Point Loma-OB Happenings: Dance, street design, tree care, concert for Parkinson’s, Walk for Animals
Dance performances set for Liberty Station
Malashock Dance will debut “Horizons,” a collaboration of live dance featuring new choreography by John Malashock, Miki Ohlson and Tristian Griffin, at 6:30 p.m. May 26-29 on an outdoor stage at the Arts District at Liberty Station in Point Loma.
Tickets are $15, $35 or $45, with discounts for military personnel, senior citizens and groups of 10 or more.
For tickets and more information, visit malashockdance.org.
Point Loma Library lets kids branch out into tree care
The Point Loma/Hervey Library will present the free Spring Into STEAM: Branch Out Academy from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the library’s Community Room, 3701 Voltaire St.
The program teaches children ages 9-12 how to plant and care for trees in an urban environment. Those who complete the training can take home a tree sapling.
San Diego pauses new street design in Point Loma after confusion
The city of San Diego recently paused the expansion of a new street layout into Point Loma after it led to confusion and frustration in Mira Mesa.
A design was installed on Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa featuring a single lane for cars in the middle of the street and two bike lanes on the edges.
In Point Loma, Evergreen Street already had preliminary paint drawn for the same design, but the city decided to pause that project while discussing how to proceed.
“The idea is the vehicle would drive down the middle of the lane and if an oncoming vehicle is coming toward you, you would veer to the right into the bike lane,” City Councilman Chris Cate, whose District 6 includes Mira Mesa, told ABC10-TV.
“We’ve never seen this type of striping before ever and didn’t know how it worked, what was supposed to be done. The residents in this community were very upset because there was no signage. They had no idea what was happening and what they were supposed to do,” Cate told the station.
He said the city Transportation Department didn’t tell the community about the change or how it works.
“We acknowledge that there should’ve been a primer, some education, some outreach,” Jorge Riveros of the Transportation Department told ABC10. “Again, that falls squarely on us, and we’re here to apologize profusely for that misstep.”
Singers to livestream Midway District benefit concert for Parkinson’s
The San Diego-based Tremble Clefs, a therapeutic singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease, will livestream its virtual benefit concert, “Shake, Rattle and Rock,” at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, from Rock and Roll San Diego in the Midway District.
The concert will be shown on the Tremble Clefs website, trembleclefs.com, and its social media networks. It is free to watch, though viewers will have opportunities to donate and participate in a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit’s programs.
Walk for Animals coming to Point Loma on May 7
The San Diego Humane Society invites pet lovers to participate in its Walk for Animals San Diego at NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma on Saturday, May 7.
The walk is returning in person after cancellations the past two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, one of the organization’s largest annual fundraisers, also welcomes participants to walk in their own neighborhood and raise funds online.
The event will begin at 7 a.m. and include a pancake breakfast, 2-mile or half-mile walking routes, dog activities, live music and vendor booths.
Registration for adults is $30 through May 6 and $40 the day of the event. For children 17 and younger it is $15 and $20. Register at sdwalkforanimals.org.
— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff