OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, Whatever – May 4

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obflashes[1]pinkgreen“Terriers” Filming at Hodad’s All Day Tuesday May 4th

Mike Hardin, co-owner of OB’s most famous restaurant Hodad’s, told me that his place is closed all day Tuesday, May 4th, as the TV series “Terriers” being filmed in Ocean Beach is using his place for a shoot.

“Oh, man, it’s awesome,” Mike told me.  “They using Hodad’s name, my cooks, and it’s going to be an authentic version of Hodad’s.”  The filming outfit is using their own waiters and waitresses who will be wearing Hodad’s T-shirts. The restaurant will return to “normal” on Wednesday, the 5th.

Hardin is still planning on opening a second Hodad’s in downtown San Diego.  “We’re in the permitting process now,” he said.  He hopes to open numero two at the corner of 10th and Broadway.  “All roads lead to Rome,” he said, “but all buses lead to Hodad’s.”

Rally for “No More Cuts In Education” on Saturday, May 8th

Plan on attending this rally to stop the bleeding from our schools.  Join parents and community advocates on Saturday, May 8 at 10:00am, at Balboa Park, 6th & Laurel.  To see more details and RSVP, follow go to this link

This is a rally featuring students, parents and educators to show our support for a strong school system. Stop the state budget cuts, restore funding for education. We need to make our voices heard in Sacramento the week before the budget for next year gets negotiated (behind closed doors).

Heathens’ Fundraiser Set for May 15th

The Ocean Beach Heathens – a silly group formed just for fun that holds a midnight procession every Spring – is holding a fundraiser on May 15th at 9pm.  This year is their 9th year, and a party is planned for later in the summer in OB.  If you are interested, you need to go the following website zirkubu.com for more info or email them at zirkubu@gmail.com – It’s $15 to get in.

Don Truesdail CD-Release Party a Success

Don’s CD release at Portugalia on April 29th was an historical happening. His CD, “Dasvidanya Bingoland…Hello Nancy!”, was released posthumously as he was killed a year ago in a traffic accident.  Friends and community members came together in peace and love to honor the music and memory of a great man. Talented and experienced musicians performed with all their heart and soul late into the evening. Students from Mar Vista where Don taught also came out to support his  CD. For more information please visit “About Don” at truesdailstudio.com

Olive Tree Market Opens Beer and Wine Tasting Room

The Olive Tree Market, at the corner of Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Narragansett has just opened their tasting room! Every Thursday thru Sunday 4pm-9pm the tasting room is open for folks to enjoy a variety of reasonably priced beer and wine flights. After tasting, you can use your receipt to receive 10% off your purchase in the store. All beer and wine served in the tasting room is also available in the store. See what they’re saying about our own Olive Tree Market on Beeradvocate.com

Voice of San Diego Holding School Board Candidate Forum – May 20th

Too often the school board race is a sleepy one, something that people forget about. It shouldn’t be.  voiceofsandiego.org is giving you the perfect chance to meet the candidates, find out what they think and ask them the questions you care about.

The Voice is bringing the incumbents and the challengers together in a live forum to ask them the best questions that their readers can think up. You’ll get to hear their thoughts, question them on tough issues and mingle with them afterwards.

It will be held on Thursday, May 20th, 7pm-9pm, and will be at Liberty Station, Corner of Dewey Rd. & Historic Decatur Rd., Bldg 202, Suite 205.  Moderated by VOSD’s Emily Alpert, the event and parking are free. Although advance registration is not required, if you do plan to attend, sending a quick email to summer@voiceofsandiego.org will help ensure they have plenty of chairs.

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BK-OB May 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Good stuff Mr. Gormlie-Anyone know when the Pizza Port is going to open? Is it this week?


BillRayDrums May 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Those poor AZ folks will be forced to wait a day for their Hodad’s burger.


mr fresh May 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

zonies out of OB


bodysurferbob May 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm

we’ll have to wait and see if the waiters and waitresses in terriers are cuter than mike’s.


Jon May 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Pizza Port expects to open May 10th according to their calendar. Just waiting for the ABC….

I will be waiting in line for the first pour. ;)


Editordude May 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Jon, thanks for your diligence on the beer issue. No cuts in line. Will you be bringing your beach chair? Now, what about the new Newport Pizza opening up on Newport (of all places)?


