Interim editor Steve Lowery has just become the latest OC Weekly staffer to depart in the wake of Village Voice Media's takeover. His email to staff:
From: Steve Lowery
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 11:46:15 -0800
To: OC Everyone
Conversation: See Ya
Subject: See Ya
Just wanted to let everyone know that I've just tendered my resignation, effective immediately (heheheh, tendered). I hope you know how much you all mean to me, how proud I've been to serve with you and how proud I am of the great work we've done together: the crooked politicians we've nailed, the innocent people we've defended and gotten out of jail, the tranny hookers we've got laid. That's God's work my friend and never forget it. OK, I'm gone, I know I'll see you all around, until then Best Friends Forever, Have a Bitchen Summer, Class of '79 Rules.
Lowery became the interim boss when Will Swaim left in January.
* Also leaving: Feature editor Theo Douglas, whose farewell email is after the jump:
From: Theo Douglas
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 14:19:53 -0800
To: OC Everyone
Conversation: I am resigning from OC Weekly
Subject: I am resigning from OC Weekly
I am resigning my position as Feature Editor here at OC Weekly effective March 23.
And I want you all to know how much Iíve enjoyed my three years working here. Itís been one of the best jobs Iíve ever had.
I believe I am a smarter person and a better writer and editor today for itóand Iím not just saying that. I believe it! (For what thatís worth.)
For this, I give you and everyone else here my sincere thanks. (And huge thanks to a bunch of folks who arenít here any more, too. We know who they are.)
Good luck to everyone at Village Voice Media. Iíll see you all around, of course.
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