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Tom Cagley April 20, 2014 at 11:35 am
Andy, of course it will. The truck either turned left or right! :)
Eric Bergstrom April 20, 2014 at 03:42 pm
How captivating! A couple of cars in a city far away from us here in SJC are scratched. Wow, thankRead More you New Patch. That really had a big impact on my life.
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
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Arran April 20, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Now that I think of it, I don't think I've ever seen any religious license plates. If its a unifornRead More law I guess its "Fair" but I don't see the point of the rule. There's a guy with "E Party" on his mini cooper at my dads yacht club.
Cliff April 20, 2014 at 06:37 pm
kramer had assman
Sam Chetcuti April 20, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Why doesn't this poor soul or in her case non-soul get the ACLU to fight for her. Those uselessRead More dregs will fight against anything associated with a church. It is true that some church goers sometimes go overboard in espousing their beliefs. I, however cannot think of a church goer taking up a complaint to the Supreme Court like Michael Newdow of Sacramento did. Looks like for you who think that church goers take things to extremes, to me it looks like the Atheists do.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 04:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
GreenInOC April 19, 2014 at 02:11 pm
The best way to boil eggs for taste and minimal to zero cracks/fractures: 1) bring eggs to roomRead More temperature 2) bring a large pot of salted water to boil 3) when water boils, turn off heat and lower eggs into water (a hand held mesh strainer is great) 4) put tight fitting lid on pot 5) set timer for 17 minutes **a cast iron pot is great because it will hold the heat for longer
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:09 am
Venice Local, I knew somebody would some day find something antithetical in the bible.
nonoise April 20, 2014 at 08:03 am
Change the noise law LA Municipal Code Chapter 11, Article 5, Section 115.02b. Remove theRead More "exemption" for churches. http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/search?keywords=i+am+a+noise+victim
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 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.
angienmaddie April 20, 2014 at 03:04 pm
No misplaced anger... if you read my comments, I said prosecutor and judge. By the time someone isRead More killed, it is too late. The actions speak loudly enough. It is pure accident that someone wasn't killed. We lost two children in a car accident (hit and run) and our lives will never be the same. They were 9 and 11 and they can't come back. It is sad that with all the money we pay in taxes (I paid over 120,000 this year for last year and honestly, combined with other's taxes, that isn't enough to keep people locked up for these kinds of travesties? It is appalling to say the least. Not angry at any comments but the prosecutor and judge and the failed system.
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".
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Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 10:22 am
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Steve Holton April 20, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Stupid Is as Stupid Does!
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Don April 20, 2014 at 08:09 am
For all the years I've had debit cards, never used them. If you're somewhere where credit cards, aRead More check or cash in your pocket can't be used, you shouldn't be there. Besides, most of you forget about all those last minute withdrawals and Irresponsibility takes over, yet you're still surprised- "what happened my bank account?"- the drunken stupor in the bar, or knee jerk "i gotta have it". Most can't afford those approaches, and the service fees know that
cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 11:17 am
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
Melissa Pinto April 20, 2014 at 06:46 pm
I never use my debit card I'm any store . Cash majority of the time and credit cards and I disagreeRead More no nobody deserves this to happen to them.
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Igor April 19, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 09:52 am
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
Nola Loper April 20, 2014 at 05:56 pm
This is a really tragic story. It scares me. I work with several young people who put video gamesRead More ahead of their kids. They get the big earned income tax credit checks, buy game consoles, big screen tvs, games up the ying yang. Their kids get yard sale flip flops, wear torn under sized clothes. They give their kids cough syrup to put them to sleep and stay up playing games. I pray no of them would ever do this.
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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.
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fact checker April 20, 2014 at 10:23 am
My children graduated many years ago Dawn. This is what you don't get. This is not about yourRead More children alone. It is about everyone's children. Where were you when schools in California faced the biggest obstacle of ever funding wise? It was called Proposition 13...a very badly written bill that was sold to taxpayers as a crusade against paying taxes. And it appealed to the "what's in it for me" crowd. The better question was presented by JFK..."ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Forgive any unintentional misquote. And now you campaign only for your child and care nothing about other people's children, unless of course they also benefit from what you want for your child. All of our children have not graduated and they have graduated already. You have a very self centered approach to your personal crusade and it is not what is good for our schools.
