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OB Flashes – Mid June 2012

June 14, 2012 by Frank Gormlie
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Chuck Schiele to Perform Once Again in OB

Singer-songwriter-promoter Chuck Schiele – having relocated to the East Coast two years ago – is returning to OB and will perform at the Farmers Market Showcase on June 20 and at the OB Street Fair itself. See here for more.

Surfrider Foundation Holding Ocean Friendly Garden Party in Ocean Beach – June 28th

Homeowners are invited to Surfrider Foundation’s upcoming Ocean Friendly Garden Party on Thursday, June 28th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Open to the general public, attendees will learn more about the CPR principles behind Ocean Friendly Gardens, and other chapter programs and events in a fun, informal setting at the Ocean Beach Hotel. Those interested in attending should RSVP at info@surfridersd.org and include “Garden Party” in the subject heading.

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, and Whatever – March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011 by Source
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* NEW UPDATE: Special Meeting on Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance – March 16th
*Arrest of Second Suspect in OB Business Window Vandalism Imminent
*OB Planning Board Election – March 15th
*OB Rag Letter-Writing Campaign Over Lack of U-T Coverage of Large San Diego Labor Rally Gets “Apology”
*U-T Cartoonist Snags OB in Weekly Caption Contest
*OB Historical Society’s Annual Wisteria Tea Party – March 19th
*Ex-Robb Field City Worker Accused of Stealing From City
*END THE WARS! Rally – March 19th
*40th Anniversary of the Collier Park Riot Coming Up

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar, and Whatever – January 8, 2011

January 8, 2011 by Frank Gormlie

The Dream is Over at Dream Street – but Not For the Mothers Earlier this week, the San Diego Reader reported that: Dream Street talent-buyer Drew McDaniel posted on the bar’s website that the venue was finished. Neither McDaniel nor bar owner Billy Savino was available for comment. Shelby Wickersheim, who owns and operates a […]

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar and Whatever – December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010 by Staff
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* “Hidden Garden” Creator Lou Williams Passes

* Pizza Port provides jobs for the disabled

* OB is the end for bicyclist who pedaled 25,000 miles for peace

* “Stuff to Puff” owner quoted on DEA controlling synthetic pot

* 5 Unit Cable Street Apartment Sells for $1.15 Million Cash

* Noon Designs Receives Kudos for Best Local Jewelry

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OB Flashes: News, Calendar, and Whatever – October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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Redesign of Thee Bungalow Near Complete, Bo-Beau to Debut Early November
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OB Lifeguard Restrooms Still Stink
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Noodle House Robbed
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Will Pot Dispensaries Be Zoned Out in Places Like Ocean Beach?
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Halloween Events … and MORE ….

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar, and Whatever — September 16th, 2010

September 16, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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ALL DETAILS AND LINKS INSIDE:
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Liberty Station Pledge Up In Smoke (and mirrors)?
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OB Kindergarten In News
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Party benefit for Walk for the Cure at noon designs – Sept 22nd
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Celebrate the Cabrillo Festival – Sept 25-26
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Community-based School Reform – Town Meeting at PLHS – Oct 6th

AND MORE …..

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, Whatever – August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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ALL DETAILS AND LINKS INSIDE:
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OB Restaurants, bars and coffee houses promote themselves in new association
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Obecians get new pipes, more torn-up streets, and eventually, a better flow
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“Terriers” Spent $20 Million in San Diego – Set to Air Sept 8th
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COSTCO-Lowe’s also wants Midway Postal Center
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Point Loma Planners approve revised bylaws
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Ocean Beach Planning Board general meeting – Wednesday, September 1
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OB Historical Society to dig up old bones
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Animal Activist to speak September 1 at World Wide ESL
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$30 will get ya in the Jazz 88 OB Music & Art Festival! $200 will get ya special seating and special food

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, Whatever – July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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OB Library Gets a New Rug
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“Terriers” airs on September 8th
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World War Two Weather ?
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3 Out of 4 Readers Against Publicly Funded Downtown Football Stadium
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Police Praise OB Heathens
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Woman Jogger Hassled Along Sunset Cliffs
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Ground-breaking on New OB Entryway in October
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$7000 From Supervisor Cox for Abbott Street Trees
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Who were Dusty Rhodes and Bob Kenny anyhow? (Help us out.)
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OBMA Historical Tour – Online
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OB Town Council to hold elections in August
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Planning Board General Meeting August 4th
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OB Centric: Creating community – one art project at a time – August 5th, 17th and 23th
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Pepe’s Annual Tomato Contest – August 15th
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Historical Society: “Hot Curl” Cartoonist Michael Dormer – August 19th
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Get Ready for the Jazz 88 OB Music & Art Festival! – September 11th

