Archive for Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC)

Pacific Beach Shore Club Deck Expansion

July 8, 2013 No Comments

I want to encourage good businesses in Pacific Beach but, feel like the lack of state and local oversight on alcohol outlets has allowed these guys to wander too far off the path of acceptable business-influence on our beach environment. If the state and/or city began holding these businesses to standards through fair and balanced […]

Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), Bars and Restaurants, Commentary, Local Laws

PB Shore Club wins Expansion bid

February 12, 2012 3 Comments

The Pacific Beach Shore Club was approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to expand their premises onto a planned outdoor patio. Click here to read the ABC’s administrative law judge decision as well as the conditions that will be placed on the license.

Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), Bars and Restaurants

Charger sued in 2009 bottle incident

February 3, 2012 No Comments

A man has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips alleging the player broke a Champagne bottle over his head at a Pacific Beach bar in 2009. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips talks at a news conference Monday Dec. 21, 2009 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) — AP Antonio Cromartie […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants, Injuries and Deaths

PB Resident Fights Bar’s Plans To Expand

December 16, 2011 No Comments

See the video SAN DIEGO — A Pacific Beach resident told 10News on Tuesday he has proof that too much easy alcohol is making his beach community one of the most crime-ridden areas in San Diego. In September, a man was stabbed in Pacific Beach. Less than a week later in the same area, a […]

Alcohol Licensees, Solutions

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
PB Planning Group Approves Submitting Report to City (again)

PB Planning Group Approves Submitting Report to City (again)

August 31, 2011 No Comments

The Pacific Beach Planning Group approved by a vote of 11-5 with one abstention, to submit a report their Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC), conducted over the last two years, to the city. This report concluded that City of San Diego needs to take control over it’s alcohol licensing issues – perceived by many to […]

Thumbs Up for California Kebab!

August 7, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a letter I sent to the San Diego Police Vice Department, the ABC as well as a number of community groups and committees (PB Town Council, Hospitality Task Force, Discover PB): As an individual community activist and blogger, communicating with a subscriber base of approximately 250 interested folks, I am writing this letter in […]

Bars and Restaurants, Commentary
‘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 […]

Letter from a reader…

July 21, 2011 1 Comment

From a reader: Not surprising you didn’t post this article to your web site. It doesn’t help your cause. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/data-drive/article_11d044a6-b33e-11e0-b0ea-001cc4c03286.html It mentions the East Village in downtown SD as an area where alcohol related crime has increased significantly. Didn’t I hear at a PB Planning Committee meeting that downtown SD has a CUP in effect? […]

Alcohol Licensees, Business District, Commentary, Crime and Safety, CUP/DAO

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
PB, Alcohol and You Creating Forward Movement

PB, Alcohol and You Creating Forward Movement

June 21, 2011 2 Comments

Focus on alcohol-related and other safety issues in Pacific Beach, California What’s going on? There are many residents, businesses and civic groups struggling with alcohol-related issues in our community. This struggle is exacerbated by a noisy few bar and restaurant businesses that are intent on belittling those of us that are willing to spend countless […]

Last Night in Pacific Beach

Last Night in Pacific Beach

June 13, 2011 2 Comments

This video is of a variety of things seen yesterday, Saturday evening in Pacific Beach… All after 12:30 am no less. Double-click video to see full screen and Esc to return to this page. Here’s some questions one might consider: When people are urinating on business storefronts who is negatively affected? The bar patrons or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Just 8 Days of Pacific Beach’s Nightlife

Just 8 Days of Pacific Beach’s Nightlife

March 21, 2011 8 Comments

Recently, Channel 10 News featured a story where a small portion of video I shot over 6 months in 2010 was used to illustrate typical problems in PB’s business district. Some bar and ‘restaurant’ owners representing the Discover PB Hospitality Task Force were asked what they thought. They dismissed these incidents as sensationalistic and implied […]

Video Prompts Proposed Permit For PB Bars, Restaurants

Video Prompts Proposed Permit For PB Bars, Restaurants

February 8, 2011 No Comments

Check out the story at Channel 10 News featuring a film shot in PB over about a 6 month period here: Source: 10News.com Here’s a radio interview with myself as well as with two bar owners who serve on Discover PB’s Hospitality Task Force leading the charge to resist any change. The interview begins near […]

