Long-time OB local and photographer Albert C Elliott captured this moment and labeled it “A Bird’s Eye View”. Thanks ACE.
San Diego’s Climate Mobilization Coalition is calling for a “Climate Action Demonstration” at noon in downtown San Diego on Wednesday, October 14th.
It will be held at the Federal Building—Front and Broadway downtown.
San Diego’s coalition will be joining others across the country on this–a People’s Day of Climate Action by calling, once again, for the federal government to implement a national mobilization to get America off fossil fuels and on to renewable energy at wartime speed.
The City of San Diego is holding 2 meetings on the proposed draft ordinance for short-term vacation rentals, on Wednesday, October 14th.
Both meetings are open to the public, and they’re both in the same place – but there will be limited time for comments.
The first meeting is the Code Monitoring Team (CMT) Meeting, which is at 10:00-11:45 a.m. and the second is the Technical Advisory Committee, which meets from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
The meetings are in the 4th Floor Training Room, in the City Operations Building – Development Services Center, located at 1222 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101.
Critics of the draft proposal being considered feel it is a poorly conceived ordinance that would legitimize mini-hotels in all residential areas in the City.
The draft is opposed by Save San Diego Neighborhoods (SSDN), as well as the city-wide Community Planners Committee (CPC), which voted 24-3 against it on September 22nd.
Review of “In Your Arms”
By South OB Girl
Theater and the arts are not the main attraction here in Ocean Beach. The old movie theater (R.I.P. the Strand) is now home to bikinis, t shirts, and beach gear. Perhaps it may be a surprise to some that a number of OBceans are involved in San Diego’s theater scene — a scene which has drawn award winning Broadway performers and Hollywood celebrities.
Currently at the Old Globe there is a show that is causing quite a stir in the theater world with a dance musical production which is the first of it’s kind– “In Your Arms.” And there is talk that the show might head to Broadway. This would not be the first time San Diego has been the starting place of a production that has then headed to New York. Home of many top notch productions over the years, the Old Globe has a long history of putting on excellent performances. And “In Your Arms” is no exception.
2,000 Homes and 200 Square Miles Up in Flames
By John Lawrence
On September 13 California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties. He also had issued a state of emergency in Calaveras and Amador counties.
Four firefighters were injured in the fire called the Valley fire. Thousands fled as mandatory evacuations were ordered for the communities of Cobb, Middletown, Harbin Hot Springs and Big Canyon Road.
More than 1,300 people fled Middletown, north of San Francisco, as their homes were consumed by the flames. Main Street in Middletown burned up. 600 homes gone. More than 5,000 were without power. The Valley fire burned 40,000 acres in just 17 hours. On Sept. 13 it was reported that 1000 homes gone. As of October 5, the Valley fire was 99% contained. 1,958 structures were destroyed, 93 structures damaged.