Archive for Crime and Safety

Crimetracker Maps Crime Reports In Pacific Beach

August 30, 2007 No Comments

08-30-07 at 7:01am The News 8 CrimeFighters are looking into a recent increase in crime in Pacific Beach. Violent crimes, burglaries, rapes and robberies have all increased in Pacific Beach, and residents are taking action to protect themselves. A viewer named Ed emailed News 8 to report an alarming increase in gang activity and violent […]

Crime and Safety

Police DUI checkpoint yields record 24 arrests

August 25, 2007 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department arrested a record 24 people for driving under the influence Friday, August 24 at a checkpoint. The previous record was 16 at a checkpoint in 2004. In each arrest, the driver’s vehicle was impounded. Three passengers were also arrested for being drunk in public. It should be noted that this […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Two Women Sought In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

August 11, 2007 No Comments

August 11, 2007 SAN DIEGO — San Diego police Saturday sought two women in a dark- colored Nissan or Audi who struck and seriously injured two other women.The accident on Cass Street and Grand Avenue occurred about 9:40 Friday, said Sgt. Rich Nemetz. The suspect vehicle has custom wheels and tinted windows, he said. […]

Drunk Drivers, Hit and Run

DUI checkpoint yields eight arrests

July 22, 2007 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 22, 2007. pg. B.3 IMPERIAL BEACH — Sheriff’s deputies arrested seven motorists on suspicion of drunken driving during a six-hour DUI checkpoint Friday night and Saturday morning in Imperial Beach. They also arrested one other driver on suspicion of drug possession and impounded 11 vehicles. […]

Drunk Drivers

Jury Deliberations Continue in Murder Trial

July 5, 2007 No Comments

Original Headline (below): Man Accused Of Bar Brawl Murder Pleads Not Guilty 07/5/2007 Beach and Bay Press Jury deliberations continued this week in the murder trial of Michael Sullivan, who is charged with stabbing Jonathan Lefler-Panela outside a Pacific Beach restaurant in Jan. 2006. Sullivan, 27, testified he stabbed Lefler-Panela in self-defense after the victim […]


Judge Sets Trial Date in St. Patrick’s Day Case

July 5, 2007 No Comments

July 5, 2007 – Beach and Bay Press Two young men were ordered to stand trial on conspiracy and assault charges that indirectly involved the traffic death of their friend in Pacific Beach. The judge dismissed all charges against a third man. Following an all-day preliminary hearing on June 29, San Diego Superior Court Judge […]

Assault, Holidays

Two face trial for run-in that led to friend’s death

June 30, 2007 No Comments

Two young men charged in connection with a confrontation in Pacific Beach that led to a friend’s death were ordered yesterday to stand trial for assault. Edward Vitela, 23, and Matthew Lexin, 24, are accused of leaving a party on St. Patrick’s Day to help a friend retaliate against a group of teenagers he fought […]

Assault, House Parties

Police Beat – Battery on Peace Officer

June 21, 2007 No Comments

Beach and Bay Press, June 21, 07 Battery on a peace officer was reported on the 1100 Block of Garnet Avenue Sunday, June 17, at 1:45 a.m. The suspect reportedly used his right fist to hit the victim.


Beach Alcohol Task Force (BATF) reports

June 21, 2007 No Comments

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

Beach Alcohol Ordinance, Beach Ordinance, Underage Drinking

Drunken driving arrests about same as last year (Memorial Day Weekend)

May 29, 2007 No Comments

J Harry Jones, Helen Gao. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: May 29, 2007. pg. B.2 Drunken driving arrests across California for the first two- thirds of the holiday weekend remained virtually constant compared with last year, while in San Diego they were down by five. Between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 […]

Drunk Drivers

Police Arrest Driver for Pinning Woman to I-Beam

May 17, 2007 No Comments

Beach and Bay Press, 5/17/07 A 26-year old woman was seriously injured when a driver backed into her and pinnned her against a beam on the 1200 block of Garnet Avenue Tuesday, May 15, at 1:22 a.m. The victim had just left the Tavern at the Beach and was leaning against a steel I-beam billboard […]


MTV hood ornament stolen in Pacific Beach

April 20, 2007 No Comments

San Diego police arrested three Pacific Beach men suspected of stealing a cow’s skull from the front of MTV’s Road Rules recreational vehicle Friday night. But, said Officer Aaron Frodente, “the head was not recovered.” The RV was parked on Gresham Street where three men reportedly pulled off the large skull hood ornament and ran […]