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
Local magazine reports on bar expansions

Local magazine reports on bar expansions

September 22, 2010 No Comments

Pacific San Diego did a ‘news’ piece which was more a platform for two bar owners to espouse why they are such fantastic operators and why the ones of us working to improve conditions are somewhat wacky. I’m not sure why the bar owners fear a CUP (conditional use permit) so badly but, they sure […]

La Jolla ramping up with enormous Bar/Restaurant/Nightclub – Mike’s

August 12, 2010 2 Comments

The following is a handout presented to the La Jolla Town Council as part of my personal public comment: Alcohol Licenses and a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) / Deemed Approved Ordinance (DAO) The dread we experience in Pacific Beach several evenings a week and most weekends throughout the year appears to be building over La […]

Alcohol Licensees, Commentary, La Jolla

ABC gets Award from Alcohol Industry?

July 18, 2010 No Comments

You couldn’t make this stuff up. It seems the agency responsible for the enforcement of alcohol laws in California (ABC) received an award from the Neighborhood Market Association, where a good deal of their 2,500 members include shops selling alcohol. The award lauded the ABC as their Law Enforcement Agency of the Year also lavishing […]

Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC)

War Machine Strikes in PB

June 18, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — A security guard Thursday said a mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine punched him in the mouth during a fight inside a Pacific Beach bar in March. Matthew Compton told the court the man formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver struck him during a brawl that erupted at the Thruster’s Lounge.” […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants

Update on PB Town Council vote regarding Shore Club

June 17, 2010 2 Comments

Reporting on the PB Town Council meeting last night: There were obviously many (i.e. estimated 25 minimum) new ‘members’ (in the strictest sense of the word) attending what looked like their first PB Town Council meeting. Coincidentally, where the issue of the Shore Club was on the agenda, many of these new ‘members’ said they […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Alcohol Licensees, Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), Bars and Restaurants, Business District, Commentary, CUP/DAO, Liquor Stores

Is the Pacific Beach Town Council putting 50+ years of integrity on the line?

June 15, 2010 10 Comments

Well, it appears the Pacific Beach Town Council, well past its 50th year in existence,  is at it again. I served on this Board for years and am bothered about recent blocks of membership enrollments. Word has it that, earlier this year, the allowed nearly 40 applications for membership to be bought by one entity […]

Alcohol Licensees, Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), Bars and Restaurants, Business District, Commentary

Planning Group Discusses Alternatives and CUP

June 14, 2010 2 Comments

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) held a public forum tonight where the Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC) could present evidence of a system that appears to be broken. Here are the three presentations. Also, see below for the video of the entire 1.5 hour meeting so you can understand more and stay involved. Here […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), CUP/DAO, Solutions, The Problems

Winning Formula? Letter submitted by reader…

April 26, 2010 No Comments

In response to the Beach & Bay Press April 15 article, “Winning Formula”: It may be a winning formula for the bar owner, but it is a losing formula for the community. We don’t need any more establishments catering to the excessive drinking crowd. Pacific Beach has 15 licensed bars plus dozens of licensed restaurants […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), Business District, Crime and Safety

The Shore Club’s Deck

April 24, 2010 No Comments

Chaos befell the April 21st Pacific Beach Town Council meeting when 35-year Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman raised the issue of the Shore Club alcohol license/deck expansion, an issue Chipman felt was a land use issue that should be addressed by the Pacific Beach Planning Board. “Who’s running the meeting, the membership or the board? […]

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants, Business District, The Problems

PB Town Council struggles over Shore Club expansion issue

April 24, 2010 No Comments

Chaos befell the April 21st Pacific Beach Town Council meeting when 35-year Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman raised the issue of the Shore Club alcohol license/deck expansion, an issue Chipman felt was a land use issue that should be addressed by the Pacific Beach Planning Board. “Who’s running the meeting, the membership or the board? […]

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants

California Dram-Shop Liability Laws

March 7, 2010 No Comments

Are bars liable for what person does after leaving their establishment? It depends.From my understanding they definitely could be if the person was a minor. Here’s two interpretations from different sources. n. a statute (Dram Shop Act) or case law in 38 states which makes a business which sells alcoholic drinks or a host who […]

