Archive for Crime and Safety

Surf’s Up: PB Sign Surfs Grand Ave.

Surf’s Up: PB Sign Surfs Grand Ave.

June 15, 2011 2 Comments

At approximately 7am this morning a driver leveled a city sign, tree and plowed through the Pacific Beach wave sign on Grand Ave. near Bond St. (map) The sign was loaded up into PB Town Council President Joe Wilding’s truck who volunteered to transport the sign rather than have the city need to pay for […]

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 […]

Many Other NFL Players Getting DUIs since 2010

Many Other NFL Players Getting DUIs since 2010

May 11, 2011 6 Comments

After making a post about the Charger’s Applewhite getting a DUI and researching the history of our players and their DUI charges (among many other charges not DUI-related) I found many other NFL players that have been arrested since January 2010. To date 21 players, a couple of coaches and a team owner. The NFL […]

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 […]

PB DUI Checkpoint yields 25 Arrests – Again…

April 16, 2011 No Comments

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

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

Drunk Man Crossing Street In PB Hit By Car

April 6, 2011 No Comments

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

Drunk in Public, PB in SD Media

US senators urge end to drunk driver ‘apps’

March 22, 2011 No Comments

US senators on Tuesday pressed Google, Apple, and Blackberry maker Research in Motion to pull the plug on applications that can help drunk drivers use smart phones to elude police checkpoints. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall urged the hi-tech giants to stop selling the […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers
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 […]

Women fighting in 7-11

Women fighting in 7-11

January 19, 2011 No Comments

Two women were involved in a fight in a Pacific Beach 7-11. Other’s started fighting as well while many simply looked on. Police intervened. Source: YouTube

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

Fight At Bar West Sends Man To Hospital (Football Star Allegedly Involved)

December 13, 2010 No Comments

A man in his 20s was hospitalized following a fist fight in a Pacific Beach parking lot early Monday that may have involved San Diego Chargers wide receiver Legedu Naanee, police said. The fight at Cass and Hornblend streets was reported around 2:15 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros. When police arrived […]

Assault
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 […]

Two drivers suspected of drinking collide in Pacific Beach

November 16, 2010 No Comments

Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a Tuesday night collision in Pacific Beach which left them and two passengers injured. A 25-year-old woman was driving south on Pendleton Street about 11:15 p.m. in a Volkswagen Jetta when she came to the intersection of Garnet Avenue, where she was going to make […]

Drunk Drivers

Drunk Driving Crash in Pacific Beach

October 27, 2010 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH – A suspected drunk driver left a portion of Pacific Beach without electricity and contributed to congestion with the morning commute Wednesday. It happened at about 1:30 a.m. at Balboa Avenue and Garnet Avenue when the driver lost control of her car and slammed into an electrical box. The damage knocked out power […]

Drunk Drivers
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 […]

San Diego Leads Nation In Drunken Driving Violations

September 27, 2010 No Comments

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

Drunk Drivers, PB in National Media
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 […]

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

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

September 20, 2010 No Comments

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

Hit and Run Driver hits Pedestrian at Cass St. and Grand Ave. this morning

Hit and Run Driver hits Pedestrian at Cass St. and Grand Ave. this morning

August 28, 2010 No Comments

About 12 a.m. this morning a pedestrian was injured by a hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian was crossing the west side of Cass St. at Garnet Ave., and was struck near the time he reached the north travel lane. The victim was taken to the hospital while police investigators spent several hours at the scene collecting […]

Booze ban moves closer at popular park

Booze ban moves closer at popular park

August 20, 2010 No Comments

Residents are imploring a San Diego City Council committee to endorse a blanket ban on alcohol at Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park, saying they’ve suffered enough since voters approved a beach booze ban in 2008 and sent more drinkers to their Pacific Beach neighborhood. The Park & Recreation Board had voted 8-1 Thursday to side […]

Two men stabbed in Pacific Beach

August 20, 2010 No Comments

Two men were injured early Friday morning and another was arrested after police said he attacked them with a knife. The victims and another man, all in their 20s, were walking on Fogg Street near Garnet Avenue about 3:45 a.m. when the attacker approached them, San Diego police said. The group began to fight and […]

