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GET READY FOR MORE DAYLIGHT! Daylight Saving Time returns this weekend as we gain longer days! Remember to set your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night! Spring officially sets in Thursday, March 20.



Council fine-tunes city’s operating rules for food trucks


San Diego City Council unanimously passed new rules for increasingly popular mobile food trucks citywide which allows them to operate on public streets and in commercial areas, but restricts their late-night operating hours while requiring them to be at least 300 feet from residences. Food trucks will only be allowed to operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Mobile trucks can now be operated without a permit in industrial, commercial and high-density residential


PINEWOOD POWER THE THRILL OF THE RACE Local Scouts descended on St. Brigid’s Parish Center in Pacific Beach for a no-holds-barred Pinewood Derby competition on Feb. 22 for the right to move on to regional battle. The youngsters carved, sanded and painted their wood creations for the competition, below. Above, Lucy Allbritton, 5, of Daisy Troop 62093, places her Pinewood Derby car at the starting gate for a race. Right, Cub Scout Troop 246 members, along with family and friends cheer as their cars finish the end of the race with a laser timer determining the winner and the adjusted speed. Photos by Don Balch

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SERVING UP CHANGES The City Council took action to clean up rules and regulations governing the operation of Courtesy photo mobile food trucks in city limits.

Church to host special musical event by Ugandan orphans By DAVE SCHWAB

A coalition of local groups kicked off Spring Break with a media event at the Pacific Beach Shore Club on Feb. 27 to implore celebrating students not to drink and drive, but rather to choose alternatives like designated drivers, taxis and mass transit. Pacific Beach with its beach, boardwalk, restaurants and nightclubs, is one of the most popular party destinations for college students and young military servicemembers in Southern California, migrating here for an eight-week period that begins March 1. RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety, has partnered with local colleges, the San Diego Police Depart- TAKING A STAND Billy Ramirez, owner of the PB Shore Club, far right, is flanked by represenment (SDPD), the Navy, the California tatives from RADD and Shore Club employees to promote safe driving alternatives during the Courtesy photo Office of Traffic Safety and Discover Pacif- upcoming Spring Break party period. ic Beach to highlight safe partying pracSafety should be high on the list for any arrests in the greater San Diego area durtices and encourage revelers to “plan student or resident planning to spend time ing the eight weeks of Spring Break,” Luhahead.” in popular Spring Break party spots, said Radio announcer Jeff Krapf served as SDPD Capt. Lori Luhnow. SEE SPRING BREAK >> PG. 5 emcee for the media event. “Last year, there were 485 DUI-related

The Pacific Beach Christian Church will host a special, free engagement of the Ugandan Orphans Choir on Wednesday, March 12 in a performance designed to entertain and raise awareness of the need to help children in developing countries. Event organizers said Ugandan children are known for their musical talents and outstanding ability to perform. The concert will feature their colorful, traditional costumes, accompanied by authentic African musical instruments. The children sing African songs in their native language, which is Luganda. The children are orphans who live in one of Uganda’s children’s villages on the Ssese Islands, located on Uganda’s Lake Victoria. The choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide and takes place at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 1074 Loring St. For more information, email, or call (858) 483-4504.




City finally OKs rules governing medical pot dispensaries The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 on Feb. 25 to enact zoning regulations that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate. But councilmembers also restricted dispensaries to mostly outlying industrial areas no closer than 100 feet from residences and 1,000 feet from each other, schools, churches or daycare centers. Perhaps most notably, the vote also capped the number of dispensaries allowed to set up shop and operate in any one of the nine City Council districts to a maximum of four — a total of 30 citywide.

Several of the council districts, like then-interim Mayor Todd Gloria’s District 3, have no existing zonings that would meet the new requirements for dispensaries to operate. Other communities, however, like Kearny Mesa and Otay Mesa, contain numerous parcels where dispensaries could be located. District 5 City Councilman Mark Kersey, who cast the dissenting vote, said he could not vote for the ordinance because his constituents opposed it and because federal law continues to forbid possession and sale of marijuana, despite what Cal-

ifornia voters approved a few years ago. The City Council action amends the land-development code and the local coastal program to add medical marijuana consumer cooperatives as a new, separately regulated land use. It’s been 17 years since California’s Compassionate Use Act was approved by state voters legitimizing medical marijuana use. Gloria said the new medical marijuana ordinance “is a balance providing a framework protecting neighborhoods while giving safe access to those (patients) that deserve it.” District 4 City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole said she supported the establishment of zoning that ensures dispensaries will be enforceable, adding she expected a “zerotolerance policy” for ordinance violators. District 6 City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf said she expected the city to realize “full cost recovery” from the ordinance. Zapf, who made the motion to cap the number of dispensaries allowed in each of the council districts, noted “that will spread it evenly.” District 8 Councilman David Alvarez expressed concern that the new ordinance was overly restrictive adding, “there are needs for access for people throughout this entire city.” Councilmembers took public input for roughly two hours as scores of people testified for and


RULES FINALLY PUT IN PLACE The City Council has adopted a regulatory plan to allow a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within city limits. While the plan left neither proponents or detractors completely happy, the action appears to be the closest thing to a true compromise for both parties.

