13th OB Exposed

MAY 15, 2008 was the 13th Annual OB Exposed Photo Contest and Exhibit of Photographic Impressions of Ocean Beach & Point Loma. The event was the rage of OB. Lots of great photos and fabulous food (thanks to local establishments for donating the goodies).The Winning Photos will can be seen at the OB Libray over the month. Congratulations winners, and thanks to all that participated and volunteered.OB Exposed!
Here are the OB Exposed! Winners:
Best Vintage: Steve Rowell (Long Branch Ave – Memorial Day)
Best Child: Gianna Gallo (Tropical OB Sunset)
Best Color: George Barnes (OB Pier Sunset w/ Fisherman)
Best Special Effects: Rebecca Saffran
(Self Portrait of Feet hanging over the Cliffs)
Best Black and White: Rebecca Saffran (Couple with their dog on Newport)
People’s Choice: Duane Anderson (Lucia Paz – Beach Ghetto Goddess)
Best in Show: George Barnes (OB Pier Mist

HOSANNAS to all the local OB food and beverage companies who donated so lavishly to our 13th OB Exposed. Thank You:
Darla & Ed Bebrin, Proprietors—Pepe’s (Pizza)
Carol J. Rivers, Proprietor— C.J.’s Catering & Specialty Baking (Cookies)
Nancy Casady, General Manager— O.B. Peaples’ Food Co-op (Sodas)
Ken Coley, Proprietor— San Diego Catering Company (H’orderves & Desserts)
Chef Steve Ruszic, Proprietor— European Cake Gallery (Pastries)
Chris Stavros, Proprietor— Olive Tree Marketplace (Individual Bottles of Water)

Help SAVE the Mills Act Program and Historical Designation in the City of San Diego.

Dear friends of Historic Preservation,
On Friday April 18, 2008 the Historic Resources Board will conducted a workshop on the 12th floor of the City Admin. Building to take public testimony about the Mayor Sander’s proposal to end most historic preservation in San Diego, including Mills Act contracts. This workshop was important to historic preservation.
The Neighborhood Historic Preservation Coalition met to discuss the status and future of historic preservation. The Coalition comprises community and historic preservation groups throughout San Diego including SOHO, Bankers Hill/Park West Community Association, Heart of Kensington, Hillcrest History Guild, La Jolla Historical Society, Mission Hills Heritage, University Heights Historical Society; and interested parties.
They spoke in support of these key items:
1 – Keep the Mills Act program as it is now. It works well and should be left to continue working well.
2 – Increase the Historic Resources staff to cope with the backlog of historic designation nominations on hand and other demands on the staff.
3 – Supervise Mills Act contracts to encourage historic property owners keep their properties in good shape.  This may enable some sensible modifications to Mills Act contracts or enforcing contracts
appropriately when properties are not being maintained properly.
Historic preservation was in the balance and the Coalition urged preservationists to help keep it operating in San Diego’s behalf.

The Mayor proposal with tweaks by City Council was voted in adding a 5-year Mills Act fee and and the firing of the last Historical Certified Resource Staffer in Development Serves.