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  • Eyeing retirement, The French Gourmet owner maps out his legacy

    Eyeing retirement, The French Gourmet owner maps out his legacy

    The French Gourmet restaurant — with its bright yellow exterior and blue shutters framing windows adorned with flower baskets — is a cheery culinary icon, not just in Pacific Beach, but in all of San Diego. Its list of awards is long and legendary, and its owner, Michel Malecot, was even given...

  • Windswept wave-rider says March is good month for kite surfing in PB

    Windswept wave-rider says March is good month for kite surfing in PB

    La Jolla resident Helen Spear is a kiter, and we don’t mean the kind on a string. Officially, what she does is called “kite surfing,” and it’s a sport she learned 15 years ago in Maui on — you guessed it — Kite Beach, the stomping ground for kite-surfing pros. But Spear started slowly. First, she...

  • Q&A with PB Man-About-Town Karl Jaedtke

    Q&A with PB Man-About-Town Karl Jaedtke

    In January, longtime PB Town Council volunteer Karl Jaedtke was presented with the Council’s “Pug Sanford Community Service Award.” While handing Jaedtke the proclamation during the Town Council’s Installation Dinner at Mission Bay Yacht Club, Council president Greg Daunoras cited Jaedtke’s years...

  • Q & A With William 'Bill' Marsh, 2018 Honorary Mayor of PB

    Q & A With William 'Bill' Marsh, 2018 Honorary Mayor of PB

    Where did you grow up? Leavittsburg, Ohio (25 miles west of Youngstown, Ohio). What do you do for a living? I’m a Retired Naval Aviator/Aerospace engineering Duty Officer and Navy Defense Contractor Are you married? Got kids? Married to Adele Rossi-Marsh (Retired Navy Medical Service Corp Officer...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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?...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3 Months, 3 Openings and 3 New PB Fixtures

    3 Months, 3 Openings and 3 New PB Fixtures

    Good news comes in three’s, and in this case, get your bellies ready for delicious food and your gullets ready for tasty cocktails. PB welcomes the opening of three unique businesses that will offer great options if you’re looking for a night out, a coffee the next morning or perhaps spring for...

  • Engaging the Community in Smart Growth: PB Eco-District aims to become nationally certified

    Engaging the Community in Smart Growth: PB Eco-District aims to become nationally certified

    As one of 13 registered eco-districts in North America with a long list of achievements in its short four-year existence, the Pacific Beach Eco-District seeks to access more resources to tackle bigger issues by becoming fully certified. Tasked with finding equitable and sustainable means of community...

  • 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.”...

  • IN GOOD TASTE: Enoteca Adriano: Italian favorites served by 'family'

    IN GOOD TASTE: Enoteca Adriano: Italian favorites served by 'family'

    Written on a chalkboard at the entrance to Enoteca Adriano: “86 percent of a relationship is figuring out where to eat.” In North PB, couples enjoying date nights have made this cozy spot, which features an Italian wine bar, their go-to destination. They’re not alone. Since “Chef Franco” opened...

  • 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...

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