Ocean Beach During the Coronavirus Shut-Down

by on March 17, 2020 · 7 comments

in Ocean Beach

Folks line up at OB People’s Food.  Only 20 customers allowed in the store at a time, one goes out another one goes in.

Others went surfing or visited the tide pools. (All photos by Bob Edwards unless otherwise noted. )

Photo by Judith Starker.

Here are more photos taken today, St. Patrick’s Day – Tuesday, March 17-, in Ocean Beach.

There were more OBceans out at the tide-pools than usual. Photo by Judith Starker.

This is how the village and some of the local markets, restaurants and businesses appear during the coronavirus shut-down.

Seniors lined up in front of Baron’s Market.  They are open from 9 to 9:30 AM for seniors, everyone else after 9:30

No potatoes to be had at Ralph’s though all there seemed to be plenty of all the other veggies

Hodads is doing to go orders only, like most other OB restaurants

Poma’s has take-out. Photo by Judith Starker.

Message of hope from The Holding Company crew.

They’re offering to go at OB Noodle House Bar 1502. Photo by Judith Starker.

Ortega’s to go only

Pizza Port sign

South Beach closure sign

Library is closed for now, including the book drop

Indie Yoga closed for now though they’re offering at least one outdoor class

Lots of parking available on Voltaire Street for anyone in need of reading material at Run For Cover bookstore!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie March 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

A huge hat tip to Bob, Kate, Judith and Wayne who answered the call to take the pulse of the village with photos.


micporte March 18, 2020 at 7:50 am

you got the best clean air in the US, you got not much public transportation to speak of, not much collective housing, compared to some, chances are y’all gonna survive just great, and if you don’t have potatoes, ask your neighbor.

In prehistory, and history, March was known/called “the Hungry Month”because the resources of the summer, the reserves for winter, were gone and the resources of spring were not yet happening, and the animals were lean, (as we know, digesting lean meat requires more caloric input than it provides)
welcome to March


Scott Zagoria March 22, 2020 at 2:20 pm

it sounds pretty logical excepting the fact that thousands of people from everywhere in the world rub shoulders. but safer than nyc or tehran. point taken.


micporte March 18, 2020 at 8:22 am

ps: hunger is a powerful motivator, ask LouisXVI (Roman numerals for 16), the king the French beheaded , mostly because of hunger…but you know he was preceded by many others, even less competent, Louis XIV (ten plus five minus one)

just in case you haven’t been taught; X=10, V=5, I=1, L=50, C=100, M= mille, or Thousand,
the order in which you place them equals additions or subtractions 16 = X(10) + VI=(5+I),

which is why, in French and other latin languages, 100= Cent, (pronounced in French:sahn (Century, Centenial..) which we call cents, 100 cents = a dollar.

I love how the Movies still put their date in Roman numerals: MMXX


Jean Marie March 19, 2020 at 8:16 am

Hey Mic, interesting insights. So are you still in France? Let’s catch up one of these days! Take care.


Doug Blackwood March 18, 2020 at 8:41 pm

“Don’t push it – don’t fight it- let it happen naturally-it will surely happen – if it was meant to be!”
“Float On” by The Floaters!


judith March 19, 2020 at 10:42 am

correction, Barons open 9-10 for seniors


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