Editor’s Notebook: Busy time for community events


Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! The kids are back in school and fall events are on the horizon. I’d like to call out a few for your review because they are MAJOR community happenings and your presence would be missed! You’ll find deeper details about each one inside this issue.

  • Saturday, Sept. 14: San Diego Bayfair and America’s Finest BBQ State Championship, Saturday, Sept. 14 in Crown Point Park. Also on this day, Pints & Paddles for a Cause from Santa Clara Point to benefit a non-profit that uses kayak and other paddling programs to help wounded veterans recover.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18: The Pacific Beach Town Council will host a Mayoral Debate, 6-8 p.m., in Mission Bay High School auditorium. Free parking and lots of dicey discussion.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: The PB Town Council will present its 39th annual Police and Emergency Services Appreciation Night (P.A.E.S.A.N.), 4-6:30 p.m. at North Crown Point Shores Rotary Pavilion, 3700 Corona Oriente Road to honor first-responders — Police Department Northern Division, Station 21 of San Diego Fire & Rescue, the San Diego Lifeguards, and the Park Rangers and Park Maintenance staff of the San Diego Parks & Recreation Department.

Mossy Toyota staff will dish out the carne asada barbecue, while Old Mission Beach Athletic Club members will serve traditional fare and PB Town Council members will mix up a power-packed PAESAN salad.

  • Saturday, Oct. 5: Discover PB will host the 22nd annual Pacific Beachfest, a free, family-friendly festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with three stages for live music, action sports on the sand, a fish taco contest, shopping and more — along the Boardwalk from Felspar to Thomas Streets. To register for the 5K and see the music line-up, visit

There’s a whole lot more going on as you’ll see when you turn these pages. Your story ideas, photos and letters are welcome for the October issue of PB Monthly by e-mail to or by phone at (858) 875-5950. Cheers!