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The Daily Dish moves on

Catherine Toth has decided to pursue other opportunities and will no longer be writing The Daily Dish blog for Nonstop Honolulu

Posted April 23, 2011 by Diane Seo

Well, this is news I wish I didn’t have to announce, but Catherine Toth has decided to pursue other opportunities and will no longer be writing The Daily Dish blog for Nonstop Honolulu.

There’s no drama behind her departure; it’s all very amicable. Cat’s just decided to pursue freelance work and blog on her own time. She’s been juggling a full-time teaching job at Kapiolani Community College, along with other commitments like helping organize the Cherry Blossom Festival, and she doesn’t feel she can keep up the rigorous schedule of blogging for Nonstop Monday through Friday.

She’ll still be blogging, but probably less frequently, and she’s going to host her blog on her own website ( She’ll also be writing a weekly feature column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. She misses writing for print, and wants to pursue that type of writing again.

Although Cat’s departure is undoubtedly a loss for Nonstop, John Garcia and I know this is part of running a media company. People want change, new directions, and that’s their right and we respect that. We’re more than grateful for everything Cat’s done for Nonstop, and we’re sending her off with the best wishes. She feels the same and says she’ll be rooting for us from the sidelines. She’ll be blogging Monday through Friday this week, with Friday being her farewell blog.

Despite this, John and I feel our team is as strong as ever. We’re still very much moving forward with everything from expanding our content offerings, developing partnerships with other media, getting our mobile app launched and more. I’ll also be looking to add another feature blogger, but will search to find the right person who can contribute something unique and synergistic for the site.

We’ve had more than a tremendous eight months since our launch. With very minimal funding and just a lot of wherewithal from a group of talented, motivated and committed people, we’ve been able to build and grow an independent, daily website with a sizable following and a brand name. That’s really a feat that we’ll be building on. So thank you for reading Nonstop, and helping us grow, mature and change.


  1. Posted April 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for being such a great Teacher Cat! Good Luck!

  2. M
    Posted April 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Best wishes Cat!
    I will follow you on your new blog!

  3. Posted April 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Aww, that’s a little sad to hear. I really enjoy The Daily Dish, especially the FUUD ones! Best wishes to you, Cat!

  4. Neil Yamamoto
    Posted April 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Only the best to Cat… I know that she’ll find success in anything that she puts her mind to. Diane, John, and the rest of the nonstop crew… I’ll still be reading! Yours is a content unlike any other… and I feel a special connection to all of you, even though we’ve never all formally met… I think I have found some kindred spirits in the nonstop crew, and I know you probably all hear this from many of your loyal readers and commentors but you all are amazing people, and do amazing work. Keep on keepin’ on!

    NEIL (aka, @neilyamamoto)

  5. Posted April 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Thanks Neil. It does feel like we’re going on an unknown ride, and that along with the Nonstop crew, we’re taking readers like you along. Thanks for reading and the kind comments.

  6. Joannie
    Posted April 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Well written and thoughtful post, Diane. Best wishes to Cat and Nonstop! Cheers to change and more change in life!

  7. mjc808
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Nice post, Diane. I appreciate the info and letting your readers know what’s going on. Wishing Cat all the best. Good to know she’ll still be blogging and can always guest on this site! Still loving this Nonstop Honolulu site, always something to read about and remains relevant and current!

  8. snow
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    cat will be missed here on nonstop! but, we’ll still be reading… and checking out cat’s new blog, too! nonstop is my go-to site for everything new and interesting!

  9. CindySJ
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Cat will be missed, but I’ll still be reading Nonstop! Best of luck to Cat!

  10. WildeOscar
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I followed Cat to Nonstop, and am both sorry to see her move on and happy for her as she balances work and the rest of life. Dr. Seuss referred to life as “the great balancing act,” and so it is. I am looking forward to the future of Nonstop as you balance things as well following Cat’s departure.

  11. Ynaku
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Cat does add some wonderful flavor to Nonstop. She will be missed and I wish her well. However NSH has a nice mixture of interesting topics. I truly enjoy their write ups, pics and especially FUUD :)

    The new Tech section is just what I needed to help me with my iPAD. Social and nightlife is just too hip for this old guy :)

    M&M is just so hilarious. Ed and John puts in the male perspective.

    All in all, it crazy fun. Thanks

  12. jlieu
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Awwww Best wishes to Cat!!!! Thank you for all that you do- and look forward to more great things from Nonstop + Cat! <3


About Diane Seo

Diane Seo, the editor and co-founder of Nonstop Honolulu, is the Digital Media director for Upspring Media. Prior, she served as managing producer of Metromix Honolulu; manager of The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF section; Managing Director of New Media for the ATP, which runs men's professional tennis worldwide; a senior editor at and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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