Ocean Beach news roundup May 6
This week in the Ocean Beach news roundup: rising seas, surfing lawyers, the “supermoon” and the Ocean Beach surfer who invented the neoprene wetsuit.
- Our news associate KQED talks about the challenges rising seas and extreme weather events hold for Ocean Beach and other coastal areas, with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Margaret Davidson. (Watch for Ocean Beach at about the 4:00 mark.) – KQED
- Mark Massara — environmental lawyer, legal counsel for O’Neill Wetsuits and Lower Great Highway resident — is profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle. – SF Chronicle
- The Richmond District Blog has a nice photo of the “supermoon” over the Richmond District. – Richmond SF Blog
- Harry W. Hind, an Ocean Beach surfer from way back who died recently at the age of 96, invented contact-lens solution, a treatment for shingles pain and the model for modern pH meters. And the neoprene wetsuit. – SF Chronicle
- The man arrested for the Golden Gate Park killing of a man who grew up near Ocean Beach has pleaded not guilty. – SF Examiner, Bay City News via SF Appeal
- At the U.S. Open golf tournament, coming in June to the Olympic Club’s course near Fort Funston, one of the top names will be Rory McIlroy, a young man from Northern Ireland who’s never set foot on a San Francisco golf course. – SF Chronicle