Here’s our “Best Of…” posts from 2010, month by month. Over this past year, we’ve published 953 articles on this here website. We’ve tried to include some of the best of each of our writers’ and we’ve done it on a month to month basis for the entire year. The selections below were based on subject matter, comments, and popularity, or just because they were “so OB!” We’re certain we missed some of the good posts – but there were so many!
Sunshine – Moon Beam reflects on OB Peoples origins
Dickie Magidoff – Reader Rave: Watching OB From Afar … and Lovin’ It
Nate Hipple – Breaking news on Newport, naked man nearly incites riot
Allison W. Maris – Saratoga Park Condo Site Up For Sale?
John M. Williams – Initial Thoughts on Being in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Frank/Patty – San Diego Progressives sing at Tea Party
hippiereborn – Blame Yourself and Your City Leaders – not the Kids
Sarah Little – An Ode to OB – Why I stayed in my adopted town …
Danny – Impressions of OB Town Council
Anna Daniels – Tea Party Hypocrites – San Diego Style
Dave Rice – More thoughts on the tsunami tea party rally
John Williams – Riyadh Calling …
Patty Jones – – San Diego Coffee Party Movement first meeting gets a big turn-out!
Dave Rice – ‘We’re Watching You’ – Surveillance Cameras to Be Installed On OB Pier and Around Mission Bay
Frank Gormlie – The Power That One Family Has on Newport Avenue
Ernie McCray – Excuse Me but There’s Two Teenagers with Weapons in the Room
Anna Daniels – You’ve got to be kidding… Brian Bilbray solves the immigration problem thanks to the shoes of the people
Shane Finneran – Jeoff Gordon, MD: Busy OB doc has time for social justice
Photos by Jim Grant – OB Riddle: Why did the baby sea lion cross the road?
Anna Daniels – Listening to Nina Simone after listening to Rand Paul
Lane Tobias – An Open Letter to Rand Paul and His Libertarian Racism
Sarah Little – “We are the Emperor and we’re naked”
Doug Porter – California Primaries – The Race for San Diego County Sheriff – Legacy, Labor and Lunacy Carry the Day
Doug Porter – California Primary : the School Board Races – Secret Societies, Oxymorons and the ‘Evil’ Teachers Union
Ernie McCray – Standing for Children in Front of the Black
Frank Gormlie – Ouch! We hit a nerve in exposing The Black’s anti-OB attitude
Ernie McCray – Gray Relating to Green
Frank Gormlie – OB’s Intolerance Towards Homeless Now Exposed For All to See.
Doug Porter – Fear and Loathing at the Black
Shane Finneran – Prop 19: Imperfect, but worthy of your vote
Frank Gormlie – Update on the ‘bum’ sticker controversy
John M. Williams – Riyadh Calling: Summing Up Six Months As an ESL Teacher
Andy Cohen – Credibility: Darrell Issa’s Problem
Brenda McFarlane – OB Voter Registration – Right to Vote for Ex-Convicts and the Homeless
Staff – Dusty Rhodes Dog Park Troubles
Sunshine – ‘I’m disillusioned too … American dream, my ass!’
Doug Porter – Who should have ‘naming rights’ for OB?
Shane Finneran – Ocean Beach’s Miscellaneous Heathens, at it again –
Doug Porter – The Thin Line Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Staff – The future of Ocean Beach
Doug Porter – Why Proposition 19 Could Fail: No Cash, Talkin’ Trash
Andy Cohen – More Observations from the “Doctor’s Tea Party”
Frank Gormlie – Democracy, the OB Town Council, and Grassroots Activism
Frank Gormlie, Patty Jones, Anna Daniels – Rollicking Ragsters Ride the Rails
Staff – QUICK! CHECK THIS OUT: Frank Gormlie’s Secret Plan to Take Over the Ocean Beach Town Council
Judi Curry – Another Stupid Law: ‘No Mail Slots Allowed’
Frank Gormlie – The Great Bumper Sticker ‘Wars’ Over the Years
Terrie Relf – What Happened to Marisco’s Taco Truck?
Anna Daniels – Are we there yet? The long road to equality for women
Doug Porter – ‘Back To School Special’ Part 3— Why Reforms Don’t Work
Shane Finneran – Still Pointers after all these years: PLHS class of 1950 reunites
Andy Cohen – The Agenda of ‘No’
Doug Porter – Proposition 22 : Welfare For The Wealthy
Dan Morales – Class bias dominates OBPB decisions
Doug Porter – OB Rag Election Guide: State Races
Judi Curry – WHY GIVE OUT HOMEWORK? – a poem by Judi Curry
Brenda McFarlane – Socks for the Homeless
Frank Gormlie – In the early seventies Gary Gilmore found ‘heaven’ and he’s been in Ocean Beach ever since.
Judi Curry – People Shouldn’t Have to Make Health Care Decisions Based on Money – or Lack of It
Frank Gormlie – Halloween Scare: Meg Whitman came to OB – not to buy a surfboard but – to buy the community.
Anna Daniels – Carl DeMaio – the Misogynist Who Would Be Mayor?
Frank Gormlie – Election Central: Popaditch and supporters push victor Congressman Filner up against a wall.
Citizen Cane – The Hitchhikers’ Guide to Ocean Beach: Attraction #1– The Sideways Tree
Frank Gormlie – Looking through the election ‘trick or treat’ bag for goodies
Judi Curry – Who is ‘boffing’ the ‘widder Curry’?
Danny Morales – Is Paid Parking the Wave Of The Future in Ocean Beach?
Dave Rice – “Terriers” – Cast of Characters
Anna Daniels and Sarah Little – Rants Against the TSA
Doug Porter – A Trojan Horse Measure Posing as School Reform
Anna Daniels – The Complexity of Cats
Patty – Popping the Cork
Shane Finneran – Ocean Beach vs North Park: A migrant’s observations
Anna Daniels – “Chicken crap” – The Republican Rallying Cry
Brittany Bailey – Kevin Faulconer Breaks Ground on Ocean Beach ‘Gateway’ Project
Shane Finneran – OB Rag Exclusive: New Wikileaks release details CIA surveillance of Ocean Beach
Brenda McFarlane – The Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association’s Website Investment
Judi Curry – The Forgotten Few (Million)
(anonymous) – Reader Rant: Is it still okay to hate gays?