Food writer Karola Craib sent this note to the staff on Tuesday:
So it's my last day, and I would like it to end on a mellow note. If you are so inclined, please join me Thursday at Vino Venu on Mission at 3rd (between Peet's and A.J. Ferrari) between 6 and 7:30.
This note was sent on Monday regarding reporter Suzanne Pullen and librarian Laura Perkins:
Please join your fellow collegues is saying goodbye to Metro reporter and softball team member, Suzanne Pullen this Friday from 5:30 to 7pm at the Hotel Milano bar (next to King of Thai Noodle) on 5th Street between Mission and Market streets. After seven years with the Hearst Examiner and Chronicle, she is leaving her post at ChronicleWatch to return to graduate school, work on a book on stillbirth and subsequent pregnancy and take care of her son Quinn part-time.
Longtime librarian Laura Perkins is also departing from the Chronicle and will be spending more time (at least in the immediate future) with her partner and nearly four-month-old daughter Emma. Today is her last day, but she'll be returning to say goodbye at the Milano on Friday as well.