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, and Whatever – July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* Community Meeting on Recent Small Dog Deaths Tonight – July 22nd
* Heathen Party and Park-to-Beach Procession on Saturday July 24th
* OB Town Council guest speaker from controversial ‘San Diegans 4 Great Schools’ – July 28th
* Lifeguards and off-duty OB firefighter pull man from ocean off Sunset Cliffs
* Sunset Cliffs Benches: $3000 X 15 = $45,000 – YIKES!
* Flash from the past: trapped would-be burglar gives Gary Gilmore the business
* New homeless sticker is seeking a home

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar and Whatever – July 14

July 14, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* Volunteer(s) Needed to Update Websites of Town Council and Planning Board
* Stand Up Is Dead Comedy Tour at Winston’s Friday July 16th
* A Historian’s View on Growing Up in OB – July 15th
* Join OB Historical Society on their Annual OB Historical Walk – July 17th
* New Homeless Sticker Going On Sale
* Ocean Beach’s “Don’t feed the bums” sticker taken to a new level in Miami
* Voices of OB’s Homeless
* “Hodad’s Too” to Open in “Sept-ober”
* Top Chef winner turned away from South Beach Bar & Grille
* New Restaurant Bar on Voltaire Offers 16 Craft Beers and Late Night Kitchen
* Jazz 88 OB Music & Art Festival September 11th

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OB FLASHES: News, calendar and whatever – June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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DETAILS AND LINKS INSIDE:

*OB Fireworks to begin at 9pm on July 4th
*’Bum’ Sticker Not Popular on Newport Ave.
*Keep Your Dogs Inside During the Fireworks on the 4th
*”Morning-After Mess” Clean-up Scheduled
*Community Forum On Homelessness In OB On July 6th
*OB Library Performance Programs for the Summer
*A Historian’s View on Growing Up in OB
*Join OB Historical Society on their Annual OB Historical Walk – July 17th
*Jazz 88 OB Music & Art Festival September 11th

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar, and Whatever – June 3rd, 2010

June 3, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* Dianne Bell and Jim Grant sticky on OB Street Vendors?
* Sick Eagles Try to Sneak Onto Dog Beach
* Winstons Benefit for Local OB Bartender Tyson Green June 6th
* Arte Fresca Art Show to Feature Local Artists and Live Music on June 11th
* Dave Gilbert’s Rhythm Ranchers Play at Tio Leo’s June 4th
* OB Historical Society Features Derek Casady June 17th
* OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-off Coming June 26th
* Acupuncture Clinic to Hold Open House on June 5th
* OB Planning Board Project Review Committee Meets June 16th
* OB Town Council meeting June 23rd

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar and Whatever – May 22, 2010

May 22, 2010 by Staff
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* Red Bull Rivals: June 5th – OB Is Home to San Diego’s North versus South County surf rivalry
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* Winston’s Holds Benefit for OBcean Injured in Hit and Run – May 23rd
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* The National Football League says Ocean Beach businessman is illegally using the Chargers logo.
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* Pizza Port Finally Opens

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, Whatever – May 12th

May 12, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* Young at Art Beautify Corner at Cable and Newport
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* Deadline for OB Historical Society Annual Photo Exhibit and Contest Extended to May 19th (was May 13th)
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* Fire Rings Saved But Watch What You Burn
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* OB’s Sacred Heart Parish School Family Festival- May 15
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* Rummage Sale to Pay for OB Elementary’s 4th Grade Sea Camp
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* OB Planning Board to Discuss Sunset Cliffs Traffic at Project Review Meeting on May 19th
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* Planning Board Fills Vacant Seat in District 3
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* Peace Movement to Hold “Die-In” Against the Drones Made by General Atomics May 19th
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* City opens bidding for OB Pier Café concession
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* OB Beach Ball – CANCELED until 2011
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* School Board Candidate Forum at Liberty Station – May 20th
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* Coffee Party to Stage Tour of San Diego’s Mega-Banks – May 21st
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* OB Friends of Library Book Sale – June 19th