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against the new marijuana zoning ordinance, including several beach residents. Scott Chipman of Pacific Beach claimed public use of marijuana by adults and teens has “skyrocketed” since California voter approval of the legislation permitting medical marijuana. Chipman spoke of dispensaries changing names and ownership to try and conceal the fact they’re primarily serving recreational users of the drug — not medical patients, as proponents claim. “Marijuana use is dangerous, it’s unhealthy physically and mentally,” Chipman said. “Hiding dispensaries away in industrial areas is admitting they’re harmful.”

The reaction from medical marijuana proponents was mixed. “We are glad that the San Diego City Council has decided to allow regulated access to medical marijuana. However, we are very disappointed with the extreme restrictions contained in this ordinance,” said James Slatic, executive board member of the California Cannabis Industry Association. "That said," continued James, "this ordinance does represent an opportunity to show the leadership of the city, as well as our detractors, that well-regulated dispensaries with responsible operators can be positive members of the communities while serving the needs of patients and caregivers.”

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After a one-year trial run, financial challenges will force the Mission Bay High School Alumni Association to close the Seaside Farmers Market after Saturday, March 8. The farmers market was established as a fundraising venue with all the profits to benefit MBHS. According to Pam Dietz, director of the alumni association, to continue for a second year, the board of directors was faced with the annual

renewal of expensive insurance, permits and agricultural fees. Dietz said that most damaging was the weekly cost of union custodial services mandated by the school district, which cut deeply into the market’s profit margin, making the venue cost prohibitive. “The alumni association only exists to provide financial assistance for MBHS and, in the end, no matter how much we all wanted to contin-

ue Seaside Farmers Market due to the ‘fun’ factor, we needed to honestly decide as a nonprofit organization if it truly was the best use of our very limited volunteer and financial resources in order to maximize our fundraising efforts on behalf of MBHS,” said Dietz. — Because of the late nature of the announcement, look for full details of the story in the Beach& Bay online at

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Denny’s in PB loses permit bid to serve up beer and wine An appeal by the Pacific Beach Denny’s restaurant to reconsider its application for a beer and wine license from the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) was rejected by the same state licensing agency. The application was denied last year, but the restaurant at 800 Garnet Ave., which has been in operation since 1968, was granted a hearing to appeal the decision. Following the Jan. 8 hearing, the ABC’s Administrative Law Judge determined several factors: • The restaurant is located in an area with nearly six times the citywide average for crime; • Under state law, the geographic area there should have two “on sale” licenses where alcohol is served; this area already has 24 of those license; • Neighbors were concerned that adding another alcohol outlet would make crime problems worse; • The San Diego Police Department also protested the license because “issuing another license will only create an additional drain on the very limited police resources;” • Issuance of the license will tend to create or aggravate a law-enforcement problem in the area. • The issuance of the license would interfere with nearby residents’ quiet enjoyment of their property. The administrative law Judge rec-

ommended denial of the license application Jan. 24. That decision was reviewed and adopted by the ABC’s General Counsel. The decision was certified Feb. 14. The applicant has 30 days to appeal the decision. Michael Manos, a retired San Diego sheriff’s deputy who owns the Pacific Beach Denny’s restaurant, said he probably wouldn’t appeal, despite his disappointment. Nonetheless, Manos said he believes there should be a different category — and criteria — for judging a liquor license application for a restaurant like his, which would sell alcohol as a supplement, as opposed to a bar, whose staple is alcohol sales.

“They made it sound like we wanted to start selling a lot of liquor, when our application was simply for beer and wine as a customer convenience incidental to their meal purchase,” said Manos. “We never intended to sell beer and wine as a mainstay as a bar would. We wouldn’t have sold as much beer in one week as a nightclub down here sells in half an hour.” Opponents of the liquor license application, like lifelong Pacific Beach resident Marcie Beckett, said the issue was not who was applying for the license, but its location and operating conditions. “Everybody likes the Denny’s,” said Beckett. “It’s just that with ABC reg-

ulations, we have no protection from restaurant licensees turning into barlike establishments and operating like bars. There are dozens of examples.” Beckett said there are no laws on the books precluding a restaurant like Denny’s from obtaining a beer and



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PERMIT DENIED BY ABC The Denny’s restaurant in Pacific Beach has been denied a beer and wine license by the state Alcohol Beverage Control, despite an appeal. Photo by Dave Schwab

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Pacific Beach Planners discuss ways to ease parking problems Pacific Beach planners got a crash course in parking management from city planning director Bill Fulton and heard an update on an upcoming eco-district workshop at their February meeting. Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) chairman Brian Curry said a subcommittee is being assembled to study the possibility of forming a new Pacific Beach parking district to “look into ways to make PB a better place.” Residential parking permits, parking meters and a local shuttle are some of the ideas the subcommittee could consider, Curry said. Planners Paul Falcone and Chris Olson volunteered to be representatives on the new parking subcommittee, which is being spearheaded by Elvin Lai, president of Discover PB. “We are looking for the four atlarge members from all over Pacific Beach,” said Lai, noting the community will be split into four quadrants, with one representative to be

