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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
An\on July 24, 2014 at 11:06 am
????? So, when a hit and run occurs and someone calls police, they can't trace the car to it'sRead More owner? Even if it's stolen the chances of catching the individual before the car is ditched is slim. My other objection is the more "alerts" you put up the less people will pay attention to them. Do you think they'll be putting up alerts to remind us to bring home a loaf of bread?
gene smith July 24, 2014 at 11:20 am
Ms. White should pay a little more attention to the way things really are.....not just live in aRead More dreamland where things have no relationship to other things. The Politicians in Los Angeles are allowing it's destruction, and in many cases encouraging it. I have no idea why, but the facts of the matter speak clearly for the inaction we have to witness and pay for the consequences of. Check History. Hit and Run Accidents have increased dramatically...WHY? There are no consequences.
SA July 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm
@Cathy White “Has nothing to do with any particular political affiliations” … OkRead More if you say so, just like STDs have no particular affiliations with any type of safe sex practice or lack thereof!
Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock, the woman seen in a video being punched by a CHP officer, filed a lawsuit today. Patch file photo.
TT July 18, 2014 at 08:24 am
I've driven enough miles to have witnessed how drivers react to things such as an empoweredRead More inconsiderate nut with no regard for society walking casually in traffic lanes. Many drivers will react with panic braking and jerking of the steering wheel, which is incredibly dangerous to the public. Don't we have the right to safely use the freeways that we paid for without empowered inconsiderate nuts who balk our laws, endangering us and our children!? What about OUR civil rights!? How much have we already paid (in vain) to educate this nincompoop (and others) who casually walks on the freeways, and undoubtedly goes through life with her nose high in the air, shunning our most basic laws!? And her dirty lawyers want us to pay more!?
Donna Roberts July 18, 2014 at 09:09 am
You can't expect a mentally ill person to act like non-mentally ill person. But you are right, TT,Read More she needed to be removed from the traffic lanes. She did NOT need to be brutally and horrifically pummeled by a big, strong man, pounding her repeatedly on her head and face. Once she was taken out of the street, she was no longer a "threat" and needed to be treated like a human being with compassion towards her obvious disability. The particularly policeman who assaulted her should pay, not the public.
TT July 19, 2014 at 09:16 pm
Hello Donna. I guess I'm not over a similar situation, when late at night, an inconsiderate jerkRead More decided to take a shortcut by crossing the 5 freeway, causing me to take dangerous emergency action to avoid hitting him. And he seemed to have a smirk on his face after endangering me and everyone else within close proximity. Unfortunately, by the time I was able to pull over to beat him into oblivion, he was long gone. For this reason, I can relate to the officer because I know exactly how he felt. And because I'm not a violent person, I feel that the cop probably isn't either until pushed to this level. When you witness this kind of thing, it makes your blood boil. But if the subject of this article and video is so mentally impaired that she didn't understand what she was doing, then I accept your position. BUT if she simply has no interest in public safety and or our laws, then let's give the cop a slap on the wrist and a $25 fine. Either way, we should team up and beat the *$^@ out of her lawyers for good measure.
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
Bryan Stow was beaten and severely injured at Dodgers Stadium in March 2011. A jury has found the Dodgers business entity negligent in its security for the stadium. Patch file photo.
Vito Spago July 10, 2014 at 07:09 am
Deceiving headline. It was the perps that beat Stowe that were negligent. Dodgers were only 25%Read More neglient but they have to pay all because they are the only ones that can pay. Lawyers typically get 50%. I guess Stow will have to accept less medical care.
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Tomas Infante July 11, 2014 at 01:56 pm
It truly is a generally accepted fact. I have got a reason, from the bible and I think it isRead More 'concrete' enough. When a man and woman get married, they become one flesh. There is a unity between them. But, it is the man who is the head of the family. Some may think that this was a cultural notion that snuck into the Bible, but quoting from it: "For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. " (1 Cor. 11:8-10). This headship is not about having the upper hand nor is it to mean that a woman has no rights or is a second class citizen. The husband is still commanded to love the wife. The headship issue is an issue of order, not of who is better or more important. But what happens when there is a shift of power in the family? Say the man loss a job and the woman becomes the bread winner. The man becomes less important or worthless. The woman is empowered, Like a "King" who commands her subject. This is exactly the case with Infante. Charito became so bossy that she started calling Infante humiliating names such as stupid, dumb and idiot. Sure she is a nurse but she lacks the psychological thinking of a nurse. Ignoring all the needs of a spouse such as emotional, physical and sexual. Infante endured humiliation for years. Charito humiliated Infante in front of family and friends. Saying statements such as " I should have return you to your family." To a man, that is the most humiliating thing you can say. That is probably why Infante had done what he did! Enough is enough! So to all the men who are head of the families, do not lose that status. Work hard to maintain that status. Head of the Family!
