Archive for Alcohol Culture in PB

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

July 19, 2013 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating a hot prowl burglary that occurred near the 1200 block of Felspar Street in Pacific Beach. At approximately 2:45 a.m. the victim was awoken by a white male who was standing in her bedroom. The victim screamed and the male ran out of the […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Crime and Safety
Bullocks – PB’s Newest Billboard – ~1,100 Sq. Ft.?

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

November 3, 2012 1 Comment

Bullocks to this. It looks like the former Jack Daniels billboard, which took over about 1,100 sq. ft. of space, from mid-June through mid-September was just the beginning. PB’s newest billboard will now be featuring Newcastle Ale, a major Heineken USA brand. Unlike the Jack billboard however, this new one will take up most of […]

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

October 30, 2012 No Comments

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in a jealous rage, rammed her car into a patrol car in Pacific Beach and drove off. Police tracked down and arrested Tommy Madriaga, 34, in a Pacific Beach motel about 6 p.m., police Officer David Stafford […]

Assault, Hit and Run, House Parties
Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

June 11, 2012 8 Comments

One issue with all the alcohol problems we experience is we draw even more marketers of alcohol products. Just today I was surprised to see the new Jack Daniels Whiskey mural go up on the 1001 Garnet Ave. building at Cass St. This seems to be excessive in size and the overall impact is well, […]

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

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

March 2, 2012 No Comments

22-Year-Old Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Alley A 22-year-old woman found drunk, unconscious and partially nude in a Pacific Beach alley early Friday may have been sexually assaulted, police said. The woman was found in the south alley of the 900 block of Garnet Avenue around 1:20 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer David […]

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 […]

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
A Few Nights in July 2011

A Few Nights in July 2011

July 18, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s a video of a few nights in July 2011. This past Saturday morning, when a DUI driver could’ve easily killed or seriously injured pedestrians on Garnet Ave., another DUI driver rear-ends a vehicle at Grand Ave. at Ingraham. Click here to see additional brief films we created to illustrate the PB atmosphere. We must […]

Armed man stabbed at Pacific Beach party

Armed man stabbed at Pacific Beach party

June 25, 2011 No Comments

An armed man who showed up at a neighbor’s house in Pacific Beach early Saturday to complain about a loud party was stabbed by one of the revelers, police said. The 28-year-old unidentified stabbing victim was taken to a hospital about 1:30 a.m. The man’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, San Diego police said. After […]

Open Letter to the PB Shore Club

Open Letter to the PB Shore Club

June 15, 2011 No Comments

Dear Shore Club, You’re spamming our community with your posters promoting Shore Club’s 2nd annual Oyster Event being held downtown this year at the Embarcadero. Not only is this illegal (I believe potentially yielding you a $100 per sign fine regardless of who distributes them) it’s unethical as you promote yourself ad nauseam as a […]

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 […]

St. Patrick’s Day in PB 2011

St. Patrick’s Day in PB 2011

March 18, 2011 No Comments

Check out what PB looked like last night on St. Patrick’s Day. We appreciate the police presence in PB last night and because of them, and perhaps some of the bars and restaurants temporarily behaving, things seemed slightly less crazy than last year. There were a large number of drunk people staggering around and I’m […]

Dueling Ideologies In Pacific Beach

January 29, 2011 No Comments

It is just before noon on a Saturday morning and many of the collegic inhabitants of Pacific Beach are just now wiping the sleep from their eyes, emitting tequila-scented yawns, and regretting that last shot at Dirty Birds at 2AM. More than a handful will roll over in bed and attempt to induce the concentration […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary
Thankful in Pacific Beach this Thanksgiving morning

Thankful in Pacific Beach this Thanksgiving morning

November 25, 2010 No Comments

Early this Thanksgiving morning police were chasing a car who’s driver wouldn’t stop, turning off their headlights at times to avoid being caught. The driver eventually lost control, jumped a curb, drove off a cliff—flipping the car onto its roof. The driver and passenger then fled on foot–one quickly caught nearby. View Thanksgiving Day crash […]

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 […]

4th annual Pacific Beach “Scavenger Hunt” pub crawl

4th annual Pacific Beach “Scavenger Hunt” pub crawl

October 16, 2010 No Comments

Here’s a video posted by a group that had it’s 4th annual scavenger hunt in Pacific Beach with as they report over 200 people. There are a number of activities and by all accounts it looks like they have many drinking games over the course of the event… supported by the people serving the alcohol […]

