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A small earthquake struck today in the Trancas Beach area of Malibu today. Patch file photo.
Lorelei Shark April 14, 2014 at 08:01 am
Though Malibuites have always thought of fire as our number one disaster scenario, it appears asRead More though we need to rethink this. Fact: the entire Pacific Rim has been very active of late and that does not bode well for us. There have recently been several small earthquakes near us, a sign we have growing seismic activity happening along our coast. We need to re-examine our disaster preparedness at home and work. A fire usually means - gather what you can and run far and fast. Where an earthquake means - shelter in place, if you can. Shelter in place requires at least 3 days of water, food and supplies for you, your family and your pets. http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/steps.html If you are near the shore: Drop, Cover, and Hold On until the shaking stops. If severe shaking lasts twenty seconds or more, immediately evacuate to high ground as a Tsunami might have been generated by the earthquake. Move inland two miles or to land that is at least 100 feet above sea level immediately. Don’t wait for officials to issue a warning. Walk quickly, rather than drive, to avoid traffic, debris and other hazards. My best advice - get informed, be prepared and stay calm. Brad Davis, Malibu's Emergency Services Coordinator, holds classes for safety preparedness. Here is your link to information in Malibu: http://www.malibucity.org/index.aspx?NID=225
Photo courtesy the National Transportation Safety Board
joebanana April 14, 2014 at 07:36 am
What a joke they're making of this. The reason for this crash is California's criminal negligence.Read More Obviously the "distance" between opposing traffic traveling at 80 MPH doesn't matter. A "K" rail between the two vehicles would have PREVENTED this crash, undoubtedly. But Ca. would rather pay their public criminals outrages salaries, than invest a little of that money on HIGHWAY SAFETY. I hope all the families of the crash victims know that they need to SUE THE HELL OUT OF the state of California .
Stoked April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
It's all about $$$$$. No K rails or bigger trucks. If you think that double trailers are scary youRead More might want to steer clear of Oregon mountain highways where FedEx tows triples.
Henry Xavier April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm
I think the texting, messaging may be a big part of this accident. Please don't drive and use aRead More electronic device. Profesional or a 17 year old girl driving dads truck. Its very scary. I see it all the time. She has it planted on the windshield in her view next to the steering wheel. peace.
Twitter photo.
BLUESGUITAR777 April 14, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Hits close to home given I'm friends with the parents of the student involved in the accident fromRead More Pacifica HS. I'm so glad he's okay as well as the others who survived. My heartfelt and sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to those who lost loved ones in this totally unnecessary and unfortunate accident.
SPH April 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Imho, it's senseless tragedies like this that pretty much rule out any "Master Plan".
BLUESGUITAR777 April 15, 2014 at 02:34 pm
@SPH- Well good thing it's just your lowly opinion and not the truth. It is not God who causes orRead More plans these events. Senseless tragedies and accidents are the direct result of sin. It is not the victims of these tragedies that are guilty, it is us. It's the sin of the world is why God allows these accidents to happen. And sometimes they're just accidents and nothing more (which more often than not is true). Let's leave your insensitive atheist comments out of this thread and respect those involved.
Patch file photo.
Lorelei Shark April 13, 2014 at 08:08 am
Now this is more appropriately labeled... a driver's license and sobriety checkpoint. Can a SheriffRead More stop a car, committing no offense, and ask to see the license of the driver operating that vehicle? Answer: NO. But - that's what's happening in the Sheriff's takeover of Malibu and our citizen's rights... all under the guise of DUI checkpoint.... this time yielding ONE arrest. How many cars were stopped? It's usually over 1500... Pepperdine - second week in a row it's by Pepperdine... are they trying to get kids now or just the locals coming from dinner or a party? Seriously - when is this invasion of our rights, on our only public highway, going to stop? They have to be spending more than they are taking in. At some point it just won't make financial sense anymore... isn't that what it's all about anyway - money? One DUI? Two suspended or revoked licenses and six unlicensed? We can now officially call them the Driver's License Patrol. P A T H E T I C
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 13, 2014 at 08:46 am
Here are the stats: 1463 Vehicles through the Checkpoint 1240 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint 1Read More DUI – Alcohol Suspect Arrested 2 Suspended / Revoked Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court 6 Unlicensed Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court 2 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day 2 Vehicles were Impounded for 30 Days 5 Vehicles were Released per Checkpoint Release Procedures
Ann Tomkins April 13, 2014 at 10:50 am
1463 vehicles delayed for 1 suspected DUI. Of course it will never be reported whether the 1Read More suspected DUI resulted in a conviction or what the Blood Alcohol level was. If we were really serious about getting drunks off the road, we would be installing ignition lock systems that detect alcohol on every new vehicle. But then law enforcement officers wouldn't receive all of this pay for sitting around doing nothing. It is time to devise a better solution to drunk driving.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Betsy April 12, 2014 at 08:45 am
My Prayers go out to all the affected families. A true loss and sadness for the families that withRead More so much hope in search for a brighter future had sent their precious children on that uneventful trip, our hearts cry with you.May those lost R.I.P
"Green dot" prepaid credit cards are often used in phone scams. Patch file photo.