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, Whatever – May 4

May 4, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* “Terriers” Filming at Hodad’s All Day Tuesday May 4th
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* Rally for “No More Cuts In Education” on Saturday, May 8th
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* Heathens’ Fundraiser Set for May 15th
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* Don Truesdail CD-Release Party a Success
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* Olive Tree Market Opens Beer and Wine Tasting Room
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* Voice of San Diego Holding School Board Candidate Forum – May 20th
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OB Flashes – News, Calendar, Whatever – 4/20

April 20, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* Rumor: Locals Plan to Celebrate Herb Holiday on 4/20

* French Students Stuck in San Diego Due to Iceland Volcano Find OB Their “Favorite” Place Because of “the funny people there”

* Truesdail Posthumously-Produced- CD Release Party at Portugalia April 29th

* OB Town Council Plans Community Clean-Up on April 24th

* Fund-Raising Cross-Country Rollerbladers to Reach OB on April 24th – Barring Snow and Rain

* Rally for “No More Cuts In Education” on Saturday, May 8th

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OB FLASHES – April 6th – News, Calendar and Whatever

April 6, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* “Terriers” Returns to Old Townhouse Restaurant April 6th

*OB Rag Calling for OB Heathens

*OB Comedy Celebrates Fourth Anniversary Show – April 9th

*OB Centric Holds Another “Swap O Rama Rama”

*Rock ’n’ roll academy opens doors in OB

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OB Flashes – News and Calendar and Whatever

March 24, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* David Wells Boosts Auction for PL High Baseball – and Displays OB Longhorn Tat

* Volunteers Needed for OB Coastal Dunes Restoration – March 27th

*Complaints Still Coming In About Homeless Youth and Their Abusers – Still No New Public Restrooms

* San Diego Coffee Party “Coastal” to Meet at Jungle Java – Saturday March 27th

* OB Farmers’ Market Is Favorite of Daily Aztec

* OB Fire Pits On Agenda of OB Town Council April 28th

* Diane Bell: Ninjas on Motorcycles on OB Pier

* OB Historical Society to Hold Annual Photo Exhibit and Contest

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OB Flashes

March 5, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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250 Yards of OB Pier Damaged – Will Be Closed Another Week and Half

61st Annual OB Kite Festival – March 6th

OB Planning Board Election March 9th At Rec Center

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OB Flashes – News and Commentary

February 17, 2010 by Staff
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* Peace Rocker’s Peace Sign Taken Down for High Winds

* Point Loma High’s Baseball Field to Be Named for Pitching Champion and Local David Wells

* Point Loman Walt Bailey Remembered for His Volunteerism

* City to Repair Six Coastal Stairways – Three in Ocean Beach

* Stimulus Money Used to Hire Seattle Company to Dredge Mission Bay

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar and Discussion: January 26 – February 1, 2010

January 26, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* Pier Re-opens and Is Mobbed
* OB Historical Society Featured Steve Rowell’s Birds
* Old Rexalt Drug Sign Bites the Dust
* Ciao Bella to Open by Valentine’s Day
* Surf Shop Opens at Old Rock Paper Scissors Building
* Meanwhile, New Smoke Shop and Others to Open at the Old Surf Shop
* Rich’s VW Closes
* Skate Shop Closed
* OB Planning Board to Hold Election March 9th
* Point Loma Planning Committee Seeks Candidates for March 18th Election
* Channel 10 News Finds Sprinkler Going Outside OB Library During the Rains
* Noon Designs Is Celebrating Its First Birthday February 4th
* South Beach Bar & Grille Fish Tacos “Discovered” by Chicago Tribune

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OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, and Discussion: January 19 – 25, 2010

January 19, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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* OB Pier Closed Due to High Surf and Damage

* Circle of Life Comes to the OB Rag

* Local Coastal Commission Manager Insists on Public Hearing Before Removal of Fire Pits by City

* Contest to Find Missing 9th OB Fire Pit

* OB Cottage Becomes Home Design Classroom

* Don’t Crap On Us

* Volunteers Needed for Dog Beach Dune Habitat Restoration Project – January 23rd

* OB Poet Hosts Poetry Reading at Jungle Java

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar and Discussion – Jan 11 – 16, 2010

January 11, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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Saratoga Park Condos Delayed – Apartment Up for Sale

Where Is the Missing OB Fire Pit?

