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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
SA July 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm
@Cathy White “Has nothing to do with any particular political affiliations” … OkRead More if you say so, just like STDs have no particular affiliations with any type of safe sex practice or lack thereof!
Ron G. July 24, 2014 at 03:56 pm
MANDATORY PRISON TIME!!
gene smith July 24, 2014 at 04:14 pm
CORRECT RON.....you and I can see the need for it, why can't the powers that be? Well typically,Read More just as with the fiasco regarding the impounding of cars driven by Illegals with no license or insurance....well it is fine to take cars from others, but the minorities would have no way to get to work and it would be a hardship etc. etc. etc...Oh now there is a great big deterrent...NOT !!! Is it any wonder at all that things are the way they are and just get worse....no consequences to their actions and City Hall is protecting them, regardless of what Cathy White and her Liberal associates would have everyone believe.
Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
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.
usmcboi July 23, 2014 at 02:36 pm
its call punishment for a reason dumb twat
A helicopter fights the Cocos Fire in San Marcos on May 15, 2014. Photo Credit: Cpl. Tyler Gregory/U.S. Marines
Batman July 10, 2014 at 01:09 am
This is nice, but Murphy's Law has it the big one will hit two days after the contract expires. OurRead More fire season has been known to extend into February. An aggressive fuel management program would be effective in protecting residents long after any contract runs out. The county has jails full of inmates with not a damn thing to do all day but get into mischief. Our county should hire Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a consultant to organize a jail labor brush clearing program. It would be a very productive and meaningful way for the inmates to repay their debt to society.
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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glenn bernard July 2, 2014 at 04:54 pm
with all those people coming across the border every day, we better get all that land developedRead More right away. be sure to send the bill to all of us Taxpayers.
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Jay Berman June 27, 2014 at 09:32 am
How do you do that ?? I guess he has a 9mm ... the first thing you do is pop out the magazine andRead More check there no round in the chamber then you field strip it ,,,
Joe Minervini June 27, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Hey men, there's a saying, "never assume a gun is unloaded." problem with the semi's isRead More that when one is careless, sh-t happens. Our Border Patrol's duties are not as easy as they were in the 50's thanks to all that's been going on since then. My main point with this is that tis type of coverage with this story does not warrant the notoriety for this mistake. My guess is that we have just made this man's life more difficult.
glenn bernard June 28, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Sheriff Taylor allowed Deputy Barney Fife to have only one bullet, and the bullet had to be kept inRead More Barney's shirt pocket.
Photo Credit: County of San Diego
Councilwoman Barbara Denny June 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
Congratulations and well done to the entire San Diego Trauma System team of Surgeons, Nurses, andRead More Assistants from all six hospitals, as well as all pre-hospital First Responders and Assistants. We appreciate and value each and every one of you for the sacrifices you make to look after us. Special thanks to the dedicated and gifted men and women of the UC San Diego Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Burns for staying true to your mission to save lives, teach the next generation of surgeons, and advance academic research. UC San Diego is the only Level One, Academic Trauma Center in San Diego County.
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
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Donald Snyder June 9, 2014 at 08:49 am
Of course, now we will hear from all the bleeding heart people about invading our rights when theyRead More set up these check points. Count me as not one of them. I wish we would have more of these so we can get all of the people who do not wish to abide by our laws of the streets. I pay my insurance, I have a valid drivers license because it's the law. And just think if this country had the balls to deport all of the people breaking the law by living her illegally. They cause our rates to go up and if we're hit by one of them, good luck. Are you tired of your insurance bill coming in higher and higher. Figure it out why that is happening. For all of you who don't think I have a heart, I do. I am just sick and tired of helping everyone else and not our own citizens of our country. Lets start with us first and then worry about the rest of the world. Set up these check points, find the criminals, do the Obama and load them on a bus and drop them off. However, unlike our Commander in Chief who thinks Arizona is the U.S. border, drop them off a little further south and let Mexico clean up their mess for once.
Samora Musa July 5, 2014 at 04:28 am
Dear beloved, I am Samora Musa, i have about $5 million dollar for investment and i hope you willRead More be reliable to entrust this fund with.I am handicap with disability in hearing and have no trusted personaround me and every body wants me dead so they can have my inheritance.If you are reliable please get back to me./samoramusa020@gmail.com Sincerely, Samora Musa.