Tony Hernandez April 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm
I was also made aware of a similar scam were these perpetrators are calling unsuspecting peopleRead More advising of an outstanding warrant because they owed money to the IRS. They have them send money with a prepaid card.
nitagregory April 10, 2014 at 07:32 am
I would of said well come get me. And act like I wasn't there when they come. Unless the swatRead More +Marshall's came and knocked the door in
Twitter photo of Malibu house fire.
Stephanie Bennett April 8, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Drug running on our beaches?!?!?! For my Grandfather, who settled here in the early 50's this placeRead More would be unrecognizable
yyzbethy April 9, 2014 at 06:19 am
Laura Tompkins April 9, 2014 at 07:04 am
There are houses transformed into meth labs all over LA, not just Malibu. There are also markets allRead More over LA for selling their product. You can make meth in your kitchen - not the 'breaking bad' variety, but still the variety to get you very high. People do drugs. People make and distribute drugs. The drug 'war' has failed miserably. Over 2000 war veterans in the USA have committed suicide in the USA upon returning home since January 1, 2014! Are these suicides related to the 'war on drugs?' Damn straight they are. People are self-medicating in any form available since they are not being treated for their PTSD and depression and anxiety and overall emotional neglect. These meth labs are a direct result of neglect and abandonment by a culture of greed, political abuses and 'I got mine, fuck you' acceptance normalized. No where in LA is their more disparity of wealth than Malibu but meth labs exist everywhere. Fires are the least of the dangers. We are imploding and we are blaming the 'addicts.' We are doomed.
The panga boat full of marijuana found in Malibu this morning. Twitter photo.
John April 7, 2014 at 01:05 pm
These boats are filled with pot from giant drug organizations that would lose billions of dollars ifRead More pot (among other drugs) was legal. Legalize and this goes away.
Saltwater April 8, 2014 at 06:19 am
Sorry. I just don't believe that legalization will eliminate the criminal element from the potRead More trade.
John April 8, 2014 at 10:24 am
Our state is also great at regulation so ponder this. Legalize the use of marijuana. The stateRead More grows it, packages it, and sells it via state approved outlets. Only state produced strands are legal. Quality of what is used for it's growth is controlled. Just imagine the money our state would have. No more drug runs from the South. No more of our environment being poisoned including our national parks. Addiction centers paid for by the industry, roads can be fixed, homeless can be fed. Do it!
Friday night's DUI checkpoint resulted in 20 arrests, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies said. Patch file photo.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 8, 2014 at 11:55 am
EST time stamping is a technical glitch leftover from the AOL days. We'll have an entirely newRead More platform to debut soon. Can't wait!
