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Franc Cano. Photo courtesy of Anaheim Police Department.
S.A.P. April 16, 2014 at 09:13 am
So Cano got 1 YEAR for "lewd and lascivious acts on a child younger than 14"? He cut offRead More his GPS & was not put back into prison? Who was the judge that decided that?
Joker Joe April 16, 2014 at 09:23 am
I actually blame the judges for these fine fellows being let loose. Who was the judge?
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 16, 2014 at 10:16 am
There should be an automatic go to jail without bail, etc. Do not allow them any exceptions. I hopeRead More with all my breath that they die and don't evev have a trial.
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andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 09:26 am
"Orange County will largely be spared the Santa Ana winds expected to blow across SouthernRead More California Monday." OCRegister, 4/13/2014
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 14, 2014 at 09:36 am
"In Orange County, a wind advisory will be in force near the foothills from 6 a.m. until 2Read More p.m.." City News Service, 4/14/2014. :-) Here's the National Weather Service link to the wind advisory http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Wind%20Advisory But we'll cut them some slack. Weather changes quickly and even as predictions accommodate, they don't always pan out.
Gas prices in Orange County are now the highest they've been since March 20, 2013. Patch file photo.
fact checker April 16, 2014 at 03:12 pm
Actually government regulation saves lives. We need more of it not less. Corporations have a veryRead More poor record of self policing their impact on the environment and health hazards. See what is happening in North Carolina right now.
fact checker April 16, 2014 at 03:13 pm
The food in your local market is regulated by the government. How many food recalls would we see ifRead More it wasn't. GMAIL sidestepped government safety regulations on their cars and people died.
fact checker April 16, 2014 at 03:14 pm
GM...not GMAIL.
These cash tool booths in Orange County will soon be a relic of the past. Patch file photo.
MFriedrich April 8, 2014 at 10:21 am
What a shame. I'm going to miss the small talk with the toll booth personnel up until the ladyRead More behind me would inevitably starting wailing on her horn. I'm going, I'm going....jeeze.
Rocky Neidhardt April 8, 2014 at 10:53 am
I see more fines and violations in everyone's futures
bill odel April 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm
I don't know where you go thru the toll booths, but I still see people.
Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach may continue refusing elective abortions, the state has decided. Patch file photo.
OldTimer April 6, 2014 at 08:15 pm
That's too bad. I thought we were going to get a nice educational discussion going. I hate it whenRead More we get to the meat of the subject matter and the board goes silent. Oh well.
imcjl April 7, 2014 at 08:11 am
Old Timer, investigate them if you think they violated conditions for receiving the governmentRead More assistance, sure. But it sounds as if you are also assuming those government conditions were right, just, and legal in the first place. Based on the recent Fast & Furious debacle, the government makes huge mistakes or is full of corruption (i.e. Nixon' staff, Clinton getting BJ's in the Oval Office, etc). The government is simply a collective of people employed by the taxpayers with virtually no accountability for performance and a tendency to bully people and businesses. The government is the last entity I would seek moral or ethical guidance from, and those that do tend to love a nanny state... Not my thing.
Stan Jacobs April 7, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Old Timer - Folks are getting tired of your sympathizing with the military enemies of the U.S. andRead More your veiled (and not so veiled) attacks against the church and American troops.
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Nancy April 22, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Except for the very young and the very old and others susceptible to respiratory complications, theRead More flu is not usually a serious problem. The other problem with the flu vaccine is that sometimes the wrong strain is targeted and it is not effective. The difference you don't understand is that all of us who have been vaccinated (for life) against these other diseases are at risk if the "herd" does not continue to vaccinate in large enough numbers. Here is "herd" effectiveness for you hand delivered by me: http://www.vaccines.gov/basics/protection/ or maybe you'd like this: "Vaccination acts as a sort of firebreak or firewall in the spread of the disease, slowing or preventing further transmission of the disease to others.[4] Unvaccinated individuals are indirectly protected by vaccinated individuals, as the latter are less likely to contract and transmit the disease between infected and susceptible individuals.[3] Hence, a public health policy of herd immunity may be used to reduce spread of an illness and provide a level of protection to a vulnerable, unvaccinated subgroup. Since only a small fraction of the population (or herd) can be left unvaccinated for this method to be effective, it is considered best left for those who cannot safely receive vaccines because of a medical condition such as an immune disorder, organ transplant recipients, or people with egg allergies." So, in order to keep healthy those who TRULY cannot be vaccinated, the rest of the healthy and problem-free herd should be vaccinated.
OldTimer April 22, 2014 at 11:46 pm
The flu impacts exponentially more people than the mump, rubella and the measles combined, Nancy.Read More Look at all the work hours lost. When I caught the flu I was down for 2 full weeks. Look at all the human suffering. Look at all the added medical expenses. Billions of dollars spent on treatment. Look at all the severe complications from the flu that can result in long term debilitation or even death. Yet you want to give people a free pass from getting vaccinated for the flu virus? I sense a little contradiction there. You want your child protected from the measles by mandatory MMR vaccines, yet it's fine with you if people don't get vaccinated for the flu and infect millions of innocent citizens who are sentenced to 2 weeks of undue suffering and financial losses due to the flu infection. I guess in your opinion what's good for the goose is not good for the gander. This is why you confuse me. I don't see a consistent stance on these issues. You seem to flip-flop depending on what suits your individual interests. How do you reconcile that? Thanks.
