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Will the real Duke please stand up? Patch file.
enough! July 13, 2014 at 05:16 pm
@Deep Throat: our ship is already sinking!
Deep Throat July 13, 2014 at 05:33 pm
@TJ- it's people like you and your lack of common sense that are the reason this country is becomingRead More such a joke
TJ Eckleburg July 13, 2014 at 06:18 pm
The country isn't becoming a joke, you are.
Facebook screen grab of bridge demolition.
Elly July 13, 2014 at 10:14 am
Are we ever going to get any actual Braintree news other than real estate and police reports
Gordo K July 13, 2014 at 03:35 pm
As the web page states, you're getting "News from around Patch's network of more than 900Read More sites."
One person was arrested for DUI at Malibu's DUI checkpoint Friday. Patch file photo.
Lorelei Shark July 13, 2014 at 08:40 am
Wow - one DUI - great job Sheriffs - you really did a remarkable job. I guess this deterrentRead More strategy is working... or is it? There are no statistics I can find that show what happens when the checkpoints are not there. Hmmm
JR July 13, 2014 at 03:40 pm
I'm with Zuma Skipper!
Jamie Ottilie July 13, 2014 at 03:42 pm
Checkpoints where people are stopped and searched without a warrant - what country am I in? IRead More support DUI check points but the increased presence on PCH in the summer hardly seems justified by the numbers of intoxicated drivers they stop. It would seem the resources could be put to better use on increased patrols.
What a mink looks like when it's not a coat. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)
avi July 12, 2014 at 09:13 am
Immigration crisis? I think that is a "typo"....didn't you mean "invasion"? IRead More mean basically that is what has happened over the last 30 yrs...we are just sugar coating it to make us feel we are in control of the situation and we are not. But what do we expect Mexican nationals to do? Stay in a country where their whole family may be desimated by gun toting hired guns (paramilitary) in Mexico's? Of course not... we would all run for our lives also. We must use empathy if we are to remain a conscious people outside of whatever our government's actions and shortcomings maybe.....such as creating chaos in a country by sending paramilitary in order to take over the drug cartels...if our country was not full of drug intoxicated victims then Mexico would not have a problem. Now you know why our military has not been deployed to the border....bcause our boys would refuse the mission. So obviously we are relying on paramilitaries to do our dirty work. We should all be appalled at what is happening. Avi
Cynthia Curran July 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm
I use to feel the way you did. Personality, the business class and particularly in Orange County hasRead More hired them for jobs for over 30 years. In fact some of the stats by the US Census while lots of conservatives will not agree with is some of the illegal immigrants left Santa Ana and Anaheim since they couldn't find jobs. The Census shows OC aging and Hispanic immigrants tend to make the county younger but OC is now about 37 years old. Hispanic immigrants tend to have more children and bring the average down. The US Census shows a dropped from 2.8 in 2007 to 2.12 now. Granted, there are still lots of illegal immigrants in the OC but at one time they were over 300,000. As for conservatives Texas has almost as bad a problem since business there hired them to do construction and service jobs like dishwashers and fast food. Also, OC kid population has been dropping which is why I think at least some illegals went home or to other parts of California or out of state. The 5 and under population is now onl 6.1 which is slightly below the US average and the under 18 population is about 23.3 also under the national average.. In fact Hispanics were more foreign born as a percentage of the workforce under George W Bush in 2007 when they represent 56 and are now at 49. The only reason I believe that illegal Hispanics are coming and going particularly from Mexico is the birthrate is dropping they tend to have near the 3.0 figure in the US while native born Hispanics are closer to 2.0.
Cynthia Curran July 12, 2014 at 10:13 pm
The Central American kids crisis is a law passed under George W Bush because of human trafficking itRead More went to far in the direction of protecting them. On the other hand, Mexico we can just return the kids without having a court hearing that the 2008 act made different for the Central American kids. The hypercracy over many Republicans on immigration allowed companies like here in Orange County and Texas to hire them but pushed border control when probably getting rid of the job magnet a long time ago even under George W Bush's first term would have solved the problem. In Orange County that met not hiring every maid, landscaper, car washer, fast food worker, day labor, low skilled assembly worker usually in garment work or sometimes medical devices or aerospace assembly, and prep cooks. These are just some of the jobs that have been done by illegal immigrants in Orange County the passed 30 years. They entered Santa Ana in the late 1970's and started with simple factory work that is now in Mexico because of NAFTA.