“If you don’t think of [parking issues] as a system, you give people the wrong incentives to do the wrong things.” BILL FULTON Planning director, city of San Diego

selected from each quadrant. In introducing Fulton, Curry said Fulton has a long and impressive resume, which includes being an expert urban planner and author, as well as being the former mayor of Ventura. “He is an advocate of smart growth and an expert urban planner who’s authored ‘Guide To California Planning,’ the standard textbook on urban planning,” Curry said. Taking his cue, Fulton launched into a PowerPoint presentation to

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discuss how parking problems were tackled — and resolved — in Ventura. He noted there are similarities — and differences — between Ventura’s parking issues and those confronting Pacific Beach. Fulton said Ventura’s parking problem wasn’t that there weren’t enough spaces, but rather that they were unevenly dispersed and weren’t being used to full advantage. Fulton said the standard approach to resolving parking problems is “more about enforcement of time limits [meter maids] and more about parking supply [garages].” But he said a better approach is not to piecemeal parking, but rather to look at the big picture of how it’s distributed and used throughout the entire area. “If you don’t think of it as a system, you give people the wrong incentives to do the wrong things,” Fulton said, noting downtown Ventura’s traffic jam was cleared


“That is the problem, those operating conditions can be changed,” said Beckett. “First, it’s wanting to expand, then selling pitchers and they become de-facto bars, and it just goes on and on.” Beckett said what Pacific Beach would like to do is get local control over how liquor licenses are granted and maintained. “ABC has told us that if we wanted to do that, we would need to get a city permitting process,” she said. “So, Denny’s could get a license and we [PB] would be sure it would be kept as a restaurant.” Being a beach community, Beckett said there have always been a significant number of establishments with

Mario Rocha, a 5th grader from Barnard Elementary and Zoe Levin, a 3rd grader from Kate Sessions Elem. are the Kiwanis Students of the Month. These students represent outstanding leadership in their classroom. They both were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Pacific Beach and Brian McMullen of Allstate P.B. with breakfast at the Broken Yolk.


up by “select use of paid parking and by providing monetary incentives to park a couple blocks away in garages.” The first step in managing parking in Ventura, said Fulton, was to document exactly where parking was available, showing where demand exceeded supply and where parking was underused. Resolving Ventura’s parking problem involved redistributing and more evenly spreading out the use of parking spaces. So, 300 of the city’s total 2,500 parking spaces in the downtown core were turned into paid spaces that people were willing to pay for to get prime spots for shopping or dining. Off-street parking further away was changed to be either four-hour or free all day to entice people to park a short distance away from downtown. The end result: parking was more evenly distributed throughout the city’s downtown, alleviating parking shortages and traffic congestion.

PBPG member Chris Olson said a community workshop on implementing an eco-district in the beach community has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at Pacific Beach Middle School at a time yet to be determined. “Community identity, health and well-being, access and mobility are some of the things we’re slated to discuss,” Olson said, adding the workshop is intended to “bring everyone together in the same room then break up into smaller groups to discuss things like neighborhood greenways and transit projects.” Olson added there’s been some discussion of changing the name for the new sustainability district being formed from eco-district to a “livability district.” The Pacific Beach Planning Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library at 4275 Cass St.

liquor licenses. But she said enforcement problems like alcohol-related assaults wasn’t as much of a problem until the late 1980s or ’90s. “Places used to close at 10 or 11 p.m. and they served beer and wine, but they were restaurants,” she said. “Over the last 20 years, more of our restaurants have functioned like bars as ABC regulations don’t prohibit it. You get a situation where you have bad business operators making lots of money, which in turn pressures good business operators to turn into bad ones to compete. “It’s the bad business operators supporting drinking games, and reverse happy hours where drinks get cheaper later into the evenings which promotes overconsumption, that is what causes the (alcoholrelated) problems,” she said. Manos agreed that changes need

to be made with the ABC and control of alcohol policy in the interest of promoting fairness for all concerned. “Why penalize us for the sins of others?” Manos asked. “It’s a miscarriage of justice. We were going to stop serving alcohol at 9 p.m., weren’t going to have live entertainment or patron dancing, no pitchers or draft beer. We just wanted a beer and wine license to sell more food, to capture repeat business for people who wanted to have a beer or a glass of wine with their meal. They (government) need to level the playing field.” Some Pacific Beach residents are calling on San Diego city leaders to examine how other cities have addressed alcohol licensing and to use the city’s land-use powers to regulate businesses that serve alcohol.


MBHS class of 2014 needs graduation site in friendly territory

Pictured left to right is Brian McMullen, Mario's teacher Angela Geiser, Mario Rocha and his family.

Pictured left to right is Brian McMullen, Zoe's teacher Cindy Brauch, Zoe Levin and family.

