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A front-row seat watching the city boom

Original post made on Jul 4, 2014

As I retire from the ==I Voice== and reflect on the remarkable way Kate Wakerly went about establishing an independent newspaper for Mountain View, it is easy to see why the paper has been so well-received over the last 22 years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 3, 2014, 2:45 PM

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Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Best wishes to you in your next chapter of life, Tom. I think you've done an exceptional job shepherding our town newspaper all these years. Thank you for your service to our community.


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Posted by incognito
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

That's a very informative and gracious essay. Thank you for your years of service to the Mountain View community and Happy Retirement!


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Posted by Laura Macias
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jul 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Thank you for your service to the City of Mountain View, Tom. Having a local and physical newspaper like the Mountain View Voice is a real asset to our town. I know Kate and Carol must be proud as to the journalistic legacy that you both carried on in their names and then established on your own.
Enjoy your next chapter!


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Posted by Valerie F
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Thanks, Tom! Good luck on whatever the future holds for you!


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Posted by Rose Filicetti
a resident of another community
on Jul 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

As a former community member and continuing Voice reader, I congratulate you on a retirement well-deserved and thank you for your many years of service, carrying out Kate's vision for a community newspaper into the digital age.


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Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Well done, Tom. Enjoy your retirement.


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Posted by Judie Block
a resident of another community
on Jul 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Congrats Tom! Enjoy the next chapter...how about acknowledging the advertising department at the Voice thst made it all happen!!!!
Best wishes, Judie


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Posted by Scarlet
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Thank you, Tom, and everyone at The Mountain View Voice for the BEST local newspaper in the area. Your remembering the origins and Kate is much appreciated. Wishing you the best...


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Posted by Marti
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Laura, Rose and Ellen have said my sentiments exactly. I wish you well on the next chapter of your life, Tom. Know that the Voice is in good hands...


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Posted by Susan
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

Thank you for the overview of the Voice. Kate and Carol were wonderful, talented, generous people who continue to keep on giving long after
leaving. I appreciate the journalism in the articles. Just the facts as presented to the reporter. Best wishes for a creative retirement!


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