Drunk in Public

Man attacked, stabbed after being bounced from bar

March 9, 2007 No Comments

San Diego Union Tribune, March 9, 2007 SAN DIEGO – A man in his 20s who’d been thrown out of a Pacific Beach bar was jumped by four to five others men who beat him up and stabbed him 16 times with a knife. Police officers, with the aid of a helicopter, caught two of […]


Police: PB Peeping Tom Arrested

February 27, 2007 No Comments

02/27/07, Resident Assisted In Arrest By Providing Photograph SAN DIEGO — An alleged illegal immigrant suspected in a spree of Peeping Tom incidents and sex assaults in Pacific Beach was under arrest Friday. Eduardo Castillo Herrarte, 33, surrendered to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents about 4 p.m. Thursday near his Lemon Grove home, according […]

Crime and Safety

Crimetracker Maps Sex Crimes in Pacific Beach

February 22, 2007 No Comments

2/22/07 News 8 Just last week we heard about a sexual prowler in Pacific Beach who’s been entering homes and assaulting women. The News 8 Crimetracker found out that sexual assaults are on the rise in P.B., and we wanted to know what’s being done about it. Jonathan West calls himself a Pacific Beach crimefighter. […]


Pedestrian injured walking into moving car

February 22, 2007 No Comments

Beach and Bay Press, 2/22/07 A pedestrian was seriously injured crossing Ingraham Street at Grand Avenue, Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1:43 a.m. when walked into a moving vehicle. The pedestrian was thrown into the road and suffered a head injury. Paramedics arrived and transported the man to a hospital for treatment. Police reports said the […]

Drunk in Public

Man free on bail after Jan. shooting at taco shop

February 22, 2007 No Comments

Beach and Bay Press, 2/22/07 Phillip Troy Relos, 23, of San Diego, is awaiting a March 20 preliminary hearing after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon in the Jan. 21 shooting of a man in the 4500 block of Dawes Street in Pacific Beach. Relos has pleaded not guilty to shooting David Fitzpatrick, […]


Two men stabbed in fight near store

January 5, 2007 No Comments

01/5/2007, San Diego Union Tribune: Joe Hughes PACIFIC BEACH – Two men were stabbed in a fight outside an AM-PM on Grand Avenue early yesterday, police said. One man was stabbed in the head and neck and the other was stabbed in the buttocks about 2 a.m., Sgt. Richard Nemetz said. Several people were involved […]


DUI checkpoint nets 15 suspects (Chula Vista)

December 19, 2006 No Comments

Tanya Sierra. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Dec 19, 2006. pg. B.8 CHULA VISTA — Police arrested 15 suspected drunken drivers Friday and Saturday in Chula Vista in conducting a DUI checkpoint and general patrol over the weekend. Of the 692 drivers who were stopped, 15 were arrested on suspicion of […]

Drunk Drivers

First arrests made as holiday sobriety sweeps begin

December 17, 2006 No Comments

12-17-06, San Diego Union Tribune: Joe Hughes San Diego police set the trap in Pacific Beach, and it didn’t take long to find their prey. A drunken driver was behind the wheel of the first car pulled over Friday night in the initial hours of a major holiday law enforcement sweep that will continue through […]

Assault, Holidays

Man Stabbed In Leg, Suspects Fled On Foot

November 12, 2006 No Comments

11/12/06, SAN DIEGO — A 25-year-old man was stabbed in the leg Sunday during a fight with two male suspects, who then fled the Pacific Beach neighborhood on foot, 10News reported. The victim was transported to an area hospital for small lacerations, said Sgt. Rich Nemetz, of the San Diego Police Department. Officers were […]


Drunken Driver Sentenced For Fatally Striking Student

November 6, 2006 No Comments

11/6/06, SAN DIEGO — A 18-year-old driver whose blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal driving limit when he ran over and killed a University of San Diego law student in Pacific Beach, then drove off was sentenced Monday to seven years in state prison. Daniel Scott Hall, now 19, pleaded guilty on […]


Man rescued in pier dive keeps faith

November 4, 2006 No Comments

Floating facedown with a twisted spinal cord and a belly full of whiskey, Ronald Williams said he had an epiphany. “I thought, `Wow, I’m going to die,’ ” recalled Williams, who snapped his neck in a dive off Pacific Beach’s Crystal Pier last month. “That’s when I felt him touch me. I mean it; I […]

Drunk in Public

Man Sentenced For Killing Cabbie In Hit-And-Run

October 25, 2006 No Comments

10/25/06 Judge Sentences Former USD Football Player To More Than Nine Years SAN DIEGO — A mortgage broker who was on probation for drunken driving when he drove through a stop sign in Pacific Beach after an evening of partying, killing a cabbie, was sentenced today to more than nine years in state prison. […]

Assault, Drunk Drivers

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
KPBS Pacific Beach’s High Crime Rates

KPBS Pacific Beach’s High Crime Rates

September 1, 2006 No Comments

Here’s a KPBS story on crime in Pacific Beach. San Diego Police Department’s Lieutenant Brian Ahearn and Benjamin Nichols of Discover Pacific Beach.