As a parent of a Mission Bay High 2014 graduating senior, I am looking for help with our situation. We may be too late to the game on this one, but I have to try everything. I know that several Mission Bay High parents may have exhausted every resource in trying to find a location for the 2014 graduation other than a rival high school. Any place large enough to accommodate such an event, like San Diego State University or the University of San Diego is booked. Other venues want $8,000 to $10,000 to rent the location, chairs, etc. Our kids and parents have sup-

ported the public schools in Pacific Beach for 12 years. We have a great graduating class of smart, hard-working kids. High school graduation is one of the biggest milestones in their lives that they will remember forever. This year, Mission Bay High seniors will have to hold their commencement ceremony at a rival high school in Clairemont. We lobbied and waited for years to get a new and modern sports complex at Mission Bay. Things were delayed due to funds getting reallocated to the new library downtown. Just recently, they finally broke ground at Mission Bay for the new sports complex.

This is great news, unless you’re a graduating senior. Not only did they not get to use the new sports complex while at MBHS, but now they have no location for graduation. If there is the will, there is a way, right? Everyone has vast social and professional networks these days. There has to be a benefactor or a company with access to a location or money to help. I am hoping that there might be something that was overlooked. Does anyone have suggestions? Tom Norton Pacific Beach

News QUICKHITS >> Transient gets 5 years in stabbing, threat made to officer

A transient who stabbed another man with broken scissors and later threatened a police officer before being shot by the officer was sentenced Feb. 18 to five years in state prison. Probation was denied for Paul Aaron Brinkman, 38, by San Diego Superior Court Judge Fred Maguire, who gave Brinkman credit for spending 301 days in jail, along with time off for good behavior since the Sept. 21 incident. Brinkman was fined $1,694. Brinkman, who has a long record of mostly minor crimes, is a habitual user of marijuana and methamphetamine, according to his probation report. He pleaded guilty to committing two felony assaults. A third incident in which he waved the scissors in the air to another person was dismissed. The first incident occurred around 5 a.m. in the 100 block of Garnet Avenue in an alley, during which a man was stabbed in the arm. The victim said Brinkman complained the stabbing victim was talking too loud. The next incident took place at 3:43 p.m., as a bar manager was walking down the 1200 block of Garnet Avenue. He said Brinkman lunged at him with the scissors for no apparent reason. The victim avoided being stabbed and a police officer was flagged down. The officer saw Brinkman at

Dawes Street and Garnet Avenue and ordered him repeatedly to drop the scissors. Brinkman reportedly refused and kept walking closer to the officer with the scissors until the officer fired one shot, hitting Brinkman in the lower abdomen. Maguire sentenced Brinkman to three years for the first stabbing and then gave him another year for threatening the officer with the scissors. Maguire added one more year because Brinkman had a felony conviction of battery on a police officer in 2003. — Neal Putnam Pacific Beach planners seeking new board members

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) will hold its annual elections on Wednesday, March 26 from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library at the corner of Cass and Thomas streets. The PBPG is composed of 20 community volunteers (15 residential and five commercial seats). The group advises the city on new development projects, parking, traffic, future planning and other issues related to the Pacific Beach Community Plan. For more information, call Larry Emlaw at (858) 273-1788, or visit Street closures planned to promote cycling interest

On Sunday, March 30, nearly three miles of streets will be closed to motorists in Pacific Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to promote

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The Mission Beach Centennial Monument/Plaque Dedication and Resident Walk will mark the first in a series of events highlighting Mission Beach’s centennial on Saturday, March 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. at a location yet to be announced. The event plans include a bronze monument and plaque dedication commemorating the centennial with local dignitaries and residents present. The centennial walk will begin at either end of Mission Beach before the plaque is permanently placed. For more information, visit events.html.


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allowed by special-event permit,” said District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria, who noted that presently “laws do not allow for food trucks on private property.” “We’re trying to change that,” said Gloria about existing truck regulations adding, “These rules are fair.” Noting there’s room for “both brick-andmortar and mobile food trucks to be successful,” District 6 Councilmember Lori Zapf expressed concern about truck operations impacting residents. She made the successful motion that trucks be required to be at least 300 feet from dwellings. Public testimony largely was in favor of proposed amendments to the city’s municipal codes and the need to clarify food truck operating conditions. A couple of downtown food-cart operators complained that new regulations were giving mobile truck operators an unfair competitive advantage, and that the cost for permits on private property was excessive. Denny Knox, executive director of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, a business

presentation at the Santa Clara Recreation Center’s Bay View Room on Tuesday, March 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light sion Beach Elementary School property refreshments will be served. recently sold by the San Diego Unified For more information, email jeff@School District intend to host a neighbor- hood meeting to discuss preliminary plans to build an apartment building or condo- Mission Bay Automotive miniums on the former school campus buys building for relocation site. Mission Bay Automotive has purchased The site is located at Santa Barbara the 5,247-square-foot industrial building Place and Mission Boulevard. at 1735 Morena Blvd. in the Bay Park area McKellar McGowan, LLC and its princi- of San Diego for $1.28 million. The buildpals are inviting the putlic to attend the ing, previously occupied by Bear Fence Co.,



