Archive for The Problems

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

Street Lights Needing Repair – dangerous pedestrian hazard

December 29, 2009 No Comments

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

Business District, Commentary, Infrastructure Issues

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

Pacific Beach Holiday Parade canceled

November 19, 2009 No Comments

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

Holidays

Crime Watch: Man breaking up fight stabs Marine

November 14, 2009 No Comments

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

Tags: Alcohol Culture in PB, Crime and Safety
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

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

September 6, 2009 No Comments

At Fanuel Street Park in Pacific Beach holiday weekend revelers found a way around the ban on alcohol at city beaches by taking part in Floatopia on Mission Bay in 2009. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / Union-Tribune) SAN DIEGO — No longer allowed to drink alcohol on San Diego beaches, Aubrey Taylor and her friends moved […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Floatopia
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

Open Letter to the PB Community

May 28, 2009 2 Comments

There are several considerations to make before the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) assessment proposal is voted upon. Are you happy with the current proposal? Do you know the details? I’ve expressed my opinions on several issues relating to the existing work of Discover Pacific Beach (BID) as well as the use and allocation of funds […]

Commentary

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

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

March 25, 2009 No Comments

Police found approximately 70 marijuana plants in a Pacific Beach home after a man suspected of drunk driving crashed into the house on Morrell Street on Sunday, March 22 at approximately 4 p.m., according to police officials. Police arrested an uninjured, 63-year old Timothy Woodhouse after he drove into the house. He may have hit […]

Commentary

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

Bars, nightclubs introduce new ID scanner security system

July 9, 2008 No Comments

By Sebastian Ruiz Councilman Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Department officials joined local bar and nightclub owners outside of Bub’s Dive Bar to unveil a new ID scanner system that would increase security at the bars in Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. The scanner lets security staff keep track of people who might become […]

Bars and Restaurants, Business District

Dock Block Party Tests Beach Alcohol Ban for the Fourth

June 30, 2008 No Comments

Faced with the problem of a tyrannical overseas king, Americans rebelled, warred, and ultimately created a nation and a people. This Fourth of July in San Diego, celebrate American independence and ingenuity by sipping some of your favorite brew down in Pacific Beach. What’s that you say? There’s a new booze ban on San Diego […]

Floatopia

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

May 28, 2008 No Comments

Summary: Providing the city cannot completely enforce the crowds on most nights in PB, should area businesses and local homeowners pay to watch over the thousands of patrons who cause most of the security problems? Or, should those bars and restaurants foot that bill? The proposed MAD assessment includes $136k+ to provide security for Friday […]

Commentary

Community Meetings and Notices

May 28, 2008 No Comments

This portion of an email was communicated to a resident by Councilmember Faulconer’s office. I was personally told by several residents in this area that they did not receive many of these communications. Are you a business or resident in the proposed MAD district and did you receive these communications? According to the City staff […]

Commentary

MAD Timeline for Implementation

May 27, 2008 No Comments

The following are key dates in the timeline for the MAD implementation: Tuesday June 10, 2008 – City Council Meeting10 a.m. City Administration Building 202 ‘C’ Street, 12th Floor Review Engineer’s ReportAuthorize BallotingSchedule Public Hearing(all by Resolution) May be moved to afternoon agenda. Item R-2008-1036 Tuesday July 29th, 2008 – City Council Meeting10 a.m. City […]

Commentary

Disclaimer and Fair Use Act

May 27, 2008 No Comments

DisclaimerEverything written in the main body of the blog is my own opinion. My opinion may be based on incorrect information and I may be competely and utterly clueless and wrong. If you disagree with any of my posts or opinions, please feel free to leave a comment. Intelligent discourse is always welcome. Fair Use […]

Commentary

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

Beach Resident’s Responsibilities to the Rest of San Diego

May 10, 2008 No Comments

I was surprised to hear the tone of the Mayoral debate yesterday (La Jolla High School 5/9/08) on several issues including parking meters, oversize vehicle ordinance and the beach alcohol ordinance. That is, it seemed every time Mayor Sanders addressed one of these issues he implied that the beach communities should determine the fate of […]

Commentary

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

City ignores Special Events Committee vote?

April 2, 2008 No Comments

Well, the first event, the StayClassy “Charity Jam” was reviewed on and voted upon by the Special Events Committee. Their recommendation? To tell the city not to approve the event. The city’s response? To go against the committee’s recommendation and approve the event. The PBTC’s voice was not ‘officially’ heard but, my belief is that […]

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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

Bar and Restaurant Parking – How is Planning Committee involved?

