Archive for Crime and Safety

Driver Slams Into Parked Car, Hits 3 While Fleeing

January 29, 2010 No Comments

3 Struck Were Outside The Silver Fox Lounge SAN DIEGO — A suspected drunken driver who slammed into a parked car and threw his vehicle into reverse in his haste to flee struck three pedestrians standing outside a Pacific Beach bar early Friday, police said. The driver was arrested at his home in nearby Clairemont […]

Drunk Drivers

Man stabbed outside restaurant

January 17, 2010 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH — A man trying to stop a fight was stabbed outside a Pacific Beach restaurant early Sunday morning. The victim was in a crowd of several people outside Han’s Boardwok Asian Kitchen on Mission Boulevard near Hornblend Street about 2 a.m. when another man walked up and tried to start a fight with […]

Assault

PB drunk driver wrecks another’s car, knocks out water pipe and hits building

January 5, 2010 No Comments

A suspected drunk driver did a lot of damage this morning in Pacific Beach. About 1:40 am, after going out of control near the Catamaran Hotel, the driver hit a parked BMW, ran through a water pipe,  fence and then hit an apartment building, caving in the side of the structure. The San Diego Fire […]

Drunk Drivers

2009 San Diego Holiday DUI’s Skyrocket

January 2, 2010 No Comments

Three people were killed over the holiday period in San Diego, including a 21 year-old pregnant woman, Elaina Luquis-Ortiz by the suspected drunk driver Joseph Venegas, 40, of San Diego. Mrs. Luquis-Ortiz’s husband had only just returned from deployment in Iraq. Steven Luke of NBCSanDiego.com reports: “A huge spike in the number of drunk driving […]

Drunk Drivers

We Support Ignition Interlocks for Convicted Drunk Drivers

December 28, 2009 No Comments

Studies have shown that ignition interlocks can decrease repeat offenses by 64%. We have the technology and we know how to reverse the trend, but the laws haven’t been passed yet making this technology mandatory for ALL convicted DUI offenders. MADD.org In the news: Two senators plan to introduce legislation Monday requiring convicted drunk drivers to […]

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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

Designated Driver Booked For DUI After Fatal Crash

December 13, 2009 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — A man described as a designated driver was in custody Monday, booked for alleged DUI and vehicular manslaughter, following a fiery crash that killed a man in Torrey Pines, police said. Michael Patrick Landri was driving an Infiniti G35 that rear-ended a Volkswagen Passat at Genesee Avenue and Torrey Pines Road around […]

Designated Drivers, 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

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
PB Hate Crime Suspects Still on the Loose

PB Hate Crime Suspects Still on the Loose

November 12, 2009 No Comments

Assault Occurred Just Outside of Nick’s Suspects are still on the loose after participating in an assault Saturday night, near Nick’s at Nite in Pacific Beach. The victims say the assault should be classified as a hate crime. One of the victims, who wishes not to be identified for fear of discrimination at work, told […]

Man assaulted outside Pacific Beach bar

October 29, 2009 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. – San Diego police are asking for the public’s help in finding three men wanted in connection with an assault in Pacific Beach that sent a man to the hospital with broken bones in his neck. The victim and two of his friends intervened in an argument going on between one of […]

Assault, Crime and Safety

DA: Cops Warned He Would ‘Kill Someone’

October 5, 2009 No Comments

Trial began Monday for a man accused of driving drunk and fatally striking a woman in a Pacific Beach crosswalk. Only prosecutors gave an opening statement at the trial of Alan Mabrey, 46, who investigators believe is responsible for the death of Emily Dowdy, 24. Dowdy was walking on Mission Boulevard at Reed Avenue in […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

Eight Cars Wrecked by Suspected Drunk Driver in Pacific Beach

September 22, 2009 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH – A suspected drunk driver in Pacific Beach crashed through a parking gate and then smashed into eight parked cars Tuesday morning. It happened shortly after 3 a.m. at the Avalon Apartment Complex at Jewell Street and Fortuna Avenue. The driver crashed through a parking gate and went out of control inside the […]