Alcohol Licensees, Drunk in Public, Local Laws

Truer Words Never Spoken – PB Bar and Grill owner shares concern

March 7, 2010 4 Comments

Roger Lee, General Manager and family member that owns PB Bar and Grill, Tremors and Johnny V in Pacific Beach, when asked about the alcohol beach ban was quoted as saying: “I understand and appreciate the ban,” he says, “because I have seen firsthand how out of control these beach parties can be. I also […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Bars and Restaurants, Business District, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

New Pacific Beach restaurant and bar to serve up drinks in May

March 6, 2010 No Comments

Just in time for summer, beachgoers will have a new place to enjoy a rooftop drink at sunset. The Beachwood, a three-story bar and restaurant, is set to open at the Promenade in Pacific Beach in May. “The foundation is going to be our food and our staff,” said general manager Justin Lopez. “You can […]

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants, Business District

Place of Last Drink – DUI Arrest Survey

March 6, 2010 No Comments

A year-round survey is conducted by asking impaired drivers, arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), to respond to a variety of questions. One major purpose is for researchers to determine the offender’s place of last drink (POLD). This is the location the arrested individual reported they had their last drink before being detained. The […]

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

Huntington Beach Bar Drinking-Games Banned – Encourage Excessive Drinking

February 26, 2010 1 Comment

Alcohol-focused games were banned recently in Huntington Beach. The ban was inspired by Police Chief Kenneth Small, who wrote to businesses in the fall, asking them to voluntarily stop allowing alcohol games and warning those who continued that they ran the risk of not having their entertainment permits renewed. “It’s an alcohol game that encourages […]

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Another New Liquor License Application

February 25, 2010 No Comments

As if we didn’t have enough liquor licenses in Pacific Beach, especially in census tract 79.01, here’s another brand new application. This location is at 717 Thomas St. and the application was apparently posted on February 1, 2010. If you have concerns about this location or license application you can click here for the forms […]

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants

Hear a witness talk about their night of partying at Bar West

November 22, 2009 No Comments

Update: The public relations firm for Bar West said the Chargers never pose a problem. That champagne bottle and some dude’s head thing? It was a “minor incident.” Source: Michael Stetz. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Dec 2, 2009. pg. B.1 Listen to this eyewitness account. If this the kind of […]

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Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Pacific Beach Bar Fight

April 24, 2009 No Comments

A parolee who was months out of prison when he stabbed a bar patron 17 times during an alcohol-fueled fight outside the Pacific Beach establishment was sentenced Friday to 20 years in state prison. Matthew Thornton, 27, was convicted March 24 of attempted murder in the March 9, 2007, stabbing of Clifford Riek. A jury […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants, Crime and Safety

3 men in custody after Chargers fan beaten up

December 5, 2008 No Comments

An argument at a bar over the Chargers-Raiders football game ended with a hometown fan being beaten by five men early yesterday, San Diego police said. The argument started inside the Firehouse American Eatery and Lounge on Grand Avenue near Ocean Boulevard with a Chargers fan telling Raiders fans to return to Oakland. When the […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants, Crime and Safety

Bars, nightclubs introduce new ID scanner security system

July 9, 2008 No Comments

By Sebastian Ruiz Councilman Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Department officials joined local bar and nightclub owners outside of Bub’s Dive Bar to unveil a new ID scanner system that would increase security at the bars in Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. The scanner lets security staff keep track of people who might become […]

Bars and Restaurants, Business District

Parking – Where are all the bar and restaurant parking lots?

March 26, 2008 No Comments

From my understanding bars and nightclubs are supposed to provide parking to their customers. I believed this was part of their zoning requirements – in order for them to open up for business. I’ve done a really cursory inventory of exclusive, reserved and common parking spaces provided by the bars and restaurants below. Notice the […]

Bars and Restaurants, Parking

Judge gives man 6 years for PB rape

March 19, 2008 No Comments

A Bakersfield man who attacked and raped a woman after she left a Pacific Beach bar was sentenced Monday, March 17, to six years in state prison. Hosh Deion Thomas, 24, was visiting friends in Pacific Beach when he struck up a conversation with a woman in her 20s at The Tavern bar on Dec. […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants, Designated Drivers

