Archive for The Problems

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

Men Facing Beach-Riot Charges Appear In Court

September 21, 2007 1 Comment

SAN DIEGO — Two men charged in connection with the Labor Day riot at Pacific Beach will soon be headed to trial, NBC 7/39 reported. NEW Video Surfaces. Santee resident Andrew Terrel, 20, and Ricardo Guzman, 23, of San Diego are among eight people now charged in the incident. Both appeared in court on Thursday. […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

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

Do you care about a CLEAN PB?

September 19, 2007 No Comments

CLEAN PB This is a program, done in cooperation among two primary groups including a student-team from The Art Institute of San Diego and the Pacific Beach Town Council Safe & Beautiful Committee. Our goal is to develop a CLEAN PB campaign including the design, printing and implementation of trash receptacle signage as well as […]

Commentary

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

Brawl on beach taps into booze brouhaha

September 9, 2007 No Comments

San Diego Union Tribune – Gerry Braun In one of several YouTube videos of the notorious Labor Day melee, you can watch the birth of the insurrection, long before police marched in like a conquering army to reclaim Pacific Beach.The video shows two police officers arresting a young man who they wrongly suspected was monkeying […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

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

Installment Three: More Cops

September 7, 2007 2 Comments

This is the third of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment Two – Installment Three A news report made by the Beach and Bay Press shows that 15 people were arrested by the police from this Labor Day riot. A full two thirds were arrested for being […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

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

Installment Two: It Works Elsewhere

September 7, 2007 4 Comments

This is the second of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment Two – Installment Three Our Police Chief Lansdowne has stated something to the effect of wanting to keep drinking on the beach so the police can keep a better handle on the crowd. He said that […]

Commentary

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

Installment One: Labor Day Beach Riots

September 6, 2007 2 Comments

This is the first of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment Two – Installment Three What bothers me most about the Labor Day riot in Pacific Beach is that people seem to forget some details. That is, I understand the lifeguards asked the police for help because […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

Crowd attacks police during Labor Day beach brawl

September 6, 2007 2 Comments

Beach and Bay Press by SEBASTIAN RUIZ Standing at the foot of Reed Street in Pacific Beach, Councilman Kevin Faulconer announced that he would work to bring legislation before City Council to ban alcohol on the beach in following the violence that broke out Labor Day in Pacific Beach. At the Tuesday, Sept. 4 press […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

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

Do you want restrictions of alcohol San Diego beach and park areas?

September 5, 2007 13 Comments

Kevin Faulconer, Councilman for District Two in San Diego, CA – whose district includes Pacific Beach recently held a press conference where he said he supported a total alcohol restriction on any San Diego, CA parks and beaches. What do you think about this idea? Add your comments at the bottom of this page to […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

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

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 10news.com 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

Part Six: Some Questions

July 13, 2007 No Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 This is the sixth installment of the general topic: The Predominant Culture of Alcohol in Pacific Beach, CA . Please feel free to contribute to any section posted, which you will see below. To read other’s comments click the link at the end […]

Commentary

Part Five: Alcohol-Environment and Exposure to Children

July 13, 2007 No Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 From my understanding of alcohol marketing most makers and distributors of alcohol products advertise to gain market share of their particular brand. Of the entire drinking universe each market segment already consumes the level they are comfortable with – some extremely high and […]

Commentary

Part Four: Task Force Lacking?

July 13, 2007 No Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 This is the fourth installment to today’s Café San Diego. Please feel free to contribute to any section posted today which you will see below. To read others’ comments, click the link at the end of this section. I’ll do my best to […]

Alcohol Task Force, Commentary

Part Three: Bars and Eating Establishments

July 13, 2007 No Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 This is the third installment of the general topic: The Predominant Culture of Alcohol in Pacific Beach, CA . Please feel free to contribute to any section posted, which you will see below. To read other’s comments click the link at the end […]

Commentary

Part Two: More ABC and SDPD Enforcement

July 13, 2007 No Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 This is the second installment of the general topic: The Predominant Culture of Alcohol in Pacific Beach, CA . Please feel free to contribute to any section posted, which you will see below. To read other’s comments click the link at the end […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Alcohol Licensees, Commentary

Part One: Our Beaches and Alcohol

July 13, 2007 6 Comments

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 This is the first installment of the general topic: The Predominant Culture of Alcohol in Pacific Beach, CA . Please feel free to contribute to any section posted, which you will see below. To read other’s comments click the link at the end […]

Commentary

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 […]

Assault

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

Drunk Driver, 19 Injures Two after Collision

June 30, 2007 No Comments

Police arrested a man suspected of driving under the influence yesterday after his car collided with another in Pacific Beach, leaving two people injured. The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. as the 19-year-old sped north on Gresham Street, ran a stop sign at Loring Street and hit a westbound car, police said. The driver of […]

Commentary

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.