Drunk Drivers
First Year of Alcohol-Free Beaches Yields Stunning Results

First Year of Alcohol-Free Beaches Yields Stunning Results

August 21, 2009 No Comments

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

Matthew Koerber | MADD DUI Officer of the Year

July 4, 2009 1 Comment

If you’re out driving drunk, there’s a good chance you’ll meet up with San Diego police Officer Matthew Koerber. Koerber arrested 320 drunken-driving suspects last year — the most DUI arrests in the county and second-most in the state. We recently spoke with San Diego’s 2008 DUI Officer of the Year about what he looks […]

Drunk Drivers

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

Local Doctor Has Seen Enough Drunk Driving Deaths

February 13, 2009 No Comments

Last Update: 2/13/2009 7:29 a Reported by Kristine Frazao Dr. Fred Simon was on duty Saturday night, when 24-year-old Emily Dowdy was rushed in to the hospital after being struck and killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. While her case was one of the severe ones he sees, he said alcohol is […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

Man pleads not guilty to murder in P.B. fatal hit-run

February 11, 2009 No Comments

By Dana Littlefield, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 5:26 p.m. SAN DIEGO – A 45-year-old man accused of drunken-driving and hitting a pedestrian in Pacific Beach, causing her death, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and other felony charges. Alan Mabrey is charged with killing Emily Cathleen Dowdy, 24, a shift supervisor […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

In Memory of Miss Emily Dowdy

February 5, 2009 No Comments

This website is in part a tribute to Miss Emily Dowdy who was tragically taken from her loving mom, family and friends by a 7-time convicted drunk driver, drawn to Pacific Beach to drink just days after being released from prison in Texas – for drunk driving. What are we going to do to be […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers

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

Man acquitted in single-punch death, assault

October 4, 2008 No Comments

A Pacific Beach man who killed a man with a single punch to the head and claimed self-defense was acquitted yesterday of second-degree murder. Sam Bonsu also was acquitted in San Diego Superior Court of a voluntary manslaughter charge for the death of Nathaniel “Nat” Ward, 25, last May. After deliberating since Wednesday, the jury […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Assault, Crime and Safety

Hit-and-run victim beefs up reward to help catch driver

August 11, 2008 No Comments

PACIFIC BEACH — Leslie Nunez doesn’t remember the night a hit-and-run driver nearly killed her, but she still gets chills when she goes back to the Pacific Beach intersection where it happened. After multiple surgeries and a year of rehabilitation, Nunez, 28, of Rancho San Diego returned to make one last attempt to catch the […]

Crime and Safety, Hit and Run

Binge Drinking – More Needed to Fight

August 9, 2008 No Comments

Letter to the Editor Normal Heights More needed to fight binge drinking Regarding “Police review rise in rape cases/More cases linked to binge drinking” (Our Region, July 29): It’s not clear from the article whether the spike in rape cases is a direct result of binge drinking. Is the article suggesting there is some new […]

Binge Drinking, Commentary, Crime and Safety

DUI checkpoint yields 6 arrests, 2 citations

May 12, 2008 No Comments

Deputies arrested six motorists and cited two others at a DUI checkpoint Saturday night in Vista. Six motorists were held on suspicion of drunken driving, and two motorists under 21 were cited on suspicion of drinking alcohol before driving. The arrests were made on East Vista Way near Oak Drive, where nearly 1,400 vehicles were […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Resident, guest both shot in struggle over weapon at house party

May 3, 2008 No Comments

Two men suffered gunshot wounds as they apparently struggled over a weapon at a house party early yesterday, police said. The fight between a resident and a guest broke out sometime before 2 a.m. at the home on Diamond Street, San Diego police said. Multiple shots were fired during the struggle. Officers were notified of […]

Assault, House Parties

Man stabbed in chest with samurai sword

April 11, 2008 No Comments

Two roommates got into a fight Wednesday night in Pacific Beach, and one man stabbed the other with a samurai sword, San Diego police said. Police said the fight was reported just before midnight on Law Street near Cass Street. The victim was stabbed in his upper-right chest and was taken to a hospital. He […]

Assault

Another alcohol-related death in Pacific Beach – How many will it take?

