Congrats on your pioneering work. I have long been worried about the demise of the watchdog journalist. Who will ask the tough questions, who will keep them accountable? I have been left craving hard news as the large news gathering organizations gravitate toward contests for your pet’s face. Thank you in advance for filling the void. I truly hope you not only succeed but become a model for other cities.

— John Parenti, Newport Coast

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