Archive for Beach Ordinance

Summary of Union Tribune beach-alcohol articles 1990-2007

October 8, 2010 No Comments

To help put beach alcohol-issues today in perspective of our recent history here’s a summary of events from 1990-2007 that were featured in the San Diego Union Tribune. All of these stories are on this website so please use our calendar drop-down in the right column to select the stated month to find the actual […]

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San Diego Beaches have Record Numbers of Visitors

July 23, 2010 No Comments

We were told San Diego beaches would be dried up – visitors would leave in droves – during the beach alcohol debate and ballot measure. We told of record numbers of tourists and beachgoers when alcohol was removed. Turns out the latter was spot-on. In 2009 San Diego enjoyed nearly 20% more beach visitors – […]

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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 […]

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First Year of Alcohol-Free Beaches Yields Stunning Results

First Year of Alcohol-Free Beaches Yields Stunning Results

August 21, 2009 No Comments

(San Diego) Thanks to the alcohol-free policy on San Diego City Beaches, underage drinking citations have been reduced by 29 percent citywide, according to police data. “For three years before the beaches went alcohol-free, police wrote about 1,400 citations every year to minors in possession of alcohol,” said Kathleen Lippitt of North City Prevention Coalition. […]

Beach alcohol-ban foes say fight is over, for now

November 7, 2008 No Comments

Last call has come and gone for those fighting a booze ban on San Diego beaches, and it looks as if few options remain. San Diego voters Tuesday approved Proposition D, which permanently bans alcohol from city beaches and waterfront parks, and those on both sides of the measure say opponents of the prohibition are […]

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Families enjoying returning to Pacific Beach and Mission Beach

April 16, 2008 No Comments

Here’s a news report from KUSI News Television including an interview with a lifeguard about the beach alcohol ban.

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Officials Ban Booze at Torrey Pines State Beach

April 1, 2008 No Comments

Click here for a full audio link to this story. These Days with Tom Fudge Today, if you were planning to take a six-pack to Torrey Pines State Beach, just south of Del Mar, you need to change your plans. That’s because today is the first day of a year-long ban on the use of […]

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Council gets proposals on alcohol ban for beaches

October 11, 2007 No Comments

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Oct 11, 2007. pg. B.1 SAN DIEGO — Those who want a booze ban on San Diego beaches won a preliminary round yesterday in what is certain to be a contentious battle ahead. After two hours of sharply divided arguments from a packed audience, […]

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An open letter to San Diego’s Mayor Sanders and Police Chief Lansdowne

September 21, 2007 No Comments

I think our Mayor and Police Chief are mistaken. That is, I think allowing alcohol on our beaches is a year-round public safety issue to both residents, guests from around the region and tourists from around the world. With all due respect, and based on my understanding of this policy, punishing the local beach communities […]

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Peters ‘Supportive’ of Ban

September 20, 2007 No Comments

Council Presidents Scott Peters said yesterday that he will likely endorse banning alcohol on the beach, tipping a City Council majority in favor of a proposal that has gained momentum since beachgoers clashed with police on Labor Day. The ban being proposed by Councilman Kevin Faulconer would ban drinking year-round at all of the beaches […]

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Fort Lauderdale mayor suggests his beach plan

September 19, 2007 No Comments

This letter to the editor was made today by the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fl: Rosalie Schwartz’s letter (Sept. 14) about alcohol-free beaches made some good points about the issue of alcohol on the public beaches. However, I need to respond to her statement that “Our beach areas are inundated with out-of-towners who see San […]

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Booze Ban Nears Tipping Point, But Mayor and Others Not Sold

September 17, 2007 No Comments

The debate over cold ones on the sand heats up after Labor Day incident, but the prospects of a beach booze ban still look tipsy. By EVAN McLAUGHLIN Voice Staff Writer – Like so many holiday weekends before, the sands of Pacific Beach were packed this Labor Day. Lifeguard towers barely poked through a […]

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SDUT Survey: Tell us about it

September 15, 2007 2 Comments

Last week, we asked whether you thought booze should be banned from San Diego city beaches. Based on your calls, surf and suds shouldn’t go together. Take a look. 73% Yes, ban alcohol 27% No, don’t ban alcohol TOTAL RESPONSES: 1,957

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Letters to the Editor – Regarding Proposed Alcohol-free Beaches

