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Mill Valley Patch Turns One!

We launched a year ago today, hoping to do our part in giving this city and its surroundings the coverage it deserves. Share your thoughts below about what we've done right and where we can improve.

, we were just getting to know each other. I had spent some years at the Marin Independent Journal covering an array of subjects, but never Mill Valley specifically. I loved what I knew of this town, but I knew that if we'd ever produce a local community website that was worthy of Mill Valley, I had my work cut out for me.

Since then, we've done what we promised: we've worked our butts off and dug deeply into this community at every level. We've tried to be a presence at as many events as possible, from the biggies like the and the to smaller-yet-vital ones like and 's . And we've stuck it out at seemingly endless City Council and school board meetings, knowing that it's our job to be your eyes and ears.

But while we're thrilled to have a year under our belts, this site has never really been about myself and the excellent group of writers and photographers that have built it.

It's about you. Mill Valley Patch strives to be more than a web-only version of the local newspaper. We want to be the place where local groups share events, announcements, blog posts, photos and videos with one another. More than anything, we want you to tell us what you want this site to be.

So as we sit back for a (brief) minute, take a breath and celebrate our first birthday, we want to use this opportunity to get your feedback on what we've done so far. Are we on the right track? What have we missed? Where can we get better? Let us know. And thanks for checking us out!

Brent Ainsworth June 29, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Major congrats, Jim. Fantastic job. I'll hoist one in your honor ...
trubee schock June 29, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Jim, Great writing, great coverage of Mlll Valley community events and people. You write write articles about both Mill Valley history and what's up and coming. Your coverage was sorely needed. Trubee Schock
Liz Greer/ Mill Valley Life June 29, 2011 at 09:56 PM
Congratulations, Jim and team! Liz
leslie reiber June 30, 2011 at 01:10 AM
We're all enjoying your work. Thanks!
Mike S June 30, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Keep up the good work and I hope the Mill Valley Patch community continues to grow!
Linda Rosso June 30, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Great work, Jim and the Patch team!
Jennifer Latimer June 30, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Fabulous work and accurate reporting! Look forward to my "Patch" each week. Keep it up. Jenn Latimer
Erma Murphy June 30, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Love the MV Patch. Great work Jim and team.
Rufus Jeffris July 01, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Great work, Jim and team. You've created a valuable forum for news, information and community. Thanks

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