Assault

Compromise in works for park booze ban

August 18, 2010 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. -The battle over the Kate Sessions Park booze ban in Pacific Beach continued with a report filed Monday detailing the recommendations for the ban. The report was filed by Clay Bingham, deputy director of Community Parks Division, and aims to provide a compromise. Input was received from people on both sides of […]

Drunk in Public, Kate Sessions Park

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
Alleged drunk driver crashes into La Jolla restaurant

Alleged drunk driver crashes into La Jolla restaurant

August 16, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunk driver barreled over a sidewalk and straight into a La Jolla restaurant Sunday evening sending three teens and a man to local hospitals, according to officials. Three teenagers were seriously injured and a man suffered minor injures when a 67-year-old man drove his Chrysler off the road and crashed […]

Crash victim details scene at Bird Rock cafe

August 16, 2010 No Comments

 Bird Rock resident Sherry Macelli described the scene at Cass Street Cafe when a suspected drunk driver’s car barreled through the front of the restaurant as she and her husband sat down to eat. They were seated near the window fronting the parking lot, she said, when “we heard a girl’s scream outside.” The […]

Drunk Drivers, La Jolla

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

Floatopia: San Diego – July 17

July 20, 2010 No Comments

Things were relatively mild in the Floatopia held today. There was a significant police, rescue and lifeguard force at the ready – their not knowing if 1,500 or 5,000 would show up to the event. My belief is the biggest mitigating factor to the event being small in size, compared to previous events, is that […]

Binge Drinking, Commentary, Floatopia
San Diego (Pacific Beach) homeowner finds naked man asleep on sofa

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

July 5, 2010 No Comments

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

Man stabbed in PB brawl

June 24, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — A drunk man was stabbed in a brawl in Pacific Beach early Thursday, San Diego police said. The 47-year-old victim got into an argument with two men on Felspar Street near Everts Street about 3:10 a.m. and was stabbed when the fight turned physical, police said. He was taken to a hospital […]

Assault, Drunk in Public

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
Alcohol Culture of Pacific Beach – Slideshow

Alcohol Culture of Pacific Beach – Slideshow

June 14, 2010 2 Comments

Here’s a slideshow pbSpirits.com created and presented to the gathering attendees of the June 2010 Pacific Beach Planning Group’s community forum. The forum is the culmination of much work done by their Alcohol License Review committee’s and included a visit from Ventura’s police officer trained by the ABC to oversee their conditional use permit. This […]

Skateboarder Breaks Leg In Hit-And-Run Crash

May 31, 2010 No Comments

Incident Happened In Pacific Beach; Driver Sought SAN DIEGO — A skateboarder was recovering Monday from the injuries he suffered after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. The accident occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday, at the intersection of Olney Street and Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach, said San Diego police Sgt. R. Hastings. The 22-year-old […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

Chula Vista checkpoint snares one DUI suspect

May 22, 2010 No Comments

CHULA VISTA — Officers arrested one drunken driving suspect and impounded 18 vehicles at an overnight checkpoint that ended early today, Chula Vista police said. The checkpoint was staffed at Main Street near Broadway from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Officers gave field sobriety tests to seven drivers and arrested one, said officer Kenneth […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Some Enchanted Gathering…

May 8, 2010 No Comments

“He’s drunk off his ass…wavin’ his dick around,” said one SDPD officer to another as he pointed to a young man wearing a thong and wading through the waters at Fiesta Island’s “Enchanted Cove” on May 8. “Floatopia,” another beer-drinking event with a floating problem, began at 11 a.m. and was expected to continue through […]

Drunk in Public, Floatopia

Drunk Driving Accident

May 2, 2010 No Comments

Here’s a video of a drunk driving crash in the core Pacific Beach business district.

Drunk Drivers

Checkpoint yields 13 Drunk Drivers and One Party Bus

May 2, 2010 No Comments

San Diego: Police conducted a DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach and arrested 13 people Saturday night. The checkpoint was set up on Grand Avenue near Noyes street in front of Mission Bay High School about 9 p.m. and ran until 2:30 a.m., said Officer Mark McCullough. Of the 1.126 drivers that passed through, 40 were […]

Checkpoints, Designated Drivers, Drunk Drivers, Party Buses

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

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Yields Nineteen Arrests

March 14, 2010 3 Comments

This blog author witnessed a DUI checkpoint here in Pacific Beach last night which ended at 3 am. Many dedicated San Diego Police officers worked in very chilly weather screening over 1,000 drivers. All told 19 drunk drivers were taken off the road – potentially saving very avoidable disasters. Two people ran the checkpoint putting […]

Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers

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

6 Arrested in Chula Vista DUI Checkpoint

March 13, 2010 No Comments

Six motorists were arrested, including a fugitive sex offender, at a drunken driving checkpoint held in Chula Vista through early Saturday morning, police said. The checkpoint was operated on Third Avenue near Moss Street from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers arrested one driver on a warrant issued in Arizona for being a […]

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

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

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

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

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

10 Arrested at DUI Checkpoint

February 14, 2010 No Comments

Ten people were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, two others were given tickets and 11 vehicles were impounded at a drunken driving checkpoint that wrapped up early Sunday, San Diego police said. More than 1,000 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in the 1500 block of First Avenue between 10 p.m. Saturday and […]

Drunk Drivers

DUI Suspect Who Hit Three People Enters Plea

February 2, 2010 No Comments

SAN DIEGO – A motorist who drove his SUV into a parked car, then pulled onto a sidewalk and pinned three people against a wall, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to DUI and hit-and-run charges. Jon Arly Winchester, 26, was ordered held on $103,600 bail. Deputy District Attorney David Uyar told Judge Francis Devaney that Winchester […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run
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DUI Driver Strikes Police Car – Officer Rushed to Hospital

News reel courtesy Fox5 News A San Diego police officer was taken to the hospital by ambulance at approximately...

Man stabbed in back while walking with girlfriend

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the back Thursday while walking with his girlfriend in Pacific Beach, police said....

Pacific Beach 2000 vs. 2010 Census News

Here is a report of the new 2010 US Census compared to 2000 numbers in various categories. My goal...

Man sought in Pacific Beach hit-and-run

Update: See ‘Driver Ordered to Pay Friend’s Medical Costs‘ – the final sentence for this DUI driver. SAN DIEGO...

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

This is yet another confirmation that there is a significant DUI problem in Pacific Beach. See this link for...

A Few August Nights in Pacific Beach

These videos include various incidents witnessed by this author during the month of August 2011. Learn more about potential...

PB Planning Group Approves Submitting Report to City (again)

The Pacific Beach Planning Group approved by a vote of 11-5 with one abstention, to submit a report their...

Thumbs Up for California Kebab!

Here’s a letter I sent to the San Diego Police Vice Department, the ABC as well as a number...

Video Gallery

Last Night in Pacific Beach Eight Days of Pacific Beach Nightlife Video prompts Proposed Permit for PB Bars and...

DUI checkpoint moved (with direction from City Hall) from Pacific Beach

Police say checkpoint moved to downtown to ‘spread enforcement wealth’ PACIFIC BEACH — A DUI checkpoint planned for the...

‘Statue’ stolen from Pacific Beach restaurant

An advertising agency is offering a reward for information leading to the return of a $10,000 life-size statue that...

Letter from a reader…

From a reader: Not surprising you didn’t post this article to your web site. It doesn’t help your cause....

A Few Nights in July 2011

Here’s a video of a few nights in July 2011. This past Saturday morning, when a DUI driver could’ve...

Group pushes for crackdown on PB bars

A group of Pacific Beach residents has not given up trying to convince City Hall to impose added regulations...

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

Nearly 60 people cleaned up the shoreline, streets and sidewalks in Pacific Beach Tuesday to erase tickets for minor...

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

Program Participants Pay $40 Fee, Complete Five Hours Of Community Service A new community service program launched on Tuesday...

Armed man stabbed at Pacific Beach party

An armed man who showed up at a neighbor’s house in Pacific Beach early Saturday to complain about a...

PB, Alcohol and You Creating Forward Movement

Focus on alcohol-related and other safety issues in Pacific Beach, California What’s going on? There are many residents, businesses...

More PB Fights reported by YouTube users

Here’s a couple more fights in Pacific Beach in the last few weeks – brought to you by YouTube’rs...

DUI Driver Flips Car on Ingraham

A woman came to the PB Town Council meeting this summer to express her grave concerns about the number...

Open Letter to the PB Shore Club

Dear Shore Club, You’re spamming our community with your posters promoting Shore Club’s 2nd annual Oyster Event being held...

