The server hosting company we’ve been using for the past three years has become less and less functional in recent months, with crashes, lost images, lost articles, and the like. Despite the pay raise we gave ourselves last month, this all-volunteer crew has reached its limit with the extra workload. We’re only human after
copious amounts of coffee all.
Therefore, the San Diego Free Press will be moving to a new host over the weekend. You won’t see much activity on our site on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be back in full force on Monday, November 2.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause when trying to post comments or read an article. We’ve done a lot of research, and believe this move will help make the San Diego Free Press more reliable and efficient for everyone.
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Upcoming Events in San Diego
Halloween @ SeaWorld’s Orca Factory
Saturday, October 31st 10am-1pm
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
25905 Ingraham Street
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We are observing Halloween with a Picket Line in front of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, adjacent to SeaWorld and along the very busy Ingraham St, at a streetlight (Perez Cove Way). Home to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Reproductive Research Center.
This will be a sharper focus on SeaWorld’s breeding program for marine animals and help get more info out to the media, on the heels of the CA Coastal Commission’s historic 10/8/15 decision to end the captive breeding and trafficking of orcas at SeaWorld San Diego as a condition of expanding the orca prison complex there.
Why Halloween? Of the orcas borne in captivity at SeaWorld starting in 1985, 51% are dead. In the wild, female orcas live up to 90 years, with males living up to 60 years.
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 1st
It’s Fall-Back, Dammit.
Tour de Wonkette
Sunday, November 1st 2-5pm
2181 Logan Avenue
A Highly Unorganized Event
Wonkette.com is a satirical/snark/political site with a ultra-liberal bias and lots of dirty words.
Wonkette owner and editrix Rebecca Schoenkopf has graciously included San Diego in the Wonkebago Fall 2015 Itinerant Panhandling Tour and Quitterthon.
Come on down to BorderX (they have no idea we’re coming) to hang with a real journalist-gone-bad person, along with her consort and the Official Wonkette Baby.
She’ll most likely be selling swag, since rumor has it the pile o’ money in the Wonksafe is getting mighty small. Earlier in the tour in horrible places like Iowa and Colorado we heard about drinks being bought for the faithful. Now that’s probably not going to happen, so bring money and spend it.
We’ve lifted the requirement for the knowing secret handshake and happy dance should you want to hang out, as somebody stole the antlers people are supposed to wear…
Joe Hill 100 Roadshow San Diego Concert
Thursday, November 5th 6:30- 9:30pm
San Diego Education Association
10393 San Diego Mission Road
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A national concert tour of labor and folk songs honoring Joe Hill on the centenary of his execution. Featuring Chris Chandler, George Mann & David Rovics. Sliding Scale Donation $5-$15. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
People for Bernie Sanders Enough is Enough Rally
Saturday, November 7th 11am
111 W Harbor Drive
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This is a Pro Bernie Sanders/Multi Issue rally, if you don’t support Bernie but support a majority of his platform this rally is for you also. We fight for the same things and a united left is needed to slow the advance of the right wing. Solidarity is needed if we want too see a positive change for the country. Are you ready for a Political Revolution!
What we stand for: We are the 99%, we believe in Black Lives Matter, we believe that Corporations are not people, we believe that we should not be kicking out 11.3 Million immigrants, we believe that money should stay out of politics, we believe in Peace and the right to earn a livable wage, we believe Healthcare is a right and not a privilege, we believe in free public school education, we believe in a Women’s right to choose, we believe in Gay rights and we believe Climate Change is a reality and not a myth! Join us in the Political Revolution!!!!
Rally for $15 and Political Power
Tuesday, November 10th 4:30pm
San Diego City Hall
202 C Street
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We are one year away from the next presidential election and we are the new electorate. We are the 42% of the population that make less than $15/hr, we are black and brown, we are the undocumented mothers and fathers of US citizens. We are not going to back down!
We call on corporate CEOs to raise pay and respect our right to for unions without retaliation.
And we ‘ll call on our elected representatives to stop letting the wealthy and powerful write rules in their favor.
Together we can work to end racism and oppression, create a path to citizenship for immigrants, and fight for wages and work that strengthens our communities.
On This Day: 1938 – Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners. 1945 – The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing. 1986 – Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers “in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns” to try to catch them using drugs.
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