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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
Heather Corcoran July 23, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Not always immigrants. Someone hit means ran. Had a suspended license so they ran like a coward!Read More Love that some gardeners who couldn't speak English saw what happened and took down his license and he was arrested! May he rot in jail! If it hadn't been for the gardeners, this guy would be on the loose hurting others! Don't be too quick to judge.
Heather Corcoran July 23, 2014 at 05:09 pm
*hit and ran on me*
Vito Spago July 23, 2014 at 05:43 pm
Why bother to have an electronic detection system The perp will just be an illegal with no licenseRead More or insurance and the cops will just let them go provided they swear to always vote Democrat.
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
usmcboi July 23, 2014 at 02:36 pm
its call punishment for a reason dumb twat
Courtesy Six Flags Magic Mountain. Patch file graphic.
Jinggoy Angeles July 7, 2014 at 09:42 pm
I’m here! We were so scared.. We've just decided not to go on ninja because we said it wasRead More “lame”. augh So close.. https://vid.me/62s
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
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Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Buster, are a moron?
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Buster - random DUI checkpoints are constitutional. Lorelei - no federal or state court can overruleRead More the SC.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:36 pm
There is only a time/manner/place restriction on DUI stops in California. A static location isRead More allowed, with every car that passes through checked. The reason is to avoid targeting based on impermissible grounds.
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
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brad June 7, 2014 at 01:03 pm
The problem is if you want to fight the ticket you have to pay the fine before or "bail"Read More then go to court to argue against it. I feel like taking the front license plate off because some yellow lights are too quick, or you get stuck in gridlock.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> June 7, 2014 at 03:30 pm
I am pretty sure no front plate is a ticket as well. Also, I wonder if the pictures are from theRead More rear as well.
Virginia Johnson June 8, 2014 at 10:27 am
Our City of South Gate north of Long Beach has discontinued the Red Light Camera program. It was notRead More making enough money and the accident rates weren't that impressive. Cams still up 3 months later but don't think they are flashing.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Tennickly June 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
I thought about becoming a cop so I could be above the law and just do whatever I want.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 5, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Well the good news is, the more people who apply, the larger the applicant supply, and the lower theRead More costs (and their salaries) to the taxpayers. This is why racism and sexism in the workplace is a myth. Employers don't want to eliminate a sector of the applicant pool. And, no company/corporation is going to risk lawsuits for discrimination. There are plenty of watchdogs, lawyers, and bimbo HR women keeping a bean counting eye on who is hired and hiring metrics. If women/minorities truly earned less than white males, why would any company hire white males?
Tray June 7, 2014 at 09:58 pm
I took the CHP test in early eighties, Its not that hard if your a white male because we passed H.S.Read More And back then most of us played sports, not much gamers back then, I thought about joining but the though of seeing negatives everyday wasn't for me.
Veronika Weiss. Facebook photo.
Jamie Di Bene-Gorger May 28, 2014 at 08:27 am
He also ran over people in a car. We should ban those too. Seriously people guns, knives and carsRead More don't kill people. People kill people. Our constitutional right to bear arms is not going away. Perhaps we just need more psychiatrists?
Agranon May 29, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Ban guns, immediatly
Smokey Bear June 1, 2014 at 11:40 pm
I hate guns & this was one sick a** crazy punk. He obviously had mental issues. How hard did heRead More try to find friends, what a lunatic! I am so sorry for the innocent victims & the families involved. I couldn't imagine this happening to my family. Horrific!
Isla Vista, next to UC Santa Barbara. Patch file photo.
The Beast ! May 25, 2014 at 02:59 pm
This did NOT come as a surprise. The UCSB campus as many or our state schools are crime ridden,Read More dilapidated buildings, and populated with a bunch of low performing students that don't have the right or the grades to take advantage of our education system.
TT May 28, 2014 at 07:28 am
Just more liberal on liberal crimes. That's all these are. If you want to be safe, move to aRead More conservative city.
RON Ostrodamus May 29, 2014 at 08:13 am
No city is safe from Godzilla IT. It has been said the reason kids love Godzilla is that he killsRead More more adults with each footstep than any other monster. Every kid secretly hides the dream of owning a pet T-Rex to avenge them. Some grow up and buy pit bulls, some never grow up and buy Glocks.
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Tonya Fitzpatrick May 24, 2014 at 02:47 pm
I got a "Civil Emergency Message" which is supposed to be "a warning created by theRead More National Weather Service meant to warn of an in-progress or imminent significant threat(s) to public safety and/or property." I was spooked thinking, "San Onofre nuclear event"?
Wolfman May 25, 2014 at 11:40 am
we are sick and tired of our taxpayers money being wasted on these domestic disputes
A&W May 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Wolfman: I think everyone would agree that a legitimate function of government is protect ourRead More safety. Amber alerts aren't just about domestic disputes. They're about the abduction of innocent children. I guess it would be possible to save money by not trying to recover the children, but is that the kind of society you want to live in?