Nancy April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am
It is simple. We nearly eradicated diseases like measles and whooping cough. You can not eradicateRead More flu viruses because they constantly mutate. I wish they didn't, but they do. There is a difference between one or two vaccinations in a lifetime as opposed to annual vaccinations. Rubella and flu are not comparable. Also, unborn babies do not die of the flu virus: "If you are pregnant and have rubella in the first few months of pregnancy, there is a high chance that the virus will cause severe damage to your developing baby. The virus affects the developing organs and the baby may be born with serious disability - the congenital rubella syndrome. Complications of congenital rubella syndrome include cataracts, deafness, and heart, lung and brain abnormalities. Having rubella infection in the first three months of pregnancy also increases your risk of having a miscarriage." Did you see that--a HIGH chance of serious disability! So OldTimer are you advocating for mandatory flu vaccines? I would, but getting the right vaccine for the expected virus is always a crap shoot and there are no guarantees.
CBS screenshot of Bailey the cat after the rescue.
Jeff Santoni March 31, 2014 at 10:44 am
Ok, I'm a pet lover like a lot of others but at what cost? Heres hoping the owner gets a bill forRead More the resources spent freeing a cat.
Patti Bout April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Which if it was my cat, will gladly be paid.
Christie March 21, 2014 at 09:41 pm
What amazing footage! Thanks for posting! : )
Smokey Bear March 22, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Wow! That is amazing footage. I love when the whales turn an eye up to the camera at about 1:14,Read More it's like they are checking out the drone to see what it is. They are so smart! & the dolphins that swim past them look like tiny fish because the whales are so huge! The dolphins really give it a lot of size perspective! Nice!
Joker Joe March 23, 2014 at 11:00 am
These cash tool booths in Orange County will soon be a relic of the past. Patch file photo.
Douglas Martin March 21, 2014 at 01:05 am
It won't be long before each lane has TWO license plate readers 100 feet apart, with a computer thatRead More calculates your speed, and if over 65 mph, will instantly link to LEXUS-NEXUS to obtain the registered owner's name address, social security number, and bank information, and generating a $475.00 citation for going 65.78888 mph. btw - the infrared cameras can see inside your vehicle. You have no right to privacy on a public roadway.
andy fischer March 21, 2014 at 07:30 am
LeAna, all you did was validate the tolls on your bill. However, there is nothing that explains theRead More arithmetic in computing tolls in conjunction with the rates on the rate card. Nothing states for example, you pay a toll as you pass through the toll plaza. (Yes, it's obvious when you drive through it but, using only the resources on the Toll Roads Website, it isn't explicit.) Also, Depending on what location you enter the toll road determines whether you pay a toll on exit. There are some situations (I think Portola to Alton may be one) where you wouldn't pay a toll on exiting Alton. The locations are divided or clustered into regions. If you stay within one region you only pay one (entry) of the tolls. So, it isn't clear.
LeAna Bui March 21, 2014 at 01:41 pm
Andy - I'm not sure what you are saying. "Nothing states, for example, you pay a toll as youRead More pass through a toll plaza."___________________________________________ It's a tollroad with toll plazas - you really need it stated explicitly that you are paying a toll at a toll plaza? I understand that the different toll rates at different exits and such is confusing (especially if you are only an occasional user or accidentally find yourself on the toll road without the account or FasTrak), but I have no problem understanding how/when I'm being charged. As for the arithmetic in computing tolls, are you wanting to know how the Toll Roads determine the tolls on the rate cards?
Metrolink trains will not go past Laguna Niguel this weekend so workers can repair tracks. Patch file photo.
Clint Worthington March 17, 2014 at 12:31 am
Steve Behmerwohld, keep in mind, our City is the only one in the United States that has aRead More restraining order against it for violating the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Outer City is also the same one that has violated the California State Constitution by charging water rates that have been deemed illegal by the Orange County Superior Court. I am sorry that you feel it is ok to violate federal and state constitutional rights. I don't think it is. You have been to the many City Council meetings Steve Behmerwohld where the Ghost Train has been discussed. Here we are Steve 10 years later and not one single thing with the Ghost Train has gotten better in those 10 years. In fact, with the traffic signal at the Del Obispo crossing, it has gotten worse. So, Steve Behmerwohld, after 10 years of nothing happening, what do you suggest ? You have obviously thought about it. What do you recommend to resolve the problem before someone dies because medical help cannot get to them because they are stuck by the Ghost Train. I look forward to your answer Steve Behmerwohld.
Clint Worthington March 17, 2014 at 12:32 am
I would not be surprised if you delete your comment Steve Behmerwohld.
Clint Worthington March 17, 2014 at 09:30 am
Steve Behmerwohld, so where is your plan to fix the Ghost Train?
Patch file photo.
