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John Dumas April 18, 2014 at 07:56 am
There should be special courts for psych cases just as there are special courts for financial,Read More maritime, juvenile, family and other specific types. This does not mean getting off with any difference in time, but it would mean a more accurate routing and disposition of the individuals. In many cases people do not want to change and would rather be sent to standard jails eventually released and still a danger to society.
John Dumas April 18, 2014 at 08:04 am
Some people do not have even an ember of empathy and need more separation from others and extendedRead More treatment, maybe life long, this may or may not be a case. And, many people just do not have a sense of proportionate response. No matter how trivial the response is irrationally disproportionate.
Heywood April 18, 2014 at 08:18 am
Typical bar scene, animals drinking and fighting. Wait for summer at the shore this year.
James W. Worthington
Laurel Anderson April 18, 2014 at 07:09 am
Nothing Is local on here anymore. Terrible decision to drop local editors for this junk no one caresRead More about. I used to love how we knew everything going on around here from the patch. Now nothing...horrible, horrible decision! !!! I keep hoping someone starts their own patch type of thing. I will be dropping this one.
James Property LLC April 18, 2014 at 07:21 am
And we don't get any local news. Oxford Patch did not report the burglary's in Oxford.
BBW April 18, 2014 at 08:40 am
We don't have any local news, just boring politics, rained out stories of "Sandy", PoliceRead More stories without names and details. All the usual "cub reporter" crap. Don't blame the reporters it's just an on line "rag". Not even the ability to find stories, investigate a good story, or "MODERATE" the posts and comments. Example Notice the picture of the perp? Check the ears, eyes and face. Wrestler, MMA, brawler?What's your take on the guy, and why did he leave town? Drugs? What did the witnesses say to the cops… lots of good stuff in town, but poor reporting from the "PATCH". No follow-ups either.
“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)
henry eroh April 18, 2014 at 07:14 am
what else would you expect from this ugly fat loser monkey she should be shot right away- no jailRead More time but dead within 10 minutes of verdict- you wonder why there is so much racism- well here is a prime example of why there is all of it in this country- that monkey is to fat to swing in the trees
L.B. April 18, 2014 at 07:18 am
I agree with the Judge completely
Heywood April 18, 2014 at 08:21 am
Fat & ugly, she deserved to be locked up for that alone.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Mikey Youknowho April 18, 2014 at 07:56 am
Right and going by the fine which was 589 times the cost of the soda, BP, that did so much damage toRead More the Gulf should be fined .... 2Billion X 589 .... right, not in the Corporate States of America. That isn't going to happen. How about we apply that same fine to Wall Street .. hell they damn near wrecked the world's economy and have you seen any fines near 589 times the damage done? Direct your ire to the right people ...
Sandra Harrison April 18, 2014 at 07:57 am
Stealing is stealing and it costs all of us. People who eat the grapes at the grocery store withoutRead More paying for them, are stealing! Every item stolen adds up to added costs to everyone. I would have told this person to pay up first before the fine but the fine is always going to be more than the item. The fine is prevent the person from doing it again. Parking in my city overnight on the street used to be a $5 fine and so many people did. They have since raised the fines. This winter those overnight cars caused a lot of problems. They could not remove the snow with cars on the street. People don't think of the consequences before doing something wrong. Yes, people do things that are wrong but why does this it right? The 89 cents is really cheap for a soda so it makes sense that they don't allow refills for free. I have seen people using soda machines with their own cups. It ends up costing me for being honest. Eat me!
carrie April 18, 2014 at 08:06 am
This is ridiculous. Let the guy pay on site. Waste of tax payers money. Theft is wrong, but this forRead More some reason seems different as many restaurants do give free refills.
Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach. Patch file photo.
Tony April 17, 2014 at 12:10 am
I don't understand. Is this good, or bad? 268 of 295 doesn't sound good, but your article makesRead More it seems like it IS good. Confused.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 17, 2014 at 12:15 am
295 of the state's high schools made the list (i.e. they're considered challenging). There are 1,304Read More public high schools in the state. There are another 268 charter high schools. Those figures come from the California State Department of Education. I'm not sure the exact number of private high schools in the state, but as a rule about 10 percent of students attend private school. Hope that helps.
Bob Boren April 17, 2014 at 09:26 am
Things haven't changed much since 1995 when I was checking out schools before moving back down hereRead More from Santa Clarita. My kids attended Mira Costa....I see it's still way at the top of the list. I came out of Torrance High myself....surprised that it's the last of the Torrance schools now. When I was going there (Graduated in 1972), West was #1, Torrance was #2, South was #3, and North was #4. That was a long time ago, of course. I will take one jab at Mira Costa. They really work hard to squeeze money out of the families of their students (beyond the Property tax they already pay). If you are bringing down half a million or more per year, fine. I was middle class living in North Redondo.....couldn't afford what they were asking for. Secondly, one of the reasons that Mira Costa's numbers are so good is that they kick kids out of that school if there is a risk that they will bring down their numbers. That happened to one of my kids who got into some very minor problems. I consider that NOT DOING YOUR JOB. If I were moving into the area now, I'd move closer to Redondo Union.
