San Diego Surf Band – The Professors – In “Terriers”
The Professors – a San Diego based surf band landed songs in the new Ocean Beach-based TV show Terriers, which premiered this month. In the debut episode, their song “Tigershark” plays as show characters get jumped in a parking lot and escape. (See mention in The Reader here.)
Liberty Station Pledge Up In Smoke (and mirrors)?
Some oppose proposal to tear down gathering facility
By Matthew T. Hall / U-T SignOnSanDiego / September 13, 2010
In winning state approval to turn the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma into a cluster of houses, hotels and stores, the Corky McMillin Companies made a commitment in 2001 to keep Building 623 open to the public for gatherings at little or no cost half of the time.
Now, McMillin wants to tear down the neighborhood’s largest meeting space, which it says sits idle too often, and replace it with 350 hotel rooms.
Residents of Liberty Station, as the development is known, say that would be a broken promise. They complain the high cost of using the former chapel has turned people away, creating a justification to raze it.
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More Comments on the ‘OB Jazz Festival’
Scene Made in OB
by Robert Bush / The Reader / September 14, 2010
The O.B. Music and Arts Festival emerged from its economically influenced hiatus on September 11, more ambitious than ever with 7 venues and 27 acts.
Difficult to pick standouts, but the performance of the Geoffrey Keezer Trio at Winston’s was inspired. Keezer is an internationally acclaimed pianist and his trio included the outstanding L.A. bassist Hamilton Price and local drum hero Duncan Moore.
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Criticism of Price
by Dave Rice / The Reader / September 12, 2010
After a yearlong hiatus, numerous O.B. residents and visitors welcomed the Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival (formerly the O.B. Jazz Fest) back to Newport Avenue on Saturday, September 11.
One aspect of this gathering set it apart from the numerous fairs, festivals, and parades that Newport plays host to every year: paid admission.
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OB Kindergarten In News
by Emily Alpert / Voice of San Diego / September 12, 2010
It was the very first day of kindergarten at Ocean Beach Elementary. Yet as the children settled in with storybooks, some were already far ahead of their classmates.
“I finished my book,” declared one boy with curly hair, who’d been to preschool. When a classmate offered him another book, the boy said he’d already read it.
Some children had been prepped in preschool and some hadn’t. Some were six months older or more, giving them an edge in maturity and motor skills, while others, often younger, had trouble focusing on a task or froze up when given directions. When they sat down to draw self portraits, one boy took a single crayon and scribbled wildly — a sign that teachers monitor for motor skills — while a girl with pigtails neatly sketched a face and added pupils and eyelashes.
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2 months on a kayak to Ocean Beach
New Jersey woman paddles from Seattle to San Diego to call attention to ocean polluters
By Robert J. Hawkins / U-T / September 12, 2010
The Jersey Shore met Ocean Beach on Sunday morning. Nobody got punched. Nobody got arrested. And no reality TV cameras were on the beach to record this meeting for posterity.
The real reality: Margo Pellegrino, 43, of New Jersey steered her 21-foot Kamano outrigger kayak through the three foot surf and then carried it onto the sand about 30 yards north of the Ocean Beach Pier about 10:40 a.m.
She high-fived her “land crew goddess,” June Barnard of San Francisco, and in unison the two of them screamed “No hulis!”
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Who is Buried in Presidio Park? – Sept 16th
Author Richard Carrico presents: Archaeology At Presidio de San Diego: Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010, 7 p.m. sponsored by the OB Historical Society at PL United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.
Noted historian Richard L. Carrico will discuss life and death at the Presidio de San Diego, Alta California’s first European settlement from 1769-1875. In this interesting and highly informative talk Richard will tell you who lived and died at the presidio, how they were buried, how many of the more than 200 persons who were buried in the camposanto were excavated by archaeologists, and when was Alta California’s first non-Indian cemetery abandoned.
