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  • IN GOOD TASTE! Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge: A Local Legend

    IN GOOD TASTE! Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge: A Local Legend

    Step into the Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge and you instantly feel the comfy patio vibe with lush greenery and open-air access to the busy sidewalk outside and the ocean just beyond. A landmark in Pacific Beach for more than 10 years, the restaurant is situated near Pacific Beach Fire Station...

  • EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Hello 2018! Goodbye Power Lines!

    EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Hello 2018! Goodbye Power Lines!

    These days, navigating the streets in Pacific Beach means dealing with road blocks, backhoe loaders, bulldozers and construction workers onsite for our portion of the City of San Diego Utilities Undergrounding Program. (Which, by the way, was initiated in 1967 to provide residents with “clearer...

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN PB? Jan-Feb Calendar 2018

    WHAT'S HAPPENING IN PB? Jan-Feb Calendar 2018

    ONGOING EVENTS Pacific Beach Farmers Market 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays, along Bayard Street off Garnet Avenue. Organic Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays at the Promenade at Pacific Beach, 4110 Mission Blvd. Kids Art Class 2:30-3:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, for ages 4-9, Pacific Beach Recreation...

  • What's Happening in PB? Calendar of Events October-November 2017

    October Community Calendar Ongoing Events Pacific Beach Farmers Market: 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays, along Bayard Street off Garnet Avenue. Organic Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays at the Promenade at Pacific Beach, 4110 Mission Blvd. Kids Art Class: For ages 4-9, 12:30-1:30 p.m. days TBD, Pacific...

  • 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...

  • One PB Woman’s Mission: Turning ‘7’ memories into memoirs for posterity

    One PB Woman’s Mission: Turning ‘7’ memories into memoirs for posterity

    You could call it her mission, or you could call it her passion. Whatever you call it, Pacific Beach resident Patricia Benesh is determined to change the face of aging through her company, 7 Memories. Benesh has written three books on the subject and started the company to get more senior citizens...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pacific Beach Community Resources

    Pacific Beach Community Resources

    Police Station San Diego Northern Division 4275 Eastgate Mall UTC(858) 552-1700 Complaint Line: (619) 515-2777 Emergency Line: 9-1-1 Post office US Post Office, 4640 Cass St., (858) 272-1948, usps.com Fire station San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Station 21, 750 Grand Ave., (619) 533-4300. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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