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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
novato 3per July 24, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Cathy, you say "Typical Teapartier response" as if that's a bad thing...?
usmcboi July 25, 2014 at 06:36 am
sher why not do that for everything gun owners, felons, native americans car drivers its not yourRead More road none them have rights either pay your 30% tax and feel good while the poor each at each other till gone get rdy for the big fokall ppl gonna be a dosie day fast approaching when the people will have enough. of you libs when you libs turn on each other then dont wonder why. sayonara mfo america got this comin.
novato 3per July 25, 2014 at 07:04 am
Jeannie July 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
Where was this car wreck?? The useless PG&E outage site reports 2 (two) random outages too farRead More away to be related unless the area in between is indeed the unindicated outage area. Please investigate enough to provide some useful info and encourage PG&E to do the same on their map.
Nick July 23, 2014 at 03:06 pm
The other local online paper is reporting that it was on Sycamore just south of Mayhews Landing atRead More 12:15pm. Now wondering if this had anything to do with it: http://newark.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/speeding-at-lido
Nick July 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
The other paper is reporting that it was a 48 year old woman......so doubtful she was doingRead More doughnuts prior to the crash.
Andy Smith July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am
How ridiculous. That's like arresting Amtrak for all of the times the cops pick up peopleRead More transporting marijuana in big suitcases in their baggage cars (it happens frequently---you'd be surprised). Amtrak has nothing to do with that----they're just transporting baggage. Same thing here---FedEx is just transporting a package; they have no clue what its contents are.
Desert Rat July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Political grandstanding
Mark Talmont July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Meanwhile the national news networks seemed to miss the story when Google got caught in a similarRead More scheme, actually with more evidence of complicity. Not easy to find the story but here are two sources: http://www.wired.com/2013/05/google-pharma-whitaker-sting/all/ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Larry-Page-Canadian-Peter-Neronha-online-pharmacies-Justice-Department,news-12323.html The story was mentioned briefly on the Leo LaPorte show and in more depth by John Batchelor (who noted that Clinton DOJ henchwoman Jamie Gorelick was brought in to negotiate the half-billion $ settlement; Gorelick now sits on the Google board.
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
Credit: Justice For Andy Lopez/Facebook July 8 photo.
timothy July 14, 2014 at 05:40 pm
This angry mob wants a mob society. As sad as the event was, it is obvious that 1) theRead More "kid" was messed up on pot (and those of you in the know are aware that today's pot can really mess a person up, it is often STRONG and many cannot handle it) and 2) only a fool would carry a "fake" gun that looks like a real one and refuse to put it down (and enough already about the possibility he doesn't speak English, too bad!). If you were a police officer and felt threatened with a gun being pointed at you would you just sit there and "hope" he doesn't fire or "hope" it isn't a real gun? These protestors I believe want something else...I say that by the looks of the crowd. I won't go into that here but they are all wrong....and I hope the police get tough when someone needs an ambulance and they can't get there because a bunch of idiots are exercising their rights. Police....keep up the good work but be careful and try not to make mistakes. Oh and for you protestors, your goal is to make this sheriff lose his job and then what else do you want? You are all a bunch of hoodlums with nothing better to do. The TV news LOVES that....but the headline should be "Scumbags interfere with common decency".
Ms. B July 15, 2014 at 11:01 am
I'm so glad Deputy Gelhaus is back on duty. He made the right call (sad as it is that the dumb kidRead More had to die, but you know dumb.....) Gelhaus had to make that exact call. "If" the kid had a real gun and shot someone, the same moron protesters would be whining about him not keeping them safe blah, blah, blah. Gelhuas is a good cop and made a difficult call. Anyone saying anything else obviously has no knowledge of the recent school shootings and mass murders like the twit at UC Santa Barbara. As for the crowds of idiots having their little march, who cares. Stupid is as stupid does.
Jonathan Ly July 16, 2014 at 11:38 am
I am glad to hear some common sense on the Patch. As reiterated by most, it is sad and I wished itRead More never happened. We've been taught by parents and just learning through life that you have to be careful and smart around police. Not that they are dangerous. They just have a tough job and have to evaluate difficult and potentially dangerous situations in very short time. I don't get the protest and whether he smoked before hand doesn't matter to me. The protest doesn't address the root cause of the issue and this seems to be a trend in our current society. Trying to fix symptoms and lose focus on the root cause.
YoureAnIdiot July 7, 2014 at 07:54 am
Well? Where are the details EINSTEIN?
James Nelson July 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Autumn, you used to be Five-Oh!? I wish I could take back reading your Profile, this is why I don'tRead More read Profiles and get to understand people in commentary instead cause Profiles just ruin the vibe... My heart is Broken Autumn, you were part of the dark side! Totally Uncool. :/
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!
Lil mouth June 25, 2014 at 04:10 pm
They need to kill these people. Cut their necks off. Horrible people.
Ken Briggs June 25, 2014 at 04:59 pm
the courts should make the pimps that use kids put them in prison for five years for each child andRead More sign up as a sex offenders for life.
Becky July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Castrate them, since it is done to women all the time.
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.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Courtesy photo.