September 14, 2007 No Comments

Drinking at the beach and in the stands I disagree with your editorial (“Beach booze ban?/Voters should have final say — again,” Sept. 7) questioning whether alcohol on public beaches should be prohibited. Presumably your editorial board was not at Pacific Beach on Labor Day when drunk and disorderly hooligans (once again) took over the […]

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Booze Ban Straw Poll

September 13, 2007 No Comments

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007 11:48 AM PDT After a few days of collecting quotes from around City Hall for an upcoming story on the alcohol ban at beaches proposed by Councilman Kevin Faulconer, the votes are beginning to come into focus. Of the eight council members, four, including Faucloner, said they will support a […]

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Sanders: Veto on Booze Ban Probable

September 13, 2007 No Comments

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007 2:25 PM PDT A spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders said he would probably veto an everyday, round-the-clock alcohol ban at beaches in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach, as Councilman Kevin Faulconer proposed last week. Sanders spokesman Fred Sainz said a ban on the three significant summer holidays — […]

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Complaints about cops at melee reviewed

September 9, 2007 No Comments

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 9, 2007. pg. B.1 The San Diego Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating complaints about the actions of some officers during the Labor Day melee at Pacific Beach, Chief William Lansdowne said. Internet postings allege that some officers used excessive force, arrested […]

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Beach booze ban? Voters should have final say — again

September 7, 2007 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 7, 2007. pg. B.8 As the City Council considers a sweeping prohibition against alcohol at San Diego’s beaches, it should be mindful of the voters’ repudiation of a much more limited booze ban five years ago. Ample public hearings are essential to devising a workable […]

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Faulconer: Beach brawl `disgrace’ | Councilman will seek ordinance banning booze from shoreline

September 5, 2007 No Comments

Chet Barfield, Joe Hughes. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 5, 2007. pg. B.1 SAN DIEGO — The rowdy drunks might have finally spoiled the party for everyone else. Revisiting the site of Monday’s melee at Pacific Beach, San Diego Councilman Kevin Faulconer yesterday vowed to introduce a proposal to ban […]

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16 arrested after fight at beach becomes melee

September 4, 2007 No Comments

David E Graham. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 4, 2007. pg. B.2 PACIFIC BEACH — A melee broke out on the beach yesterday afternoon as people started throwing plastic bottles and cans at police officers who were called to break up a large fight. Sixteen people were arrested on charges […]

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While many who played at San Diego County’s beaches and bars partied without incident, police last year nabbed thousands whose boozy revelry made them … DRUNK IN PUBLIC

July 4, 2007 No Comments

Agust n Armendariz, Brooke Williams. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 4, 2007. pg. B.1 CORRECTION: FOR THE RECORD | In a story Wednesday about people arrested for public drunkenness, the last name of San Diego police Lt. David Rohowits was misspelled as Rohowitz. The Union-Tribune regrets the error. (Jul. 6, […]

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Panel to wrap up talks on Ocean Beach alcohol ban

June 23, 2007 No Comments

CHET BARFIELD. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 23, 2007. pg. B.2 SAN DIEGO — San Diego Councilman Kevin Faulconer’s Beach Alcohol Task Force will meet Monday evening for the last time to debate whether drinking should be banned on Ocean Beach between the pier and lifeguard tower. The advisory panel […]

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Beach Alcohol Task Force (BATF) reports

June 21, 2007 No Comments

Beach Area Alcohol Task Force The BATF meeting sessions are completed. The following are meeting minutes: Meeting Minutes June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 ::: March 2007 – Revised February 2007 ::: February 2007 – Revised January 2007 ::: January 2007 – Revised December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 Initial Announcement: Press Release […]

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Panel still unsure on alcohol ban

June 6, 2007 No Comments

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 6, 2007. pg. B.4 SAN DIEGO — Everybody’s for more bathrooms. But you want to ban drinking at Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and/or Pacific Beach? Prepare for a rumble. At what was supposed to be its final meeting Monday night, a 14- member […]

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Beach Alcohol Task Force: Consensus Action Items

Beach Alcohol Task Force: Consensus Action Items

June 4, 2007 No Comments

From October 2006-June 2007 Councilmember Kevin Faulconer organized the Beach Alcohol Task Force. Comprised of community members from Pacific, Mission and Ocean beaches, the task force sought a holistic approach to solving issues surrounding alcohol in the beach communities. At each monthly meeting, local experts and the public spoke on various topics, including on-sale and […]

