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Rocky Neidhardt July 2, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Disgraceful!
ChristieD July 3, 2014 at 09:42 am
These parents obviously had no idea where to turn for help with their child. They probably thoughtRead More this was the only way to keep him safe. Very sad.
Pam Ragland July 3, 2014 at 11:22 am
I work with Autistic children and I have a son who is Autistic. They are very much misunderstood. ItRead More is sad. I do agree clearly these parents needed help and guidance. I hope they all get the help they need. Autistic children are super intelligent and sensitive. In the coming years we will see whole new ways of helping them & this will open up so much progress as a result.
The 241 Toll Road. Patch file photo.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 09:56 am
These are private roads built with tax payers taxes. If I paid for the road why should I be chargedRead More to use it? Very similar to a Fire Department ambulance ride, if my taxes pay for the ambulance and the goon driving the ambulance's salary why do I have pay for a ride in the ambulance. As far as citations on a toll road ! If I'm cited for using the toll road via a camera and don't pay the citation how can the government issue a warrant for me ? When a police officer makes you sign a citation its not an admission of guilt its a promise to appear. Therefore if I never promised the camera to appear in court then how did I fail to appear in court. THIS IS ANOTHER PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL STATE THAT TAXES THE FAT POCKETS TO GIVE TO THE USELESS NON-WORKING NON-TAX PAYING DEMOCRAT! DISGUSTING ! Liberal PUKES !
Rocky Neidhardt July 2, 2014 at 02:17 pm
I was with you til you made it about democrats .. All people involved with this road are republicansRead More . The entire TCA.
Michael Nelson July 2, 2014 at 03:12 pm
I agree. This issue is neither a Republican nor Democratic issue. The Toll Roads is now owned byRead More the State of California. My original post indicated that it was only a semi-private entity. I researched a little, and that changed some time ago- my apologies. This is unfortunately a Government-as-a-whole issue. Just about every Government "service" my father enjoyed as a benefit of paying taxes has evaporated in CA. Those Government services are now either privatized (and cost money) or are fee'd to death (don't call them taxes). We Californians have allowed this. We are asleep at the wheel and have allowed unscrupulous politicians to guide us down a dark path in the pursuit of their own individual wealth. Wake up and VOTE. The last O.C. voter turnout was abysmal (24%), and most of the voting was by MAIL (17%)! Good luck verifying all of those mailed in votes. So, apathy is the real criminal here in my opinion. Not political parties.
Angel Stadium. Patch file photo.
The Beast ! June 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Can you say ! "Corny Fans"
Smokey Bear June 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm
So no more rally monkeys?
The Beast ! June 29, 2014 at 03:09 pm
@ Smokey, We could only wish they got rid of that GOOFY MONKEY. The rally monkey remains just inRead More the hands of dorky fans wearing Santa Claus hats in June. SMH @ The Angels !
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Carol June 19, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I'm sincerely glad to hear that technology is catching up with old evidence and some cold cases areRead More being closed thanks to this. This is a terribly heinous crime that this criminal has been hiding all these years - let's hope this was his only victim...
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Joker Joe June 17, 2014 at 10:01 am
Should of wrapped the chain around the monster's neck!
bbq June 17, 2014 at 02:34 pm
This whole paragraph makes no sense at all: "The boy's mother had left him at home with a videoRead More game, but he got "frustrated" and decided to leave, according to the corporal. The boy, who was dressed only in his underwear at home, decided to put on some shorts but had to squeeze both of his legs through one pant leg."_______________________________________________I don't get it. If he was home alone with a video game and decided to leave, how did the mom shackle him? He decided to put on shorts but had to squeeze both legs into on pant leg? Was this while he was shackled? Editor, please re-read this article.
Penny Arévalo June 17, 2014 at 02:37 pm
BBQ, I didn't write it, but I read that as the boy's legs were shackled together, similar toRead More shackled defendants in court. They can get around ... slowly.
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The Beast ! June 13, 2014 at 08:01 am
@ NICOLE ! your words "well we live in America, not East and Southeast Asia, West Africa,Read More Europe, Columbian, China, Korea and Vietnam". The last time I toured around the USA I noticed that we have African Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Chinese dining, Korean and Vietmamese. The only problem is that its not truly authentic because folks like you can't open your mind to eating a dog. I bet you eat Cow, Pigs, Lambs, Chickens, Goats, Deer and Tiger meat. I just don't understand your close mindedness
The Beast ! June 14, 2014 at 07:24 pm
Does anyone know the number of cats and dogs that are euthanized each year? or an approximateRead More number, I'm trying to make sense of this article.
