Ocean Beach pothole contest!

by on January 22, 2011 · 11 comments

in Economy, Environment, Ocean Beach, San Diego

(Originally posted January 12, 2011)

Who’s got the best potholes? Do you think your street has them? Or one of your oft-traveled avenues?

If so, send us the location and a photo of your favorite pothole and we’ll post them on our website. And then we’ll send the winner, the runners-up, and actually the entire list to the City of San Diego Street Maintenance Division.

What makes a good pothole? Size, depth, and location are certainly good factors.

Just send a description of the location and any photos to our email address: obragblog@gmail.com – and make sure you include contact info. (It’s okay if you can’t get us a photo – if it is a good one, we’ll send our intrepid photographers out to capture its goodness.)

This contest will run for two weeks.

The winner of the best will receive a free OB Rag T-shirt! Runners-up will receive honorable mention.

If you cannot wait for the winners to be announced, you can call the City’s pothole “hot line” at 619-527-7500. You can let us know what the results are if and when you do call.

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OBWarZone January 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

Cable Street. All of it.


Frank Gormlie January 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

In order to win, OBWZ, you have to actually submit something more than that. Although, I certainly know what ya mean.


Al Peoples Everywhere January 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

We’re in! Sounds like a great community project to get involved with, and using the O.B.Rag to help track and promote it, is Genius!


editordude January 18, 2011 at 10:59 am

Looks like you are in the running to be the winner. You need to let us know how to get in contact with you – if you want your prize. And good job … and thanks from all of us. The contest is not over, but Al People’s efforts really are leading the pack.


dave rice January 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I set up a Yelp profile for my favorite at Sunset Cliffs right before the entrance to I8-E…within days it was filled in.



Frank Gormlie January 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Nice, thanks for doing that, Dave. I don’t know if people realize to the extent that wear and tear occurs on tires and vehicles that run over these monsters. So, on one hand, we aren’t taxed for these services but yet we spend more money on tires and efforts to figure out where that new “squeak” came from.


dave rice January 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I’m glad it got filled, but I was really just trying to be a pain in the ass in response to a remark in a Doug Porter article intimating the city’s potholes had their own Yelp sites – I couldn’t find any but it seemed like a bright idea at the time.


editordude January 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Don’t forget about our ‘best pothole’ contest – goes for another 4 days.


BillRayDrums January 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm

You insensitive louts, all of you. Don’t you realize that there are SD City employee pensioners that require all of our tax $$$ to go to their golden parachutes?

Come on, these people have bonus checks due. Think of their cheedren. :D


Patty Jones January 23, 2011 at 12:23 am

I know you’re being snarky BillRay, but it reminds of the line the right wing takes with its attack on social security.


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