Tomas Infante July 11, 2014 at 01:57 pm
It truly is a generally accepted fact. I have got a reason, from the bible and I think it isRead More 'concrete' enough. When a man and woman get married, they become one flesh. There is a unity between them. But, it is the man who is the head of the family. Some may think that this was a cultural notion that snuck into the Bible, but quoting from it: "For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. " (1 Cor. 11:8-10). This headship is not about having the upper hand nor is it to mean that a woman has no rights or is a second class citizen. The husband is still commanded to love the wife. The headship issue is an issue of order, not of who is better or more important. But what happens when there is a shift of power in the family? Say the man loss a job and the woman becomes the bread winner. The man becomes less important or worthless. The woman is empowered, Like a "King" who commands her subject. This is exactly the case with Infante. Charito became so bossy that she started calling Infante humiliating names such as stupid, dumb and idiot. Sure she is a nurse but she lacks the psychological thinking of a nurse. Ignoring all the needs of a spouse such as emotional, physical and sexual. Infante endured humiliation for years. Charito humiliated Infante in front of family and friends. Saying statements such as " I should have return you to your family." To a man, that is the most humiliating thing you can say. That is probably why Infante had done what he did! Enough is enough! So to all the men who are head of the families, do not lose that status. Work hard to maintain that status. Head of the Family!
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.
Patch file photo.
Buster June 26, 2014 at 09:27 am
Why are safe and sane fireworks not allowed? I understand not allowing fireworks that explode in theRead More sky but outlawing safe fireworks is wrong. Government overstepping its duties.
Buster June 26, 2014 at 11:40 am
Some people just feel good when the government controls every aspect if their life
CC June 29, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Why banning the Fourth and all American holidays? What's left to look forward to?
Photo courtesy the California Highway Patrol.
TT June 24, 2014 at 07:47 am
And I keep hearing "diversity is our strength".
Chris Griffin June 24, 2014 at 09:06 am
38 million people in California, 9.9 million people in LA County. So, LA County has 24% of theRead More population of California. And 24% of the cars stolen in the state are from the county. Silly story. They could rename it, "State of California has 100% of the stolen cars in the state"
Jeffe' June 24, 2014 at 09:27 am
+1 Chris, the first thought I had with that headline was "Well I wonder what % of theRead More population/cars are in LA county"
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.
Patch file photo.
daleford June 22, 2014 at 08:34 am
Kudos????? Are you guys serious??? Wouldn't they have been more brave to use protection or justRead More refrain from sex? Are you kidding me that kudos should be given when a child is left to the state? You guys are crazy!!!! Will it really have a better life and loving family??? It is my opinion that abortion is even better than a child being left to the tax payers!! God gave us birth control and abortion, use them!!!!
Trisha Bowler June 22, 2014 at 08:54 am
YES KUDOS!!! Mistakes happen and by that I mean girls and women get pregnant all the time. InsteadRead More of flushing this precious life down a sink she chose to carry it to term then give it up to someone who will adopt her and give her a good life. Someon I know and his wife have been trying for years to have a child and have had no success. I asked him why didn't they adopt and his response was "too expensive". This part has to change. Taxpayers are not paying for this baby, the adoptive parents are. Daleford you have a very selfish attitude.
daleford June 22, 2014 at 10:02 am
And Trisha, until adoptive parents are found who pays for it??? And seriously, if you can't affordRead More a "too expensive" adoption, how can you afford a child? You anti abortion people just love to throw more and more kids into the so called "adoption pool". So many kids already out there that need loving parents, that safe surrender over abortion is a joke. Unless your a good christian conservative republican living in days past. Abortion is a good option for those so called " mistakes " you women have.. Which the only mistakes were lack of responsibility in having sex without protection. I am glad there is abortion, and more women should use it. And the day we shut down abortions, is the day women will go back to the coat hanger and trips to mexico where they will keep the vacuums running for us. See Trish, it all narrows down to this, you have your choices and I have mine. And I will gladly fight for a woman's choice to abort is she so desires.
Sandra Bullock. Patch file photo.
TT June 19, 2014 at 07:15 am
If you get caught fishing without a license, or some other fishing violation, the fines areRead More astronomical, and out of proportion with the act. And the officer will say "we don't catch many violators, so the few we catch, pay for the rest". And everyone seems to accept it. But with far more serious crimes, such as the identity theft scheme I just heard about on the radio, or breaking into people's homes, everyone seems to be ok with very light punishments, while authorities admit that they are close to powerless in preventing them. I propose extremely harsh punishments for serious crimes that are difficult for authorities to protect us from. It seems to work for fishing.
Sandra Bullock. Patch file photo.
TT June 11, 2014 at 06:35 am
It is extremely disturbing that a nutcase with no regard for another human being, violated a privateRead More residence, and was able to get out on bail. Especially with all of the deadly cases these days, there should be absolutely no tolerance for this kind of act.
ALICIA THOMPSON June 11, 2014 at 07:40 am
I totally agree with TT...........
GG June 11, 2014 at 11:34 am
Where did you see he got out on bail? Nothing in this story says that. It says they raised theRead More amount he could bail out, and he's due back in court.....If he doesnt raise bail, then he would be sitting at county right now waiting his next court date. I agree wholeheartedly that people like this should be put away and forever isnt long enough. Letting him out just means someone will be another victim at some point.
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Ish June 8, 2014 at 02:57 pm
CENNNNSOORREEDD
Ish June 8, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Geez. You can't even say that? It's like Nazi Germany in here.
nonoise June 13, 2014 at 10:18 am
I notice that sometimes post does not go through the first time. Just right click and copy it inRead More case it does not get posted. Then click paste to put it on a second time. Not sure why that happens. To be safe, just right click and click select all. Right click again and select copy. Then post your comment. If it does not get posted right click and select paste. The post usually goes through on the second time around. Not sure if that is a technical problem with the patch website.
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
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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