R Y A N April 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm
The checkpoint was westbound PCH in front of Pepperdine (raised median and no intersectingRead More driveways/escape routes) between Malibu Canyon Road and John Tyler Drive. The #2 lane was closed and used to store vehicles, locate the generator and Kleg lighting, and space to complete their operations/tows. One of two motorcycle cops had pulled-over a civilian motorcyclist on northbound Malibu Canyon Road -- likely an intercept to a believed checkpoint evader -- who was performing getting a dexterity test. The delay was 10 minutes and excessive in that I turned onto PCH from Malibu Canyon Road and couldn't judge the back-up coming up the hill from Webb Way. I saw a few civilian vehicles parked in front of Pepperdine as casualties of the checkpoint. In this single-lane search, about 5 vehicles in front of me were waved through; I was stopped and tested for no obvious reason other than being a single occupant, middle-aged male, in a Mercedes S-Class. The uniformed officer stuck the breathalyzer-based "sniffing" flashlight in my face and asked me the drinking question. It was the reading on the flashlight that passed me, not my answer. The choice of this location is questionable in that so few vehicles pass through it over the span of the checkpoint. Many can simply turn right or left at Malibu Canyon Road, and chased for no probably cause other than making lawful turning movements. A much better location is between Cross Creek Road and Webb Way, but Civic Center merchants' objections have apparently forced the Sheriff's hand to exclude out-of-town restaurant patrons coming from or returning to the Valley. Instead, western Malibu and Point Dume residents bear the brunt of the delays and potential searches. Not surprising were NO insurance violations mentioned -- unheard of in a normal sampling of 1,000 vehicles. We're checking the wrong sampling of vehicles.
Ann Tomkins April 10, 2014 at 03:52 pm
I'm not a fan of checkpoints. Can I just take Malibu Road to avoid the John Tyler/PCH Checkpoint?
YouTube screenshot of Pink.
JR April 5, 2014 at 09:50 am
What about the fact that the Malibu Country Mart is a paparazzi free zone & there is a law inRead More place in regards to the fact that you can not be within 100 feet of celebrities. ..He shouldn't have been there in the first place...is he going to be punished for breaking the law and infringing on their privacy???
Pamela Duke-van Ierland April 6, 2014 at 10:19 am
I wish Pink all the luck in the world, Paparazzi are scum…
The quake struck at 10:08 a.m. eight miles west-northwest of Malibu. U.S. Geological Survey photo.
Stuart Ebert April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Must be due to all that fracking activity @ Pt. Dume. Keep dreamin folks.
Pink performing at the Oscars. Twitter photo.
Stephanie Bennett April 3, 2014 at 07:46 am
We need to control he paparazzo from these activities!! It would be unnerving for anyone to beRead More stocked and photographed in this way!!
Julie April 3, 2014 at 09:25 am
The Paparazzo are a big problem period, but here in our community it's become very unnerving. TheRead More road I live on is littered with strategically park cars, usually one male inside on his phone. It sometimes amuses me how obvious they are. I have witnessed their MO. They park one ahead of the house they are stalking, one behind and usually a couple of guys leaning on their cars ready to pounce. It's impossible to even walk down their road to the beach or park without been accosted. I don't blame the stalked for kicking the s#*t out of these guys, how about rewriting the law on this one.
Ralo Sanchez April 3, 2014 at 10:25 am
I have seen this bottom-feeder before. He's looking for a paycheck and nothing more.Read More Photographing a baby getting a diaper changed..? He should be prosecuted, and receive a good slapping!!
Lowe's will pay various counties throughout California $18.1 million for mishandling hazardous waste. Patch file photo.
Virginia Johnson April 3, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Gosh! Who do we know who to picket. I stopped going to Home Depot because they were mandated byRead More their local Council or County in some area's to provide a building with restrooms and A.C. for illegal aliens to stand on the street corner hawking their bodies and wares when our own American Citizens; African, Mexican, Asian, Anglo, etc. were not provided the same amenities. Now where do I go, OSH?
kab1200 April 3, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Virginia Johnson, I guess you should just stay home and go shopping ever again. What a crockRead More of.......
Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone
Jo P April 1, 2014 at 05:04 pm
It was a ball game.....one side wins, one side loses.....get over it. The point to be taken hereRead More is sportsmanship, respect and tolerance were obviously missing. Regardless of nationality, heritage or political affiliation, there should be a common denominator of decency, which obviously was lacking in these thugs.
Angel April 1, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Wow, when did the OC Register readers become Patch commentators?
The Beast ! April 10, 2014 at 01:30 am
This is a perfect example of the deep rooted social problems that exist in the Los AngelesRead More metropolitan area. This does not happen in other cosmopolitan cities.
Patch file photo.