Assault

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
Plenty of Booze

Plenty of Booze

June 19, 2007 No Comments

Pacific Beach. 2:00 p.m. A typical, sunny summer Saturday. The smell of spilled beer mingles with sea mist and wet wood. I’m bar-hopping, and not one establishment I enter at midday is empty. Many are almost full. The people are predominantly white, under 30, and showing off a lot of tanned and tattooed skin. I […]

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 […]

Assault

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 […]

Assault

Police: PB Peeping Tom Arrested

February 27, 2007 No Comments

02/27/07, Channel10.com 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. […]

Assault

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, […]

Assault

2006-07 PB Parking Task Force

February 21, 2007 No Comments

Parking Task Force Website: pbParking.org The Pacific Beach Community Parking District is a volunteer citizen advisory group form to help manage parking in San Diego Community of Pacific Beach. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month. See calendar for specific location, time and date. Meeting Minutes: February 2007 Agenda January 2007 August 2006 July 2006 June […]

Parking

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 […]

Assault

Dismayed over number of DUI citations in PB – Letter to Editor

December 25, 2006 No Comments

Letter to the Editor of San Diego Union Tribune I read with interest your article (Dec. 17, B3) about the sobriety checkpoint in Pacific Beach that issued 13 DUI citations in only four hours and had to close down early because all officers were busy processing arrests (“First arrests made as holiday sobriety sweeps begin,” […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, The Problems
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Disclaimer and Fair Use Act

DisclaimerEverything written in the main body of the blog is my own opinion. My opinion may be based on...

DUI checkpoint yields 6 arrests, 2 citations

Deputies arrested six motorists and cited two others at a DUI checkpoint Saturday night in Vista. Six motorists were...

Beach Resident’s Responsibilities to the Rest of San Diego

I was surprised to hear the tone of the Mayoral debate yesterday (La Jolla High School 5/9/08) on several...

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

Two men suffered gunshot wounds as they apparently struggled over a weapon at a house party early yesterday, police...

Families enjoying returning to Pacific Beach and Mission Beach

Here’s a news report from KUSI News Television including an interview with a lifeguard about the beach alcohol ban.

Man stabbed in chest with samurai sword

Two roommates got into a fight Wednesday night in Pacific Beach, and one man stabbed the other with a...

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

Yet another death in the beach community of Pacific Beach. This time it’s by young people celebrating a birthday...

City ignores Special Events Committee vote?

Well, the first event, the StayClassy “Charity Jam” was reviewed on and voted upon by the Special Events Committee....

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

April 5, 2008 Update from the San Diego Union Tribune: …Witnesses claimed the pedestrians, Salvatore Defranco, 24 and Damon...

Officials Ban Booze at Torrey Pines State Beach

Click here for a full audio link to this story. These Days with Tom Fudge Today, if you were...

Bar and Restaurant Parking – How is Planning Committee involved?

I addressed the Pacific Beach Planning committee with this (click here) table and this document: March 26, 2008 TO:...

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

From my understanding bars and nightclubs are supposed to provide parking to their customers. I believed this was part...

Fishy Letter to Editor: Driver checkpoints yield few arrests

Is it just me or is it strange to you that an alcohol-industry executive would write a letter to...

Ventura County and Conditional Use Permits for On-Sale licensees (bars and restaurants)

I was able to participate in a four-day training called the Alcohol Policy 14 on January 27-30th, 2007. This...

2-day police checkpoint nets seven DUI arrests

CHULA VISTA: Seven people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving during a police checkpoint conducted Friday and Saturday,...

Judge gives man 6 years for PB rape

A Bakersfield man who attacked and raped a woman after she left a Pacific Beach bar was sentenced Monday,...

