Dear OB Rag Readers – Without More Support We May Have to Cut Back Our Coverage of the Village

by on August 1, 2018 · 11 comments

in Ocean Beach

Dear reader – can you imagine no monthly reports coming to you about the Ocean Beach Planning Board meetings? Or nothing about the Peninsula Community Planning Board or the Midway planning committee meetings?

Or no reports about the status of all the construction projects around the village?

No reports on what the OB Town Council is up to? No more updates on OB’s merchant community? No more local news round-ups?

This could happen if our readers don’t offer the OB Rag more support. We’re in our summer fundraising campaign and have nearly made half of our goal of $2,000 in the first 3 days. But offerings have stalled.

Be like the spouse of an OB Town Council member who sent us $100. Or like a member of the Friends of the OB Library who sent $25. Even a conservative reader sent us $50.

We do have bills and costs and we do pay our writers some, but if more donations don’t materialize we’ll have to cut back on Geoff Page’s interesting commentaries on some of the local volunteer planning committees (we’ll miss his dry wit) or cut down on restaurant reviews and other human interest stories.

Obviously, we’re on the internet and internet is still free. But we are part and parcel of San Diego’s press, and a true free press is just simply not free. Somebody has to do it – and for the past 11 years, we’ve been doing it. But only because our readers and supporters allow us to continue.

So, please make a donation today. Use our PayPal button at the top of the page or mail us at:

OB Rag
PO Box 7012
Ocean Beach CA 92167

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

OB Joe August 1, 2018 at 2:06 pm

This is not a good time to slash news about what’s coming down in the Midway these days and in the time ahead. Some heavy stuff is happening and OB and PL will definitely be affected.

I wish to join the OBrag staff in appealing to readers to step up.


Molly August 1, 2018 at 2:07 pm

You pay your writers??? Wow, did not know that.


Frank Gormlie August 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm

Thanks so much – another total of $320 has been posted to our Paypal account.


Doug Blackwood August 1, 2018 at 8:23 pm

Its coming Frank: I have to wait for my next check!


Frank Gormlie August 2, 2018 at 10:38 am

Dear readers and supporters: to date – we’ve had $1500 in donations!


Frank Gormlie August 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

As of this morning, we have just $250 to go to meet our fundraising goal of $2,000!


Frank Gormlie August 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

We have only $250 to go to meet our goal of $2000. (Earlier I was mistaken about the total.)


pamela drechsel August 6, 2018 at 9:31 am

Hi, Frank. How do I contribute?


Frank Gormlie August 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

At the right hand top of this page, there’s a green PayPal button; click on it and it will direct you to how to send us a donation; other than that, you can send it by mail to “OB Rag” at OB Rag, PO Box 7012, Ocean Beach, CA 92167. Thank you Pamela.


OB Joe August 4, 2018 at 2:36 pm

This is awesome, guys. Good job OBRag readers.


Frank Gormlie August 6, 2018 at 11:21 am

We’re only $110 from our goal of 2 Grand.


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