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San Bruno after 2010 explosion and fires. Patch file photo.
Mark Kevin Birmingham April 22, 2014 at 10:47 am
How would PG&E PAY for any damages? With their base source of income comes from theirRead More customers, won't they just roll the acquired damages on to their customers?
Hugo April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Let me guess, this man was not really qualified for the job but got the job because of affirmativeRead More action. Just like other "entitled" people who think the world owes them and they just take. All the liberals feels so sorry for these people that they just let it slide by. Remember Muslim bakery? I know someone who worked at a section 8/ below market housing complex. Drug dealers were living there after their grandmothers died. People threw garbage all over and trashed their apartments and then demanded to have the apartments renovated. Our system is broken. Personal responsibility is what we need. Also, in a civilized society, people think about what is good for the whole, not just the individual.
lubov mazur April 16, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Shouldn't the bail be more or as much as the amount he is accused of stealing? 20% of $500k is moreRead More like a tax; he could just bolt and still have plenty.
Ken Briggs April 16, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Hugo You are maybe right , but with the low bail, will he still stay around ? doeshe still going toRead More the same church ? hell he should repay every dime plus interest and jail time . with his smart as kids maybe they mightknow how to repay the funds . any way he should be not paid to do nothing not even to use a computer.
Bong Sativa April 14, 2014 at 09:14 am
If a pizza parlor on Newark Blvd. needed burning Lil Caesars would have been the obvious choice !Read More Too bad that it was Love at First Slice instead,let's hope that they re-open soon !
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 06:44 am
Not Love at first slice, I cant stand the thought of losing the best pizza in the Tri Cities. MyRead More best wishes for a speedy recovery I hope you reopen soon.
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michael buckings April 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Does this bill compromise the 6th amendment right of accused confront the witness against him?
T. Brickle April 10, 2014 at 09:30 am
Very good question Mr. Buckings. I would hope that was considered when teh bill was authored.Read More Tri-Valley residents would be shocked if they knew how much human trafficking is going on right here in our "backyards". It's not just about prostitution and other sex-related acts, although that is a MAJOR component. Forced labor/involuntary servitude has many forms from prostitution to selling fruit on a street corner. For those interested, check out this website: http://millionkids.org/
karth turnage April 7, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Jake is a fair and honest man.I know he takes these traits to the bench when he makes decisions.
Jim McSharry April 13, 2014 at 01:53 am
He took his chances trying to get the court to take their responsibility seriously. UnfortunatelyRead More they turned on him, just as I would expect. It's been a long time since anything but the very worst police misconduct is even given a second glance. They all rally around each other and try to gloss over their everyday brutality and corruption. I have taken a decision to the appellate and the three of them could not have cared less about the misjudgment of the officer, and worse, improper court procedure. So my experience tells me in spite of his priors, he had justification for suing the police, and probably the hospital as well. But our courts judge by where they think you stand in society, not by merits of any particular case facts. It's a sad time in America.
Desert Rat April 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm
So that justifies death threats to the judges? That is even more sad if you think so.
CAL FIRE and the California National Guard hold their annual fire aviation training. Photo courtesy: Cal Fire
Rene' B. April 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
This was a very interesting and instructive clip. It makes us all feel safer knowing that the twoRead More branches of safety are training together to get out all the snags. Thanks.
Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website shows the senator swarmed by reporters as he leaves a federal courthouse on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Zinn April 1, 2014 at 06:18 am
I understand there is a loophole that will allow him to defend himself via the use of his campaignRead More contributions..
dan mcdunn April 1, 2014 at 08:10 am
We could be reading a similar story about every single one of our "public servants",Read More democrat or republican. Everything is for sale for what amounts to peanuts to the corporations and criminals that make "political contributions". The larger we allow the state to grow the worse this is going to get. "when you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and pull then by work, and your laws don't protect you against them but protect them against you - when you see corruption Being rewarded and honestly being a self sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand
Russell April 1, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It is unbelievable to me that he is still collecting his salary. While the federal government wagesRead More a war on terrorism, Yee tries to sell them weapons. I hope he sees the inside of a prison as a result. Imagine how the other corrupt politicians in Sacramento are sweating.
35 Year Resident March 31, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Hang up and drive!
Jow April 1, 2014 at 08:13 am
When will "putting on make-up" while driving become distracted driving? I see so manyRead More women doing this...
LMO737 April 1, 2014 at 04:06 pm
No more threats! First offense, suspend license, sell car at auction, give driver Bart and BusRead More schedules. These drivers can use public transportation.