improvement district (BID) representing the local restaurants, a portion of the proceeds go to restaurant-rich Ocean Beach community, said our local schools and I get a great Saturday she was confused about the new truck ordi- lunch during my bay-loop bike ride.” nance and uncertain of its consequences. The City Council also voted to review the “There are so many parts to this, I don’t know changes to the ordinance in one year to assess whether to support it or be opposed,” testified their impacts and effectiveness. Knox. “We’re worried about the economic impacts to parts of the city, like ours, where 40-some percent of Storying and Journaling Workshop employees work in restaurants.” Another Obecean, Dave Martin, presfor Family Caregivers (FREE) ident of Ocean Beach Town Council, If you are an adult female caring for a parent said the “parking impact overlay zone and have been providing assistance with the protects us.” Martin said beach residents just want to make sure that “we’re on a Activities of Daily Living (mobility, dressing, fair playing field” with the new truck feeding, and/or personal hygiene) for at least regulations one year, please consider participating in this After the March 3 hearing, Chris research study involving ancient and/or Olson, a Pacific Beach Planning Group traditional stories of caregiving and journal member, said food trucks provide a community service. writing in a supportive environment. “I love the food trucks at the Saturday Workshop takes place every second Sat morning Seaside Farmers Market at Mission Bay from Mar 22 – May 31 in Pt. Loma. High School,” Olson said. “This is a Karin 858-405-7503 or “win, win, win. They do not impact

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MUSTHEAR >> Led Zeppelin aficionados won’t want to miss Dazed and Confused, appearing Friday, March 7 at the 710 Beach Club. The quartet always strives to re-create the feel of a Led Zeppelin show, but this show promises to be epic, with a three-hour run time that covers the original band’s entire career from 1968 to 1980. Dazed and Confused took home the

Best Tribute Band trophy at the 2009 San Diego Music Awards and it remains one of the most popular bands playing the club circuit today. There won’t be any surprises on this night’s set list, but if you like classic rock done well, this show is for you. • DAZED AND CONFUSED performs at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the 710 BEACH CLUB, 710 Garnet Ave. 21 and up. — Bart Mendoza

LIVEMUSIC >> By BART MENDOZA Rock fans looking for a bargain might be hard pressed to top the appearance this week of New York rockers Semi Precious Weapons at The Griffin on March 7. Though perhaps best known for its association with Lady Gaga, the band has a diehard following that has followed it through label changes and member turnovers. Currently touring in advance of its third album, “Aviation,” the band’s fans will find everything in place — a mix of rock, glam and electro pop influences, with the latter particularly evident on the new disc. Modern radio fans will enjoy every second, but the night’s ticket price of 91 cents makes the show a must for any rock fan on a budget. • SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS

performs at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at THE GRIFFIN, 1310 Morena Blvd. 21 and up. 91 cents. Pianist Sue Palmer appears at the Kona Kai’s Vessel’s Lounge on March 12. A beloved member of the San Diego arts community, Palmer is also one of the city’s musical treasures. A multiple San Diego Music Award winner known as the “Queen of Boogie Woogie,” that tag actually only touches on


her talents. Indeed, she is a virtuoso performer, able to thrill in just about any genre. Her most recent album, “Party Favorites,” finds her playing cool versions of classic tunes, including jazzy cuts like “The Pink Panther” and evergreens like “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” definitely the soundtrack to a good time. Sue Palmer performs at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at the Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Drive,

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with the purchase of two entrees at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant. Guests who select the Heritage Tourism package will have the option to choose two tickets from two of the following destinations: Maritime Museum, Marston House, Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and the Whaley House. Guests booking in February and March also have the option of booking without the package for $99 per night.

After a three-year, multimillion-dollar restoration to return the building to how it appeared in 1869, The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel reopened in July 2010 as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, two saloons, 10 hotel rooms on the second level, and private dining rooms for special occasions. The Cosmopolitan is recognized as one of the most historically significant buildings in California. With a history spanning over 175 years, the building was originally constructed as the home of San Diego pioneer Juan Bandini between 1827 and 1829. The building is a rarity because of

its long history as well as its place as one of the few historic buildings remaining in the state that is representative of a 19th century commercial building that combined Mexican adobe and American wood-framing techniques. The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel is located on the corner of Calhoun and Mason streets in Old Town and there is ample free parking along Juan Street.After 5 pm, visitors can also park for free in the CalTrans headquarters at Juan and Taylor streets. For more information on this special offer or to book a room, call 619-297-1874 or visit

In the Neighborhood REMEMBER WHEN? >> REMEMBER WHEN Dunaway Drugstore was a drug store and Wally Vine would fill your prescriptions? I took this photo Jan. 22, 1989. I’ve been going through my photo collection and uploading it to the web. I’ve also published a number of the photos in the February issue of the Pacific Beach Historical Society newsletter. Contact me if you’d like a copy of the newsletter, or a link to the web site. — John Fry may be reached at (858) 272-6655 or email

The Patio celebrates St. Patty’s with live music BY SAMANTHA ROBINSON In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, The Patio on Lamont Street will be featuring live music by James Gossett from 12 noon - 3 p.m., as well as all-day happy hour drink specials. James Gossett, known for his classic rock covers, has been performing throughout San Diego for more than 20 years. His set includes favorites from The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet, and some original songs as well. Fun fact: he plays a rare Taylor acoustic guitar, which is one of only three ever made, and the other two are owned by members of the Beach Boys! Rounding out the night will be Tomcat Courtney, from 6-9 p.m., who will be on blues guitar. His soulful vocals and poignant lyrics have captivated patrons since his debut at The Patio a few weeks ago on Monday nights. Come sport your best green attire and enjoy a drink on the patio while listening to these two talented musicians. The Patio regularly features a diverse lineup of music on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. For an updated live music schedule, call 858-270-9900 or visit