Latino Men Beaten In Apparent Hate Crime

June 21, 2006 No Comments

6/21/06 SAN DIEGO — A tire iron was used to nearly beat two men to death in what police believe may be a hate crime. The incident took place Tuesday night in Pacific Beach. The victims were sitting under a bridge in the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue along Rose Creek. The two Latino […]


Pacific Beach Drive-By Shooting Injures Two

May 31, 2006 No Comments

05/15/06 SAN DIEGO — Two people were wounded Monday in a drive-by shooting in Pacific Beach, 10News reported. A male and a female were standing on Grand Avenue near Gresham Street at about 12:25 a.m. when somebody in a passing vehicle fired multiple rounds at them, San Diego police said. The male was shot […]


Woman Stabs Man In Back During Fight

May 30, 2006 No Comments

05/30/2006 SAN DIEGO — A woman stabbed a man in the back during a fight in Pacific Beach, police said Tuesday. Two women who had allegedly been drinking walked out of a restaurant near Felspar Street and Mission Boulevard and got into an argument with a man and his friend around 7:25 p.m. Monday […]


Man Sentenced to Sobriety for Stabbing

May 17, 2006 No Comments

5/17/06 Beach and Bay Press A Jamacha man who stabbed someone after both of them had been drinking separately in Pacific Beach was sentenced May 11 to a work furlough program for 270 days and a ban on drinking alcohol for five years. Andre Deon Hood, 25, was ordered to pay $6,448 in medical expenses […]


Man Shot While Walking In Pacific Beach Alley

April 24, 2006 No Comments

4/24/06 SAN DIEGO — A 25-year-old man was hospitalized Monday after being shot while walking in a Pacific Beach alley, police said. The man was walking near 2220 Grand Ave. when two men in a Ford Ranger drove up to him shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, San Diego police said. They got out […]


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

Motorist stabbed; pedestrian arrested

March 12, 2006 No Comments

3/12/06 San Diego Union Tribune: Brian Hazle PACIFIC BEACH – Police yesterday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a motorist who yelled at him for walking across the street too slowly. The suspect was walking across Garnet Avenue just before 2 a.m. when the motorist told him to hurry up. Instead, the pedestrian kicked the […]


San Diego Bicylist Injured

February 4, 2006 No Comments

2/4/06 Hit-And-Run Driver At Large In Pacific Beach SAN DIEGO — A hit-and-run driver was still at large Saturday after injuring a bicycle rider in Pacific Beach, police said. The accident near Garnet Avenue and Noyes Street was reported at 12:04 a.m., said San Diego police Sgt. Rich Nemetz. A blue pickup truck was […]

Commentary, Hit and Run

Police checkpoint nets 5 DUI suspects (Oceanside)

July 31, 2005 No Comments

Brian Hazle. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 31, 2005. pg. B.2 OCEANSIDE — Officers cited 24 unlicensed motorists and arrested five drunken-driving suspects during a DUI checkpoint Friday night on Mission Avenue, police said. Police stopped 364 of the 1,007 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint near North Coast Highway […]

Drunk Drivers

More than 1,000 vehicles screened at checkpoint on St. Patrick’s Day (Chula Vista)

March 19, 2005 No Comments

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Mar 19, 2005. pg. B.11.6 CHULA VISTA — Police arrested four people on suspicion of drunken driving and two others suspected of marijuana possession at a checkpoint that screened more than 1,000 motorists on St. Patrick’s Day. The sobriety checkpoint was set up on H Street, […]

Drunk Drivers

One arrest is made at a DUI checkpoint (National City)

March 13, 2005 No Comments

Dana Littlefield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Mar 13, 2005. pg. B.3 NATIONAL CITY — Police arrested one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence during a checkpoint conducted Friday night. The checkpoint was operated on Mile of Cars Way from 8 p.m to about 2 a.m. During that time, […]