April 8, 2008 No Comments

Yet another death in the beach community of Pacific Beach. This time it’s by young people celebrating a birthday at a bonfire, presumably at the beach or bay park. As it turns out the young man that lost his life was 19 years old. Here are the stories that relate to this tragic accident this […]

Crime and Safety

2 hurt in hit-and-run, one Navy Seal

April 2, 2008 No Comments

April 5, 2008 Update from the San Diego Union Tribune: …Witnesses claimed the pedestrians, Salvatore Defranco, 24 and Damon Seamons, 24, were not fighting, as police first reported, but arguing as they crossed the street. Defranco’s head injuries are considered life-threatening, police said. Original Story: San Diego police are investigating a felony hit-and-run in Pacific […]

Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers, Drunk in Public

Fishy Letter to Editor: Driver checkpoints yield few arrests

March 25, 2008 No Comments

Is it just me or is it strange to you that an alcohol-industry executive would write a letter to the editor about not doing DUI checkpoints and encouraging doing more roving patrols? What could be her motive? Getting more of her clients (bars/restaurants/stores) customers arrested? Hmmmmm. Here’s the letter: Chula Vista police spent a lot […]

Checkpoints, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

2-day police checkpoint nets seven DUI arrests

March 21, 2008 No Comments

CHULA VISTA: Seven people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving during a police checkpoint conducted Friday and Saturday, Chula Vista police said. Officers contacted 518 drivers in the two days in the city, including at the checkpoint at Bonita Road and Willow Street. Roughly 50 drivers were cited for various violations, such as driving […]

Checkpoints, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

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

Suspected drunken driver injured after hitting tree

February 27, 2008 No Comments

A drunken driving suspect was injured Monday night after the car he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree. The 24-year-old was heading north on Lamont Street not far from Crown Point Drive just after 10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve, San Diego police said. The man was taken […]

Drunk Drivers

Sergeant’s shot misses; man with gun arrested

January 26, 2008 No Comments

A San Diego police sergeant shot at a man who allegedly pointed a gun at him Saturday night. The officer’s bullet missed, and the man was arrested. No one was injured. About 10:30 p.m., the sergeant was driving east on Grand Avenue near Jewel Street when he heard several gunshots, then spotted two men walking […]

Assault, Crime and Safety

Man’s death ruled accidental

December 12, 2007 No Comments

The death of a man whose body was found in a restaurant parking lot in Pacific Beach Sunday morning has been ruled accidental.The 41-year-old man died of acute alcohol abuse, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday. The man was found behind Joe’s Crab Shack on Ocean Boulevard north of the Crystal Pier, San Diego police […]

Drunk in Public

Man run over in Pacific Beach alley

December 5, 2007 No Comments

A 30-year-old man was run over early Wednesday morning outside a Pacific Beach bar after a friend he was with got into an argument with a man, police said. After the two men exchanged words shortly after midnight near a bar on Garnet Avenue near Everts Street, the assailant got into his SUV and the […]

Drunk Drivers, Drunk in Public, Hit and Run

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

Woman steps out of taxi into path of motorcycle in Pacific Beach

October 4, 2007 2 Comments

SAN DIEGO – A woman who police said was intoxicated was seriously hurt in Pacific Beach early Thursday morning when she got out of the back of a taxicab and stepped into the path of a motorcycle.Police said the woman, who is in her 20s, closed the door, turned and walked into oncoming traffic on […]

