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Ocean Beach Pier Renewal Community Workshop #4

Ocean Beach Pier Replacement Concept

Preferred design concept for a potential Ocean Beach Pier replacement will be unveiled

The presentation will begin at 2:15 pm, followed by interactive workshops.

Liberty Station Conference Center

2600 Laning Road, San Diego, CA, 92106

During this workshop, the City of San Diego and its consultants will present the preferred design concept for a potential Ocean Beach Pier replacement. The preferred design concept was created based on public input of the three preliminary design concepts that were presented in September 2023. At the April 6th community workshop, the design team will be seeking additional input on certain amenities.

To learn more, or provide public comment visit

Download the flyer here.

Win an Electric Mini Cafe Racer worth $2,399!

Win this Mini Cafe Racer eBike!

Raffle tickets are now available for $20 at Dirty Birds Ocean Beach. Only 250 tickets are available. See staff to purchase tickets.

Proceeds go to the Dewey Elementary Teacher's Lounge.  Submerge Church and Dirty Birds Ocean Beach has partnered with OB eBikes.

Mini Cafe Racer eBike Raffle

  • 48v/15AH Battery
  • 500w motor
  • 20 mph max speed
  • 35 mile range on full charge

Volunteer to help with the Dewey Elementary Teacher Lounge Remodel

We get the opportunity to bless the teachers & staff of Dewey Elementary School (3251 Rosecrans) in Point Loma by remodeling their Teachers' Lounge, and we'd love your help! We'll have a variety of jobs including painting, cleaning, wallpapering, organizing, moving furniture, assembly, and more. You can arrive/leave as needed, but we need lots of help at the start, and we'd love some people to stay until we are finished. You can sign up below--thank you for helping us "be the church" and Submerge deeper into community impact!

Volunteers are needed on Saturday February 24th, 2024 between the hours of 8 am and 1 pm.



OBMA 2023 Annual Awards

Clean & Safe Committee

Mission: To educate merchants and promote a safe & clean environment throughout the Ocean Beach business districts.

  • Cheswick's for their updated & refreshed interior
  • Johnny Manana's for their fun new storefront & bright lighting which helps prevent crime
  • NOVA for keeping the front of their storefront clean & bright
  • Submerge Church for supporting Community Clean Ups, Holiday Decorations, Sweeping the Seawall project, and much more (People's Choice Award)

Design Committee

Mission: To identify and develop programs needed for public improvements throughout the business community. To assist business and property owners with design education and technical assistance as requested.

  • BBQ House for their detailed mural of Joe Musgrove
  • Cass Street Bar & Grill & Harry’s Taco for their new storefront façade
  • Johnny Manana's for updating their storefront with colorful tiles and outdoor seating
  • Kilowatt for their entire front patio redesign, disco ball lighting, and front façade updates
  • Newport Farms for their storefront improvements including awning & new paint
  • OB Hotel for its beautiful mural along Newport Avenue
  • Jones's Barbershop for their storefront design and signage
  • Closet Signature for their playful & classy storefront improvements
  • Winston's for their storefront improvements including their striking new sign
  • City Tacos for its fun outdoor dining space with lots of colors (People's Choice Award)

Economic Vitality Committee

Mission: To promote the best use of existing buildings, and natural, and human resources to ensure the economic viability of Ocean Beach. This committee’s focus is the economic well-being of the Ocean Beach business districts, including business retention, business recruitment, and cost-analysis studies.

  • James Gang Printing for bringing new and expanded printing options for their product lines
  • Vervor Shop for spearheading the Voltaire Arts District and Voltaire Banner District program
  • Shore Thing Pet Supply for expanding into a larger space and growing its business (People's Choice Award)

Promotion Committee

Mission: To improve consumer, merchant, and resident confidence in Ocean Beach through a unified image created by an exciting variety of activities. This committee is dedicated to creating advertising campaigns, implementing special events, and promoting the business districts and local businesses throughout Ocean Beach.

  • Submerge Church for promoting their organization and Ocean Beach through an active presence in the community
  • Gavin Fleming for promoting South OB and spearheading the Sunset Cliffs Auto Show
  • California Wild Ales for their fun press releases, social media posts, and events
  • Steve O San Diego for creatively promoting Ocean Beach businesses through social media

Community Clean-Up Collaboration

Thank you all for collaborating and sponsoring OBMA’s Community Clean-Ups!

Volunteer Awards

A huge thank you to our 150-plus volunteers!

Here are a few volunteers who went above and beyond in 2023 and spearheaded the Downtown Ocean Beach Ambassador Program.

  • Anna Firicano for spearheading the OBMA & OBTC Ambassador Program
  • Mandy Havlik for spearheading the OBMA & OBTC Ambassador Program
  • Matt Kalla for spearheading the OBMA & OBTC Ambassador Program
  • Ken Moss for being a Farmers Market Extraordinaire every Wednesday

Special Awards

Community Engagement & Customer Service

Voted on by our membership and the general public.

Like A Boss Award

For her many years of service to the OB Library and to this community. She has always stepped up to collaborate and work hand in hand with our local groups here in OB.

