“Eber Street Man” has a new message
The tall wood sculptured “Eber Street Man” has a new message. During election and politiking days he had a message of “Hope,” and then during Halloween, it was “Boo”. But the towering friendly face on Ebers seems to change with the seasons, and now its a message of “Thanks.”
Guinness World Record Holder Visits Dog Beach
Titan, the Great Dane who holds the Guinness World Record of the globe’s tallest dog, visited Dog Beach the other day. His official height, as measured by a veterinarian: 42.25 inches from floor to shoulder.
Titan’s owner, Diana Taylor, said her white, 4-year-old dog marked the news by slobbering over an official Guinness certificate. “I saw it today, and I almost cried,” said Taylor, who had long sought the title for the animal she calls her “special needs” dog.
Titan is deaf, epileptic and partly blind, which makes the honor particularly sweet, Taylor said. “It’s not just wonderful for Titan,” she said. “It’s wonderful for all dogs.” Go here for the remainder of the article.
Join Animal Rights Activists to Protest Michael Vick at OB’s Dog Beach – Sunday, Nov. 15th
The Eagles are coming to town to play the Charges on November 15. The Eagles have signed on Michael Vick, who plead guilty in 2007 to federal felony charges for his role in an extensive illegal dog fighting ring. Vick spent 23 months in prison. The former quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons was not picked up again by the team, nor were they able to trade him. He was released from his contract and recently signed on with the Eagles.
Dog fighting is inhumane and it is illegal. Professional athletes are role models for so many sports fans, including impressionable young people. Please sign our petitions to let Michael Vick and the Eagles know that he is not a “role model” we want in professional football.
TIME: Noon Sunday November 15
LOCATION: Dog Beach, at the bulletin board as you enter from the parking lot
CONTACT: Marilyn Kingsley 263-9753 —- In Defense of Animals http://www.idausa.org………….
3 Day Breast Cancer Walk to Pass Through OB
Thousands will be taking part in the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk coming up Nov 20th. They will be walking 15 to 22 miles each day, eating, relaxing, and camping overnight in 2-person tents.
The walk begins Nov. 20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Walkers will pass through Del Mar and Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Mission Bay Park, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Old Town and Downtown San Diego. The walk ends in the East Village at Petco Park on Nov. 22.
(Actually, we the OB Rag, are looking for someone to write about the event, either as a participant or observer. If you’re interested or know someone who may be, leave a comment.)
OBcean a dissenting voice on Medical Marijuana Task Force
David Martin, an Ocean Beach businessman, is one of a trio of dissenting voices on the Medical Marijuana Task Force. Martin, along with Dave Potter, a community planner in Bay Park; and John Minto, a retired police officer from Santee, expressed concerns at the November 6th Task Force meeting about allowing medical marijuana cooperatives to set up in commercial neighborhood zones.
The Task Force met to consider zoning and permitting regulations for cooperatives. The task force will send its recommendations to the City Council for consideration in January. It voted unanimously voted to permit medical marijuana cooperatives to operate essentially in all commercial and industrial zones.
Go here for the San Diego News Network article.
OB Tamales has a new face lift. Construction proceeded today and it looked like it wouldn’t be too long before the tamale stand will have a face of permanence on Newport Avenue. It’s located right next to parking lot of the old Rock Paper Scissors building – which stands vacant now that the Halloween Costume people left.
Newport Ave’s pot dispensary that took seed in the old OB Hardware storefront is alive and busy. OB Wellness, the store for medicinal marijuana at 4851 Newport, has more than simply medical herbs, it also has hemp products, soaps and clothing. That section is open to non-medicinal pot patients. The pharmacy is in the back, and only herb patients with the proper identification can enter.
Off-Newport, way over on Voltaire, a new restaurant is testing the waters. To the Point, near the intersection with Catalina, has now been open for two month. It took over where the Blueberry Hill hamburger place made its effort. Not an easy place.
OB Holiday News
This past week the OB Christmas Tree Shirts were put in local stores…Shades, Dog Beach Dog Wash, Surf n’ Sea and Farmers Market ( located in the middle of 4900 block North side 4 to 7pm…. The collections cans were put in local stores, these cans support the Food & Toy Drive for local families, seniors and people in need….This is all news provided by Claudia & Gerry, the OB Christmas Tree Chairs.
The Food & Toy boxes will go into 9 places of businesses this next week, the boxes were decorated by OB Elementary.. So clean out your kitchen cabinets and donate a new toy to make a child have a SMILE on their face… The Union Bank puts a tree up and has a adopt an Angel Tree…. If you would like to volunteer on Dec 15, 17,18 we sort goods and wrap gifts and deliver the boxes of cheer on December 19… We stage this event at PL Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, 5pm to 7:30pm….
The next event is December 1, the OB Tree Arrives about 11am at the foot of Newport Avenue. December 2 we put lights and decorations on tree. December 3, the local children from schools, preschools and etc. visit Santa from 9am to Noon….This is the time to get your Holiday Pictures & mail them back East…. On December 3, OB Christmas Tree Festival puts on a famous Auction at the Sunshine Co from 6:30 to 9:30, Don’t miss this event (Must be 21)
December 5, 2009, OB Tree Festival features a Fantastic Craft Fair on Veterans Lawn from 9am to 3pm…Their is a gift for everyone….In the Pier lot we feature a Fun Zone with Music and a Great Skateboarding demo from OB Surf & Skate,,,, We will feature a kids area. Surprise guest… The Blonde Brothers Band….
December 5 at 5:05 ob time, we will feature are famous OB Parade….Lot’s of FUN and lots of lights..