By Annie Lane
Well, we certainly know how to party! On Sunday, the San Diego Free Press celebrated its one year anniversary with a potluck at Golden Hill Park. It was a wonderfully windy-sunny day filled with great food, interesting conversation and, of all things, croquet.
Of course, it must be noted that most of the success of the San Diego Free Press is due to the wonderful friends, contributors, readers and supporters who have been right here beside us this past year. Thanks for your tireless reinforcement. We need every single one of you.
On June 4, 2012, the San Diego Free Press officially launched. We have since published nearly 1,700 articles, more than 7,200 comments and average 1,600 unique visitors every day. The end, thankfully, is nowhere in sight. We work out of home offices and makeshift offices, at dining room tables and on couches, on laptops and off of our phones–sometimes simultaneously. We publish multiple articles seven days a week, and cover everything from politics to poetry. Current events being what they are, sometimes the politics ends up reading like bad poetry. We can only do so much.
The San Diego Free Press is about as grassroots as it gets, and it is an honor and privilege to be a part of something that has been so well received by the community and beyond. We look forward to continuing to highlight underrepresented neighborhoods and issues, and giving voices to people who might otherwise be ignored.
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All photos by Annie Lane.
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John Anderson says
Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday. Looks like a good time was had – glad to see the photos. :)
Congratulations again to all of you who work so hard to get the Free Press out. Media consolidation is a pressing menace, so your work is doubly important. Keep up the good work and I’m looking forward to next year’s party. The food was over the top. What is that exquisite thing in the very last photo?
Doug Porter says
It was a piece of watermelon art, brought by Judy at the Big Kitchen. Not as pretty, but equally tasty, were the still warm brownies she brought.
Tom Cairns says
I would have liked to attend, but union duties required me to be in Sacramento Sunday. I want to thank John A. for the piece on Golden Hills Park. My sister and I went there on Friday, and we birded and had about 20 species–what a wonderful place. Great pic of Doug, Patty and Frank.