Elliot Rodger. Photo from his YouTube account.
SD June 3, 2014 at 10:30 am
whoa ..... scary comment
TT June 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm
deborah you are nuttier than squirrel turds.
Autumn Johnson June 23, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Senate Committee to Vote on Bill that Could Remove Guns from 'People in Crisis'Read More http://dublin.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/senate-public-safety-committee-to-vote-on-gun-violence-restraining-order-bill
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Penny Arévalo May 25, 2014 at 09:23 am
When an Amber alert is mobilized, it goes out to the whole state. Why? Because people move. RememberRead More the Amber alert a month or two ago out of LA? Children found in Oceanside in north San Diego County (which means they traveled through Orange County most likely, and if not, the Inland Empire). We all need to be vigilant if children's lives are at risk, do we not? And unstable parents present a danger to children more often than we want to realize. Just ask the father of the three little girls killed by their mother this week near Torrance.
Stop Noise Pollution May 26, 2014 at 10:17 am
This is exactly why I don't look at "Amber Alerts" anymore. This alert should be reservedRead More for children abducted by strangers NOT parents!! This alert is being ruined by cops using it this way. My parents were divorced and there were times my Mom took me from my Father and vice versa. This certainly didn't warrant and Amber alert! Save the Amber Alert STOP using it this way people will stop paying attention!
Me is who May 26, 2014 at 11:52 am
Abductions by parents are just as valid. The reason parents find themselves abducting there ownRead More children is that they were found to be unfit in the first place. NOT SAYING ALL CHILDREN HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FOR A VALID REASON....as I'm sure in some cases there has been unfair justice. Can't take chances when it comes to children especially some psyco parents that end up killing them. We need to keep our children safe and be aware of our surroundings...this is why we have amber alerts on any abductions... parents and strangers both. Many children have been saved by these amber alerts.
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Quenby Wilcox May 24, 2014 at 08:51 am
Sadly, all too often these cases end very badly (and fatally) for these children. We areRead More increasingly seeing cases such as this one with the courts and law enforcement officials doing all to little to protect victims. The attitude (until the child is actually killed) is that the mother is 'exaggerating', 'hysterical', and that (as I was told by the police) "a father would never hurt his own child". The ignorance and "turning a blind-eye attitude" that we are seeing in the courts is largely responsible for cases such as these escalating to this point. I hope on this occasion the police will take action rather than 'sweeping it under the carpet' as usual. For more information about the failure of courts to protect victims see Family Courts in Crisis posted on http://worldpulse.com/node/71182.
Wolfman May 28, 2014 at 08:08 pm
how the hell can a father kidnap his own kid no wonder our society in going down the tubes
Brainwashed_In_Church May 29, 2014 at 06:59 am
No child molester, pedofile, pervert, rapist, abusive, drug addicted, alcoholic, violent fathersRead More should EVER be denied access to their children.
Tony May 30, 2014 at 01:23 am
there is something missing in this story. I don't know what but, I don't think this will be theRead More last we hear of it. Also I heard on one of the news station/web she was in contact with her mom. Again IDK what the truth is. It's better to be safe then sorry. I'm sure PD did their job and looked into everything they could at the time. ONly time will tell where this story goes.
trust May 30, 2014 at 09:58 am
People she was 15 at the time didn't know anyone. She had been in this country not long enoughRead More toknow her way around. He could've of made threats of taking the baby away if she tried to do anything. If you never been to a horrible experience like this don't know how much control this sick people over kids minds. If an adult can brain wash other adults into a cult. How much more this sick guy over this girl. So let's not make assumtions of what we don't know. He needs to pay for what he did.
Ken May 30, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Wait a minute! Lets get the facts straight. The girl is 15 years old in 2004. Marrys her captor 3Read More years later at age 18. 5 YEARS later at age 23 in 2012 has a child with her abducter. Two years later at age 25 she walks into a ploice station and says she was kidnapped 10 years prior. In a earlier report it said the girl had access to a car and neighbors seen her often drive away alone and go shopping and run errands. She had access to a computer that was online and that in fact is how she got in contact with her sister. My question is, Do abducters always give their victims a car and internet access while trying to keep them captive? I doubt it. So that part of her being held in captivity sounds very fishy to me. Also she has a job and is in contact with other people and a employer daily. What kidnapper have you ever heard of getting his victim a job, suppling them a car, provides them with internet access, allows them to leave unattended to go shopping and run errands. She could have done exactly just what she did hundreds of times prior. Yet didn't! And why is that? This whole story doesn't add upat all. This whole thing is starting to sound like that balloon boy story from several years ago. Just a publicity stunt to get sympathy and donations.
