The Reader Uncovers Misspelled Ocean Beach Street Sign

by on June 15, 2011 · 12 comments

in Ocean Beach, Popular

Misspelled street sign. (Photo by Dave Rice / The San Diego Reader)

We have to hand it to our big-sibling weekly newspaper, The Reader.  They’ve discovered an errant street sign in Ocean Beach. Or rather their new guy, Dave Rice – who also is one of our bloggers -, found it.  It’s a street sign of the new, blue type that the City has been installing for a while now.  But this one, at the corner of Santa Monica Avenue and Bacon Street …. is misspelled.

What a deal!

It’s spelled “Santa Montica” instead of … well, you know. I used to live on Santa Monica and I take special affront from this botched street sign job.

But more than that. Santa Monica Avenue is very important to the OB community, as it holds our town center, the OB Library, the US Post Office, our local elementary school, the OB Rec Center, and at its foot is the central HQ of our local lifeguards.

Hey Sam Deiggo! Get it straight!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie June 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

We call him “eagle eye” Dave.


dave rice June 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

Clock has now been ticking 2 days (I actually called the city on Tuesday) – how long do y’all think it stays up? The lady I talked to thought it must be a prank rather than an error on the city’s part, kind of like how Long Branch ends up changing its name to Bong Ranch every now and again…


bodysurferbob June 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

dave – you noticed? had a friend who regularly pasted “green B’s” up on the longbranch signs. now, do they need to switch to blue?


dave rice June 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

But of course – the first time I caught it was New Years 2000, have seen it and gotten a chuckle maybe another dozen times since…


dave rice June 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Oh, and I think he’s good for now – I think most of the signs over there are still the old green style…but before he orders another run of stickers it’s probably a good idea to scope out the state of the signs! ;)


bodysurferbob June 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

hey people! where’s my freakin avatar?


Patty Jones June 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Hey bob, when you post under another email address it won’t show up until you let us know you’ve changed it and we can update your profile. All fixed now!


Ernie McCray June 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

You don’t see the people in Santa Montica, near Ventice, complainting.


annagrace June 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

;) lol


Frank Gormlie June 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

This is what happens when we lay off teachers and librarians.


mr.rick June 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm

If I was about 40 years younger I’d hitch-hike the 2500 miles home to OB and take that sign down and return it to public works or where ever it came from. Seriously!


dave rice June 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Follow-up – the city was on my complaint like stink on a pair of week-old underwear…they got a new one out and installed at least a few days ago! Now if only they could get the sanitation crew to stop skipping my trash can every few weeks…


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