Ocean Beach: Collection of the community's most memorable signs - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Ocean Beach: Collection of the community's most memorable signs

Posted: Updated:

OCEAN BEACH ( NEWS 8) - Ocean Beach is one of the more colorful neighborhoods in San Diego, and on Thursday a unique collection of community history was revealed in a rare collection bringing back a flood of memories about Ocean Beach's history.

The Ocean Beach Historical Society invited Claudia Peters Jack, a walking nostalgia and known as the Ocean Beach Mayor, to present her collection of 70 signs and artifacts.

Most of Claudia's collection represents Ocean Beach, but a few represent Blacks Beach.

"I think we need to bring more nostalgia," she said.

Claudia recalled having to bribe a man at Frontier Lanes in the 1970's with a dozen cookies so she could keep its sign and a Long Branch Street sign that had "Bong Ranch" written on it.

Pat James, who co-founded James Gang Printing, is Ocean Beach Historical Society's past president and a sign collector.

He is the owner of the original 1984 Ocean Beach entryway sign - which he keeps on his patio.

"It's really about reminiscing. You look at these signs and you remember the businesses or the event that the sign was about - it brings back all this nostalgia," he said.

Each sign in the collection is a piece of time in Ocean Beach.

"It's all about that piece of history that makes people wonder and talk," said Claudia.

Claudia received applause when she recommended the Voltaire Park sign to be in the Ocean Beach Christmas Parade.

She also talked about the importance of volunteering in the community.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Santee man kills wife, self inside Grantville home

    Santee man kills wife, self inside Grantville home

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-12-12 00:23:18 GMT

    A Santee man shot and killed his estranged wife, then killed himself inside a Grantville home where his wife was staying with her sister and brother-in-law and their two young children, police said Monday.

     

    A Santee man shot and killed his estranged wife, then killed himself inside a Grantville home where his wife was staying with her sister and brother-in-law and their two young children, police said Monday.

     
  • Warrior Foundation Radiothon

    Warrior Foundation Radiothon

    THANK YOU to everyone who donated and to ALL our Radiothon sponsors! We raised more than $935,600 for our injured warriors. The AM 760 KFMB Warrior Foundation Radiothon is a LIVE, 12-hour on-air event dedicated to raising money to help our injured warriors, many of whom are going through rehab here in San Diego.

     

    THANK YOU to everyone who donated and to ALL our Radiothon sponsors! We raised more than $935,600 for our injured warriors. The AM 760 KFMB Warrior Foundation Radiothon is a LIVE, 12-hour on-air event dedicated to raising money to help our injured warriors, many of whom are going through rehab here in San Diego.

     
  • St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign

    St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-12-11 22:22:19 GMT

    Celebrating its fourteenth year, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  

     

    Celebrating its fourteenth year, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.