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Tio Leo’s on March 14, BDO plays all the favorites of yesteryear, perfect for swing dancing or just enjoying the dazzling musicianship. The band goes all out with a zoot-suited frontman and bandstands for a sonic trip into the past. One listen will give a real appreciation for how much work this band puts into its craft. • BIG DADDY ORCHESTRA performs at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 14 at TIO LEO’S, 5302 Napa St. 21 and

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In the Schools • The Mission Bay High School talent show provided a great night of entertainment on Feb. 21, with the performers, a fabulous audience, and the class of 2014. Thank you to all of our sponsors: Mr. Frosty, Solid Performance Surfboards, A Better Deal Tuxedos, Cass Street Trading Co. & Music, Nightingale Music, Karen Allen Design, Canvas Church and Soul Grind. • MBHS will host a school tour on Thursday, March 20 at 8 a.m., beginning in the library. Come see the wonderful new things happening at MBHS. Please sign in at the front office. • The 2014 Mission Bay High School boys’ and girls’ lacrosse program has been launched! We are looking forward to an exciting year of lacrosse as we field varsity teams for our inaugural year led by boys’ head coach Justin Aefsky and girls’ head coach Kelly Fromm. The 2014 season began with tryouts on Feb. 24, For more information, contact Ellen Sawyer at PACIFIC BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL

• Pacific Beach Middle School will host a tour on Thursday, March 6, at 8 a.m., beginning in the library. Learn about the widely-acclaimed International Baccalaureate Programme and see it in action while visiting classrooms and touring the campus. Sign in at the front office. • The PBMS Music Department will host its annual pancake breakfast to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. Join IB music director John O’Donnell for a delicious pancake breakfast and traditional music while supporting the PBMS IB music program. • Congratulations to the PBMS surf team for placing second at the Scholastic Surf Series Competition in Carlsbad on Feb. 23. Everyone on the team surfed well and contributed to the team placing second overall out of seven schools. Four team members won trophies: Shelby Moore (fifth in longboard and first in girls’ shortboard), Ciara Gray (second in longboard and second in girls’ shortboard), Nick Campagna (second in bodyboard) and Jack Patterson (sixth in bodyboard). Congratulations to the whole team and thank you to all the parents who came to the event and supported the kids. CROWN POINT JMA

• The Crown Point Junion Music Academy will host an auction Saturday, March 22 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. Tickets are on sale now for $15/person and $25/couple. Enjoy dinner and entertainment while bidding on items in the silent auction. All proceeds support the music program at CPJMA.

• On Feb. 21, CPJMA students enjoyed a western-themed barbeque lunch with their families, provided by the San Diego Unified School District’s food service department. KATE SESSIONS ELEMENTARY

• Kate Sessions will hold its first online auction March 3-12. More than $69,000 in items have been donated, including spa packages, hotel stays, summer camps, birthday parties, dine-out giveaways and entertainment. The bidding starts online March 3. All proceeds benefit the students and programs. For more information and to bid, visit • Special thanks to our platinum sponsor Ocean Park Inn; gold sponsors PB Fish Shop, Duck Dive and Shore Club; and our bronze sponsors The Patio, Luv San Diego Surf and Bill Howe. These local Pacific Beach businesses and restaurants support our local schools. • Isabel's Cantina hosted our February Family Dine Out and it was a huge success. Thanks to all of the families who attended and to Isabel for making it so great.



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AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS On Feb. 25, Gualter Moura, International Baccalaureate math teacher at Mission Bay High School, received the Inspirational Teacher Award from the Sand Diego County Office of Education. He is pictured with NBC's Rory Devine.

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Selected Member of Super Lawyers Relocates to Clairemont Alex Scheingross has spent a lifetime as a personal injury attorney to get justice for people hurt in traffic and other accidents, or who have been the victims of elder abuse or fraud. He has successfully taken on multi-billion dollar insurance companies. Alex knows the road to recovery is hard, with many ups and downs. He stands with his clients and is personally involved in every case, from the initial consultation to final resolution. Alex has been a respected member and leader of the San Diego personal injury bar for many years. He has served on the board of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and won their coveted “Outstanding Advocate Award”. He has been a Superior Court judge pro tem, workshop leader for the San Diego Inns of Court, and has hundreds of hours of special training through Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. You can contact Alex Scheingross at 858-792-5988 or

Moving Announcement The Law Offices of Alex Scheingross is pleased to announce its relocation to 3772 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117. Alex has long been a respected trial lawyer and member of the bar. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyer and received awards for outstanding advocacy from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. You can reach Alex at 858-792-5988 and please visit his website at

