You've been coming to Watsonville Patch since we launched to get unique, quality reporting, engaging stories and video, and a place to connect and converse with your community. Now there is a bigger team devoted to Watsonville Patch.
Jacob Bourne, Rachel Stern and Derek Wilson have been local editors with Patch since 2010 and 2011, cultivating and nurturing sites around the San Francisco Bay area.
The three editors have worked with their fellow Patch editorial teams in a number of capacities, covering myriad news beats and developing thoughtful and engaging content.
Together, this team of journalists hopes to bring the same caliber of content readers have grown to expect from their respective sites and more. They'll be joined by Associate Regional Editor Genevieve Bookwalter, who brings years of experience and wisdom, and Community Editor Eve Pearlman, who was the local editor of Alameda Patch.
So let us take a minute to catch readers up to speed.
What's Next for Watsonville Patch?
Watsonville Patch will continue to provide high-quality reporting and engaging stories and videos. But it’s also interactive, and we're hoping you will help us by providing fresh ideas, sharing community connections, and milk every last ounce of potential out of it.
News is no longer a one-way road in which us journalists only deliver content to you readers. Technology has changed that. This town is yours, and we're challenging you to play a role in the sharing of news and information. Here are just a few ways to do that on Watsonville Patch, all of which are just a click away.
- Want to voice your opinion about a hot button issue or share information, resources from your local club or community group? – Post a blog.
- Want to say something about a story on the site? – Post a comment.
- Want to publicize an event? – Add it to our calendar.
- Want to share a photo or video with the community? – Add it to our neighborhood gallery, or upload photos to any Watsonville Patch story.
- Want to share a press release? – Post an announcement.
- Are you a business owner? Claim and update your listing, or add some info about a new shop coming to town.
We’ll always be here reporting on issues. But we don’t want you to just sit back and wait around while we do it. You’re sitting on too much valuable information, and we want you to know that this site is a landing place for all things Watsonville – whether it be a government scandal, a little league game or an upcoming festival.
Bookmark this site right now and remember that the Watsonville community is just a few clicks away from you at all times. Also make sure to sign up for our newsletter and like our page on Facebook. And share the site with your friends, family and neighbors!