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glenn bernard June 21, 2014 at 06:19 pm
Economic boycott would be fantastic. (but again, I am an Economist). I Suggest that instead ofRead More putting a lot of promotion into devices that administer financial punishment to a group of overtaxed citizens, push like crazy for rapid expansion of driverless automobiles. You again wrote way to much.
glenn bernard June 21, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Economic boycott would be fantastic (but remember that I am an Economist…and lover ofRead More Capitalism….means an automatic hatred of excessive/expensive/self-serving Government). I suggest you promote genuinely safe machines, namely Driverless Vehicles, instead of the constant promotion of machines that only administer punishment to a group of people who are already overtaxed.
Donald Snyder June 21, 2014 at 08:31 pm
I'm not for or against the stupid red light cameras. But they are one tool to help people stopRead More breaking the law. Would you prefer people stop putting locks on their doors because you're not supposed to go through a door that isn't yours? Do you want to take down the security fence between Mexico and the United States because they shouldn't break the law by coming over here? How stupid are you? People break the law all the time. At least this way we can catch some of them before they commit a crime that hurts another individual. How about no security cameras in our stores for shoplifters? They're not supposed to steal. Let's all take everyone at their word. What fantasy world do you live in, anyway, Glenn?
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joezcutiepie June 6, 2014 at 10:05 am
dates would have been nice
Chuck Rininger June 7, 2014 at 10:40 am
Wonder why they don't publish dates and times and Locations for a few days before classes. looksRead More like this is all done after classes are over. was not a word on TV so how does the public know where and when to attend classes
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Paul David June 5, 2014 at 08:13 am
10% of 3,600 = 360 recidivists; 12% of 6,100 = 732. I guess that a 103% increase in the number ofRead More recidivists in our community counts for "little change" these days.
Jeremy DT June 5, 2014 at 01:31 pm
@Paul I think there *is* a statistically significant increase in offender rate, using your numbersRead More (but the 'little change' is indeed subjective). [Also for the record I think it's reasonable to compare to any other year, b/c the overall *percentage* of recidivism is the type of outcome that a probation department can affect.] Statistics: using a Binomial distribution, I get that the 95% confidence interval for 2008 recidivism is 9.02-10.98%, and the rate for 2012 is 11.18-12.82%. These do not overlap, therefore we can say with 95% confidence that there IS a difference in the re-offender rates between 2008 and 2012.
glenn bernard June 6, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Nothing stops a bullet like a job.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Tennickly June 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
I thought about becoming a cop so I could be above the law and just do whatever I want.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 5, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Well the good news is, the more people who apply, the larger the applicant supply, and the lower theRead More costs (and their salaries) to the taxpayers. This is why racism and sexism in the workplace is a myth. Employers don't want to eliminate a sector of the applicant pool. And, no company/corporation is going to risk lawsuits for discrimination. There are plenty of watchdogs, lawyers, and bimbo HR women keeping a bean counting eye on who is hired and hiring metrics. If women/minorities truly earned less than white males, why would any company hire white males?
Tray June 7, 2014 at 09:58 pm
I took the CHP test in early eighties, Its not that hard if your a white male because we passed H.S.Read More And back then most of us played sports, not much gamers back then, I thought about joining but the though of seeing negatives everyday wasn't for me.
Sheriff William Gore. Photo Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Donald Snyder May 31, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Dr. Greene, it's not about Mexicans at all. They just happen to be the most amount of people thatRead More cross the border illegally since they are the closest and don't give a damn about our laws. I work at a company that I get customers all day long. I have Chinese women who all they know how to say is 'EBT'. They don't and don't want to learn our language. If you are going to sneak into a country, why then do you want to change that country to be like your own that you left? That is a question no one seems to answer. If you country is so screwed up that you have to break into another country illegally, put up with all the things that new country does to you, why would you want to change it to fit your old country? That is what the Mexicans that come here try and do. They don't want to assimilate anything this country does. They don't want to obey our laws, they don't want to work they don't want to learn the language and they want as much free stuff as they can grab. Martin Luther King might have said that, but by saying that did he mean legally? No one knows for sure. He was fighting for justice for his people, not some people who had snuck in the country illegally. You can choose to give your 1% all you want. I am tired of my country asking me for more and more money and throwing it all away on other countries people. I believe the bible said "Charity starts at home". It's time that America heeds those words. Fix our country first, then worry about the rest or we won't have a country to fix.
