Point Loma-OB Happenings: Doggie Street Festival, Point Loma Playhouse, roundabout Onion, Parade of Lights

People and pets can attend the 13th annual Doggie Street Festival San Diego at Liberty Station on Saturday, Nov. 19.
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News and events briefs


Festival makes for a dog day at Liberty Station’s NTC Park

The 13th annual Doggie Street Festival San Diego is coming to Liberty Station in Point Loma on Saturday, Nov. 19, with a celebration of furry friends.

The event will feature an animal adopt-a-thon, speakers, contests, auction prizes, pet products and services, a kids art area and more. Dogs are welcome.

Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Road. Admission is free. For more information, visit or email

Point Loma Playhouse gets ‘Love/Sick’

Carly Salway and Tyler Van Camp appear in the Point Loma Playhouse production of "Love/Sick."
(Lori Sweet)

Point Loma Playhouse will present “Love/Sick,” a collection of eight short plays by John Cariani, on select dates from Nov. 18 through Dec. 4.

The 80-minute “unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone” explores what the playhouse calls “the pain and the joy that comes with being in love.”

It is directed by David Sein and will run Nov. 18-20, 25-27 and Dec. 3-4. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St.

Tickets are $20. Learn more at

OB roundabout gets thumbs down from architectural group in Orchids & Onions awards

The roundabout at Bacon Street and West Point Loma Boulevard in Ocean Beach was given an Onion in the 2022 Orchids & Onions.
The roundabout at Bacon Street and West Point Loma Boulevard in Ocean Beach was given an Onion in the 2022 Orchids & Onions awards.
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The San Diego Architectural Foundation in October handed out its 46th Orchids & Onions awards for what it considers the region’s best (Orchid) and worst (Onion) architecture.

A committee of seven jurors evaluated nominations for this year’s competition.

Locally, the roundabout at Bacon Street and West Point Loma Boulevard in Ocean Beach “won” the city of San Diego — the owner, developer and designer — the “honor” of an Onion in the urban planning category.

Here are judges’ comments: “Although it may have had good intentions from a municipal standpoint, [it] failed to recognize the pedestrian experience. It actually deters pedestrians from walking through here. It’s a missed opportunity … to incorporate some landscaping. There has been a lot of chain-link fencing put up as barriers to keep people from going through the space, which really indicates … a failure. Roundabouts are supposed to improve flows of cars and people and bicyclists, and this particular roundabout just confuses everyone.” — The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights to set sail off Shelter Island

The 52nd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will feature lavishly decorated boats to usher in the holidays with the theme “FantaSea” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18.

The roughly two-hour route will start at Shelter Island and travel west past Harbor Island, then south along the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and Cesar Chavez Park before turning parallel with the Coronado Bridge to the west side of the bay. The parade then will proceed past the Coronado Ferry Landing to the finish line.

Awards will be presented to the best-decorated boats.

Viewing areas will be available at multiple locations along the bay. For more details, visit

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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