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Spectrum - June 24, 2011

First Person: Saying goodbye, on to the next chapter ...

by Amy Renalds

Fourteen years ago this summer I was in that uncomfortable but exhilarating phase of looking for a new career.

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Amy Renalds was the Weekly's assistant to the publisher and promotions director for more than 13 years. She can be emailed at


Posted by Debbie Ford-Scriba, a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

In the words of another Palo Alto-based company, "Like"!

Posted by Proud Daughter, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

It is truly amazing how many wonderful things you accomplished during your 13 years with the PAW. Cheers to change and a bright new future for you!

Posted by Evelyn Orr, a resident of Addison School
on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

Dear Amy, I remember the time when you were looking for a new career and stepping out of that comfort zone. You had to find that trust in yourself and the unknown and You Did! I can't believe how fast the time went. Although we now live out of state, my husband Tim and I are still connected via Palo Alto online and now FaceBook. Seeing your name in all that you have been involved in made it extra special. You and your daughter have been a big part of our lives and most importantly our children's lives. Palo Alto is a town that knows what it means to be a community. We are fortunate to have found Forest Grove, Oregon when we moved, another town that knows what community is all about. Our youngest now 15 is a happy, caring, kind young man. "It takes a village to raise a child" and you have always had that "let's do it together and leave no one out or behind" attitude. You are and have been a wonderful Role Model to many and you will never know how many lives you have changed for the better, just know in your heart that you have.
We wish you the very best in your new career and I have no doubt that you will continue to touch many lives in a most positive way.

Blessings and much love,

Evelyn Orr and the Orr Family

Posted by Linda, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

Well said, Amy. The Weekly culture is wonderful. Your contribution will be missed.

Posted by Susan Frank, a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

Amy, no doubt you will be missed at the Weekly. I have fond memories of working with you when I was at the chamber of commerce, and working (and playing) alongside you during those years. Enjoy your next adventure, and stay in touch. Palo Alto appreciates you! ~Susan