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The Voice of San Diego Podcast

VOSD’s Friday roundup of the past week’s news in brief, featuring interviews with special guests and more.

Jul 3, 2014

The Fourth of July in Ocean Beach means one thing: marshmallows. 

The Independence Day tradition of pelting the white puffs started as a friendly family feud, but has grown over the years to all-out sugary assault. In recent years, thousands of people have started coming to OB to throw marshmallows at each other.

Gretchen Newsom, president of the Ocean Beach Town Council, says the event is dangerous – think flaming marshmallows and kids with black eyes. Newsom also says the leftover marshmallows become an environmental nuisance, causing gummy mess that sticks around long after the crowds go home.

This week, Newsom joined VOSD Radio's Scott Lewis, Caty Green and Andrew Keatts to talk about 'mallowing out this Fourth of July, the post-holiday cleanup, and the ongoing controversy over the OB community plan.