In the meantime, we’re start it out with the following newsy bits.
Hoopers’ Trial Set for September
The four hoopers cited on June 4th for practicing their craft have had their infraction trial set for September 24th. Four women hoopers – dancers and performers who twirl hola-hoops that have burning wicks – were cited by San Diego Police for fire-related violations as they practiced at the beach in OB.
The four are Allison Walkey, Sara Edgar, Heidi Estevez, and Aesha Shapiro, and they all work in a hooper troupe run by Unity. Frank Gormlie, editor of this blog, also a criminal defense attorney, represents them. In the meantime, fire performers throughout San Diego County, are getting together to form some kind of coalition. The coalition is looking into the permit process, meeting with police and fire marshals, and ensuring all performers are doing it safely. The trial – if it gets to that – will be held at Traffic Court on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Watch this blog for more info.
4th Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in OB – the 2nd Slated for Newport
A fourth medical marijuana dispensary will be opening on Newport Avenue in the coming weeks and months. Leases have been signed for a third one coming to the old OB Hardware storefront, and for the fourth to be set up in the old OB Cafe space in the mini-mall in the 4900 block of Newport. The others are on Voltaire and reported for West Pt Loma Blvd.
OB Rag blogger Doug Porter is currently working on a comprehensive post about the dispensaries of OB. If you have any ideas or info for Doug, please email the blog at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council Meets Monday August 3rd
The Council is the City’s officially recognized advisory committee for Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. The SCNPC meets at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Monday August 3rd. Meetings are held at the Cabrillo Recreation Center at 3051 Canon Street.
OB Band Bad Science Fiction Receives Music Nomination
OB musicians Bad Science Fiction have been nominated for “Best New Artists” over at the San Diego Music Awards. You can watch a video of them here, and if you like what you see, visit the Music Awards site and vote for them.
OB Planning Board Meets on World Oil’s Sunset Plaza Wed August 5th
At 6pm, on Wed August 5th, the Ocean Beach Planning Board has its regular General Meeting. On the agenda is Sunset Plaza, World Oil’s latest incarnation for the corner of Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Voltaire Street.
Chris Bowd’s “Mum” Checks In and Thanks All His Well-Wishers
Molly Bowd, the mother of Chris Bowd – the OBcean who until recently was in a coma from injuries sustained mysteriously on July 4th in Ocean Beach – has checked in on this blog. She thanks everyone who has wished him well. She said: Oh, how wonderful to read all the positive comments regardig Chris.
Nominations Open for “Orchids and Onions”
The San Diego Architectural Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2009 Orchids & Onions awards program via their Web site, www.orchidsandonions.org . You can nominate all year long, but to be considered for the 2009 awards, nominations must be received by AUGUST 31ST.
Online you are able to:Review all nominations,comment on all nominations and in October you will be able to cast ballots for the People’s Choice Orchid and Onion.