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centrd April 14, 2014 at 06:34 am
Umm..."women". Plural. Seriously? Typos in headlines now? C'mon people!
Steven W April 14, 2014 at 07:32 am
like patch writers are fking writers.
centrd April 15, 2014 at 08:11 am
Clearly, but headlines are usually written by editors. Oh wait, I see my mistake; it's obvious theyRead More don't have editors.
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Uma Kirk April 10, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Lights are on but nobody's home. Hello? Smoking is at record low, while vapors rise higher andRead More higher. For the first time smoke sales are so low that the companies don't even have to pay MSA. The anti tobacco groups rely on TSET which is funded by MSA. They also rely on funds from big Pharma, and wherever they can cash in. They are demonizing eCigs in order to have them put into the MSA list so they can collect sin tax. Sin tax for quitting smoking. Shame on them!
Ed West April 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm
E-cigs are helping many long time smokers switch to a much safer alternative. Please do not demonizeRead More them. This kind of money creates an obvious conflict of interest! Do some research and print the other side of the argument. It is the smoke that is harmful. E-cigs produce no smoke. Is this about health or money?
Ed West April 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm
I see a trend here.Read More http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/04/10/k-boosts-anti-smoking-push/7550597/
Bre Abach April 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm
20 years? That's all!?!? Gibson, Hamilton, Tyrone, and AL'C Bejaran are boils on the ass ofRead More humanity and should be excised accordingly. Two entire lifetimes snuffed out without a seconds thought in trade for twenty years of free lodging, food, TV, and additional dirt bag mentoring. What a travesty... Think about that Californians! What if these were your children? Next time you vote for weak justices, judges, lawmakers, etc, keep outcomes like this in mind!
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James P Hosty March 23, 2014 at 04:49 pm
They should fire the cop for being such a bad shot. Back to the malls, Barney Fife.
Jimmy Dean March 24, 2014 at 11:13 am
Yes agree three misses is inexcusable.
Photo courtesy of the Orange County Fire Authority.
Cathy Chrislip Gronau March 20, 2014 at 09:06 pm
I was in that exact spot at 12:30 PM. Kind of scary to think I missed it by minutes. There are tooRead More many big trucks on our freeways, period! The traffic through San Clemente on the 5 is always going WAY too fast. Everyone needs to SLOW DOWN. Even on the surface streets people fly down our streets. I'm just wondering if the lumber truck was going too fast and rear ended the smaller truck who was towing or was it visa versa. In either case; SOMEONE was going too fast.
Douglas Martin March 21, 2014 at 12:54 am
I am out of town but I know exactly where and why this happened. Just past the El Camino RealRead More OFFRAMP is a sweeping right curve. The #4 lane as it crosses over ECR has a huge defect in the roadway. Most big-rig drivers slow to 40 mph to navigate through the numerous potholes. The roadway dips at the bridge/roadway junction. I saw someone lose their UHaul trailer there last year (the chains held but the trailer rolled). This has been a hazard for many years. While I hate sue-happy people, in this instance I think the family of the deceased has a pretty good case against us, the taxpayers, for allowing CalTrans to ignore the obvious danger there.
Brian Bingham March 21, 2014 at 08:29 am
bet the guy towing the olds on that janky auto dolly got squirrely in #4 and crossed in front of theRead More lumber truck; that then drove the poor guy into the center divide. Looks like either the collapse of the cab area from impact with the divider or material loaded in the bed of the truck could have contributed to the lethality of this collision. I hope the prior commenter is not taken lightly, it appears as though a ton of weakness has been identified regardless of any investigational products.
The boat had 6,900 pounds of marijuana aboard. Photo Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard
Jimmy Dean March 19, 2014 at 06:16 am
Maybe they were heading to Colorado?
James P Hosty March 23, 2014 at 04:51 pm
nobody wants that bunk. The whole cause of the drug wars in Mexico was that California hydro is soRead More much better, the mafias had to switch to meth , which they now dominate the market.
John Starks March 11, 2014 at 09:20 am
I'm so happy to read that the boy was safely found, but who would name their son 'amber'?
Eileen Burke March 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm
People whose domestic arrangements become a public problem should get the attention of socialRead More workers, not law enforcement. Maybe foster care for the child until the parents can show the court that this won't happen again. And forced legal separation for people who need the police for their domestic disputes. We may have no choice but to pay for our fellow citizens who are too immature or too lazy to work on their personal relationships, especially when there are children involved, but we have the right to keep the cost to a minimum, so that our limited resources can be spent where they are needed most. By the way, Patch, I read this assuming that a stranger had kidnapped a child, and that the community should be looking for them. Sensationalistic and irresponsible. If this woman is a "kidnapper", what charge will the courts bring against a stranger who abducts a child? What's left? Kidnapping--a horrible crime--has been discounted to a very tacky domestic problem, mostly affecting trashy people who can't get their lives in order. Why are you using your publication to propound a message like this? What happens the next time a stranger grabs a child? Do we all ( including the police ) ignore the message, assuming it's just another bad divorce? And the newspapers will be the boy who cried wolf?
Willie March 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
I would rather be "inconvenienced" with extra messages on my phone than to not have hadRead More the chance to help a child.
One person was shot and wounded in a shooting in Dana Point.
T_P_K March 11, 2014 at 11:22 am
Where are you getting your information? Information gathered by the FBI does not support yourRead More claims. The Uniform Crime Reports made available on the "Crime in the U.S." section of the FBI's web site includes homicide data that breaks down killings by the types of weapons used. In 2011, for instance, the percentages for weapon types used in homicides throughout the U.S. were as follows: Firearms: 67.8% Knives or other cutting instruments: 13.4% Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.): 5.7% Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.): 3.9% Other dangerous weapons: 9.2% The FBI doesn't offer data showing the latter categories broken down into more detail, so it isn't possible to determine from this source exactly what percentage of homicides in 2011 involved the use of baseball bats. But even if one were to assume that every single homicide in the "blunt objects" category was committed with a baseball bat, firearm-related homicides would still outnumber bat-related homicides by a ratio of more than sixteen to one. The FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (tabulated in simple form on the Bureau of Justice web site) make the distinction even clearer. In each year of the last several decades, the number of homicides in which firearms were used has been about TEN to SIXTEEN times GREATER than the number of homicides in which a blunt object— such as a baseball bat— was the weapon of choice.
phil March 11, 2014 at 11:45 am
The 32% who were NOT murdered by guns could not be reached for comment.
jeff s March 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm
People kill people with or without guns, we can all agree. An Armed society (us) makes theRead More difference between potential tyrrany and freedom.. Go ahead arm your precious govt sanctioned employees, you trust your govt that much? (cops), they are always the good guys right? Your military, heavily armed as they should be too.. ..You, you silly peasant serf, you get the right to own a slingshot and a BB gun.. We all should certainly know better than to be so foolish..
Julian St. John of Orange. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
phil March 10, 2014 at 09:54 am
2:50 a.m.? sounds like he made 'last call' @ Goody's.
StevieG March 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm
So if I understand this right, The Sheriff's Department, The Oceanside PD, The Marine's and a packRead More of bloodhounds weren't able to locate this guy. Yet, the Park Rangers were able to catch him!? Hurry up, let's cut the parks budget for being too effective!!! LOL
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