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PCH is closed between Sunset Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Road following an accident involving a pedestrian. Patch file photo.
gracee arthur July 19, 2014 at 08:37 am
You need to learn how to not exceed the characters for twitter on your shares
Penny Arévalo July 19, 2014 at 08:44 am
Thanks, but it's all done automatically, based on the headline, which is long because I had to addRead More Palisades to your version
M Stanley July 19, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Update from Palisades Post, the woman did not survive.Read More http://www.palipost.com/pedestrian-killed-at-sunset-and-pch/
A cyclist was struck by vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway. Patch file photo.
Karla Lykken July 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I pray for the cyclist and his family. We drove by as well.
Ann Tomkins July 19, 2014 at 06:35 am
Cars come flying over that hill. It is always a struggle to turn left from Latigo onto PCH in aRead More car. I can only imagine how much harder it would be on a bicycle.
Georgienne Bradley July 19, 2014 at 09:22 pm
The PCH is getting increasingly chaotic. More cars, pedestrians crossing along the entire stretchRead More and myriad other distractions make bike riding extremely dangerous. Even the most careful drivers are challenged on this obstacle course. Cyclists are not allowed on the 405. As the PCH becomes more like a freeway, perhaps cycling should be restricted to low volume traffic hours. I do not want to see more cyclists, with the intent of spending a pleasant day, outdoors engaged in a healthy sport getting injured. The current situation concerns me.
Emily Shane. Patch file photo.
Ryan Valley July 17, 2014 at 10:27 am
What an awful excuse for a human being. Hope he sits in that cell for eternity.
Camy De Mario July 17, 2014 at 10:52 am
Everyone's life is determined by cause and effect...by his reckless behavior, which I don't believeRead More was affected by mental health, this person has caused so much pain and grief...he needs to face the effect of his behavior and sit in a prison cell for the rest of his life and deal with the consequences...
John July 18, 2014 at 09:53 am
Not sure if a congratulations is in order to the Shane family, but I am happy that some kind ofRead More justice is being done. I think of your family often and continue to pray for you.
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
One person was arrested for DUI at Malibu's DUI checkpoint Friday. Patch file photo.
Ann Tomkins July 15, 2014 at 06:38 am
It would be nice to see some follow-up on the dui arrests. Did they result in convictions? BloodRead More alcohol level? IMO checkpoints can be very effective in the right locations but are not necessary in Malibu. It is easy to spot a drunk driver on PCH because of the speed limit and curves in the road. Patrolling officers would be far more effective and would also cut down on the speeding and distracted driving which is a big problem on PCH. It pains me to see all the officers standing around at a checkpoint knowing that they could be out there patrolling the roads.
nicole July 15, 2014 at 08:25 am
I agree with Ann. It's far more effective to have them patrolling and doing their jobs. Very easy toRead More spot erratic drivers on PCH.
Robin July 16, 2014 at 03:40 pm
I agree patrols would be more effective than a checkpoint. If you want to catch drunk drivers justRead More send out patrols on Saturday night or a holiday like July 4 between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. especially in the summer. This is when the parties start breaking up at the party rental houses (most of the Jet Living and AirBnB houses are rented for parties). I have observed so many stinking drunk people at these houses in my neighborhood its frightening to think of all these people getting on the road. Patrols would also catch the reckless drivers and speeders who have caused more accidents on PCH than the DUIs.
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.
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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Robert J. Sutton July 4, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Good reporting Patch. We live at Big Rock and have had a house full of people. That made us noticeRead More traffic backing up around 430 PM. Traffic unlogged about 7 PM. This made our guest very happy. Bob Sutton
tony July 5, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
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Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Buster, are a moron?
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Buster - random DUI checkpoints are constitutional. Lorelei - no federal or state court can overruleRead More the SC.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:36 pm
There is only a time/manner/place restriction on DUI stops in California. A static location isRead More allowed, with every car that passes through checked. The reason is to avoid targeting based on impermissible grounds.