Desert Rat June 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Precisely the point Ken. Only good information should be posted, not guesses. You cannot put outRead More just a description of a white compact car to the whole world as this would inundate 911 and the dispatchers with calls. That kind of information is put out over the radio directly to patrol cars, but not to the general public. Just like an Amber Alert, the information has to be specific for it to be given to everybody.
nunya bizness June 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
This is a great idea . Why stop here? Let's keep it going. How about blue alerts forRead More suspect/vehicle in a homicide that just occurred? And how about a red alert for a suspect/vehicle in an arson that just occurred? Or maybe a green alert for suspects/vehicles in a terrorist attack?
Desert Rat June 18, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Or a pink alert for?
Donalyn Deeds June 8, 2014 at 10:01 am
Or, just follow the law and make a complete stop.
Ken Briggs June 8, 2014 at 10:51 am
Donalyn Deeds yes but some of the lights are not right , if you seen some of those lights , why doRead More they go off while you still have the green light for ? rvrn before the yellow light ?
Donalyn Deeds June 8, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Ken, that has not been our experience. My husband got busted two Saturdays in a row. HeRead More "offended" the second time before the first ticket came. We went to the PD and watched the video, and sure enough, he was guilty. And this is a man who has NEVER in his 60 years of driving received even a parking ticket. We were stunned. But, really, my comment was not about the cameras, per se. It was about those who were suggesting ways to get around it, like lights on the license plate, etc. That's all.
Spike H June 6, 2014 at 07:19 am
One of these arrogant pricks tried to ruin my life with a botched sobriety test on Tesla Road...
John R June 6, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Spike, if you didnt drink and drive, maybe you wouldnt be in that situation
Desert Rat June 6, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Dangit Geoff, beat me to it.
Matt June 6, 2014 at 07:49 am
If this is the most egregious "violation" of civil rights the ACLU can latch onto, thingsRead More must be pretty good these days.
Desert Rat June 6, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Well Ken, it seems you just don't get it. The test isn't about a 60 year old having a baby, it isRead More about applying the policy across the board. And, I am guessing that they simply asked some medical professionals at what age does bearing children become nearly impossible. Since there are women in their 50's who have become pregnant, they probably chose 60 just to safe as the cap. Wake up Ken, there is a bigger picture here. You are not seeing the forest for the trees, as usual.
Desert Rat June 6, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Well Ken, it seems you just don't get it. The test isn't about a 60 year old having a baby, it isRead More about applying the policy across the board. And, I am guessing that they simply asked some medical professionals at what age does bearing children become nearly impossible. Since there are women in their 50's who have become pregnant, they probably chose 60 just to be safe as the cap. Wake up Ken, there is a bigger picture here. You are not seeing the forest for the trees, as usual.
Elliot Rodger in his final YouTube video post.
Autumn Johnson May 26, 2014 at 09:08 am
UCSB Candlelight Vigil on Monday to Include Bay Area VictimsRead More http://fremont.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/candlelight-vigil-hosted-by-uc-santa-barbara-on-monday-to-include-bay-area-victims
Raphael Bruckner May 26, 2014 at 09:53 am
Hey is the Patch censoring my comment's? I'm Sorry if my use of language offences the editorialRead More Staff. However when you continually show this worthless piece of garbage's face you take away from the story of the victims. And that is offensive. Don't give any more air time.
James Nelson May 26, 2014 at 10:07 am
Autumn, while this may make sense from you or patches standpoint I stand firm in my opinion thatRead More Local, is Local. There's already enough agencies in the area like the Argus for one, and the Tri city voice to name another who cover such angles. But nobody seems to focus on just a single city, thus while everyone is focusing on other stuff, what matters most in the one city gets overlooked. I guess we just have different ideals of what's important.
Bong Sativa May 27, 2014 at 01:23 pm
I don't have a problem with the millions of Americans who enjoy marijuana or the tens of thousandsRead More who risk their freedom by defying the law to grow & distribute it to them. According to dozens of recent polls the majority of Americans now favor legalization & growing & selling marijuana won't even be a crime in California soon. Even those who are vehemently opposed to legalization concede that it appears to be inevitable at this point. I can even understand the need to arm yourself against potential intruders because "real" criminals could kick in your door & attack & rob you in your home at any time. It happens to people who aren't growing marijuana everyday & I certainly believe you have a right to protect yourself & your property with firearms if you wish. But when you start overloading a likely rented houses electrical capability by gerrymandering the wiring,bypassing the meter & stealing the power to do so it creates a potential fire hazard to neighboring homes as well. These people much like the imbeciles who set themselves ablaze by attempting to make hash oil in their garage don't give a damn about their neighbors safety & in turn cast millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens in a bad light. Unfortunately idiots come in all shapes & sizes & no group is without their fair share of them (Tea Party Republicans are a prime example) & they always make for great headlines. The fact is that the arrest of these three men & the confiscation of 642 marijuana plants is pretty insignificant for everyone but them when measured against the estimated billion dollars worth of marijuana grown in California every year. It's "high" time to cut our losses,quit wasting our meager law enforcement resources & burdening our overloaded prison system with those who provide the marijuana to the people who prefer marijuana to alcohol & prescription drugs. When will this madness stop ? Circle the first Tuesday in November 2016 on your calendar & encourage your friends & neighbors to vote to repeal decades of marijuana prohibition at last. Or contact your elected representative & demand change & a rational policy regarding marijuana today !!!
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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