Point Loma

Airport’s Soundproofing Program in Point Loma Has Helped Over 2,000 Homes Yet 3 Thefts Mar Image

August 17, 2012 by Frank Gormlie
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A San Diego Airport Authority program that has been soundproofing homes in Point Loma for more than 13 years and which has soundproofed more than 2,000 homes, has had its image sullied recently with the report of three thefts by crews working under the program.

The program – called the Quieter Home Program – is funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and is administered by the Airport Authority. It was set up nearly a decade and half ago

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Update on the Ocean Beach VFW Post

February 21, 2011 by Judi Curry
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A meeting was held on Friday regarding the status of the VFW. As of yet, there does not seem to be any other available building in the 92107 area code. They only have a few days (?) left to move into the Pt. Loma facility, without jeopardizing their liquor license.

I do not know if this is fact – or fiction – but I was told that the rent for the Pt. Loma facility is next to nothing and the agreement was that the VFW would fix it up using their own monies.

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Charter Proponents Hold Forum for Point Loma High Cluster – Feb. 2nd

February 1, 2011 by Staff

A forum will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, to hear proponents make their case to make Point Loma High School a charter school.  Hosted by the Point Loma Cluster Schools coalition, the forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 West Point Loma Blvd. Ocean Beach Elementary is […]

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Saving the Palm Trees Along Santa Barbara Street Over the Years …

November 22, 2010 by Source
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    By Richard Agee It was several years back when I got up one morning, drove to the corner of my street, turned left onto Santa Barbara Street, and saw something I had never seen before. All of the tall palm trees along Santa Barbara Street had been spray-painted with white X’s. As I […]

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Still Pointers after all these years: PLHS class of 1950 reunites

September 27, 2010 by Dixon Guizot
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What makes someone in San Diego a local is sometimes debatable, but it’s hard to dispute the status of the folks who got together at the Bay View Restaurant at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot on Friday, Sept. 24. This was the 60th reunion of Point Loma High School’s class of 1950, a festive and feel-good gathering of folks who can out-local just about anybody on the Peninsula.

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Famous OBcean and Major League Pitcher David Wells Honored

March 12, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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David Wells is arguably one of the most famous (living) Ocean Beach residents and locals. Class of 1982 at Point Loma High, Wells became a major league baseball pitcher, amassing amazing awards such as a record of 239-157 during his twenty year league career that included a perfect game (1998) and two stints with the San Diego Padres.

Recently, he has received numerous accolades, having the high school’s baseball facilities named after him, as well as having the Dana Middle School baseball field renamed the David Wells Field. He also was just inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions Hall of Fame.

Today, Friday, March 12, there is a fundraiser for Pointers baseball and Wells is planning on attending.

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Why I Am a Public Education Activist — a Personal Story

February 5, 2010 by Doug Porter
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by Doug Porter

I am a product of the public school system. I graduated from Point Loma High many moons ago after transferring from another public high school, far, far away. That’s part of being a Navy brat—you get to see the world, two or three years at a time. And you get to try and integrate yourself into the complex social systems that evolve amidst the hormonal surges and angst of being a teenager “forced” to endure public education.

At my old high school it was the “Ivies” (kids that dressed up for school) vs the “Suedos” (kids that had greased back hair & didn’t much care about dressing up). At Point Loma High, neither group existed, but there were “hipsters” and “straights”. I didn’t quite fit in with either group. I was miserable for the first few months.

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OB Flashes – News, Calendar and Discussion Board – November 23-29, 2009

November 23, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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Last Spring’s Annual OB Heathen Parade Drew Police Wrath
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Hodad’s to open 2nd restaurant in downtown San Diego
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OB Architects Win Small Orchid
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(Another) OB Comic-Con Founder Passes – Ken Krueger
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Scientists search for bugs on Navy’s Point Loma Base
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Point Lomans honor their deceased homeless man … too little and too late?

November 3, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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POINT LOMA, CA. About three months ago – in August – a homeless man who sat on a bench in Point Loma for 15 years died. No one knew his name, or where he was from, and the County was about to “dispose” of him when a community member found his family members and contacted them.

