OB FLASHES: News, Calendar, and Whatever – June 3rd, 2010

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An OB sunset. Photo by Jim Grant.

Dianne Bell and Jim Grant sticky on OB Street Vendors?

Dianne Bell, the Union-Tribune columnist must really like Jim Grant, our local photog. He gets more write-ups than anyone else that we know. Here’s what Bell said in her column today (6/03/10):

The colorfully painted wallets offered by street vendors in Ocean Beach grabbed Jim Grant’s attention. Were they…? Yes, they were made of duct tape. When he asked one of the self-described “urban travelers” what inspired the idea, he expected to hear that the peddlers had been smoking something other than cigarettes. Instead, a vendor replied with a grin, “We all want more money to stick with us.” Apparently the idea, or the $2 “sticker” price, caught on. When Grant returned the next day to buy one, they were sold out.

Here is a possible link: (oh, just find it yourself.)

Sick Eagles Try to Sneak Onto Dog Beach

Early in the morning of June 2nd, Border Patrol agents discovered a small Mexican fishing boat, called a panga, filled with sick eagles trying to sneak onto Dog Beach.   The ill birds were suspected of flaunting US customs and had just motored or sailed through the international border and landed at the first beach that was available. It just happened to be Dog Beach. All 13 “ill eagles” were taken into custody on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

Tyson GreenWinstons Benefit for Local OB Bartender Tyson Green June 6th

Tyson Green is a local bartender/OBcean. He is also a diabetic and woke up dizzy from low blood sugar. While preparing his shot, he passed out and broke his leg. He’s out of work for 2 months and disability doesn’t help much when most of your income is in tips. Winstons will be holding a benefit show to help Tyson get by with medical bills. The event is at Winstons June 6th from 3-7pm. Bands, raffles and drinking for a good cause to help out a local.

If you want any more info, check with Hymie, he is putting the show together. “Hymie Scott” <bigtimeob@gmail.com>

Arte Fresca Art Show to Feature Local Artists and Live Music on June 11th

Arte Fresca is a new event that features new, local artists and live music. Come join us for our first event on Friday, June 11th @6pm at 5152 Muir Avenue (near the entrance to Dog Beach). The event is free but much of the art work will be for sale by the artists an any donations are always welcome! Nick’s At the Pier will be donating some appetizers and wine so come and join them June 11th!! Check them out on Facebook,

Dave Gilbert’s Rhythm Ranchers Play at Tio Leo’s June 4th

Please come out and join Dave Gilbert and his new band the Rhythm Ranchers this Friday night, June 4th at Tio Leo’s on Napa St. in Bay Park. The Rockin’ Aces will open the show at 9:30 and then the RR will take the stage from 10:30 ‘til closing. There’s no cover either! It’s all about having fun, playing Rock-a-billy, Country, Amercana and up-beat blues and they’re not too loud either…Hope to see ya there! ;) http://www.myspace.com/rhythmranchers

OB  Historical Society Features Derek Casady June 17th

Thurs, June 17, 2010, at 7pm, Ocean Beach Historical Society presents: Derek Casady, at the Point Loma United Methodist Church at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. in O.B.

Derek’s perspective on our community of Ocean Beach comes from his varied careers in publishing, politics and natural foods. Join us in listening to this interesting and insightful guest.

OB-Street-Fair-2010-logoOB Street Fair and Chili Cook-off Coming June 26th

Now celebrating its 31st year, the Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off on June 26 provides tradition for locals and a destination for tourists. Each year, thousands flock to Newport Ave. and surrounding areas, the 4th Saturday in June for the live music and entertainment, unique vendors, talented artists, thrilling rides, refreshing beer gardens, and so much more!

Acupuncture Clinic to Hold Open House on June 5th

Beach Community Acupuncture is hosting an Open House to celebrate its first anniversary on the 5th of June, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, at the clinic: 4993 Niagara Ave. #206.

OB Planning Board Project Review Committee Meets June 16th

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. This will be June 16.

OB Town Council meeting June 23rd

The Ocean Beach Town Council next meets on June 23 at 7pm at the Masonic Center located at 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

nunya June 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I love the OB chili cook off!

Here’s my favorite joke.
Texas chli cook off


Frank Gormlie June 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

That was hilarious!


Editordude June 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

Just received this: Protest Attack on Gaza Flotilla & Blockade in San Diego – a protest is being organized for tomorrow, June 4 at 5 pm in front of the Federal Building downtown San Diego.


Editordude June 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

A reminder: There is a North County/South County surf contest this Saturday at 10:30 am at the OB pier.


Editordude June 5, 2010 at 10:57 am

Lifeguards rescue Ocean Beach surfer

By Susan Shroder, Union-Tribune Staff Writer

Friday, June 4, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — A surfer who was rescued Friday evening in Ocean Beach was taken to a hospital in serious condition, said San Diego lifeguard Lt. John Everhart.

The surfer appeared to have suffered a medical problem about 5:30 p.m. Friday while in the ocean between Brighton Avenue and Voltaire Streets, Everhart said.
Other surfers assisted him in the water until lifeguards reached him and took him to shore. The man, who was unconscious, was treated onshore and then taken to a hospital, Everhart said.


Editordude June 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Our roving beach reporter, Sunshine, has just called in a breaking news bit: Headline: 10 city employees and 3 emergency vehicles just responded to one dizzy surfer. A surfer by the name of “Lucky” just came out of the waters near Dog Beach complaining to a lifeguard that he felt dizzy. Over the course of the next few minutes in this cash-starved city that has laid off cops and closed down fire stations, 10 city employees (2 lifeguards, 5 fire fighters and 3 para-medics) all responded arriving in 3 vehicles – a lifeguard SUV, a fire truck, and an ambulance. Lucky was carted off the beach strapped to a gurney.

We know that first responders to an emergency must do their job, but why did it take 10 workers and three vehicles to deal with this one, fairly minor, incident?


jim grant June 9, 2010 at 8:45 am

Guess “lucky” was not to lucky…..


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