BeachFest Drunk Visits BeachFest

BeachFest Drunk Visits BeachFest

October 16, 2010 No Comments

Here’s a video of a visitor to the Pacific Beach BeachFest held this past weekend. I’m wondering how many similar losers we will attract if they allow a beer garden next year too? It’s unknown if this guy was in the beer garden this year but, we’re keenly aware that we will attract such people […]

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 […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Beach Ordinance, The Problems
Partiers driving through PB provide video

Partiers driving through PB provide video

September 26, 2010 1 Comment

Here’s a video found on YouTube.com of some people drinking in their car (while the driver is using her phone). Does PB attract these people from around the region? Here’s links to other videos from the same group… Day Drinkers Part 1 Day Drinkers Part 2 Day Drinkers Part 3

Drunk found on bathroom floor – after illegal entry

Drunk found on bathroom floor – after illegal entry

September 26, 2010 No Comments

Found this post on YouTube.com today of a guy passed out in someone else’s bathroom – clutching a pair of scissors from the residents home. Here’s how the person posting the video described the situation: “I woke up in the middle of the night to use my bathroom. To my surprise there was someone already […]

Kate Sessions Park Neighbors May Get Relief

August 16, 2010 No Comments

The San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has again reviewed Kate O. Sessions Park as it relates to allowing alcohol consumption there. Neighbors have complained of many problems including public urination (in front of their kids), drunkenness, partiers trashing the place, using city water without authorization (for their slippery slides?) and a number of other […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Drunk in Public, Kate Sessions Park, Local Laws
Charger Steves Wild Rides – Car Show or Cabaret?

Charger Steves Wild Rides – Car Show or Cabaret?

August 15, 2010 11 Comments

If you missed the car show this weekend in Pacific Beach you missed seeing many amazingly beautiful autos from the 1920’s through today. I would love to support this event in the future but, am concerned by what transpired to get this show approved.

Public Urination Wins the Holiday Weekend

July 31, 2010 No Comments

PacificBeacher (an independent blogger) was on the scene at Kate Sessions Park this 4th of July weekend. Among the highlights? -The fire department giving jello wrestlers a hand by using their hose to spray some H20 into the ring. -One of the female wrestlers stumbling out of the ring and openly pulling jello from her […]

Drunk in Public, Holidays, Kate Sessions Park

2010 Floatopia on Mission Bay : Sail Bay

July 16, 2010 No Comments

One of the last Floatopia events will take place July 17, 2010. Our hope is that no one is seriously injured. Revelers use a loophole in the 2008 San Diego beach alcohol ordinance to continue their excessive drinking – caring little for the Sail Bay residents, families visiting the only family-friendly park in the area […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Floatopia

Streetlights needing repair – pedestrian and driver hazards

July 6, 2010 No Comments

Update: Well, it’s been almost 7 months now and most if not all of the nearly 70 streetlights reported back in December 2009 are still not repaired. After another survey tonight we found an additional 39 burned out lights. We weren’t able to add these new lights to the map right away but, you get […]

Business District, Commentary, Infrastructure Issues

July 4: No parking available at San Diego beaches

July 4, 2010 No Comments

According to San Diego police Lt. James Filley, all public parking lots from Ocean Beach to Torrey Pines are currently full. By Staff, City News Service Sunday, July 4, 2010 If you weren’t parked at a San Diego city beach by 10 a.m. to enjoy 4th of July activities, you are too late. According to […]

Holidays, Parking

PB Community Leader on KPBS with ABC, SD Police and Bar Representative

July 1, 2010 No Comments

KPBS did an interview to discuss the alcohol issues in Pacific Beach with Scott Chipman from the PB Planning Group, Andra Brown from the San Diego Police, Jennifer Hill from the ABC and Eric Ligenfelder from the Tavern, a local bar.

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, CUP/DAO, Solutions

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

Holiday Beachgoers Keep PB Businesses Busy

May 31, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — An estimated 800,000 peopled headed to San Diego-area beaches during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, and the impact of local and tourist dollars has been felt by local businesses. On Monday, several Pacific Beach businesses put up the welcome signs for locals and tourists heading to the beach on a sunny day. […]

Business District, Good News PB Beaches, Holidays

Kate Sessions Booze Ban Could Move Parties To Other Parks

May 31, 2010 No Comments

Kate Sessions Park Is One Of 20 SD Parks Where Alcohol Is Permitted SAN DIEGO — Considered one of the post popular places to drink alcohol on a holiday in San Diego County, a proposed alcohol ban could end the parties at Kate Sessions Neighborhood Park.The park was once again a popular destination this Memorial […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Kate Sessions Park

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

Pub Crawl through PB

April 13, 2010 No Comments

Here’s a video of small group going to several bars over the afternoon and evening.