History of and Reformulating the Special Events Committee

These are my concerns regarding the future of the PB Special Events Committee. My opinions are based on my...

Suspected drunken driver injured after hitting tree

A drunken driving suspect was injured Monday night after the car he was driving ran off the road and...

Sergeant’s shot misses; man with gun arrested

A San Diego police sergeant shot at a man who allegedly pointed a gun at him Saturday night. The...

Man’s death ruled accidental

The death of a man whose body was found in a restaurant parking lot in Pacific Beach Sunday morning...

Man run over in Pacific Beach alley

A 30-year-old man was run over early Wednesday morning outside a Pacific Beach bar after a friend he was...

Business Audits – Fullerton, CA

Several downtown issues were decided at the September 18 council meeting. The city introduced the power to audit any...

Crosswalk rage

An apparent case of crosswalk rage resulted in a young man being dragged from his car and beaten in...

Pacific Beach is hoping to reduce drunk driving

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Oct 12, 2007. pg. B.2 SAN DIEGO —...

Council gets proposals on alcohol ban for beaches

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Oct 11, 2007. pg. B.1 SAN DIEGO —...

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

SAN DIEGO – A woman who police said was intoxicated was seriously hurt in Pacific Beach early Thursday morning...

Alcohol Moratorium – Fullerton, CA

Two young restauranteurs were dealt a blow by the council when the council declined to approve another exception to...

Jan-Jul 2006 vs. 2007 PB Crime Statistics Analysis

Federal Index Crimes are tracked by the FBI and include certain major crimes including murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated...

Drunk woman on beach

Drunk Woman on Pacific Beach Here’s a short video of a drunk woman on the beach. Her girlfriends are...

An open letter to San Diego’s Mayor Sanders and Police Chief Lansdowne

I think our Mayor and Police Chief are mistaken. That is, I think allowing alcohol on our beaches is...

Men Facing Beach-Riot Charges Appear In Court

SAN DIEGO — Two men charged in connection with the Labor Day riot at Pacific Beach will soon be...

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

A 45-year-old Pacific Beach man who was arrested early Friday on suspicion of raping a 21-year-old woman has been...

Peters ‘Supportive’ of Ban

Council Presidents Scott Peters said yesterday that he will likely endorse banning alcohol on the beach, tipping a City...

Do you care about a CLEAN PB?

CLEAN PB This is a program, done in cooperation among two primary groups including a student-team from The Art...

Fort Lauderdale mayor suggests his beach plan

This letter to the editor was made today by the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fl: Rosalie Schwartz’s letter (Sept....

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

UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM 7:54 a.m. September 17, 2007 SAN DIEGO – A man was shot twice in the...

Booze Ban Nears Tipping Point, But Mayor and Others Not Sold

The debate over cold ones on the sand heats up after Labor Day incident, but the prospects of a...

SDUT Survey: Tell us about it

Last week, we asked whether you thought booze should be banned from San Diego city beaches. Based on your...

Letters to the Editor – Regarding Proposed Alcohol-free Beaches

Drinking at the beach and in the stands I disagree with your editorial (“Beach booze ban?/Voters should have final...

Booze Ban Straw Poll

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007 11:48 AM PDT After a few days of collecting quotes from around City Hall...

Sanders: Veto on Booze Ban Probable

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007 2:25 PM PDT A spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders said he would probably veto...

Skater kids harassing homeless person – dystroying her bike

Was down on the boardwalk where I came upon a group of skater kids who were badgering a woman...

Two drivers caught after fleeing from checkpoint (Lemon Grove)

Kristina Davis. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 9, 2007. pg. B.3 It was a...

Brawl on beach taps into booze brouhaha

San Diego Union Tribune – Gerry Braun In one of several YouTube videos of the notorious Labor Day melee,...

Complaints about cops at melee reviewed

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 9, 2007. pg. B.1 The San Diego...

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

I was helping a neighbor move a sofa into his apartment just now. A woman came walking by my...

Installment Three: More Cops

This is the third of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment...

Another New Record – 27 DUI’s in one Checkpoint

Police setup a checkpoint in Pacific Beach September 1st that yielded 27 drunk driving arrests. This number surpasses a...

Installment Two: It Works Elsewhere

This is the second of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment...

Beach booze ban? Voters should have final say — again

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 7, 2007. pg. B.8 As the City Council considers...