Mallow Out Wins Again in Ocean Beach on July 4th

by on July 6, 2015 · 11 comments

in Culture, Environment, Ocean Beach, Organizing

Here’s photos comparing Saturday, July 4th this year with what it all looked like in 2013, 2 years ago.

OB Mallow Out 2015 +From OB Town Council.

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Dana July 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

I am sorry to see the fun go, but f the fun is at the expense of the environment, we need to look at other things to be OBcrazy on the 4th. I do think fireworks have to go, they are highly toxic. If people need to travel to the beach to have fun on the 4th, lets have veggie burgers and lots of community with everyone picking up their trash.

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RK July 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Fireworks have to go? You are out of your mind! That’s the whole point of July 4th!

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Dana July 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

i am hoping your a being satirical ! ….the 4th is to celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence, here is a start but i encourage anyone who will investigate a bit to please do so
http://www.newsweek.com/are-fireworks-chemicals-dangerous-81679

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RK July 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm

I understand what you’re saying, but fireworks is tradition! It’s what represents America! The first commemorative Independence Day fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777! Please Dana, have some spirit because it’s only once a year!

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/explainer/2012/07/history_of_fireworks_in_america_why_do_we_celebrate_fourth_of_july_with_fireworks_.html

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Dana July 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

RK,
how about everyone under 40 is free to sunbath nude on the 4th? Never let it be said I don’t have spirit!
I’m 56 I will do you all the favor of staying in a suit.

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Larry N Maggard July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Piece by piece, what made OB distinctive and a fun place to live is being whittled away and before ya know it OB will be just like every other neighborhood; boring and tight-assed. I wonder if the Developer that’s been buying up property in OB for the last few years is the real reason behind all of these “changes” and “concerns;” after all, sticky streets, kids dressed in black, and homeless people cause property value to go down. And nobody has pulled the race card.., yet. You didn’t know about the Developer with approved plans to build a Casino in OB? Yes, indeed and I betcha there are more than just a few OB property owners who also know and are trying to jack up property value before being bought out and at the expense of those of us who like living here. There are only 2 areas that allows legal gambling / casinos within the US/A; (1) an Indian Reservation, and (2) on water. If all goes as I’ve read, then OB will be the location of the first underwater Casino in the world. The last couple of years this Developer has been buying property from the San Diego River outlet, to the Pier, from the beach over to Cable Street.

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Goatskull July 6, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Yeah let’s all sit around in a drum circle and do veggie burgers and kale smoothies.

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nostalgic July 6, 2015 at 4:26 pm

So, who is it?

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MMN July 7, 2015 at 6:47 am
Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie July 7, 2015 at 9:59 am

Here’s a thought about the fireworks: before we grapple with OB’s July 4th once-a-year fireworks display, we as a town deal with the near-nightly explosions from SeaWorld of the dangerous fireworks – all over their own animals and the wildlife within Mission Bay. We deal with that first, ok?

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Debra July 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

Makes sense to me.

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