• The Taste of North PB Art & Restaurant Walk is right around the corner on Wednesday, March 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids (5-10 years) and can be purchased at Pacific Beach Elementary School, Pacific Beach Middle School and Missio Bay High. The walk features over 18 restaurants, displays of artwork by local students and music by the MBHS Preservationists, PBE musicians and local duet Mad Colony. • This year’s largest fundraiser for Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High is the School Yard Dash 5K Run on April 26. Join friends and family for a healthy morning of fun along beautiful Mission Bay at De Anza Cove. Race time is 9 a.m. for the Kids’ One-Mile Dash, followed by the 5K Run and the 5K Walk. There will be a vendor village, featuring a delicious brunch, prizes, music and more. Registration is $30 until April 1 and proceeds raised will bring academic enrichment to our community schools. Register, sponsor or learn more at

CASH GRAB As the winner of the Principal's Cash Challenge at the Seaside Farmers Market, Pacific Beach Middle School principal Ernie Remillard grabbed $165 in the Donornation Tornado Cash Machine in front of a cheering crowd at the weekly Seaside Farmers Market held at Mission Bay High School recently. Courtesy photo MISSION BAY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Grab a friend and visit the Seaside Farmers Market every Saturday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in the Mission Bay High School student parking lot on Grand Avenue. Enjoy local produce, delicious food, talented artisans and musicians. All of the proceeds support the excellent programs at MBHS. Parking is free and plentiful.

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them with unparalleled welcoming services and then transporting them into the world of the sea as they pass under an iconic and stunning wave,” said John Reilly, SeaWorld’s park president. “The promise of SeaWorld will be delivered immediately, giving our guests opportunities to connect with amazing animals as soon as they enter the park.” Guests will enter the park beneath an immense wave sculpture, nearly 30 feet tall and 100 feet long, giving them the impression of actually entering an underwater world. “The wave portal came to us as a very simple idea of going to the beach, wading into the shallows and diving into the water,” said Morrow. “We’ve all wondered what that would look like, and that’s what we’re creating with this new arrival experience.” Once inside the park, the tropical coral-theme design of the new animal attractions, buildings and shade structures will give guests the feeling of walking on the bottom of the ocean. It is in this undersea oasis that visitors will also have their first chance to interact with a variety of fish in four different touch pools. Both saltwater and freshwater, the 24,000-gallon touch pools will allow guests to connect with sea life in an intimate way. Four hundred brown-banded and white-spotted

CLOSE-UP ENCOUNTER Children and adults will be encouraged to reach in and connect with marine life at Explorer’s Reef, SeaWorld San Diego’s new arrival experience scheduled to open on March 21, just in time for SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration. In addition to four freshwater and saltwater touch pools with sharks, rays, horseshoe crabs and cleaner fish that guests can touch, Explorer’s Reef will also feature a stunning wave structure that guests will pass under and a beach-themed concierge-style ticketing area. Courtesy photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego

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Thomas Beach Homes 2 Sold, Only 1 Left!

Four bedrooms, Three Baths with 2300 sqft.

Offered at $769,000 • 1655 Willow St., Point Loma • 3br, 1.5ba Cozy three bedroom ranch home on corner lot, hardwood flooring, remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Peek views to the city lights with potential panoramic views from FUTURE second story. Sandra Findling • (858) 204-9844 •


$2,395,000 5655 Taft Ave. La Jolla 4 BR/3.5 BA

$1,050,000-1,075,000 New luxury living at the beach. Appointed with smart home technology, solar electricity, stainless steel appliances, granite, travertine, hardwood floors and a large rooftop deck with bay and ocean views. Just six blocks to the beach and is walking distance to the grocery store, shops, bars, restaurants and everything that Pacific Beach has to offer. Little expense was spared on the building of these homes and will likely set a new standard of living and lifestyle at the beach.

1342, 1346, 1350 Thomas Ave. Hamptons-style home with ocean views, oversized lot, gourmet kitchen, soaring ceilings, hardwood floors. Walk to shopping and Bird Rock Elementary.

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This 1300 sqft 3 Br 2 Ba is close to the Bay. Located on a quiet residential street with a garage. Lots of natural light, granite counters,custom cabintry and 2 balconies (619) 734-1529 BRE# 01926379 Just Sold As-Is For $776,500 2554 San Anselmo

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Pacific Beach Townhome This 2 Br 2.5 Ba 1240 sqft townhome was remodeled in 2014. Only minutes from the beach. Located perfectly in a residential neighborhood of Pacific Beach.

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This La Jolla 1 Br 1 Ba 713 sqft condo is 2 blocks to WindanSea Beach. 3rd floor unit with custom cabintry, granite counters and new carpets.

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6455 La Jolla Blvd #351 $360K


Commercial Condo 3 private offices, reception desk and private bathroom. 1139 sqft with lots of storage not counted in sqft.LCovered E A parking spot with plenty guest parking.

