click here for a […]

Alcohol Licensees, CUP/DAO, PB in SD Media, The Problems

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

September 25, 2011 No Comments

[Note: Breaking news by this blog, pbSpirits.com and picked up by local media today. See original post and video.] SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police officer is recovering on Sunday after his cruiser was rear-ended by a suspected DUI driver in Pacific Beach. The crash occurred at about 2:13 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 […]

Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

Man stabbed in back while walking with girlfriend

September 22, 2011 No Comments

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the back Thursday while walking with his girlfriend in Pacific Beach, police said. The couple was walking in the 1000 block of Diamond Street when a man came up from behind sometime before 3 a.m. and stabbed the victim twice in the back, said San Diego police Officer Frank […]

Assault, PB in SD Media
PB: Police Arrest 45 at DUI Checkpoints Saturday (51 in area)

PB: Police Arrest 45 at DUI Checkpoints Saturday (51 in area)

September 3, 2011 No Comments

This is yet another confirmation that there is a significant DUI problem in Pacific Beach. See this link for additional stories on the issue. September 3, 2011 Multi-Agency effort cracks down on popular party spots San Diego Police arrested 51 drivers in Pacific Beach Saturday for driving under the influence. Two checkpoints were set up […]

Video Gallery

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Last Night in Pacific Beach Eight Days of Pacific Beach Nightlife Video prompts Proposed Permit for PB Bars and Restaurants Hit and Run Driver Hits Pedestrian Thanksgiving Evening Driver Crashes over Cliff on Riviera Drive Floatopia 1 2 Planning Group Discusses CUP Other PB related films: Corvette Driven Into Ocean Drunk found on bathroom floor […]

PB in the Media, Solutions, The Problems
‘Statue’ stolen from Pacific Beach restaurant

‘Statue’ stolen from Pacific Beach restaurant

July 25, 2011 No Comments

An advertising agency is offering a reward for information leading to the return of a $10,000 life-size statue that was stolen from a Pacific Beach restaurant last week. The 40-pound statue, which depicts a man pulling a keg of Newcastle Brown Ale out of the bar’s wall, was stolen from PB Bar & Grill July […]

Group pushes for crackdown on PB bars

July 7, 2011 No Comments

A group of Pacific Beach residents has not given up trying to convince City Hall to impose added regulations on late-night bars and restaurants. But some of the most vocal supporters said the effort is meeting new resistance. “There’s a lot of pushback from bar owners and their employees,” said Scott Chipman, member of the […]

Bars and Restaurants, CUP/DAO, PB in SD Media

‘Instant Justice’ program a win-win for transgressors, City

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Nearly 60 people cleaned up the shoreline, streets and sidewalks in Pacific Beach Tuesday to erase tickets for minor infractions. Gina Coburn of the City Attorney’s Office said 56 people took part in the “Instant Justice” program. In exchange for five hours of picking up trash from the busy Fourth of July weekend, the City […]

Good News PB Beaches, PB in SD Media

SD’s ‘Instant Justice’ Clears Beach Areas, Citations

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Program Participants Pay $40 Fee, Complete Five Hours Of Community Service A new community service program launched on Tuesday gave people the opportunity to erase their violations and misdemeanors in exchange for cleaning up Pacific Beach. The program, which is called “Instant Justice,” allows certain people who received citations over the Fourth of July holiday […]

Good News PB Beaches, PB in SD Media

More PB Fights reported by YouTube users

June 20, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a couple more fights in Pacific Beach in the last few weeks – brought to you by YouTube’rs who thought it would be entertaining? Video One Video Two

Assault, PB in Social Media
What are the odds? Charger Player Applewhite arrested for DUI in PB

What are the odds? Charger Player Applewhite arrested for DUI in PB

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Pacific Beach seems to draw the worst out of our NFL Chargers players. What are the odds that such a small group of players could have so many alcohol-related crimes done by or near them? In November 2009 Antonio Cromartie, then a NFL Charger’s player was questioned after someone broke a champagne bottle over another […]

Yelp.com Reviewers Describe Pacific Beach

Yelp.com Reviewers Describe Pacific Beach

April 18, 2011 1 Comment

Hat’s off to the problem PB bars and restaurants who are doing such a great job ruining our community’s name. I’m accused of being sensationalistic and anti-PB–hurting our communities image in the public eye. News Flash: I’m not the only one. Here’s what some Yelp.com reviewers say about PB: Amber Elizabeth M. – San Diego, […]

