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A Farewell Letter From the Pali Patch Editor

Sending a big thank you to the community and to the many contributors who have made being your editor at Pali Patch an amazing journey.

I have had the pleasure of serving as the editor for Pacific Palisades Patch for the past year and have had quite an incredible journey. So, it is a bittersweet moment to announce I will be leaving the post this evening.

Within the first few weeks on the job, I jumped right in to celebrate the 2011 graduating class, continued to write as Pali High alumni and staff kicked off the 50th anniversary celebrations, and gathered a team of photographers and videographers to cover the always .

With the site only being about six months old when I took the seat, this year was spent trying to figure out what resonates with Palisades readers, seeking out compelling bloggers who wish to share their voices with the community and hoping to make Pali Patch an online home for Palisadians.

Pali Patch is still very young … not even two years old. So, there is still quite a way to go, but I can also see how far it has come. And that's all thanks to the many contributors, bloggers and each and every neighbor who posted an event, shared comments on a story or sent in a news tip or two!

I am pleased to pass the torch on to , who comes to Pali Patch from Tiverton-Little Compton Patch in Rhode Island. Matt has been an editor on the east coast for nearly two years, so the site will be left in very good hands!

A big thank you to all of you who welcomed Pali Patch into your daily lives. Many of you also welcomed me personally into your homes, businesses and allowed me to clutter your Inbox with emails and call you after your long days at work. You made me feel like I was your longtime neighbor, and I sincerely appreciate your kindness.

All the best,

Amanda Salem

Laura Tompkins June 15, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I hope you have found a great job somewhere Amanda. Thank you for always being so fair, honest and prompt with replies to my blog. I hope Matt has all your skills. Be well! Laura
Steve Wolcott June 15, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Congrats on a job well done. I enjoyed working with you. Best of luck with your future endeavors. Steve Wolcott Patch Contributor
Lisa Phillips Visca June 15, 2012 at 03:20 PM
What an amazing gift you gave to our community. Every morning, we look forward to inspirational photos, local news events and updates. Good luck to you! Lisa Phillips Visca
LG Taylor June 15, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Amanda - you were an absolutely amazing editor! Spirited, diligent, engaging, passionate, dedicated to the community... shall I go on? The Patch was very, very fortunate to have had you as an editor. And all of us within the community and outside of it, were greatly impacted by your enthusiasm and genuine heart! You are going to continue to shine on the next leg of your journey! Thanks for everything! Many hugs, LG
Danielle Bracamonte June 15, 2012 at 04:34 PM
It was such a pleasure working with you!
joe lee June 15, 2012 at 04:37 PM
I always looked forward to your articles. It was a way to connect to the community. My wife and I wish you well.
Jared Morgan June 15, 2012 at 04:40 PM
It was great working with you, Amanda. Take care.
Christy Dennis June 15, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I want to extend my wishes for your continued success, wherever your journey takes you! As a former TV journalist, I also want to commend you on a job well done! You have definitely brought the Palisades Patch into our community, with great news, spot news, photos and compelling stories and you will be missed! All the best, Christy. Christy Dennis President Marquez Knolls Property Owners Assn
Tamar Springer June 15, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Thank you, Amanda, for doing a great job at the Palisades Patch. Also, thanks for much for taking such an interest in my karate activities. Wishing you all the best in your future pursuits! Warm regards, Tamar Springer
Michael j. Allport June 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I cannot express anything more elegantly nor accurately than what has been written above. I thank you for all the professional and enthusiastic assistance. I hope you find great contentment and joy in the future. Best of luck to you!!! Misha Allport-Brasil
Kelly Hartog (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Amanda -your new boss's gain is our loss. We'll miss you! You're a rock star. Don't be a stranger...
Duke Hesby June 15, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Good luck Amanda!!! Wherever you're going, they'll be super lucky to have you. You've made my days brighter and my world smaller -- which I think is the point of this whole Patch thing. The Palisades will miss you ;)
Melinda June 15, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I will miss my daily visit with you at Pali Patch. I wish you all the best in whatever you do. Thank you and God Bless!!! Melinda
Amanda Salem June 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Thank you, everyone, for all your comments! It has been such a pleasure and your kind words have wrapped up my last day perfectly. Here's to all the new adventures that lie ahead! Cheers, Pali Patch!
June Payne June 16, 2012 at 06:24 PM
We will miss you and I know you will make a contribution wherever you work! Thank you. June Payne
barb June 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Dear Amanda,I am going to miss your articles. I hope you will let us Palisadians know where you are going. PLEASE keep in touch. thank you....Barbara Davis

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