Patch (California)

AOL's fast-growing hyperlocal network

patch.pngCalifornia is a place for experimentation for Patch, as it extends its coverage to two large communities there: the military and their families, and the Latino population. The network’s first attempt at a “Patch Military” site is Camp Pendleton Patch; while it is not sponsored by the Marine Corps base, it is run by a former US Marine. Meanwhile, the first three “Patch Latino” sites–in the southern California communities of Baldwin Park, South Gate, and Lynwood–are up and running as of the beginning of 2012, providing news and discussion in both English and Spanish. There are currently 137 Patch sites statewide.

Read CJR’s full profile of the Patch network here.

Patch has launched more than 860 sites in twenty-two states plus the District of Columbia. For more information on the network’s activities on a state by state basis, click one of the following links:

California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin.

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AJ Hudson is a research assistant at CJR.