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Taylor Wiles

Taylor Wiles
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I am the guest editor at Pacifica Patch. Originally from a small town on the coast of Maine, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Colorado Springs, and have lived in the Bay Area for the past three years. I've reported for High Country News, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Bold Italic, and KRCC and KVNF public radio stations in Colorado. I've also worked for Mother Jones and San Francisco magazine, and I'm a founding editor of the tablet magazine, Once. After writing for San Bruno, South SF, and Belmont Patch sites, I'm excited to contribute to local news coverage and the community conversation in Pacifica. Feel free to contact me with tips, questions, or concerns, at pacificapatch@gmail.com.

Recent Contributions

Light the Night Event in Pacifica Celebrates Community

Light the Night Event in Pacifica Celebrates Community

Several dozen families of Sunset Ridge Elementary in Pacifica gathered in the school’s outdoor courtyard Thursday night for a community-building event in response to the deadly shooting at
Holiday Safety Tips: Remember the Little Things

Holiday Safety Tips: Remember the Little Things

With the holidays just around the corner, here are useful tips to staying safe and keeping the season stress-free.
All Souls Catholic School's First Preschool Program Now Open

All Souls Catholic School's First Preschool Program Now Open

The school is a week into its first school year for children ages 3 to 5 and is currently taking applications.
Father Accused of Kidnapping Pleads Not Guilty

Father Accused of Kidnapping Pleads Not Guilty

The man who allegedly stole a yacht in Alameda, abducted his two kids from South City and boated to Monterey appeared in court today.
Father Accused of Abduction Appears In Court

Father Accused of Abduction Appears In Court

The man who allegedly abducted his two toddlers and fled with them on a yacht stolen from Alameda made his first appearance in court Monday afternoon.
Sighting Reported of Yacht With Kidnapped Children

Sighting Reported of Yacht With Kidnapped Children

A commercial fisherman reported seeing a yacht that fit the description. Coast Guard was on its way this morning to the reported area.
Zombie Bees: Scientific Study Needs You

Zombie Bees: Scientific Study Needs You

Learn to be a zombie bee hunter on a new SF State website. Sick bees have been found on the Peninsula, and parasite season will ramp up in August.
Zombie Bees: Scientific Study Needs You

Zombie Bees: Scientific Study Needs You

Learn to be a zombie bee hunter on a new SF State website. Sick bees have been found on the Peninsula, and parasite season will ramp up in August.
City Council Meeting Results

City Council Meeting Results

Council members address US-101 and Route 35 projects, as well as LAFCo and a possible curfew on commercial construction.
Nominate the Best Gift Shop in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Gift Shop in Pacifica

Let us know the best gift shop in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Pub in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Pub in Pacifica

Let us know the best pub in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Preschool in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Preschool in Pacifica

Let us know the best preschool in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in Pacifica

Let us know the best family-friendly restaurant in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Movie Theater For Pacifica

Nominate the Best Movie Theater For Pacifica

Let us know the best movie theater for Pacifica folks so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Upcoming City Council Meeting Agenda

Upcoming City Council Meeting Agenda

On Monday, Pacifica City Council will meet to address the San Pedro Creek bridge project, Recology rate adjustments, and more.
Surf Spot: New Pacifica Restaurant Opens Today

Surf Spot: New Pacifica Restaurant Opens Today

Derek Burns and crew are opening a new restaurant that celebrates Northern California and Pacifica culture and has an open-air music venue out back.
Nominate the Best Italian Food in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Italian Food in Pacifica

Let us know where to find the best Italian food in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed in Pacifica

Let us know the best place to get your car fixed in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Sports Bar in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Sports Bar in Pacifica

Let us know the best sports bar in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Nominate the Best Place to Bike in Pacifica

Nominate the Best Place to Bike in Pacifica

Let us know the best place to bike in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.