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TV Series Filmed in OB – ‘Terriers’- Is Ready for the Fall Line-Up

July 19, 2010 by Source
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“Terriers” is our new Twentieth Century TV series, which recently finished shooting its 12 episodes, including the pilot. The show is going to air in the fall line-up for the FX Channel. I wanted to provide some insight on what it takes to get a show like this to work in San Diego.

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TV Show “Terriers” Filming Again at Newport Ave Restaurant

March 12, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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Yesterday the 11th of March, we heard from Ted Caplaneris, the owner of The Old Town House Restaurant on Newport Ave, that the television production “Terriers” is coming back to film at his restaurant.

Ted wanted us to know and to help spread the word that:

The Old Town House Restaurant will be closed on Tuesday March 16th to facilitate this production. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Last time the production crew was in OB, they used Ted’s restaurant.

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TV Show “Terriers” Looking for Local OB Extras

February 24, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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The TV cop show, Terriers, is currently filming in OB. And they are looking for local extras. They are filming a pilot plus a second episode. This all according to Ted, the owner of Old Town Restaurant on Newport.

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New TV Pilot Being Filmed In OB – “Terriers”

August 17, 2009 by Staff
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Here’s the scoop on the film crew that’s been seen around OB lately. They are shooting for an upcoming pilot for an hour long comedic private-eye show.

The project, from Fox21, centers on two PI partners with maturity issues who solve crimes while trying to avoid danger and responsibility.

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Ocean Beach and Point Loma News – April First, 2022

April 1, 2022 by Frank Gormlie

Rents Fall As 1000s of Former Vacation Rentals Return to the Market

With San Diego’s new short-term vacation rental policy going into effect, local rents have dramatically fallen as thousands of former vacation rentals have returned to the market. The number of “For Rent” signs have significantly jumped across the beach communities, particularly in Ocean Beach. There is one report of a landlord standing at an intersection with a large sign that said, “I Have a Great Place for Rent” followed by his phone number. There is such a demand for renters, that rental agencies and many homeowners have dropped their strict credit requirements and background checks.

This is satire written for April Fool’s Day

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News Over the Holidays You May Have Missed From Ocean Beach and Point Loma – End of 2021

December 29, 2021 by Frank Gormlie

*** Ocean Beach Apartment Complex Sells for Almost $2.4 Million

*** Local Woman Killed in Wrong-Way Crash at End of I-8

***Maria Senour Re-Elected as Prez of Community College District Board

*** Police Dog Recovering From Stab Wounds in the Midway

***New Shelter Opens in Midway District

*** Man Who Gunned Down Romantic Rival at Pt Loma Gym Pleads Guilty to Murder

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What Was Going On in Ocean Beach 10 Years Ago – October 2010?

October 8, 2020 by Frank Gormlie

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What was going on in Ocean Beach a decade ago, in October 2010? There was a lot of focus on the upcoming November election and on Halloween. Here is a sampling of local things, people, photos, events and other news of note from October 2010. (Note: some of the first links are 10 years old, so be forewarned.)

OB Bus Routes Detoured Due to Digging Ditches

OB lifeguard part of team honored for dangerous rescue

On Wednesday, October 13, four lifeguards were awarded the Medal of Valor for a dangerous rescue off Mission Bay last November 4th. The San Diego U-T reported: Another honoree, Sgt. Jon Vipond, had reported early to the Ocean Beach station .

Sports Arena bought by San Pasqual Tribe & renamed “Valley View Casino Center”

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What Was Going On in OB Exactly 10 Years Ago – July 30, 2010

July 30, 2020 by Frank Gormlie

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EditorDude: What was going on in OB ten years ago? Here’s one of our first news columns on the OB Rag from July 30, 2010 and it gives us a glimpse into the village’s happenings a decade ago. From everything – Jim Grant’s stunning sunset photos to the OB Library getting a new rug, to the highly-anticipated airing of the new TV series filmed in OB, “Terriers” – to recollections of Dusty Rhodes and Bob Kenny, two men whom parks in OB were named after.

OB Library Gets a New Rug

It was announced at this weeks OB Town Council meeting that the Ocean Beach branch of the library will be getting a new rug. $4,000 from infrastructure funds is being made available for a recarpeting of one of the centers of the community. Plus, the City needs to repair the roof first. First the roof, then the new carpet. Some of us learned that the hard way.