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Sat 1-4pm . . . . . . .1704 Caminito Ardiente .........4BR/2.5BA . .$975,000 .............................Candi DeMoura • 858-900-1333 Sat 1-5pm . . . . . . .1334 Caminito Arriata............ 4BR/3BA . . .$1,235,000 .......................Alfonso Johnston • 619-944-1116 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .1704 Caminito Ardiente .........4BR/2.5BA . .$975,000............................Monica Leschick • 858-752-7854 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .335 Gravilla St. ......................3BR/3.5BA . .$1,590,000 ...............................Claire Melbo • 858-551-3349 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .7096 Caminito Valverde.........5BR/6.5BA . .$2,495,000 .......................Anthony Halstead • 619-813-8626

PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH / CROWN POINT Sat & Sun 11-4pm .1167 Oliver Ave. ....................4BR/4BA . . .$1,059,000-$1,129,000.............Kathy Evans • 858-775-1575 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . .1350 Thomas Ave..................4BR/3BA . . .$1,050,000-$1,075,000 ...............Alex Rojas • 858-964-0898

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Sat & Sun 1-4pm . .1346 Thomas Ave..................4BR/3BA . . .$1,050,000-$1,075,000 ...............Alex Rojas • 858-964-0898 Sun 12-4pm . . . . . .2171 Felspar..........................4BR/3BA . . .$529,000 .....................................Alex Rojas • 858-964-0898 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .3907 Gresham St. #2.............2BR/2BA . . .$775,000-$850,876 ..................Claire Melbo • 858-551-3349 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .4023 Morrell St. ....................3+BR/2BA . .$935,000...............................................Karen & Mike Dodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-384-8538 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .1111 Wilbur Ave....................3BR/3BA . . .$1,150,000............................................Karen & Mike Dodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-384-8538 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .1684 Los Altos Rd.................5BR/5.5BA . .$2,495,000.............................Judy Corrente • 858-414-5448

Step into elegance when you enter this designer 4Br/4Ba beach home. Relax on your roof top deck with a fireplace and Sail Bay views. Interior boasts marble baths, real wood flooring, & creative floor plan that sets this charming home apart from the rest!


POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat & Sun 11-4pm .2520 Rosecrans St. ...............4BR/2BA . . .$895,000 ................................Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm .3415 John St.........................4BR/3BA . . .$1,375,000 .............................Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . .1655 Willow St. .....................3BR/1.5BA . .$769,000...............................Sanda Findling • 858-204-9844

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DEL MAR Sat 1-4 Sun 10-4pm2265 La Amatista Rd. ............4BR/2.5BA . .$2,095,000............................Yvonne Oberle • 619-316-3188

ENCINITAS Sat & Sun 1-4pm . .741 Lynwood Dr. ...................5BR/5.5BA . .$1,645,000.........................................Branja • 858-581-1851

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North Pacific Beach, just a few blocks out of La Jolla on a 7,760sq.ft. corner lot, this modern beach house works as a 4BR/3BA or as a 3BR/2BA w/complete attached granny flat that has its own living room, bathroom & balcony above the 3 car garage with an ocean view! All connects and separates! Recently remodeled, this beautiful home has a custom kitchen, bathrooms, floors, wood beam ceilings, private enclosed


Coming Soon to PB! 2 Brand NEW 2,300sf 4Br/3.5Ba Single Family Homes. Completion by end of April ‘14. These gorgeous homes offer both the serenity and excitement of the Beach Lifestyle. Versatile home features Penthouse room with wet bar opens to large roof deck with ocean and/or bay views. Priced To Move You, get them before they are gone!


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1422 & 1424 Thomas Ave CA BRE #0859218

Spacious Thomas Condo


911 Missouri St #7 Only block and half to beach - Walk to shops & dining. Very quiet upper back end unit (in corner) for privacy. Renovated building and unit upgrade through out with granite counters, newer stainless appliances, and nice cabinets in kitchen. Beautiful fixtures and stone in bath.



Relax on your private & peaceful Lagoon view balcony, or walk to the nearby shops & restaurants. Updated gem with lots of storage & open floor plan.


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881 Thomas Ave #22

6 Year New, Upgraded & Spacious 4Br/4Ba. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, charming master suite with marble and travertine bath, impressive crown molding and decorative railings, and 300sf roof deck with sweeping bay views. 2,150 sq ft of elegance! 1167 Oliver Ave


Top floor corner 2Br/2Ba condo w/views of Pacific Ocean & La Jolla Hills. Walk across the street to shops, restaurants, or the beach. Master suite offers vanity area & private bath; generous closet throughout. Fall in love with the huge kitchen and natural light from windows on 3 sides! Comes with 2 garage parking spots


2133 Harbour Heights Road

Beautiful 4Br/2Ba Home. Amazing views, pool, 3 car garge.



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858-504-3263 CA BRE #01345168

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4/3, 1500 sq ft house with a 2 car garage plus rv parking, full size lot, completely remodeled with an open and airy floor plan. Call for more details

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(858) 775-1575 CA BRE# 00872108

(858)775-0280 CA BRE #01397371

4667 Ocean Blvd. #205 Prime Ocean Front location! Own your piece of paradise at a great Value. Endless Summer Sunsets with a grassy knoll right out front. This charming One Bedroom Condo comes fully furnished and is move-in ready just in time for your best Summer ever. A great place to call Home, or a Vacation Rental. Fabulous direct Ocean Views from Living Room, Dining Room and open, fully stocked Kitchen. $499,000 to $519,000

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858-692-0185 CA BRE #00935682

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