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Orange County firefighters put out a house fire in Dove Canyon Wednesday night.
Amanda LaRosa April 24, 2014 at 03:02 pm
In purchasing two new homes and configuring security and fire systems no one ever brought up addingRead More a smoke alarm in the garage. D'oh! Lost sales opportunity!
andy fischer April 24, 2014 at 03:57 pm
While we're on "simple things make a big difference": back up all your important filesRead More (photos, videos, documents) etc on a removable USB hard drive (one terabyte drives are like $69). When you leave the house for a couple days, unplug it (takes five seconds) and take it with you. If the house burns down or is burglarized, you have everything that can't be replaced.
andy fischer April 24, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Also, get an earthquake gas shutoff valve installed. Couple hundred bucks installed (or you can evenRead More DIY - check Youtube). The largest earthquake probably won't destroy your house but the smallest fire (caused by the earthquake breaking the gas line) can destroy your house.
Patch file photo.
anothen April 24, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Listen to that pandering politician dribble: Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff for the OrangeRead More County District Attorney's Office, which promoted the bans. "We put our heart and soul in every brief and every argument to protect the children of Orange County from dangerous sex offenders. "We still believe it was the right thing to do. We don't regret the effort, and we're going to continue to do all we can to protect children from sex offenders." What a huge crock of horse manure. You would stand a better chance by applying for an audition at Universal Studios. There are very few dangerous Sex Offenders on the registry. Had it been reserved ONLY for the dangerous, ONLY then would it be worth all of the effort and expense the politicians were pushing on the American voter. Only just now are the common people are beginning to realize they sold us a raw egg, because they have tried vehemently to place every Tom, Dick and Mary that they could on the registry, regardless of whether they were legitimately dangerous. And now, the really dangerous, who are on the registry are well camouflaged behind the thousands who are not. It's your fault Politician, had you been wise instead of selfish, we would not have this mess now. I also accuse you, and your selfish pandering, that every sexual abuse, and sexual crime that occurs falls on your responsibility because you have the audacity to tell the common voter "We put our heart and soul in every brief and every argument to protect the children of Orange County from dangerous sex offenders." because you have not. As long as you continue to focus on the registry as the answer to the problem, you will never reach the goal. Either do some research, I mean real scientific research that will aid to reduce or eliminate Child Sexual Abuse, or shut up, I'm not buying it.
T. Weeks April 24, 2014 at 02:29 pm
One wonders how much heart and soul OCDA Chief of Staff Schroeder put into her goal of protectingRead More the children of Orange County from 'dangerous sex offenders' when she declined to step up to the microphone at the first of the Lake Forest parks ban repeal hearings in December of 2012. This was minutes after the Orange County District Attorney got his **** handed to him by the Mayor of Lake Forest (the video is on-line and about as entertaining as a city council meeting can be). The Chief of Staff was called to make her statement (one would assume she had submitted a speaker card) but chose to remain silent. She did not appear so shy when city council after city council unanimously voted for this ban after her presentations, typically without discussion and great appreciation for the foresight of the DA's office, all the while she was assuring them that this was researched by the finest and best the OCDA has to offer and that it would surely pass constitutional muster.
T. Weeks April 24, 2014 at 02:34 pm
@Bob Forsberg - ... and as even better people strive to uphold the Constitution. Listen andRead More repeat... these ordinances were ruled, and therefore are, unconstitutional. Nothing says that people (good and otherwise) cannot protect their friends and families. Just not at the expense of the Rights of others and the Constitution. Anything to the contrary would lead directly to the destruction of our society and civilization as we know it.
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Robert Curtis April 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Regardless of the years we MUST pay for his room and board the guy has a life sentence on the sexRead More offender registry and that's no picnic.
andy fischer April 23, 2014 at 04:54 pm
I still like the idea of some prison guys being used (voluntarily of course) to do the work illegalRead More aliens are currently doing: Positive, even though probably menial, work, potential for sentence reduction or treats, and reduction in idle yard time in which gang collaborations flourish. The farm owners pay the "job shop" state of California so the state gets some reimbursement for the costs of housing prison guys. The demand for illegal aliens goes down. Government resources aren't being drained as much on services to illegal aliens. Cool Hand Luke. Win Win Win.
