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Stuart Ebert July 22, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I'm all for water conservation at every level. But at some point we have to understand that what weRead More really need is INCREASED RECIPITATION (snow and rain). Doesn't it just make sense that our political leaders need to petition the Feds/ Military to INTERVENE in the form of cloud seeding, cloud enhancement, Solar Radiation Management and even Jetstream control over North America and elsewhere? These weather modification technologies have been researched and tested for over 50 years by USAF and the Navy. It is not a "conspiracy theory" and needs to be openly discussed NOW.
Alison Gerber July 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Every morning when I take my dog for a walk I see rivers of water flowing down the gutters. I seeRead More people hosing down their drive ways, every day. The sprinklers at the local elementary school send a river of water to the ocean every day. We waste water. We live in a desert. Mother Nature likes to show us every now and then that she is still the boss.
Malibu High School. Patch file photo.
Jen in Malibu July 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm
John July 22, 2014 at 01:17 pm
SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon says that PEER and Malibu Unites are dismissive of a governmentRead More agency's authority. In fact, it is SMMUSD that has been dismissive of the EPA's authority. Jared Blumenfeld of the EPA clearly stated in a Q&A with parents on campus that all PCBs in excess of 50ppm must be removed, per Federal mandate, yet the current Environ plan calls for management in place for up to 15 years. A letter from the EPA to SMMUSD back in December clearly stated that air testing should be done with windows closed, yet Mark Katchen tested about half of the initial classrooms with doors and windows open, which dilutes the concentration of PCBs in the air. SMMUSD also deemed it unnecessary to inform any regulatory agencies, parents, or teachers about the discovery of PCBs and eight other contaminants in MHS soil in 2009, or about its removal in 2011. Who's dismissing what here? PEER and Malibu Unites are not dismissive of a government agency's authority. They are acting in response to SMMUSD's abuse of authority.
Cheryl Torrey July 22, 2014 at 07:39 pm
This is ludicrous what Sandra Lyons is saying, If she was so concerned she would have followedRead More through on all the promises made back in October. Stating she would be informing parents and do immediate testing and anyone concerned they would have their child tested. None of this has been done. No amount of health concern is worth a wait and see attitude. Wether she wants to state that she is governed by EPA standards or not its wrong and for her to side with injustice to somehow protect the image of the SMMUSD just shows they are fearful of parents in outrage over this and have something to hide. Malibu is a strong savvy and educated community and we are not about to let some bureaucracy tell us what's OK or not. We will get the answers if they do not want to provide them. These are our children, our teachers and our schools we are talking about. The future of Malibu. We need to deal with the issue at hand and clean up the schools. Prop BB money has long been appropriated/earmarked for this specifically because this school was built between 1950-1979. So just do the right thing. Enough already. Does SMMUSD have to loose all its students because parents will find alternatives rather than subject their children to hazardous conditions.
Dawn Hill July 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
Wouldn't if be helpful if they told us during a realistic time frame instead of a week or more afterRead More the fruit has likely been eaten or is no long edible! uugh
Ashley Chelonis July 22, 2014 at 09:50 am
I bought fruit- specifically nectarines- from Trader Joes in Thousand Oaks during that time and wasRead More not ill.
Regan Taylor July 22, 2014 at 08:01 pm
I'm with you Dawn....who holds on to peaches and plums that long? They'd be pulpy mush by then.
Latinos are less optimistic about the economy than other groups. Patch file photo.
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LA RAZA "The race" _____________________________________________________ "TheRead More country's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization" LA RAZA: _____________________________________________________ "one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West." They stated the goal of "Reconquista" on the website until it was broadcast on radio, and people started noticing, to which they immediately changed the website and denied it. _____________________________________________________ http://michellemalkin.com/2007/04/19/reconquista-school-sues-radio-host/ ______________________________________________________ http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=153 _____________________________________________________ http://humanevents.com/2006/04/07/emexclusive-emthe-truth-about-la-raza/ ______________________________________________________ http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/09/15-things-you-should-know-about-the-race/
James Cobar July 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm
But why do we need three America's, one White,one Black and now one Latino? Is racism driving thisRead More divide? Is there truth to " united we stand and divided we fall"? And why are our schools more segregated, albeit social segregated, that is, we are more segregated than before Brown v. The Board outlawing forced segregation! Do Whites really believe that because people of color are demanding equality that this means the downfall of White supremacy? And is our neoconservative era really about the supremacy of an us against them? But how can conservative America hold on to their supremacy without a high jobless rate when a low jobless rate makes us liberal since we are an innately liberal people but become conservative when under hard times?
James Cobar July 22, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Further, why have conservatives killed compassion in America? Is it because compassion acknowledgesRead More the plight of the less fortunate and this compassion is necessary if we are to fight against an America of privilege ? Are Liberals really the evil ones?
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Commuting on PCH may not be easy as road crews shut down the main artery near Kanan-Dume. Photo courtesy Torrance Police Department.
Hans Laetz July 21, 2014 at 04:17 pm
Inaccurate headline. PCH never closed.
Penny Arévalo July 21, 2014 at 06:28 pm
Hi Hans. City News Service wrote this story on Sunday based on information they had.
James Garner. Submitted photo.