By Lexi Hart
vicki July 12, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Get off here commenting and parent your kids, if you have them. If not, try being a parent for aRead More day! Yall sound like people from the 70's about rock music! Get over yourself! Good grief. Commenting on comics, a new age.
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Vicki turn down that noise!
Cheryl Miller July 13, 2014 at 04:25 pm
I'm pretty sure that most comics aimed at an adult audience are intended to stir up conversation,Read More otherwise why would the Patch (an interactive blog posting type of news site that can only profit if they can show advertisers how many people visit their site and how involved their readers are with the content) post comics at all if they don't expect anyone to have a reaction? The entire premise behind Patch is to create an interactive news experience .... sheesh. It is funny to hear people without children who say that what is wrong with the world today is that we lack the values and parenting style of the older generation but when the parents actually try to take a stand on an issue that they believe is important, they are again criticized for not embracing the changing times and the role of technology. It's b.s. - kids are still kids and they will get a good education regardless of whether they are reading their textbooks on paper or on a tablet computer. They can read off a black board, white board or smart board. The content delivery is not nearly as important as the content itself and the belief that there are real people in their lives who are there to support them along the way. How can you get the feeling of real people supporting you if every person you interact with is communicating to you electronically? It just isn't normal and our entire society is to blame.... But, you can just laugh at the funny pictures, too. I won't criticize you for your choice to miss the point of it.
Jonathan Frieman July 11, 2014 at 06:09 pm
This mediocre low level of work is all Marc Levine is capable of. Yikes.
History & Reason July 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Anybody ever wonder why bars have parking lots? When are the cannabis growers going to have anRead More opportunity to set up a booth at farmer's markets? I would much rather be driven home by a medicated driver than a drunk driver!
robin July 12, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Great...... bad enough dealing with a bunch of drunks at night and at the OC market, now we have toRead More deal with a bunch of drunks at the farmer's market here. BAD idea... terribly bad idea... sunday morning drunk drivers...... once again - bad idea.
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
Michael Marr July 13, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Forgetting how you got to work, or leaving a baby in a car, are indicators of problems with shortRead More term memory. Short term memory has to do with what you were doing in the last 30 to 60 seconds. These lapses act like a memory wipe -- you know, you get in your car, then go back in the house and then say, why did I come back in the house?
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 05:02 pm
So , RDF you think that there should be consequences for actions. Yes , so do I. And I think I canRead More speak for most everyone else arguing similarly to me, that they also believe that there should be consequences. My belief however is that we all make mistakes in life. Some have more severe results as is in this case. My reaction is more about how you feel that it can never happen to you, and how this can only happen to stupid irresponsible people and that it's obvious to you given what occurred. I'll provide one more piece of anecdotal evidence that I dont think will be viewed as unique: I have a friend who had 4 kids. 3 went on to become successful professionals, and one became a heroin addict. My question to you is my friend a good parent or a bad parent? Is he an idiot or something else? For me it's not as easy an equation. But since you are very good at making determinations, I'll listen to your judgment. (and then after that, I hope your kids turn out the way you hope as sometimes , as they say , shit happens.
PO'G July 13, 2014 at 06:27 pm
are you implying that successful professionals can't be assholes?
Bryan Stow was beaten and severely injured at Dodgers Stadium in March 2011. A jury has found the Dodgers business entity negligent in its security for the stadium. Patch file photo.
Laura Tollefson July 10, 2014 at 08:12 am
About 20 years ago, my husband was hit in the face by a drunk dodger fan and the man continued untilRead More I showed up in front of the man---Pregnant--two weeks due and was yelling and asking him what he was doing and why he had hit my husband in the face. Someone from dodger stadium came and wrote the incident down but nothing happened---No apology---nothing. The guys simply hit him because the dodger ticket agent was taking too long---so he hit my husband in the face. I'm glad this has happened to the dodgers.
Douglas Quillin July 10, 2014 at 08:38 am
This article is a little confusing. LA Times says the jury found the Dodgers "shared just 25%Read More of the liability for Stow's injuries." Still, the law requires they pay for all of the injury expense. Well, I'm no lawyer!
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Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Mary July 9, 2014 at 03:29 pm
Didn't they say Brian was dead drunk egging these guys on? Where's his culpability in all this? GoneRead More are the days when we took responsibility for our actions.
George July 9, 2014 at 04:32 pm
I never heard that but if true a appeal will happen if there is any justice.
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Douglas Quaid July 10, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Glad to see limits (hopefully) being place on high school football. The research shows time andRead More time again the damage being done to the human brain after consistent hits to the head. Minimizing the risk seems like the natural and best thing to do.
