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When Pacific Beach resident Paige Hernandez was in third grade, she observed racism for the first time in her hometown of Camarillo.
Local teenagers organized a peaceful protest against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, drawing hundreds of young people to Kate Sessions Park on Mount Soledad on June 24.
The business picture has been in flux the past few months because of the coronavirus, which has made it tough for businesses to open new locations and perhaps as tough to keep track of what’s new.
Many Pacific Beach gyms, galleries, bars and other businesses are open again as San Diego has moved further into the process of easing coronavirus-related restrictions following closures that began in March.
“2020 was a year unlike any other in the history of Mission Bay High School, and what will be remembered most in years to come is how our campus came together through the toughest of times.
Diamond Street in Pacific Beach is temporarily closed to through traffic between Mission Boulevard and Haines Street — a development that may have surprised community leaders and other residents as much as motorists trying to use it.
After two months of empty dining rooms and stores, restaurants and retail shops in the Pacific Beach area began reopening this week for inside service after San Diego County announced May 20 that it had state approval for them to do, as long as they operate under the county’s Safe Reopening Plan to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
With art galleries and exhibits closed, concerts canceled and tours postponed indefinitely, local artists and musicians might be expected to be suffering more than many. For the most part, though, they’re doing OK.