Letter From the New Editor …

There’s a new Pacifica Patch editor in town and she could really use your help.

Hello Pacifica!

I’m Christa Bigue, your new Pacifica Patch editor, ready to make your life in P-Town even better and easier with more comprehensive and relevant news and information that you’ve come to trust since the site first launched in 2010.

As the new editor of Pacifica Patch, I look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories. If you see me around town (usually in Uggs or flip flops) or at the beach (surfing Linda Mar with my kids and husband), don't be afraid to say hi and tell me what you want to see on Patch.

We all know, there's no shortage of great (and sometimes not-so-great) things going on around town. That’s why I need your help.

As a Patch user, you can:

• Upload your own photos and videos.

• Share your perspectives by blogging for us.

• Submit your own events, announcements, and reviews.

• Comment on articles and participate in discussions.

• Claim your business listing in our directory.

• Receive our morning newsletter with daily headlines and breaking news alerts.

• Write a letter to the editor and send your story/content ideas to me at christa.bigue@patch.com.

I’m also Patch editor of your neighbor on the other side of Devil’s Slide, so I hope you two play nicely together. “Pathetica” comments from Half Moon Bay Patch users will not be tolerated. Besides, we all know it’s really “Terrifica” anyway!

And don't worry, experienced journalist , who's been guest editing Pacifica Patch these past few months, isn't going far. As a matter of fact, you'll be seeing his byline from time to time on the site.

So stay engaged with the site to keep up with community news and events, check out photos and videos from around town, and learn more about local businesses and nonprofits and the people behind them. Tell your friends and family to join Pacifica Patch as well.

My hope is that the site continues to strengthen the community and improve the lives of residents, but again, I can't do it without you! So get to it!

Your Pacifica Patch editor,


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Christa Bigue August 20, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Thank you, Erika! I remember Camden holding office hours, I think at Starbucks. It's a great idea and I may just do that! Thanks for reminding me. I'll let you know when and where ... sometime soon.
Erika Rigling August 20, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Thanks for your reply, Christa. Camden held two office meetings...one at Starbucks in LM...(that was Monday or Tuesday around 6PM or so...and the other was I think at Chit Chat on a different day.) I met him at Linda Mar 2 or 3 times...He showed me how to get into the event area and how to post there and also a start on the blogging, but I need more help with that. Active in two non-profits in town, I need to know how to access the events area quickly. There are a few places there that I get hung up on...so set a day and time, and I will be happy to meet you.
Deb Wong August 21, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Thanks, Crista! :)
Laurel August 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I like reading Patch~ once I start, I don't stop until hours later! I just read a comment left somewhere else here on patch regarding the importance of proofreading & error correction before publication. Another commentator tried to justify the errors and then a little argument ensued in which I was very tempted to chime in but decided to find a more appropriate section. I'm glad grammar & punctuation was mentioned by another commentator. It is a ridiculous excuse to say, "sometimes it is more important to get the word out and go back and edit later". It takes 2 minutes to proofread & correct! It's the errors that detract from the point of the article, not the comments about the errors. As the new editor, I hope you will have high standards for the writing that is published. A respectable publication should set an example for it's readers with proper usage of grammar & punctuation. I mean, what kind of message does it send if professional writing in a news publication is littered with careless errors and confusing headlines like the SF Chronicle?
Christa Bigue August 24, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Thanks for your comment, Laurel! I agree that it's very distracting to read something littered with typos and grammatical errors, although mistakes do happen. Patch editors really try to publish clean copy so I will continue to do that for our news and features. When it comes to comments and blog posts, however, it is my hope that those contributors will proofread their own work which will help establish their own credibility.


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