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  • West Coast Runners Make Their Mark: Ready for New Season, New Members

    West Coast Runners Make Their Mark: Ready for New Season, New Members

    They gather on a chilly Saturday morning in the parking lot of Mission Bay High School just as the sun comes up. Some are walkers, some are runners. Some are fast, some are slow. But they all have one thing in common: They’re all in training for their next marathon or half marathon. They’re members...

  • PB Yoga rePublic: Beach session entice yogis

    PB Yoga rePublic: Beach session entice yogis

    A cool breeze flows through the air and brings a salty scent to my nose. The wind gently kisses my ears and then waves goodbye. My hands and feet press the mat beneath me, a little uneven because it’s on soft grass. I’m in downward dog, and with my eyes closed, I breathe in … 2 … 3… and out … 2…...

  • Meet Your PB Neighbor: Slomo ---- A former doctor finds peace skating in The Zone

    Meet Your PB Neighbor: Slomo ---- A former doctor finds peace skating in The Zone

    Pacific Beach has its share of characters. Some you may know and some you will discover. All of them come with stories to tell. Pacific Beachers, please take a minute to meet your neighbor, Slomo. He glides down the PB Boardwalk capturing the imagination of children, the hearts of adults and odd...

  • Team Survivor Sea Dragon: Bouts with cancer fuel paddlers’ passion for victory

    Team Survivor Sea Dragon: Bouts with cancer fuel paddlers’ passion for victory

    One by one, they pull up to the Youth Aquatic Center on Fiesta Island in the heart of Mission Bay Park in the dreary overcast of an early Sunday morning. But this crowd is anything but dreary. These are the dynamic women of the Team Survivor Sea Dragons, convening on a stretch of sandy beach to...

  • Short-Term Vacation Rentals; PB Town Council hears City Hall views before the Oct. 23 vote

    Short-Term Vacation Rentals; PB Town Council hears City Hall views before the Oct. 23 vote

    On Monday, Oct. 23, the San Diego City Council will hear proposals to regulate the conversion of single-family homes in residential zones into short-term vacation rentals (STVR) for visitors that alter the character of neighborhoods and drive up home prices. As the 92109 Zip code is home to 42...

  • Q&A with Greg Daunoras: Pacific Beach Town Council President

    Q&A with Greg Daunoras: Pacific Beach Town Council President

    Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Chicago area. I attended Northern Illinois University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Immediately upon graduation from NIU at the age of 22, I moved to San Diego to accept a civilian job with the U.S. Navy. What do you do for a living?...

  • Making a Dream a Reality: Fundraising underway for $17 million Beach & Bay Family YMCA

    Making a Dream a Reality: Fundraising underway for $17 million Beach & Bay Family YMCA

    Parents, children and seniors are all rejoicing over the fact that the YMCA has made Pacific Beach the next part of its San Diego expansion plans. On the corner of Ingraham and Felspar streets, and connected to the PB Middle School campus, the new PB branch will be named “Beach and Bay Family YMCA.”...

  • St. Paul’s Lutheran School: 7 Decades of Faith, Family, Foundation in PB

    St. Paul’s Lutheran School: 7 Decades of Faith, Family, Foundation in PB

    Last month, PB Monthly’s cover story was a Back-to-School interview with the community’s six public school principals. Congratulating ourselves for pulling it off during their busiest time of the year, our celebration was short-lived when the phones started ringing to say we forgot one! Acknowledging...

  • 353 guests attend Heart of PB Restaurant Walk in September

    353 guests attend Heart of PB Restaurant Walk in September

    The Heart of PB Restaurant Walk, held 4-9 p.m. Sept. 13 along Garnet Avenue between Lamont and Dawes Streets, netted about $5,000 in support of Discover PB programs, which include the Clean & Safe project and several community events. Sara Berns of Discover PB reports that 353 tickets were sold...

  • Chicago on the Beach: 710 Club huddles with Chi-Town fans on game days

    Chicago on the Beach: 710 Club huddles with Chi-Town fans on game days

    When Bob and Stacey Morrone of Las Vegas planned their 25th wedding anniversary last month, they eventually settled on enjoying their special occasion together in San Diego, like others had done before them. With all of the unique sites, great dining, fun activities and gorgeous beaches available...