No booze on beaches July 4, group urges | Task force looking into alcohol issues

April 17, 2007 No Comments

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Apr 17, 2007. pg. B.3 PACIFIC BEACH — Contending that holiday revelry has gotten out of hand, a Pacific Beach planning group is asking the San Diego City Council to ban drinking at the community’s beaches and bay shores on the Fourth of July. […]

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Beach Patrol: San diego

March 31, 2007 No Comments

Click here to see the video. See the 30 minute footage of segments of the Beach Patrol: San Diego series that relates to alcohol-related problems in the community. Note: this is a large file (57MB) and can be viewed on your computer upon downloading – about 3 minutes wait time via cable or high-speed dsl. […]

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Letter from former San Diego Police Chief David Bejarano

March 27, 2007 No Comments

The following is a letter from former San Diego Police Chief David Bejarano. He was the Police Chief that came in after (now Mayor) Police Chief Jerry Sanders and upon his departure was replaced by our current Police Chief Lansdowne. This letter was addressed to then Mayor Dick Murphy and the entire City Council. As […]

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Cops boost enforcement for spring-break period

March 16, 2007 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Mar 16, 2007. pg. B.2 CORRECTION: FOR THE RECORD | Yesterday’s Crime Watch item about increased police enforcement at San Diego beaches over spring break incorrectly stated that fencing off or roping off areas to reserve them is not prohibited. In fact, it is prohibited. The […]

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Alcohol-free zone proposed | Combative drinkers make Ocean Beach unsafe, surfers’ `team mom’ says

November 22, 2006 1 Comment

Jeanette Steele. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Nov 22, 2006. pg. B.1 At the foot of Newport Avenue, wetsuit-wearing students from the Point Loma High School surf team congregate at the Ocean Beach sea wall. Julie Klein is a “team mom,” meaning she watches over the surfers as they catch waves […]

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Councilman forms alcohol task force

September 30, 2006 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 30, 2006. pg. B.4 Councilman Kevin Faulconer has assembled his beach alcohol task force, a group the councilman promised to form to address the debate over alcohol in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach. “You’ve had two separate camps arguing for many years … […]

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Faulconer turns to alcohol debate | Councilman to form group to study beach problems

August 28, 2006 No Comments

Jeanette Steele. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Aug 28, 2006. pg. B.1 With debate aswirl again about suds at the sand, the city councilman for Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach is launching a citizens task force to study alcohol problems in those neighborhoods. San Diego Councilman Kevin Faulconer said […]

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Pacific Beach to ask ban on liquor at city beaches

August 5, 2006 No Comments

David E. Graham. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Aug 5, 2006. pg. B.3.C The Pacific Beach Town Council has voted to ask the San Diego City Council to consider a ban on alcohol at all city beaches and Mission Bay Park, the group’s president said yesterday. The president, Don Mullen, also […]

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Beaches peachy, but jampacked | City’s parking lots full and closed about 9:15 a.m.

July 5, 2006 No Comments

Joe Hughes and Tanya Mannes. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 5, 2006. pg. B.2 There were few patches of open sand at San Diego County beaches yesterday as several hundred thousand people took part in a cherished Independence Day ritual — relaxing near the sea. “The sun, the water — […]

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Debate over beach booze isn’t taking a holiday

July 1, 2006 No Comments

Jeanette Steele. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 1, 2006. pg. B.1 As July Fourth approaches, a battle over booze still rages in San Diego’s beach neighborhoods, particularly Pacific Beach. Judith Bomberger, a mother of four young children, has asked the Pacific Beach Town Council to back an alcohol ban on […]

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Group pursues mail vote on alcohol ban

June 22, 2006 No Comments

Jeanette Steele. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 22, 2006. pg. B.2 The Pacific Beach Town Council did not vote last night on whether to propose an alcohol ban on San Diego beaches, angering some of the 200 people at the meeting at Pacific Beach Middle School. Town council President Don […]

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San Diego to target beach crime, gangs

June 15, 2006 No Comments

Angelica Martinez and Joe Hughes. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 15, 2006. pg. B.2.C City officials hope to safeguard parks and beaches during the summer months by strictly enforcing even misdemeanors and taking a tough stance against gang members. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Police Chief William Lansdowne and City […]

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Alcohol ban at all city parks possible

April 8, 2006 No Comments

Lola Sherman. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Apr 8, 2006. pg. NC.2 OCEANSIDE — The city is considering extending its alcohol ban, now limited to nine parks, to all municipal parks. Councilman Jack Feller, whose recommendation to study the possibility was approved Wednesday by a 3-2 City Council vote, said “children […]

