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robin goldsworthy March 27, 2014 at 09:19 PM
AOL owned Patch before selling it to Hale.
Leigh Justice April 01, 2014 at 11:43 AM
@John, I was thinking the same thing last few times I tried to find LOCAL news & info here. Read MoreWha t a waste of time. I think it's gone downhill since Nicolle Charky left. She was into it & got people involved. A little enthusiasm, replies to followers & once again..wait for it...LOCAL news, info, gossip, announcements, etc. is what made this our Patch. Isn't that the friggin' point!? Patch defines itself as: "Simply put, Patch is an innovative way to find out about, and participate in, what's going on near you. We're a community-specific news, information and engagement platform driven by passionate and experienced new media professionals. Patch is revolutionizing the way neighbors connect with each other, their communities, and the national conversation. " Hmmmm....not in about a year, in my estimation. Did some Googling & found Nicolle's farewell. I don't know her, but I came to know her writing, humor & interest as well as her name...synonymous with Montrose Patch - for a reason. She connected. BRAVO, girl...onward to the LA Times. http://montrose.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/nicole-charky-patch-goodbye All that's left now are a bunch of re-posted trending items on subjects I don't give a BEEP about. "Around Town" news was last updated 2/6/14 with generic SoCal Flex Alert info, the Police & Fire Blog was one day more recent - 2/7/14, and Top News was heart-stopping! Muffin Tin Frittatas & some Zillow real estate crap. Ooh, that's hometown journalistic magic right there! I don't care that AOL (geez, they're still around!? Shows you my level of disinterest...since they charged by the minute about 20 years ago, I haven't cared for them much) owned/owns it, or that some other venture capital/investment/turnaround group took it over...Hale something? Hale Bopp? Isn't that a cult? Or a comet? That might be preferable and a better explanation than the reality. It figures that a New York based company is behind Patch now as we see it wither on the vine, losing the charm, appeal and now apparently the attention of individual communities along with the direction it was once headed. Are they too fast-paced and corporate for Patch? I can find what's trending in LA, CA or the USA splashed all over other sites. I want to run away from the spoon-fed sheeple and know what is actually happening in real time within a few mile radius, banter with others concerned about Meatball or what happened on the 2 or 210, comment on strange hill person sightings...and at one time, Patch was there. I saw a how-do-you-like-us-now type thing at the bottom of the page. Though they won't like it and may not even care, I might take them up on their offer to let me spout off on how OUR Patch has become GENERIC standard Patch...repetitive, uninteresting, sadly lacking and not worth visiting.
Leigh Justice April 01, 2014 at 11:44 AM
....and so much for preserving my formatting. I had nice paragraphs, I swear!
Rose Walker Amescua March 15, 2014 at 02:56 PM
I stopped going due to the lack of cleanliness. I don't remember how I was treated but, the frontRead Mored oor alone was so filthy that I thought if they couldn't be bothered to get out some Windex for a quick spray and wipe, God only knows how bad the kitchen itself is kept.
Christina Cauble March 15, 2014 at 03:55 PM
Totally agree with you if thats the case!
Denise March 15, 2014 at 07:38 PM
I couldn't agree more. I looove love love Wow Bento. I have tried to stay there to eat a fewRead Moretime s, but it is so dirty and yuuky, that I end up leaving to go home or anywhere else to eat the food. And, yes, it always makes you wonder about the kitchen. That is the whole problem with eating out.
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