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andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM
"We feel that it is imperative, then, for horses to be more visible in the community.Read More" Im perative, adjective, "of vital importance; crucial.". So it is crucial "for horses to be more visible in the community." I wonder where "making horses more visible in the community" ranks on the list of "crucial" issues in the community. Certainly higher than crystal clear (and not highly pixelated) graphics of horses in Patch articles.
Elizabeth Zarkos April 20, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Thank you for pointing that out to us Andy. If you would like to see a regular, high-resolutionRead Morepict ure, you can view Sapphire on our website: www.hanaeleh.org.
Brian April 17, 2014 at 04:32 PM
the Register has an article that sounds like it's talking about this:Read Morehttp://www.ocregister.com/arti cles/flores-610262-police-keller.html
annnascar@yahoo.com April 17, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Thanks, Brian, that sure sounds like it. Not sure where Orange Ave. is but I'm going to look itRead Moreup. I'm over in El Toro Mobile Estates and it looked like he was circling my house :) so I thought it might be the apartments or condos behind us.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Sorry guys, I was on a much needed day-off Thursday. You can always email me atRead Morepenny.arevalo@patch. com
OldTimer March 30, 2014 at 05:43 PM
If we've heard it once we heard it a thousand times from the new kids on the block competing forRead Morea position in the belly of the political beast. Term limits, downsize government, depower the special interests, eliminate government waste, balance the budget, blah blah blah blah blah. Many of the Tea Partiers who were elected to congress in 2010 told us the same thing. They were going to be the catalysts of change by exposing the corruption and attacking the fat cats who brought down the economy. Today most of them have been co-opted by the GOP and are on the Too Big To Fail banker's crony political donation lists. Boy, but they sure talked tough when they ran for office. I've seen this movie played so many times that I have simply lost faith. Regardless of who gets elected the nation continues down the same old path - in the direction of the edge of the cliff. Matters not whether the democrats or the republicans have the majority in congress. The results are the same. I don't see anyone on the 45th congressional ballot that strikes my fancy as a change agent. So I'll be writing in another cartoon character as a protest vote. I just haven't decided which one as yet.
Andy O'Connor March 23, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Thanks Jim. However, I have a VM from COLF stating WM did not submit a proposal, and CR&R wasRead Moreaw arded the contract.
Bob Forsberg April 03, 2014 at 01:05 AM
For a community of many homeowner associations requiring massive paperwork just to paint your ownRead Moreho me and pick an approved color, what idiot forgot to ask what colors these massive containers will be? Bright light blue with mammoth top heavy designs? These ugly plastic containers will require larger storage areas. If Waste Management got the obvious right, someone really needs to re-evaluate this questionable decision as to why a long term trusted utility within our city was denied continued support.
Jim Gardner April 03, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Hi Bob. I can't stress strongly enough the fact that WM had higher levels of satisfaction fromRead Moreresid ents in the City's biennial survey than any other City function, exceeding any one of our highly paid Department heads in their areas. They also have the highest reputation in the industry and the criterion against which every other trash company is measured, especially in recycling and green management where they are world leaders. They also had a lower bid that CR&R, although due to how poorly the RFP was written, it was impossible to give clear responses to every item. This Council makes poor decisions all the time, but usually they don't have such a major impact.
Jim Gardner March 05, 2014 at 11:55 AM
You are right Sharon, but it's too late. Last night the Council decided to go with CR&R for anRead More8 year contract. There is still one last chance to fight the enormous rate increases and that will be the April meeting. BTW - at the meeting last night, none of the council members who took money from the trash companies made any disclosures about accepting the money.
MFriedrich March 05, 2014 at 11:49 PM
Good job LF City Council. Way to degenerate the democratic process and simultaneously validateRead Morewhat every voter in America already believes to be true about politicians and corruption. It really is an "all-you-can-take-buffet" out there, isn't it? Congratulations for failing both ethics and your constituents. Maybe next week you'll pull of a hat trick for your adoring fans?
Concerned Elaine March 15, 2014 at 06:33 PM
We're not done yet! We need to submit our concerns and complaints to City Council before the AprilRead More2 9th meeting. This is unfair and will bankrupt our city's people.
Brian March 01, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Try calling SCE. It's their power lines that are in danger of being damaged.
Bob Forsberg February 18, 2014 at 07:33 PM
That what she said when Bill was smoking cigars with Monica.