Robert Curtis April 23, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Andy Fischer I agree with you, but at a deeper level. Cut our demand for foreign products to halfRead More by development within our own third world class in our prisons. The purpose has to be engineered as trade building for those incarcerated but sold at same price as imported goods from China. They after getting out will have support systems in place to help them intergrate back into society and it would help build back our once manufacturing industry. We have been mostly a service based country for to many years. Churches and social programs at community level will help by providing alternatives to incarceration. We are our brother's keeper anyway you look at it we just need a better way of being such. Even having a local currency at county and state level will help encourage us to build and buy local. Why do we have so much government anyways?
Patch file photo.
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 of Daniel Orozco.
GreenInOC April 20, 2014 at 06:28 pm
@Eric Bergstrom, yes 8 miles is sooooo far - what a travesty that it was posted to show up in theRead More SJC feed. Make sure to post your disappointment that this story, which had no impact on your life, was even reported by ABC as well: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=9509700
Tennickly April 21, 2014 at 08:20 am
Riveting video.
Douglas Martin April 22, 2014 at 09:46 am
I am subscribed to the San Clemente Patch (but not for long...), not the MV Patch. Why am iRead More receiving a story about MV?
Mark Sariana Gurrola was sentenced to 12 years for the November 2011 Fashion Island shooting. Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department.
Amused April 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Angie....you cannot legislate "good behavior".
Amused April 20, 2014 at 02:53 pm
Angie, Newport IS my back yard and after seeing 6 or 7 cyclist killed by drivers IN Newport I tendRead More to agree with Oldtimer. And he is correct - the average sentance for KILLING someone with a car who is on a bike is 3 years. I never advocated he not be punished but, leave your misplaced anger at the OC District Attys office - not me. Let's face it - once he has been released he will either be on his best behavior or back between bars.
Amused April 20, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Girl up Angie - you said "put him in your backyard" and that was a shot at me. You shouldRead More be shouting with me, not at me since we obviously feel the same way about the Judge and attys. Let's face it, money that would be well spent to prevent these tragedies never becomes available. Then look at you and your friends behavior about driving and drinking, texting, talking on the phone, eating, doing makeup, shaving, yelling at the kids and dogs and whatever else is DISTRACTING you at the time of the "accident".
Photo credit: Kyle Stucker
OldTimer April 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm
So are you telling me that if some joker stopped by with a 6 pound bucket of ludes that the copsRead More wouldn't ask any probing questions or at minimum jot down the numbers on his Ca plates and keep the bucket as potential evidence? I don't know if I buy that. Oh, and show up on April 26th 'rain or shine'? In the last 100 years how often did it rain on April 26th in Orange County? I bet we had more earthquakes on that date than rainstorms.
andy fischer April 19, 2014 at 07:05 am
Haven't Quaaludes been illegal since 1984? (I remember going to Halloween parties back in the 1970sRead More with people dressed up as huge "Rorer 714" pills) Hard to mention those in the context of a article describing dumping of (legal) prescription drugs.
OldTimer April 19, 2014 at 09:05 am
Oh, Andy. What's the use of splitting hairs with me? If you don't like the 'ludes' exampleRead More substitute the one of your choice. There are literally hundreds of 'legal' drugs. (ie. bennies, vallies, oxy, etc...). The point being if some clown showed up with a 6 pound bucket of them to drop in the amnesty safe I wonder if the cops would turn a blind eye like the article says. About as likely as witnessing the birth of a 2-headed goat IMO. Btw, I loved those 70's haloween parties. That "Rorer 714" costume you referred to must have been hilarious. I wish I would have thought of it. The best I could do was dressing up like "Father Time" while carrying around a cracked wall clock I brought from home.
Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Robert Curtis April 16, 2014 at 07:00 pm
This will be a slam-dunk for the DA's office (IMO). Why? I was told by an attorney that these kindRead More of cases due to their nature puts the burden of proof (not by law but by application) on the defense not the prosecution. In these type of cases you are guilty until proving yourself innocent. Ever try to prove a negative? Can't be done. Whether the guy is innocent or not he will be found guilty. That's not how it's suppose to work, but with anything sex relayed all normal standards go flying out the window (IMO). In this case it was argued that there is no evidence. In most other type cases the DA's office would not take the case because of the burden of proof issue, but because it's sexual in nature they're pretty sure of a win (IMO). If the guy did it he should be slammed, but no one knows the real truth because there is no evidence. It truly is a he said she said thing! The reasonable doubt should go to the defendant, but it won't. TRUTH
Wilson Boozer April 16, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Where on earth does one find these people? California has been known since the 'sixties as the landRead More of fruits and nuts, but for a woman to go to a motel room with a strange man, take her clothes off and allow herself to be anointed with ammonia and eggs makes one wonder how anyone who has been alive for the past forty years can possibly be ignorant of the cult-like practices of California's spiritual "healers."
