OB FLASHES – News, Calendar, Whatever – August 30, 2010

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OB Green flashes - photo by Jim Grant, August 2010.

OB Restaurants, bars and coffee houses promote themselves in new association

By Lori Weisberg / UNION-TRIBUNE / August 29, 2010

Local restaurant, bar and coffee house owners suspect their businesses are little known outside Ocean Beach, which is why they’ve formed a special association to spread the word to all of San Diego.

The recently launched Ocean Beach Restaurant and Entertainment Group will serve as an offshoot of the already existing Ocean Beach Main Street Association to specifically promote the dozens of restaurants, delis, markets, coffee houses and entertainment venues in the community.

For the remainder of the article, go here.

Obecians get new pipes, more torn-up streets, and eventually, a better flow

By T.E. Bach / The Reader / Aug. 28, 2010

The Sunset Cliffs Trunk Sewer project is slated to begin in September, stated a city representative at the Ocean Beach Town Council meeting on August 25.  The extensive sewer repair and replacement project — which will tear up one of the main thoroughfares in Ocean Beach — is due to last nine months.

Project engineer Riyadh Makani said that there is the possibility of major impact on traffic: one lane will be closed in sections of involved roadway during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Directors of the project are working with public transportation officials to ease conflict with city bus lines.

The Sunset Cliffs Trunk Sewer project seeks to upgrade and improve the capacity of the 40-year-old trunk sewer lines in parts of Ocean Beach. The project will focus on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard between West Pt. Loma Boulevard, through the cross-street of Pt Loma Avenue. Also, Bacon Street between West Pt. Loma and Long Branch Avenue.

For the remainder of this flow, go here.

terriers film crew newport“Terriers” Spent $20 Million in San Diego – Set to Air Sept 8th

Terriers”, the TV series filmed and set in Ocean Beach, is scheduled to begin broadcasting Wednesday, September 8th.  According to a spokeswoman, the filming company hired a hundred locals for their film crew, plus hundreds as extras, and spent $20Million in San Diego during the filming.  Here is Anthony Gentile’s report ….

by Anthony Gentile / sdnews.com

Ocean Beach will find itself in the cable TV spotlight next month. The pilot show of FX network’s comedic drama “Terriers,” filmed and set in Ocean Beach, will air at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

“We’ve heard some great things about the show, so we’re hoping it will be successful,” said Denny Knox, exective director of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association. “It seems like it has gotten really good reviews and I’m hoping that translates out.”

In April, production crews took over Ocean Beach for a few weeks during the filming for “Terriers.” In online promotions for the show, various locations around Ocean Beach are featured and the storyline takes place in Ocean Beach.

For the remainder of this really beeg show, go here.

COSTCO-Lowe’s also wants Midway Postal Center

Costco-Lowe’s presented a proposal to purchase the 436,000-square-foot former Midway Post Office at a late July  North Bay Community Planning Group meeting.  This proposal competes with another one for a 2,000-person self-contained homeless community facility pitched by local nonprofit Amikas. The Peninsula Beacon reported that spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service said postal officials are considering multiple proposals to purchase the facility.

Point Loma Planners approve revised bylaws

Anthony Gentile of the Peninsual Beacon reports that Peninsula planners :

…approved a revised version of its bylaws with a 10-1 vote. Among the most significant changes were those involving elections — changing general elections to a plurality system and having vacancies filled by the board itself. There were also changes to language within the bylaws.

The revised version of the bylaws was finalized three days before the Aug. 19 meeting at a special subcommittee meeting and were put online at www.pcpb.net. Copies were made available at the meeting and the public had the chance to provide input into the decision before it was made.  At its July 15 meeting, the PCPB voted 6-5 to move the decision until this month. The City Attorney’s Office and City Council must approve the revised bylaws before the board can implement them.

Ocean Beach Planning Board general meeting – Wednesday, September 1

The OBPB meets at 6pm at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center – 4726 Santa Monica Ave.

OB Historical Society to dig up old bones

Join the Ocean Beach HS on Sept. 16, for a presentation entitled, “Who is Buried in Presidio Park?” by author Richard Carrico, who teaches at San Diego State University Department of American Indian Studies and Recuerdos Research.His extensive research and writing about our local history and Indian cultures mixes intrigue with historical events will make for a memorable evening.  The Archaeology At Presidio de San Diego presentation is for  Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010, 7 p.m., at the PL United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.

Animal Activist to speak September 1 at World Wide ESL

The World Wide ESL Institute is having a free talk  by Heidi Cohen-Wolff, a local animal activist, as part of their 2010 Guest Speaker Series features.  She will be speaking about humane education, Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 10am – 12pm, at the Institute’s NEW location, 1811 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., 92107.

$30 will get ya in the Jazz 88 OB Music & Art Festival! $200 will get ya special seating and special food

Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 5099 Newport Ave., 92107 and surrounding area.