Cort Day March 31, 2014 at 10:48 am
Read it. Who is Michael Bastasch? My first post was fracking with a question mark. Quoting yourRead More article I capped doubt and could because I can't underline it. "The article notes that seismologists DOUBT fracking had anything to do with the LA quake, but environmentalists argue that fracking COULD be a culprit." Something wrong with asking the question? I'm certain this argument could go on forever or until you ignite your tap water then I win and it's too late for both of us.
Cort Day March 31, 2014 at 10:55 am
I don't want to see this happen here. http://rt.com/usa/azle-texas-austin-fracking-979/
Shripathi Kamath March 31, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Oklahoma recorded some quakes as strong or stronger than the aftershocks here:Read More http://www.wunderground.com/news/oklahoma-earthquake-swarm-felt-kansas-missouri-20140330
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
EDWARD SIEGEL April 1, 2014 at 02:52 pm
EDWARD SIEGEL April 1, 2014 at 02:53 pm
CYBER-“SECURITY”??? CYBER-TERRORISM! CYBER- W A R ! ! !Read More VIA SIEGEL-ANTONOFF[BROUT-ENGLERT(2013 PHYSICS NOBEL-PRIZE)-HIGGS]-… D I G I T (S) – P H Y S I C S !!! INTERSECTION/ BOSE-EINSTEIN QUANTUM-STATISTICS(BEQS) = BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION(BEC)!!!/ UNION WITH BARABASI-ALBERT-BIANCOMI(BAB) N E T W O R K (S) [EVOLVING/”COMPLEX”)- P H Y S I C S !!! Network-Physics(NP) Barabasi-Albert-Bianconi Bose-Einstein Quantum-Statistics Bose-Einstein Condensation(BEC) Intersection With Euler-Newcomb-Weyl-Benford-Kac-Hill Digits Logarithm-Law Algebraic-Inversion GapFUL BEC Commonality Proof Via SCALE-INVARIANCE Commonality: DIGITAL(#)-VULNERABILITY versus FAULT-TOLERANT ANALOG-Networks; (so miscalled) "Computational"-"Complexity" Cook-Levin theorem REDUCIBILITY/COMPLETENESS Siegel-Antonoff-Smith[AMS Joint Mtg.(2002)-Abs.973-60-124] digits logarithmic- (Newcomb[Am. J. Math.4,39(1881)]-Weyl[Goett. Nachr.(1914); Math. Ann. 77,313(1916)]-Benford[J. Am. Phil. Soc. 78,115(1938)]-Kac[The Mathematics of Statistical-Reasoning(1955)])-"NeWBe"/"OLDbe")-law algebraic-inversion to ONLY Bose-Einstein Quantum-Statistics with digit d = 0 gapFUL Bose-Einstein-CONDENSATION(BEC): digits are quanta are (ONLY) bosons because quanta can be bosons always were digits!!! Hill[Proc. Am. Math.Soc., 123,3,887(1995)] pure-mathematics proof(finally!!!) via units-invariance = logarithm-function (1,0)-fixed-point base-invariance = SCALE-INVARIANCE connects with Barabasi-Bianconi-Albert[Science 287,2115a(2000); Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. B 15, 313-320 (2001); Phys. Rev. Letters 86,5632(2001); Rev. Mod. Phys. 74,47(2002);...] "scale-free"/SCALE-INVARIANCE networks-physics: evolving complex-graph-theory 1:1-mapping onto statistical-physics/mechanics!!! Synthesis reveals electromagnetic-pulse(EMP)-like SEVERE VULNERABILITY of ONLY/ALL PURELY-DIGITAL-networks(VS. FAULT-TOLERANT ANALOG-networks INvulnerability) via Barabasi-Bianconi-Albert "Network-Physics" scale-free SCALE-INVARIANCE relative-"statics"(VS. dynamics-[Willinger-Alderson-Doyle(Not.AMS(5/09)]-]critique)!!! (so called) "Quantum-computing is simple-arithmetic(sans division/factorization); algorithmic-complexities: INtractibility/UNdecidability/INefficiency/ NON-computability/HARDNESS(so MIScalled) "noise"-induced-phase-transitions(NITS) ACCELERATION: Cook-Levin theorem Reducibility is Renormalization-(Semi)-Group fixed-points; number-Randomness DEFINITION via WHAT? Query(VS. Goldreich[Not.AMS(2002)] How? mea culpa)can ONLY be Maxwell-Boltzmann classical-statistics "infinitely-hot-plasma" versus digit-clumping "NeWBe"-logarithm-law NON-random BEC; Modular-arithmetic Congruences = Signal X Noise PRODUCTS = clock-model; NON-Shor Holthaus-Page-Weiss[Physica A,341,586(04)] BEC logarithmic-law inversion factorization: Watkins number-theory intersection/connections to statistical-physics/mechanics); P=/=NP TRIVIAL Proof: Euclid!!! [(So Miscalled) computational-complexity(VS. Siegel physics-"complexity" is UTTER-SIMPLICITY!!!) jargonial-obfurscation(J-O) obviation via classic Greek plane-geometry.]
