September 2017

City Removing DecoBike Stations From Ocean Beach and Other Beach Areas

September 6, 2017 by Frank Gormlie

For some reason, the City of San Diego is removing DecoBikes stations – mainly from the beach areas – including 2 in Ocean Beach.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 5th, the City is having DecoBikes remove 15 of their stations – the vast majority in OB, Mission Beach and PB – and relocate them to the urban core of the city. The removal and relocations are supposed to be completed by September 11th.

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A Brewery Fails to Open in Ocean Beach: Little Miss Brewing Calls It Quits

September 6, 2017 by Frank Gormlie

An unusual thing has occurred within the budding brewpub explosion in Ocean Beach. A brewery tasting room has failed to open on Newport Avenue and the owners have obviously called it quits.

Little Miss Brewing apparently is not going to happen. Inside construction has stopped and a Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit was taped to the outside of a glass door for a few days. It was dated September 2, 2017.

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San Diego Irish Men Stripped Naked for 3 Years Find Final Victory!

September 6, 2017 by Source

Setanta San Diego Gaelic Football and Surf Club Win North American Championships

By Nate Bazydlo

After 7 years of grueling defeats in the North American Gaelic Football Championships, our very own San Diego Men’s Gaelic Football club has defeated all odds and triumphantly succeeded in bringing home the 2017 Cup!

A team comprised of hard-bodied young men of both Irish nationals and American-born players, this storied club based in San Diego trained tirelessly for the last 6 months in order to overwhelm the competition once and for all to win the North American Championships held in San Francisco.

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Settlement Reached Over San Onofre Nuke Waste

September 5, 2017 by Michael Steinberg

Nuclear Shutdown News August 2017

By Michael Steinberg /Black Rain Press

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our August 2017 report.

San Onofre Nuke Plant’s Solution to its Megatons of Radioactive Waste–Make it Someone Else’s Problem

On August 28 the San Diego Union-Tribune broke the story: “Court settlement looks to move nuclear waste from San Onofre”

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OB Planning Board Agenda for Wed., Sept. 6th: Saratoga and Voltaire Projects

September 5, 2017 by Frank Gormlie

On Wednesday, September 6th, the Ocean Beach Planning Board has two projects to review on its agenda. One at 4950 Saratoga and other at 4921 Voltaire. The Board is also to review the proposed draft policy on short-term vacation rentals proposed by Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who represents La Jolla and District 1.

The Board meets at 6pm in the Community Room of the OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Avenue.

4950-4956 Saratoga Avenue

The first project on the planners’ agenda is located at 4950-4956 Saratoga Avenue between Bacon and Cable, and is a proposed map waiver for 4 units already under construction to become condominiums.

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The Mindless Wanderings of the Widder Curry

September 5, 2017 by Judi Curry

After finding out that I write for the OB Rag and sometimes the San Diego Free Press, people frequently ask me what I write about besides doing Restaurant Reviews. It is difficult to pinpoint what I EXACTLY write about – because I find that my mind (yes – I still have one -) tends to wander all over the place; sometimes enough to write an article; sometimes to get really p – – – – – off; sometimes just to create a discussion.

So this Labor Day Weekend, alone for the first time in 4 ½ years since Cowboy dumped me, I have had a lot of time to ponder many different things. Some I’ll share with you. And for those of you that don’t like my wanderings – DON’T READ IT! I’m writing this as a catharsis for me. I’d like you to enjoy it; think about it, but if you don’t want to do so, it’s fine. Just don’t write back and tell me that my Editordude must have gone soft because he published this drivel. Here goes –

As a former educator, Administrator – read Principal – I was appalled when the Boards of Education in many school districts changed the starting dates for school to the middle of August.

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What Good is a Union in 2017?

September 4, 2017 by Jim Miller


What is there to celebrate this Labor Day for the average American? We live in troubled times and many of us in the United States are increasingly anxious or angry as we see the American Dream slipping away right before our eyes as the middle-class shrinks and the gap between the very rich and the rest of us continues to grow.

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San Franciscans Show Their Heart in Response to Hate and Intolerance

September 1, 2017 by Frank Gormlie

Check out what San Franciscans did a few days ago in response to the intolerance and injustice of the haters.

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SeaWorld Going for Retraining Order Against PETA Protesters

September 1, 2017 by Source

Activist Says It’s Retaliation for Complaint Against SeaWorld Security for Rough Treatment

By Julie Watson / AP myrtlebeachonline.com / August 31, 2017

SeaWorld is seeking a restraining order against three animal rights activists who disrupted a killer whale show at its San Diego park last month in a protest led by actor James Cromwell.

The company wants to bar Lyanne Fernandez, Ricky Chavez Rodriguez and Lisa Lange from the San Diego park and SeaWorld’s nearby waterslide park, Aquatica, according to court documents filed Thursday in San Diego County Superior Court.

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Is Dusty Rhodes Park in Ocean Beach Another City Money Pit?

September 1, 2017 by Source

South OB Girl Looks at the Contract Between the City and Aztec Landscaping Re: Dusty Rhodes Park

By South OB Girl

Tree maintenance, weed removal, and gopher control were specified in the City’s contract for Dusty Rhodes Park– and not done.

As far as I can tell the City has thrown money into the wind (again) and not thoroughly or responsibly administered its contract with Aztec Landscaping, the company previously hired by the City for maintaining Dusty Rhodes Park.

A close reading of the contract is unsettling. The details of this contract were not carried out. There are specific jobs in the contract that were supposed to be done, were budgeted for, and not done.

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Ocean Beach and Point Loma Schools Under Minimum Day Schedule Due to Friday’s Heat

September 1, 2017 by Staff

Local Peninsula schools are among the more than 70 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District that are operating on a minimum day schedule, today – Friday Sept. 1 – due to the continuing heat wave, district officials said.

Only campuses with air conditioning in less than 80 percent of their classrooms have been instructed to move to a minimum day schedule.

OB and Point Loma schools that affected include:

Cabrillo Elementary
Dana Elementary
Ocean Beach Elementary
Silvergate Elementary
Sunset View Elementary

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