I was a Test Engineer, employed at the General Dynamics Kearny Mesa facility from spring of 1977 to the beginning of summer of 1978. I worked on the Cruise Missile program there until GD and the Navy got into a budget spat, which caused me to be laid off. It was around this time that my best friend from our home state of Delaware, Malcolm Shealy, came to visit me in OB (I used to live at 5171 Long Branch, one building from the park & beach.).
Of course, I couldn't have either of us leave without a good breakfast at Margarita's, a spin through The Black, and the obligatory stroll along the OB Pier - where the attached photo was taken. (I am the one on the right, and Malcolm is the one of the left.)