Support the OB Rag in the Time of Trump – We’re Half Way to Our Goal!

by on July 19, 2017 · 5 comments

in Ocean Beach

Cover of OB Rag, early May 1974

Now’s the time to support your local and independent press – the OB Rag – the online newspaper for Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Especially these days in the Time of Trump.

Trump has called the free press, “the enemy of the people.” So, now is when the people – our readers – need to respond.

We’re half way to our summer fundraising goal of $1,000 – we’ve received $520 up to now from supporters and readers since Friday when we started this campaign. Help us to achieve the remainder this week.

Back in the old days, during the 1970s when the OB Rag was an actual paper newspaper, the staff would leave stacks of the folded issues on counters in storefronts and businesses across OB, and on top of each stack was a large coffee can with a sign for donations. And no one would touch the contents of those cans. In large measure, that’s how the OB Rag survived in those days – through contributions from residents and businesses of the community.

Likewise today, the online OB Rag – now in our 10th year – has survived on donations from our readers, supporters and businesses who take out ads.

It’s how we roll.

So, we’re asking our friends to step up and help us with contributions in order to cover our costs.

Here’s some recent reasons for keeping us around.

 How to Support Us

Send us a one-time donation via our PayPal button on the homepage;

Become a regular monthly contributor; via PayPal on the homepage;

Send us a check made out to “OB Rag” to:

OB Rag
PO Box 7012
Ocean Beach, CA 92167

Have a business or non-profit – take out an advertisement – we have great rates for locals;

Send us photos, poetry, musings, observations, or volunteer to help us cover local events and meetings.

So, help us keep the OB Rag alive and well – send us a donation during this Summer campaign.

The original OB Rag was first published in the fall of 1970 – and we’re still here 47 years later – okay there’s been some gaps – but with your help, we’d like to be around another 47 years.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie July 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Within 10 minutes of this posting, we received a $100 donation from OB. Thanks so much.


Frank Gormlie July 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

If you click on the OB Rag cover images, you’ll get a near-legible version.


OB Joe July 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Cheese and rice! Full frontal nudity on that old version of the Ocean Beach Rag???


Marc Snelling July 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Early May 1974 – I remember that date – it’s when I was born :-P


Frank Gormlie July 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Nice. And thanks dude.


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