Dianne Bell and Jim Grant sticky on OB Street Vendors?
Dianne Bell, the Union-Tribune columnist must really like Jim Grant, our local photog. He gets more write-ups than anyone else that we know. Here’s what Bell said in her column today (6/03/10):
The colorfully painted wallets offered by street vendors in Ocean Beach grabbed Jim Grant’s attention. Were they…? Yes, they were made of duct tape. When he asked one of the self-described “urban travelers” what inspired the idea, he expected to hear that the peddlers had been smoking something other than cigarettes. Instead, a vendor replied with a grin, “We all want more money to stick with us.” Apparently the idea, or the $2 “sticker” price, caught on. When Grant returned the next day to buy one, they were sold out.
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Sick Eagles Try to Sneak Onto Dog Beach
Early in the morning of June 2nd, Border Patrol agents discovered a small Mexican fishing boat, called a panga, filled with sick eagles trying to sneak onto Dog Beach. The ill birds were suspected of flaunting US customs and had just motored or sailed through the international border and landed at the first beach that was available. It just happened to be Dog Beach. All 13 “ill eagles” were taken into custody on suspicion of entering the country illegally.
Tyson Green is a local bartender/OBcean. He is also a diabetic and woke up dizzy from low blood sugar. While preparing his shot, he passed out and broke his leg. He’s out of work for 2 months and disability doesn’t help much when most of your income is in tips. Winstons will be holding a benefit show to help Tyson get by with medical bills. The event is at Winstons June 6th from 3-7pm. Bands, raffles and drinking for a good cause to help out a local.
If you want any more info, check with Hymie, he is putting the show together. “Hymie Scott” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arte Fresca Art Show to Feature Local Artists and Live Music on June 11th
Arte Fresca is a new event that features new, local artists and live music. Come join us for our first event on Friday, June 11th @6pm at 5152 Muir Avenue (near the entrance to Dog Beach). The event is free but much of the art work will be for sale by the artists an any donations are always welcome! Nick’s At the Pier will be donating some appetizers and wine so come and join them June 11th!! Check them out on Facebook,
Dave Gilbert’s Rhythm Ranchers Play at Tio Leo’s June 4th
Please come out and join Dave Gilbert and his new band the Rhythm Ranchers this Friday night, June 4th at Tio Leo’s on Napa St. in Bay Park. The Rockin’ Aces will open the show at 9:30 and then the RR will take the stage from 10:30 ‘til closing. There’s no cover either! It’s all about having fun, playing Rock-a-billy, Country, Amercana and up-beat blues and they’re not too loud either…Hope to see ya there! http://www.myspace.com/rhythmranchers
OB Historical Society Features Derek Casady June 17th
Thurs, June 17, 2010, at 7pm, Ocean Beach Historical Society presents: Derek Casady, at the Point Loma United Methodist Church at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. in O.B.
Derek’s perspective on our community of Ocean Beach comes from his varied careers in publishing, politics and natural foods. Join us in listening to this interesting and insightful guest.
Now celebrating its 31st year, the Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off on June 26 provides tradition for locals and a destination for tourists. Each year, thousands flock to Newport Ave. and surrounding areas, the 4th Saturday in June for the live music and entertainment, unique vendors, talented artists, thrilling rides, refreshing beer gardens, and so much more!
Acupuncture Clinic to Hold Open House on June 5th
Beach Community Acupuncture is hosting an Open House to celebrate its first anniversary on the 5th of June, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, at the clinic: 4993 Niagara Ave. #206.
OB Planning Board Project Review Committee Meets June 16th
The Ocean Beach Project Review Committee meets on the Third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center at 4726 Santa Monica Ave. This will be June 16.
OB Town Council meeting June 23rd
The Ocean Beach Town Council next meets on June 23 at 7pm at the Masonic Center located at 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.