Marijuana Laced Treats Sends 4-Year-Old to Hospital and More Stories from Patch

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Sherry Lane February 01, 2014 at 10:31 PM
What in the world is this....stuff
Steven Norwin February 01, 2014 at 10:35 PM
The Patch...It's called town equality. We are being indoctrinated from all angles of life. News, school, healthcare, housing, land use. Is everybody AWAKE yet?
David McLaughlin February 02, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Keep it local, Patch.
Wendi Werner February 02, 2014 at 01:14 AM
Patch is over and I am out.
Tabitha Byrne February 02, 2014 at 02:25 AM
Removing you all from my feed & my email. Very sad to lose a dedicated local news source!
patricia padilla February 02, 2014 at 05:34 AM
come back to Los Gatos local news please.
patricia padilla February 02, 2014 at 05:35 AM
Why am I deleted?
John M February 02, 2014 at 05:41 AM
No local news>>>no more patch for me;
Charles Allen February 02, 2014 at 09:06 AM
This story reeks of bullshit and propaganda. Stick to Loganville and Grayson and keep the propaganda and BS agendas in LA or NY where they belong. We are hard working local people with values and don't care about the hype from somewhere else
Concerned Long Islander February 02, 2014 at 09:22 AM
We NYers (actually, Long Islanders) feel the same way, Charles, about your "news." We also "are hard working local people with values and don't care about the hype from somewhere else." Don't make yourself feel better by putting someone else down. Truthfully, you are no different from the rest of us American -- we're citizens of our local environment, but citizens of the country...and we, too, care very much about OUR local news.
Bob McBride February 02, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Welcome to the "New Patch". I'm from a community that was part of the original dumping back in October. We've been without editors or local news (aside from links to other local news sources) since 10/15. We pretty much have learned to ignore the inanity that comes out of corporate and utilize the blogging and "conversations" features to keep in touch and such. The degree to which that's done seems to vary from community to community. Some are fairly active daily. Some are completely dormant. Real local news is not coming back.
Chris L February 02, 2014 at 10:43 AM
its because the patch got sold and most of the editors got laid off. they never made money. this is what happens
John Garvey February 02, 2014 at 11:04 AM
If it's no longer local I'm no longer interested. No FB Patch, no Twitter Patch, no Patch period. Good bye.
Always Right February 02, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Thank You Liz Spear!!! I will miss Manhattan Beach Patch.
Faye Deault February 02, 2014 at 12:09 PM
I thought this was local news only. Would like to see some more pleasant stories, also. ty
Leanne Twidwell February 02, 2014 at 04:06 PM
I thought this was gonna be a local story. What the heck is this? What Patch does best is LOCAL news, quickly and accurately, stories I can't get elsewhere. This kind of junk I can get all over the web.
hellwood February 02, 2014 at 09:33 PM
A 4-year old with the munchies is BREAKING NEWS here on the patch. From now on when the patch posts these kinds of stupid headlines, NOBODY should comment. This is about as pointless as the "Locals Only: How Tough Is Our Surf Turf War?" article. It is designed to irritate the readers, thus forcing interaction with their site. It is the media trolling the readers at its finest. Gathering local news is apparently too much work. Everybody commenting just gives them more of a reason to put more garbage here.
Hans Laetz February 02, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Screw this. I ADVERTISED on the old Patch. I won't even consider reading this agglomeration of garbage.
American hero February 02, 2014 at 10:31 PM
It doesn't matter what media tells the spin, local or national. All media are nothing but puppets for the far left liberal nutcases. Why is this weed story headlines? Our dictator says weed is not as bad as booze. So you liberal sheep have nothing to worry about.
Royce Morales February 03, 2014 at 08:22 AM
We miss you nicole. And the truly local news she brought. How sad to lose her.
Phil Ramuno February 03, 2014 at 09:07 AM
So a story from St. Louis is the lead headline for my local town in California? Goodbye Patch
JOE CITIZEN February 03, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Apparently its local here on Long Island too. Patch is now the dumbest site on the internet.
Brian Slupski (Editor) February 03, 2014 at 12:23 PM
This is a daily roundup of stories from around the country. I thought it was pretty clear in the description. Based on the numbers, most people seem to like it. Sorry if you don't :)
JOE CITIZEN February 03, 2014 at 12:28 PM
People log onto patch to get local news. We can get news for the country on any number of websites. Patch was liked for what it did, very local news that people could log on and easily see. This was not a good move on the part of patch to get rid of our local editor and replace it with national cut and paste news feeds. This is the beginning of the end for this organization. There is still a chance to save it if you revert back to what it was and what made it great, but Im not sifting through all these bogus stories from places so far away to get to what I want to know about my town.
Brian Slupski (Editor) February 03, 2014 at 12:38 PM
I understand your frustration (although East Hampton's homepage looks pretty good to me today) This roundup post is really just a chance to highlight some of Patch's best work every day and share that work with a broader audience.
Paisley February 03, 2014 at 12:51 PM
@Brain - Maybe you should look at the patch charter - and then start looking for a new job. If you have no idea why the patch was designed in the first place - you are going to be super surprised when you are out of one. http://www.patch.com/about
Jennifer Waterhouse Pietro February 03, 2014 at 01:57 PM
I tried to cut and paste the entire patch charter in this comments section, but it was rejected. Suggestion: hire an editor with local roots and lose the highlighting of "some of Patch's best work every day". I am one of the people that comprise your local "broader audience", and I am not interested in sensational headlines or national "news" stories with headlines engineered to manipulate readers into opening the story (isn't that how you determine success in your business model?) Brian Slupski: you say of the "Marijuana-laced brownies" story that "based on the numbers, most people seemed to like it". What numbers? Will you please share with the readers exactly how you determine what "most people seem to like"?
JOE CITIZEN February 03, 2014 at 02:01 PM
All you have to do is look at the comments to see that people don't like the new format. Just because people are being tricked into opening a headline that they thought was from their town does not mean that it is a wanted article.
Brad Waller February 03, 2014 at 03:45 PM
I thought Patch was for local news. Why am I seeing headlines from all over the country? I can get my national news from lots of sources. If Patch can't get me local news, then I have no use for it.
Steve Rausch February 03, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Brian, if you or anyone bothers to read these comments, contrary to your answer, NOBODY is in favor of these changes. Patch is sinking quickly and EVERYONE wants their local news, not stuff from other places. Please try to get whomever is making these stupid decisions and moves to return to LOCAL COMMUNITY coverage.


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