Antoinette Berget July 21, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Our new friend Ron, from New York, gave me a cd of the NOTEBOOK, wow, I fell in love with JamesRead More Garner all over again. He was wonderful, on the screen and off. No scandals and married for so long. A truly wonderful man. Thank you God for sharing him with us for such a long time. He will be missed. Antoinette
Squigglemom, Trish Tsoi-A-Sue July 21, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I LOVED the Notebook. A great story.
Jim July 22, 2014 at 06:52 am
An easy going guy who was easy in the eyes. Thanks Jim !
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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
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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/
Vito Spago July 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm
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Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:39 am
GEEZ.........
Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:40 am
Geez anyway we could maybe get a bit more local news, I can get these headlines on AOL.
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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.
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Programmer Corner July 22, 2014 at 02:45 pm
But Cindy, should we jail adults who choose to use it? Why?
Smarty McSmartypants July 22, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Cindy, for gosh sakes, do be a dear and put a cork in your empty blow hole sweety. And to others:Read More please don't feed the troll.
Bryan Harz July 22, 2014 at 04:38 pm
The amendments the House is passing to not penalize banks who do business with legal medical andRead More recreational pot dispensaries, and also to prohibit the DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws is all really good news! This is a step in the right direction allowing the people of their home state to be a real voice in what kind of society they wish to live in. Now that is real freedom! We'll have to see how the Senate handles it.
Andrew Chin. (Patch file photo.)
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Malibu High School. Patch file photo.
Stan Jacobs July 20, 2014 at 11:16 am
I got it! The solution would be quick, easy and the coalition of Malibu Unites and Public EmployeesRead More for Environmental Responsibility could have the opportunity to express their sincere concern by digging into their own pockets and hire a contractor to cleanup the caulking.
Cassandra Politzer Wiseman July 20, 2014 at 11:35 am
The SMMUSD Board Members and Superintendent Lyon have spent almost a million dollars since OctoberRead More on hiring Mark Katchen, a known anti-environmentalist, whose findings and testing were rejected by the EPA and Pillsbury, one of the most expensive law firms in the nation, to council them on our school's contamination case. Not one of the sick teachers or parents has hired a lawyer. All we have asked is for independent testing of the soil and classrooms so that we could do the tests properly after Katchen had the classrooms tested with the windows open and other shenanigans. According to school board minutes, SMMUSD CFO Jan Maez, BB project Architect Elaine Rene Weissman knew they had contaminated soil and chose to do the remediation without concern for the workers, who wore no protection or the classrooms full of teachers and students during summer school that were bordering the quad just inches away from the trenching. They even dumped the toxic soil in a nontoxic dump. Incompetence and malpractice and complete lack of leadership. Everything done wrong and no one at the SMMUSD wants to deal with it so they've chosen to cover it up instead. But the truth will out. It always does, ~12 teachers and 4 former students with thyroid disease; 1 bladder cancer; 3 teachers now retired who had melanoma cancer while at MHS; 1 pancreatic cancer; 1 retired teacher with colon cancer that moved to the brain; several teachers at MHS with reproductive issues and health issues of children that were carried to term on the MHS campus The 12 cases of thyroid disease in teachers include 3 with thyroid cancer (stage 1, diagnosed in the past 6 months), 6 teachers and the student with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and/or other thyroid problems over the past 3 years, and 3 teachers with nodules that must be examined every 4-6 months. The 3 teachers with thyroid cancer at MHS do not work in the same building on campus. But, the majority of the teachers with thyroid issues work in the main middle school building. The 4 cases of thyroid disease in former students include 1 former male MHS student, late 20s, who had thyroid cancer; 1 former male MHS student, late 20s, and 1 22-year-old former student (gender not specified), with thyroid disease; at least 1 former Cabrillo Elementary School student with thyroid cancer. MU and PEER are compiling more cases of disease among alumni and teachers who were not included in the description above. For example, there is also at least one instance of liver cancer in a former student at Cabrillo Elementary School. Cabrillo teachers seem of also have an elevated incidence of breast cancer, but I don't have numbers for you at this time. Our classrooms have the highest rate of PCBs in America but the soil was contaminated with chlordane, lead, ddts, ddes, tuolene, benzene, arsenic. More shocking to me as a parent has been Superintendent Sandra Lyon, Jan Maez and the rest of the school board's shameful attempts to brush it all under the rug and not test properly or remediate. They have chosen to spend almost a million of our tax dollars, the school districts' money, on hiring lawyers to protect themselves. Shameful.
Greg Sutton July 20, 2014 at 11:42 am
When will everyone realize that government operations of nearly all stripes are incompetent? HowRead More long does the government take to do things, how good is the quality and how expensive is it? Any publicly traded company (or small business) would have been bankrupt long ago. But tax payers collectively end up paying for the worst most costly services in the country. All the money in that wealthy area even has no impact.
The number of homes slipping into foreclosure is slowing in Los Angeles County. Patch file photo.
Rodger Higgins July 17, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Duh, do you think possibly that there are fewer homes to foreclose now because of the mass numberRead More that were foreclosed on from 2009 until last quarter referred to? Stands a strong possible now doesn't it!
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.
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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.
Veteran fights on. (Photo from Go Fund Me.)
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