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Oct-20-2014

Video: Drone’s eye view over Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach

It’s like someone made this video just for us… :) Nice views over Golden Gate Park including the Murphy Windmill, and some gorgeous shots of Ocean Beach at sunset with camp fires aglow.

Thanks to Rico for the tip.

Sarah B.

4:15 am | Posted under Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Video | 1 comment
Oct-13-2014

It was burgers, pizza and ice cream at the 2014 LEAP Sandcastle Contest


The winning sand sculpture from Rooftop Elementary School

The 2014 LEAP Sandcastle Contest took place on Ocean Beach last Saturday. The contest pairs elementary school classes with professional contractors, engineers and architects to design a sandcastle that gets built on the day of the event.

The theme this year was “Food, Glorious Food” and after touring the sand sculptures, it was clear what’s on the mind of hungry kids – pizza, hamburgers, candy and ice cream. Not to mention sculptures of a few porky pigs meeting their demise.

Rooftop Elementary School took top honors this year for their Candyland sand sculpture. We also liked the “Food Map of San Francisco” by Skyline Elementary of Daly City which showcased the known foods of different city neighborhoods such as pizza for North Beach, a taco for the Mission, and sushi for Japantown.

Congratulations to all the schools and businesses that participated – it was another great year!

Sarah B.


The model created for Rooftop’s Candyland sculpture


A “hot dog” along with ketchup and mustard dispensers


Some hungry hippos

5:12 am | Posted under Events, Ocean Beach, Photos | 1 comment
Oct-8-2014

LEAP’s 31st annual sandcastle contest at Ocean Beach this Saturday


The 2013 best in show gold sculpture by The Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila

This Saturday, October 11, LEAP will host their annual sandcastle contest at Ocean Beach. Every year, professional architects, contractors and designers collaborate with teams of middle school students for the contest to raise money for LEAP’s art education programs. Last year the event raised $250,000.

This year’s theme is “Food, Glorious Food”. Before the event, teams meet with students in the classroom to develop ideas based on a set theme. Plans are finalized, clay models are shaped, team structure and schedules are defined, and tasks are assigned, all in preparation for the big day. On the morning of the event, the teams and students arrive and await the whistle that signals the start of the contest. As soon as it sounds, four hours of intensive building begin.

The contest begins at 10:30am, and the public is encouraged to come out and view the final sandcastle creations around 2:30pm, when judging begins and the beach is covered with sculptures. View photos from 2013

Good luck to all the participating teams! We can’t wait to see what you create this year.

Sarah B.


The sculpture and winning signage from George Peabody Elementary School

4:23 am | Posted under Events, Ocean Beach | 2 comments
Oct-2-2014

Photo: Sunrise birds at Ocean Beach


October 2, 2014. Photo by Vince M.

Getting their fill of Vitamin D…

11:07 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Photos | Add comments
Sep-25-2014

Video: Stormy waters lead to multiple rescues at Ocean Beach Wed; two dead


UPDATE 9/26/14: The Chronicle reports that the son also died from the incident.

UPDATE 9/25/14: KTVU reports that the father who was pulled from the waves has been confirmed dead.

9:39 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | Add comments
Sep-24-2014

Video: Seagull vs. Dungeness Crab

Ocean Beach, 9/21/14

11:30 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | 1 comment
Aug-6-2014

HUSHfest “silent music fest” returns to Ocean Beach, September 28

Shhhh! What happens when hundreds of people gather to hear DJ music in a public space – but all of them are wearing wireless headphones to hear the music instead of listening to loudspeakers?

It’s called HUSHfest, and it’s put on by Silent Frisco, “a crew of San Francisco sonic missionaries dedicated to turning impossible situations into musical magic. We specialize in enabling performances in public spaces where “noise” has previously made such performances impractical or illegal. By using our custom “Silent Frisco” wireless headphones, the music can play while neighbors enjoy peace and quiet.”

You pay $20 to rent a pair of wireless headphones at the event, which includes access to 2 channels, each broadcasting one of the two live performers/DJs at a given time.

Don your headphones to tune in and enjoy the music, or take them off and enjoy the beach around you and your neighbors.

On Sunday, September 28 beginning at 11am, Silent Frisco will host several DJs at Ocean Beach for HUSHFest: Rob Garza, Psychemagik, Fort Knox Five, Thunderball, NON STOP BHANGRA, Hard French DJ’s, El Papachango, Motion Potion, DJ Mancub, Matt Haze.

HUSHfest is open to all ages and $20 tickets can be purchased online, which includes the rental of your wireless headphones.

Rock on (silently!),

Sarah B.

4:32 am | Posted under Events, Live Music, Ocean Beach | 6 comments
Aug-4-2014

Video: Santa Cruz fishing boat runs aground at Ocean Beach

A fishing boat, identified as the Paloma from Santa Cruz, CA, washed ashore on Ocean Beach early Monday morning.

The video above was taken by a youtube user who interviewed an eyewitness who was at Ocean Beach when debris began washing up.

According to the Examiner, the Coast Guard is still searching for a man, Timothy Lybrand, that was believed to be aboard the vessel.

UPDATE 8-5-14: The Coast Guard suspended their search for Timothy Lybrand around 12noon on August 4. Crews searched an 18-square-mile area between Ocean Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge, Coast Guard officials said. [SFAppeal]

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Coast Guard Command Center at (415) 399-3547.

Sarah B.

[via Ocean Beach Bulletin]

9:53 am | Posted under News, Ocean Beach | Add comments
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