OB Historical Society Presents: The Story of ‘The Beach News’ — Thursday, Oct.20

by on October 18, 2022 · 1 comment

in History, Media, Ocean Beach

From the OB Historical Society:

Please join Ocean Beach Historical Society: Thurs. October 20, 2022, 7 pm at Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. OB, as we celebrate the 100th birthday of The Beach News, OB’s great little community newspaper.

The Beach News started out as a four-page weekly and is THE primary source chronicling the development of the Ocean Beach Community.

The Beach News also carried Mission Beach and Pacific Beach news in the early days.  It was later known as The Ocean Beach News and eventually morphed into The Peninsula News in the 1950s.

Ocean Beach Historical Society is lucky enough to have 13 mostly complete volumes of The Beach News from the early ‘20s through the end of World War II. This program by Eric DuVall will be a fun and nostalgic look at some of the great features, funny old Ads and shameless boosterism that characterized the early content of The Beach News.

Come on down Oct. 20th to Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd in OB.  Always FREE!

Ocean Beach Historical Society helps preserve local history through programs, teleconferences, program postcards, the Sea Scrolls, historical articles, local events, and participates in conferences. OBHS partners with other historical groups and organizations. OBHS Archives collection includes historical photos, articles, and other items. Our OBHS You Tube site has historical talks, filmed events, videos, presentations, and more. LINK: Ocean Beach Historical Society You Tube®Channel

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Frank Gormlie October 19, 2022 at 1:35 pm

Don’t get fooled! That front page of The Beach News has been tampered with.


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