Aima Watt Chen Yu March 28, 2014 at 09:26 am
Too late for explanations! You POS should of known better. I hope you live a lousy life in prisonRead More getting what you deserve! ABSOLUTELY NO SYMPATHY HERE WHATSOEVERRRRR!!!!
Lance Cpl. Andrew Silva Photo Courtesy: ABC7 News
Manny March 28, 2014 at 07:22 am
Our sincere condolences to your family. We will pray for you and your loved ones.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 1, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Funeral Services for Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken DriverRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/funeral-services-for-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver
l April 6, 2014 at 06:51 pm
His life was cut very short and God Bless you. I feel very sorry his wife and beautiful son. I wasRead More at funeral and crash side last week even though I do not know him. He left behind a wife and a beautiful son behind. Lester
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Anybody who criticizes Leland Yee is racist. Felonies not withstanding....
Hutch March 28, 2014 at 09:10 pm
What's the difference between Leland Yee doing favors for political contributions and otherRead More politicians doing favors to unions and corporations? The whole system is rigged to screw taxpayers. They need to stop all personal gifts and corporate donations including unions.
Hutch March 31, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It's time for this crap to stop. Send Jerry Hill a message Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov Tell him toRead More change laws to stop all "gifts" and stop contributions by lobbyists, corporations and unions. Also if a politician is suspended they should lose all pay and benefits unless they are later exonerated.
Zinn April 2, 2014 at 07:05 am
A fair/thoughtful post Khandrola. Take Joe Citizen for what he is-a cyber bully. His threateningRead More insults mean nothing. Just another loser out in cyberspace.. And let's not forget the important part to this story, a young american who fought for his country, losing his life at the hands of a drunk driver.
Joe Citizen April 2, 2014 at 07:47 am
Oh how nice of Zinn to suddenly care about his death, good on you for that. I'm no bully Zinn, I'mRead More a speaker of truth! Funny you play the victim now but when originally posting your filth you were so confident and sure of yourself. A bully does mean things and picks on others because they are weak and helpless, you and the other moap spouted off a worthless opinion and got verbally throttled for it. People don't like bullies Zinn, and yet the large majority of people who read this article agreed with me and my view of you both. Stop playing the victim Zinn and just remove your head from that dark region you normally store it in.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 2, 2014 at 07:55 am
Congressman Honors Life of Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken DriverRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/congressman-honors-life-of-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 10:09 am
Memorial Fund Created for Family of Union City Marine Killed in Suspected DUI CrashRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/memorial-fund-created-for-family-of-union-city-marine-killed-in-suspected-dui-crash
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Emeryville Man Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash that Killed Union City Marine to be ArraignedRead More http://fremont.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/emeryville-man-arrested-in-suspected-dui-crash-that-killed-union-city-marine-to-be-arraigned
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 1, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Funeral Services for Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken DriverRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/funeral-services-for-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver
Aima Watt Chen Yu March 26, 2014 at 08:30 pm
I hope the POS burns in hell for his actions... This poor VETERAN is gone. His life taken away fromRead More him, his family and all who knew and loved him... THIS SHOULD NEVER OF HAPPENED.. You're right Calcie, its always the innocent..
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 10:09 am
Memorial Fund Created for Family of Union City Marine Killed in Suspected DUI CrashRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/memorial-fund-created-for-family-of-union-city-marine-killed-in-suspected-dui-crash
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 1, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Funeral Services for Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken DriverRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/funeral-services-for-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver
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Desert Rat March 20, 2014 at 09:01 am
Spike I think you hit the nail on the head with the dump comment. I think a lot of people dumpRead More larger trash because going to the dump costs a fortune. When I had a couple of mattresses to get rid of, I called the dump and asked how much to drop them off. It was $60 per item, box spring and mattress. $120 to drop off both pieces. This is why I've seen mattresses over in the industrial area, out on the side of Tesla Rd., etc. I ended up cutting both up, stripping out the metal and taking it to the recycling place, then putting the rest in the garbage can. There is no excuse for throwing your fast food bag out on the road. But I can see somebody not wanting to pay a lot of money to go to the dump to drop off a couple of bags of junk from the house. Still, no excuse for littering.
Becky March 21, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Desert Rat, I think You're exactly right about the huge dump fees. I did that same thing you didRead More with a couch. I busted it up with a sledghammer, sawsall, crowbar, and utility knife, and put it in my garbage/greenwaste. A footstool, bathroom vanity, and chair met the same fate.
She March 22, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Instead of throwing away good used items try Urban Orr in Berkeley. They take old items so thatRead More older homes can be fixed up for the time period they were built. Or whatever you want older style items for. Just an idea of not filling the dumps. And saving money.