andy fischer April 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
From the OCWeekly: "Ramirez, 39, of San Clemente, met a 33-year-old married woman through theRead More Badoo social networking website". This woman is going to have some credibility problems. Besides, what else is she going to tell her hubby-poo?
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Well, there is this dude (among many others): http://bit.ly/1j3Gb14 Or if you prefer YouTube:Read More http://youtu.be/VuY85oTRyy0
Robert Curtis April 16, 2014 at 09:57 pm
...an alibi? How many people have been convicted after giving an alibi without anyone available toRead More witness or support their alibi? To many! As I get older I have come to realize rarely are things the way they are fed to us or as they appear on the surface. The other sad thing is the media will quickly ruin a guy's life but never after being found innocent go back and recant or disclose the facts for what they really are. Why is that? Because it sells more news to tear down than to report truth on a follow up.
jeff s April 17, 2014 at 08:23 am
Ha! Look at his booking shirt. Black and white stripes. He's already wearing his future uniform forRead More the rest of his life, how wonderful. In fact the only time that he will probably be taking it off, is when he's being raped by large prison inmates who will share him like a bar of soap, again, how wonderful
Franc Cano booking photo. Courtesy of Anaheim Police Department.
Ron Lane April 15, 2014 at 10:34 am
Hey Douglas you may want to consider reading the article over.
Disgusted in SJC April 16, 2014 at 02:12 pm
our legal system SUCKS for lack of a better word.... Our problem starts in the juvenile system.Read More Slaps on the hand for serious multiple felonies. It should be mandatory for the scum ball criminals to face their accusers instead of cowering to a plea that is now where near as serious as the offenses that did in fact take place. *** Please note I am bitter and scorned as I have recently had to view the juvenile system up close and personal , my children were innocent victims of a 14 year old monster. 30 some felony charges led to a 2 yr sentence. Is it any wonder we have so many messed up people committing crimes.
monkey lewis April 21, 2014 at 11:55 pm
They were probably horny,they are sex offenders after all
Photo courtesy the Orange County Fire Authority.
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Makes you wonder what would have happened if there had been a half dozen people strapped inRead More wheelchairs in the bus. It's not a trivial task to release all those straps.
GreenInOC April 15, 2014 at 09:23 am
Wow, what incredibly lucky timing and so glad the driver noticed the smoke and was able to escape.Read More What kind of mechanical failure causes a vehicle to burst into flames?
Twitter photo.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
BG777; Your "truth", my "truth"; it's all in the mind of the beholder, bud. IRead More trust you're not driving while talking to God on your cell phone(?).
BLUESGUITAR777 April 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@SPH - LOL... so by that notion if I believe the sky is really green with yellow polka-dots thenRead More that's the truth/my truth? No 'bud', there is only one Truth and all else is a lie. I will not continue to argue on this thread however, out of respect for the victims, so we're done here.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
You mean you're done. Speak for yourself, son. See, that's the problem with evangelicals. They don'tRead More like it when someone wont partake of their Kool-Aid. (c;
Twitter photo of what the bus looked like as it was towed away.
Danny Jones April 20, 2014 at 09:45 am
Jaques,( jock ) trucks have been clean for some time now. My 1996 does not smoke, maybe a puff aRead More start up- and it has a million miles on the original engine. My problem with the damn CARB NAZIS is that they reneged on the agreement they had with the EPA and now say "well, so sorry Danny. Yeah, umm, we did say your truck was clean enough back in 1996, but now because we have enough whack-job treehuggers backing us, we can do whatever the hell we want". FINE but Commufornia, get ready to pay A LOT MORE for EVERYTHING you buy. I'm already enjoying the higher rates I can charge to brings cars into this backwards state. I continue to run my old truck and Laugh my way to the bank HAHAHAHA!!!!
