Archive for The Problems

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.

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

August 12, 2010 2 Comments

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

Alcohol Licensees, Commentary, La Jolla

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

City Council Acts Unanimously – Putting Safety First

July 26, 2010 No Comments

Floating parties such as the Floatopia events held this year in San Diego will happen no longer. The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to close the loophole drinkers had been exploiting to bypass the 2008 beach alcohol ordinance – approved by nearly a quarter-million San Diegans. There were concerns about the enormous costs and […]

Floatopia

Wall Street Journal – Front Page: Floatopia

July 23, 2010 No Comments

Tomorrow Pacific Beach will make the Wall Street Journal – discussing the unintended consequences of people exploiting a new law (beach alcohol ban) with a loophole where bathers are able to drink off-shore. The reporter Conor Dougherty spent weeks doing interviews over the phone with residents and city officials and visited San Diego to see […]

Beach Ordinance, Floatopia, PB in National Media

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

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

Booze ban at Kate Sessions may be imminent

July 12, 2010 No Comments

A booze ban at Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park in Pacific Beach may be imminent, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The latest attempt to make miserable the lives of San Diego’s P.B. drunks has gained momentum since a Fourth of July celebration drew thousands to the park. Some groups want a full ban, while others […]

Kate Sessions Park

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
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 […]

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

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

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
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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands attend Floatopia in PB

March 21, 2010 No Comments

For the second year in a row, partiers found a way to float around San Diego’s beach booze ban. Revelers took advantage of a loophole that allows alcohol consumption in the water. The ban was approved in 2008. Over 5000 people showed up for Floatopia 2010 on Saturday carrying floats of every shape and size. […]

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

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

March 21, 2010 No Comments

Leave it to the few that will ruin it for the many. This years Floatopia is now over and this writer will work to cease any future similar events. What I saw at the end was hundreds of drunken idiots lucky to make it out of the water. What I’m wondering is how many of […]

Floatopia (San Diego) Rising

March 18, 2010 3 Comments

Lifeguards are preparing for thousands of people partying in Mission Bay this weekend. A screen grab of the Facebook Floatopia San Diego 2010 Spring Break page says there are 8,370 confirmed “guests,” with another 5,022 saying they may attend. The water-based events — also called raftopias and floatapalookas — involve large groups of people drinking […]

Floatopia

Beachgoers, Authorities Prepare For ‘Floatopia’ Party

March 16, 2010 1 Comment

Thousands of people on spring break are expected to launch rafts and inner tubes in Sail Bay this weekend for what is called “Floatopia.” In its second year, Floatopia is an event in which partiers take advantage of a loophole in the city’s beach alcohol ban. This Saturday, as many as 6,000 people have RSVPs […]

Floatopia

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

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

March 6, 2010 No Comments

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

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants, Business District

Place of Last Drink – DUI Arrest Survey

March 6, 2010 No Comments

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

Alcohol Licensees, Bars and Restaurants, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

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

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

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
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Partiers driving through PB provide video

Here’s a video found on YouTube.com of some people drinking in their car (while the driver is using her...

Drunk found on bathroom floor – after illegal entry

Found this post on YouTube.com today of a guy passed out in someone else’s bathroom – clutching a pair...

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

Cities with the most drunk driving offenders: Driving through San Diego or San Jose? You’re likely to see some...

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...