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Pact sought in spat over street fair (PB Block Party)

March 15, 2006 No Comments

Jeanette Steele. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Mar 15, 2006. pg. B.1 There’s a new wrinkle in the battle over whether there should be a successor to the Pacific Beach Block Party this year. The business council Discover Pacific Beach will announce today what it calls a compromise position. If organizers […]

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Beach residents brace for Fourth

July 2, 2005 No Comments

Ki-Min Sung. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 2, 2005. pg. B.1.1.7 Independence Day is nearly here, but longtime Mission Beach resident Gladys Bridge isn’t celebrating. She’s barricading her property to protect her garden from the out- of-control throngs who descend on San Diego’s beach communities every Fourth of July. “The […]

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4 deputies added to patrol beaches (imperial Beach)

June 25, 2005 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 25, 2005. pg. B.2 IMPERIAL BEACH — The city is using money from its general fund to add four sheriff’s deputies to patrol the streets and beach during the summer months. Imperial Beach will pay $83,000 from its operating revenues for the extra deputies, who […]

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Trash, alcohol and a beach party

July 12, 2004 No Comments

Gina Lubrano. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 12, 2004. pg. B.7 It was such a San Diego story. The article Tuesday said that it took six hours to clean up after the birthday that spawned a huge beach bash. It was attended by more than 500,000 people, some of whom […]

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Post-holiday beach blues | 6-hour cleanup by city, volunteers gathers 100 tons of trash

July 6, 2004 No Comments

Brian Hazle. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 6, 2004. pg. B.1 The fifth of July took on new meaning yesterday for volunteers and city workers who cleaned 100 tons of empty beer bottles, barbecues, beach chairs and other trash from more than a half- million Independence Day beachgoers. Some 30 […]

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More police, trash cans and toilets for holiday

July 3, 2004 No Comments

Angela Lau. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 3, 2004. pg. B.2 San Diego beach revelers this Fourth of July will find more restrictions on alcohol consumption, more portable toilets, more trash cans and a larger police presence. The city is taking these measures in response to complaints of drunken rowdiness […]

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Public property to be alcohol free (Del Mar)

July 2, 2004 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 2, 2004. pg. B.10 DEL MAR — Alcohol will be prohibited on all public property here during the July 4th weekend, from 6 p.m. today until 6 p.m. Monday. The ordinance, which was adopted in response to alcohol-related problems in previous years, covers the possession […]

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Tougher rules may guide use of beaches | San Diego wants laws in place July Fourth

April 29, 2004 No Comments

Angela Lau. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Apr 29, 2004. pg. B.1 CORRECTION: FOR THE RECORD | A story Thursday incorrectly said that, a small group formed to promote responsible drinking at San Diego beaches, supported recommendations by a San Diego City Council committee to place controls on beach use. […]

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Beach-area residents wary of tighter rules | Aim to curb crime, supporters say

April 18, 2004 No Comments

Angela Lau. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Apr 18, 2004. pg. B.2 The battle for the beaches continues this summer. While some beach residents want to restrict the hours fire rings can be used and close Mission Bay Park parking lots earlier, others say such measures could deprive responsible citizens of […]

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Group pushes July 4 beach alcohol ban | Move rekindles fierce debate over drinking on S.D. shoreline

March 15, 2004 No Comments

Angela Lau. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Mar 15, 2004. pg. B.1 Sail Bay residents want the city to ban alcohol on all city of San Diego beaches on the Fourth of July, but some beach communities oppose the prohibition. As summer approaches, the debate already has assumed the vitriolic divisiveness […]

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Trouble in paradise | Alcohol ban could avert July 4 violence

January 18, 2004 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jan 18, 2004. pg. G.2 The San Diego City Council needs to start moving now to institute a 24-hour beach booze ban for the July 4 holiday. The massive crowds and vast amount of beer consumption last summer in Mission Bay Park, and particularly around Sail […]

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The sun and sand patrol | Officers work beach under public’s gaze

August 8, 2001 No Comments

Mark Arner. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Aug 8, 2001. pg. B.1 His beat is the sand at Mission and Pacific beaches, ground zero for one of the more contentious debates in San Diego: whether alcohol should be banned at these favorite tourist spots 24 hours a day. But the way […]

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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: Source: 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