Surf’s Up: PB Sign Surfs Grand Ave.

At approximately 7am this morning a driver leveled a city sign, tree and plowed through the Pacific Beach wave...

Last Night in Pacific Beach

This video is of a variety of things seen yesterday, Saturday evening in Pacific Beach… All after 12:30 am...

Many Other NFL Players Getting DUIs since 2010

After making a post about the Charger’s Applewhite getting a DUI and researching the history of our players and...

Home in PB and the living’s easy

Perhaps every San Diego State student debates moving to Pacific Beach. The rumors are alluring, but the mystery of...

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

Pacific Beach seems to draw the worst out of our NFL Chargers players. What are the odds that such...

Yelp.com Reviewers Describe Pacific Beach

Hat’s off to the problem PB bars and restaurants who are doing such a great job ruining our community’s...

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

A Pacific Beach alcohol licensee was approved to continue operations in PB and also recently applied to sell full-spirits...

PB DUI Checkpoint yields 25 Arrests – Again…

… At the Pacific Beach checkpoint, on Grand Avenue near Culver Street, San Diego police officers screened 725 vehicles,...

Drunk Man Crossing Street In PB Hit By Car

A 23-year-old man is recuperating Wednesday after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a Pacific...

US senators urge end to drunk driver ‘apps’

US senators on Tuesday pressed Google, Apple, and Blackberry maker Research in Motion to pull the plug on applications...

Just 8 Days of Pacific Beach’s Nightlife

Recently, Channel 10 News featured a story where a small portion of video I shot over 6 months in...

St. Patrick’s Day in PB 2011

Check out what PB looked like last night on St. Patrick’s Day. We appreciate the police presence in PB...

Telling SDSU study on overserving from local bars

A telling survey which you can see in it’s entirety here was done by San Diego State University (SDSU)...

Video Prompts Proposed Permit For PB Bars, Restaurants

Check out the story at Channel 10 News featuring a film shot in PB over about a 6 month...

Designated driver sign

Designated driver sign Originally uploaded by pbSpirits Bar encouraging people to use designated driver progeam. Do these designated driver...

Parked Hare Krishna van struck

Parked Hare Krishna van struck Originally uploaded by pbSpirits Looks like the Hare Krishna van got rear ended on...

Dueling Ideologies In Pacific Beach

It is just before noon on a Saturday morning and many of the collegic inhabitants of Pacific Beach are...

Women fighting in 7-11

Two women were involved in a fight in a Pacific Beach 7-11. Other’s started fighting as well while many...

Police Say Chargers’ Naanee Not Involved In PB Fight

Amir Khan Severely Injured In Incident At Bar West POSTED: 10:57 am PST December 14, 2010 SAN DIEGO —...

Fight At Bar West Sends Man To Hospital (Football Star Allegedly Involved)

A man in his 20s was hospitalized following a fist fight in a Pacific Beach parking lot early Monday...

Thankful in Pacific Beach this Thanksgiving morning

Early this Thanksgiving morning police were chasing a car who’s driver wouldn’t stop, turning off their headlights at times...

Two drivers suspected of drinking collide in Pacific Beach

Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a Tuesday night collision in Pacific Beach which left...

Drunk Driving Crash in Pacific Beach

PACIFIC BEACH – A suspected drunk driver left a portion of Pacific Beach without electricity and contributed to congestion...

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

In Frommer’s San Diego 2010 a review on Tower 23 includes: “…the PB party atmosphere still pervades. Don’t be...

4th annual Pacific Beach “Scavenger Hunt” pub crawl

Here’s a video posted by a group that had it’s 4th annual scavenger hunt in Pacific Beach with as...

BeachFest Drunk Visits BeachFest

Here’s a video of a visitor to the Pacific Beach BeachFest held this past weekend. I’m wondering how many...

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

Couple’s RENTED luxury car ends up in the Pacific after beach joyride What’s worse than accidentally driving your own...

Summary of Union Tribune beach-alcohol articles 1990-2007

To help put beach alcohol-issues today in perspective of our recent history here’s a summary of events from 1990-2007...

San Diego Leads Nation In Drunken Driving Violations

Read the complete story from insurance.com According to Insurance.com, San Diego Has The Most Alcohol-Related Driving Violations Among 20...