EDWARD SIEGEL April 1, 2014 at 02:54 pm
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
George March 29, 2014 at 10:26 am
I was at rock & roll Ralphs on Sunset and didn't feel a thing. Came home and heard we had anRead More earthquake.
Richard Mathews March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am
USGS's Did You Feel It shows a bunch more counties where this was felt than the seven listed in thisRead More article. Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, and Inyo. In Nevada, add Nye and Clark (Las Vegas). In Arizona, add Maricopa (Phoenix). http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi
Lynn Smith March 30, 2014 at 07:54 am
Just as researchers are starting to link earthquakes with fracking in Texas and surrounding states,Read More Southern California has four earthquakes in a month. Our city officials need to ban this needless, dangerous and largely unregulated business.
James Vincent Reiss received a sentence of 10 years for bilking his legal clients out of $3 million. Patch file photo.
Scott Zwartz March 27, 2014 at 06:25 am
Reiss was merely following the rules of professional conduct which allow an attorney to sell hisRead More client's secrets to the highest bidder. There was a time when attorneys owed a duty of loyalty to their clients and had to keep all confidential information secret and never enter into any business arrangement which harmed their clients. Those quaint old days are no more. An attorney may now tell his client that he wants more money and if his client wants to stick with the written attorney fee contract, the atty is free to go out and sell the confidential information which he learned from his client to the highest bidder. In this case, Attorney Reiss seemed a little eager and did not bother to find a second client who would then make bogus claims against Reiss's original client in order to extort his original client to pay him more. Perhaps, such extortion works only against the little guy and not against a powerful agency. If you're a small fry with an important case, don't be surprised if you atty turns to you near the end of the case and extorts additional fees from you. If you don't pay up, then your confidential information may very soon become quite public. In one recent case, the judge refused to allow the extorted client to fire his attorney and forced the client to sit there while the attorney raked in tens of thousands of unearned fees. How does one protect oneself? One can't, as long as attorneys owe no duty of loyalty to their clients.
Donkey Howdy March 27, 2014 at 07:26 am
Jock March 27, 2014 at 07:30 am
Most of the politicians in office are attorneys. Does that shine any lights folks ? I normally don'tRead More quote the Bible but Matthew and Luke writng about the words of Jesus... Matthew 23:23 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former..... Luke 11:52 "Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering."
Kanan Dume Road is closed because of downed power lines. Twitter photo, originally taken by Jimy Tallal.
barbara Bassill March 24, 2014 at 07:43 pm
I live on Latigo and I could tell that something was going on with Kanan Dume Road. I have had tonsRead More and tons of traffic coming down the road and going up. Hopefully it will be over soon. Would love to have some peace up here again!
Sally Dibaei March 25, 2014 at 07:30 am
There was no sign about the closure on both end of kanan. Hundreds of cars drove up & returned.Read More I missed my doctor appointment. I wish there was some warning.
Tammy Gainer March 25, 2014 at 11:12 am
This road closure was handled very poorly! The Highway patrol made everyone drive about 5 miles upRead More to the problem then told us to turn around. No signs, no report on the radio. I called the highway patrol and they said they were short staffed and later when I needed to go back ivcalled to see if it was still closed and their computers were down and they ccould not give me an update. What a nightmare driving Latigo cyn, very windey and cars all over the road.
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