Nearly 18 months ago, we began a journey here at Dublin Patch. And what a journey it's been.
I want to begin by thanking each and everyone of you who offered article suggestions, commented on a story and signed up to receive our .
Every Dublin Patch reader is valued, appreciated and should be thanked. A special thank you to all of the talented freelancers and Patch coworkers who have helped make this site what it is today.
I became the editor of Dublin Patch in July 2010, after making a big move across the country from Boston. It was a homecoming of sorts for me because I grew up in the Bay Area. After nearly 10 years in journalism, I'm proud to call the Tri-Valley my home. That won't change in the coming weeks, but my job will. I've accepted a job at NBC Bay Area and will be leaving Patch on Friday, March 9.
You all welcomed me into this community with open arms and for that, I'm thankful. You sat down with me at local coffee shops, called when you thought there was something we should report on and made a point to introduce yourselves at local events.
You made sure I knew what mattered in this community: a sense of pride, helping your neighbors and a dedication to making this city the best it can be. Those are just a few of the many other qualities that make Dublin the city it is today.
I was inspired by so many of you to volunteer in this community through our days at Patch. I will continue to volunteer with (you might remember ) and , which holds dog adoption events at Dublin's twice a month in the hopes of finding dogs forever homes. Many of you readers have adopted some of the dogs we've featured, including a . So don't be surprised if you still see me around town.
We've covered a lot of stories here in Dublin during this past year and a half. There are way too many to list, but in an effort to remember some of them I've put together a short video compilation (see attached video).
Our stories have not come without heartache. I sat down with on Sept. 11. And I met with . These are the stories that revealed the closeness of your community. They served as reminders that in a town of more than 45,000 people, you care about what's happening around you and in the lives of your neighbors.
We showed you , sat in on and reported when .
Remember the moment became ? Or, when ? We've traveled throughout the city to bring you our weekly and covered the opening of a long list of new businesses, including , , , , , and , among others.
Dublin is an , an award this city so greatly deserves. With your help, I know that this Patch will continue to grow.
Again, thank you for your time, your warm welcoming and for being devoted readers!
After March 9, readers should contact Associate Regional Editor David Mills or Regional Editor Kari Hulac with questions, concerns or story ideas. E-mail Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hulac at email@example.com.