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Community Cleanup

Join County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer for an Ocean Beach Business District Cleanup, in partnership with the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association and OB Town Council.

Meet at the corner of Newport Avenue & Abbott Street. We'll have buckets and liners. Please bring gloves and pickers if you have them, and a reusable water bottle.

A message from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how I am fighting to protect our beaches and coastlines from pollution, tackle homelessness with real solutions, address our region's mental illness and addiction crises, combat rising rents and home costs, and protect our kids and communities from fentanyl.

Additionally, my staff will be present to support constituents who need assistance with a county-related issue!

Do you want to get involved with the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association Clean & Safe Committee?

Learn More

Community Cleanup November 2023

Made in PL + OB Holiday Market

It’s been awhile but we are BACK and looking forward to hosting not one, but TWO Holiday Markets for our Point Loma + Ocean Beach communities. Space is limited to 30 vendors and we’d love for you to share this post on your walls and stories to help us spread the word. All vendor fees will benefit the Kids Jiu Jitsu Scholarship Program at @thestrongholdsd which provides classes, uniforms and camps to families. Thanks for your support, we cant wait!

Location: The Stronghold

2176 Chatsworth Blvd. San Diego, CA 9210

 Vendor Info: $28 for one day, $50 for both! Indoors and outdoors are available, bring your own 6-foot table, and we have chairs. Reach out for any questions! (858) 722-0942

There’s also an option of $20 to drop a dozen or so items and we can sell for you. We’ll have PLHS students working the table. That table would be cash only so we could pass it all on to you.

Download the Flyer

Made in PL + OB Holiday Market

Intrepid Network Awarded Contract with SD News

Hire Intrepid Network Today

Intrepid Network is pleased to welcome our new client, the San Diego Community News Group, whom we've been working with for the last year. SD News is the parent company behind La Jolla Village News, Beach & Bay Press, Peninsula Beacon, San Diego Downtown News, San Diego Uptown News, La Mesa Courier, Mission Times Courier, College Time Courier, and Mission Valley News. The San Diego Community News Group, SDNEWS is locally owned and operated and has been delivering high-quality news, community voice, and storytelling since 1988.

Intrepid Network was brought on in September 2022 to assist with improving the website layout, search engine optimization, website advertising, and website functionality. Intrepid Network also serves as a multimedia consultant for third-party services such as MailChimp, Google Services, Amazon Web Services, Direct Mail, and Website Hosting.

Intrepid Network was established in 1996 (then Intrepid Designs), by Josh Utley, President & CEO, who holds 26 years of real-world experience in the multimedia industry. Previously Josh worked for Global Horizons - a $10 million a year international apparel company, ManTech - a government services corporation with budgets averaging $1 million per project, and start-ups with varying project budgets and industries.

Intrepid Network, Inc. helps businesses and organizations align their brand(s) with opportunity. Current clients include; the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, San Diego Community News Group, USAopoly, Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, and more.

Utilizing the latest technologies, leading open-source software, and commercial tools Intrepid Network helps clients with all their multimedia needs. Website design + development, programming, graphic design, video production, photography, and content creation needs. Intrepid Network proficiently designs & develops projects on time and within budget.

Quality, performance, and professionalism are what Intrepid Network has to offer you. You can be confident your project will be completed on time and with no hassle or unforeseen challenges. We focus on your unique and specific needs. Together we will discuss those needs and your goals.

Contact Josh Utley at (619) 929-0762 -or- email him at [email protected] or visit to learn more about our process.

OB Oktoberfest - Fri, Octr 6th & Sat, Oct 7th

Let's Party!

This weekend in Ocean Beach.

Where Newport meets the beach.

Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th 

Grab your friends and dust off your lederhosen because we're kicking things off in true Oktoberfest fashion with 2-FOR-1 BEERS on Friday from 4-6 PM and Saturday from 12-2 PM.

In our 21+ beer garden, you can enjoy a classic German brew or local beer, wine & spirits.  We'll have live music by local and nationally touring artists, contests, giveaways, food, and more.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Band Line-Up 2023

VIP Tickets

Expedited First Entry + Admission

A custom one-liter "OB Oktoberfest" stein filled with 2 beers

Access to an exclusive VIP area with a bar, lounge, and upgraded restrooms

Purchase VIP Tickets

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest 2 for 1 Bears 2023

Strawberry Disco Circus OB Oktoberfest 2023

A portion of the proceeds from this event support Ocean Beach MainStreet Association's programs, projects & initiatives.

Ocean Beach Pier Renewal Community Survey #3

Ocean Beach Pier Alternatives

Provide your feedback on the three preliminary design concepts for a potential Ocean Beach Pier replacement. Your input will help shape the preferred design concept that will be unveiled in early 2024.

Please use the link below to give your input by taking the community survey on Ocean Beach Pier Alternatives.

Community Survey


Help Shape the Preferred Design Concept of the Ocean Beach Pier Renewal

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the City of San Diego hosted the third in a series of community workshops to share information about the Ocean Beach Pier Renewal project and gather input from San Diegans. City staff and engineering and architectural consultants provided a summary of the public input received throughout the project and unveiled three preliminary design concepts for a potential replacement for the 57-year-old Ocean Beach Pier. 

