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Imperial Beach Is Blessed With One Free Press

This Photo has been doctored to make it look like people care!
This Photo has been doctored to make it look like people care!
This community owes a debt of gratitude to Khari for his long hours and dedication to providing an objective news bureau in Imperial Beach. If he does not get the Pulitzer Prize for reporting, it won't be for lack of effort. If AOL/ Huffington Post does fold up the Patch, this community should figure out a way to keep Khari on retainer and maintain a free and open press for community information and dialogue that isn't dominated by the politically powerful.
barbara August 09, 2013 at 02:04 PM
I applaud that idea! Count me in for support.
Marcus Boyd August 09, 2013 at 11:50 PM
I also agree, and would be more then happy to send my advertising $$ to Khari directly - instead of AOL! I'll even help add more advertisers to support a free press in Imperial Beach.
Shorebird August 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Lots of Gold Stars to Khari
Robin Clegg August 11, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Khari does a wonderful job!
Dante Pamintuan August 11, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Ed. This is a doctored up photo and probably not appropriate. It seems misleading. I was at the pier today wearing my yellow shirt and yellow Charger hat and no one was out there to show support for the PATCH...except Erika Lowery with her son Xavier, who showed up wearing her green PATCH logo shirt. Reporting facts usually makes for good journalism. Sensationalism usually falls into the National Enquirer category. Let's keep it factual and the PATCH will continue to thrive and get better and better.
Ed Kravitz August 11, 2013 at 09:02 PM
You could call it wishful thinking or artistic license perhaps? At least I'm in the spirit. Yes it's a photo from a long ago Sandcastle event that had been used on the old SaveiB.com website as a protest for making it illegal to feed the birds and a $100 fine. I'm sure someone who voted for that ordinance to fine tourist feeding birds saw it and recognized it. I kept waiting for someone to post a real photo. Just for future reference....Khari is the objective Editor and news person. I am quite clear about being Anti-encumbent and anti appointed government. I admit to being cynical and a disbeliever of most of their official spin based on conditioning from years of observation. I'm all for being an optimist...but even Jesus said not to cast your pearls before swine. Getting elected does not make anyone honorable. Transparent honest and moral behavior make one honorable. Saying the best is yet to come is pretty easy because pretty much everything these people have tried to do so far has screwed up and continue to cost the taxpayers "JILLIONS"... Wait till your % of the Bond Debt is added to your property taxes without a vote or referendum on raising your taxes. Wait till they Lien your house for their wasteful spending. Please be optimistic....but don't be a fool either?
Dante Pamintuan August 11, 2013 at 09:26 PM
The BEST is before us...not the Best is yet to come. Being an Optimist means working with what we already have and creating a future we truly want. Being optimistic about our future is also important. The future I want for my children is for them to be raised in Imperial Beach and be actively involved with their community. I am very optimistic about IB...I would be a fool not to believe in the BEST that IB has to offer and not to invest in a family home that will encourage, inspire and motivate our children for the future. IB has many flaws just like many other small towns, that is obvious, but the pros easily outweigh the cons. We are part of a diverse and unique community. I am proud and honored to be a part of it.
john carr August 12, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I actually love Imperial Beach as well. I am a little pessimistic however by the elected and appointed officials and the way they conduct what is supposed to be a democracy. I'm optimistic that the new City Manager will figure out a way to put future agendas in the adjudicated newspapers the weekend prior to future council meetings. I'm optimistic that the new city manager will be willing to place an item on agenda to make the streaming video available to local web providers and ending the monopoly to Cox Cable. I'm optimistic that Council may discontinue the Consent Agendas and openly and publicly read all expenditures into the record at each council meeting so that the public is better aware of how much money is being spent and for what. I'm optimistic that due process will resume in the future for the benefit of the community at large.
Khari Johnson (Editor) August 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Updates on the site — of any stripe — will be shared in an article or note. We'll circle back to this thread to let you know it has posted. Best, Khari Johnson
Fayette (Davis) Driskell August 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Having lived in IB in the "good ole days", & now living in the mid-west, I count a great privilege to be able to keep up on whats going on in IB..I had subscribed to the local p
Fayette (Davis) Driskell August 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM
oops..paper, which was a farce when it came to IB news. They did a bang up job on Coronado news tho.so, please..KEEP up the great job..there are many of us that really enjoy knowing whats going on & reading the public's feed-back..
Khari Johnson (Editor) August 20, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Great news! In case you haven't heard, IB and Coronado Patch are not going to close! Thanks to everyone for your support! I'll keep you updated about any possible changes going forward. Like always, please reach out to me if there's a story you think we should be writing about, if you need help posting to boards, starting a blog, etc.
Kay Kardian-Porter August 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Great news..thank Khari

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