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Mike Szymanski, the Studio City Patch Editor, Welcomes You

Here's the intro to Mike and his background, and a few of the writers you'll see featured on the site.

A quick and campy introduction video of Mike Szymanski, the editor, and the team that brings you the Studio City Patch.

Michael Sorrentino September 13, 2010 at 12:15 PM
That's a fun welcome video! Awesome area to be covering. Congrats on launch!
Linda Rubin September 14, 2010 at 02:53 AM
What a terrific video! Who shot and cut it?
Mike Szymanski September 14, 2010 at 03:02 AM
It was done by Eddie at Studio Now, a company AOL now owns, and Eddie has an office in that big studio city place that says Vivid Entertainment near Good Neighbor
David Futch September 16, 2010 at 12:02 AM
Mike, you are the essence of cool, especially the little cowboy hat. Video is great. Gives a since of place and history. I'm going to start hanging out in Studio City so I can catch a glimpse of Cher in workout tights at her yoga class and George Clooney with wasabi smeared on his lips.
Renee Eng September 21, 2010 at 07:07 PM
Mike - nice work! I love the historical aspect you presented in the video.
JOSEPH September 23, 2010 at 05:29 PM
HEY MICHAEL, THAT WAS A FUN VIDEO. GOOD LUCK WITH PATCH. IT LOOKS GREAT. BEST, JOSEPH
Roz Busch October 08, 2010 at 06:02 PM
Hi Mike....it was so nice to meet you yesterday, PATCH looks like a really great idea, lots of good luck as you put Studio City on the map...maybe check out my online traffic school www.becooltrafficschool.com and I do hope to meet with you to talk about your ideas for a video about my Less Stress for Miles of Smiles Traffic School that has been serving the local driving community for over 20 years on Ventura & Vineland...You can ask Barry Wise about my classes, he was one of my best and favorite students...Keep up your good work and thanks for your warm smile and your genuine friendly attidude..Roz Busch Have a great weekend !
Annie Block November 04, 2010 at 10:02 PM
That's a great video Mike -- and the Patch is a terrific resource for our neighborhood. Thank you! Annie
Paul Marks January 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Mike, Are you related to Jerry Szamanski, the retired LAPD Commander?
Susan Goldberg June 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Mike, There is a billboard on Ventura, just past Whitsett heading into Coldwater Curve, that says: "It's Not The Gulf, It's The Persian Gulf." Do you know what it means, what it's supposed to be advertising, and who paid for it? -Susan
Mike Szymanski June 28, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I have actually taken a picture of that billboard and thanks to Richard Adams, the safety chair of the SCNC, been told about it, but am still trying to find anyone responsible.... any ideas?
Daniela M. Rod September 03, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Amir an Iranian-American designer paid for it
Daniela M. Rod September 03, 2012 at 08:09 PM
It's not an advertisement. It's an informative billboard in response to google map thr calls the Gulf "Arabian gulf" instead of it's actuall name -Persian Gulf-
Fact Check September 17, 2012 at 05:04 AM
No Daniela...Fact check. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17959145 Google has given NO name to the gulf in a diplomatic move to remain indifferent. But leave it to some arrogant POS filthy rich Persian who's got nothing better to do except try to insight people with this vulgar and intrusive display. It would be just as bad if some white supremest nut job put up a billboard saying 'It's NOT America!...It's the UNITED STATES of America' Maybe he should have better spent the money on a starving child or crippled person. What an A--hole he is. I hope he is sued along with the billboard company and the city has it removed yesterday!

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