September Green, Black and Red Activist Calendar – Ocean Beach and Beyond

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Point Loma High School Class of 1966 celebrates its 50th Reunion on Sept. 17th.


September Events in Ocean Beach

September 7th  Wednesday   6 – 8 pm – OB Planning Board Meeting, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. The OBPB monthly meeting will review a project for 5109-11 Brighton Ave, that exceeds OB’s floor area ratio; plus advocates for OB’s Torrey Pines will speak out on their behalf, with numerous complaints about the city. See here for agenda and more.

September 8th  Thursday    7 p.m.  Film night “Where To invade Next”  Michael Moore’s film is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places.  Free of Charge. Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 ; m 619.225.1083

September 10th  Saturday    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Ocean Beach Library, 100th Anniversary Celebration!  A Century of Books by the Beach  4801 Santa Monica Avenue, 92107.

September 10th  Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 am  Dog Beach Clean Up with Dog Beach Dog Wash Join us  on the second Saturday of every month from 9 to 11 am, and help remove debris from Dog Beach. Bags and gloves, and toys and treats for you and your dogs are provided by Dog Beach Dog Wash. Together we can make a difference!

September 10th    Saturday    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Habitat Restoration at No Man’s Land   meet at the parking lot to Fiesta Island, then walk over to the site as a group (approx. 10 minute walk).  Join the San Diego Audubon Society with their efforts to restore native sand dune habitat.  RSVP with Project Coordinator, Megan Flaherty:

September 13th  Tuesday  – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm OB Woman’s Club Meeting
Ocean Beach Woman’s Club, 2610 Bacon Street San Diego, CA 92107. OB Woman’s club monthly meeting.  Socializing and Refreshments are served at 5:30 and Business starts at 6:15pm

September 15th  Thursday   7 pm  OB Historical Society Presents: On the Tracks of an Angry God: John P. Harrington in San Diego County, By Richard Carrico.  At P.L. United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.  Richard Carrico will present an anthropological, historical, and geographic travelogue as we follow Harrington the “Angry God” through San Diego County. From the coast to the Anza Borrego desert and, from northern Baja California to Warner Springs, Carrico will interpret Harrington’s sometimes cryptic handwritten notes, provide photographic images of the region circa 1925, and offer a unique glimpse into Kumeyaay culture as captured in the mid-1920s. The Chemehuevi called Harrington “An Angry God.”

September 17th  Saturday    9:00 12:00 p.m.    Surfrider Coastal Cleanup Day Ocean Beach Pier, 5078 Niagara Ave,  92107.  Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day!  More info: events

September 17th  Saturday   6:00 pm to 11pm  – the Point Loma High School Class of 1966 50th Re-Union. For more info, contact the OB Rag c/o Frank Gormlie

September 24th Saturday  7:30 am – 12:00 pm – Annual Ocean Beach Pier Pancake Breakfast , hosted by the OB Town Council; Ocean Beach Pier, 5091 Niagara Avenue;  Mark your calendar for the Annual OB Pier Pancake Breakfast, a fun and popular tradition in OB that kicks off the big fundraising season for the OB Food and Toy Drive and our holiday events. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds benefit the OB Food and Toy Drive and upcoming holiday events. Tickets are on sale at stores.

September 28th Wednesday  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – OB Town Council Meeting;

The OB Town Council hosts public meetings on the 4th Wednesday most months; at the Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107  Regular speakers include local leaders, political, business and law enforcement and public safety representatives, as well as members from all corners of the Ocean Beach community. Whether you’re a long-time OBcean or just want to learn more about OB, all are welcome!  Email:

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Sept 3rd, Sept 10th, Sept 17th, Sept 24th.  Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting   Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.  Contact: m

September Events Not In Ocean Beach

September 9th, Friday   10 am – 3pm – Rally in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Federal Courthouse, 333 West Broadway in downtown San Diego. Here’s facebook on the event.

September 9th, Friday   6pm – Chunky’ Film Project Fundraiser
Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave (Barrio Logan) Info & Updates

via Ernie McCray

Chunky and friends

Espinosa documentary on the Chicano Music Icon, Chunky. Come out and help raise funds to finish this epic film project. This film is a labor of love about a San Diego Icon. Please come out and support this very important piece of History and honor a Great Man, Musician and humanitarian Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez.  We will have food, Great award winning beer, Live music, Art for sale (all proceeds to benifit the Film Project) and more. Find out how the film is coming and see clips from the film and find out what you can do to help promote this important project!

September 9th, Friday  6pm Fundraiser for Families of Victims of Violence;
St Phillips Episcopal Church 2660 Hardy Dr, Lemon Grove – Info & Updates Please join families of victims whose lives were brutally taken to raise funds to unite other families of victims from Texas and Arizona. The proceeds will be used to host the families while they are here November, 20, 21st, 2016 for a Candle Light Vigil at the San Ysidro/Tijuana U.S. International Border. Thank you for your support.

