Locals Set Out Surfing Rules for Sunset Cliffs
A few days ago, a sign appeared at Ladera Street at the end of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, just before the stairs. It was a privately-made sign, nailed to a post and stuck in the ground.
Yet it boldly set up surfing rules for Sunset Cliffs, and emphasized that “Locals” have priority on the waves. It also cautioned inexperienced people not to surf at the famous Cliffs, known for their beauty and their dangers. (Just last week, a young surfer got caught in the high tide and had to be rescued.)
Vote for the OB Rag for Blogger Choice Awards
Vote for the OB Rag at the blogger choice awards, PLEASE. it would be so cool if our community blog got recognized here! http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/82899
Don’t forget Hodad’s Fund Raiser for OB Elementary School on Oct. 22nd
Just a reminder that Hodad’s, located at 5010 Newport Avenue, is having a benefit for OB Elementary School on Thursday, October 22nd. It’s in honor of the school’s centennial, and will run from 11 am to 9 pm. Hodad’s will donate 25% of its sales to the school. Customers and other members of the community ares asked to drop off items that can be donated to the school. Items such as gift certificates, retail items, dinners, free or discounted treatments and tickets can be dropped off at Hodad’s.
Kick Gas events from Ocean Beach – Sat. Oct 24th
This Saturday the city of San Diego will be home to the West Coast’s largest Eco-party. The Kick Gas Chef Competition will be held at the OB Farmers Market Zone. Award winning Celeb Chef Brian Malarkey of Oceanaire Seafood Room is scheduled to appear at the cook off.
The Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Interactive Zone will don skate ramps and a street course as well as wakeboarding, hang gliding, and other displays of extreme sports. For more information, visit .
OB’s anti-graffiti activism displayed
Ed Baier and Lou Matt are some of OB’s most active anti-graffiti activists. They reported that they did a mass clean up and painting of what Ed calls “the brown wall,” along Sunset Cliffs near the edge of the ocean. They trimmed the ice plant, swept, and painted the walls from the tide pool gate to the apt bldg south of the pier. They will be continuing south to Del Monte in the next week or so. If you can help, contact Ed at email@example.com .
Volunteers being organized to aid elderly OBcean
Local electrician Jim Dent has an elderly OBcean as a customer. The man, who shall remain nameless for the moment, is a renowned author and former research scientist who is falling victim to his sunset years. He is in his 80’s and has no one to call family to assist him. Except Ocean Beach people. He has had a stroke and can barely talk, barely walk. His house has problems. It has no hot water and very little electricity. It also has holes in the walls so wild animals come and go as they please, you know, possums, skunks, stray cats.
Jim Dent has an idea. To organize a bunch of volunteers and clean up the place as best as possible, haul junk away, redo the electricity, plumbing, etc. Jim has some money and an account at Dixieland. Jim told us “OB is known for coming to the aid of it’s more well known citizens, but nobody knows this man.” OB came together to help Willie’s Shoe Shine Stand, Dago Choppers, to name a few. Jim said:
This man sleeps on a mattress with rat holes chewed through to the springs. The carpet is rotted away to bare cement. The man is in his final years. I’m going to redo his entire electrical system at no charge, but only if I get some volunteers, donations, whatever it takes to get people in there to remove the unusable furniture and garbage. Not much garbage, just decayed personal belongings. Gary from Pt. Loma Fix-IT is meeting me there to see what he can do to help me.
I’m moving forward if I have to go it alone. Gary is going to help, but he’s strapped for cash for lack of work and I’m not far behind. No good deed goes unrewarded. I’m going to put about $500 into electrical parts and install a new meter box and breakers before this place burns down. The all the wiring inside has to be gutted and replaced. It was never done right to begin with. The wires are all chewed through. It’s a time bomb and if anything were to happen I’d have to live with it.
If you can help contact Jim at 224-0672 or his email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Central Library Vote by City Council on Oct. 27th
The San Diego City Council will vote Tuesday, October 27 to move the new Central Library project forward by putting it out for construction bid. This is an extremely key vote for this long overdue project.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this key meeting! Tuesday, October 27, 2 p.m. at 202 C Street, in downtown San Diego – City Council Rules chambers. If you are able to attend, please contact Charlie Goldberg of the Library Foundation by EMAIL or 619-238-6620.
The Central Library is the heart of the Library system with each branch relying daily on the collections, expertise and reference support of the Central Library. An investment in the new Central Library is an investment in the health of the entire system. As a recent San Diego Union-Tribune editorial pointed out, the new Central’s funding comes from money designated to build this project–funds which cannot be used for other libraries or purposes. Visit the Library Foundation website for updated info on the project. (VISIT HERE)
OB Christmas Tree Festival Food & Toy Drive
Beginning November 1st, donation cans will be out in the community, all donations go to Food & Toy Drive….
Nov. 10th OB Restaurant Walk Will Sell Out
The famous Ocean Beach Restaurant Walk – scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th – is a popular event and usually sells out. The $15 tickets for the event will go on sale November 2nd, as the Walk will encompass about 32 places to stop, running from 5 to 9pm.
There will be two Old Town Trolleys from from north OB to Newport Avenue, with the check-in places at Lucy’s on Voltaire & Sunshine Co. on Newport Avenue. This event is hosted by OBMA. The OB Rag plans to publish a more indepth look at the Restaurant Walk over the upcoming week.
Rally and March Against Education Cuts – Oct. 29th
On Thursday October 29th there will be a rally and march. Join us at the 3:00 PM Rally at Balboa Park: Corner President’s Way and Park Blvd. We will then march to the Governor’s Office at 1350 Front St. (arrive at roughly 4:15 PM). This is sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, Local1931, and other labor, academic, and student organizations.
OB Peoples Food to hold “Healthy Halloween for The Children”
On Halloween, Peoples will have a great event for kids at the store. The “Healthy Halloween” will be from 3 to 5:30 pm. For more info, call 619-224-1387.
Halloween clean-up by OB Town Council and Dog Wash all set
On October 31st, the OBTC, Dog Beach Dog Wash, and the City’s Environmental Services are sponsoring a community clean-up and recycling day. Get rid of those old appliances, old electronics and that other junk that you’ve been storing in the garage or back yard. Check out this pdf document to what’s recyclable and what’s not, plus other details, like where to take your junk.