Alcohol License Applicant ‘Mastermind’ Arrested by Feds in USD Basketball Fix

Alcohol License Applicant ‘Mastermind’ Arrested by Feds in USD Basketball Fix

April 16, 2011 2 Comments

A Pacific Beach alcohol licensee was approved to continue operations in PB and also recently applied to sell full-spirits in his convenience store? Well, that was before he was arrested by the FBI last week in a major sting. Richard F. Garmo is the Vice President of this business doing business as Qwik Korner in […]

PB DUI Checkpoint yields 25 Arrests – Again…

April 16, 2011 No Comments

… At the Pacific Beach checkpoint, on Grand Avenue near Culver Street, San Diego police officers screened 725 vehicles, and arrested 25 drivers for driving under the influence. One driver was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, and another was arrested for being drunk in public. A total of 29 vehicles were impounded. […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

Drunk Man Crossing Street In PB Hit By Car

April 6, 2011 No Comments

A 23-year-old man is recuperating Wednesday after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a Pacific Beach street while drunk, police said. The man was attempting to cross the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by an Infinity sedan, according to San Diego police Officer […]

Drunk in Public, PB in SD Media

Police Say Chargers’ Naanee Not Involved In PB Fight

December 14, 2010 No Comments

Amir Khan Severely Injured In Incident At Bar West POSTED: 10:57 am PST December 14, 2010 SAN DIEGO — San Diego police have determined Chargers wide receiver Legedu Naanee was not involved in a Pacific Beach fight that left one man severely injured. Amir Khan, 21, was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants, PB in SD Media
Frommer’s Travel Guide: Not so glowing review on PB culture

Frommer’s Travel Guide: Not so glowing review on PB culture

October 16, 2010 No Comments

In Frommer’s San Diego 2010 a review on Tower 23 includes: “…the PB party atmosphere still pervades. Don’t be surprised if the folks at the table next to you start playing a drinking game.” Seems our reputation is widely known… now in one of the most well known international travel books people use to plan […]

The $50,000 Corvette that got a little wet (in the ocean off Law St.)

The $50,000 Corvette that got a little wet (in the ocean off Law St.)

October 16, 2010 No Comments

Couple’s RENTED luxury car ends up in the Pacific after beach joyride What’s worse than accidentally driving your own $50,000 Corvette into the ocean? Letting a mysterious man whose name you don’t know drive the $50,000 Corvette that you just rented into the ocean, of course. That is what an American couple are claiming happened […]

San Diego Leads Nation In Drunken Driving Violations

September 27, 2010 No Comments

Read the complete story from insurance.com According to Insurance.com, San Diego Has The Most Alcohol-Related Driving Violations Among 20 Largest Cities San Diego has the highest percentage of drivers with alcohol-related driving violations among the nation’s 20 largest cities, according to a study released Monday. The study by the insurance information website Insurance.com was based […]

Drunk Drivers, PB in National Media
The U.S. cities with the most drunk driving offenders – San Diego Ranked #1

The U.S. cities with the most drunk driving offenders – San Diego Ranked #1

September 20, 2010 No Comments

Cities with the most drunk driving offenders: Driving through San Diego or San Jose? You’re likely to see some intrepid enforcement of drunk-driving laws. According to Insurance.com data, among the top 20 most populous cities in the United States, San Diego has the largest percentage of drivers with alcohol-related driving convictions. San Jose comes in […]

Wall Street Journal – Front Page: Floatopia

July 23, 2010 No Comments

Tomorrow Pacific Beach will make the Wall Street Journal – discussing the unintended consequences of people exploiting a new law (beach alcohol ban) with a loophole where bathers are able to drink off-shore. The reporter Conor Dougherty spent weeks doing interviews over the phone with residents and city officials and visited San Diego to see […]

Beach Ordinance, Floatopia, PB in National Media
San Diego (Pacific Beach) homeowner finds naked man asleep on sofa

San Diego (Pacific Beach) homeowner finds naked man asleep on sofa

July 5, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A San Diego resident awoke to a shocking discovery: a naked stranger passed out on his downstairs sofa. San Diego police Lt. Jim Filley says the Pacific Beach homeowner called police after wandering downstairs Sunday morning and finding the snoring man. Filley says the naked man was drunk and thought he […]

Block Party Blocked

March 23, 2006 No Comments

The toned-down alternative for Pacific Beach’s Block Party, the Pacific Beach Street Fair, was officially denied a permit for this year by the city after months of community controversy. In a letter signed by the city’s chief executive officer, Ronnie Froman, the denial was based on the lack of community support, threat to private property […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Block Party, PB in the Media

Advisory: Hot Prowl Burglary in PB (aka Man Standing in Sleeping Woman’s Bedroom)

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating a hot prowl burglary that occurred near the...

Holiday Week Checkpoints

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from...