Drunk Drivers

Jan-Jul 2006 vs. 2007 PB Crime Statistics Analysis

September 23, 2007 No Comments

Federal Index Crimes are tracked by the FBI and include certain major crimes including murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglaries, theft by type, size and vehicle theft. A report by the San Diego Police to a news organization (link) in 2004 revealed that only 8% of all 911 calls end up being reported Federal […]

Crime and Safety

Drunk woman on beach

September 22, 2007 1 Comment

Drunk Woman on Pacific Beach Here’s a short video of a drunk woman on the beach. Her girlfriends are trying to coax her to get up while a lifeguard explains that if she doesn’t she’ll be headed to detox. Source: YouTube.com

Drunk in Public

Woman Raped In Pacific Beach Alley – Suspect Released, Mistaken Identity?

September 21, 2007 2 Comments

A 45-year-old Pacific Beach man who was arrested early Friday on suspicion of raping a 21-year-old woman has been released from jail. No charges were filed by the county District Attorney’s office. Timothy Michael Sullivan was released without having to post bail on Monday night. In an e-mail to the San Diego Union-Tribune this morning, […]

Crime and Safety

Man shot twice in leg in Pacific Beach [2 a.m. Garnet Avenue]

September 17, 2007 No Comments

UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM 7:54 a.m. September 17, 2007 SAN DIEGO – A man was shot twice in the leg in Pacific Beach early Monday morning. The victim was on Garnet Avenue near Bayard Street just after 2 a.m. when he was confronted by a man who fired three shots at him, San Diego police […]

Assault, Drunk in Public

Skater kids harassing homeless person – dystroying her bike

September 9, 2007 No Comments

Was down on the boardwalk where I came upon a group of skater kids who were badgering a woman I’ve seen around town for some time. I believe she’s homeless and I think she’s a bit mentally disturbed. The two primary antagonist young men, around 18-20 along with about 8 others  from 15-18 ,  were […]

Crime and Safety

Two drivers caught after fleeing from checkpoint (Lemon Grove)

September 9, 2007 No Comments

Kristina Davis. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 9, 2007. pg. B.3 It was a wild night for sheriff’s deputies conducting a DUI checkpoint in Lemon Grove as they chased down a driver who crashed into a patrol car and they fired shots at another motorist who attempted to run them […]

Drunk Drivers

Drunk passed out on my front door – and it’s only 4:45pm

September 8, 2007 No Comments

I was helping a neighbor move a sofa into his apartment just now. A woman came walking by my place staggering pretty heavily. She had a seat on my front step and I asked her if she was alright. She was mumbling incoherently. I asked her if she wanted a glass of water – my […]

Drunk in Public

Another New Record – 27 DUI’s in one Checkpoint

September 7, 2007 No Comments

Police setup a checkpoint in Pacific Beach September 1st that yielded 27 drunk driving arrests. This number surpasses a recent record 24 drunk driving arrests the previous weekend (click here for story). I’ve seen checkpoints setup in places like Carlsbad where after several hours they net 3 DUI’s. I think it’s astounding that 51 people […]

Drunk Drivers

CrimeTracker Maps Alcohol-Related Crime In Pacific Beach

September 6, 2007 2 Comments

nbcsandiego.com 09-06-07 at 11:13AM A Labor Day riot in Pacific Beach has people calling for a ban on booze at the beach. But just how bad is the booze problem at the beach? The News 8 CrimeFighters tallied drunk driving and drunk in public arrests over the past three months in Pacific Beach. The numbers […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Crime and Safety

Judge calls PB the ‘Wild West’ during Sentencing

September 6, 2007 No Comments

Beach & Bay Press by Neal Putnam Just before sentencing a man involved in a March alcohol-related beating on Garnet Avenue, a judge on Thursday, Aug. 30 lectured about what he called “an epidemic of violence” in Pacific Beach where there are so many court cases filed that involve people drinking alcohol too much and […]

