People’s Organic café groundbreaking event for the new organic café and juice bar will take place 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at 4745 Voltaire St. There will be live music, refreshments, guest speakers, and a well-wishing ceremony. This event will take place at the site of the new café, located just east of the co-op on Voltaire Street.
OB Holiday Ornament celebrates the pier
The 2016 OB Holiday Ornament celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ocean Beach Pier.
The beautiful full-color, die-cast soft metal ornaments are 2 inches in diameter and come with a gold ribbon for hanging.
The ornament comes in a commemorative and protective box perfect for gift-giving and storage. They cost $25 each or two for $40 available at Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, 1868 Bacon St., or at www.OceanBeachSanDiego.com.
OB Historical Society presentation on Gage
The Ocean Beach Historical Society will present: Lyman J. Gage - A Great Man, by John Noble, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Noble will present his program about Gage, 42nd United States Secretary of the Treasury. In 1906, Gage came to Point Loma to deal with a family crisis and retire from the stress of the East Coast.
Gage was drawn to the Lomaland Theosophist community. Noble will touch on Gage’s extraordinary accomplishments before coming to San Diego, and then focus on the extraordinary life he made for himself in San Diego and his important role in preserving Balboa Park.
Republican Women luncheon
Point Loma Republican Women Federated monthly luncheon meeting will take place 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Point Loma Cafe, 4865 Harbor Drive. A no-host lunch follows. Guests welcome. Call Marilyn at 619-222-9532 for additional information.
Adventures to Valle de Guadalupe from Point Loma eatery
Determined to share the magic and charm of Baja’s wineries in the crisp fall air, The Wine Pub announces its next all-inclusive, VIP tour across the border on Saturday, Nov. 12. Guests will depart from The Wine Pub in Point Loma for the cross-border journey in mini buses.
The tour will stop first in Tijuana for cuisine at Tortas Washmobile, followed by tastings at Las Nubes and Santo Tomás Winery. The excursion will end with a wine-and-dinner pairing at Traslomita Cocina at Lomita. Reservations are required and available at thewinepubsd.com.
Wine connoisseur and Baja California expert, Fernando Gaxiola, will guide the tour using his insight into the region’s rich history of winemakers and family-owned vineyards.
Gaxiola owns the largest importer of Baja wines, Baja Wine + Food, which promotes boutique, family-owned and artisan wineries from Valle de Guadalupe—the region that produces 90 percent of artisan Mexican wine.
Tickets are $195 per person and include transportation, expedited border crossing, Tijuana food stop, all tastings and a wine-and-dinner pairing at Lomita. Reservations are required and available at thewinepubsd.com.
Coastal Commission OKs SeaWorld changes
The California Coastal Commission recently approved at a meeting in Half Moon Bay a plan by SeaWorld San Diego to remodel its orca tanks to make way for a new, more educational killer whale show. The project will facilitate the park's previously announced plan to transition from theatrical orca shows to educational presentations based on behavior in the wild, SeaWorld officials said in a statement.
SeaWorld's plan to transition to education-based presentations was part of the broader announcement in March that the current generation of orcas at its parks will be the last. Construction is scheduled to begin in January, with the Shamu set backdrop being dismantled. SeaWorld said Orca Encounter, featuring what park officials contend will be a more natural setting, is due to begin next summer.
OB law firm relocates
Smedley, Gallagher & Gee, LLP has moved its offices after being located between the Ocean Beach Post Office and the Ocean Beach Library. The new address is 1951 Cable St., on the corner of Cable Street and Santa Monica Avenue.
The local law firm was founded by attorney Frank Owen in the early 1960s. Attorneys David B. Gee and Thomas J. Bryan joined Frank Owen in the 1980s to form Owen, Gee and Bryan, LLP. David G. Smedley and Lauren Gallagher joined the firm in 1998 and 2004, respectively, and changed the name to Smedley, Gallagher & Gee, LLP.
The firm has a long history of providing personalized service and care to its clients. The firm specializes in Estate Planning and Estate Settlements.
Noonan named Lawyer of Year by Best Lawyers
Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP’s recently announced that one of its founding partners, David J. Noonan, of Point Loma, has been chosen Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, by 2017 Best Lawyers in America. James R. Lance and Ethan T. Boyer both received the 2017 Best Lawyers in America distinction for Commercial Litigation.
Noonan is a recognized leader in the field of legal malpractice defense, having successfully represented numerous local and national law firms in trial and arbitration. Noonan was also named to the 2017 Best Lawyers list for his work in Bet-the-Company Litigation and, as he has been since 1995, for Commercial Litigation. Toy and bike drive
OMBAC’s ninth annual holiday toy and bike drive benefiting San Diego Armed Services YMCA will take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Ventura Cove parking lot, 1100 West Mission Bay Drive, east of the Bahia Hotel. Bikes, unwrapped toys, cash or a check can be dropped off – look for the 1923 Seagrave Fire Truck.
This toy and bike drive benefits Junior Enlisted military families in San Diego through the San Diego Armed Services YMCA Military Family Holiday Program. Last year OMBAC was able to donate 225 bikes and numerous unwrapped toys to San Diego’s Armed Services YMCA Military Family Holiday Program. This year OMBAC is hoping to be able to donate at least 226 bikes and to cover our 1923 Seagrave Fire Truck with unwrapped toys and bikes, tax deductible receipts will be available on site for all donations.
OBMA working on new business directory
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association is beginning work on the 2017-2018 OB Local Business Directory. All OBMA member businesses receive free listings in the directory; the OBMA promotions committee will be delivering informational packets to all members in good standing within the next month.
Opportunities to advertise inside the directory and/or offer a coupon are available. Special advertising pages in the directory, such as the covers and first and last pages, will be chosen by lottery. If you're unsure of your business' membership status, contact the OBMA office at 619-224-4906 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, be on the lookout for your information packet arriving soon!
Once the new directory is complete, approximately 20,000 copies will be printed with 14,000 copies delivered to Ocean Beach/Point Loma residents and businesses. Complimentary copies will be continuously available from local merchants as well as at the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon St, and at the OB Farmers Market every Wednesday.
Turner selling Mission Beach condo
Norv Turner, former head coach for the San Diego Chargers is selling his Mission Beach home.
The 1,500 square foot condo on the sand consists of three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, family room, elevator and a detached two-car garage.
The home also has two beach facing decks and a rooftop patio for entertaining and taking in the expansive view of Mission Bay. The former offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings has priced his beach front property at $1.549 million.
Comedian Amy Schumer to play Valley View
Amy Schumer will perform at the Valley View Casino Center on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Schumer is the first female stand-up comedian to sell out MSG. Schumer is one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. She is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award-winning “Inside Amy Schumer,” for Comedy Central.
“Inside Amy Schumer” won the 2015 U.S. Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch series. Last Autumn, the show was honored with the first-ever Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sketch Variety Series.” She was also nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series,” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.”