Alcohol Industry Playbook – Confidential

Here’s a handbook illustrating the strategies some bar and restaurant owners use to deflect attention away from their businesses....

Pacific Beach Shore Club Deck Expansion

I want to encourage good businesses in Pacific Beach but, feel like the lack of state and local oversight...

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that...

Yet Another Police Officer Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after he plowed through a stop sign and...

UPDATE: Bad (horrible) day in Pacific Beach – man seriously injured by alleged DUI driver dies

At 9:45 am in Pacific Beach at the busiest intersection in San Diego was nearly entirely closed down for...

5 injured in car accident in Pacific Beach this morning – Possible DUI

Five people are injured after a black Nissan Titan ran a red light in Pacific Beach at around 9:45...

Priest arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car into building

Ed. Note: My intent is to not be publicly shaming anyone. I wouldn’t normally post this if the fact...

Current Situation and Proposal

This site illustrates problems in a neighborhood of alcohol outlets that are highly concentrated – Pacific Beach. For our...

San Diego police say an overnight DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach nets 12 arrests

612 vehicles passed through checkpoint An overnight sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Pacific Beach netted 12 arrests for...

Car Crashes into PB Home

Mercedes rammed nearly halfway through the house A suspected drunk driver lost control and crashed into a home in...

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within...

Pedestrians injured in drunk driving hit-and-run

A man is seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Pacific Beach overnight. A man and...

Bullocks – PB’s Newest Billboard – ~1,100 Sq. Ft.?

Bullocks to this. It looks like the former Jack Daniels billboard, which took over about 1,100 sq. ft. of...

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in...

Garnet Avenue DUI checkpoint nets (14) arrests

San Diego Police officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers and impounded 15 cars last night during a DUI Checkpoint...

SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September...

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made...

Suspected drunk driver runs over friend

A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after hitting a woman while backing out of a parking space in...

16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

San Diego police in Pacific Beach arrested 16 people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight checkpoint...

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, 17 Vehicles Impounded

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police arrested 16 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles...

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run In Pacific Beach

Woman Was Crossing Street At Grand Avenue, Cass Street PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. — A woman was rushed to the...

Suspected DUI crash shuts down Ingraham in PB

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com. Source: NBCSanDiego.com View a slideshow from 10News San Diego. UT San Diego Report on...

Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

One issue with all the alcohol problems we experience is we draw even more marketers of alcohol products. Just...

Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in...

(DUI Crash) Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs

Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs A judge ordered a drunken driver to pay more than $7,500 in...

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra...

Suspected DUI driver runs over woman lying in Hillcrest alley

A suspected drunken driver allegedly ran over a 27-year-old woman who was lying in a Hillcrest alley early Saturday,...

Woman Found Unconscious In PB May Have Been (Sexually) Assaulted

22-Year-Old Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Alley A 22-year-old woman found drunk, unconscious and partially nude in a Pacific...

Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego

Some longtime Coronado residents are concerned that their town could soon mimic the bar scene in Pacific Beach or...

PB Shore Club wins Expansion bid

The Pacific Beach Shore Club was approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to expand their premises onto a...

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message...

Judgment Finalized In Legal Battle Over Golden Hill MAD

The judgment is final. Now, a group of residents in Golden Hill and South Park — who have spent...

Charger sued in 2009 bottle incident

A man has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips alleging the player broke a Champagne...

Man Seriously Hurt In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

Man Had Just Got Out Of Taxi, Hit By Toyota Yaris, Police Say SAN DIEGO — A 28-year-old man...

Shots Reportedly Fired In Pacific Beach

Shots Reported Fired In 1800 Block Of Hornblend Street POSTED: 7:38 am PST January 19, 2012 SAN DIEGO —...

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN...

Drunk in PB at 2AM? Cops in the Rear View Mirror? Ditch the Car, Disappear in the Ocean!

SAN DIEGO — Authorities searched for hours early Tuesday for a man suspected of drunken driving who ran away...

PB Resident Fights Bar’s Plans To Expand

See the video SAN DIEGO — A Pacific Beach resident told 10News on Tuesday he has proof that too...

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected...

(DUI) Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant, Parked Car In PB (at 11am)

A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody Friday after crashing into a fire hydrant and a parked car...

Drunk man breaks into 81 Year Old PB woman’s home

An elderly woman in Pacific Beach woke up Friday morning to find a man in a Chargers jersey sleeping...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles...

Letter: San Diego’s Continuing Taxi Cab Scandal

This is a letter to the editor in response to the article by former Superior Court Judge Larry Sterling...

Another DUI Crash in PB

Early this morning an drunk driver crashed and most likely totaled a parked car on Grand Ave. at Mission...

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to...

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP...

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

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