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Patti Bout April 20, 2014 at 10:53 am
@Danny - do you think there are any cares under the roof that is on the ground?
Patti Bout April 20, 2014 at 10:54 am
* cars
Tom Cagley April 20, 2014 at 11:35 am
Andy, of course it will. The truck either turned left or right! :)
Mark Sariana Gurrola was sentenced to 12 years for the November 2011 Fashion Island shooting. Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department.
angienmaddie April 19, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Let him out with a shorter sentence and he will kill for sure next time. You think he tried to NOTRead More kill someone?? I think he wanted to. This conversation is absurd. What if it was your mother and she was shot. They waste the tax payers money on so many other unnecessary things, build new prisons in the middle of the desert.. Come on.... Do you really want this guy living next door... or behind your house in a ditch? Homeless transient?? How did he get a gun to begin with??? This is CRAP and you know it!!!! Lock him up. He doesn't have the right to risk someone losing their life because he is a wack job. He'll do it again and again... They when someone is dead, what you gonna say then??? This is disgusting....
Amused April 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Angie....you cannot legislate "good behavior".
angienmaddie April 20, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Fact is, it is NOT legal for him to walk into a mall and fire off a gun for 50 some times... It is aRead More crime and the fact is that the sentences do not fit the crime. It is factual that people repeat the crime. 12 years with possible parole in 6 is NOT sufficient for this crime. This is disgusting. When released, put him in your backyard Amused...
Photo credit: Kyle Stucker
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.
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.
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Well, there is this dude (among many others): http://bit.ly/1j3Gb14 Or if you prefer YouTube:Read More http://youtu.be/VuY85oTRyy0
Robert Curtis April 16, 2014 at 09:57 pm
...an alibi? How many people have been convicted after giving an alibi without anyone available toRead More witness or support their alibi? To many! As I get older I have come to realize rarely are things the way they are fed to us or as they appear on the surface. The other sad thing is the media will quickly ruin a guy's life but never after being found innocent go back and recant or disclose the facts for what they really are. Why is that? Because it sells more news to tear down than to report truth on a follow up.
jeff s April 17, 2014 at 08:23 am
Ha! Look at his booking shirt. Black and white stripes. He's already wearing his future uniform forRead More the rest of his life, how wonderful. In fact the only time that he will probably be taking it off, is when he's being raped by large prison inmates who will share him like a bar of soap, again, how wonderful
Patch file photo.
Ines Negrete April 16, 2014 at 11:41 am
Thanks, Penny!
Patti Bout April 16, 2014 at 02:06 pm
what part of MV?
Chris Cordry April 17, 2014 at 08:03 am
We didn't have power until 8:30 am Wednesday morning. Margurite and La Barca.
Franc Cano booking photo. Courtesy of Anaheim Police Department.
Joker Joe April 15, 2014 at 09:09 am
Cruel and unusual punishment is keeping people on death row for 22 yrs. Execute them in one year.Read More Show you have a heart! As for justice. It is a oxymoron. Justice comes from the front of a barrel.
Ron Lane April 15, 2014 at 10:34 am
Hey Douglas you may want to consider reading the article over.
Disgusted in SJC April 16, 2014 at 02:12 pm
our legal system SUCKS for lack of a better word.... Our problem starts in the juvenile system.Read More Slaps on the hand for serious multiple felonies. It should be mandatory for the scum ball criminals to face their accusers instead of cowering to a plea that is now where near as serious as the offenses that did in fact take place. *** Please note I am bitter and scorned as I have recently had to view the juvenile system up close and personal , my children were innocent victims of a 14 year old monster. 30 some felony charges led to a 2 yr sentence. Is it any wonder we have so many messed up people committing crimes.
Photo courtesy the Orange County Fire Authority.
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Makes you wonder what would have happened if there had been a half dozen people strapped inRead More wheelchairs in the bus. It's not a trivial task to release all those straps.
GreenInOC April 15, 2014 at 09:23 am
Wow, what incredibly lucky timing and so glad the driver noticed the smoke and was able to escape.Read More What kind of mechanical failure causes a vehicle to burst into flames?
Twitter photo.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
BG777; Your "truth", my "truth"; it's all in the mind of the beholder, bud. IRead More trust you're not driving while talking to God on your cell phone(?).
BLUESGUITAR777 April 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@SPH - LOL... so by that notion if I believe the sky is really green with yellow polka-dots thenRead More that's the truth/my truth? No 'bud', there is only one Truth and all else is a lie. I will not continue to argue on this thread however, out of respect for the victims, so we're done here.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
You mean you're done. Speak for yourself, son. See, that's the problem with evangelicals. They don'tRead More like it when someone wont partake of their Kool-Aid. (c;
Twitter photo of what the bus looked like as it was towed away.
