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  • Q&A: Meet Point Loma/Ocean Beach peninsula civic volunteer Dave Martin

    Q&A: Meet Point Loma/Ocean Beach peninsula civic volunteer Dave Martin

    Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The United States Marine Corps brought me to San Diego. What do you do for a living? I have been involved in the hospitality business for most of my career. Prior to retiring last year, my wife, daughter and son-in-law owned Shades...

  • Ocean Beach Library fans await word on its expansion

    Ocean Beach Library fans await word on its expansion

    Ocean Beach 's biggest draw — to both insiders and outsiders — is its beach, but another big part of this tight-knit and friendly town is its library. The Ocean Beach Library is small, at just over 4,500 square feet, but it's mighty in its impact and significance to the community. The original...

  • OB's 'Dottie' comes through for hardware store customers

    OB's 'Dottie' comes through for hardware store customers

    It's 7 a.m. and the sun has just risen over Ocean Beach as Dottie, a sales associate with OB Paint and Hardware, arrives at 4871 Newport Ave. She opens the store for the day's customers and to meet with the salesmen. Dottie walks to work each morning, walks back home for lunch with her sister,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Hearty, healthy ideas for Father's Day meals

    Kitchen Shrink: Hearty, healthy ideas for Father's Day meals

    KITCHEN SHRINK: A stressed-out reader, who's hosting a Father's Day barbecue for her extended family with dads from their 20s to their twilight years, was wondering if she should mix up the menu considering the age range of her guests. While most guys would be thrilled to scarf down a heap of salty...

  • Housing, parks part of plan to revitalize sports arena area

    Housing, parks part of plan to revitalize sports arena area

    The area around San Diego's sports arena would be transformed into dense housing, modern commercial projects, 30 acres of parks and a bay-to-bay trail under a new growth blueprint City officials are proposing. The plan would make the community more vibrant and less industrial by chopping up its...

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