THE SAN DIEGO FREE PRESS IS RE-BORN

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June 20, 2012 (San Diego)--A brand new online news and commentary daily has appeared in San Diego. It's the San Diego Free Press - SanDiegoFreePress.org - and was launched by the OB Rag (obrag.org) last week.  It aims to provide progressive views and neighborhood news. 
The name San Diego Free Press is from San Diego's first Sixties underground newspaper that was published here in 1968-69. Several of the writers for the current online version wrote for the paper version many moons ago. 

The San Diego Free Press has an Editorial Board that forms policy and manages the daily posting for the online project. The Editorial Board includes veteran citizen journalists Annie Lane, Andy Cohen, Anna Daniels, Doug Porter, Frank Gormlie, and Shane Finneran.

Among the first stories on the site is a piece titled The Starting Line: SDG&E’s Trojan Horse; Koch brothers confab set for San Diego. It details problems consumers can face if they sign up for the utility’s new  prepayment plan for electric bills. Other recent stories include a piece critical of Obama on labor issues and a story on what leaked documents reveal about behind-closed-doors rewriting of the Trans-Pacific trade partnership.