Jock April 20, 2014 at 10:01 am
Danny. I'm sure Your truck runs clean. Tell me you haven't seen rigs that look like an 1870Read More locomotive running down the road. Don't get all literal, you know what I mean. If you grew up sucking the smog of the 50's here you would have a different opinion perhaps. By the way, they still haven't announced what caused this crash. Believe it, they will sue the $$$$$$ out of those who are causing fires, the trucking industry must go on efficiently and safely it is in every ones interest.
Kim Neal April 23, 2014 at 11:06 am
Fair Enough Curious ! At the end of the day, the editor is supposed to edit that which needsRead More editing...no? Now I'm curious.. And of course, being the mother of two collegiates myself..the heart is broken for all families..friends..and communities that lost what is desperately needed...the young ..intelligent...caring who would have overseen our futures ..
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Donna Fleming April 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
This is a horrific story. A moment in time and lives are changed forever. My prayers go out for theRead More lost lives, the parents of lost children, and those who lost their lives. This is a reminder to live each day well.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 12, 2014 at 09:58 am
I agree, Donna. And covering such a large geographic territory as I do, there are just tiesRead More everywhere, from Orange County to Arcate (city of Humboldt State University, where my son attends). I'm just heartbroken for all the families. Such tragedy.
andy fischer April 8, 2014 at 06:54 am
How much tax did that temple (or church) pay to fund the emergency crews?
Eric Bergstrom April 8, 2014 at 07:38 am
Geez, patch. Riveting video. We realize it was sent to you by the Orange County fire Authority, butRead More still you don't have to post that. A Scan of empty seats and firemen doing basic cleanup...really
Amanda LaRosa April 8, 2014 at 11:58 am
More than the cost of the seats in public schools these children don't occupy (and that theirRead More parents' taxes continue to support).
Patch file graphic.
Joker Joe April 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
And there was kick the can. Stick ball and hide and seek. I payed 5 cents for a fire cracker and IRead More was in Hog heaven. 5 cents was a lot for me at the time. N.Y. had the fireworks vendors selling them out of their cars. Also miss those days.
bbq April 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm
OldTimer said: "I've always had a soft spot for the side that got trounced." I know,Read More those poor Nazi's got "trounced." Had they not, they would now rule the world and those still allowed to "live" would be marching the German goose step. _______________________________________________ As far as kids not playing in neighborhoods nowadays, you can (partially) thank the good old homeowners associations for that!
OldTimer April 10, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Hi bbq. I figured that somebody would pounce on that. I was speaking from a philosophical senseRead More rather than a political sense. But I didn't expect everybody to catch on. So now instead of the germans ruling the world, we do. We have our foot in practically every nation on earth. I bet that suits you much better and makes you happy. Because, of course, we are the good guys and have earned the right to tell everybody else how to live. And that's fine. I like it when people are happy. Oh, and I won't blame the homeowners associations. I blame general alienation which is a normal progressive consequence that generally goes hand in hand with prosperity. Oh, and the reason I don't see any kids cutting grass anymore for spending money is because the illegals have captured that market and taken it away from the youngsters in southern California.
Dennis Walsh. Patch file photo.
Josephina April 9, 2014 at 08:40 pm
@ nobody ...I must agree it is kind of very stupid. It is also my view that he should not be theRead More president of a school board and do the right thing and resign. Resisting arrest is not wise and just shows his low IQ (perhaps below the room temperature) Is this the moral value and example of someone in charge of educating our children and grandchildren? OldTimer are you planning to write a novel about the hydrant and your dog?
OldTimer April 9, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Josephina, it's my impression that dogs build an emotional attachment with the local hydrants. YouRead More should see mine pull me from one to the other. Like a little locomotive. And who am I to know...there might be some secret communication going on there between the two? Why do you think dogs are so attached to hydrants versus, let's say, stop signs? Mine never goes to stop signs. There's something about a hydrant that seems to be special. Since I don't speak dog or hydrant language - I can't figure it out. So I stopped trying until this darn article popped up. Now I can't stop thinking about it. Oh well. I could go on for hours. If I did write an novel on it (and I could) it would be very entertaining and keep you on the edge of your seat. That's for sure.
nobody April 9, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Josephina April 09, 2014 at 11:40 PM @ nobody ...I must agree it is kind of very stupid. It is alsoRead More my view that he should not be the president of a school board and do the right thing and resign. Resisting arrest is not wise and just shows his low IQ (perhaps below the room temperature) Is this the moral value and example of someone in charge of educating our children and grandchildren? OldTimer are you planning to write a novel about the hydrant and your dog? _________________________________________________ Agree.
