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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
M. Michaelsen July 24, 2014 at 07:17 am
I don't care if someone is here legally or illegally when it comes to hit and run. I think this isRead More a great system suggestion. I wish I had a way to install a GoPro system in my car that would capture three minute segments in 360 degrees. Kind of like a black box in aircraft but also have an image file in addition to a systems analysis file. This sure would help in determining blame in an accident....
SA July 24, 2014 at 07:27 am
This is funny a complete political segue for a Commi Democrat / Liberal to introduce more ways toRead More apply taxes. i.e. additional $15.00 DMV fee to pay for Yellow Alerts.
ANDY BELLO July 24, 2014 at 08:05 am
This is a great idea but why do drivers hit and run I believe many don't have insurance or are underRead More the influence of drugs and alcohol no drivers license or registration, undocumented and drivers with warrants. We have the technology to take many drivers off the road remember it's a numbers game with hit and runners. How about on your license tags we start putting chips that send out a signal when your insurance is cancelled let's say after 15 days or license is suspended or a warrant is issued that would alert other drivers and law enforcement via the electronic road alert signs.think about this when you drive in the fast tract lanes your transponder sends and receives a signal which chargers your account but also alerts CHP that you don't have a transponder or possibility are a single driver in violation of the law. Along with a camera that would only take a picture for violators. Believe it or not most of the technologies are already in place in most cases we just need to combine and in prove the technologies already in place. This would also deter drivers from stealing your tags because there's is expired. This is a much different world we live in then years past. I was born in the 40s and raised in the 50s we had respect for others and family and not to say most of us don't but for the ones few that don't respect life and would leave you to die on the road side let's get them off the road.this technology could also block your cell phone from working if you don't have a hands free device in place. One last thing start noticing how many drivers just don't stop at a red light or stop sign they just slow down and roll through what don't they understand that Stop means Stop.
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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finchss July 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
How fast was the train going? I wish they would make a commercial making the public (foot trafficRead More and autos) aware of how difficult it is to stop a heavy train...I think it takes a couple of miles...even a lumbering freight. I have travelled on amtrak across America and presumably when all are tucked in at night they pick up speed to make up time to keep to schedules (especially on the east coast). It's a wonder there haven't been more horrific accidents. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Sally Lopez July 7, 2014 at 12:01 am
http://this-is-the-real-alexius.tumblr.com/ RIP her page seems like she was very lost and seekingRead More answers and hope and maybe just lost her way a bit, you are home now and safe from pain prayers o your family and that you are at peace now sweet girl. Lesson learned Social Media can be a tool for ALL parents if we just keep track of our kids today we can prevent terrible accidents like this. Our future is the youth!
Ariana Balurdi July 18, 2014 at 04:14 am
Alexius is now put at rest and it is none of anyone's business what happened if you want to know askRead More the family don't spread any rumors because the Internet lies . I love you alexius 💘 !
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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.
R Terry June 26, 2014 at 11:44 am
The guy was living in a garage...has nothing. You are going to tell me he was legal? He is aRead More smoker yet has no money. He smells gas and lights a cigarette anyway. What an idiot. He should not be awarded for being stupid. How much can you sue for if you walk across a freeway and get hit by a car? People have to take responsibility for their actions particularly when not in a country legally.
Ellen Zunino July 1, 2014 at 10:28 am
Yep, waking up in a room full of gas, lighting a ciggie and it's the gas company's fault. Mr. DiaoRead More is right. The US is the land of opportunity - no matter how dumb you are.
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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?
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Peridot Pearl June 25, 2014 at 08:53 am
What a horrible tragedy.
Tatiana June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
Had she served her sentence, this would have never happened, but upon being released she could haveRead More done this to someone else. Society keeps dealing with the symptoms of life, but not the causes. We need to take a proactive approach. When she was a child in school, I can only imagine the problems she exhibited in class. I can only imagine the agony she caused others. But what we do as a society is we let these people pass on to the next grade and on and on until they drop out or end up in jail. The parents are never held accountable. They can do whatever they want while not paying taxes and collecting benefits. I've seen this all too often. When the monster is fed, it will grow. It will grow until it takes all of us down with it. But it is such a taboo in society to ever blame the parents. You'll see mom's having 7 children in a motel and pregnant with another one on the way, with a father addicted to drugs. You'll see 15 in a one bedroom apartment, or you'll see 8 sharing one room, while 4 share the other. From this what do we expect as a society? To top it off, these types of people will get super angry if one tries to help them or show them a better way. Ignorance breeds ignorance. Until that deep level of ignorance is really challenged and dealt with, there is no hope, but only the same broken record playing over and over again.
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.
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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.
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R Terry June 11, 2014 at 08:57 am
Problem is she was alone (why is that?) and surprised from her sleep. Did this guy know she wasRead More alone?
Vito Spago June 11, 2014 at 09:07 am
Likely was a burglar and thought no one was home. Then decided 'what the heck'.
Yvonne June 12, 2014 at 08:20 am
Spago: yes you know because you think like a pedophile or are you one? Did you notice that isRead More wasn't a Mexican?
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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.
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Rodger Higgins June 3, 2014 at 12:20 am
Yeah, in California prisons the death sentence guarantees you to live a full life or 50 years whichRead More ever expires first. Death penalties should be carried out in 15 days or less and no appeals accepted.
daleford June 3, 2014 at 09:19 am
15 days Rodger???? That absurd. Should have the execution chamber connected to the court room andRead More should be fried as soon as the gavel drops. Why even house them for another 15 days. Eye for a bloody eye..
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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