Today on Patch: New Boards and a New Look

The Beverly Hills Hotel became the city's first historic landmark in September of 2012. (Photo by Anthea Raymond.)
The Beverly Hills Hotel became the city's first historic landmark in September of 2012. (Photo by Anthea Raymond.)
Hi!  I’m Anthea Raymond, your Beverly Hills Local Editor, and I want to welcome you to the new Patch. We’re really pleased with it and we think you’ll like it, too.

First of all, we think the site looks livelier, and more like Beverly Hills. See that big photo on the top? That’s a slice of the Beverly Hills City Hall, cited again and again by users as an icon you love.
But that big photo isn’t the only thing that’s better about Patch. Now our news looks better, is easier to comment on, and is easier to share. And right below the news on the homepage you’ll see blogs, where we can showcase more town voices and get a view of what’s happening beyond the news. Plus, we’ve made it easier to start a blog yourself -- any time, about anything.

And speaking of reader voices, the freshest thing you’ll find on the new Patch are our Boards. The Boards are a totally open place on Patch where you can post Announcements about anything you want -- lost cats and dogs, school plays, wedding announcements, or that strange thing you saw.

There’s an Opinion board, because everyone has one, so why not put it all in one place.  Buy/Sell/Trade Board is where you can post your garage sale and get rid of the stuff that’s taken over your basement. And there’s a Board for Business Updates -- a dedicated spot for business owners to post news about sales, specials, openings and closings.

Patch is all about our community -- living our best lives in town, and making our town better for ourselves and our families. So please, tell us what you think of the new Patch in the Opinion board  or the feedback form. We can’t wait to hear from you!
George Vreeland Hill May 15, 2013 at 03:10 AM
So far, so good. I am continuing to check things out. I like it.
Anthea Raymond May 15, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Thanks for the feed back George. It would be great to hear from others too.


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