Carl Petersen III February 23, 2014 at 05:39 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Gregory Raths February 18, 2014 at 09:04 PM
I am retired. So I guess I have to put that down. Crazy
Gregory Raths February 18, 2014 at 09:08 PM
So much for my military background. Anyway I ask for your votes on June 3, 2014. Pass the word. GREG
MFriedrich February 19, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Tom, Evidence points to a lot of US military interventions under Clinton. The list is quite long. I Read Moreagree that Somalia was a clusterf. Also Hill 937 and the Iraq War were clusterf's. I'm not convinced that left- or right-leaning political affiliation correlates in any way with actual US military success or failure in the field. Historically Democrats have demonstrated their own love affair with military interventions to solve foreign policy problems. In my opinion, they've shown the same lack of respect and distaste for US soldiers and their families as their Republican counterparts. The main issue for Mr. Rath is why can't he display his military service as part of his candidate description. I think it's b.s. that he cannot. But I also think, and I believe Mr. Rath's recognizes this better than most, that anyone going into politics, whether a soccer mom from Pasadena, a successful"job creator" small business man, or a former US soldier, doesn't mean they have a free pass from critical questions about policy, priorities, decision-making, cooperation and even ethics. As a voter, what I care about are vision, policy, problem solving, and action. It's 2014 so no one escapes the bullsh$% meter. People who care about the blue vs. red already watch FOX and MS-NBC. No need to waste money pandering to those constituents because they've made up their mind already. Politicians need to care about swing voters and recruiting them to the cause.
Shripathi Kamath February 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Cool. What are the next steps after having been alerted that a savvy local businessman who has made Read Morea small fortune while enjoying generous tax breaks, is not offering you satisfactory proof that his book is second only to the book he peddles superstition from?
andy fischer February 22, 2014 at 09:35 PM
As long as I contribute to Pastor Warren's church, I am destined to go to Heaven.
Homer February 10, 2014 at 08:43 PM
You may call SCE’s 24-hour customer service line at 1-800-655-4555. Or visit www.sce.com,Read Moreclic k on Customer Service, then Support Requests, then Residential Requests, then “Report Street Light Outage”. You’ll need to include the pole number(s) and location of the problem light
andy fischer February 10, 2014 at 09:24 PM
Actually, you don't need the pole number. The address is sufficient. However, many streets such asRead MoreB ake and Alton don't really show an address. That's when I call Edison and explain where the out light is.
Colin Hunter February 12, 2014 at 05:59 PM
I filled out a report on the lake forest city website and they opened a case with Edison. ThanksRead Moreal l.
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT February 03, 2014 at 12:32 PM
People all over the Patch are forwarding this guys post to the IRS, like me they must believe thisRead Morei s the guys job and is he reporting taxes? Do a Web search "please consider helping" and "please consider helping update" and more. On some of his post he talks about getting a $4,000.oo donation from one person He also changes his name on his post frequently... If you suspect something is a scam contact the FBI and ask them?
Cindy Piel January 25, 2014 at 03:03 PM
I have advised my one friend at Denny's, the manager who was there, to contact The Patch to giveRead Morethe ir side of this story directly. I have also sent an email to The Patch's editor. This IS a news site and I told him if they are going to allow stories like this to be posted that they should be trying to verify the story and get the other side of the story as well.
Jamie February 02, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Glad to hear there is more to this story. It was too short, too sweet and to the point. Only theRead Morepoi nt of the (alleged) offender tho.
Annie G. February 02, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Boys just wanna have fun, too, ya know. maybe the boys scouts be a good place to teach some do notRead Mores mash the jelly packets training. then, release them into the wild.
Tom Cagley January 14, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Colonel: Couldn't agree with you more. When I was a captain, I served a year with Congress. AtRead Moretha t time, late 70's, I believe that more than 70% of Congress members had prior service. Today, I doubt if 20% have that background. If members of Congress had gone through anything from basic training to combat command, or command of any field grade and above level, there would be a better understanding of what the military faces. Also, a better of understanding of how seriously we (officers) take/took our oath of office, something I think a lot of elected officials tend to take with the right hand raised, and their left hand behind their back with their fingers crossed! Colonel Tom Cagley, USA (ret) Lake Forest
Barbara Phillips December 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM
if you could send it to all on your friends list on face book and through email, we would reallyRead Moreapp reciate it. This family has been through so much this past year, your prayers and support would really help. I know the holiday season, it's not easy but it is the time of giving from the heart. Please just pass the story along and God will do the rest. God bless you. Barbara Phillips