Edwin Allan Tamayo at a Malibu City Council meeting.
Zambo June 26, 2014 at 08:44 am
Hopefully nobody in the prison will remember the African American girl they arrested then let go inRead More the middle of the night and blame him.
Fireworks. Patch file photo.
Saltwater June 26, 2014 at 06:19 am
Thank you, LASD for reminding us how dangerous fireworks. How many helpless watermelon areRead More needlessly destroyed every year by fireworks?
molly rogers June 26, 2014 at 07:40 am
I wish everyone would go to the parks or beaches. They have beautiful displays there. Last yearRead More my neighbourhood was like a war zone with all the illegal fireworks. They literally shook my house. A neighbours's tree caught on fire, another's attic caught fire, another's porch was scorched. All the poor animals are terrified and several traumatized dogs were running down the middle of the road. We could not catch them. Everything is so dry because of the drought so they are a fire hazard. Not to mention all the injuries that occur every year. Used to be it was just July4th but now they start weeks before and end weeks afterwards.
Jannet Bornkomm June 26, 2014 at 10:14 am
In the 91343 zip code illegal fireworks are rampant. For the past few weeks flying illegalRead More fireworks can be spotted from my house. Why isn't law enforcement doing anything?
Photo courtesy the California Highway Patrol.
Dave Beck June 23, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Since LA County represents 26.1% of California's census (estimated as of 2013), it would appear thatRead More it is doing better than the rest of the state, if it is only experiencing 24.4% of car thefts. This article appears to be a non-issue….
Wolfman June 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
I have lived in the South Bay for over 50 years and never had my car, truck or motorcycle stolen butRead More I also use my head as to where I park and secure them.
Genv Erac June 28, 2014 at 09:34 pm
that's funny I just read an article on 10 top cities to have your car stolen from. and 9 were inRead More northern cali,1 was in Washington state. there was no cities listed for any southern cali location that recorded above average car thefts. so how can LA county be home to 25% of stolen car totals for the state??
Patch file photo.
Lorelei Shark June 21, 2014 at 03:15 pm
What a stinger - arrested for not complying with the checkpoint procedures. Again - most arrestsRead More were for drivers without licenses - it's another raid on illegals. Call it what it is... a trap.
Will Smith June 21, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Notice they are not telling us now where the checkpoints are located. That violates theRead More Court’s order that the community must have prior notice. Saying that they will be held somewhere in the 27 miles of Malibu doesn’t comply with the law. They may as well say there will be a Checkpoint somewhere in the South Bay tonight. Our Patch editor seems to be complicit in this deception, where has journalistic integrity gone? If they want to use this media to give prior notice, they need to do it honestly, or be told to go elsewhere. **** LA County Sheriffs have used this fourth amendment, DUI loophole, as a pretense to arrest those that have a constitutional right to live their lives without government intrusion. This time, it sounds like someone spoke up, that is not allowed in a police state. The Checkpoint fraud has become a Monster, and has been rightly declared illegal in other states. It is right up there with red light cameras and license plate readers. What will they do next, Sharia law? Those societies have effectively solved the drunk driver problem.
Patch file photo.
Mahalo June 21, 2014 at 02:30 pm
To say 'rocked' is an exaggeration. these were tiny little shakers. none of us noticed it as weRead More sat down for breakfast. we live at Zuma, what is strange is feeling a quake no where near here. couple of months ago there were some decent afternoon rollers and when we checked the earthquake site there was nothing. still to this day after we reported it. nothing. however these were an hour apart and there were measurable quakes up the coast in northern Cali. an hour before we felt these. hmmmm
Stuart Ebert June 21, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Yeah, there was another article in the LATimes last week about the Oklahoma quake activity. The barRead More graph that was included was most telling - basically no quakes for twenty years and then sudden increase past five years. I'm sure that a chart of CA quake activity would LOOK THE SAME. If you feel something odd is going on - you're right.
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