Assault

Pacific Beach makes Worldwide News – Labor Day Riot

September 5, 2007 No Comments

Our Labor Day fiasco has garnered many headlines for Pacific Beach. Is this how you want Pacific Beach portrayed in the news? This Associated Press story – and similar variations shown below – appeared in many markets including: The Globe and Mail – Canada: Story 1 – Video Story Yahoo! News – Video Story USAToday.com […]

Assault, Commentary, Drunk in Public, Holidays, Labor Day Riot 2007

Riot Puts Beach Alcohol Back In Spotlight

September 4, 2007 No Comments

9/4/07 Monica Dean, NBC 7/39 Reporter SAN DIEGO — The city councilman from Pacific Beach said a Labor Day riot in his neighborhood shows that something has to change. Councilmember Kevin Faulconer said alcohol undoubtedly played a role in the confrontation between a rowdy crowd and more than 70 San Diego police officers Monday. He […]

Assault, Drunk in Public, Holidays, Labor Day Riot 2007

Labor Day Festivities Turn Violent In Pacific Beach

September 3, 2007 No Comments

KUSI.com Monday, September 3, 2007 Labor Day turned ugly in Pacific Beach. San Diego police had to disperse a violent crowd of several hundred people, some of whom pelted officers with cans and bottles. This after officers arrested ten people involved in an alcohol-related brawl. Reinforcements were brought in and more people were arrested. The […]

Assault, Drunk in Public, Holidays, Labor Day Riot 2007
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Partiers driving through PB provide video

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Drunk found on bathroom floor – after illegal entry

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Local magazine reports on bar expansions

Pacific San Diego did a ‘news’ piece which was more a platform for two bar owners to espouse why...

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

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

About 12 a.m. this morning a pedestrian was injured by a hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian was crossing the west...

Arizonans ignore boycott, flock to beach

Immigration boycotts and counter boycotts didn’t seem to keep beachgoers from Arizona away from the San Diego shore over...

Booze ban moves closer at popular park

Residents are imploring a San Diego City Council committee to endorse a blanket ban on alcohol at Kate O....

Two men stabbed in Pacific Beach

Two men were injured early Friday morning and another was arrested after police said he attacked them with a...

Compromise in works for park booze ban

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. -The battle over the Kate Sessions Park booze ban in Pacific Beach continued with a report...

Kate Sessions Park Neighbors May Get Relief

The San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has again reviewed Kate O. Sessions Park as it relates to allowing...

Alleged drunk driver crashes into La Jolla restaurant

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunk driver barreled over a sidewalk and straight into a La Jolla restaurant Sunday...

Crash victim details scene at Bird Rock cafe

 Bird Rock resident Sherry Macelli described the scene at Cass Street Cafe when a suspected drunk driver’s car...

Charger Steves Wild Rides – Car Show or Cabaret?

If you missed the car show this weekend in Pacific Beach you missed seeing many amazingly beautiful autos from...

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

The following is a handout presented to the La Jolla Town Council as part of my personal public comment:...

Public Urination Wins the Holiday Weekend

PacificBeacher (an independent blogger) was on the scene at Kate Sessions Park this 4th of July weekend. Among the...

City Council Acts Unanimously – Putting Safety First

Floating parties such as the Floatopia events held this year in San Diego will happen no longer. The San...

The Components of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

The conditional use permit is a tool the City of San Diego already uses for off-sale liquor licenses, typically...

San Diego Beaches have Record Numbers of Visitors

We were told San Diego beaches would be dried up – visitors would leave in droves – during the...

Wall Street Journal – Front Page: Floatopia

Tomorrow Pacific Beach will make the Wall Street Journal – discussing the unintended consequences of people exploiting a new...

Floatopia: San Diego – July 17

Things were relatively mild in the Floatopia held today. There was a significant police, rescue and lifeguard force at...

ABC gets Award from Alcohol Industry?

You couldn’t make this stuff up. It seems the agency responsible for the enforcement of alcohol laws in California...