The preliminary design concepts feature ideas for specific amenities as previously prioritized by community members, including how the pier meets the land, on-pier viewing areas and public gathering spaces, among others. While each design is its own standalone concept, San Diegans are asked to provide input on the individual components of each design, which could be merged into the final preferred design concept. 

Preliminary Design Concept #1 – The Squint Test 

The Squint Test concept utilizes the current pier’s layout and design but proposes to widen the pier, add a fishing deck around a reconstructed café building, and introduce an additional deck south of a new building with upgraded restrooms, and potential retail space and/or a community room. It is referred to as The Squint Test because this concept explores placemaking and activation strategies that have been thoughtfully located to minimize their visibility and retain the historic and iconic silhouette of the pier as seen from land. 

Preliminary Design Concept #2 – The Remora 

The Remora is inspired by the symbiotic relationship between the Remora fish and the sharks that they attach themselves to. It highlights the original layout and design of the pier and adds a series of features that celebrate the unique ocean experiences and activities at the heart of the Ocean Beach community. New features include a shaded surfer’s lounge area, an enhanced junior lifeguard jump platform, an expanded deck at the reconstructed historic café for outdoor dining, integrated fishing amenities and an expanded plaza with a small retail pavilion. 

Preliminary Design Concept #3 – The Braid 

The Braid concept builds upon the long, linear experience of the pier, reworking it into a series of separate but interconnected pathways that provide visitors with a unique and distinct ocean experience compared to other piers across southern California. Along with the normal walking path, this concept includes viewing experiences both above and below the pier’s elevation. Other features include potential retail, dining and community spaces, lowered fishing areas, enhanced restrooms, and a curvilinear layout to the arms on the west end, which increases the pier’s length. 

“After months of connecting with the community and learning more about what they want to see in a potential Ocean Beach Pier replacement, we are excited to share some of the possibilities,” said Strategic Capital Projects Assistant Director Elif Cetin. “This effort doesn’t stop here. We need San Diegans to let us know what they like and don’t like about these concepts, as their continued input will shape the final design concept that may end up becoming the next iconic structure in Ocean Beach.” 

The full workshop presentation and survey are posted at San Diegans are encouraged to visit the site, read the complete presentation and fill out the survey before Oct. 9. The survey results will help shape the preferred design concept, which is expected to be presented to the public early next year. 

The Ocean Beach Pier Renewal project aims to provide a long-term solution for the pier through a potential replacement. A  2018 study determined that the pier has reached the end of its service life. As a result, the City is pursuing a potential replacement of the pier as the best option considering the ongoing costs of repairs, the need to modernize the existing facility and anticipation of future sea level rise. 

The project is currently in the preliminary engineering and planning phase and still needs to go through other phases, including California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act permitting, other regional agency permitting, design and construction. 

After the preferred design concept is completed, a detailed project schedule and cost estimate will be prepared. Currently, $8.4 million in state funding is designated for the project, and the City will pursue other state and federal grants.

A Message from Service Kings Home Services

Service Kings Home Services

We hope the upcoming weather doesn't negatively affect any of our members, but if you need services....

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

[email protected]

(916) 899-1740

You Are Not Alone Run/Walk

You are invited to join us for a special day in Ocean Beach.Hodads Ocean Beach San Diego

We’ll be raising awareness, providing info about Suicide Prevention, and having some Fun during the ‘YOU ARE NOT ALONE’ Run/Walk along Sunset Cliffs on Sunday, Sept 17th.


Newport Ave & Abbott St
San Diego, CA 92107

Click over to our website to learn more about the Event and connect to the Ryan Bowers Foundation!

Register in advance, online for this unique opportunity to trek Southern California’s beautiful coastline & participate in the Fair at the Pier afterward. Run, Walk, Skate, Donate, be a Vendor, become a Sponsor, Volunteer your time, or simply be around to cheer on those that do!

Thanks!! Team Hodad's 

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you are not alone suicide prevention run walk

On Saturday, July 1, the OB Pier Will Be Reopened

Ocean Beach Pier Reopens July 1, 20233

A message from the City of San Diego

We have great news to share! The Ocean Beach Pier is reopening to the public this weekend ahead of the 57th anniversary of the pier's grand opening on July 2, 1966, and just in time for the Fourth of July holiday!

On Saturday, July 1, the pier will be reopened following a six-month closure due to storm damage. It has been assessed and deemed safe for public access after City staff completed a few minor repairs.

Efforts to provide a long-term solution for the pier through a potential replacement are ongoing. For more information, please visit

Latest OB Pier News

Click "OB Pier News" to view local news articles from a variety of publications. Use this as a resource for future updates.

OB Pier News

City Seeking Public Input Regarding Ocean Beach Pier Renewal Project


SAN DIEGO – The City of San Diego is hosting a series of upcoming community workshops to share information about the Ocean Beach Pier Renewal project and gather input from community members.

The next meeting is Saturday, June 10, from 2 pm to 4 pm. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. followed by self-paced interactive workshops. Click here to view the flyer.

Liberty Station Conference Center

2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106

This project aims to provide a long-term solution for the 56-year-old pier through a potential replacement.

OB Pier Renewal Project

2023-04-01 ob pier meeting photo ralph teyssier
OB Pier Model

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