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Perseverance

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By Joey Macellaro ~ “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” wrote Dickens of 18th-century London and Paris. He could have been speaking of our own cities and towns in 21st-century America, struggling and changing … Full Story

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“Life Savers”

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By Joey Macellaro ~ In a beach community like ours, lifeguards play a vital role. Nick Stertz, chief of surf rescue for the Village of Ocean Beach, has been inspiring not only his team of 25 guards this season, but … Full Story

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Changes on the Field

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By Joey Macellaro ~ After some uncertainty, softball has returned to our community’s ball fields, albeit with new coronavirus-related safety precautions – and a few displaced players. “It’s been nice to have an influx of new talent,” said Alex Friedman, … Full Story

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OCEAN BEACH AREA: We Love Where We Live

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By Joey Macellaro ~ The Ocean Beach community is rising like a phoenix this summer as we work together to save lives and move forward amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Without the helping hands of our frontline workers and first responders, … Full Story

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Good News from Our Fire Department

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By Joey Macellaro This was a good summer. I spent days in the city and nights on the beach, enjoyed quality time with family and an assortment of friends and acquaintances, met new people, tried new things, and invested myself … Full Story

Collaboration

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By Joey Macellaro Our community came together in an exciting new way from Aug. 6-8, as we celebrated together at the first Ocean Beach Seafood and Music Fest. The event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Fire … Full Story

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Neighbors

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By Joey Macellaro Dick Kossoff was the first of six storytellers to speak on the theme “Our Youth,” at Ziggy’s Lot, Seaview’s outdoor supper club on the bay at G Street, on July 21. He shared with listeners the story … Full Story

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Look For the Helpers

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By Joey Macellaro It was 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, when Carol arrived on Long Island to file a missing-person report after a six-hour drive from Virginia. Her 19-yearold daughter’s suitcase had been turned over to the police after … Full Story

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Musical Notes

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By Joey Macellaro It’s music that first brought me to the beach many years ago. I was sent with a pianist to sing in the Protestant church here in Ocean Beach for a couple of Sundays – and, as fate … Full Story

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Ocean Beach Area: Community

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By Joey Macellaro Growing up, I knew just about everyone on our suburban block. There were backyard barbecues and chats in the street and baskets of cookies shared during the holidays. Everyone celebrated milestones together, watched each other’s children grow, … Full Story