2010 Floatopia on Mission Bay : Sail Bay

One of the last Floatopia events will take place July 17, 2010. Our hope is that no one is...

Booze ban at Kate Sessions may be imminent

A booze ban at Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park in Pacific Beach may be imminent, The San Diego Union-Tribune...

Streetlights needing repair – pedestrian and driver hazards

Update: Well, it’s been almost 7 months now and most if not all of the nearly 70 streetlights reported...

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

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A San Diego resident awoke to a shocking discovery: a naked stranger passed out on...

July 4: No parking available at San Diego beaches

According to San Diego police Lt. James Filley, all public parking lots from Ocean Beach to Torrey Pines are...

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

KPBS did an interview to discuss the alcohol issues in Pacific Beach with Scott Chipman from the PB Planning...

Alcohol industry reaps rewards while California residents and government budgets suffer

Last year, alcohol companies funneled more than $3 million dollars to key California legislative committee members, the Governor’s “Budget...

Man stabbed in PB brawl

SAN DIEGO — A drunk man was stabbed in a brawl in Pacific Beach early Thursday, San Diego police...

War Machine Strikes in PB

SAN DIEGO — A security guard Thursday said a mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine punched him...

Update on PB Town Council vote regarding Shore Club

Reporting on the PB Town Council meeting last night: There were obviously many (i.e. estimated 25 minimum) new ‘members’...

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

Well, it appears the Pacific Beach Town Council, well past its 50th year in existence,  is at it again....

Planning Group Discusses Alternatives and CUP

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) held a public forum tonight where the Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC) could...

Alcohol Culture of Pacific Beach – Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow pbSpirits.com created and presented to the gathering attendees of the June 2010 Pacific Beach Planning Group’s...

Holiday Beachgoers Keep PB Businesses Busy

SAN DIEGO — An estimated 800,000 peopled headed to San Diego-area beaches during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, and...

Skateboarder Breaks Leg In Hit-And-Run Crash

Incident Happened In Pacific Beach; Driver Sought SAN DIEGO — A skateboarder was recovering Monday from the injuries he...

Kate Sessions Booze Ban Could Move Parties To Other Parks

Kate Sessions Park Is One Of 20 SD Parks Where Alcohol Is Permitted SAN DIEGO — Considered one of...

Chula Vista checkpoint snares one DUI suspect

CHULA VISTA — Officers arrested one drunken driving suspect and impounded 18 vehicles at an overnight checkpoint that ended...

Some Enchanted Gathering…

“He’s drunk off his ass…wavin’ his dick around,” said one SDPD officer to another as he pointed to a...

Drunk Driving Accident

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

Checkpoint yields 13 Drunk Drivers and One Party Bus

San Diego: Police conducted a DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach and arrested 13 people Saturday night. The checkpoint was...

Winning Formula? Letter submitted by reader…

In response to the Beach & Bay Press April 15 article, “Winning Formula”: It may be a winning formula...

The Shore Club’s Deck

Chaos befell the April 21st Pacific Beach Town Council meeting when 35-year Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman raised the...

PB Town Council struggles over Shore Club expansion issue

Chaos befell the April 21st Pacific Beach Town Council meeting when 35-year Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman raised the...

Pub Crawl through PB

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

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

Letters to the Editor San Diego Union Tribune A recent commentary (“Floatopia and the beach booze ban,” March 25)...

Thousands attend Floatopia in PB

For the second year in a row, partiers found a way to float around San Diego’s beach booze ban....

Floatopia – San Diego rafters exploit loophole in law – for now

Leave it to the few that will ruin it for the many. This years Floatopia is now over and...

Floatopia (San Diego) Rising

Lifeguards are preparing for thousands of people partying in Mission Bay this weekend. A screen grab of the Facebook...

Beachgoers, Authorities Prepare For ‘Floatopia’ Party

Thousands of people on spring break are expected to launch rafts and inner tubes in Sail Bay this weekend...