Singer-songwriter-promoter Chuck Schiele – having relocated to the East Coast two years ago – is returning to OB and will perform at the Farmers Market Showcase on June 20 and at the OB Street Fair itself. See here for more.
Surfrider Foundation Holding Ocean Friendly Garden Party in Ocean Beach – June 28th
Homeowners are invited to Surfrider Foundation’s upcoming Ocean Friendly Garden Party on Thursday, June 28th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Open to the general public, attendees will learn more about the CPR principles behind Ocean Friendly Gardens, and other chapter programs and events in a fun, informal setting at the Ocean Beach Hotel. Those interested in attending should RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Garden Party” in the subject heading.
CityBeat mentions OB Rag blogger
Our blogger Doug Porter was mentioned in a recent San Diego CityBeat post-election analysis. It was from an article that Doug had written regarding a number of primary election issues, including Prop A:
As Doug Porter of OB Rag put it recently: “[T]he fact is, Prop. A is destined to be mired in court hearings and appeals for many years to come.”
OBcean Complains of Bicycle Markings in Street Lanes
An OB resident recently wrote a letter to Voice of San Diego complaining of the City’s new markings in street lanes indicating that bicyclists may be encountered. Here is one of his quotes:
… these symbols are, in effect, informing drivers of vehicles of the legality of a bicycle to use the entire lane of traffic for their use, instead of ceding it to a vehicle by moving to the right side of the traffic lane, I believe it to be a foolish and dangerous move by our city.
Woman Pleads Guilty in OB Hit-and-Run
A 19-year-old woman who struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 8 in Ocean Beach pleaded guilty June 11th to a felony charge of hit-and-run causing death, plus a misdemeanor count of being a minor in possession of alcohol. Nikolette Kristina Gallo of Rancho Penasquitos will be sentenced July 26. The judge will consider alternatives to straight custody. In her plea, Gallo admitted being involved in an accident in the early morning hours of March 11 and failing to stop as required. She also admitted possessing alcohol in a public place earlier in the evening. She was taken into custody after a passer-by found the body of 23-year-old Sho Funai alongside the freeway, just east of Nimitz Boulevard. It was unclear why Funai, a former Rancho Palos Verdes resident reported to have been a UC San Diego engineering graduate student, ventured onto the shoulder of the interstate on foot.
OBcean Rich Grosch Elected to Community College Association
OB resident and long-time community activist, politician, and board of trustee president of the San Diego Community College District, Rich Grosch, has been elected by his peers to lead the region’s community college association. Dr. Constance Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), was also elected. Grosch will head up the organization’s alliance of boards of trustees.
PLHS Class of 1966 Scholarships
The class that graduated from Point Loma High School has a unique way to give back to the peninsula community. Each year, a group of PLHS 66 women called the “Pointer Sisters”, choose young women students from PLHS to award $1,000 scholarships. This year, the winners for 2012 are Aidee Sepulveda and Melissa Flores. They were selected among 28 applicants by the Class of ’66 selection committee. They rose to the top of some very amazing young ladies’ applications and essays. Pointer “Sisters”, you can be proud! Judy Schons and Ann Wilson presented the awards. (BTW – those are my class sisters – FG.)