Want to know how many “true” full-blooded Spaniards lived at the presidio?How many Indians worked and died there? Who was the Indian leader imprisoned for weeks and upon his death buried at the presidio? Who were the children interred at the presidio? What American sea captain and his mixed-blood daughter is buried on Presidio Hill? Who is the American mountain man and fur trapper buried in non-consecrated ground? All of this and more will presented in an engaging visual lecture. Richard Carrico teaches at San Diego State University Department of American Indian Studies and Recuerdos Research.His extensive research and writing about our local history and Indian cultures mixes intrigue with historical events that will make for a memorable evening. Please join us Sept. 16th.
Famous Famosa Slough Bird-Watching Tour – Sept 18th
Easy walk with variety of birds and views of salt marsh habitat hosted by Friends of Famosa Slough starts at kiosk on Famosa Boulevard. Bring binoculars if you have them. For more info, call 619-224-4591. Saturday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. * Admission: Free; West Point Loma Boulevard and Famosa Boulevard
“Alice and Artists in Wonderland” at Baron Gallery in OB – Sept 18th
Tea and wine open house in celebration of “bid to buy” auction and extension of current exhibit, including work by artists Hyacinthe Kuller Baron, Darby Kelly, Jessica Johnson, Crystal Powell, Craig Hewitt, many others “who have interpreted Alice their way.” Closes Saturday, October 30. RSVP: 760-408-1881. Saturday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. * Admission: Free at the Baron Gallery at 4985 Voltaire Street in OB.
Souplantation Hosts “Funraisers” for GATE Programs – Sept 20 – Sept 30 – pledges 15%
Souplantation hosts a “funraiser” to raise proceeds for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs of San Diego Unified School District. Starts Monday, Sept. 20, 5 to 8 p.m., The Point Loma Souplantation location, at 3960 West Point Loma Blvd., will participate. 15% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the program. Additional GATE fundraisers are planned at the same location at the same times on Thursday, Sept. 23; Monday, Sept. 27; and Thursday, Sept. 30. For more information, call (619) 222-7404.
Party benefit for Walk for the Cure at noon designs – Sept 22nd
Come by noon designs for a party to benefit tatas in transition – the 3 Day Walk for the Cure – Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4 to 8pm; silent auction, wine and snacks. At 5022 Santa Monica, call 619-523-1744.
“Redistricting: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” Forum at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – Sept 23rd
The League of Women Voters of San Diego hosts a luncheon titled “Redistricting: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” Thursday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring several high-profile speakers in a panel forum about the effects of redistricting at the city, county, state and national levels. Panelists include San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland; former City Attorney Michael Aguirre, Vladamir Kogan of UCSD, and Kathay Fong, executive director of California Common Cause, who co-authored and help win passage of Prop 11 to reform state redistricting. The cost of the event is $22 for league members and $27 for nonmembers. The event takes place at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Restaurant, 2150 Harbor Island Drive. For more information, call (858) 483-8696, or visit www.lwvsandiego.org.
Celebrate the Cabrillo Festival – Sept 25-26
The bayside half of Point Loma comes alive during the Cabrillo Festival each year, held to commemorate the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo on Ballast Point on September 28, 1542. See here for a list of the events.
Ocean Beach Craft Fair – Sept 25th
Saturday, September 25, 9am to 3pm. At the foot of Newport Ave., in the grassy area by the pier. Check out the array of local handmade art and crafts!
26th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Dog Beach – Sept 25th
On Sat, 09/25/2010 – 9:00am – 11:00am, you and your friendly dog are invited to join Friends of Dog Beach at this Special Beach Cleanup at Dog Beach. Co-sponsored by I Love a Clean San Diego and San Diego Coastkeeper. Call 619-523-1700 for more information. All cleanup supplies will be provided, along with treats for you and your dog! “Leave only footprints.”
Community-based School Reform – Town Meeting at PLHS – Oct 6th
There will be town hall meetings in each area “cluster” within the San Diego Unified School District in the next few weeks to explain the concept of community based reform and discuss other issues relevant to education in San Diego. The meeting for the Point Loma/Mission Bay clusters is set for Wednesday, Oct. 6th, from 6:30- 8pm at Point Loma High School (Media Center) 2335 Chatsworth Blvd.
Next Planning Board General Meeting – Oct 6th
The Ocean Beach Planning Board meets on the First Wednesday of every month at 6:00PM at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center at 4726 Santa Monica Ave. 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.