$30 Festival Ticket (12 and under are free). Buying a $30 ticket gets you a festival wristband. You must have a festival wristband to get:

* Access to 6 stages (no VIP hotel stage)

* Discounts at dozens of area restaurants through the Ocean Beach Restaurant and Entertainment Group

* Access to the Craft Beer Garden at the main stage next to the beach, sponsored by Pizza Port and Ballast Point

$200 VIP Ticket – Buying a $200 VIP Ticket gets you a VIP wristband. A VIP wristband gets you:

* Access to all 7 stages, including the VIP OB Hotel courtyard stage that will feature certain acts doing a second set in a more intimate acoustic setting

* Priority seating at the Main Stage

* Catering from the Ocean Beach Restaurant and Entertainment Group at the VIP OB Hotel courtyard stage

* VIP valet parking at the Ocean Beach Hotel

* A Jazz 88 gift bag

* Discounts at dozens of area restaurants through the Ocean Beach Restaurant and Entertainment Group

* Access to the Craft Beer Garden at the main stage next to the beach sponsored by Pizza Port and Ballast Point

If you don’t have a wristband you will not be able to get into Gallaghers Pub, The Harp, or Winston’s during festival hours.

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bodysurferbob August 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

jiminy-sakes! $200! for an ocean beach festival, in the middle of a heavy-duty recession?? what is ob coming to? somebody better get a photo of the $200 plate folks eating alongside some homeless guy – it would fit right in the movie Dr Zhivago – remember that scene? the rich are at a fancy restaurant and poor come to the window to look in.


Sarah August 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I thought the same thing, bsb. I guess you get “access” to the venues and dinner with other cpwc (cool people with cash), but I’m afraid I’d expect my drinks to be covered as well.

I wish they’d publicized where the profits were going. I might be a little less appalled if it was a benefit event. Is it?


kenloc August 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm

200 dollars to chill out in the ob hotel parking lot and have catering from restaurants I eat at all the time.Who is performing,Dave Brubek?And you get to overpay for beer on top of that.awesome.oooooooh i can get into Gallaghers though.Sign me up.


Debbie August 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

For $200 I can get 4 body massages!!!!!


Patty Jones August 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm



annagrace August 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Jim Grant does fabulous photographs. The sunset is exquisite!


Debbie August 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Tons of places. Experienced, license massage therapists are looking for work ….especially in this economy. I don’t have permission to release the name of my favorite but I have also experienced great body work at http://www.ipsb.edu/massage-therapy-center/ and http://www.healingartswc.com/

If there are any therapists in OB that are into Thai or deep tissue, please post. It would be great to work with someone local with reasonable rates. TX!


Brian August 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Just read a rumor on facebook that a corporate sandwich shop may have somehow had a hand in the Mariscos taco truck leaving OB. Can the Rag do some investigative reporting to find out the real reason the taco truck is gone?


Seth August 31, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I looooove that truck, and will miss it (they are now in South Park, I hear). But it’s really not that important who called, I think (although yeah, I have heard the same rumor). The properties with all those new carts/trucks weren’t zoned for that use, and that’s more or less the end of that.

Would I have called on them? Nope, but then again, I don’t have a big lease and am not being undercut by another nearby business that is in violation of codes.

I will say that I’m not too sure that truck was the problem everyone thought it was. Pizza Port (who has very cheap lunch specials) and several other big eateries opened all around the same time within blocks of each other. Whether the Newport Ave area is getting oversaturated with restaurant uses is possibly something that new restaurant and entertainment community group could talk about, although I suppose the market will take care of that on its own.


Debbie September 1, 2010 at 7:59 am

I would guess the owner of the the parking lot may know the reason. If it’s owned by the same owners of Apple Tree, the pad is up for lease ….. so anyone out in OB that has some money or ambition can get something going! Hopefully the Hirmez’ won’t lease it to some corporate chain… Or maybe the pad is already leased and that is why Maricos is bye bye ??? 4949 Santa Monica Avenue, Total Space Available:17,500 SFRental Rate:$10,000 /Month

fyi…Just found this on the web concerning the sale of the location University Ave:

“NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made.
The names, business addresss of the Seller/Licensee are: BADRY HIRMEZ, SAMI HIRMEZ, NAJAH HIRMEZ AND DURIED FADY RABBAN, 4404 UNIVERSITY AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92105
All other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: NONE
The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: 4949 SANTA MONICA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92107
The names and business address of the Buyer/Transferee are: VERA & SARA INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 3269 BEYER BLVD, SAN YSIDRO, CA 92075
The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: TRADE NAME, LEASE, GOODWILL, INVENTORY OF STOCK, FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAMES AND TRANSFER OF OFF SALE GENERAL LICENSE NO. 21-457544 of that certain business known as: APPLE TREE MARKET located at 4404 UNIVERSITY AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92105
The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is: MAY 14, 2010 at the office of: CENTENNIAL ESCROW INC, 225 W. VALLEY PARKWAY, STE 100, ESCONDIDO, CA 92025, Escrow No. 025-005213-SD, ATTN: SUSAN D’SPAIN, Escrow Officer:….”


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