Chris Norby's Twitter photo.
OldTimer April 8, 2014 at 09:46 am
Very strange. I've heard of common Joes being charged for same or even less. The DA said that theRead More case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Perhaps the evidence was politically insufficient. Oh, well. I wish the best for all parties involved and I hope all get the help that they need to make it through this difficult time.
Nom de Plume April 8, 2014 at 10:37 am
Donna Fleming, how in heaven's name do you know about this case? Have you met and interviewed allRead More the concerned parties? Under oath? You seem ready to lynch this guy - who may not(or may) be such a criminal. Your assertions are merely allegations founded on what you have read and enhanced by your prejudices. I expect that the truth will eventually come out - but you have no idea what it is!
Pam Ragland April 9, 2014 at 08:57 am
From the statements they really should charge him. Then they can see where the evidence takes them.Read More Otherwise they won't look at the evidence or take it seriously. If abuse happens more than once there is a pattern. Have we not learned from OJ Simpson?
Patch file photo.
rada youngblood April 5, 2014 at 11:05 am
I knew him as a sweet fun person who was well liked by many people. He will be missed and my heartRead More goes out to his family.
tanya April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
Hi Penny, Just about a week or two ago I mentioned that it seems like this kind of thing is on aRead More sharp increase in OC, and here we go again. What the hell is going on when pedestrians are mowed down on a regular basis? What is law enforcement doing about this increasing problem? Have you thought about doing a story on that and getting their take on this? Seems like it's now a public service to address this on some level and by those who can do something about it (law enforcement).
andy fischer April 24, 2014 at 02:38 pm
"seems like this kind of thing is on a sharp increase" Is it in fact increasing? What doesRead More "regular basis" mean? What is your [a lady in a robe with curlers in her hair typing on her computer?] suggestion for law enforcement [experienced traffic engineers, experienced cops, road planners, lawyers, and auto manufacturers]? Is it true this was a suicide? Is it true pedestrians are 69 times safer per hour traveled than motorists are? Is it true that 99.7% of pedestrians killed by motorists were in violation of code (out of crosswalks, jogging in the street when there's a sidewalk available, etc)?
Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
mOmO123 April 2, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Maybe this horrible accident will help push our local cops to start ticketing jaywalkers in lakeRead More forest. I have seen people nearly cause accidents on every major street in lake forest because of jay walking i have even seen police stop on el toro for jay walkers then proceed past with out ticketing the person.
Patti Bout April 2, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Unfortunately most California pedestrians, whether they are crossing a street or crossing a parkingRead More lot, DO NOT LOOK BEFORE CROSSING! (and yes, I'm yelling) They totaly expect a 3000 + lb metal vehicle to stop on a dime as soon as they walk in front of you. And sadly, some get to feel what it's like to get hit with a 3000 + lb metal vehicle. I'm not saying this was the case in this instance, but I'd say 8 of 10 times, it is.
Jim Morgan April 2, 2014 at 04:09 pm
I was there, 3 cars back from the one that hit him. The cars were going 5 mph UNDER the speed limit.Read More I called 911 for the guy and checked his pulse, he had none. To me, based on how it happened, it looked like a suicide.
YouTube screenshot of the Mission Viejo burglary suspect.
andy fischer April 2, 2014 at 10:36 am
It looks like Pastor Jim.
OC4LIFE April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
why is the camera moving?? doesn't look like auto tracking camera. too shaky.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 11:27 am
I think it's a video of a video. So a video is recording a computer and whoever's holding that videoRead More is shaking (and talking, I doubt the surveillance camera had audio).
KTLA Screenshot
OldTimer April 3, 2014 at 12:05 am
There might be some TinselTown director out there watching this story unfold who might beRead More interested in turning it into a TV drama. He could call it "Lion Terror in the OC". Had I been the one to scare that mean cat away I'd probably dress up in a ninja outfit or something for the press photo. A Tarzan loincloth with a Fred Flintstone wooden club would probably be a little melodramatic and counterproductive, turning off most viewers with normal eyesight. In a lifetime most of us only get maybe 10 to 15 minutes of fame (at most). So my philosophy has always been to make hay while the sun shines. As a kid I was selected from the audience at an NBA game to carry an advertising placard on the BB court at halftime with a bunch of other kids. It was on the regional TV network. That was the beginning and end of my screen career. Thinking back maybe I should have done my Groucho Marx imitation routine. It might have opened a door and I could have been a somebody. Oh well. If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
Michelle B April 3, 2014 at 07:44 am
Too funny, OldTimer...