GreenInOC April 13, 2014 at 07:27 pm
@Henry Xavier, next time you claim someone is deficient in their education you might want to useRead More spell check. On another note, you ask (at least I think you are asking), if anyone thinks that the drivers were texting, then claim "This may help" (sic). How does that help?
Danny Jones April 20, 2014 at 09:45 am
Jaques,( jock ) trucks have been clean for some time now. My 1996 does not smoke, maybe a puff aRead More start up- and it has a million miles on the original engine. My problem with the damn CARB NAZIS is that they reneged on the agreement they had with the EPA and now say "well, so sorry Danny. Yeah, umm, we did say your truck was clean enough back in 1996, but now because we have enough whack-job treehuggers backing us, we can do whatever the hell we want". FINE but Commufornia, get ready to pay A LOT MORE for EVERYTHING you buy. I'm already enjoying the higher rates I can charge to brings cars into this backwards state. I continue to run my old truck and Laugh my way to the bank HAHAHAHA!!!!
Jock April 20, 2014 at 10:01 am
Danny. I'm sure Your truck runs clean. Tell me you haven't seen rigs that look like an 1870Read More locomotive running down the road. Don't get all literal, you know what I mean. If you grew up sucking the smog of the 50's here you would have a different opinion perhaps. By the way, they still haven't announced what caused this crash. Believe it, they will sue the $$$$$$ out of those who are causing fires, the trucking industry must go on efficiently and safely it is in every ones interest.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Donna Fleming April 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
This is a horrific story. A moment in time and lives are changed forever. My prayers go out for theRead More lost lives, the parents of lost children, and those who lost their lives. This is a reminder to live each day well.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 12, 2014 at 09:58 am
I agree, Donna. And covering such a large geographic territory as I do, there are just tiesRead More everywhere, from Orange County to Arcate (city of Humboldt State University, where my son attends). I'm just heartbroken for all the families. Such tragedy.
andy fischer April 8, 2014 at 06:54 am
How much tax did that temple (or church) pay to fund the emergency crews?
Eric Bergstrom April 8, 2014 at 07:38 am
Geez, patch. Riveting video. We realize it was sent to you by the Orange County fire Authority, butRead More still you don't have to post that. A Scan of empty seats and firemen doing basic cleanup...really
Amanda LaRosa April 8, 2014 at 11:58 am
More than the cost of the seats in public schools these children don't occupy (and that theirRead More parents' taxes continue to support).
Patch file graphic.
Joker Joe April 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
And there was kick the can. Stick ball and hide and seek. I payed 5 cents for a fire cracker and IRead More was in Hog heaven. 5 cents was a lot for me at the time. N.Y. had the fireworks vendors selling them out of their cars. Also miss those days.
bbq April 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm
OldTimer said: "I've always had a soft spot for the side that got trounced." I know,Read More those poor Nazi's got "trounced." Had they not, they would now rule the world and those still allowed to "live" would be marching the German goose step. _______________________________________________ As far as kids not playing in neighborhoods nowadays, you can (partially) thank the good old homeowners associations for that!
OldTimer April 10, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Hi bbq. I figured that somebody would pounce on that. I was speaking from a philosophical senseRead More rather than a political sense. But I didn't expect everybody to catch on. So now instead of the germans ruling the world, we do. We have our foot in practically every nation on earth. I bet that suits you much better and makes you happy. Because, of course, we are the good guys and have earned the right to tell everybody else how to live. And that's fine. I like it when people are happy. Oh, and I won't blame the homeowners associations. I blame general alienation which is a normal progressive consequence that generally goes hand in hand with prosperity. Oh, and the reason I don't see any kids cutting grass anymore for spending money is because the illegals have captured that market and taken it away from the youngsters in southern California.
A woman places flowers at the site where LuZanna Malec was fatally struck by a car July 4, 2013 in Laguna Niguel. Patch photo credit: Barton Mac Leod.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Are you reading on your phone? The photo is there! Don't know what else to tell ya.
GreenInOC April 10, 2014 at 06:52 pm
@Penny Arévalo, I'm on my laptop. I've checked on Safari, Chrome and Firefox and there isn'tRead More anything other than the 2 photos I described above.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Again, sorry. It's there. I can see it. I've uploaded it. Other people have commented on it (seeRead More Tanya's comments above). I'm sure we'll be using it again as this case moves forward.
Dennis Walsh. Patch file photo.
