There is not much new news- the story is pretty well out there. I see the blog has been viewed many thousands of times, including regularly even seven years after the disaster. I saw regular posts in the memorial guest book by submariners and their families. I noted one post indicating questions about Ashley in a submarine qualification board, leading me to believe he is well remembered in the active duty force.
My own two sons are both in Submarine Force today- one on a boomer, so far away in Washington state, the other now at a new-construction boat in Newport News, but going back to sea within a year. I cannot imagine the thought of such a wreck as San Francisco ever happening with one of my sons on it.
MM2(SS) Joey Ashley is a hero who gave the ultimate.