Friends of the Library Virtual Author Talk: Kathy Blavatt

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Sunset Cliffs Park meanders along a mile and a half of San Diego’s coastline, beckoning tourists and locals alike. These stunning cliffs inspired Albert Spalding to create the park in 1915 for all to enjoy. Many have left their mark since then, including the mighty Pacific Ocean. John Mills, an enterprising land baron, restored the original park, only to have it fall into neglect during the Depression and WW II. It later became a popular spot for surfers and divers. The park’s colorful sunsets and landscapes attract artists, children, and others who enjoy beauty.

Kathy Blavatt grew up on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and has personal insights and knowledge of the history of Sunset Cliffs Park.  She is familiar with many of its transformations back to 1900 and talks of those who left their mark on the park and the adjoining community. Kathy has authored seven books, given many lectures, and is an Ocean Beach Historical Society board member.


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