OBMA Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
Members, if you wish to have an announcement or article published in our Local News section for the general public, please email us your article or announcement here.
Volunteers needed for St. Paddy's O'Beach Party!
A portion of the ticket sales help support OBMA programs & projects, plus it's a really fun event and you receive free entry when you volunteer. Signup Here to Volunteer
San Diego Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance Informational Sessions
The City of San Diego's PDF icon Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance goes into effect on April 1, 2023. In summary: Most polystyrene foam containers are prohibited from distribution and sale. This includes food service ware such as bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, and other similar items, as well as egg cartons and meat trays. Single-use plastic (and bio-plastic) straws and utensils may only be provided upon the request of the customer. The following may not be distributed if made from polystyrene foam unless encased within another material: Coolers, ice chests, or similar containers. Pool or beach toys. Dock floats, mooring buoys, or anchor or navigation markers. All polystyrene foam products are prohibited from City facilities (including parks and beaches).
OBMA Marketing Breakfast 2023
Thank you everyone for attending the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association's Annual Marketing Breakfast. A Special Thanks to Rincon Reservation Road brewery for hosting the 2023 event and to Nico's Mexican Food for supplying breakfast burritos for the attending members! The following is a PDF from this year's event. View Slide Deck
Your Library - Your Voice
Learn more about the Library Master Plan https://mysdpl.org/masterplan Can't make it? Comment online: https://mysdpl.org/masterplaninput
Far South/Border North Grant Application Is Open!
Apply by March 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Calling all San Diego and Imperial artists and cultural practitioners, the application is now open for the Far South/Border North grant opportunity.
San Diego Cybersecurity Awareness Program
The City is partnering with Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) to help small businesses increase their cybersecurity awareness and preparedness to bolster the region’s economic resiliency. The program is FREE to participating small businesses, made possible by a grant from the City of San Diego. The FBI reports a 300% increase in cybercrimes across all industries since the pandemic began with the average cost of a data breach climbing over $4 million! More than half of these costly attacks are aimed at small businesses and supply chains – our region’s economic engine.*
A message from Ocean Beach Planning Board
Are you looking to be more involved in your community? Run for a seat on the Ocean Beach Planning Board. Submit your application by Wednesday the 15th to be listed on the ballot. More info at http://oceanbeachplanning.org/elections/ Election takes place on March 1st.
A message from The City of San Diego
The City of San Diego Office of Labor Standards & Enforcement (OLSE) is hosting a virtual training on March 1, 2023 starting at 10:00 am in collaboration with the County of San Diego. The purpose of this initial joint training between the City and County of San Diego is to introduce each agency’s OLSE program, structure, contact information, websites, resources, and laws enforced to businesses operating within the San Diego region. The goal is to educate San Diego employers and businesses of the wage and labor laws enforced by each agency. The outreach will include a guest speaker, Jennifer Shaw from Shaw Law Group, to provide a summary of California labor law updates going into effect in 2023.
Reminder Vote Now! The Peninsula Beacon Reader's Choice Awards
A message from The Peninsula Beacon Enter your ballot for a chance to WIN A FREE DINNER for 2 at one of the Peninsula's FAVORITE RESTAURANTS & RETAIL! You choose your favorite! Tell us who the best of the best is and you’ll be entered into our free drawing. The deadline is March 4th, 2023 Enter both ballots- Restaurants and Retail/Service 50% of the ballot must be complete to be counted in the drawing. One ballot per person. • Limited to 92107 zip code/Ocean Beach Restaurants. Restaurant Ballot
OBMA Awards 2022
Ocean Beach Where the Sun Sets in San Diego Download the Presentation Slideshow Power Point Presentation PDF Version of Presentation Thank you to this year's sponsors! And, to Frame & Style for taking photos!
All 2023 OB Banner Submissions
Thank you for submitting a photograph for the 2023 Ocean Beach Banners. Our theme this year is Ocean Beach Where the Sun Sets in San Diego and every picture we received captured this theme perfectly. Not all photos we chose are to be placed on a banner. However, this is a photo album of each photograph submitted. View the Photo Album of the selected submission. 15 photographs will be displayed throughout the Ocean Beach Banner District as you enter OB on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and along the 4800-5000 blocks of Newport Avenue.
2023 Ocean Beach Banners
Thank you for submitting a photograph for the 2023 Ocean Beach Banners. Our theme this year is Ocean Beach Where the Sun Sets in San Diego and every picture we received captured this theme perfectly. Not all photos we chose are to be placed on a banner. However, we have a photo album of each photograph with photographer credit available for viewing. View the Photo Album of All Submissions. The following 15 photographs will be displayed throughout the Ocean Beach Banner District as you enter OB on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and along the 4800-5000 blocks of Newport Avenue.
A message from the Ocean Beach Town Council
Each year, half of the 15-person Board is up for election. This year, 8 seats are up for election. Directors of the OBTC have the opportunity to go above and beyond in service to the Ocean Beach community by leading and planning community events, contributing volunteer hours to projects around town, advocating on behalf of the community to local government, and more. If elected, you would serve a two-year term in this capacity. If that sounds like a life-giving commitment for you, consider running for a seat on the Board! To qualify to run, you must live, work, or own a business in 92107.
Free Presentation "New Laws for 2023" at Newbreak Coffee & Cafe
Law Offices of Robert Burns will be giving a free presentation "New Laws for 2023" at Newbreak Coffee & Cafe, 1959 Abbott Street, Ocean Beach, CA 92107 at a regular session of the O.B. Networking Group.
7 Key Steps to Compliance
Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance 7 Key Steps to Successful Compliance Effective January 1, 2023, provide a minimum wage of no less than $16.30 per hour to employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego. Rate applies to all businesses regardless of business size. Provide earned sick leave (ESL) through the accrual method (1 hour of ESL for every 30 hours worked) or front-loading method (no less than 40 hours of ESL are awarded at the beginning of the benefit year). Provide employees with Employer to Employee Notice that includes the Employer’s requirements per the Ordinance.
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