March 26, 2008 No Comments

I addressed the Pacific Beach Planning committee with this (click here) table and this document: March 26, 2008 TO: Pacific Beach Planning Committee FR: Jerry Hall, enjoyPB.com RE: Parking and Zoning Permits I conducted an informal parking space survey focusing on bars and restaurants in Pacific Beach in the heavier concentrated areas along Mission Blvd. […]

Parking

Parking – Where are all the bar and restaurant parking lots?

March 26, 2008 No Comments

From my understanding bars and nightclubs are supposed to provide parking to their customers. I believed this was part of their zoning requirements – in order for them to open up for business. I’ve done a really cursory inventory of exclusive, reserved and common parking spaces provided by the bars and restaurants below. Notice the […]

Bars and Restaurants, Parking

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

History of and Reformulating the Special Events Committee

March 19, 2008 No Comments

These are my concerns regarding the future of the PB Special Events Committee. My opinions are based on my recollections as to the history of the group’s formation and are subject to correction if needed. I share my concerns as to the entire process of approving special events, as well as which events are appropriate, […]

Tags: Special Events

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
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Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Yields Nineteen Arrests

This blog author witnessed a DUI checkpoint here in Pacific Beach last night which ended at 3 am. Many...

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

Here’s a letter I sent to our city and state leaders as well as many colleagues: Executive Summary: Visit...

6 Arrested in Chula Vista DUI Checkpoint

Six motorists were arrested, including a fugitive sex offender, at a drunken driving checkpoint held in Chula Vista through...

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoints Record Breaking for San Diego

Pacific Beach DUI checkpoints shown in red yield far more drunk drivers than most San Diego areas. Click the...

California Dram-Shop Liability Laws

Are bars liable for what person does after leaving their establishment? It depends.From my understanding they definitely could be...

Truer Words Never Spoken – PB Bar and Grill owner shares concern

Roger Lee, General Manager and family member that owns PB Bar and Grill, Tremors and Johnny V in Pacific...

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

In Memory Of Those Murdered or Critically Injured by Drunk Drivers in Pacific Beach This website was created to...

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

Just in time for summer, beachgoers will have a new place to enjoy a rooftop drink at sunset. The...

Place of Last Drink – DUI Arrest Survey

A year-round survey is conducted by asking impaired drivers, arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), to respond to...

Pacific Beach – San Diego Votes No to Cuervo Games

The Special Events Committee, comprised of representatives from the Pacific Beach Town Council, PB Planning committee and Discover PB...

Pacific Beach: Violent Crimes Up 23% over 2008

We provide many statistics in our Key Facts page found in our top navigation area. One latest analysis looks...

Huntington Beach Bar Drinking-Games Banned – Encourage Excessive Drinking

Alcohol-focused games were banned recently in Huntington Beach. The ban was inspired by Police Chief Kenneth Small, who wrote...

Another New Liquor License Application

As if we didn’t have enough liquor licenses in Pacific Beach, especially in census tract 79.01, here’s another brand...

Cuervo Tequila Games in PB?

The Pacific Beach Special Events Committee called a special meeting on March 3 at 6pm (see link and click...

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…

Welcome to the pbSpirits.com blog. This blog focuses on alcohol-related issues in Pacific Beach, California. We look forward to...

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

Assault Occurred Just Outside of Nick’s Suspects are still on the loose after participating in an assault Saturday night,...

Man assaulted outside Pacific Beach bar

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. – San Diego police are asking for the public’s help in finding three men wanted in...

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]

At Fanuel Street Park in Pacific Beach holiday weekend revelers found a way around the ban on alcohol at...

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

If you’re out driving drunk, there’s a good chance you’ll meet up with San Diego police Officer Matthew Koerber....

Open Letter to the PB Community

There are several considerations to make before the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) assessment proposal is voted upon. Are you...

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

Last Update: 2/13/2009 7:29 a Reported by Kristine Frazao Dr. Fred Simon was on duty Saturday night, when 24-year-old...

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

By Dana Littlefield, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 5:26 p.m. SAN DIEGO – A 45-year-old man...

In Memory of Miss Emily Dowdy

This website is in part a tribute to Miss Emily Dowdy who was tragically taken from her loving mom,...

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

Last call has come and gone for those fighting a booze ban on San Diego beaches, and it looks...

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

Letter to the Editor Normal Heights More needed to fight binge drinking Regarding “Police review rise in rape cases/More...

Bars, nightclubs introduce new ID scanner security system

By Sebastian Ruiz Councilman Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Department officials joined local bar and nightclub owners outside...

Dock Block Party Tests Beach Alcohol Ban for the Fourth

Faced with the problem of a tyrannical overseas king, Americans rebelled, warred, and ultimately created a nation and a...

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...