Sunset over the OB Pier – July 14, 2010. Photo by Jim Grant. (Don’t forget to click on the photo to get a slightly larger image.)

“Terriers” airs on September 8th

Tentatively, “Terriers” the comedy private eye TV series filmed this year in OB is set to hit the air waves Wednesday, September 8, at 10pm on FX (according to the OBMA website.)

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Another Mystery Book Where ‘Hero’ Lives in Ocean Beach

January 7, 2020 by Source

It looks like Ocean Beach is becoming famous for being the hometown of “heroes” and protagonists in mystery novels these days. Forget “Almost Famous”, forget “Terriers”, for we have author G.M. Ford‘s mystery Heavy on the Dead. It’s hero, Leo Waterman, lives in OB – as does Ford.

And now we have another mystery thriller, The Fourth Rising by Martin Hill where “The hero of The Fourth Rising, Peter Brandt is a war-scarred freelance journalist living in San Diego’s Ocean Beach.”

Hill, a former journalist and military analyst, is the author of seven novels and one book on military history.

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News and Notices for Ocean Beach and Point Loma – Mid-September 2019

September 17, 2019 by Frank Gormlie

People’s Cafe Has Closed

OB People’s organic cafe on Voltaire Street has closed. The O.B. Garden Café, at 4741 Voltaire, just opened their doors in mid-December 2017. ….

San Diego Second Most Popular City, Says Airbnb – OB 5th Most Popular in SD

San Diego was the second most popular California destination for Airbnb hosts. … Once in town, the most popular neighborhoods Airbnb guests visited were … Ocean Beach was fifth …

Port Hears More from Point Lomans on Master Plan; List of Changes Made

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Original OB Rag Gets a Plug in San Diego U-T Travel Article on Ocean Beach

March 30, 2017 by Frank Gormlie

The San Diego U-T just gave the forerunner of the online OB Rag, the OB People’s Rag, a plug in a travel log-type piece on Ocean Beach in the Business section, entitled “Ocean Beach: the neighborhood the ’60s never forgot, where parrots fly free“. The piece is currently in the online version of the newspaper only, and is due out in paper on April 10th.

Along with “landmarks” and “things to do” in OB, is a section “Did you know?” where the original Rag – and current one – are mentioned, along with the 1966 World Surfing Championship and the FX drama “Terriers” history of OB.

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The Empire of an Ocean Beach Land Lord

June 10, 2016 by Frank Gormlie

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On Saturday, June 4th, 2016, activists from a renters’ advocate organization called San Diego Tenants United held a rally at the foot of Newport Avenue, where among other issues in the speeches and testimonials given by organizers, supporters and OB tenants, the name of a notorious OB slumlord was mentioned several times: Michael Mills.

Mills owns a lot of property in Ocean Beach – many rental units. And he has a long history buying up properties, raising rents, and maintaining sub-standard living conditions.

Rumors have swirled for years about how many rental units Mills actually owns, so we set out the other day to find just a few of his properties. And what we found initially were four sets of units that Mills either currently owns or has owned in the past – four properties that had a total of 51 units.

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Body of Local OB Woman Found Off Shelter Island

May 5, 2015 by Frank Gormlie

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office that Anne Gillin’s body was found in the bay on April 28th. Her case is pending and no more details will be released for 30 to 90 days.

OB Crime Watch Facebook Describes Death of Anne Gillin – A Local Character – Possibly Homeless

The OB Crime Watch facebook has been carrying a story about the death of a local OB woman by the name of Anne Gillin.

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OB Time – the Old Hippie Writes

November 7, 2014 by Source
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Editor: This is the first post of a regular column that the OB Rag hopes to publish weekly, “OB Time – the Old Hippie Writes”. Let us know how you feel or what you think about it.

Hey, kids – that’s right – I am an old hippie and here we are – in “OB Time”.

