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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!

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 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 November 13, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Rosie: Thanks so much for reading and your support, we aim to please.
Debbie L. Sklar November 13, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Debra: So glad you like us and thanks for reading!

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