Drunk Drivers

Driver, 86, hit by DUI suspect

December 24, 2004 No Comments

An 86-year-old woman was hospitalized with head and leg injuries Wednesday after her car was struck by a motorist suspected of being under the influence of drugs, police said. The victim was trying to make a left turn onto Loring Street when her car was hit by a speeding Camaro on Soledad Mountain Road about […]

Crime and Safety

Helicopter gets call for DUI patrol

November 25, 2004 No Comments

San Diego police this weekend will use a helicopter while on the lookout for drunken drivers. The helicopter will be deployed late Saturday and early Sunday in and around Pacific Beach and will be in touch with officers in squad cars, department spokesman Dave Cohen said. The air-based crews will have night vision equipment. The […]

Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers

4 motorists nabbed at DUI checkpoint (Poway)

July 12, 2004 No Comments

Elizabeth Fitzsimons. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 12, 2004. pg. B.4 POWAY — Deputies arrested four motorists suspected of drunken driving during a sobriety and driver license check Saturday night. They also cited four people for driving without a driver license and three others for driving on suspended licenses. Deputies […]

Drunk Drivers

Suspected drunken driver held after 20 cars are hit in Pacific Beach

June 15, 2004 No Comments

SAN DIEGO – A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after striking at least 20 vehicles in Pacific Beach early Tuesday, police said. The destruction began about 2 a.m. near Mission Boulevard and Sapphire Street, police said. “People reported hearing screeching noises in the area,” said police spokesman Dave Cohen. A number […]

Drunk Drivers

Holiday DUI arrests up by 5% over 2003 | CHP says 280 cited on local highways

June 2, 2004 No Comments

Brian Hazle. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 2, 2004. pg. B.3.1.6 The number of drunken-driving arrests on San Diego County highways rose slightly over the Memorial Day weekend compared with last year, the California Highway Patrol said yesterday. Over the weekend, 280 motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving drunk, […]

Drunk Drivers

Police on alert for drunken drivers

May 28, 2004 No Comments

Traffic patrols across the region and the state are on the lookout this holiday weekend for drunken drivers. San Diego police arrested 11 people on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday after stopping more than 1,100 vehicles at a Pacific Beach checkpoint. They monitored motorists at Grand Avenue near Culver Street for six hours. […]

Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers

Making city safer, one DUI arrest at a time

December 26, 2003 No Comments

Joe Hughes. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Dec 26, 2003. pg. B.2 Drinking and driving don’t mix — especially on Officer Tom Broxtermann’s beat. In his 18 years with the San Diego Police Department, Broxtermann has arrested more than 2,400 suspected drunken drivers, by far the most of any officer on […]

Drunk Drivers

Man is jailed on suspicion of DUI

October 12, 2002 No Comments

A 24-year-old man was jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence after two cars collided at Oliver Avenue and Gresham Street in Pacific Beach, trapping one driver inside a vehicle. San Diego police Lt. Rodney Vandiver said the 24-year-old driver of a Honda Civic ran a stop sign at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, broadsiding a […]

Drunk Drivers

Man pleads not guilty to fatal drunken driving

November 6, 2001 No Comments

J. Harry Jones. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Nov 6, 2001. pg. B.2 A Pacific Beach biochemist pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he killed a 20-year-old bicyclist by driving onto a sidewalk along Miramar Road while drunk last Wednesday night. John Hoffman, 54, a director of manufacturing at a […]

Drunk Drivers

Pacific Beach `sober center’ in the works | Police, SDSU want place for partyers to sleep it off

September 16, 2001 No Comments

Angela Lau. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 16, 2001. pg. B.1 Pacific Beach partyers are so notorious for their rowdy drunkenness that authorities want to find them a place of their own to sober up. San Diego police and San Diego State University’s collegiate alcohol prevention program have proposed a […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Drunk in Public, Solutions

Motorist who struck and killed reveler not charged

March 16, 2001 No Comments

San Diego Union Tribune – March 18, 2007 PACIFIC BEACH – A motorist in Pacific Beach who ran over and killed a man who was part of a rowdy group of St. Patrick’s Day revelers harassing passing vehicles was not immediately arrested, San Diego police said Sunday. Timothy Easton, 22, of Cardiff by the Sea, […]


PB Leads San Diego with 334 DUI Arrests – in 2001 (aka. Panels to air beach alcohol ban)

February 20, 2001 No Comments

The Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach town councils are scheduled to discuss a total ban on alcohol at beaches during two public hearings today and tomorrow. The Ocean Beach Town Council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Pacific Beach will discuss the issue at […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Drunk Drivers

8 arrested at DUI checkpoints

May 28, 2000 No Comments

San Diego police arrested seven motorists at a sobriety checkpoint in Pacific Beach. Police said 755 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on Grand Avenue near Mission Bay High School. Twenty-five vehicles were stopped for further evaluation and seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence. The checkpoint was operated from 10:20 p.m. Friday to […]

Drunk Drivers
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6 Arrested in Chula Vista DUI Checkpoint

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

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Place of Last Drink – DUI Arrest Survey

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Huntington Beach Bar Drinking-Games Banned – Encourage Excessive Drinking

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Another New Liquor License Application

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Cuervo Tequila Games in PB?

