OB Flashes: News, Calendar, and Whatever – October 29, 2010

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This is Toby Ryan - age 7, photographed by Jim Grant at the OB Surf & Skate Shop benefit for OB Elementary, October 23, 2010, at the Skate Park. What a lift!

Redesign of Thee Bungalow Near Complete, Bo-Beau to Debut Early November

By Gail Powell / San Diego Reader

Bo-Beau Kitchen & Bar is the name given to the restaurant once occupied by Thee Bungalow. The rear exterior has been remodeled to resemble a French chateau patio with a large outdoor pizza oven. A bistro-like al fresco dining area is being created around the oven.

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OB Lifeguard Restrooms Still Stink

The Voice of San Diego recently did a survey of their readers of the best and worst public restrooms in San Diego. Guess what? The restrooms at the Lifeguard station in Ocean Beach, among others, were labeled some of the worst:

Other readers hold their noses when they visit the restrooms at these locations: Ocean Beach lifeguard station, Tourmaline Surf Park in Pacific Beach (there are no stall doors in the ladies room) and the restrooms on the east end of Balboa Park at Casa del Prado.

Noodle House Robbed

The OB Noodle House on Cable Street was robbed Wednesday night, October 27.  The robber came through the backdoor with a gun, and did get away.   Police had a photo of the suspect.  Anyone with info, call 531-2000.

Will Pot Dispensaries Be Zoned Out in Places Like Ocean Beach?

By Jen Lebron Kuhney / San Diego U-T / October 28, 2010

The location of medical marijuana dispensaries should be left up to individual communities rather than have to follow blanket rules set out by the San Diego City Council, according to the city’s community planning groups.  At their monthly meeting Tuesday, the groups, comprised of citizens from across the city, voted to make an official recommendation to the council to allow community groups to decide restrictions for medical marijuana shops in their areas.

The City Council is mulling a plan that would allow dispensaries in select industrial and commercial zones that have no residential uses. They would also have to be at least 1,000 feet from other dispensaries, parks, youth centers, religious institutions, day care centers and schools.

Americans for Safe Access San Diego chapter coordinator Eugene Davidovich said the city is placing a de facto ban on dispensaries due to the stringent nature of the restrictions.

“It doesn’t allow for facilities near patients,” Davidovich said. “Folks who need their medicine to function would have to find other ways to get their medicine and could go to the black market.”

If the current rules were approved, areas such as Ocean Beach, La Jolla and Hillcrest would be completely zoned out, despite their planning group representatives saying they are open to having strictly regulated dispensaries in their neighborhoods.

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OB Rec Center Sponsors Halloween Carnival & Costume Contest

Do you think you have what it takes to compete with some of the craziest, most creative minds in OB? Then join us! Sponsored by OB Rec Center. On Sat, 10/30/2010 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm – OB Halloween Carnival and Costume Contest! 4700 block of Santa Monica Ave. (1 block south of Newport Ave.)


Dreamstreet Live in OB Wild and Tame Comedy! Doors open at 7:30 pm with pre-show music by LoveMason followed by the hilarity of L.A. headliner LeeAnn Tooker and local comedians! FREE candy + costume contest with amazing prizes donated by OB businesses. Prizes for sexiest, funniest, scariest, best OB …inspired, animal(istic), couple or group, celebrity and more!  2228 Bacon St., SD $6 cover & no drink minimum 21+.

OB Planning Board Meets November 3rd

The Ocean Beach Planning Board meets on the First Wednesday of every month at 6:00PM at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center at 4726 Santa Monica Ave.  This will be the 3rd of November.

Restaurant Walk – November 9th

For $15, you can sample dishes at over 40 local restaurants, over a 4 hour period, from 5 to 9pm. That’s right, for just $15 you can sample the BEST OB has to offer during the Annual Ocean Beach Restaurant Walk! Begin at Lucy’s Tavern, 4906 Voltaire St., 92107; Hurry, tickets sell out every year, so be sure to get yours!

OB Historical Society: Save Our Heritage Organization— Over Four Decades of Historic Preservation in San Diego County

The program by SOHO will include a compelling documentary film by Dan Soderberg about SOHO’s pivotal role is seen in its saving of architectural icons and the importance of future historic preservation. Director Dan Soderberg, a UCLA-trained filmmaker based in San Diego, spent nearly a year interviewing SOHO members and staff for the documentary. He also researched the group’s four decades of achievements through archives, libraries and hundreds of photographs. “There is no one SOHO story. There are many stories and all of them are compelling,” Soderberg said in an interview. “SOHO people tend to devote every ounce of their being to the cause, so it was a challenge to pick the stories to tell.” The meeting is free.  November 18, 2010, 7 PM, At the PL Methodist Church, 1994 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

“Mom to Madre” Group Donated 25 Bags of Books to OB Elementary

The group “Mom to Madre” donated 25 bags of books to Ocean Beach Elementary recently for their August Book Drive! On September 1 they delivered 25 bags of books for low-income families at Ocean Beach Elementary School. Each bag had 10 books for kids (including one new one) and a cook book for the families.  They also gave a donated, complete set of Harry Potter Hardcover novels to the school. Mom to Madre hosted a literacy table at OB Elementary’s Back to School Night on September 30 and donated 26 more books to families.

Mom to Madre is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation offering bilingual parent education to young mothers just starting out who are trying to beat the odds of poverty, illiteracy, and language barriers in San Diego County. Visit http://momtomadre.org or call 619 309-5151 for more information.

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