Jon May 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

New Newport Pizza?? Do tell. I will always continue to support Hippie Pizza since they have such a wide variety of beers on tap and in bottle. I’m just excited to have more options.


psd May 7, 2010 at 9:24 am

On the 25th it says they’re offering $3 pints of “OB Chronic” – gonna have to try that one…


Brian May 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Thanks for the heads up! I e-mailed them a couple weeks ago and asked, and got not much more than “we hope soon!” in response.


Jon May 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Looks like not everything is going as planned. Drove by there this morning and the fence was still up. Called the number for the store and it just rings off the hook. Looks like no Port Brew for me tonight. :(


Brian May 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Yeah, I failed to get anyone on the phone as well. A coworker got ahold of someone at the Carlsbad location who informed him that they were not going to open today, and they expected the opening to be in a matter of “days, not weeks”.


PSD May 4, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Cops were real pricks to my kid at the filming today…one rent-a-cop lady said we could walk over to the crystal shop where we were gonna get a Mama’s Day present after school, then we got accosted by a SDPD ten steps later who got all offended we might get in the way of the crew’s shot half a block up and across the street from Hodad’s. Some lady with the crew yelled at us that we were talking too loud when I was trying to ask the officer why the security guard said we could walk, he got all pissy and sent us away, kid in tears. Sucked.


doug porter May 5, 2010 at 9:42 am

who will be OB Rag’s 500th Facebook friend? We’ve got 499 as of 9am weds…


doug porter May 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

Congrats Kimberly Muller. You are our 500th Facebook Fan. Only 700 to go until we pass the Union Tribune.


Frank Gormlie May 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Wow, Doug! Thanks for organizing the facebook fan club. We should have a party just for our facebook friends. At your house this time.


doug porter May 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

oops it’s kimberli with an “i”


Frank Gormlie May 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

I was just interviewed by Michael Chen from Ch 10NEWS about surveillance cameras. It will air, he said, either at 6 or 7pm tonight. He’s got a real interesting tilt on the issue. So, watch it. (And thanks Sarah for the coffee.)


doug porter May 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Were you wearing an OBRag tee shirt? I hope so!


Frank Gormlie May 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Nooo. I didn’t want to display such a naked show of pride, wanted to be more humble.


Editordude May 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

SLOW NEWS DAY: Young sealion crosses the road, crawls under police car. Seaworld is called to the rescue. News at 11.


annagrace May 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

OK Obecians- why did the sea lion cross the road????? Jim Grant provides the photo. The article showed up in Salon magazine.


annagrace May 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

…perhaps something was being transported for illegal porpoises across a staid lion????


Jon May 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

wakka wakka!! That was good Anna!


Frank Gormlie May 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

that’s such an old joke, geez!


Editordude May 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

The entire pier parking lot will be closed to the public Thursday it looks like for “Terriers” filming. And a good part of Abbott as well.


lane tobias May 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm

thats bs. ya know, there are people who live in OB and it will probably be a nuisance to us.


Frank Gormlie May 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

It’s all part of the sacrifice when film crews take advantage of paradise. I hope the City got some good bucks for these sacrifices.


JPinSD May 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Does the city or OB post anything about these closures?


Frank Gormlie May 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

The parking lot had lots of little signs that said ‘No parking’ – special event – for Thursday May 6th.


Editordude May 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

Dear Readers: If anyone would like to describe any of their experiences with the filming, here’s your chance.


Sarah May 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

All I have to say about the filming is that it’s a boatload of money being spent on what is sure to be nothing more than the usual inane drivel to be spoon-fed to the mindless masses via television.

I suggest that when folks want to use our community to film crappy TV shows they must donate the funds to keep the local library open for one day for each day they clog the streets with their equipment.

ooops… is my attitude showing?


psd May 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

With luck, it’ll turn out OB is where prime-time soaps go to die…if this show goes the way of the Ex List, I betcha we’ll get a few years off.


lane tobias May 10, 2010 at 11:47 am

i like your logic.


Frank Gormlie May 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

Mayor Sanders announced on These Days on KPBS this morning (May 10) that a plan to save the fire pits will be unveiled today. It will continue to involve anonymous donors.


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