During these last few days of 2013, the OB Rag will be running a series called “The Best of …” and include the years we have published, from late 2007 through this year.
One of the things I have learned in reading history is that states and organizations often miscalculate or underestimate the consequences of their actions and that such miscalculations can be disastrous with horrible consequences for millions of people. In my coffeehouse discussions with people in Sacramento, I sometimes hear people say confidently that Bush cannot […]
In a spectacularly superfluous display of power, four horsemen of the San Diego Police Equestrian Squad rode through the streets of Ocean Beach for hours on the Friday afternoon before this year’s OB Oktoberfest, October 12th. Undaunted by the typical lack of crime in sleepy Ocean Beach on an autumn weekday afternoon, the armed posse […]
On Saturday, October 27, 2007, thousands demonstrated in major cities across the country against the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq. Calling for a swift end to American involvement in Iraq, people in the thousands rallied and marched from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles on the West Coast – to Salt Lake City, Denver, Chattanooga […]
During the first days of the fire storms, after Qualcomm was opened up, the first volunteers appeared at the stadium ready to do what they could to help those evacuated. In the end, the stadium held approximately 12,000 San Diegans and their pets, and hundreds of volunteers had swarmed the football center (I never saw […]