Sierra Madre Patch editor John Stephens just landed a new gig with Huffington Post that will take him to New York. Stephens will be the site’s new “Trends Editor.” We assume the job refers to online trends, but we asked Stephens to clarify.

“Yep, you got it,” he said via email. “It’s not about tracking how the hippest hipsters are wearing their hair, it’s top stories of the day.”

Stephens posted a farewell today on Patch.

Looking out my window at the mountains above Sierra Madre Canyon, I can’t help but reflect back on the last four years of my life spent covering this foothill village and the wonderful people who, like me, have been lucky enough to call it home. Then a deer walks by my front door – the same proud buck I see nearly every day – and I say to myself, “You’re moving where?!”

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