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10 Arrested at DUI Checkpoint

Ten people were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, two others were given tickets and 11 vehicles...

DUI Suspect Who Hit Three People Enters Plea

SAN DIEGO – A motorist who drove his SUV into a parked car, then pulled onto a sidewalk and...

Driver Slams Into Parked Car, Hits 3 While Fleeing

3 Struck Were Outside The Silver Fox Lounge SAN DIEGO — A suspected drunken driver who slammed into a...

Man stabbed outside restaurant

PACIFIC BEACH — A man trying to stop a fight was stabbed outside a Pacific Beach restaurant early Sunday...

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

A suspected drunk driver did a lot of damage this morning in Pacific Beach. About 1:40 am, after going...

2009 San Diego Holiday DUI’s Skyrocket

Three people were killed over the holiday period in San Diego, including a 21 year-old pregnant woman, Elaina Luquis-Ortiz...

Street Lights Needing Repair – dangerous pedestrian hazard

Many important intersections in PB are in need of streetlight repair or replacement. The following is a map of...

We Support Ignition Interlocks for Convicted Drunk Drivers

Studies have shown that ignition interlocks can decrease repeat offenses by 64%. We have the technology and we know how...

The Wild West – for those who dare…

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Designated Driver Booked For DUI After Fatal Crash

SAN DIEGO — A man described as a designated driver was in custody Monday, booked for alleged DUI and...

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

Update: The public relations firm for Bar West said the Chargers never pose a problem. That champagne bottle and...

Pacific Beach Holiday Parade canceled

The annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade, which had been scheduled for Dec. 13, has been canceled due to a...

Crime Watch: Man breaking up fight stabs Marine

What began as a friendly drunken tussle ended with a Marine being stabbed early yesterday, San Diego police said....

PB Hate Crime Suspects Still on the Loose

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Man assaulted outside Pacific Beach bar

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DA: Cops Warned He Would ‘Kill Someone’

Trial began Monday for a man accused of driving drunk and fatally striking a woman in a Pacific Beach...

Eight Cars Wrecked by Suspected Drunk Driver in Pacific Beach

PACIFIC BEACH – A suspected drunk driver in Pacific Beach crashed through a parking gate and then smashed into...

Revelers float right past city’s beach alcohol ban [aka. Floatopia II]

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First Year of Alcohol-Free Beaches Yields Stunning Results

(San Diego) Thanks to the alcohol-free policy on San Diego City Beaches, underage drinking citations have been reduced by...

Matthew Koerber | MADD DUI Officer of the Year

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Open Letter to the PB Community

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Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Pacific Beach Bar Fight

A parolee who was months out of prison when he stabbed a bar patron 17 times during an alcohol-fueled...

(Drunk Driver of) Car crashes into house, pot spills out

Police found approximately 70 marijuana plants in a Pacific Beach home after a man suspected of drunk driving crashed...

Local Doctor Has Seen Enough Drunk Driving Deaths

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

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In Memory of Miss Emily Dowdy

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3 men in custody after Chargers fan beaten up

An argument at a bar over the Chargers-Raiders football game ended with a hometown fan being beaten by five...

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

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Man acquitted in single-punch death, assault

A Pacific Beach man who killed a man with a single punch to the head and claimed self-defense was...

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

PACIFIC BEACH — Leslie Nunez doesn’t remember the night a hit-and-run driver nearly killed her, but she still gets...

Binge Drinking – More Needed to Fight

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Bars, nightclubs introduce new ID scanner security system

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Dock Block Party Tests Beach Alcohol Ban for the Fourth

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Can’t Bars and Restaurants pay for their own enforcement and security?

Summary: Providing the city cannot completely enforce the crowds on most nights in PB, should area businesses and local...

Community Meetings and Notices

This portion of an email was communicated to a resident by Councilmember Faulconer’s office. I was personally told by...

MAD Timeline for Implementation

The following are key dates in the timeline for the MAD implementation: Tuesday June 10, 2008 – City Council...