It turned out his name is – was Jeff Pastorino, and that he has a twin brother named Chris, and had three other brothers, and was from a good family in Pennsylvania and disappeared from them27 years ago.

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Locals mobilize via OB Rag to help elderly Point Loma resident

October 28, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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Jim Dent, who owns Point Loma Electric, found out the hard way. He has an elderly client, Robert Ehmann, who asked him to come by his place on Orchard Avenue to do some electrical work. Jim and his assistant arrived, they went inside, and immediately stumbled out.

The stench was too bad. The garbage was too widespread. They almost refused to go back in. The elderly man, in his mid-80s, could hardly talk, was bent over and could barely walk. He begged they to do a couple of things.

That’s when Jim Dent realized what he had on his hands. He had a situation that he couldn’t just walk away from.

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OB Flashes: Community Bulletin Board: September 22-29

September 22, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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OB RAG Community Bulletin and sometimes Discussion Board for the week of September 22nd-29th, 2009.

News and views, community events, thoughts, musings – it’s all here. Discuss anything that is bugging you, or exciting you, or of interest. Or just something you want to share with the rest of us. Do it in the comments section.

Not only that, if you or your buds are having a meeting or event you would like to inform the rest of us about, do so here. If you are having a GARAGE or YARD SALE this week, let us know.

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Point Loma Parents Ponder Charter Schools for the Peninsula

September 16, 2009 by Frank Gormlie

by Emily Alpert / Voice of San Diego
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Parents are weighing the idea of splitting Correia Middle and other Point Loma schools from San Diego Unified as independent charter schools, which would free them to handle their own budgets, staffing and curriculum. The idea was tossed around at a parent foundation meeting in Point Loma, where parents and principals said they were weary of the nonstop turnover at the school district.

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Reader Rant: “Hrrrrmppff On the Peace Rock Killjoy”

September 7, 2009 by Source
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by Peace Rocker
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I was discouraged almost two years ago when the Peace Sign was stolen in the middle of the night. Perhaps, I thought, the thief chose (wrongly!) to see the sign as a political statement, rather than as a simple and eternal prayer for “peace on earth, good will towards all.”

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Point Loma Actors to Perform in Ocean Beach

September 2, 2009 by Source
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The Point Loma Actors are at it again, and this time they are bringing the classic French playwright Moliere’s “The Forced Marriage” to Ocean beach on Sep. 5th and 6th!

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Art in April, Point Loma/Harvey Branch Library

April 5, 2009 by Patty Jones
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our neighbor, Hannah Creighton, invited us to share the sunny day with some local artists and art patrons. It was a small show and I’m sorry I didn’t get to talk to everyone, but all the artists had beautiful things to show and sell, were very friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful!

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Point Loma college students’ ‘shanty town’ is good first step

April 3, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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The fact that a group of college students from Point Loma Nazarene University has set up their own ‘shanty town’ to learn about Third World poverty – is a good first step. And it would be good for the City if San Diego politicians would follow in their foot steps – to learn about Southern California poverty.

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San Diego: Surf, Sun and Sewage

February 3, 2009 by Source
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Think of San Diego, and your mind probably conjures images of lounging on long sandy beaches and swimming, surfing, or boating in the warm ocean water. You probably don’t think of the 180 million gallons of minimally-treated sewage that are being pumped into the Pacific Ocean, 4 1/2 miles off the coast of Point Loma, every day. That’s more than 65 billion gallons a year. You might also think, isn’t that illegal?

More than 30 years ago, Congress mandated that publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants, like the one in Point Loma, treat its wastewater to a higher standard-“secondary” standards-before discharging their treated wastewater.

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Environmentalists Split Over Compromise With Mayor Sanders On Sewage Waiver

January 29, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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San Diego environmental activists are split over the compromise between a few major environmental groups and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on the City obtaining a waiver for the secondary treatment of its wastewater.

On January 19th it was announced that Mayor Sanders and the Sierra Club, the Surfrider Foundation and San Diego Coastkeeper had all come to an agreement on the waiver. In December of last year, the Environmental Protection Agency had granted the City a five-year waiver on having to upgrade the sewage treatment.

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