OCEAN BEACH, CA. The big news around downtown OB today was the big waves, number one – which forced the OB Pier to be closed by lifeguards. And number two, the infamous “Charlie Brown” OB Christmas Tree came down – to be recycled.
With large swells arriving up and down the Southern Cal coast, and with a National Weather Service high surf advisory in effect until 10 p.m. on Monday, local lifeguards had to close the pier, while a few top-notch surfers braved the waves – which could have been as high as 8 feet.
And meanwhile, the holiday tree was removed by a crew and was chopped up.
And a block away, it was obvious that somebody had crashed into the front of the Arizona Bar and Grill on Bacon Street. There’s a dent in the exterior motif. Lee, one of the managers, told me that it happened on Christmas Day, around 5pm. They were closed, but the general manager got a call about the accident. Details are not available.