September  9th   Friday    6:30 p.m.     Sierra Club film night  “This is What Free Trade Looks Like”   8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.  #101, 92111.  This documentary shows how so-called “free” trade operates, from the perspective of the Mexican experience with ten years of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.  An update will be provided, as it has now been over 20 years since NAFTA was passed by Canada, Mexico and the United States.   Free.   More info:  Jean Costa 619-463-0721 or

 September 10, Saturday,  7:30  Dan Navarro Concert
Grass Roots Oasis – 3130 Moore St (Old Town) – Info & Updates (Admission)
The Grassroots Oasis is so pumped to have the storied singer-songwriter Dan Navarro coming to our stage in September! Dan performed at our original location in Sorrento Valley (Oasis House Concerts) several years ago, and it will be wonderful to have him on our new stage near Old Town. Dan Navarro started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated We Belong) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb Mo, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more…

September 11th  Sunday     11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     The San Diego Really Really Free Market      Teralta Park – City Heights   40th & Orange Avenue. Give and get cool stuff for absolutely free.  Simply bring the things around the house you aren’t using anymore, put them in the “free pile,” and look around to see if there is anything you’d like to take yourself.    For more information:

 September 11, Sunday, 10am-2pm Farm Hangout and Potluck Picnic With Slow Food and Suzie’s Farm – Suzie’s Farm, 2570 Sunset Ave (Nr the Border) Info & Updates

SFUSD LogoJoin Slow Food Urban SD for our 2nd Annual Potluck Picnic – we’ll be on Suzie’s Farm this time! Bring a picnic and hang out with Slow Food friends on the picaresque Suzie’s Farm. Yoga, farm tour and harvest totes are optional! 10-11AM: Yoga with Maria – suggested donation, BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat) 11AM – 2PM Potluck Picnic – bring a picnic lunch and/or something to share and hang out with us. 12:30-2PM: Farm Tour & Harvest $25 Harvest Tote Package available for purchase – includes tour admission, SFUSD tote bag and the produce to fill up your entire bag! Plus some Slow Food snacks.

September 16, Friday,  7pm Women of Substance Showcase
Grass Roots Oasis, 3130 Moore St (Old Town) Info & Updates (Admission) Women of Substance Radio presents their Showcase featuring San Diego’s Finest Women Singer-Songwriters: Randi Driscoll, Lisa Sanders, Sara Petite, M.E Law and Donna Larsen. $12.50 IN ADVANCE $15 at the Door

September 16th  Friday   7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo:  From Idea to Implementation.  SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.  92117.  Event will focus on case studies and sessions that address the implementation of green building solutions.  Visit 16  to learn more and for registration fees.

 September 17th   Saturday     12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     San Diego Fixit Clinic     Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church Conference Hall, 3131 Governor Drive, 92122.  Bring your broken, non-functioning item:  electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair.  Registration is required: http://sdfixitclinic.eventbrit  More info:

 September 17th   Saturday  Wild Willow Monthly Potluck    2550 Sunset Ave, 92154.   Farming is all about food, and food is best when shared with community. At our potlucks Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, educators, fans and eaters of every stripe. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, potluck dinner, and drum circle around our cob fire pit. Cost:  $5 suggested, or bring a homemade dish, or volunteer for an hour.  More info: arm/openhouse-potluck.php

September 17th  to September 26th   San Diego Peace Week Events. Women Occupy San Diego, Franciscan Peace Connection, Peace Resource Center of San Diego, Veterans For Peace- San Diego Chapter, and many peacemakers will be hosting a series of events, trainings and actions during Peace Week. More info contact Anne Barron at

 September 19th     Monday   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Exclusive Movie Preview of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”  Probable Location:  Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont Street, 92103.  Join Greg Palast as he hosts this fundraiser event for KNSJ FM, San Diego’s only progressive independent radio! Visit for updated details and ticket sales.  For more information, contact Marie Johnson, 619-283-1100.

September 22nd   Thursday    11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  “Solar for Homeowners” 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego 92117 Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating, and share valuable consumer awareness tips that can help you feel more confident when evaluating solar technology for your home.  Free of Charge.  To register:  phone: 858-244-1177; Email:,

September 24th   Saturday   2:30 p.m.   Film Screening  “The Occupation of the American Mind – Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States”  La Jolla Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave.  Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace, this film explores media bias, the Israeli Occupation, and the failures of American journalism.  More Info:


Large hat tips to our good friends at the OB Green Center and to our colleague Doug Porter at the San Diego Free Press.

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Frank Gormlie September 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm

If you’re a member of the PLHS Class of 66 and you haven’t RSVPed yet, you better get going – the party is on Sat., Sept 17th.


Frank Gormlie September 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

The Point Loma High Class of 66 is having our 50th re-union this Sat., Sept 17th – wow! I didn’t know I was so old. The committee that has organized this gala event is looking for “stragglers” – classmates who either are planning on attending but having RSVPed or who having even heard of it and would like to attend. If you fall into either group, please contact me via this website email: and I’ll link you up.


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