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.