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It is true that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

I am saying goodbye today to my comrades at voiceofsandiego.org, and taking the amazing lessons they’ve taught me up to Orange County where I will be helping my longtime friend and colleague Norberto Santana start up a nonprofit online news organization.

Our new venture is aptly named Voice of OC. The organization is completely separate from VOSD, but Norberto chose the name Voice in honor of the pioneering work done by the great journalists here. If Voice of OC has half the impact on public life in Orange County as VOSD has on San Diego, then Norberto and I will consider our venture a smashing success.

We are especially excited about the possibility that the two organizations will at some point collaborate on some of the many stories that cross county lines in Southern California.

In addition to my colleagues at VOSD, I want to thank the politicians, scientists and other interesting folks I’ve had the pleasure of covering over the last two years for a great ride. And finally, I want to thank all of the people to have and continue to support the great work being done here. Please keep it up.

DAVID WASHBURN

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