Today is my last day as the editor of Temecula Patch, and I want to thank you.
As you read the articles I wrote and edited, you gave me I don't know how many hours of your life. I can never pay you back for that. Thank you.
Many of you sent me news tips, via email, phone calls, text messages. They really helped. We acted on a lot of those tips, and they turned into really cool stories.
Others gave me feedback, and that helped me direct how we run the site. Many of you commented on the stories, which added a lot of interesting stuff. Heck, a lot of times, the comments are more interesting than the story!
Occasionally, one of you wrote a nice email to tell me how much you enjoy the site. To you, I really want to say thanks. Those were the highlight of my week. That's a big part of what kept me going.
I'm leaving Patch for another opportunity -- no good things last forever, after all -- but I'll still be reporting on southwest Riverside County, so if you see me on the street, in the grocery store, at a coffee house, I hope you'll say hi. That would really make my week!
As for Temecula Patch, I feel as though it were my baby. I started the site in October, 2010, under the command of Regional Editor Aldrin Brown, who is still my boss -- until the end of today, that is. He's a great guy, and he's going to take care of the site until we find a replacement.
Thank you for making my job a pleasure. I hope I've helped you in some small way in your lives. I don't like to say goodbye, so I'll just steal a line from a journalist who was much better than me and say good night, and good luck.