10 Years Ago in Ocean Beach – February 2009

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What was going on in Ocean Beach 10 years ago? Back in February 2009. We cracked open our archives to see what were the issues, controversies and concerns among OBceans a decade ago.

It turns out almost exactly ten years ago to the day the coast received a huge downpour – it rained an inch in just 4 hours in OB on February 16, 2009. Back then the OB Rag was advocating that people harvest their rainwater.

There were a couple of controversies rocking Newport Avenue back then – the closure of the store Rock Paper Scissors and a dispute between the Farmers Market and a jewelry storeftont.

So, we have tracked down some of the more interesting and provocative posts and share them with you here:

6th Anniversary of death of Danny ‘the Walker’ – OB homeless man killed by police Feb 4th 2003 – Feb. 4, 2009

Could This Be? The End of The Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market? – Feb. 4, 2009 (Originally posted Jan. 30, 2009)

It just rained an inch within 4 hours in Ocean Beach – Feb. 16, 2009

Why isn’t District 2 – OB’s district – having its own Community Budget Input Meeting? – Feb. 16, 2009

Roll Out the Barrels! Harvest that Rainwater! – Feb. 17, 2009

The rocky closure of Rock Paper Scissors – Feb. 19, 2009

OB Farmers Market Story Continued….Blondstone: “Just Don’t Hurt Us” – Feb. 22, 2009

The Campaign to Save the Ocean Beach Library – Feb. 23, 2009

Blondstone vs OB Farmers Market, Part Three – Just Grow Up! – Feb. 24, 2009

Disappointing Turnout From OB at City Committee Budget Meeting – Feb. 25, 2009

Dr Jefe Answers His Critics On the Closing of Rock Paper Scissors – Feb. 19 & 25

Neighborhood Pride – Making the OB Brand A Reality – Feb. 27, 2009

Ocean Beach in the 1970s – How an armed police camp led to reforms in police practices – Feb. 27, 2009

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OBKid February 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm

OB is 10X better than 10 years ago (minus the high housing and rental costs)

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