Dr. Lorri Greene May 31, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Mr. Snyder. I agree with a lot of what you are saying. We do need to fix things wrong in ourRead More country, or we won't have a country to fix. I get that and I agree. I had the great opportunity to march with Martin Luther King, but to be honest, I am not sure if anyone asked him about illegal or legal, as he was fighting for mostly for civil rights, especially for African Americans. So it is a fair question, and one I never asked him. I cannot help but wonder if ALL of anyone that comes here illegally wants to stay separate, not learn the language, etc., but I can't prove that either. I know we have a housekeeper that we sponsored to get legal, and she speaks great English. We also have a gardener who also speaks great English. He is also legal, and gardens almost everyones home on our street. Both are from Mexico. How do you, or how does anyone know, how many of the people you are speaking of don't want to work, want to have it just like where they came from, etc? I don't know that, but perhaps you do. I understand your fatigue about our country asking for more and more taxes. I wonder what would happen if we brought half of our military home from all over the world and gave them jobs fixing our roads, infrastructure, and other things that this country desperately needs? I just got back from a 3 week trip to Italy. They have high sped rail, and the infrastructure seemed great. Of course, I was a tourist, so perhaps I didn't see the "underbelly" of the country. In a country, as wealthy as we are, I think there are some basic things we can provide. Those would be food, basic healthcare for all, some kind of shelter, clothing, and if one wants to work, a job. I have several patients right now, born in the US and happen to be Anglo who are unemployed and cannot find work. They are what used to be called middle-management, and are in their 50's. So there is a lot to talk about, that's for sure. We probably agree on more things than we disagree upon. I just cannot help but think that human beings, no matter where they are born, deserve to live free, be able to feed themselves and their families and at least have basic healthcare and some kind of roof over their heads. If that makes me what used to be called a "commie" I guess I am. If you would ever like talk more about this, I am always open to new ideas.
Donald Snyder May 31, 2014 at 03:04 pm
My biggest problem with the illegals coming here is we don't have enough resources to keep our ownRead More citizens working, housed, properly employed and the Mexican government allows their lowest citizens (they made a pamphlet about how to come into this country illegally and assimilate) to immigrate to this country. They want their lowest out of their country. We, for some reason, accept that. Mexico was taken over by Spain and it's still, for the most part, run by the Spanish who came over there. These Mexican/Indians, are their trash. They don't want them. 11 million of ANYTHING is going to change the way things get done. We can't deport all of them, and it's stupid to make their children citizens just because their parents avoided capture until they were born. It's time to take care of our own country. I feel bad for other countries, but not everyone and not every country can be the Alpha Male. We happen to be lucky enough to be born in the United States. That was my privilege and right when I was born. There is no way in hell that I want to change that on purpose. I feel for them, but I don't want to trade places with them. We, as a nation, kicked out our aggressors when they asked too much of us. That was over 200 years ago. It's time the citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries who don't like their government rise up and change it like we were forced to do. I will NOT apologize for have the privilege of living in the greatest country in the world because I have helped her maintain that status by being a good citizen. I only wish our Congress and President felt the same way.
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barbara segal May 26, 2014 at 09:42 am
where are the Carlsbad Police when they're needed….just saw a number of cars speeding downRead More Carlsbad Blvd. past the beach. They weren't hiding in their usual places.
Gary Vineyard May 26, 2014 at 05:57 pm
@Glenn-the-socialist-Bernard: why doesn't the state have a official check each and everyone of usRead More before we get into a car...Comrade ...maybe even..well check us when we get out of the shower 9we may be sneaking booze into the shower)...perhaps Comrade Bernard....maybe YOU could be the Imperial Ruler and make all of us do what EVER YOU want for the betterment of mankind (lots of cheering and marching...and vodka drinking.....)
glenn bernard May 26, 2014 at 06:34 pm
Gary, does it bother you that cars have brakes and air-bags?
Elliot Rodger. Photo from his YouTube account.
SD June 3, 2014 at 10:30 am
whoa ..... scary comment
TT June 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm
deborah you are nuttier than squirrel turds.
Autumn Johnson June 23, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Senate Committee to Vote on Bill that Could Remove Guns from 'People in Crisis'Read More http://dublin.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/senate-public-safety-committee-to-vote-on-gun-violence-restraining-order-bill
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