OB Town Council Parties Like It’s 1968 – As It Celebrates 50 Years

by on August 27, 2018 · 6 comments

in Ocean Beach

The gang is here. Lower row, L to R: Trudy Levenson, Nicole Ueno, past president Dave Martin, Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, Priscilla Turner, past president Gretchen Newsom, Grace Quigley; mid row: Cameron Reid, president Marcus Turner; back row: vice-president Mark Winkie, Jon Carr, Gio Ingolia, Jill Kent.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Ocean Beach Town Council partied. It was their 50th anniversary – and the celebration rocked the patio of Newbreak Church.

Marcus and Priscilla hand out raffle ticket prizes. All photos not from OBTC facebook are by Frank Gormlie (the blurry ones)

Local bands played, pizzas from Pizza Port and SurfRider were the menu, draft beer from the OB Brewery was on tap – and raffle prizes were handed out.

Mike James speaks; photo from OBTC facebook

President Marcus Turner got the ball rolling with welcomes and intros; past presidents Dave Martin and Gretchen Newsom were on hand, and Councilwoman Lorie Zapf joined the fun – and stayed quite a while.

The infamous Mike James gave an inspiring speech.

Happy Birthday was sung and a delicious birthday cake was carved up and dished out.

It was in 1968 that some locals felt there needed to be some kind of community group that would be able to do things, create resources for the community, lobby city hall.

Here are some random pics from the party (excuse the blurriness as the light was not great).

Pat James

Marcus hands Rick his prize.

Gio and Jon

Cameron Reid

Julie and Craig Klein with Keith Fink

Alison and Susan

From OBTC facebook

Tania and Trudy

Scott, Melinda and Priscilla

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bodysurferbob August 27, 2018 at 1:48 pm

was dr jen campbell there? you know, the other candidate running in district 2 besides lorie.


Frank Gormlie August 27, 2018 at 2:10 pm

I didn’t see her. Unfortunately Dave Martin and Gretchen Newsom took off early.


OBCliffhanger August 27, 2018 at 6:09 pm

And tomorrow (Aug 28th) is the 50th anniversary of “The Whole World is Watching!”.

The whole world is definitely watching now.


Doug Porter August 28, 2018 at 5:34 am

Party like it’s 1968? Does that mean they snuck out to the jetty after dark, smoked some oregano/mex weed, got hassled by officer friendly at the wall, and stopped by the Inbetween to hear bad poetry?


Frank Gormlie August 28, 2018 at 10:21 am

Well, part of that at any rate. LOL


Geoff Page August 28, 2018 at 9:57 am

Who is the little woman right in front with the yellow leopard print shirt on? I don’t recall seeing her ever in OB. Party crasher?


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