Fellow Patch Editor in Sherman Oaks Says 'Good-Bye': A Personal Message from Doug Kriegel

I will be leaving Sherman Oaks Patch, it's been a terrific experience.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm very sad to see my friend and mentor Doug Kriegel leaving, but he has promised that he will continue to help out with great stories like he has before. See links some of his work below under his message to his Sherman Oaks readers.   —m)


It's been my pleasure  to be the Editor at Sherman Oaks Patch. We hope you're enjoying the site, and finding it to be relevant and informative.

We track neighborhood news, stories that the larger media often don't cover. This is a business that has not been tried before on the scale that Patch is doing it. More than 800 neighborhood news sites have been launched across the country.

After a year and a half, I'm leaving my position to devote myself to individual stories and videos, in other communities around Southern California. It's been a  challenge and a lot of fun trying to keep up with what's happening in Sherman Oaks.

We covered stories on potholes, pizza, and the police. Lots more. Don't forget the woman who wants to raise chickens in her back yard. And of course, we tried to answer the question: where do you find the best Mexican food in town.

There's a reason why Sherman Oaks has not lost its cozy village atmosphere, people here have been vigilant to maintain a certain "neighborhood feel" to the community.

Residents have fought hard, on a regular basis, to preserve that local quality.

There are still lots of good stories to be told and Patch will be here to tell them.

If you want to reach me, I'll be at DougKriegel@yahoo.com



Sherry Revord April 12, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Your coverage of Sherman Oaks has been invaluable to Patch readers, Doug. I extend special thanks and appreciation for the in-depth reporting you did on the Sherman Oaks/East Vally Adult Center during my tenure as Executive Director there. The stories of our community elders need to be told and you did it with compassion and respect. Best wishes in your new pursuits! Sherry Revord
E.M. Fredric April 15, 2012 at 09:45 PM
I'm going to miss you, Doug. Always fair about sharing stories from patch to patch when relevant. Good luck to you and what a pleasure and joy you've been.


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