Community briefs for Ocean Beach and Point Loma
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Visitors check out the high surf at Sunset Cliffs last week. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Visitors check out the high surf at Sunset Cliffs last week. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Claudia returns

Due to the popularity of her previous Ocean Beach Historical Society Program, Claudia Jack is back to talk about her OB tales going back to when she came here in 1957 at 7 p.m. on June 21 at Water's Edge Faith Community at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. She will also show her latest sign collection acquisitions.  Jack will end the program with a fun new game.

Radio operators to participate in field day

On June 23-24, the Point Loma Radio Operators Group (PLROG) will participate in a national annual amateur radio event known as Field Day, which demonstrates the ability of amateur radio operators to communicate effectively with each other across the United States and Canada under simulated emergency conditions. The PLROG will be operating from a radio location high on Point Loma. In past Field Days this location has proven its ability to contact other stations across the USA and Canada. Further information on Field Day, and all aspects of amateur radio, is at

Benefit concert for Music At Dusk series

The San Diego Tremble Clefs will play a benefit concert for the Music At Dusk series at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at Sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot St. Tremble Clefs is a San Diego county chorus and a nationwide program for people with Parkinson’s. This group focuses on the therapeutic results of focal exercise, the joy of singing and community performances. 

Abbot of Absurdity at All Souls’ Episcopal Church

Linguist, educator and language maven, Richard Lederer will present “An Evening of Language and Laughter,” spiced with faith-filled fun from the Bible, as a fund raising event at All Souls’ Episcopal Church at 1475 Catalina Blvd. at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.

Dubbed the “Abbot of Absurdity” by the Boston Globe, “America’s Wittiest Verbalist” by the Book of the Month Club, and “the first name in popular linguistics” by the Denver Post, Lederer has been entertaining and educating audiences for almost three decades on the joys and weirdness of the English language.

“The money we raise through this event will support out current capital campaign to upgrade and modernize our campus, making it more welcoming to the community and discovering more ways to be in mission and ministry with our neighbors in Point Loma and Ocean Beach,” said The Rev. Joseph Dirbas, rector of All Souls.

Free block party, summer camps

New Genesis Church, a Southern Baptist ministry that maintains its worship location at Point Loma’s Dewey Elementary School, invites the community to its vacation Bible school block party, to be held Saturday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m., followed by its 12th annual summer church camps Monday through Friday, June 25 to 29 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Both events are free and are held at the school, 3251 Rosecrans St. Children of all denominations are welcome.

The block party will include beverages, hot dogs and hamburgers, face painting, a bounce house and a game truck. The summer camps study content features looks at Jesus’ influence on daily life. June 29 is Family Night, wherein families are invited to view student-created crafts. 

Dewey Elementary is funding the party and the school. To register, call 619-994-1214 or visit Registration is also available at the door at 5 p.m. Monday, June 25.

Free microchipping for pets in June

San Diego Humane Society is offering free microchipping on select days in June for dogs and cats in anticipation of the July 4th holiday, when shelters typically see a substantial increase in lost pets. July 4th is a festive day of celebration for people, but it can be a terrifying time for our pets due to the loud noises associated with fireworks. Also, pets spooked by the noise have been known to jump fences out of fear, resulting in a higher number of stray animals entering the shelter after July 4th. To schedule an interview or for more information, contact Dariel Walker at 619-250-6801 or

Vanguard Productions presents ‘Annie’

Vanguard Productions will present “Annie” at Westminster Theatre in Westminster Presbyterian Church

3598 Talbot St. on July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Purchase Tickets at Call the box office for information at 619-224-6263.

Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Annie” should be on your July to do list. No matter how many times you’ve seen it before, you will laugh, cheer and weep through the music and antics of this little girl and a dozen of her fellow orphans as they dance, sing and play tricks on the orphan manager, Ms. Hannigan. 

SD Airport launches online parking reservation system 

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority launched a new parking reservation system on the heels of opening the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza last month.  A special parking rate of $17/day (regularly $32/day) is available in the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza and $15/day (regularly $20/day) in the Long Term Lot for a limited time with an advance reservation. Reservations can be made online at 
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