News and Notices From Ocean Beach and Point Loma – Early October 2018

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OB Lifeguards Rescue 70-Pount Green Sea Turtle

See instagram vid at Fox5

Lincoln Club Mailer Against Campbell and in Support of Zapf Cites Wrong Lawsuit

A campaign mailer is sparking accusations and criticism from both sides in the San Diego City Council battle between Democrat Dr. Jennifer Campbell and incumbent Republican Lorie Zapf. … The mailer, which was sent out by the conservative Lincoln Club of San Diego County, asserts that Campbell was “sued after committing disability fraud” and eventually signed “a secret settlement” and returned to work. Campbell’s campaign says the mailer is inaccurate and misleading, partly because it shows pictures of a lawsuit filed against a different Jennifer Campbell — who lives in Tennessee. San Diego U-T

Man Stabbed Friend in the Midway Then Continues to Watch UFC Fight

A man was arrested after police say he stabbed his friend, then returned to watching a UFC fight. The stabbing happened on the 3000 block of Midway Drive around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say the two friends took a Lyft from downtown to the Midway District when they got into a fight. After leaving the car, the pair’s argument became even more heated before the suspect, Paul McNett, 43, wrapped his arm around the victim’s neck and stabbed him in the front of his neck. After the stabbing, McNett stayed at the restaurant to watch the UFC fight. The 55-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. McNett was arrested and booked into jail. 10News

San Diego Music Hall of Fame inaugural gala induction and concert

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the OB Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach. $15 advance; $20 at the door.; Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz, acclaimed Eagles singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin and boogie-woogie piano dynamo Sue Palmer head the list of artists who will be honored at the San Diego Music Hall of Fame’s inaugural induction gala. The event is the brainchild of local troubadour Jefferson Jay. Mraz and Tempchin are not expected to attend, but Mraz will be represented by his longtime friend Billy Galewood. Scheduled performers include Palmer; fellow honoree Mark Goffney, the armless guitarist who has performed with Mana; Galewood, who until 2016 performed under the name Bushwalla; Gato Papacitos; and the Pizaroo Brothers. There are also two posthumous honorees: musician and talent-booker John Ciccolella and roots-music champion Lou Curtiss

Navy Soliciting Bids for Redevelopment of 70 acres at Point Loma

The Navy will host an “INDUSTRY DAY” aboard Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Complex (NBPL OTC) to allow industry leaders to tour the location and review opportunities to redevelop the 70.5-acre NBPL OTC in exchange for new government facilities. In September 2018, the U.S. Navy issued a “Request for Interest” (RFI) on Federal Business Opportunities to solicit valuable industry input to redevelop NBPL OTC. Fox27

OB Arsonist to Stand Trial

A transient was ordered to stand trial on charges of setting 10 fires in Ocean Beach that damaged six cars including a classic MGB convertible, after he admitted to all of them, back on July 12 and 13. Michael Barringer, 26, was ordered to stand trial for Nov 21. The car most severely damaged was a 1979 MGB classic convertible that was owned by Scott Stavish, who posted on a page. The car’s interior was destroyed. Barringer reportedly placed trash and papers inside the car and set it on fire. Most of the fires were set inside trash or recyclable bins that were placed either on or beside vehicles in Ocean Beach. There was only one fire that had a motive, said police, and that was a bag of dog feces that was placed on someone’s porch and set on fire. Police said Barringer told them the resident in that house had refused to give him money. So Barringer found the bag and burned “a bag of poop” on the person’s porch, supposedly. No motive could be determined in any of the other fires, according to witnesses. SD Community News Group

Point Loma Planners Long-Range Committee Meeting on Famosa Tract

On Tuesday October 9th the Peninsula Community Planning Board holds their Long Range Planning meeting on the future development of the Famosa Canyon!  If you are interested in voicing your concerns on the future use of what some call the “last 5 undeveloped acres” in Point Loma, the meeting is on Oct. 9, 2018 at 6:30pm, UPSES Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego 92106

Tuition on the Rise at PL Nazarene

The word on Point Loma Nazarene University’s campus is that tuition is on the rise, spiking a possible 2–3% each year. The current cost for a full-time PLNU student is $35,100 for the entire year, broken down to $17,550 for each semester.

