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  • SHADOW OF A DROUGHT: The water shortage is over, so can San Diego and La Jolla residents shower like it’s 1999?

    SHADOW OF A DROUGHT: The water shortage is over, so can San Diego and La Jolla residents shower like it’s 1999?

    Last month, California emerged from drought conditions for the first time since December 11, 2011, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, breaking a 376-week streak. In response, the California Department of Water Resources increased the amount of water delivered from its State Water Project storage...

  • Homemade Italian? Look no further than Cesarina in Point Loma

    Homemade Italian? Look no further than Cesarina in Point Loma

    IN GOOD TASTE: Cesarina Restaurant, an Italian trattoria just two-months-old on Voltaire Street, is pulling out all the stops when it comes to authentic Italian food, like your nonna might have made for you growing up, if you grew up in Italy. It's owned by three Italian expats — two are cousins...

  • Point Loma's Women's Museum director honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

    Point Loma's Women's Museum director honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

    Point Loma 's Women's Museum of California executive director Diane Peabody Straw was one of 17 women from across San Diego honored as 2019 Women of Distinction by 78th Assembly member Todd Gloria, March 20 at the Women's Museum in Liberty Station. The 78th Assembly includes San Diego County, Coronado,...

  • First Luck o' Loma is a neighborhood hit!

    First Luck o' Loma is a neighborhood hit!

    The Scene: St. Patrick's Day weekend in Point Loma was celebrated the way it should be — San Diego-style at Goodbar, 1872 Rosecrans St. There were adorable dogs up for adoption from The Animal Pad rescue shelter, giveaways from the San Diego Gulls hockey team, lively performances by Irish bands,...

  • Peninsula News Briefs May 2019

    Ride the Point raises $35K for pancreatic cancer research In honor of avid cyclist and its former president, Jim Krause, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2012, The Point Loma Rotary Club visited UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center on Friday, March 8 to present its pancreatic cancer research team...

  • Q&A with Andrea Schlageter, Chair of the Ocean Beach Planning Board

    Q&A with Andrea Schlageter, Chair of the Ocean Beach Planning Board

    Q: Where did you grow up? A: I was born at Scripps and then I lived over on Loring Street, in Mt. Soledad, until kindergarten, and then we moved here. Q: Do you live in OB now? A: I do, I live in my mom's house and she lives in Tahoe, so I'm like the landlord. Q: What do you do for a living? A:...

  • Peninsula News Briefs

    Peninsula News Briefs

    Ocean Beach Bizmap launches OB Bizmap is a new interactive way of exploring Ocean Beach, targeted to travelers and tourists. A paper map of OB pairs with a treasure hunt web app users can download on their smartphones for free. The Find It 123 Treasure Hunts allow users to choose a category that...

  • Blondes on Beers: Culture Brewing in Ocean Beach celebrates the classics and the community

    Blondes on Beers: Culture Brewing in Ocean Beach celebrates the classics and the community

    Blondes on Beers: In the brewing community, the word "Culture" can mean two things: on one hand, culture can mean the qualities and attitudes of a given community; on the other, it can mean the yeast that ferments in a beer to turn sugar into alcohol. Hoping to hit on both definitions, Culture...

  • The pride of Point Loma--Beautification projects gain community support

    The pride of Point Loma--Beautification projects gain community support

    Point Loma 's natural beauty and maritime history is celebrated and maintained by community volunteers who know a good thing when they see one. Capitalizing on the spring theme of rebirth, various groups are busy taking care of business and planning for the future. Here's some of what's going on:...

  • Scouts launch geocache scavenger hunt in Point Loma--Community invited to find troop's treasure

    Scouts launch geocache scavenger hunt in Point Loma--Community invited to find troop's treasure

    Scavenger hunts are a fun activity for a birthday party or an educational tool for a classroom activity, and now technology has put a new twist on the old way of scavenging, making such hunts the perfect outdoor challenge for kids and adults. It's called "geocaching." While some may have never...

  • JRDN Restaurant at Tower23 has new look, new menu in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    JRDN Restaurant at Tower23 has new look, new menu in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    IN GOOD TASTE: It was time to freshen up a little. So JRDN Restaurant, located within Tower23 Hotel right on the boardwalk at Felspar Street in Pacific Beach, started changing things up this year. The restaurant's been open since 2005 and has always been known for its 70-foot "wave wall" that reflects...

  • Young executive takes up Granny Flats cause in San Diego and California

    Young executive takes up Granny Flats cause in San Diego and California

    Thinking of building a secondary housing structure on your property? It's now easier in California to do so, thanks to 2017 legislation. And in San Diego it's less expensive, since the City Council voted in April to waive Development Impact Fees, Facility Benefit Assessment Fees and General Plan...

  • Various De Anza Cove plans on view at Pacific Beach Town Council meeting

    Various De Anza Cove plans on view at Pacific Beach Town Council meeting

    Next year, the City of San Diego is expected to select which alternative plans for the De Anza Cove Revitalization Project will be included with its own for an Environmental Impact Report. The various stakeholders made their cases before the community at the Pacific Beach Town Council meeting,...

  • Pacific Beach's Garnet Ave. to become car-free 'Holiday Lane' on Dec. 14

    Pacific Beach's Garnet Ave. to become car-free 'Holiday Lane' on Dec. 14

    If you can't imagine what Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach might look like as a pedestrian-friendly concourse without any cars or buses, then head down to the street on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 between 4 and 8 p.m. and take a look for yourself. A consortium of community organizations led by Beautiful...

  • Blondes on Beers: A Journey through Guild Fest 2018 in San Diego

    Blondes on Beers: A Journey through Guild Fest 2018 in San Diego

    Blondes on Beers: OK, quick change of plans. We know last month we said we were going to a brewery in Point Loma , but with the launch of San Diego Beer Week on Nov. 3 and Guild Fest, the Blondes of Beers couldn't resist and we attended the celebration in downtown San Diego. Presented by the San...

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