Cupertino Patch was born one year ago today and I’d like to thank Cupertino for embracing this new community hub of news, information and conversation.
The year has been an eventful one for the city—and through some of the heartbreaking tragedies that occurred over the year, I’ve come to find many caring, giving people in Cupertino. People who stand by their friends, family and neighbors and see them through tough times, and help them reach happier moments.
There is a rich diversity here evident in the people, ethnic grocery stores, restaurants, and enrichment educational programs found throughout the city. So many people have been generous enough to introduce me to the various cultures and traditions; it is such a treat for me, and I thank you for sharing.
I hope you will continue to find Cupertino Patch every day as we work with you to evolve it into a virtual town square where you can go to meet up with friends, seek advice, find important—and sometimes just fun—news and events, and use it as a place to create positive change in the city.
It’s already begun on Patch with a grassroots effort by a handful of your neighbors—the Friends of Cupertino Transit System—who are putting their very-smart heads together to bring about solutions to things such as improving the traffic conditions and bringing in a commuter transit system. Watch, and join us as we continue to grow with them.
I’ve had a fabulous team of reporters, columnists and Local Voices bloggers support me and work to make Cupertino Patch a success.
Please let us know how we’re doing in your eyes—what do you like on the site? What do you want to see more of, or less of? What can we do better?
Thank you all for your support, and for reading Cupertino Patch!