Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What is wrong with this Picture

There are few things that remain the same over long periods of time. Along Oceanside's beaches you can depend upon the Pier, the Bandshell, The Strand and Robert's Cottages. Roberts was built in the 1920's as an Auto Court and provide beachfront housing albeit about 200 square feet since then. In the 1950's the cottages became one of California's first condominiums. Exactly the date and when they decided upon the salmon(pink) color and roof material is unknown, but for my lifetime you could depend upon it. Checkout the video view then look at the colors on three units. One can only assume that the homeowners have decided upon a change. I am not sure what to say?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I still remember buying my first computers for my office Oh so many years ago. You would have to check with my friend Rainer Mueller who sold me the computers and set them up for me and my secretary Kristi Hawrthorne. I am not sure if I really understood where the digital era would take me. All I know is we did not even have email back then. Certainly could not surf the web. I did learn to do a little typing with the Word Perfect program and since our computers were connected I learned how to harass Kristi some. I cannot believe we now have Social Networks. Remember when networks were just ABC, NBC and CBS. Today even their days are numbered. I have been trying to get up to speed with things like My space, Face book, Twitter and Blogging for awhile now. There are even more sites, but I am trying to get these down before I venture on. I wanted to mention the My space according to many experts is now a waste of time unless you are looking to hire a band, are in a band or maybe following a band.

I hope I live long enough where we will be using our voices to communicate with whatever replaces the computer. It is going to be an extremely exciting world we will live in the future. If I fall behind please kick me in the butt and remind me while I love heritage of the past, but you relish the future for its excitement.

So if you want to stay up please follow me on the Social Networks and if you are leading me send me some tips.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Souther California Beach Soccer Championships begin with a huge Clinic for the kids

Eddie Soto, who was recently named head coach of the U.S. Beach Soccer National Team will lead todays clinic and receive assistance from U.S. National team players along with other famous soccer stars & coaches from all over Southern California. The National team will also play a Pro team on Sunday. Check out this event including the schedule and parking at:

http://www.beachsoccerusa.org/beachSoccer/ The volunteers who have built this event should be very proud of their accomplishments.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Beach Soccer returns to Oceanside

The Southern California Beach Soccer Championships returns to Oceanside May 16th and 17th. They will have "one of the Largest Free Soccer Clinics in the World former U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Player Eddie Soto has been in charge of this clinic and has grown it to be one of the largest Beach Soccer clinics in the world. It will be held Friday May 15, from 4-6 PM at the Oceanside Harbor Beach Stadium. It is open to all participants in the event.
If you have never see Beach Soccer this will be a chance to see at is its best.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Art Solution along the 101 in Oceanside

Problem: Utility box behind the 101 Cafe was an eyesore. Grafittied often, faded with chipped paint it posed a challenged to beautify.
Solution: Cover all five sides with Historic photos(art) after first painting the box.
I think when you see this you might wonder why it was not done before. It seems like a cool solution to an ongoing problem.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beach Cities 101 Cruise

The Highway 101 Association produced the Beach Cities 101 Cruise May 3rd. The route followed the Historic Highway 101 between Oceanside and La Jolla. Cruisers seemed to enjoy the idea of a drive with no registration($$) and judging, but the fun of seeing and being seen along one of the world's most beautiful roads. We want to thank the North County Times and the San Diego Union Tribune for getting the word out. It was the Association's first attempt to promote an event with only the use of the Internet, a first for a cruise! We learned a few things from this attempt and hope to do more cruises in the future.

We will promote the Beach'n 101 Cruise the traditional way with fliers, posters and car council meetings as well as the Internet. The Fourth Beach'n 101 Cruise will be September 7, 2009 this year. It promises to be bigger and more fun than ever.