All this week we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the popular vote that established the Ocean Beach Planning Board and the first OB community plan. It was on May 4, 1976 that thousands of OB residents, renters, property owners and business-owners voted in the very first panel to sit on the very first […]
By the Lumumba-Zapata Collective
On the night of Friday April 8th, the University of California, San Diego campus was covered with anti-Mexican slogans chalked by supporters of presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Following a string of throughout the country (including incidents at UC Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and Riverside), slogans supporting Trump have persistently coincided with xenophobic attacks against underrepresented communities, specifically Latino, Black, Arab and Muslim students.
The recent chalking incident at UCSD specifically targeted incoming admitted students of Mexican descent. The perpetrators chalked “Build the Wall,” “Deport them All,” and “Fuck Mexicans” outside of the Raza Resource Centro, a resource center collaborating in the weekend-long admission Triton Day welcoming celebration for incoming students.
Despite the attempts of students and service workers to erase the chalkings during the night, the perpetrators returned and re-chalked slogans throughout the campus.
There’s a whole bunch of Mission Beach residents who have been questioning and challenging a proposed 63-unit development project being slated for the community’s former elementary school site. As the LA Times reports, they are now pinning their hopes of blocking it with the California Coastal Commission, which still has not finalized any decision on the 2 acre project.
With the Coastal Commission raising some issues about the development, the stakes just got higher for the developer, Chris McKellar, who is currently resting his laurels on the fact that the City Council voted 6 to 2 in favor of the project. Residents are banking that the Commission will overturn this decision in early 2017.
During a four-hour hearing before the council vote April 11, dozens of residents criticized the project over park space, traffic and concerns that the scale of the development would be too intense for the mostly residential area.
Alexander Llerandi, an analyst for the Coastal Commission emphasized the residents’ concerns in a letter submitted to the City. In the letter, the coastal program analyst for the commission’s San Diego district, said Coastal staff have ” identified several areas of concern regarding the project as currently proposed.”
Among these areas of concern are: …
The Ocean Beach Planning Committee meets this coming Wednesday, May 4th, inside the OB Recreation Center, at 4726 Santa Monica Avenue. The meeting begins at 6pm. (SEE BELOW FOR OFFICIAL AGENDA)
Of note on the Board’s agenda is the appointment of new Board members, the presentation of the final, final version of the OB Community Plan, and the project permit application for a controversial 2 duplex at 2150 Abbott Street.
40th Anniversary of Vote Establishing OB Planning Board and First Plan
OB Rag staff hope to have 2 minutes on the Agenda for an announcement of the “40th Anniversary of the May 4, 1976 Vote” that established the OB Planning Board and first popular community plan.
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* Midway Medical Cannabis Shop to Expand
* Helm’s Brewing to Open on Newport in Mid-May
* Surfrider San Diego’s 16th Annual Art Gala
* 9-1-1 Dispatchers and Cops Taken to Task for Missing Urgent Calls from OB
* Are Sand Crabs in Decline?
* Fund Raiser for Point Loma Shooting Victim
* Cop Involved in Fatal Midway Shooting Accidentally Discharges Weapon
* Pick-up Truck Flips on Canon Street
* Luxury Cinema to Open in Liberty Station