Alcohol Culture in PB

Letter to Editor: Pacific Beach has more to offer than Floatopia

April 2, 2010 No Comments

Letters to the Editor San Diego Union Tribune A recent commentary (“Floatopia and the beach booze ban,” March 25) described an isolated incident of spring break partyers (sic) taking advantage of a loophole. The author took the opportunity to take this legal issue and somehow connected it to the local business environment of Pacific Beach. […]

Business District, Commentary

An open letter to San Diego and State officials and all colleagues

March 14, 2010 1 Comment

Here’s a letter I sent to our city and state leaders as well as many colleagues: Executive Summary: Visit www.pbSpirits.com, join newsletter, leave feedback on posts, invite others Dear Friends and colleagues, I wanted to invite you to visit a new website created to illustrate and document the levels of alcohol issues in Pacific Beach. […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoints Record Breaking for San Diego

March 8, 2010 No Comments

Pacific Beach DUI checkpoints shown in red yield far more drunk drivers than most San Diego areas. Click the image for an enlarged image or click here for a PDF. Checkpoints are often seen as high-visibility reminders and not necessarily the most effective enforcement opportunity, i.e. compared to saturation patrols. However, in my limited-knowledge opinion […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Business District, Commentary, Drunk Drivers, 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

Pacific Beach Alcohol Related Deaths and Serious Injuries – Who’s Next?

March 6, 2010 No Comments

In Memory Of Those Murdered or Critically Injured by Drunk Drivers in Pacific Beach This website was created to honor the memory of the many people who have been killed or critically injured by drunks, especially drunk drivers, who were drinking in Pacific Beach the day of their crime. Enough is enough. As a community […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Binge Drinking, Business District, Commentary, Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers, Local Laws, The Problems

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

Pacific Beach – San Diego Votes No to Cuervo Games

March 3, 2010 5 Comments

The Special Events Committee, comprised of representatives from the Pacific Beach Town Council, PB Planning committee and Discover PB the local Business Improvement District met this evening to review and make recommendations to the city about, a special event called Cuervo (Tequila) Games. Many members from the community, including myself, attended to hear the pitch […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Special Events

Pacific Beach: Violent Crimes Up 23% over 2008

February 28, 2010 No Comments

We provide many statistics in our Key Facts page found in our top navigation area. One latest analysis looks at 2007-2009 Federal Index crimes. These are crime numbers every major city in America sends the FBI for compilation. A major development in our beach communities is the elimination of all legal alcohol use in the […]

Business District, Commentary, Crime and Safety

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 […]

Tags: , , Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants, Business District, Other Communities

Cuervo Tequila Games in PB?

February 25, 2010 1 Comment

The Pacific Beach Special Events Committee called a special meeting on March 3 at 6pm (see link and click here for a post related to this meeting). The one item on the agenda? Cuervo Games. Turns out Cuervo Tequila is hosting an X-games type event in cities all over the US, starting in Orlando in […]

Tags: , , , Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Special Events

Street Lights Needing Repair – dangerous pedestrian hazard

December 29, 2009 No Comments

Many important intersections in PB are in need of streetlight repair or replacement. The following is a map of these streetlights. This map will also be sent over to the San Diego City Streets Division so they can make the necessary repairs. Here’s the list in a spreadsheet format. We’ll report back when they are […]

Business District, Commentary, Infrastructure Issues

The Wild West – for those who dare…

December 27, 2009 No Comments

Welcome to the pbSpirits.com blog. This blog focuses on alcohol-related issues in Pacific Beach, California. We look forward to helping continue the dialog about our significant alcohol-related issues so that we can together develop solutions.

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

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 […]

Tags: , , Alcohol Culture in PB, Bars and Restaurants, Binge Drinking, Drunk in Public

Pacific Beach Holiday Parade canceled

November 19, 2009 No Comments

The annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade, which had been scheduled for Dec. 13, has been canceled due to a lack of funding. “It’s highly dependent on sponsorships, and all year long sponsorships have been down,” said Sara Berns of Discover Pacific Beach, the nonprofit that organizes the event. “People are just sad about it.” Discover […]

Holidays

Crime Watch: Man breaking up fight stabs Marine

November 14, 2009 No Comments

What began as a friendly drunken tussle ended with a Marine being stabbed early yesterday, San Diego police said. The incident began about 2 a.m. when two Marines who had been drinking at a bar began to “play” fight at Cass Street and Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach because one was trying to stop the […]

Tags: Alcohol Culture in PB, Crime and Safety
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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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