Community briefs for Ocean Beach and Point Loma
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Rachel Mulvaney, aka the Yoga Ninja, does acro yoga during a recent Wednesday evening in Ocean Beach. / PHOTO BY THOMAS MELVILLE
Rachel Mulvaney, aka the Yoga Ninja, does acro yoga during a recent Wednesday evening in Ocean Beach. / PHOTO BY THOMAS MELVILLE
Bike for Boobs

One local breast cancer survivor plans to paint Point Loma pink for the fifth year in a row. Sandy Hanshaw, owner of The Wine Pub and The Coffee Hub, announces the return of her iconic neighborhood bike ride and celebration – Bike for Boobs. Hanshaw brought Bike for Boobs to life in San Diego in 2013 as she underwent treatment for stage-three breast cancer.

On Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m., dozens of pink-adorned supporters will grab bikes and join the San Diego County Bike Coalition for a casual ride around Shelter Island. Following the ride, guests will reunite at The Pub’s enchanting outdoor patio for live music, gourmet food, auction items and, of course, wine. 

Cuba After Castro Night at Point Loma Library

The Hervey Point Loma Library hosts a “Cuba After Castro Night,” on 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the community room, 3701 Voltaire St. UC San Diego professor Dr. Richard Feinberg will discuss his recent book, “Open for Business: The New Cuban Economy.” Feinberg is a professor at the UC School of Global Policy and Strategy. Over the past six years, he has published numerous monographs on Cuba’s economic outlook.

As an adjunct to the evening’s Cuban theme, guitarist Israel Maldonado will play beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes book signings and Cuban desserts.

The event is one of a series of author programs sponsored by the Friends of the Point Loma Library in memory of Elli Lorch. It is free and open to the public. Information: 619-531-1539.

OB Woman’s Club Community Social Hour

The Ocean Beach Woman’s Club would like to invite the community who helped them “Lay a New Foundation” to celebrate 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2160 Bacon St.

This elegantly casual, free event will feature beer and wine, tray passed hor d'oeuvres, music, and more. Space is limited. RSVP to the guest list at

OB Fishing Derby

On Saturday, Oct. 7, there will be a free Fishing Derby for children on the Ocean Beach Pier from 8 to 11 a.m. This traditional event is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach. Children 13 and under can win prizes like Most Fish, Biggest Fish – even Ugliest or Most Unusual Fish. Families are encouraged to fish together, but the child must land the fish himself or herself to be eligible for a prize.

No experience is needed, in fact, many participants have never fished before. Free bait is provided, courtesy of the OB Pier Bait Shop. You must bring  your own fishing gear; if you don't have any you can rent it from the Bait Shop. Free punch and popcorn are also provided. For more information, visit, or email 

Kindergarten tours

Loma Portal Elementary kindergarten tours for the 2018-2019 school year are set for 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Sign up for a tour at

Garden Club meeting

The Point Loma Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 11 at Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. The topic is “Succulent Tapestries” by Laura Eubanks of Design for Serenity. Guests are welcome to attend. Join the club for an interesting program on these water wise plants.

Hurricane dogs are available for adoption

Of the dogs and puppies flown in from a Louisiana shelter, more than 30 are available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego Campus, 5500 Gaines St.

A Wings of Rescue flight transferred these pets to San Diego Humane Society, Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Labradors and Friends from Acadiana Animal Aid to create space for pets who were being evacuated from Texas and Louisiana when Hurricane Harvey made landfall last week.

These pets are not direct victims of Hurricane Harvey. They are highly adoptable dogs who were in animal shelters in the Lafayette area. They do not have owners who will be searching for them.

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.

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