Do you know what OB Time is? If you have to ask, I guess you don’t live here. It’s why the annual Holiday Parade starts at 5:05 p.m. and not 5 sharp. It’s reflective of how laid back OB is. We don’t care about time. We’ve dropped out of the ol’ rat race. That corporate rush-rush-rush life style is a downer, man. OB Time is also why …

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Gio Ingolia: The OB Community Plan “Ensures Our Small-Town Feel”

July 31, 2014 by Source
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Editor: This is the first of several we hope to publish of the speeches given by OB planners at the July 29th City Council hearing on the OB Community Plan.

By Giovanni Ingolia

My Name is Giovanni Ingolia and I am the Co-Chair of the OB Community Plan update Sub-committee. I have also served 8 years on the OB Planning board and a former Chair.

This plan has been a collaborative effort from a myriad of community group and citizens of Ocean Beach.

Overall the plan meets the needs and desires of the community including but not limited to our transportation desires, historic preservation, and community character.

Unfortunately the Planning Commission has recommended more permissive language to the Community Plan when it comes to our community character as it relates to bulk and scale.

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The first San Diego zoo and other historical notes about Ocean Beach

January 11, 2012 by Source
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By Dave Good / SanDiego.com / Jan 10th, 2012

The roots of the San Diego Zoo lie in Ocean Beach, California. That there is even a zoo here at all, world famous or not, is largely due to a chain of events that began in 1913 at the foot of Voltaire Street. On July 4th of that year the doors to the Wonderland Amusement Park were officially opened to the public.

In its time Wonderland must have been spectacular. Protected from the sea by high walls with exotic turrets it spanned eight acres of what is now dog beach.

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Filming at Old Townhouse Restaurant begins November 8th

November 8, 2011 by Staff
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Filming of a new feature film starts today, November 8th, at OB’s most famous “greasy spoon” – the Old Townhouse Restaurant.

Ted and Kathy Caplaneris’ family restaurant on Newport Avenue has been chosen – once again – as a location in a feature film. The film is being produced by White Night Productions, a locally family owned independent film company. The movie is called “Sports Heaven”.

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“Got breakfast?” – Ocean Beach’s Ted Caplaneris and the Old Townhouse Restaurant

July 13, 2011 by Jack Hamlin
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Got Breakfast?

By Jack Hamlin / Special to the OB Rag

Had Edward Hopper painted an antithesis to his famous Nighthawks, it would have been something akin to O.B.’s Old Townhouse Restaurant on Newport Avenue. Forget the melancholia of late night, the Old Townhouse has an atmosphere of combustibility, and with it, an energy found only in small town gathering eateries.

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10 Reasons why you need to buy a T-shirt from the OB Rag!

May 21, 2011 by Frank Gormlie
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How many reasons do you need, to understand why you have to buy a T-shirt from the OB Rag? Well, here are ten reasons:

1. T-shirt sales are one of the chief ways we pay for maintaining our website (the other big one is ad sales).

2. We do have expenses – such as server upgrades and fees, gas, postage, post office box, subscriptions, access to the internet, business cards and other printing costs, office rent (very small), camera, recorder, …

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Director of Short ‘Film Noir’ Filmed in Ocean Beach Takes On Cannes

May 18, 2011 by Staff
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Editor: Last year, at the premier showing of the first episode of “Terriers” at a local pub organized by OB restauranteur Ted Caplaneris and his spouse Kathy, the FX television show was preceded by a short film noir entitled “The Fatal Heir”. The short was filmed in part at Ted’s restaurant, the Old Townhouse Restaurant – as were scenes, of course, of “Terriers”. Now we learn via U-T columnist Diane Bell that the director of the film, Michael Brueggemeyer, is currently at the Cannes Film Festival searching for financial backing to make it a feature-length production.

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Dave’s Politi-punk Song-a-da-Week, Part Uno

April 12, 2011 by Dave Rice
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Okay folks, Frank and Patty have given me a platform to post a random piece of marginally-listenable music once a week Anna, sorry if this is ripping you off, but what’s the sincerest form of flattery? I’ve chosen my videos among a handful of available YouTubes, going with what I feel does the best to convey the song’s message… lots of times it’s the band’s official video.

See inside for the video…

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Abbott and Saratoga Sold!

January 11, 2011 by Source
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By A.W. Maris / Special to the OB Rag

“Too long a sacrifice

Can make a stone of the heart

O when may it suffice?” – W.B. Yeats

You don’t see the signs. Especially in these times of gaiety lost amongst an otherwise grey and somber season.

