Goodbye Rosemont, I'm Going to Elk Grove Patch

Editor Cody Kitaura is moving to another Patch site, exactly one year and six months after Rosemont Patch launched.

The best thing about my job is being able to tell stories about the life that goes on around us every day. I get to meet new people, learn new things and go interesting places every day, and it makes me feel incredibly lucky.

I've had a great deal of fun telling stories and learning things here in Rosemont, but now I'm moving on to the Patch site in Elk Grove.

With my departure, Rosemont Patch will be run by the competent and skilled , who will act as a full-time guest editor. If you have story ideas, contact him at chrisarns@gmail.com or 916-792-6047.

I first moved to Rosemont in 2008, while I was still in college. For the most part, it seemed like a quiet and friendly neighborhood, but I didn't venture out much besides jogs around the neighborhood and trips to the store.

But while working for Patch, I've been fortunate enough to meet people and learn things I otherwise never would have. I visited , learned about , , met a group of , , and , . Plus, .

So for that, thank you, Rosemont. Thank you to the people who let me into your homes and let me tell your stories; thank you to the people who helped me tell the stories that matter; and thank you to the people who contributed by telling your own stories via blog posts, photos, announcements or events. This job hasn't always been easy, but it's always been interesting.

Joanie Thompson May 18, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Good bye and good luck...your did a great job keeping us informed with very up to date information that was reliable. Thank you!!
Kathy Long May 18, 2012 at 01:39 PM
What???? Is the Patch leaving Rosemont or are you just leaving? I read your posts every morning with a cup of Joe. This is very sad fir me :-( You have done an excellent job getting breaking news to us in the Community. Thank you for your time Kathy
Ernie Tomassilli May 18, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Cody, Thanks for all you have done through Rosemont Patch to enlighten the community of what was (is) going on in Rosemont. Your on your way to being a great reporter and we'll be looking for your byline on future stories. Please send send info on Elk Grove activities. Again thanks for reporting on what was happening in Rosemont.
Randy Seevers May 18, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Hey Cody, As a former resident of Rosemont, with parents still living in Rosemont, I monitored Rosemont Patch regularly. Thank you for doing such a great job. I hope that Rosemont Patch will find an aggressive reporter such as you. I feel lucky to now be an Elk Grove resident, so I'll benefit from your expertise in your new role. Good luck
Diane Brinkley May 18, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Thank you Cody for all you have done for the Rosemont Community. You really helped in supporting the Rosemont High School Swim Team and Tennis Team by featuring the kids and their accomplishments and by advertising the Rosemont High School Theater productions. My daughters and I will miss you. Thank You for your support! We will miss you yet we look forward to meeting Christopher Arns. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.
Cindy Enriquez May 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Cody this is a bitter sweet moment! You always keep us informed on what's going on in the Rosemont area and you always wrote great stories about the RHS sports. You interviewed my son and followed our flag football team before they left to play in Florida. Aww well Thank You for a job well done, I wish you the best in the future. Good bye and Good Luck.
Julie A. Thompson May 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thank you Cody for coming out at my request on one of the coldest and rainiest, days to shoot the swimteam. The article about swimteam was life- changing for many. Good Luck in all your future endeavors!
Laura Elizabeth Badeker May 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Cody! First, Congratulations!! Life is a journey and as yours continues I wish you the very best. Second, on behalf of Sacraento County Animal Care I would like to say thank you for all you have done for the shelter pets. You will be greatly missed. I can only hope that the new editor will continue the work you started. Countless homeless pets featured by you and The Rosemont Patch have founds homes thanks to your awesome videos and exposure. Good Luck!!!!
Brad May 18, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Hate to see you go Cody. You've done a great job keeping folks aware of current events and important topics. Elk Grove is getting a great editor, keep up the good work. You'll be missed.
MJ May 19, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Great job Cody. I wish you the very best!
Christina Pritchett May 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Cody- You have been such a big part of the Rosemont Community. You will be missed!
Tina Wong May 22, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Don't go!! I know, time to move on to new adventures. Thank you for help bringing our community together. Best of luck! Tina


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