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The Patch is Dead

Well, R.I.P Mill Valley Patch.  I've know you for so long, yet it's been many weeks since you've enlightened me, even a  little bit, about what is happening in my own town of Mill Valley. (Well, anything that hasn't been some inane press release that is blowing smoke up someone's something or other.....) It is quite apparent, you have gone gently into that dark night.  I remember Jim Welte running around town, supporting all of the small business owners, finding a story in everyone and everything and now the Patch is  just 'nothing'. It's sad. I wonder if the locals can pick up on this void and create a news/website of our own.  I have no web savvy myself but if someone does, and decides to start a site please post it here.
Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce March 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM
http://www.enjoymillvalley.com/-blog.html
Ralston White March 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM
I have to agree with Robert. 16 towns is way, way too many for one person. Your whole premise requires intimate local knowledge. Without that you will be that site we used to visit. You seem to be cost-cutting yourself to death. 1 reporter per town - or RIP.
Autumn Johnson March 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM
@Ralston: I do agree that intimate knowledge one component to getting local stories but Patch has not had a one editor per site ratio for a long time now. Readers may not have realized that. I was handling 3 to 5 on my own for almost a year. Having said that, as I mentioned, many great stories come from residents and random tips they send media. We hope Mill Valley can send story ideas and tips to Renee as she gets to know your great community.
msullivan1010 March 22, 2014 at 02:40 AM
Really miss the old MV Patch!

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