City blamed for dangerous situation in Ocean Beach


Some Ocean Beach residents say the city is not fixing street lights along a 10-block stretch on Abbott Street.

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SAN DIEGO — People who live along a 10-block stretch of Abbott Street in Ocean Beach say their lives are at risk once the sun goes down.

They say street lights have not worked for at least three months.

And some residents say they fear walking outside in the dark.

“People are stalking women at night, there’s people coming home from bars all drunk harassing residents, the lights need to be repaired,” said resident Andrew Mendez.

Mendez and others say the city has been unresponsive and has failed to come out and fix the problem.

“The majority of the people here are paying taxes, isn’t that what the city is supposed to be doing, hopefully city councilman will jump on the ball and make it happen,” said Mendez.

The city of San Diego says it has fixed the lights and has been waiting on San Diego Gas & Electric to turn the power back on.

A spokesperson for SDG&E says they have crews in Ocean Beach and are waiting on further repairs to be made before they can turn the power back on.

it’s unclear how long those repairs will take.

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