The OB Town Council board of directors is now accepting candidate statements for the election. If you would like to take your community involvement to the next level, here’s an opportunity to do so. As an OBTC director, you would serve as an elected voice communicating the views and needs of the community to the appropriate agencies, be at the forefront of community discussions, take appropriate action on community issues and be a leader in promoting the general betterment of Ocean Beach.
There are 15 seats on the OB Town Council board of directors. OBTC members elect board members for two-year terms. Half of the board stands for election every year. This year, seven seats are up for election. If you would like to be considered for candidacy, submit your candidate statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Eligible candidates must be over 18 years of age, paid-in-full OBTC members (as of Jan. 20), and either live, work, own property, or operate a business in Ocean Beach. Voting for this election will take place from Monday, Jan. 29 to Friday, Feb. 9. For more information, visit obtowncouncil.org.
Democratic Club meeting
Point Loma Democratic Club will hold its next meeting 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. The primary focus of this meeting will be considering who the club will endorse in a run against Lorie Zapf in City Council District 2 race. Members will have the opportunity to hear the candidates speak, and ask questions of them.
Sol e Mar to play Point Loma Library
On Wednesday, Jan. 31 the Friends Point Loma/ Hervey Library will be presenting the acclaimed local percussion group Sol e Mar at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the library, at 3701 Voltaire St. This free concert is made possible by donations from the Friends of the Point Loma/Hervey Library, The National Endowment for the Arts, and San Diego State School of Music and Dance.
March to Empowerment at Women’s Museum
The Women’s Museum of California will be opening their newly revised exhibit, March to Empowerment, highlighting the fight for Women’s Suffrage with interactive components and historical artifacts to bring the exhibit to life. There will be a party at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 for guests and museum members.
Building the Wall play
Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan presents a dystopian drama about life in the Donald Trump era for six performances only at the Point Loma Playhouse starting Friday, Jan. 19.
‘Entangled in America’
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, La Playa Books will be hosting author and Kenyan immigrant Wanjiru Warama as she gives a discussion of her current memoir, “Unexpected America” and her new book, “Entangled in America,” the second installment of her memoirs which discusses Wanjiru’s struggles and triumphs as an African woman.
Dynamic reggae band, New Kingston will be in concert at Winston’s at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 with tickets being $14-$17. The family band will perform music that is a combination of Jamaican tunes with the urban sounds of their New York home.
OB Beer and Donut Tasting
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Kilowatt Brewing Ocean Beach, Executive Pastry Chef, Kristianna Zabala presents a special pairing of donuts with unique, small batch beers, including special anniversary releases from noon till 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 in the Ocean Beach Tasting Room.
Modern Architecture in Point Loma
Point Loma Assembly hosts a discussion from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 with Architectural Historian Kiley Wallace on the characteristics and styles of streamline modern architecture and where it can be found in Point Loma.
Disney on Ice
Valley View Casino Center presents the ice skating show, Follow Your Heart, featuring stories like Pixar’s Inside Out and Finding Dory with Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the Disney gang. Showtimes range from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 25-28 with tickets starting at $23 and going to $270.
The second annual women’s march, hosted by Women’s March San Diego Inc., is focused on their 2018 theme, “Hear Our Vote,” demonstrating commitment to increasing engagement in the democratic process and raising awareness around issues facing communities most affected by the administration. The march takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Waterfront Park.
Kung Fu band
Quintet musical group Kung Fu is on Winter Tour and will be making a stop in San Diego. The band will be performing their electro-fusion and dance music live at Winston’s in Ocean Beach at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 and tickets are $15-$18.
OB photo contest
The Ocean Beach Town Council has started a "Share Your OB" photo contest. To enter just tag your best photos of OB with #shareyourOB and post on Instagram or Facebook. Winner receives bragging rights and is entered in a monthly drawing for some cool swag. Each Saturday, a new winner will be announced. So get out there and #shareyourOB.