Sunday, July 15, 2007

Our Back Fence

There's an exciting, new project brewing in San Diego's east county, and soon we'll be reading the inaugural issue of Our Back Fence. Much of the East County of San Diego is covered by Congressional District 52 which has been represented by Duncan Hunter since 1980. Every term he runs with little or no competition, and some of the most conservative communities in San Diego can be found in this area. The east county is primarily considered to encompass Santee, Lakeside, La Mesa, Spring Valley, El Cajon and all surrounding communities extending eastward to the Imperial County line. It's been strongly and consistently "red" for many years, in part because there have been precious few outlets or resources for liberals or progressives in that region. That is about to change.

I am so pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Our Back Fence, the first-ever progressive online community magazine for San Diego's East County. According to the publisher, Miriam Raftery...Our new magazine will include Internet TV interviews, a Soapblox blog plus editorials and reader comments, polls and interactive features on hot topics such as “Blackwater in the Backwater.” Coverage will include labor, poverty and social justice, healthcare, energy, environment, candidate profiles, a “how they voted” section, land use, election integrity, media reform, and local politics. We’ll also have just-for-fun features, such as festival previews and “Back Country Eater” restaurant reviews, encouraging people to pass our magazine on to friends.


I'm beyond thrilled.

I can't wait.

This will be a powerful tool, and a shiny new soapbox for those of us who face the overwhelming right wing bias of the San Diego media, and the often-times extreme conservative mindset of eastern San Diego. Together we will make this exciting and much needed change in San Diego's east county. If you live in San Diego and are interested in contributing to this effort you're welcome and encouraged to contact Miriam Raftery. If you would like to contribute articles, features, photography, or to help build the distribution list, please email Miriam at We are also looking for additional sponsors and donations which for now will be accepted by way of the East County United website. Please indicate that you're making this donation for Our Back Fence.

I can hardly wait and I'll be certain to announce the inaugural issue as soon as it's online!

Ed note: the corrected contact address is


Blogger nunya said...

:) :) :)

Holy moly woman, makes me wish I lived in East County!!!


7/15/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear terry,

great posts! we want to sign wave in La Mesa again sometime this week: ENOUGH!

peace, peter

7/15/2007 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Let me know if you do!

7/18/2007 08:12:00 PM  

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