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avatar Ron Patton July 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Are you still up and running?


avatar Patty Jones July 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

Hi Ron,

Yep, we’re still up and just beginning to run. We will be adding material to build a base and hopefully launching in the fall.

We will be looking for contributors across the county who want to write about issues in the communities where they live. Interested?


avatar Mark E. Smith June 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Was going to subscribe, but looked at the site and the very top article was about voting.

Apparently you are gearing up to help the big corporations get our the vote to authorize the next President to continue the drone bombs, the bailouts, the kill list, etc.

If you’re still in existence after voters have once again been betrayed in November, I might take another look.


avatar OB Mercy June 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Was trying to figure out how to subscribe to this like I do with the OB Rag, but that subscribe button at the top is for an RS Feed. Where is the regular subscribe button??


avatar Patty Jones June 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Hi Mercy! There is a subscribe box on the right now, try that. It is our Feedburner feed by email.


avatar Bob "Hubba Jubba" Moss October 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

HI “SAN DIEGO FREE PRESS.” I just read and commented on Ernie McCray’s piece on Ezelle Singleton. Please ask Ernie to send me a note, for I have recent photos of Ezell taken last March in Garland, Texas. The article was a materpiece; but what else could you expect from Ernie?


avatar Steve Arnold October 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Far out! What a trip to find the SDFP. I sold the original SDFP back in 1969. Glad to see the spirit lives. Power to the People! – SA


avatar jeffery January 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

Hey there is a great art showing of Doug Noble at
San Diego Pride
3620 30th ST
San Diego, CA 92104

It is an open Gallery on Saturday, Jan 12 between 6:30 and 8:30pm

Dixon said I should contact you so you could send some one down to check it out. It would be a nice piece for your paper and you will be impressed with the art and the Artist. He has sold many pieces and has been written about in the LGBT Times of San Diego. Thom Senzee, Editor in Chief of the Times could recommend him! Give it a shot, your readers will thank you!


avatar Jaime Moore June 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

Latino students at the Barrio Logan College Institute(BLCI) are about to get a boost in college prep programs as AT&T commits $25,000 right in time for graduation. Program participants watched peers head off to college knowing the funds support the continuation of a successful comprehensive program that includes a freshmen assimilation camp, academic support, SAT preparation, college campus visits and parent engagement activities.

“The students of Barrio Logan College Institute are the face of tomorrow, so we need to provide them with every possible opportunity to succeed,” said Barrio Logan Executive Director, Jose Cruz. “AT&T has been a national leader in demonstrating a commitment to enhancing high school success and workforce readiness. Their support for this program is an excellent example of private-public partnerships that advance education and college preparedness.”

The Barrio Logan College Institute is focused on creating pathways to higher education for Latino students, who have been historically underrepresented on college campuses. The BLCI program includes free academic enrichment, skill building, tutoring and mentoring and currently enrolls 188 students annually.

“AT&T is committed to making sure more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college – and we are excited to support programs like the Barrio Logan College Institute that take on this challenge,” said Christine Moore, Director, AT&T California. “This contribution enables us to work with educators to help ensure the success of these students, which impacts the health and vitality of San Diego’s economy.”

This support is part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T’s $350 million commitment to education. Launched in 2008, AT&T Aspire is one of the largest-ever corporate commitments to address high school success and workforce readiness.
For more information on the Barrio Logan College Institute, please visit:


avatar Vicky Heithaus August 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm

The City and Jack in the Box are blatantly ignoring municipal code and the conditions of the permit issued for their “remodel” at 30th/Upas. See Do The Right Thing, Jack for details. There will be a demonstration/rally in front of Jack in the Box on Monday Aug. 5 at 5:00 pm. The News Media is being notified, and will likely be there. Turko has already confirmed.
Please, come help support the community against corporate greed and the City’s corrupt development practices which favor big business and ignore its residents.


avatar daniel j smiechowski January 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

A Revival of the Old Religious Left
Why David Alvarez will be San Diego’s Next Mayor
The French have an old saying, “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” A century ago from shortly before the Great War, America’s Catholics joined forces with immigration and labor advocates within the Democratic Party in a quest for social justice. Mr. Alvarez finds himself unwittingly caught in the current transformation of his own political party. The old religious left has come home to roost.
It is not a coincidence that the Holy See is occupied by a Spanish speaking pontiff who has largely taken sins of the flesh off the table. It is not a coincidence that San Diego has a Hispanic Bishop. How times have changed within our local Democratic party. The old guard feminists and local LGBT community who railed against any mention of Catholicism now have the wind to their nose. But why the contradiction and what exactly has changed.
Perhaps we can draw comparisons from “The City of Churches,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Catholic labor together with a largely democratic electorate built the homes and factories that dominated the Midwestern landscape one hundred years ago. Until the Kennedy Administration of 1960-63 most Catholics voted Democratic. The ten following years leading to that fateful day in 1973 being the enactment of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark decision legalizing abortion had eviscerated the Party of Jefferson and Jackson. A few years earlier, Father Groppi walking hand in hand with African American leaders in the civil rights battle on Milwaukee’s south side ignited our nation’s collective conscience. My Father attended the same seminary in Saint Francis as the good priest and I spent my youth in the surrounding neighborhood. In a letter written to my Dad in 1970, the great Jesuit priest, Father Drinan of the Boston College Law School said, “I certainly appreciate the great compassion which you have for the terrible tragedies of the Vietnam War.” At this point, the Catholic Church was divided over the morality of Vietnam.
Ironically and perhaps unknowingly, our local Democratic Party now seems conflicted in regard to the present social issues coming out of the Vatican. Surprisingly, among the two candidates for Mayor, David Alvarez is the more socially conservative. Mr. Alvarez is a good and decent man who just so happens to be at the right place at the right time. It is doubtful if leaders within the local Democratic Party understand both the political philosophy and social psychology inherent in this mayoral election. May I humbly suggest that they read the Maureen O’Connor playbook for mayor including the unspoken pact with Helen Copley former publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune. David Alvarez will become San Diego’s first Latino mayor. It’s important to remember the unspoken in politics being that when former Democratic House Member Daniel Rostenkowski IL was asked why he was so chummy with then President Reagan, he simply replied, “Because the President likes me.” And, I like David.
Daniel J. Smiechowski spent his early years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a substitute teacher and formally elected to the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee. He writes for


avatar Alan Bennett September 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

What happened to the rest of Lori Soldano’s article?


avatar Anna Daniels September 16, 2014 at 9:27 am

Alan, part three of the series will be published tomorrow. I suspect it will build upon her last line about soldiering on.


avatar Bill Burris. Sr. September 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm

How come I can’t get the rest of the story on Searl Magnetics’ development of a “new” energy source?


avatar Doug Porter September 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm

After the most recent video on Searl Magnetics was posted, some of us editors were suspicious of the credibility of the story. It seemed too good to be true.

We Googled many of the key phrases and the name of the inventor and discovered there were serious issues with the truth of his claims. We don’t mind controversy or opinions, but always seek to be honest. This just didn’t pass the sniff test, so we took it down.

Doug Porter


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