Josephina April 9, 2014 at 08:40 pm
@ nobody ...I must agree it is kind of very stupid. It is also my view that he should not be theRead More president of a school board and do the right thing and resign. Resisting arrest is not wise and just shows his low IQ (perhaps below the room temperature) Is this the moral value and example of someone in charge of educating our children and grandchildren? OldTimer are you planning to write a novel about the hydrant and your dog?
OldTimer April 9, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Josephina, it's my impression that dogs build an emotional attachment with the local hydrants. YouRead More should see mine pull me from one to the other. Like a little locomotive. And who am I to know...there might be some secret communication going on there between the two? Why do you think dogs are so attached to hydrants versus, let's say, stop signs? Mine never goes to stop signs. There's something about a hydrant that seems to be special. Since I don't speak dog or hydrant language - I can't figure it out. So I stopped trying until this darn article popped up. Now I can't stop thinking about it. Oh well. I could go on for hours. If I did write an novel on it (and I could) it would be very entertaining and keep you on the edge of your seat. That's for sure.
nobody April 9, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Josephina April 09, 2014 at 11:40 PM @ nobody ...I must agree it is kind of very stupid. It is alsoRead More my view that he should not be the president of a school board and do the right thing and resign. Resisting arrest is not wise and just shows his low IQ (perhaps below the room temperature) Is this the moral value and example of someone in charge of educating our children and grandchildren? OldTimer are you planning to write a novel about the hydrant and your dog? _________________________________________________ Agree.
Chris Norby's Twitter photo.
OldTimer April 8, 2014 at 09:46 am
Very strange. I've heard of common Joes being charged for same or even less. The DA said that theRead More case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Perhaps the evidence was politically insufficient. Oh, well. I wish the best for all parties involved and I hope all get the help that they need to make it through this difficult time.
Nom de Plume April 8, 2014 at 10:37 am
Donna Fleming, how in heaven's name do you know about this case? Have you met and interviewed allRead More the concerned parties? Under oath? You seem ready to lynch this guy - who may not(or may) be such a criminal. Your assertions are merely allegations founded on what you have read and enhanced by your prejudices. I expect that the truth will eventually come out - but you have no idea what it is!
Pam Ragland April 9, 2014 at 08:57 am
From the statements they really should charge him. Then they can see where the evidence takes them.Read More Otherwise they won't look at the evidence or take it seriously. If abuse happens more than once there is a pattern. Have we not learned from OJ Simpson?
Rescue workers have been called to an accident on Ortega Highway near Caspers Wilderness Park. Patch file photo.
Mel C April 2, 2014 at 02:56 pm
A friend of mine who was there said that the driver was changing lanes recklessly and speeding.
Patch file photo.
andy fischer April 5, 2014 at 10:06 am
Recommend not using "this morning" for a byline.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 5, 2014 at 10:09 am
Andy, the story was first delivered as a breaking news alert (delivered separately to email boxes),Read More so I needed the immediacy. You'll see our stories are time-stamped. At Patch, our style is to reference today, but not tomorrow or yesterday. When in doubt, check the time stamp.
rada youngblood April 5, 2014 at 11:05 am
I knew him as a sweet fun person who was well liked by many people. He will be missed and my heartRead More goes out to his family.
Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
mOmO123 April 2, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Maybe this horrible accident will help push our local cops to start ticketing jaywalkers in lakeRead More forest. I have seen people nearly cause accidents on every major street in lake forest because of jay walking i have even seen police stop on el toro for jay walkers then proceed past with out ticketing the person.
Patti Bout April 2, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Unfortunately most California pedestrians, whether they are crossing a street or crossing a parkingRead More lot, DO NOT LOOK BEFORE CROSSING! (and yes, I'm yelling) They totaly expect a 3000 + lb metal vehicle to stop on a dime as soon as they walk in front of you. And sadly, some get to feel what it's like to get hit with a 3000 + lb metal vehicle. I'm not saying this was the case in this instance, but I'd say 8 of 10 times, it is.
Jim Morgan April 2, 2014 at 04:09 pm
I was there, 3 cars back from the one that hit him. The cars were going 5 mph UNDER the speed limit.Read More I called 911 for the guy and checked his pulse, he had none. To me, based on how it happened, it looked like a suicide.
YouTube screenshot of the Mission Viejo burglary suspect.
andy fischer April 2, 2014 at 10:36 am
It looks like Pastor Jim.
OC4LIFE April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
why is the camera moving?? doesn't look like auto tracking camera. too shaky.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 11:27 am
I think it's a video of a video. So a video is recording a computer and whoever's holding that videoRead More is shaking (and talking, I doubt the surveillance camera had audio).
