Aol Patch Goes Hollywood

Patch, the Aol-owned network of hyperlocal news sites, has gone Hollywood, as Pandora Young of sister blog FishbowlLA reports that Hollywood Patch made its debut Thursday.

Anna Bakalis is the editor of Hollywood Patch, and contributors include Tina Daunt, Steve Galluzzo, and David Markland, according to FishbowlLA, which gave a tip of the hat to the site for breaking stories on an issue with permits at the Hollywood Farmers Market and the closing of bar and restaurant Kung Pao Kitty.

From Welcome to Hollywood Patch, by Bakalis:

Along with a trusted group of freelancers, many of whom are veteran L.A. journalists, we’ll be regularly covering local issues that matter most to Hollywood residents, such as development, blight, traffic, parking, business growth, and schools.

For Patch, covering Hollywood means not only keeping our elected and government officials in check, but telling stories from the ground up, and through articles and columns, video, and photos.

Consider Hollywood Patch yours, too. We want you to comment on stories and upload your own pictures and videos. We consider your participation integral to our reporting and storytelling, so send us your suggestions and questions, and tell us what matters most to you as a reader and a member of the Hollywood community. (We also welcome news tips, of course.)