Local News from the Village of OB and Point Loma

by on February 19, 2014 · 3 comments

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Rumors of Pat’s Liquor Being Sold Premature

We had heard from a good source that Pat’s Liquor had been sold, but it ain’t so, joe. Our reporter contacted those in the know and said nope.

OB Planners to Begin Review of 4766 Brighton Proposed Project

At their Wed, Feb 19 meeting the OB Planning Board will begin its formal review of a proposed project at 4766 Brighton Avenue. The review committee meets at 6pm at the OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica.  The proposed development is to demolish an older single-family home and put up two 2-story houses.

colleen dietzelThe Green Store’s 25th Anniversary Celebration – Feb. 20th

Colleen Dietzel, co-founder of The Green Store, will present 25 years of The Green Store’s history and activism in O.B. and San Diego. This is on Feb. 20th at 7PM at P.L. United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B. Today, the Green Store is located at 4843 Voltaire Street.  The OB Rag has a small office inside the center.

On Earth Day April 22, 1989, Colleen and Kip opened The Green Store on Voltaire St. Starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with famed environmentalist David Brower. They embarked on a journey to try and “save the world and O.B.,” working with groups such as the Ocean Beach Greens, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, the Save O.B. Coalition and Ocean Beach Grassroots Organization among others.

Historically, The Green Store/Ocean Beach Green Center has lead the way as an “Eco-Center of Ocean Beach working for the Environment, Peace and Social Justice.” Come Celebrate 25 Years… And thank Colleen, Kip & The Green Store friends for their commitment. Join us and reminisce with Colleen and others about the campaigns and hopes for the future. This program is Free.

2014 San Diego Bird Festival – Feb 27 to March 2

Celebrating our Coast – Held by the San Diego Audubon Society at the Marina Village Conference Center. Proceeds from the San Diego Bird Festival will support the activities of San Diego Audubon Society.

One keynote speaker will be James Currie, host of Nikon’s Birding Adventures on NBC Sports Network. The special Festival guest is Denver Holt, founder and president of the Owl Research Institute. Mr. Holt has researched owls in North and Central America since 1978, publishing about 90 papers and technical documents, including Birds of North America, and The Handbook of the Birds of the World.  For more, go here.

OB Planning Board Election – March 11th

Join your fellow OBceans and vote at the March 11 OB Planning Board election.  It’s the annual election of reps to the Board, as there are 7 districts within OB.  Each district has 2 reps, and usually there is a rep from each district up for election. The election will be held at the OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. For more info, go here.

 UCSD to Replace It’s SIO Point Loma Pier

UC San Diego, which runs Scripps Institute of Oceanography, has a pier and wharf on the bayside of Point Loma. And the school is about to embark on a $25-million project to replace its wharf and pier – called the Nimitz Marine Facility. The LA Times reports:

The work is something out of the ordinary for a university system more accustomed to building dorms and classrooms. But without the reconstruction, officials say, it may soon become impossible for trucks, forklifts and cranes to safely load ships with the heavy lab equipment, underwater cables, computers and food researchers require for months on the ocean. 

As underwater, the concrete pier and wharf are rotten with broken pilings, exposed rebar and dangling wooden supports. It is a glimpse, scientists say, of the worrisome decay that could threaten their efforts to better understand tsunamis, seismic faults and the effect of pollution on fish. For more, go  here.

Crash on Rosecrans Leaves Passenger Seriously Injured

Two people were injured on Rosecrans Street early Tuesday, Feb. 18th.  The driver of a speeding Nissan sedan going north hit two parked cars and flipped over, causing serious injuries to the passenger – a fractured pelvis and bruised lungs – and suffering some minor injuries himself. This all came down around 2:50 a.m. near Kona Way.  The 20-year old driver apparently lost control of his car.  U-T San Diego

OB Artist Selected for ArtWalk

Ocean Beach artist Jeff Yeomans was one of 12 revealed as a featured artist for the 30th anniversary of Southern California’s largest art festival, Mission Federal ArtWalk. Selected from over 700 applicants, the distinguished featured artists will join the festival’s 350 artist participants on April 26th and 27th for the 30th year of this event.

Jeff Yeomans, a plein air painter, produces work featuring urban landscapes, seascapes and landscapes. His work captures familiar San Diego scenes from sweeping seascapes to gritty urban streets.  (For more information, visit www.missionfederalartwalk.org .)

Ocean Beach currySacramento Sauces Named After Ocean Beach

Dave Nettles and Kelsi White are spicing up the lives of fellow Sacramentans with their line of locally made sauces. It’s their company name that makes customers do double takes: Ocean Beach Foods Co.   They named their fledgling company in honor of the famed surfing community in San Diego. Nettles is a lifelong surfer; White grew up in San Diego.

 “We both have a love of sauces and beach style living,” Nettles said. “We both love Ocean Beach and the name encompassed our lifestyles and what we wanted to be as a company.”

 One year after making their first batch of Taquieria sauce, friends Nettles and White now have Ocean Beach sauces in 23 stores including Corti Brothers and Taylor’s Market in Sacramento. Doing all the cooking and marketing themselves, they’ve sold more than 4,600 jars. For more, go here.

 Raglan Turning 2 – Shindig on Feb. 27th

Raglan Public House is turning two and throwing a shindig next Thursday, February 27. There will be $2 beer and drink specials all night, plus a Pizza Port tap takeover; a special beer, Raglan PH Double IPA, was brewed up just for the event by neighboring Pizza Port OB. [EaterWire]




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J. Stone February 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

My son is one of the kitchen assistant managers, & tells me it’s gonna be a kickass time!


Debbie February 21, 2014 at 9:27 am

What a great presentation by Colleen Dietzel last night at the OB Historical Society meeting. Best of the to the Green Store in the future. Thanks Kip! for all your work at the Green Store also. You two rock :-)


Frank Gormlie February 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

I wanted to be there but was getting ready to go to the desert. Can you write up anything for us?


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