Laura Dennison

Event Sponsors


Table Sponsors


Food Sponsors

Download the Awards PPT Presentation

[A Message from Service Kings Home Services] Water Damage to your business

We hope the weather is not negatively affecting any of our members, but if you need services one of our members offers 24HR Emergency Water Damage Services and they can work with all insurance companies.

Services Kings Home Services

OBMA member, Service Kings Home Services provides 24-hour emergency services for water extraction and building dry-out.

Please do not hesitate to call at any time if for whatever reason there is any water intrusion detected in your home or business.

Contact Information

Call or text (619) 677-6523 -or-  (916) 899-1740


[email protected]

Service Kings Home Services

Vendor Applications for OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off 2024

Ocean Beach News Article: Vendor Applications for OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off 2024

Are you interested in setting up a booth at the 44th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off on June 22, 2024?

Tens of thousands of people come out to enjoy this event which is a family-oriented experience, filling six square blocks with vendors selling arts, crafts, merchandise, food, and activities.

  • Application Process & Assignment
  • Vendor Booth Set-Up, Operation & Breakdown
  • Product Specifications & Restrictions
  • Food Vendors
  • Parking
  • Insurance
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

For vendor applications, booth fees, and instructions please visit the following page on our website.

Vendor Applications

Watch the OB Holiday Parade Live! at sunset on December 2nd, 2023

This will be the first year in which people who are out of town can watch Ocean Beach's Christmas Parade organized by the OB Town Council.

The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has a new webcam that looks up Newport Avenue. This is in addition to the preexisting Beach Cam.

So, if you can not make it to this year's parade, grab your beverage of choice and tune in to enjoy the festivities with us.

The parade starts at sunset on December 2nd, 2023.

View Newport Cam

Or join everyone down on Newport Avenue to see the parade's floats up close as well as hear the tunes.

Intrepid Network Provides Real Estate Photography and Video Services

Josh, President & CEO of Intrepid Network, began shooting real estate and businesses in 2011. From residential to office spaces to medical facility remodels Josh has photographed it all. Using an array of specialty lenses and photography equipment the ideal photo is captured. And, that's just the beginning. With over 25 years of experience in Photoshop and over a decade of experience in Lightroom Josh is able to turn even the worst photo into a professional photograph. Hire Josh to shoot your client's property and/or send him your cell phone photos to work his magic. However, he knows seeing is believing - so click the button below to view one of his recent shoots.

When Josh was in high school he took drafting and aspired to become an architect. Buildings and structures captured his imagination. Just as he was about to go to college to further his studies in architecture he changed career paths and entered the world of multimedia. His eye and attention to detail have led him to become an accomplished graphic designer, photographer, and videographer.

The following are some examples that Josh knows Realtors will value. Sometimes a property needs photos but the owner may be unable to remove certain items from a room. Other times scheduling a photo shoot may exceed your budget and you have some iPhone photos that you'd like retouched before posting online, getting a flyer printed, and/or sending your listing to various publications. Josh has you covered.

In the example below the realtor's client was unable to have the items in their office removed before the photo shoot. All the items in the first photo have been "digitally" removed. This is an extreme example. The time taken to accomplish this level of detail was a little over an hour.

Real Estate Photography by Josh Utley Before
Real Estate Photography by Josh Utley After

Why is hiring a photographer who is also a graphic designer beneficial? Well, as you can see from these before and after photos below, Josh can take your iPhone photos and turn them into professional photos by adjusting perspective and color.

Laundry Room Photo Before
Laundry Room Photo After
Restroom Photo Before
Restroom Photo After

Sometimes a bird's eye view is the only way to quickly convey the size of a property listing. Josh arrives fully equipped when showing up to photograph your client's property. If there are unwanted obstructions such as cars or trash bins, you can rest assured they will be removed so that potential buyers will not be distracted.

Aerial Photography

Photography that immerses your buyers in the serenity of the outdoors from the comfort of their own backyard.

Josh not only captures the property you are selling, but he also captures the lifestyle your buyer will be living.

Click here to book your photo shoot.

Guest House View
Pool Side Retreat
Pool Side Dinning and Entertainment
Living Room Elegance
The Kitchen is the heart of the home
Dinner Party

Contact Josh Utley at (619) 929-0762 -or- email him or visit to learn more about our photography and video services.

Interested in purchasing this property? Contact Shayda Nakhshab (760) 507-1732 Realtor DRE #02156497 @shaydasellsrealesate or visit


Law Offices of Robert Burns

Ocean Beach News Article: Law Offices of Robert Burns

Ocean Beach lawyer Robert Burns has been practicing law for over 42 years with an emphasis on family law, personal injury law, and probate court litigation.  His website is

Mr. Burns regularly posts answers to legal questions posted with You can subscribe free of charge to his select ones by friending him at  Please “Like” his Facebook fans page at

You will also find there pertinent news and commentary on local, State, and Federal legal issues including regular posts on other newsworthy legal issues; feel free to suggest a topic for his discussion.  Mr. Burns recently successfully concluded a Pt. Loma probate case involving substantial assets and complexities and would welcome others.

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