KTLA Screenshot
OldTimer April 3, 2014 at 12:05 am
There might be some TinselTown director out there watching this story unfold who might beRead More interested in turning it into a TV drama. He could call it "Lion Terror in the OC". Had I been the one to scare that mean cat away I'd probably dress up in a ninja outfit or something for the press photo. A Tarzan loincloth with a Fred Flintstone wooden club would probably be a little melodramatic and counterproductive, turning off most viewers with normal eyesight. In a lifetime most of us only get maybe 10 to 15 minutes of fame (at most). So my philosophy has always been to make hay while the sun shines. As a kid I was selected from the audience at an NBA game to carry an advertising placard on the BB court at halftime with a bunch of other kids. It was on the regional TV network. That was the beginning and end of my screen career. Thinking back maybe I should have done my Groucho Marx imitation routine. It might have opened a door and I could have been a somebody. Oh well. If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
Michelle B April 3, 2014 at 07:44 am
Too funny, OldTimer...
Rocky Neidhardt April 3, 2014 at 09:47 am
R I P to the Mountain Lion.. Wish this Idiot woman would have read the signs.. take your kidRead More somewhere safer! So stupid it hurts..
Sommer Nicole Gonzales booking photo. Photo courtesy the Orange County District Attorney's office.
MisturChips April 2, 2014 at 10:14 am
I wonder what the toxicity levels are for that junk... I don't understand why people look toRead More imbibing / inhaling / injecting things in their bodies that cause so much trauma. I have seen the ghost bike almost every day since it was hung on the fence, and wish the best to Joseph's family.
MFriedrich April 2, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I ride motorcycle on this road and RSM parkway too. It is dangerous enough for motorycles. I cannotRead More imagine the fear bicyclist must have. It seems every 400 yards there's a bouquette of flowers for some fallen rider.
Ben Bullard April 3, 2014 at 08:57 am
i say no bail and death row because i am his step cousin and he was like a brother to me
Four days this month, the Orange County Sheriff's Department will send out extra deputies to patrol for people texting and driving. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt April 2, 2014 at 12:03 am
Bring back SCPD ! :)
OldTimer April 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Matt, thank you for clarifying your earlier comment. Now I understand your viewpoint much better. IRead More think there are alot of people who think like you do. In fact, I know there are since entire states have banned DUI checkpoints on constitutional grounds. Many people who understand history and the way powerful governments evolve are leary of the 'slippery slope' syndrome - by which onerous and consuming laws tend to build upon one another. How many new ones are enacted each year in California alone? 1000? Your comments on the SCOTUS are very observant. Look at their ruling on the ObamaCare mandate....that the Commerce Clause did not apply. This, of course, leaves the door open for government to mandate a tax on any behavior that it wishes to promote - and you must pay it (like it or not) or deal with the government enforcement arm. Unfortunately the SCOTUS has become highly politicized as of late and I find that to be quite precarious relative to the state of our nation. Per the problems we've witnessed with NSA and Mr. Snowden's revelations it seems that privacy in America is becoming an endangered species. And many of our highest leaders (like Diane Feinstein) are perfectly satisfied with domestic NSA spying but when she found out that the CIA was said to have spied on her Ms. Feinstein became enraged. The shoe hurt when it was on the other foot. I agree with your outlook on these matters in general, Matt. And I thank you for the update, sir.
Homer April 2, 2014 at 08:01 pm
A "Texting Checkpoint" is really entrapment. After all, if I see one ahead then I amRead More obligated to tweet the location to all my followers. ;*))
A mountain lion stalked a mother and her two children at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Sunday. Patch file photo.
B. Player April 2, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Now, that the 9th Circuit approved CCA's in the O.C., we can all pack a piece while we hike forRead More emergencies.
Joel Sax April 2, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Laura, the point that I raised and has been raised by others is that no one is talking about justRead More what this mother thought she was doing bringing young children into an area marked as having a mountain lion. Official discussion has focused on the need to kill the lion, but nobody is talking about the elephant in the closet which is that this parent was ignoring signs and endangering her children. This is why I say that Whiting should be closed to people under 13.
PK April 2, 2014 at 06:43 pm
What the hell kind of parent would take her 2 young children on any trail with posted Mountain LionRead More warning signs anyway? Do us all a favor lady, and go to the mall or the playground where YOU and your "2 young children" belong. The mountain lion was in THE WILDERNESS where it lives. Not in your yard! So try not to be such a total idiot next time ok? Thanks..PS- You sound like the old story "The boy who cried Wolf" Desperate from some attention id' say. Just stay out of the mountains what ever you do!
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