  • Back-to-School Q&A with PB's Six Public School Principals

    Back-to-School Q&A with PB's Six Public School Principals

    Principal Aida Hernandez Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy Contact: 2445 Fogg St. (858) 800-5700. ahernandez1@sandi.net Grades: TK-Grade 5; since 2007, offers a Mandarin Chinese immersion program Enrollment: 492 Mascot: The Panda Bear Are there any big changes ahead? We are opening a preschool...

  • BITS AND PIECES: 'Neighbors Preserving Kate Sessions Heritage’ shocked into action by reservoir property sale

    Residents of the Soledad Terrace neighborhood around Los Altos Road have been scrambling to find answers about the City’s impending sale of the 4.76-acre site of the Pacific Beach Reservoir property with little success to date. The neighborhood is the site of the former home of famed horticulturist...

  • A List of PB Community Resources

    A List of PB Community Resources

    Civic Associations Pacific Beach Town Council, 1706 Garnet Ave., (858) 483-6666, pbtowncouncil.org Pacific Beach Business District, 1503 Garnet Ave., (858) 273-3303, pacificbeach.org District 2 San Diego City Council Rep: Lorie Zapf, City Administration Building, 202 “C” St., 10th Floor, San...

  • What's Happening in PB? Community Calendar September 2017

    What's Happening in PB? Community Calendar September 2017

    36th annual PAESAN Picnic: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, Crown Point Shores Pavilion, 3700 Corona Oriente Road. Each year the Pacific Beach Town Council holds a Police and Emergency Services Appreciation Night (P.A.E.S.A.N.) honoring SDPD Northern Division, Station 21 of San Diego Fire &...

  • Reaping What They've Sown: St. Andrew's breaks ground for PB Community Garden — ‘Bed boxes’ now on sale

    Reaping What They've Sown: St. Andrew's breaks ground for PB Community Garden — ‘Bed boxes’ now on sale

    If Pacific Beach is a fertile community with deep roots conducive to healthy growth that allow residents to blossom and bear fruit, then the new community garden at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will be a perfect fit. Organized and operated by the local non-profit Beautiful PB, the community...

  • BITS AND PIECES: Hydrangea Cove beach décor shop relocates

    BITS AND PIECES: Hydrangea Cove beach décor shop relocates

    Hydrangea Cove, selling gift and beach cottage items, has moved to 845 Garnet Ave. Previously in business for six years on Turquoise Street, owner Susan Christopher said she took the opportunity to move her shop to an established retail area, just a-block-and-a-half from the ocean, with customer...

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Gently on The Bay! The women of the ZLAC Club get a grip on fitness, friendship

    Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Gently on The Bay! The women of the ZLAC Club get a grip on fitness, friendship

    Members of the club. The term is practically an idiom, referring to people who share interests, values and experiences. At ZLAC Rowing Club on Mission Bay, the expression is apt and probably as old as the club itself. Started in 1892, the club caters to those who relish the sport of rowing. But...

  • Wake up and smell the coffee! PB baristas have a pot on for you!

    Wake up and smell the coffee! PB baristas have a pot on for you!

    Life for coffee lovers has really perked up in Pacific Beach. In just a few years, several coffee shops have opened along Cass Street, joining neighborhood favorites on Garnet Avenue and Ingraham Street. Each offers a unique menu and vibe, whether for quick take-out or laid-back sitting and sipping....

  • Here's a bit about the five Pacific Beach Landmarks we love

    Here's a bit about the five Pacific Beach Landmarks we love

    Pacific Beach has much in common with beach towns up and down the California coast – sun and sand, fun and a laid-back lifestyle. But a few local landmarks and attractions are unique to this community of approximately 47,000. 1) Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages – In how many places can you sleep...

  • Locals say Pacific Beach is perfect choice for weekend staycations

    Locals say Pacific Beach is perfect choice for weekend staycations

    What is your ideal 48-hour staycation? Is it to relax and do as little as possible? Stroll, take in the sights, leisurely meals and some shops? Throw yourself into biking, surfing or paddle boarding? Bar hop and dance the night away? However you define vacation, you'll find it in Pacific Beach...

  • The First 20 Years: A brief history of Pacific Beach (1887-1907)

    The First 20 Years: A brief history of Pacific Beach (1887-1907)

    The history of a place as colorful as Pacific Beach need not be encyclopedic, not when the quirks are more fun than the red-letter dates. It’s true enough that P.B. was founded in 1887, having been developed by R.A., J.R. and W.W. Thomas, D.C. Reed. O.S. Hubbell, D.P. Hale, Thomas Metcalf, Charles...

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