Police investigators are looking into a commercial robbery at a Starbucks in Pacific Beach on Oct. 23, in which a white man with a bandana over his face made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect, believed to be between 35-40 years old and wearing all black, entered the store on Garnet Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. and waited in line until he reached the clerk, according to police.
The man told the clerk he was robbing the store and asked for money. The suspect did not display a weapon and it is unknown if he really was armed, said investigators.
The suspect was given cash from the register before he fled. A customer followed the suspect into the parking lot and saw the suspect getting into a full-size pickup truck before the man sped off eastbound on Garnet.
Tuesday Farmers Market to partner with schools
Organizers of the Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers Market are poised to support local schools beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25.
The event’s organizers, SD Weekly Markets and Discover Pacific Beach, will rebate 5 percent of every dollar spent to a local school in Pacific Beach. The donation period runs through Tuesday, Nov. 29. Supporting local farmers and schools is the whole goal, organizers said.
The Tuesday Farmer’s Market runs from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Bayard Street from Garnet Avenue to Hornblend Street, and offers 60 farmers and vendors who provide fruits, vegetables, fresh-baked breads and grass-fed beef. Guests who make a purchase from any of the farmers or vendors can ask for and receive school tickets and will be given one ticket for each dollar spent.
Once the shopping experience is completed, shoppers can bring their tickets to the information booth on Bayard Street near Garnet and deposit them into any of the school jars.
Participating schools include Kate Sessions Elementary, Pacific Beach Elementary, Crown Point Junior Music Academy, Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High School. The donation program was created to help local schools weather severe budget cuts, while encouraging Pacific Beach families to shop local and educate children about local farmers and sustainable foods.
Donations will be provided to the specific school’s PTA.
For more information, visit www.pacificbeachmarket.com.
PB Town Council honors Starfish Award winners
The Pacific Beach Town Council honored the winners of its annual Starfish awards this month.
The award for the most outstanding low-water-use garden went to Ted and Suzanne Mecklenborg at 957 Oliver St. Town Council members said the creative use of cacti, succulents, grasses and rock is an eye-catching asset to the neighborhood.
Also honored were Suzanne and Jim Landa, who live just up the street at 1068 Oliver. Their sensitive remodel
of a Spanish-style home — in keeping with the scale and history of Pacific Beach — earned them a
Starfish Award for outstanding residential architecture. The home boasts a “charming” front fountain,
surrounded by succulents and low-water-use plants.
The judges for this latest round of Starfish Awards were co-chairs Eve Anderson and Adam Meyer, along with Scott Chipman and Jim Galvin.
The Pacific Beach Town Council is accepting nominations for its spring Starfish Awards nominations.
For more information, visit www.pbtowncouncil.org.