Rocky Neidhardt April 3, 2014 at 09:47 am
R I P to the Mountain Lion.. Wish this Idiot woman would have read the signs.. take your kidRead More somewhere safer! So stupid it hurts..
Four days this month, the Orange County Sheriff's Department will send out extra deputies to patrol for people texting and driving. Patch file photo.
OldTimer April 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Matt, thank you for clarifying your earlier comment. Now I understand your viewpoint much better. IRead More think there are alot of people who think like you do. In fact, I know there are since entire states have banned DUI checkpoints on constitutional grounds. Many people who understand history and the way powerful governments evolve are leary of the 'slippery slope' syndrome - by which onerous and consuming laws tend to build upon one another. How many new ones are enacted each year in California alone? 1000? Your comments on the SCOTUS are very observant. Look at their ruling on the ObamaCare mandate....that the Commerce Clause did not apply. This, of course, leaves the door open for government to mandate a tax on any behavior that it wishes to promote - and you must pay it (like it or not) or deal with the government enforcement arm. Unfortunately the SCOTUS has become highly politicized as of late and I find that to be quite precarious relative to the state of our nation. Per the problems we've witnessed with NSA and Mr. Snowden's revelations it seems that privacy in America is becoming an endangered species. And many of our highest leaders (like Diane Feinstein) are perfectly satisfied with domestic NSA spying but when she found out that the CIA was said to have spied on her Ms. Feinstein became enraged. The shoe hurt when it was on the other foot. I agree with your outlook on these matters in general, Matt. And I thank you for the update, sir.
Homer April 2, 2014 at 08:01 pm
A "Texting Checkpoint" is really entrapment. After all, if I see one ahead then I amRead More obligated to tweet the location to all my followers. ;*))
tanya April 24, 2014 at 09:52 am
Thanks for this, Penny. It's a little bit in line with what I've been bitching about lately. ButRead More why does this have to be observed for only a month? Law enforcement should be looking to crack down EVERY DAY. Haven't you all noticed the sharp increase in horrific accidents, including lawful, non-jaywalking pedestrians being killed, even on sidewalks and in broad daylight? And there are so many more accidents that don't get reported in the press only because they did not result in a fatality. I am sick and tired of people griping about "too much regulation" or "their rights" when their so-called "rights" are abused and endanger others, or are at the very least inconsiderate of others. I see people talking on their phones and texting while driving ALL THE TIME and driving accordingly. Not cool
A mountain lion stalked a mother and her two children at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Sunday. Patch file photo.
B. Player April 2, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Now, that the 9th Circuit approved CCA's in the O.C., we can all pack a piece while we hike forRead More emergencies.
Joel Sax April 2, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Laura, the point that I raised and has been raised by others is that no one is talking about justRead More what this mother thought she was doing bringing young children into an area marked as having a mountain lion. Official discussion has focused on the need to kill the lion, but nobody is talking about the elephant in the closet which is that this parent was ignoring signs and endangering her children. This is why I say that Whiting should be closed to people under 13.
PK April 2, 2014 at 06:43 pm
What the hell kind of parent would take her 2 young children on any trail with posted Mountain LionRead More warning signs anyway? Do us all a favor lady, and go to the mall or the playground where YOU and your "2 young children" belong. The mountain lion was in THE WILDERNESS where it lives. Not in your yard! So try not to be such a total idiot next time ok? Thanks..PS- You sound like the old story "The boy who cried Wolf" Desperate from some attention id' say. Just stay out of the mountains what ever you do!
Sommer Nicole Gonzales booking photo. Photo courtesy the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Ann Davis April 2, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Angela Thorne, So glad you beat the odds on recovery. Statistcally the odds are againest you. IRead More wonder where the parents are of these young people, how where they raised? For every one that made it there are a million who don't. The cycle is NOT broken for the children born. How can Joe who was decent have children?
hernibs April 2, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Ben I am so sorry for your loss....condolences to you and his family...
Ben Bullard April 3, 2014 at 08:58 am
thank you