Community briefs for Ocean Beach and Point Loma
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A hole in the sandstone south of the Ocean Beach Pier creates a water spout. / Photo by Thomas Melville
A hole in the sandstone south of the Ocean Beach Pier creates a water spout. / Photo by Thomas Melville
All Souls’ to present ‘A Christmas Carol’

All Souls’ Episcopal Church, on Point Loma, will present an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 9 and 10. The two-man play has been adapted for the stage and is directed by Patricia Lynch.  It features W. William Cobb as Ebenezer Scrooge and Raymond Lynch as a dozen other characters.  

Cobb has recently retired from teaching theatre in Point Loma schools. He has performed as a folk singer and choral singer, as well as appearing on stage with Lyric Opera San Diego, Vanguard Theatre, and San Diego Musical Theatre.

Lynch has performed off-Broadway, at the Mark Taper Forum, and at Shakespeare festivals in Wisconsin, Colorado, and California. Locally, he has acted at the Coronado Playhouse, Pickwick Players, and the Old Globe. On television, his credits include playing Hot Lips Houlihan’s fantasy bridegroom on “M*A*S*H.” On the big screen, his credits include Sir Richard Attenborough’s “Chaplin.”

All Souls’ is hoping to re-emerge as a “go-to” place for concerts, art shows, and theatrical presentations. The Music on the Point series has been in existence for 21 years, and last spring the church hosted a photography exhibit by architect Robert Mosher (who designed All Souls’) and an art show by renowned artist Ludmila Pawlowska. The Bach Collegium is in residence at All Souls’, offering Bach at Noon concerts.  Coming up in June will be Benjamin Britten’s opera for young performers, “Noyes Fludde,” based on the Biblical account of Noah’s Flood.

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” will be in Gooden Hall on the All Souls’ campus, located at the corner of Catalina and Chatsworth, in Point Loma. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 10. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at

Roots of Giving fair at Point Loma Nazarene

The Center for Justice and Reconciliation's annual Roots of Giving fair brings artisans, farmers, immigrant businesses and other community members together on the PLNU campus to sell their fair trade and justly created goods. The fair runs from 6 to10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, so stop by Caf Lane before or after the Cider Celebration. Come grab some dinner and do some Christmas shopping all while doing good.

Santa Run in PB

Pacific Beach will be very merry indeed on Dec. 9, as more than 3,000 Santas take over Garnet Avenue for the fifth annual San Diego Santa Run, starting at 10 a.m. Hosted by High Performance Movement, the event consists of a series of waves, including a 5K Fun Run and one-mile runs that feature the Santa’s Little Helper Mile (for the festive pup), the Santa’s Elves Mile (for kids) and the Speedy Mile (for competitive Santas).

Throughout the course, runners donning “Sunny Santa Suits" — complete with white beards, Santa hats and sunglasses — will get in the spirit as holiday music is performed live on corners along the route. Following the Santa Run, participants are invited to stick around for the 38th annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade, down Garnet Avenue, beginning at 1 p.m.

The parade is funded, in part, by revenue generated through the Santa Run and other events put on by High Performance Movement. To register and for more information, visit

Peninsula Singers holiday show

Peninsula Singers will present “Glad Tidings: A Holiday Concert” 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at All Souls Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. Repertoire will include a blend of old-style carols, newer selections and classical holiday favorites.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military. Children age 10 and under may attend for free. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit

Become a docent

This is your opportunity to become a docent volunteer at the top-ranked maritime museum in North America. As a docent you will engage with museum visitors, fielding their questions and sharing your knowledge to enrich their experience. Training is carried out in a series of lectures, suggested readings and walking tours.

Why not join other aspiring docents aboard the Berkeley ferryboat for the series of lectures and ship tours beginning on Monday, Jan. 8? To obtain more information about the docent training program contact training coordinator Jim Cassidy at 661-406-0605 or at

Keep grease, fats from the drain

With the holiday season here, the City of San Diego is reminding people not to dispose of fats, oils or grease down the drain. Fats, oils and grease may clog pipes and over time cause a complete blockage, which could lead to a sewer spill. These sewer spills have the potential to reach San Diego’s bays, rivers and beaches, causing unsafe conditions and temporary closures.

- Recycle large amounts of residential cooking oil or grease by disposing of it at the Miramar Landfill Recycling Center, 5165 Convoy St.

- If any cooking oil or grease goes down your drain, immediately flush with cold water.

- You may also throw any excess grease away in the trash.

- Oils also come from salad dressings, butter, bacon fat, meat drippings, milk and mayonnaise.

Bid on bachelors for a cause

Under colorful lights at FLUXX Nightclub on Saturday, Dec. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., hundreds of San Diego's most civically engaged and successful women will bid for a chance at memorable date with one of more than a dozen eligible bachelors at the Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash to support women’s empowerment and foster youth. The lively auction will feature date packages and getaways including:

Brewery tour of Ballast Point;

Dinner at Oceana at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa;

Round of golf at the Riverwalk Golf Course;

Weekend in Napa Valley; and

Tickets to the Holiday Bowl game.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit

Holiday travel tips

Holiday travel can be notoriously stressful – unexpected weather delays, lost luggage, long layovers – but it doesn’t have to be. To help, Lyft San Diego pulled some data from last year to show the busiest days/times for airport rides to help travelers plan ahead. Based on the findings:

Busiest pickup dates/times from the San Diego International Airport (in descending order by ride volume): 

1. ) Sunday after Thanksgiving (busiest time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.);

2. ) Monday after Thanksgiving (8 a.m.);

3. ) Day after Christmas (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.);

4. ) Second day after Christmas (8 p.m. to midnight).

Busiest drop-off dates/times at the San Diego International Airport: 

1. ) Wednesday before Thanksgiving (4 to 7 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.);

2. ) Friday before Christmas (4 to 7 a.m.);

3. ) Thursday before Christmas (4 to 7 a.m.).

“As expected, there are certain days, like the Sunday after Thanksgiving, that are traditionally packed days at the airport,” Lyft San Diego market manager Hao Meng said. “However, the data also shows us that people want to try and spend as much time with their families as possible, getting to the airport early mornings prior to the holiday and returning late evening on the last day possible before work or even the morning of work.”

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