Crosswalk rage

October 14, 2007 No Comments

An apparent case of crosswalk rage resulted in a young man being dragged from his car and beaten in Pacific Beach early this morning.Police said the victim was driving on Jewell Street near Garnet Street about 1:40 a.m. when he honked his horn at a pedestrian in the roadway. The pedestrian then assaulted the driver, […]

Bars and Restaurants

Pacific Beach is hoping to reduce drunk driving

October 12, 2007 No Comments

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Oct 12, 2007. pg. B.2 SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University and a Pacific Beach business group launched a campaign yesterday intended to reduce drinking and driving. The merchant association Discover Pacific Beach said at least 20 bars and restaurants in Mission Beach […]

Alcohol Task Force, Bars and Restaurants, Drunk Drivers

Pub Crawls – Just harmless fun? Think again.

September 6, 2007 No Comments

I am very concerned with the amount of Pub Crawls that take place in Pacific Beach many weekends throughout the year. Pub Crawls are organized events where participants gather at a set location, usually donning some type of clothing (t-shirts or golfing outfits) or, gear (ie. shot glasses on a lanyard, etc.). Then, participants visit […]

Bars and Restaurants

Hennessey’s St. Patricks Day 2007 – Thumbing their nose at the city?

September 5, 2007 No Comments

In March of 2006, on St. Patrick’s Day, Hennessey’s – a local PB bar, was charged by the San Diego City for the misdemeanor violation of overcrowding. The posted occupancy limit is set to provide a safe environment for all patrons and employees. The limit for this establishment is 188 patrons. By the time the […]

Bars and Restaurants

Did you know? The ABC cited only 16 alcohol licensees in PB (in the last 5 years!)

September 5, 2007 1 Comment

That’s right. I did a survey of every liquor licensee from March 2002 through March 2007 and found that The ABC cited only 16 alcohol licensees in PB, in the last 5 years (March 2002 – March 2007)! The Alcohol Beverage Control is responsible for issuing, monitoring and enforcing alcohol laws for the State of […]

Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC)

Part Two: More ABC and SDPD Enforcement

July 13, 2007 No Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 This is the second installment of the general topic: The Predominant Culture of Alcohol in Pacific Beach, CA . Please feel free to contribute to any section posted, which you will see below. To read other’s comments click the link at the end […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Alcohol Licensees, Commentary

UC hit-and-run driver sentenced to 9 years

October 25, 2006 No Comments

by Neil Putnam A hit-and-run driver who killed a taxi driver in Pacific Beach was sentenced Oct. 25 to nine years in state prison, and the judge added six months consecutively because the driver was on probation for drunk driving. University City resident Anthony Michael Valanos, 26, a mortgage loan officer, had been free on […]

Bars and Restaurants, Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers

Past Curfew: Skank or perv it up at Margarita Rocks

August 28, 2006 No Comments

Street News: Sleaze and Pacific Beach nightlife just go together, so it comes as no surprise that clubgoers should compare Margarita Rocks to the infamous Safari in Tijuana. For starters, both have platforms where drunk female dancers can exhibit their moves while the guys below try in vain to look up their skirts. Both have […]

Bars and Restaurants, Business District

UC driver pleads guilty in cab driver’s death

March 25, 2006 No Comments

On the third day of his preliminary hearing, Anthony Michael Valanos unexpectedly pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and faces 11 years in state prison for killing a taxicab driver in Pacific Beach. Valanos, 26, a loan officer who resides in University City, admitted the allegation of hit and run […]

Bars and Restaurants, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

The Pacific Beach model for drawing tourists – Letter to the editor

December 9, 2004 No Comments

Letter to the editor – San Diego Union Tribune The Pacific Beach model for drawing tourists How interesting that La Jolla is going to begin advertising to attract more tourists, (La Jolla is aiming to attract visitors,” News, Nov. 30). It has always seemed to me that La Jolla is well populated with people buying […]

Alcohol Licensees, Business District, Commentary

Cops try to dry Pacific Beach | Denial of new liquor licenses aimed at area’s high rate of alcohol-related crime

September 27, 2003 No Comments

Angela Lau. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 27, 2003. pg. B.1.1.7 Liquor licenses that once flowed freely in Pacific Beach have dried up, and new restaurant owners say the prohibition is hurting their business. While many residents applaud the denial of new liquor licenses, restaurant owners say the practice is […]

Alcoholic Bev Ctl (ABC), Bars and Restaurants
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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: 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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