Category Archives: Ocean Beach

Pier One

The cafe that’s out on the Ocean Beach Pier is one of those places I love intensely every time I’m there, but most of the time I forget about. When I do decide to go, I worry that it will have closed, but … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ocean Beach

Sounds good to me: a newly announced series of articles that will spotlight “interesting and little known quirks of OB….a view of Ocean Beach that can’t be found in the usual tourist guide books.”  This was just announced in the OB Rag blog, … Continue reading

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Happy Heathens

Proof that the coolest costumes in town were not only being worn at Comic Con last weekend can be found on the OB Rag blog, where Shane Finneran has posted about the 9th annual gathering of Ocean Beach’s Miscellaneous Heathens.  … Continue reading

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Bum Fight?

Given how much San Diego has changed in the 36 years I’ve lived here, it warms my heart when I run across something that seems timeless. Case in point: the current flap roiling Ocean Beach, which I’ve been following in the always-entertaining OB … Continue reading

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Legalizing Marijuana in Ocean Beach

Recent news reports have crowed about the increasing numbers of Americans who support legalization of marijuana — now 44%, according to Gallup’s most recent poll. (From the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, the percentage had been stuck at about 25%.) But … Continue reading

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Signs of Peace

You might assume that the large stained glass peace symbol  just erected atop the OB International Hostel on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach simply reflects the spirit of the place. Hostelling, after all, attracts a sandal-clad, backpack-toting, internationally spirited crowd, … Continue reading

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