Welcome to the Ocean Beach Bulletin. Ocean Beach and the San Francisco neighborhoods nearby make up a special part of a special city, and we think the people who live, work and play here deserve a great news source all their own.

The Bulletin’s publisher and editor-in-chief is Tom Prete, a journalist with a background in community newspapers including the San Francisco Independent and the San Francisco Examiner.

Mark Lukach is the Bulletin’s founding editor-at-large and a familiar face to surfers in the lineup at Ocean Beach. A teacher, Mark has a knack for finding the stories that make this neighborhood a great place to live.

The Bulletin isn’t just about what we write, though. We know a lot of people love the Ocean Beach area in many different ways, whether they’re lifelong residents or one-time visitors, and we want to know your stories about the neighborhood. Do you remember spending the day at Playland? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen washed on the beach? When did you first start thinking of this place as home? We’d love to hear your stories from the neighborhood at Ocean Beach Recollections.

Don’t forget to check out our Twitter account, and visit us and your neighbors on Facebook.

The Ocean Beach Bulletin is, and always will be, a work in progress. We won’t change our focus on life on San Francisco’s far-western edge, but expect us to try new things and refine the way we work – regularly.

Please keep in mind that everyone should feel welcome at the Ocean Beach Bulletin. Strong opinions are welcome, but comments that contain threats; incitements to violence; racist, homophobic or other offensive language; or libelous or other illegal content will not be allowed.

The Ocean Beach Bulletin offers a great opportunity to get your business noticed by readers on San Franciscos western edge, at reasonable advertising rates. Email us for more information.


Tom Prete