JMarsh July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I totally agree with limiting the chance of brain trauma. One thing we need to remember is thatRead More junior high and high school students' brains are still developing.
Giorgio C. July 10, 2014 at 04:39 pm
For those who think it is ok for your kid to get their brain throttled, do you support their use ofRead More drugs, too? Mixed messages.
Credit: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Norra MacReady July 9, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Please everyone boycott this circus. Let them see that there is no place forRead More "entertainment" that is based on the suffering of these magnificent creatures - or any animal.
Woody McBreairty July 9, 2014 at 10:06 pm
People who object to animal cruelty will not attend this circus or any other that uses abused animalRead More acts & calls them entertainment. Taking children to see abused animal acts teaches them it is acceptable human behavior. The only hope to eliminate the use & abuse of tortured animals in the circus is to tell children the truth & teach them that it is wrong. Children naturally love animals & they will understand
N July 11, 2014 at 06:29 am
They claim on the one hand that the animals are well-treated, then turn around and say that theyRead More won't be able to bring them anymore once the ban on bull hooks, "goads and prods" goes into effect? I have seen the wounds caused by bull hooks from close up- people sitting in the audience can't, but if they were able to, they would feel sorry for the way the poor animals are treated. Many dogs like the mental exercises of training and working with a human, so I don't argue against canine performers, but elephants and tigers?? Come on, I thought we had long ago advanced beyond that nonsense!
Source: FDA website
Chris July 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Addiction kind of makes sense... Alcohal is a form of sugar and that is addictive...
Richard T. July 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm
There are physical symptoms to alcohol withdrawal.
cardiclash July 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm
I am addicted to sugar. I eat way too much of it but I CRAVE it constantly and my willpower is low.
West Hollywood Councilman John Duran throws his endorsement to Bobby Shriver. Patch file photo.
Patricia Dallam July 9, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Several years ago, I was very active with a non-profit organization for human resourcesRead More professionals. We met with State Senator Kuehl in Sacramento to discuss pending legislation that could potentially impact employment laws. Even thought we did not agree on all issues, she respectfully listened to our concerns. I have never met Bobby Shiver, but State Senator Kuehl is very articulate, knowledgeable, and is driven to get things done.
Patricia Dallam July 9, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Several years ago, I was very active with a non-profit organization for human resourcesRead More professionals. We met with State Senator Kuehl in Sacramento to discuss pending legislation that could potentially impact employment laws. Even thought we did not agree on all issues, she respectfully listened to our concerns. I have never met Bobby Shiver, but State Senator Kuehl is very articulate, knowledgeable, and driven.
Patricia Dallam July 9, 2014 at 04:25 pm
Several years ago, I was very active with a non-profit organization for human resourcesRead More professionals. We met with State Senator Kuehl in Sacramento to discuss pending legislation that could impact employment laws. Even thought we did not agree on all issues, she respectfully listened to our concerns. I have never met Bobby Shiver, but State Senator Kuehl is very articulate, knowledgeable, and driven.
Patch file photo.
Christine July 9, 2014 at 01:42 pm
This is wonderful news! Now border patrol buses have a destination for those thousands of illegalsRead More crossing the border into the US ..... CALIFORNIA!!! I can just see the smiles on their faces when the buses drop them off in Malibu and L.A. - perhaps at the headquarters of ICE OUT. I guess the borders are open after all and Central Americans are more than welcome on the beaches of California!
P July 9, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Let's wait for the legal analysis and make up our minds.
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Amanda Reckenwithe July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
THAT'S it!! I'm not hanging around, with any more dead people!
LCT July 11, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs stats DO NOT include accidents caused by an impairedRead More driver who did something stupid, caused an accident, but wasn't in the accident. Cutting someone off, weaving in high-speed traffic, crossing center line, stopping short, running stop signs/street lights, etc. can cause an accident without offending party being in the accident. These drivers are oblivious and merrily drive on their way.
cardiclash July 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm
For those with the disease of alcoholism to drink is to die and I don't want to die. This stuff isRead More bad all around. Drunk drivers are the most self centered, cowardly people on earth.
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
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Los Angeles County Lifeguards. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Marshall Thompson July 7, 2014 at 05:10 pm
The surf was just HUGE! Poor guy, my age.
Antoinette Berget July 8, 2014 at 09:51 am
So sorry to hear this So very young too. Was that why the helicopter was so high in the sky and inRead More the same spot for almost an hour? Toni
jennifer July 9, 2014 at 10:40 am
Poor guy was sitting right next to us I saw the whole thing :-( I'm still traumatized
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