A Lovely Wisteria Party held on 3/20/10

The Ocean Beach Historical Society Annual Wisteria Party held at 4761 Niagara Ave., O.B., in the yard of the early 1900’s home of OBHS Vice Chair Ned Titlow. on the first day of Spring,
It was a lovely and sunny Saturday and couldn’t have been more perfect for Wisteria Tea Party. The event drew a large crowd, having about twice as many attendees as last year.
Thanks to all the recent rain, the yard was covered in Wisteria vines full of lavender blooms. Many flowery hats, outfits, ovely music by John Taffolla and delectables added to the obeisance.

The 1918 Drownings in Ocean Beach

Feb. 18, 2010, Mike Martino, who is a Lifeguard Superviser at Silver Strand State Beach, presented the story of the May 5, 1918, Ocean Beach drownings. He gave analysis and examine some of the characters involved the tragic event.
This sad chapter in Ocean Beach’s history occurred when a large rip current formed off Ocean Beach devastated the community. thirteen people drown including eleven servicemen. Others thought to be missing, but not confirmed. Multiple rescues were performed by lifeguards, police, and military along with civilians. Rescue operations spanned over three hours.
Mike has written the book the Lifeguards of San Diego County published by Arcadia.