Mingle With the Patch Editors and Writers Tonight

The public is invited to meet the columnists, editors and bloggers of the local Patches tonight at The Federal Bar. It's FREE, no RSVP required.

Come on over and meet the people who bring you your Patch! Families are welcome. No need to RSVP (unless you're a Patch writer, we'll add you to the list below.)

Doug Kriegel from Sherman Oaks, Craig Clough from North Hollywood/Toluca Lake, Anna King taking over for Lauren Rosenblum for Encino, Mike Szymanski of Studio City, Saul Daniels of Chatsworth and many others are expected to come. Those are just the editors!

Most of the Patches in the San Fernando Valley are turning one year old around this time of the year, and we are inviting all the people we've written about, and people we've yet to write about to come over and meet us all in person.

Next Monday evening, Sept. 26, come over to from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a no-host public event to meet the people who put together Patch. There will be light food provided, but the full menu of The Federal will be available for purchase upstairs.

Stay tuned for who will be there for sure, but we will invite all the columnists, editors and bloggers from the local Patches.

So far, RSVPs have included:

Mike Roos, former State Assembly Majority Leader

Richard Katz, former California Assembly Majority Leader, and present member of the MTA of Los Angeles County


World's youngest red carpet interviewer

Former L.A. City Councilman David S. Cunningham

 columnist for 

, Dr. Shira Miller

Sean Salsbury, the Movie Film Show

Cathy Flynn writer for

The very pregnant

  Susan McMartin

's Debra Graff

's Ilona Saari

 writer Don Helverson

Garden Clippings columnist Marla Hart

, journalist

 writer Mary McGrath

 writer Nicole Kristal

Comedian Mikhail Tank

Filmmaker , Coffee House Bastard

, People, Places & Property

Police reporter

Saul Daniels, Chatsworth Patch editor

, Chatsworth Patch writer

, Chatsworth Patch writer

, Chatsworth arts columnist

My Daily Find's , Shop & Dine, Tasty Tidbits, etc.

Craig Clough, North Hollywood Patch

, North Hollywood writer (and Craig's wife)

Past edtior of Encino Patch, Lauren Rosenblum

Doug Kriegel, Sherman Oaks Patch

Members of the

past president of the SCNC

Members of the

Joe Goodman, who writes the column for the North Hollywood and Studio City Patches will be master of ceremonies to bring up some of the writers, columnists, bloggers and editors to speak a bit on the microphone. Come on down, bring your friends, say "Hello," even complain a bit! We will also be saying good-bye to one of our past contributors,, who is moving up north and leaving the area. It will also be great to see outgoing Encino Patch editor Lauren Rosenblum, who is taking a job at a new venture with the Huffington Post.

The Federal Bar is at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood next to the. Parking is available on the grounds, and the event itself is free, we will be upstairs.

Patrick Hasson September 19, 2011 at 08:45 PM
I'll be there, but not until later. Can I bring my girlfriend, sister, and her boyfriend? Let me know. Patrick Hasson Coffee House Bastard
Irene DeBlasio September 19, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Mike, I'll be there with bells on, but I won't be able to do any pole-dancing. Sorry!
Mike Szymanski September 19, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Yes, you Coffee House Bastard, bring the whole bunch!
Lorie Veiner-Clause September 19, 2011 at 08:56 PM
I will try to be there but I will be late due to another commitment. Thank you for organizing this. Looking forward to meeting you in person.
Mike Szymanski September 19, 2011 at 08:57 PM
They've not yet installed a pole Irene, we'll have to wait for that until next time :)
Lisa Sarkin September 19, 2011 at 10:49 PM
Mike - this is a great idea...I will be there early before a meeting I must attend.
Laura Brodian Freas September 20, 2011 at 01:09 AM
How nice! I shall be delighted to attend.
Marianne Love September 20, 2011 at 06:18 AM
I'll be there. Have to be at LAX around 8, so I'll cut out early :(
Mary McGrath September 20, 2011 at 04:26 PM
I'll try to make it Mike, but we've had some construction going on at my condo in Culver City, so have to deal with that mess!
Dr.Tracey Reeb and Dr. Victor St. John September 20, 2011 at 08:35 PM
Dr. Victor St. John and I (Dr. Tracey Reeb) will be there!!!
Jack McGrath September 21, 2011 at 06:18 PM
We expect a fun and provacative crownd of readers of the Patch. This will be an event to not miss. Come on down
Barbara Krause September 21, 2011 at 07:23 PM
Barbara Krause As of now have time to join this nice gathering. Mel Randall may be there with me.
Diane Haithman and Heidi September 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM
This is me, Heidi, the only dog who writes for the Patch, I want to go to there for the party but Diane went on vacation and didn’t bring me and so now I’m at day care and there’s nobody to take me to the party so I have to stay here where I am with just dogs. Hey maybe I will have my own party soon where peoples can come and buy hamburgers for me if they want! This is a good idea I just thought up myself.
Heidi Birker September 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM
I'll buy you a hamburger, Heidi! Let me know when and where! This human Heidi can't go either, so we will both be party-less Heidi's. You know, I think there are more dogs named Heidi than humans.
Mike Szymanski September 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM
And, the Federal just got HOT DOGS too...
Debra Graff September 22, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Looking foward to it and honored to attend. Jack, gonna miss seeing you around the 'hood.
E.M. Fredric September 22, 2011 at 04:38 PM
I am trying to make it, Mike. Much to tell you!
Mike Szymanski September 22, 2011 at 07:54 PM
How great! I've totally missed you!
Irene DeBlasio September 22, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Wow! I think that collage is awesome! Whose idea was that? We should have a flag made and fly it on that median near Radford on Ventura Boulevard (okay, the NoHo Arts District can have one, as well as Lakeside). Makes me proud to work for Patch and live in Studio City! Mike -- you done good!
Laura Sturza September 23, 2011 at 09:44 PM
This is a great idea. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Katherine Tomlinson September 24, 2011 at 02:02 AM
If all goes well, I will be there...
Ilona Saari September 24, 2011 at 06:22 PM
My husband and I will be there. And I can't wait to meet everyone!
CB White September 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM
Farmer CB, The Gardening columnist will be there too! Ready to answer your questions about gardening!
Cathy Flynn September 26, 2011 at 07:01 AM
I'm really looking forward to meeting some of the other Patch contributors to put a face to their thumbnail.
Mary McGrath September 28, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Is there a video of the party? If so, what's the link? I'd love to see it!


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