Flames from the Highway Fire in Fallbrook San Diego County fires. Photo Credit: E. Jones
Mr. Jordan Hendrix May 15, 2014 at 07:45 pm
When I get back I will post some pictures I caught.
Cliff May 16, 2014 at 06:26 am
you catch pictures? all i catch is fish and other things i can't mention here! but you go dude! keepRead More acting like you is a reporter(do you have one of those cool hats too?) and that anyone cares what you do. aka hemet resident dude you rock!
A Delargo May 16, 2014 at 07:39 am
Pictures are informative, I guess "you is" a reporter !
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Pearl May 18, 2014 at 01:50 pm
That dog needs to be put down.
Pearl May 24, 2014 at 06:14 am
I totally agree!
Pearl May 24, 2014 at 06:15 am
Whoa. Another Pearl!
Tanya Ruiz, 3, was abducted Sunday and CHP has issued a statewide Amber alert. Photo courtesy the California Highway Patrol.
phil April 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
hey penny. heard on KFI that this was cancelled. found her safe and sound near her house.
Penny Arévalo April 28, 2014 at 11:39 am
I did, too. Waiting for the wire story to pop up, as I've been busy writing local news across myRead More SoCal Patch sites. Thanks!!!
Penny Arévalo April 28, 2014 at 11:41 am
updated now
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M April 21, 2014 at 04:33 pm
@mailyn, thanks! I appreciate the info. What do you know of or think about yahoo messengerRead More app....pretty safe to use??
Marilyn Halpin April 23, 2014 at 10:35 am
Hey M, sorry for the late response. Since Apple's iPad is a closed system and you can only load appsRead More from their store, pretty much all of them have been vetted to be not harmful. The biggest issue we see on the iPads are people forgetting to restart them every once in awhile :-) We have free group classes at mac-fusion if you ever wanted to learn more about your iPad! http://mac-fusion.com/classes
M April 23, 2014 at 08:27 pm
Hey thanks Marilyn! I really appreciate the information :-)
Photo courtesy the National Transportation Safety Board
joebanana April 14, 2014 at 07:36 am
What a joke they're making of this. The reason for this crash is California's criminal negligence.Read More Obviously the "distance" between opposing traffic traveling at 80 MPH doesn't matter. A "K" rail between the two vehicles would have PREVENTED this crash, undoubtedly. But Ca. would rather pay their public criminals outrages salaries, than invest a little of that money on HIGHWAY SAFETY. I hope all the families of the crash victims know that they need to SUE THE HELL OUT OF the state of California .
Stoked April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
It's all about $$$$$. No K rails or bigger trucks. If you think that double trailers are scary youRead More might want to steer clear of Oregon mountain highways where FedEx tows triples.
Henry Xavier April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm
I think the texting, messaging may be a big part of this accident. Please don't drive and use aRead More electronic device. Profesional or a 17 year old girl driving dads truck. Its very scary. I see it all the time. She has it planted on the windshield in her view next to the steering wheel. peace.
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
George March 29, 2014 at 10:26 am
I was at rock & roll Ralphs on Sunset and didn't feel a thing. Came home and heard we had anRead More earthquake.
Richard Mathews March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am
USGS's Did You Feel It shows a bunch more counties where this was felt than the seven listed in thisRead More article. Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, and Inyo. In Nevada, add Nye and Clark (Las Vegas). In Arizona, add Maricopa (Phoenix). http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi
Lynn Smith March 30, 2014 at 07:54 am
Just as researchers are starting to link earthquakes with fracking in Texas and surrounding states,Read More Southern California has four earthquakes in a month. Our city officials need to ban this needless, dangerous and largely unregulated business.
Jay Ross March 27, 2014 at 08:34 am
Thanks, don't mean to be too critical, I'll blame it on the coffee...
Penny Arévalo March 27, 2014 at 09:08 am
Can you pour me a cup! :-D
Jay Ross March 27, 2014 at 09:21 am
It's on the way, good job!
Meth found at the San Clemente checkpoint last month. Photo courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.
Joker Joe March 21, 2014 at 10:41 am
The citizens of the U.S. with their tax money paid for this! The street gangs are the sellers ofRead More this death. They are in the U.S. Mexico is so corrupt the law enforcement officials traffic this merchandise by having a blind eye towards it and we are going to Mexico? lol lol
Bob Forsberg March 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm
When immigration laws become nothing more than ink on paper, eventually relatives of the cartelRead More members outnumber those of us who made the laws. It's over, California is host to the most "sanctuary" cities of any state and has now become the first sanctuary state of record. Who do you expect will live here?
Charlie McPoyle March 21, 2014 at 03:11 pm
California is notorious for gang related crime. I have family that live in the LA area and also inRead More the Bay Area. The crime there is mostly gang related. http://www.hardycriminallaw.ca/en/
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