Patch photo credit: Renee Schiavone
Rodger Higgins April 16, 2014 at 11:43 pm
Obama and Holder will say were are just picking on these innocent descent men because they are blackRead More and we are racist. Obama may let them off because of that. After all, Holder has different laws for blacks and others.
JIrie April 17, 2014 at 12:32 am
Paranoid much Rodger?
The Hunter April 17, 2014 at 08:08 am
Beast, I guess that would count you out, since you are not a local. "Rebuild our community andRead More their resturant" (sic)? Why do we need to rebuild our community? Or their restaurant? You DID see that the crooks were "unsuccessful in absconding with the safe", right? When I see that you are up at 2:33am, I can only assume that you are drunk posting again.
Screen grab from video
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 05:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 05:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 06:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
Screen grab from KETV report
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 08:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
dj April 18, 2014 at 04:49 am
Unless Nebraska is now part of Wayne, why is this story of parental stupidity even here.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Thats what I was saying- taxes paying for that bomb squad- let em do their job.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 02:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 02:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
Tyson Eckerle, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development, speaks to ABC News about the GoBiz Hydrogen Infrastructure Summit. Credit: Jon Didier
robin April 15, 2014 at 03:06 pm
50 grand for a car???? Think I will stick with my truck that's paid off, take the bus or ride aRead More bike. Auto makers make it difficult for the average joe to buy one of these vehicles unless one is rich and famous. I remember a brand new car for less than 10 grand.
CLaude Todoroff April 17, 2014 at 03:25 am
Are any of these models going to be called "Hindenburg"? There is a reason why Zeppelins,Read More blimps etc. use helium instead of hydrogen. So how safe are these cars? I just hope the technology isn't rushed before these vehicles are ready for prime time. With the lack of facilities that will allow you to fill up with hydrogen it could be a while before these cars will take off. Are we talking about liquid hydrogen or what? A little bit more insight into the technology would have been interesting.
CLaude Todoroff April 17, 2014 at 03:31 am
Robin, you are a youngster. I remember a new VW Beetle being advertised for $1,999 and VW had greatRead More advertisements in those days. One of my favorites was a Beetle floating in a pool and the announcer saying "The Beetle with definetly float but it won'd float indefinetly". It is rare nowadays to see clever commercials like that which is why we mute commercials or we fast forward the TIVO.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
I got up every hour waiting to see a red moon. Not even a drop of blood, I had a great spot to seeRead More the moon. Did they lie about?
Sarah April 15, 2014 at 07:19 pm
I saw it at 12:05 am. It was amazing!!
johnclarknew April 16, 2014 at 07:27 am
At 12:15 am thin clouds obscured it. I went back to bed.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 04:44 am
So far the only complaint I've heard is about how terrible Reagan is. I really hate to tell you butRead More the so called War on Drugs, whether titled that or not, has been going on for a long time before Reagan or Nixon ever came into office. And the jackass party hasn't been behind in enforcing it either. Oh, Eric WithHolder claims he doesn't want to prosecute marijuana offenses - what the hell is the DEA doing here? And maybe you can tell me who has produced the drugs which, along with education about safe practices, has defeated or brought the AIDS problem under control? No, it's not the labor unions of America, Timothy Leary, or little old Madame Curie in her kitchen lab.
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 05:54 am
To clarify before someone jumps - the major drug control legislation did come about in 1970 as aRead More reaction to the widespread (both real and perceived) use and abuse of recreational drugs. But opiates were banned from importation, sale and manufacture in 1924 (other than that for medical purposes - morphine is an opiate and a pain reliever which if not administered correctly can and does result in dependency. Oh, and Allison, give your French Bull Dog a big hug and kiss from his cousin my English Bull Dog who loves Bulldogs of any stripe, color, or national origin.
knee jerk April 18, 2014 at 07:40 am
@ Tom Hollman: I do you realize how STUPID you sound? I'm sure your God has a plan for you-goodRead More luck.
Mike Syi April 15, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I feel bad for the good people that will loose their jobs. The people who should loose their job isRead More the leaders of the company that have made decisions that have caused SCE rates to be one of the highest in the country. Not long ago SCE had one of the lowest rates. There is so much waste on new SCE programs that cost millions of dollars that do nothing except help with someone's presentation.
Allan April 16, 2014 at 06:14 am
Let's see now. LA City starts new trash program which will kill some small business and certainlyRead More result in layoffs. Now SCE going to be laying off 900 plus. Now looking too good there, SoCal.
OldTimer April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Well, this is what they call 'progress', folks. Think about it. Not long ago they installed theRead More 'smart meters', right? Well, with 'smart meters' you don't need meter readers, do you? So this has nothing at all to do with democrats or republicans. Let's stop going there. It's about cutting costs with technology. Remember when garbage trucks were 2 man units? I do. Those were back the days when the men manually hoisted the cans and dumped the garbage in the trucks. Well, now the trashing dumping is automated and only a driver is needed. Sorry, folks. That's called 'progress', like it or not. Those layed off garbage men and meter readers need to reinvent themselves and find other work in another industry. But let's not make this political. That's so absurd.
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