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06.24.2016 by Ian Anderson
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If you grew up in San Diego, you’ve probably seen a show at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater — it’s been delighting children for seven decades. Which is great, and I hope it never stops. But as a single, childless man, I don’t s ... [more]
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Old World Wine Tasting @ The Rose Wine Bar - 06/27/2016 Monday the 27th we'll be welcoming Romina of Old World Wines to taste us on four wines from Hungary and Greece. Guaranteed, very few of us will be able to pronounce the name of the grapes correctly, but they sure are fun to drink and it's fascinating to learn their History. Do as Plato did and drink Agiortiko! $16 ($5 for wine club members) for the tasting and themed snacks. Tickets available at the door, we'll see you there :)[more]
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The Lafayette's 70th Anniversary @ Lafayette Hotel - 07/01/2016 70 is the new 21  Join us as we celebrate The Lafayette's rich history and how it escaped demolition plans to be turned into a parking lot, and instead became a historic landmark! This event is FREE to the public as a THANK YOU for the last 70 years of support! THREE VENUES for your party pleasure: The City Within A City - a throwback to the days when the hotel had over 20 different shops, stores, and services! The Home Away From Home - a cocktail lounge with a 1950s-themed USO Show! The Soda Jerk - a retro style soda fountain and diner offering your favorite old-time eats and treats! Music entertainment provided by Euphoria Brass Band, The Rollers Beatles tribute band, and Sacha Boutros and guests. We're building a Time Capsule! Please bring something small to be placed inside of our Time Capsule. This Time Capsule will be displayed inside the hotel and will be opened in 30 years on our 100th anniversary! Items submitted must be smaller than a little tissue box or they can be paper items like photos, letters, posters, etc. All registered event guests will be contacted in 30 years to remind them of the Time Capsule's opening party. Date of the opening party is subject to change. Make History Become a part of the hotel's history by purchasing a commemorative tile. These tiles can be decorated with your name, business, etc. and will be built into the hotel as a unique display. Limited quantity available.[more]
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OB Pier 50th Anniversary @ OB Pier - 07/02/2016 Join us in celebrating the Ocean Beach Pier’s 50th Anniversary! Our iconic pier opened on July 2, 1966. To mark this special occasion, take a stroll on our beautiful pier and enjoy the incredible views, as well as special activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the pier: •    Pick up a free OB Pier postcard west of the Walking On Water (WOW) Cafe on the pier! Supplies are limited – first come, first served. •    Have your postcard (or any other mail) marked with a Special Pictorial Cancellation by the United States Postal Service. They will have a temporary philatelic station (the “OB Pier 50th Anniversary Station”) west of the Walking On Water (WOW) Cafe on the pier and our custom-designed postmark to mark all mail sent through them that day. Postage stamps will be available for purchase. •    OB Pier 50th Anniversary commemorative merchandise will be available for purchase west of the Walking On Water (WOW) Cafe on the pier. •    Enjoy an historical display exploring the pier’s rich history and fun props to use while snapping a quick photo in front of a life-size backdrop of the pier opening in 1966 west of the Walking On Water (WOW) Cafe on the pier. •    Free shuttles will be available to transport visitors from the pier entrance at the foot of Niagara Avenue to the end of the pier. •    A short ceremony honoring the pier with elected officials will take place at 11:00 a.m. just outside the pier entry gates at the foot of Niagara Avenue. The Ocean Beach Community Foundation will be unveiling a new plaque at that location. •    The two gentlemen featured in our OB Pier oral history video – Leonard Teyssier, the contractor who built the pier, and Chuck Bahde, who served on Peninsulans, Inc., which commissioned the pier – will be on hand from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to meet community members and answer questions about the pier. They will be west of the Walking On Water (WOW) Cafe on the pier.[more]
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grampadrew, Musician + record label honcho, The Flim Flam Revue + Flim Flam Phonograms
Where did you grow up? Born at Bay General Hospital in Chula Vista, we moved a lot, but as a kid I grew up mostly in Imperial Beach. I started high school at Mar Vista in IB, transferred to Serra High School in Tierrasanta and graduated from Bonita Vista in Bonita. I think my dad […] [more]