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Happy Birthday: Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch is 2 Years Old!

From covering major crimes to fun features, we're thrilled to say we're a whopping 2 years old and we want to thank all of our readers for sticking by us.

Hip, Hip Hooray!

Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch is 2 years old this week and we couldn't be more excited.

We've come a long way since we first launched—from big news stories to fun features —we've been covering the area from top to bottom. We've even had some paranormal and UFO sightings along the way!

Our Facebook page has 793 "Likes," but we need 1,000 by Dec. 31, so go ahead and like us some more. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @LagunaNPatch.

Coverage continues on all of the top stories you've been following from the Mara Steves trial and the Hockey Mom case to our popular, every day crime blotters.

A big thanks to all of those who contribute to Patch daily including talented photographer Barton Mac Leod, Nicole Cook, Gracie Doran, the many bloggers, and the rest of the talented individuals who have made us a "must-read."

As the first Patch to enter Orange County, nobody knew who or what Patch was, but now, most folks do and they even refer to us as "The Patch." Today, there are more than 900 Patch sites across the country and Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch continues to be among the most popular thanks to all of you.

If there is something you'd like to see, please drop a note: Debbie.Sklar@patch.com

Go ahead and tell us what you like and what you don't like while you're at it.

And thanks for continuing to support us, we hope to have even more headed your way as we move into 2013.

If you'd like to blog let us know that, too, and we'll set you up if you have something to say.

As we say at AOL corporate headquarters: Go Patch!

Barbara Doran November 13, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Thanks to the Laguna Niguel Patch for keeping us all up to date on local news. We are so proud that our daughter Gracie Doran is a contributor and thank the Patch for allowing her to share her story. Barbara Doran
Shirley November 13, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Sure am thankful for the paranormal and UFO sightings, they just fit in with all the wacky calls to OCSD
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Aww .. come on, those are the most popular stories on here!
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Barb: We are grateful to have her!
Barton Mac Leod November 13, 2012 at 07:23 AM
"Happy Birthday" Patch. It has been enjoyable working with Debbie. Photo shooting for Patch .... Barton
Rosie Garcia November 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
I really appreciate the truly local info that surprises me so often. Thanks to Debbie and the whole group!
Debra garnreiter November 13, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Love the patch! I look forward to every single one! Happy anniversary and keep up the good local work!
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Bart: Couldn't do it without your keen eye--behind the lens -- as well as through the lens!
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Rosie: Thanks so much for reading and your support, we aim to please.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Debra: So glad you like us and thanks for reading!

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