Your OB Rag Needs You! We are celebrating our 3rd anniversary this month!

by on October 8, 2010 · 9 comments

in Culture, Economy, Ocean Beach

OB Rag week stats Oct 2010

OBceans and other citizens of the world:

Your OB Rag needs you!

As we cruise into our Third Anniversary as a blog – we began in October 2007 – we are celebrating the fact that we’re still here – and mostly because of those who have been supporting us over these few years – and of course because of our talented writers and bloggers and photographers and techies.

Yes, the most progressive neighborhood blog in San Diego (and Southern Cali for that matter) is riding high these days – check out our statistics for this past week. Over 1600 visitors on Thursday, October 7th. Half of our readers live in the City of San Diego (we cannot currently tell how many are from OB or other SD communities), and another quarter live in San Diego County.

Plus the number of advertisers and sponsors is growing – check out our sidebar.

We are doing great but we still need your support! Don’t you want to join in helping us deliver the best news and commentary about Ocean Beach and beyond?

Here’s what you can do:

  • Be a citizen journalist! Join our growing ranks of on-the-street reporters and photographers. If you are interested, sign up to take our intensive one-hour course on being a citizen blogger/ journalist.  Simply email us at
  • Take out an ad or become a sponsor. Our basic rate is $50 for a month – but we can work with any small business or group, and the rate goes down the larger the ad or the longer the term for the ad.
  • Use our Free Classified section – it’s free – go to the navigation bar and click on “Classifieds”.
  • Buy one of our beautiful T-shirts! Printed on quality shirts with a bitchin 4 color design logo by our friends at James Gang – they’re on sale for $15.00 a piece (plus a couple of bucks for shipping and postage). See our ad on the homepage.
  • Check out our old original copies of the first OB Rag, published from 1970 to 1976. Purchase actual newspapers that were printed for Ocean Beach during the Seventies – they’re all in pretty good shape. Prices range from $6 to $30 depending on how many issues of an edition remain.
  • Support the folks and small businesses who support us. Use the advertisers who have ads on our blog. When you use their services or buy their products, please tell them that you saw their ad on the OB Rag. If you can’t afford anything right now, at least click on their logos and check out their websites.
  • PLUS, please leave comments to our posts. Our bloggers thrive on them – you really can’t imagine how thrilling it is for a writer to receive these responses. This is the least that you can do if you truly like and support our efforts.

Thanks everyone for your continued support and readership.  We hope you join us to ensure we’re around for another year … and more.

The Staff

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernie McCray October 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

I’ll have to miss the next meeting on the 21st as I will be in Tucson that evening giving the keynote to the Class of ’60 at the University of Arizona – our 50 year reunion which makes me one old ass Wildcat mofo, don’t you know. And, while I’m bragging, the next morning at 8:00 (early for me so I hope I show up) I’m receiving an “Outstanding Alumni Achiever” award from the UA Black Alumni. Then Saturday morning, as a result of receiving such an honor, I get to ride in a snazzy convertible in the Homecoming Parade and on Sunday I’ll be in the crowd as an old friend is inducted into the Pima County Athletic Hall of Fame where a picture of me resides. That evening I’ll probably faint from all the excitement and miss my flight home. Hopefully I’ll have something to write about after all that.
But have a great meeting. Things are looking up. It’s great being part of something that seeks to make our world a little better informed and a little better period.


judi October 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Hey Ernie! What great honors! Congratulations. Sorry I won’t be able to meet you, but the honor is far greater than a meeting with me! Judi


Ernie McCray October 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Well, I’m not so sure. You seem very meetable.


Frank Gormlie October 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

This is all so awesome, Ernie! It just shows the talent that we have going for us at this website, but hey, no self-promotion here (cough, cough!). Ernie – you have been and continue to be an inspiration for all of us!


Andy Cohen October 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Good stuff, Ernie! Congratulations!


lane tobias October 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

i am sorry i have been out of the loop, but this is such a wonderful occasion. Support from me comes in so many ways…I need more OB Rag in my life!


Frank Gormlie October 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

We really miss you Lane! Thanks for checking in – and your shirt will be on its way very soon!


Dickie October 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

Wish I could come damn it!! and congrats to you guys for three years.
I will have a reader rave of a sort in time for the party whenever it
is . . .


Editordude October 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Readers: we only have one more Extra-large shirt left!


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