Will the Marshmallow Ban Hold?
Will Homeless Advocates Be Arrested?
By Frank Gormlie / OB Rag
Your online, local website is looking for a few good observers who have cameras for July 4th. That’s right, the OB Rag wants to sign up a handful of volunteers who will assist us in monitoring what happens in Ocean Beach on Friday, July 4th.
There’s a bunch of stuff to observe – and we’re not talking about the surf or the fireworks.
First, if homeless advocates go ahead as planned and feed homeless people in Saratoga Park at the beach, they may be arrested. The group that does feed homeless on major holidays say they have threatened with being arrested if they proceed with their plans. They’ll be doing this from 11 am to 2 pm.
So, we need observers with cameras and monitors for that potential scene.
And second, of course, is what happens down on the beach at night after the fireworks. Will anyone throw marshmallows despite the ban proclaimed by the OB Town Council – which we support by the way – or what?
The police say their presence will be about as usual, maybe with a few extra officers, but nothing heavy. Fears of a riot have dissipated.
But we need volunteers to be on locations throughout the beach in OB in order to observe, monitor and record what goes down, if anything. If nothing happens, that’s news and good to know also.
So, please if you can help us, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t have a camera, but wish to still help us, contact us, and grab a notepad and pen.