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What Would You Like to See Patch Cover in 2013?

We're committed to bringing you the best in hyperlocal news - so what would you like to see more of in 2013?

Welcome, 2013!

Patch feels very honored and lucky to have you all as readers - and we're committed to bringing you the best in hyperlocal community-minded content.

So, we want to know - what would you like to see more of in 2013?

Is it more...

  • Local government and politics, such as coverage of the City Council, Planning Commission, and the like?
  • Business content, such as new businesses coming to town, why certain businesses are closing, and what it all means for the local economy and real estate?
  • Schools news?
  • Local arts and entertainment, such as the best local events going on around town?
  • More crime coverage, such as local crime trends, police blotters and the like?
  • Sports high school, club sports, youth sports leagues, local colleges
  • Or, more coverage of a particular issue in town, such as downtown development, traffic/congestion, or another?

And of course, Patch would like to have more local voices on the site, so we hope you'll consider blogging in 2013---the topic and frequency are up to you! Click on the blog link below for Belmont or San Carlos to learn how to get started.

Tell us what you want to see most on Patch in 2013 in the comments below.

 

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Ken V January 02, 2013 at 04:08 PM
I'm a fairly new resident (~2 yrs), and recently I had a curiousity about the laws that are specific to San Carlos, i.e. those that are in the books and those currently being considered. Does anybody know where I can go to learn about San Carlos laws? And if new laws are being considered for San Carlos, or if residents have ideas about new laws that should be created or suggested revisions to exisiting laws, it'd be interesting to read about them in the Patch.
Judi January 02, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I would like to see more content - yes, City politics, and Commissions updates, (like what is happening to the Video store-Chase Bank deal?); local business info & events; arts & entertainment. Don't want to know much more about crime, and perhaps there should be a separate school blog. I read the Lake Tahoe News online, which is like Patch. Their content is usually quite varied and is usually pretty interesting. For instance, there is a commentary letter from their new City Manager about the controversial "Snow Globe" music event which was held for the 2nd year at the ball-field adjacent to the Community College. Last year it was a nightmare, but after engaging committees involving organizers, the college, the City and Police, and the Community - the 2nd year was an amazing success, bringing much needed revenue into South Lake Tahoe. I find this information valuable. The newsletter acknowledges services and support provided to charitable organizations (e.g., Heavenly employees volunteering at the local soup kitchen). What's happening with Safeway's intention to expand? What happened to the Chase Bank application? What performances are lined up for Carlmont HS and NDNU? When will the new burger joint open on Ralston & EC Real? We can encourage more "engagement" in Belmont with moe information.
Judi January 02, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I'm sure you can access San Carlos City ordinances on the City website. Any changes are made by the City Council - contact the City Clerk for the Council email address.
Julie B January 02, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Would like to see more local college & high school reporting on events (theatre, sports, etc), senior happenings or events. More good natured stories of people in our community doing good deeds.
Ken V January 02, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Judi, thank you for the pointer. I did a quick search on the City of San Carlos website, it looks like ordinances are scattered throughout the site, however there doesn't look to be a single place to see the full listing. I'll look more thoroughly later to see if I'm missing something. Thanks again. -Ken
Judi January 02, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Hi Ken, Call the San Carlos City Clerk -- they have their hand on the pulse of everything. The City Clerk can provide you with all that info, and the best way to access it. Best.. Judi
Eric Saund January 02, 2013 at 06:00 PM
I would like to see only local news and NO state, national, international, or general interest stories that will show up in general news sources. Please send out Patch at most once per day unless there's a sizable emergency situation such as a major traffic jam somewhere nearby.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK January 22, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Patch is only one of many sources of news, so, its not the news per se where Patch shines, but people's opiniions about the subjects is where Patch shines. Having said that, I hope the eds keep comments in line by deleting useless back and forth that has already been said a thousand times. I hope that all really nasty attacks are immediately deleted. Some comedy is always nice. I love nostalgia, and I would like to see BLOG reserved for remember when....The way we were type of thing. Thank you for asking.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) January 22, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Thanks for your feedback Robert---you make some great suggestions. As editors, we do our best to try to moderate the comments, however, like you said, they do take on a life of their own at times, and we are working on ways to help keep commenters on topic. As far as a nostalgia blog--that's a great idea! Have you ever considered blogging? It's really easy and we can walk you through it---if you're interested, send me an email to joan.dentler@patch.com.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK January 22, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Hi Joan....i tried to reply but dont think it went through..If you think a good idea, pls set up a blog and you name it..I will put in some mems as a primer. Bob Fishback fishbackrobert@gmail.com

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