It’s been a long night of finalizing some stories and attempting some quick fixes, but Walnut Creek Patch, the new daily local news site I’m editing is live.
Today, you can check out: My film debut in which I talk about Walnut Creek Patch, and why I’m excited to be doing this new job. Many thanks to a talented local auteur for helping me to not look like an idiot.
But more interestingly:
But more interestingly:
- How Northgate High’s music director got a last-minute reprieve from losing his job due to Mt. Diablo Unified School District budget cuts.But music education is still threatened.
- The new wave in Walnut Creek’s downtown dining scene. Maybe these restaurateurs are not fools for opening up stylish new spots.
- How the City Council is hashing out proposed cuts and fee increases to make up for a $20 million shortfall in the 2010-12 city budget. And how they want to hold onto certain programs, including crossing guards and the downtown trolley.
- How Rossmoor residents are getting medical marijuana delivered to their homes, getting around bans and moratoriums in Walnut Creek and other cities on pot clubs.
- How a 7-year-old girl’s handling of an emergency shows why all kids need to learn 911 basics.
- What it’s like to have your dad as your high school principal. The sons of Las Lomas High principal Pat Lickiss ‘fess up.
Also, there’s sports! No, not written by me. Heaven forbid. But here’s a story about Las Lomas HIgh women exiting the women’s softball playoffs.
6 thoughts on “It’s Alive: Walnut Creek Patch has launched”
for me, your isolated focus on just WC will leave me uninspired – I liked how you took one a bigger geography – hope you continue that here – our lives are not just WC
Old Grouchy Grump
Dear Old Grouchy Grump,
That is a possibility. That I'll use this blog to write about more broader suburban issues…
I just want you to know that most of us are not grouchy. We want to support what you are doing and we are happy for you. I think it will be much more interesting than the CCtimes. Thank you for taking this courageous step. Don't let the nay sayers take away from this special launch day. For a minute, I thought i was back in the midwest, “Oh you can't do that…never work, not good enough,…too risky…in other words “stay where you are and don't grow”. I'm not just talking about the old grouch, but others earlier today, too.
Good for you and congratulations!
Wow, the patch thing is awesome. You have no idea how much of a service you provide the community of walnut creek. What you're doing really means a lot to many people. No matter what anyone ever says in these comments, just remember there are so many others who are not commenting that really appreciate what you're doing.
Congratulations, Martha. You're the perfect person for this job. You have the enthusiasm, talent and smarts to do it justice. And you don't seem crazy at all–much more fair and balanced, I imagine.
To my mind one and all must go through this.