By OB Rag Staff
Hey! Our “kid” is 3 years old! Come out for the party!
Three years ago – in early June of 2012 – the staff of the OB Rag began publishing a new and additional online newspaper – this one was to be for all of San Diego. It was the birth of the San Diego Free Press as an online website. And it took on the challenge of being a source for “grassroots news and progressive views”.
Now the OB Rag’s “kid” is 3 years old and you’re all invited to the birthday celebration, called the “GALASTRAVAGANZAVERSARY”.
It will be on this Saturday, August 8th, from 5 to 9 pm at the Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Avenue in Barrio Logan. It will be an evening of live music, progressive speakers, poetry, good conversation – and great beer.
Councilman David Alvarez of District 8 will be speaking, as will be OB Rag editor, Frank Gormlie, and speakers from the Environmental Health Coalition and other groups. Live music will be provided by Quinteto Caballero & Stacy Antonel. Freeper Brent Beltran will MC the event. The gig is free – the beer ain’t – and open to the public.
Today, of course, the San Diego Free Press – or simply “the Freep” – surpasses the OB Rag in terms of daily and monthly readership. It has more contributors and has a wider reach than the Rag – which obviously still publishes – for a more limited audience. The San Diego Free Press has had earlier renditions, and was first published in 1968 by students and faculty from UC San Diego.
Together the San Diego Free Press and the OB Rag provide the San Diego area with a wide spectrum of local, city-wide, regional and national/ international news, views and analysis.
C’mon out for the birthday bash. Here’s the SDFP facebook page for the gala anniversary.