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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
Ron G. July 24, 2014 at 03:56 pm
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.
Edward July 24, 2014 at 05:59 pm
Drivers should be instructed to call a particular phone number when they spot the License Plate andRead More give location and direction but do not pursue or confront. These should only be for "injury accidents", not just property dammage that can replaced by insurance.
Andy Smith July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am
How ridiculous. That's like arresting Amtrak for all of the times the cops pick up peopleRead More transporting marijuana in big suitcases in their baggage cars (it happens frequently---you'd be surprised). Amtrak has nothing to do with that----they're just transporting baggage. Same thing here---FedEx is just transporting a package; they have no clue what its contents are.
Desert Rat July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Political grandstanding
Mark Talmont July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Meanwhile the national news networks seemed to miss the story when Google got caught in a similarRead More scheme, actually with more evidence of complicity. Not easy to find the story but here are two sources: http://www.wired.com/2013/05/google-pharma-whitaker-sting/all/ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Larry-Page-Canadian-Peter-Neronha-online-pharmacies-Justice-Department,news-12323.html The story was mentioned briefly on the Leo LaPorte show and in more depth by John Batchelor (who noted that Clinton DOJ henchwoman Jamie Gorelick was brought in to negotiate the half-billion $ settlement; Gorelick now sits on the Google board.
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
Alix Catherine Tichelman aka AK Kennedy/Facebook page. Photo credit: shadowboxerphoto.
randy albin July 16, 2014 at 11:54 am
well, anything for sensationalism. what kind of titillating news does this make up? what form ofRead More silliness. how can these people be like this?
David H. Perez July 14, 2014 at 10:01 am
Unfortunately, this incident adds yet another to a multitude of reasons that Watsonville should beRead More high on the list of cities most desirable to MOVE OUT OF! That is, if such a list existed. And yet we are told we should want to go stroll around downtown???
Pat Kittle July 15, 2014 at 02:08 am
Hey Watsonville -- how's that "Sanctuary City" policy working out for you?
Credit: Santa Cruz Fire Department.
Jozseph Schultz July 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Hmm, wonder how much all the enhanced enforcement is costing taxpayers? What will it take to againRead More allow fireworks at the beach, where it is relatively safe, rather than driving them all over our tinder-dry areas inland?
Oedi July 7, 2014 at 10:08 am
This cost taxpayers no more than the amount of their tax already budgeted to each of the departmentsRead More involved for fiscal 2014. You don't actually think calling 911 is like calling a cab, do you?
Jozseph Schultz July 7, 2014 at 10:19 am
No, it's not like calling a cab. If there is no demand for cabs, the availability of cabsRead More diminishes. The police budget, on the other hand, never shrinks, and if it is threatened, there are always new crimes to be created, like drinking alcohol outside or sleeping without the benefit of proper lodging.
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!
Ayanna Morales. Credit: Scotts Valley PD.
Pat Kittle July 2, 2014 at 11:16 am
Immigration status??
Amy Wainscoat Anderson July 2, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Let me just take a wild guess here Pat. Are you just a jaded Republican or a racist too?
Pat Kittle July 2, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Amy Wainscoat Anderson: Let me take a wild guess here Amy. Are you just a passive-aggressive PCRead More coward or an anti-white racist too? (I've never voted for a Republican, but I used to vote for lots of liberals, including Jessie Jackson. So put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.)
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Those bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons this kind of reporting.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he's "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media [DON'T] report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Why do the media consistently do this? The bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he's "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media [RARELY] report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Why do the media consistently do this? The bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons.
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