Dawn Urbanek April 20, 2014 at 11:32 am
Fact Checker- Every Chid in Public School Will Benefit if we can raise the LCFF Base Grant fromRead More $6,500 to $9,500.
shelly April 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Good job CUSD high schools for making the list by offering many opportunities for students to takeRead More AP and IB courses! Thank you to all the AP and IB teachers who go way beyond what is required to inspire your students to learn and be successful. I know many students who have taken these courses and discovered their academic passion for history, physics, biology, art, language, writing, etc.
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Steve April 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Next? Not prison if his family has money.
DP April 20, 2014 at 03:38 pm
He's just a copy cat of Mike Tyson.
Brian James April 20, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Eric love the post I found it Ear resistable
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 06:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 04:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 06:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 03:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 10:02 am
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 10:39 am
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
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karth turnage April 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Stopping free-be behavior has to start some where.Every one wants to get something for nothing. ItsRead More the current culture,if this guy was a vetran,it would be ok. Freedom isn't free.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Ever heard of making a mistake? He didn't know it wasn't for free. If they want to charge than putRead More the damn soda machine behind the counter.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 03:03 pm
The more I think about it, the more disturb I get. Think about it. You go the supermarket. They wantRead More you to scan your own groceries. Bag your own groceries. They want you to put the money in the machine. Have they lowered the prices? No. Now when you go to fast food places they want you to do their job for them. Pour your own drinks. Do you get a discount? No. Seems to me the more places you go the more they want, you the paying customer to do their job for them. Put the soda machine behind the counter and do the work that you want the minimum wage increase for.
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Megan V April 18, 2014 at 09:20 am
Let's not forget the "summer blend" that we are forced to purchase. This does nothing butRead More increase the gas prices, as this article states, the ethanol for the summer blend was a factor of the increase. There's no proven need for this more expensive blend they roll out when more gas is being consumed.
OldTimer April 18, 2014 at 11:54 am
Megan, the average price of gas NATIONALLY has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. Review the priceRead More charts. All public information. The California electeds love higher gas prices because the State collects the tax based on the PERCENT of the standing price per gallon. The higher the price the more you pay the governor. So they will use any old excuse to make you pay more. I expect gas to hit $5 a gallon this summer, even with the claim that we (the US) is producing more oil than ever. Supply and demand???? Sure. Pull my other thumb!!!
Homer April 20, 2014 at 09:36 am
Summer blend and Winter blend. Next they'll create marketing for "transitional" blends.
Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm
This man is no spiritual healer and how these women fell for his bullshit escapes me. When areRead More people gonna realize that in order to be happy all you need is to pray to God in the privacy of your bedroom, just you and Him and He will take your burdens off your shoulders and put them on His. You talk directly to Him, you don't need to talk to anyone else or to listen to stupid suggestions and ideas that only sick perverts can come up with just to take advantage of an innocent person. People please stop believing everything you here, especially on the internet. That's where people lie the most.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I'd love to make him drink a gallon of ammonia and make him eat a dozen raw eggs and rape him withRead More every object I can think off, just to see if he likes. This man is one sick individual and I guess his mother never taught him to respect women. I hope they give him a spiritual cleansing in prison performed by Bubba himself. Now that would be justice.
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?
Six bundles of cocaine were found in a gas tank of a SUV trying to get through the San Clemente checkpoint Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Tye Plummer April 17, 2014 at 10:50 am
Excellent job by our drug enforcement and border check agencies! Keep up the good work! Keep thatRead More crap out of our country.
Donna Fleming April 17, 2014 at 11:21 am
Thank you border patrol. You guys are doing a cracker jack job sniffing out drugs before they getRead More past the check points. Good job!
Rocky Neidhardt April 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm
You guys are so blind to the reality.. This checkpoint actually let's tons of drugs through onRead More purpose daily.. The cartels and the BP are working together. These "Big busts" are purely symbolic. They help keep the funding coming.. It is all a big lie.
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