Former OB Marijuana Testing Lab Staff Couldn’t Meet State Documents Deadline – License Revoked Temporarily

State officials have revoked the license of PharmLabs, one of three marijuana testing labs in San Diego County that had been licensed under California’s new recreational cannabis laws. Having local labs with state licenses will become crucial later this year when up to 40 indoor pot farms and marijuana edible factories begin to open in the city of San Diego. … The Bureau of Cannabis Control said in a news release that PharmLabs is still eligible for an annual license despite having its temporary license revoked last week. …Greg Magdoff, owner of PharmLabs, …he remains optimistic that he will obtain one of the first annual licenses in the state. Magdoff, who launched his business seven years ago, said the license was revoked primarily because his staff couldn’t meet state deadlines to fill out hundreds of documents required for each test they conduct. But Magdoff said his staff is working toward meeting the state’s stringent requirements, which they support because the goal of the requirements is public safety. “The entire cannabis industry in California is facing hurdles as we journey into a regulated market,” he said. “We’re charging forward in hopes to be one of the first labs to have an annual license.” PharmLabs moved its San Diego location from Ocean Beach, where it violated the zoning rules, to an industrial section of the Midway District near the sports arena in July 2017.  SD U-T

SeaWorld Stabilizes Turtle Caught With Hook in Throat Off OB Pier

San Diego Lifeguards rescued a Green Sea Turtle with a hook caught in its throat Thursday evening Sept. 27 at the Ocean Beach Pier. Lifeguards loaded the 70-pound turtle into a boat and transported it to SeaWorld San Diego, where staff immediately began doing tests. Hours later a SeaWorld spokesperson said the turtle was in stable condition. 7SanDiego

Shout-Outs to Local Businesses

  • Little Lion – 1424 Sunset Cliffs Blvd in South OB Easter San Diego
  • Pearl Hotel’s new restaurant, Charles & Dinorah, 1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106; (619) 226-6100 Eater San Diego
  • Peace Pies -Chef and owner of Peace Pies released his new plant-based raw recipe book Fresh, Funky & Raw! Peace Pies are located in Encinitas and Ocean Beach. Digital Journal
  • Royale! at4204 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach (619) 431-5653. SD Union-Tribune
  • Wonderland Ocean Pub, 5083 Santa Monica Ave, OB. San Diego Entertainer Mag.
  • 3rd Corner  SD U-T

Power Outage Hits the Beaches

An early morning power outage left several thousand homes and businesses without electrical service in Pacific Beach and the Mission Bay early Friday, Oct. 5.The blackout, caused by an equipment malfunction shortly before 3:30 a.m., initially left about 2,400 addresses in the dark, according to San Diego Gas & Electric. As of 9:30 a.m., roughly 1,000 customers remained without power, SDG&E spokesman Joe Britton said. By early afternoon, repair crews had electrical service restored to all the affected areas, according to the utility company. KUSI

One Slight Hitch – – A Play by Lewis Black on Oct. 13 at Pt Loma Playhouse

Join us at Point Loma Playhouse for a special night benefiting Autism Society San Diego! Date: October 13th; from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at the Point Loma PLayhouse 3035 Talbot Street , San Diego, California 92106.  One Slight Hitch- directed by Jerry Pilato – is a play written by comedian Lewis Black, the acerbic, manic, belligerent stand-up comedian started his career as a playwright. After being turned down by numerous colleges, he earned his MFA degree at Yale Drama School. But that’s a whole other story. Tickets:; Phone 7608143902; Email

2018 OB Oktoberfest on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13!

Held at the OB Pier parking lot ($5 entry, 21+) and adjacent grassy area (FREE and all-ages). Newport Ave and Abbott St in Ocean Beach, San Diego, 92107. NEW THIS YEAR! For the first time ever, local Ocean Beach breweries have come together to create a unique collaboration beer to celebrate Oktoberfest. The beer will only be poured at the OB Brewfest, on Saturday from 11am-2pm. OB Brewfest $35 Ticket Includes: Free Admission into Oktoberfest [Sat. only]; All You can Taste beers from 11am-2pm; First 500 guests receive a Signature Tasting Mug; Also sample new releases from local OB Breweries. Portion of each ticket sale will be donated to the Freedom Station, which builds homes for combat-wounded veterans. ?Featured Breweries: Kilowatt, Culture Brewing Co., Helms, Mike Hess, Belching Beaverm OB Brewery.

Friday events: FREE beachside all-ages stage; Craft and merchandise vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn (free entry); Beer garden with live entertainment (21+, $5 entry); Stein-holding contest; “Das Booty Flip” contestl Balloon Blow; Saturday events: FREE beachside all-ages stage w/ performances by an OB Oktoberfest band, traditional oompah music, and local actsl; Food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn (free entry); Beer garden with live entertainment (21+, $5 entry); Optional “Brewfest” beer tasting featuring German and local brews poured by veterans; Sausage Toss competition; Stein-holding contest; Bratwurst-eating contest; Ms. Oktoberfest and everyone’s favorite Balloon Blow.

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Frank Gormlie October 8, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Dianne Lane is giving a presentation on her book at the OB library this Saturday, October 13 at 2:00. “From Where We Sail”


ZZ October 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for the news roundup, I read them right away!


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