Many might not realize it, but this past Saturday was an important milestone for Redondo Beach Patch: April 7 marked the second anniversary of the site's launch.
Since Nao Gunji opened the site two years ago, Redondo Beach has evolved from a simple news site to a community platform where people can read news, post news, post events, review local businesses, blog about their passions and more. We've also added a place where people can easily post photos and videos of the community, as well as a section to check local traffic.
Even in the last year, the site has worked with investigative journalism outlet California Watch on stories about , introduced a blogging platform, received multiple facelifts and handed out free coffee at in North Redondo Beach. We've also covered topics like the proposed repowering of , the transformation (and subsequent closure) of into , the debate over bringing the International Baccalaureate program to , the massive , the affect of domoic acid on local marine mammals and more.
As the site enters its third year—and I start my second year as editor—I hope to continue to make Redondo Beach Patch a go-to place for community information.
By the way—in honor of the two-year anniversary, on Friday at the , and everyone is invited! Meet your editor and some of her coworkers at the green Patch tent.
There will be cake, and possibly prizes. We'll also be giving away some nifty Patch tote bags for you to shop with.
See you there!
The Riviera Village Farmers Market is held weekly, rain or shine, at the corner of Avenue I and Catalina Avenue in Riviera Village from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.