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OB RAG 2010 : “Best Of …”

December 31, 2010 by Frank Gormlie

Here’s our “Best Of…” posts from 2010, month by month. Over this past year, we’ve published 953 articles on this here website. We’ve tried to include some of the best of each of our writers’ and we’ve done it on a month to month basis for the entire year. The selections below were based on subject matter, comments, and popularity, or just because they were “so OB!” We’re certain we missed some of the good posts – but there were so many!

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar, and Whatever – December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 by Staff
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Home Invasion in OB on Santa Cruz – 2 Arrested and 4 Detained
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Precincts in the City that wanted to legalize marijuana
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OB candidate for governor still getting press and still has signs up from Primary campaign
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No more free juice on Newport Ave results in less crowds at StarBucks
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Marine Protected Areas Approved
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OBCentric workshop before Christmas
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Long Branch Torrey Pine at OB Planning Board Meeting January 5th
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OB Historical Society features local photographer Joe Ewing on Jan 19th
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OBMA awards local storefronts for holiday displays

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OB FLASHES: News, Calendar and Whatever – December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010 by Staff
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* “Hidden Garden” Creator Lou Williams Passes

* Pizza Port provides jobs for the disabled

* OB is the end for bicyclist who pedaled 25,000 miles for peace

* “Stuff to Puff” owner quoted on DEA controlling synthetic pot

* 5 Unit Cable Street Apartment Sells for $1.15 Million Cash

* Noon Designs Receives Kudos for Best Local Jewelry

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What is the “Ocean Beach Conspiracy”?

November 30, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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Just what is the “Ocean Beach Conspiracy”? Is it a plot by a local optometrist to buy up all of Newport Avenue and make it all “mixed-use”? Is it the plan of the homeless and their advocates to “take over” the OB Town Council? Or is it a ploy by local businesses to drive out […]

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Dog Beach Dog Wash does its part in keeping the beach and parks clean.

November 8, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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I was speaking with Mindy Pellessier the other day – she and her partner Jane own and run the Dog Beach Dog Wash on Voltaire Street.

Mindy is really concerned that with the defeat of Prop D, the City will be so hard up for cash, that it will seriously consider corporate advertising on public facilities at Dog Beach and other areas of the sand. This will be the subject of a later post – but what really amazed me was how much her business has spent over the years on keeping Dog Beach and another park clean!

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Halloween Scare: Meg Whitman came to OB – not to buy a surfboard but – to buy the community.

October 31, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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During Meg Whitman’s Halloween visit to San Diego today – Sunday, October 31st – we have learned that she will push her offer to actually buy the community of Ocean Beach to local leaders.

During Whitman’s visit to Ocean Beach earlier in the week, much was made of her stop at a local OB surf shop to buy a surfboard and telephone the governor of Texas over a wager involving the World’s Series. Whitman was supposedly wagering the surfboard for a pair of Texan boots over the victor of the baseball games. But this was just the spin of why she really was here.

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In the early seventies Gary Gilmore found ‘heaven’ and he’s been in Ocean Beach ever since.

October 26, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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Gary Gilmore – Newport Avenue’s goldsmith par excellence – is proud of the fact that he arrived in Ocean Beach in 1973 with nothing else but the clothes on his back, his guitar, and his leather tools. He had journeyed across the country and had found heaven. And he’s been in OB ever since. His is a true classic rags to riches story. Yet it’s an OB hippie version of the classic. For Gary Gilmore certainly looked like a hippie when he arrived 37 years ago.

Gary’s love for OB is so evident that it’s almost difficult to get him to talk about anything else. This was all apparent as we took our seats for a lunch at the quintessential OB restaurant – the Old Townhouse – featured prominently in the current television series “Terriers” which was filmed in OB.

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William Shatner – up to his neck in “$#*!” – stars in new TV comedy inspired by Point Loman’s twitter

September 22, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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Editor: “Terriers” is not the only new TV series that has an uber-local connection. There’s a new CBS series that starts Thursday, September 23rd, based on the twitters of a young man from Point Loma – Justin Halpern – who wrote down the spicy and witty sayings uttered by his cranky 74 year old father, a retired doctor. And William Shatner is playing the dad.

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