Lifeguards Do Cliff Rescues – Man on Sunday and Woman on Saturday

Competition between OB’s Dog Beach and Coronado

Short Film by Nazarene U Alumnus Could Get Oscar Nod

Longboard Association to Hold First 2010 Event at Ocean Beach

San Diego Reader: Sand Shift at “Big Jetty” Still a Concern for OB Surfers

Sunset Cliffs Restoration Party – January 16th

OB Artist Designs Local Postage Stamps

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar, and Discussion Board for January 4 – 10, 2010

January 4, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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FIRE PITS ON OB PLANNING BOARD AGENDA – JAN. 6TH

New Church: “T’was the night before Christmas … and you’re fired!”

Stabbing Death of OB Homeless Man One of City’s Unsolved Murders of 2009

OB Historical Society Presents Local Photographer Steve Rowell in “Our Local Wildlife”

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar, and Discussion Board:December 26, 2009 – January 3, 2010

December 26, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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* OB’s Tsunami Signs Merit a Union-Tribune Quote from the OB Rag
* Pagan Trees to Robb Field
* OB Christmas Tree Comes Down for Recycling on Dec 29th
* OB Parade Committee Email Hi-Jacked!
* Up to 30 Suspected Illegal Immigrants Run from Boat in OB

* Councilmember Faulconer Proposes ‘Sponsors’ for Lifeguard Training and Equipment
* New York Times to Pick Up OB’s “Adopt-A-Fire-Pit” Story
* Local Wonderland San Diego Producer Noah Tafolla Gets Props
* OBMA’s Winners of the Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest
* Sparks Fly – Duplex Burns on Niagara in OB
* Donations Gathered for the Pets of the Homeless
* Don’t forget OB Historical Society’s Meet with Local Photographer Steve Rowell

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OB Flashes – News, Discussion, and Calendar Board – December 16-22, 2009

December 15, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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OB Surf and Skate to Move into old Rock Paper Scissors Building
Giant Tree Falls at Ft Rosecrans – did anyone hear it?
Olive Tree to Open Tasting Room
OB Town Council Throws a Craft Fair for Saturday Dec. 19th

OB Holiday Parade Winners
Blue Whale to Close
Pipeline – not trucks – will pass excess gas from wastewater facility
OB Historical Society Presents Local Photographer Steve Rowell in “Our Local Wildlife”
OB Planning Board Meetings

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar, and Discussion Board – December 7 – 13, 2009

December 7, 2009 by Staff
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Newport News: 4 new Newport businesses

Emergency vigil on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, to remind Congress that we still want real health care reform

Woman wounded in leg during home invasion on Long Branch

Recommendations from San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Task Force may force Newport dispensary to move

City Beat gives props to OB’Kanobe’s

Community Services building finally sold to Newport Pizza owner, locals reminisce about the old Inbetween

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar, and Discussion Board – November 30 – December 6, 2009

November 30, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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OB Elementary Selected as Grand Marshall of Holiday Parade – Convertible Wanted
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Point Loma school cluster wants in on District budget discussions
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Library hours, beach clean-ups, 200 workers and cop horses to be cut in Mayor’s budget
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Food and Toy Drive for local families gears up – Volunteers welcomed
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Jetty Project manager claims boulder placement key to jetty repair
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Anna Daniels nominated to have room named after her in new Central Library

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar and Discussion Board – November 23-29, 2009

November 23, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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Last Spring’s Annual OB Heathen Parade Drew Police Wrath
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Hodad’s to open 2nd restaurant in downtown San Diego
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OB Architects Win Small Orchid
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(Another) OB Comic-Con Founder Passes – Ken Krueger
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Scientists search for bugs on Navy’s Point Loma Base
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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar & Discussion Board – November 13 – 19, 2009

November 14, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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“Eber Street Man” has a new message
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Guinness World Record Holder Visits Dog Beach
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Join Animal Rights Activists to Protest Michael Vick at OB’s Dog Beach – Sunday, Nov. 15th
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3 Day Breast Cancer Walk to Pass Through OB
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OBcean a dissenting voice on Medical Marijuana Task Force
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Newport News
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OB Holiday News

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