Something Special Cateirng Inc. March 17, 2014 at 04:18 pm
cases coming in from India, Philippines, and Vietnam where there is an epidemic
Shripathi Kamath March 17, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Depending on your definition of an epidemic, that is subject to scrutiny. Here's a updated list:Read More http://abt.cm/1meI1Cw
nobody March 18, 2014 at 08:40 am
Very good article, some highlights: ___________________________________________________ "VeryRead More few of the measles cases in these outbreaks are in people who are completely vaccinated. For example, in the outbreaks in Europe in 2011, when 30,000 people got measles, causing 8 deaths, 27 cases of measles encephalitis, and 1,482 cases of pneumonia, most cases were in unvaccinated (82%) or incompletely vaccinated (13%) people." _________________________________________________ "Most importantly, parents should understand that a measles vaccine (MMR) is the best way to protect your child from measles, and is especially important if there is a measles outbreak in your area or if you are traveling to an area with high rates of measles."
Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Liz Weese March 13, 2014 at 09:14 am
That is just killer!
Kirsten Massebeau March 13, 2014 at 02:36 pm
This is a wonderful video that demonstrates it is possible and much more exciting to visit dolphinsRead More and whales in their home the ocean. This class chose to skip SeaWorld and ended up getting a wonderful show better than any captive facility could provide.
Cash tolls like these are soon a thing of the past. And so is the Toll Roads' CEO. Patch file photo.
Shawn Gordon March 11, 2014 at 07:52 pm
John Wayne Gacy "seemed like a nice man" too, sheesh Larry. These toll roads are soRead More unbelievably mismanaged, so short sighted, the only thing the execs care about is padding their own pockets and getting their friends and family on the vendor list for easy money. Drop all the tolls to 2000 levels for a year and cut the fat in management. You'll make more money, I guarantee it. I just cancelled my transponder. I couldn't reach anyone on the phone, and the email took a week for them to return. The only thing they respond to quickly is negative feedback on their facebook page.
Chip Long March 12, 2014 at 06:33 am
great . . . he is on a paid leave of absence (vacation). Fire him instead of rewarding him. MostRead More dishonest people appear as nice people ... that's how the deceive and steal from you.
ace March 12, 2014 at 10:42 am
Now he can start getting his HUGE Public pension and retire to a nice island.. Govt gone WILD.
A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Orange County. Patch file photo.
MFriedrich March 11, 2014 at 02:26 pm
I'm not sure money really matters that much to smokers, or the environment, or people around them,Read More but what the hell, I thought I'd mention this as another reason to be careful: VC 23111 What are the Consequences of Cigarette Littering in California? The punishment for throwing cigarette littering in California is pretty harsh. Most traffic tickets have a punishment of fines, which can be converted to community service if you have trouble paying. For a cigarette litter traffic ticket, however, there is a punishment of fines beginning at a base fine of approximately $400, plus a minimum of 8 hours community service spent picking up litter or cleaning up graffiti.
John Johnstone March 12, 2014 at 05:14 pm
They ought to be stricter about littering and less about outdoor smoking as such. Smoke blows away.Read More Butts don't. Cigarette smokers should carry little bags the way dog walkers do.
MFriedrich March 14, 2014 at 09:25 am
Just look out the window on the ground the next time you stop at any intersection in Lake Forest.Read More It's a disgrace man. There are hundreds of thousands of cigarette butts/filters just lying on the ground, because hundreds of smokers decided "welp, eff it, I'm done." and then they chuck it out the window so that it's somebody else's problem. Nice antisocial behavior right there. Jerks.
Irvine police are warning the community about a serial flasher. Patch file photo.
Annie G. February 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm
try checkin out someone smart to scum like you dude...won't have much to show next time you unzip
A 4-year-old boy was ejected in an accident on the I-5 Wednesday but landed safely on some ice plant. Patch photo credit Martin Henderson.
GreenInOC February 13, 2014 at 01:24 pm
@none of your business you win for best screen name, love it! I know there are the odd times whenRead More people think their kids are strapped in but they aren't but regardless, such a relief to read a happy ending!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 13, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Just for you none, I asked. Here's what CHP Officer Stacy Willits told me: According to theRead More statement the parents made at the scene, they related their son was strapped into his full size child seat. As soon as the driver struck the concrete wall the right side windows exploded and immediately the four year old was ejected out of the third row window and onto the ice plant. We are still investigating the specifics of the collision and yes especially with the car seat.
Carol Hatch PazMoto February 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Parents versions of being "strapped in " and the proper version of buckled in are usuallyRead More very different. I don't know how many times I find my infant patient improperly strapped in ie: pillows and blankets under the child, no buckles exists, buckles last adjusted for the ride home from the hospital and no longer fit. But the parents will 100% vouch they were properly buckled in JUST before I saw them. Out of concern and proper parent teaching I have them recreate the proper buckling of their precious child and make corrections. What the parents don't realize is that the trip to the emergency room for a fever could turn into a devastating trip to the trauma center in the back of an ambulance, or worse.
Chip Long February 7, 2014 at 07:08 pm
So what does it take to now executive him . . . or will he sit on death row for 50 years?