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Columnist is leaving – sort of

Post by Cheryl Tucker on June 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
June 22, 2011 4:11 pm
Van Cooney

I have some good news and bad news about one of our six community columnists, Gillian Van Cooney, whose work appears every Monday on the editorial page.

First the bad news: We’re losing her to San Diego. Her husband Mark, general manager of the Hotel Murano, has a new job there. So the family and assorted pets will be heading south later this month.

The good news: She’s agreed to keep writing for us through this rotation of columnists. We figured that she tends to write on subjects that are universal rather than local-centric – screaming kids on airplanes, the lessons learned from her dad, etc. – so why not hold on to this talented writer as long as we can?

She says that her next column (scheduled for Aug. 1) will be a farewell to the local community that she came to enjoy, even though she yearned to return to the warmth of Southern California. We’re looking forward to it.

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