Rose T. June 27, 2014 at 06:24 pm
To the Beast, the overall number of animals received in at the Orange County animal shelter in 2013Read More was 28,373. The overall number euthanized was 11,751. What is really sad is that 3,977 animals were euthanized because they were considered too young to be adopted. The overall breakdown information can be found at the Orange county shelter website under statistics.
A past ordination of priests in Orange County. Photo courtesy the Orange County Diocese.
Stan Jacobs June 6, 2014 at 09:43 am
When the communists drove many Catholics out of Vietnam they did not realize how well the US wouldRead More benefit by their persecution.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 6, 2014 at 11:14 am
James, I get paid to increase the Patch's page hits.
David Otto June 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm
These guys are me friends. They give up their lives to live for Christ. There is nothing more realRead More than Jesus Christ, God made flesh. Show me reality, because in the end, there will be nothing more real and vivid and real, than Jesus Christ.
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Jim Somers May 19, 2014 at 09:54 am
As usual, the rape is deemed a minor offense, and charges dropped.
The Beast ! May 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Sick animals !
Ken May 23, 2014 at 02:22 pm
So a headlight was their downfall. Hope Garcia can see his way around in the dark with no headlightsRead More at the Famous Gray Bar Hotel and inmate Honeymoon Lodge. No telling what he may back into in the dark there.
Photo courtesy the Toll Roads.
Stan Jacobs May 14, 2014 at 07:52 am
Shutting down the SJH "corridor" would be a benefit for all.
ace May 14, 2014 at 09:09 am
you can kiss you FREEWAYS goodbye Taxifornia within 20 years most of the roads will be toll roads..Read More Also get ready for the tax you by the mile laws coming soon to a state near you Govt gone WILD...
GreenInOC May 14, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Too bad we're not reading "Toll ROADS Go the Way of the Dodo Bird Wednesday". We canRead More dream right?!
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Bella May 10, 2014 at 07:46 pm
I would love to do this, but can't afford it right now!
Bella May 10, 2014 at 07:47 pm
I'm happy just walking across the street to the lookout or going to Strands!
Debbie Seymour May 12, 2014 at 02:02 pm
Oh so WANT to do this trip....
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Dan Avery April 26, 2014 at 08:44 am
What the should have done to make the photo look more real is to add depth of field.
Brainwashed_In_Church April 26, 2014 at 09:08 am
"What the should have done to make the photo look more real is to add depth of field."Read More Also, they should have removed that small "Made in China" placard below the whale's lower jaw.
Smokey Bear April 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm
That is so fake, I'm sorry, but no way is this real. I am a photographer & understand depthRead More perception & well this is not right.
Victor Alfonso Pineda. Courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Dan April 25, 2014 at 05:10 pm
What are you trying to imply, OldTimer?
OldTimer April 25, 2014 at 06:35 pm
Just a thought, Dan. I just wonder if the man was educated and where? It might tell us something.Read More Then again, it might not. That's why a study is needed. He looks like a bright fellow. Don't you think? Somewhere he apparently took the wrong road. Maybe it was because we didn't spend enough taxmoney on him or maybe it was because he wasn't part of Jerry Brown's Common Core curriculum. That's why a $20 million study is needed. To figure out why so we don't have to keep doing the same darn thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome. Thanks for you question, Dan. It was a good one and I never avoid a good question.
Stan Jacobs May 14, 2014 at 07:57 am
Why young women get so stupid and are overwhelmed by compulsions to expose themselves to FacebookRead More and other social media is beyond me. It would be a great study for a behavioral scientist.
Franc Cano. Photo courtesy of Anaheim Police Department.
Rodger Higgins April 25, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Lock up the warden and all responsible for allowing them out of prison with or without GPS devicesRead More and shoot both of them in the head in the court room.
Nadja Adolf April 27, 2014 at 11:56 am
Don't blame the warden. Blame the federal Ninth Circus and the California state courts forRead More demanding a reduction in prison populations. Blame the prison guards union for lobbying for a bizarre three strikes law that doesn't differentiate between violent and non-violent felonies. Blame a state legislature that has criminalized any action deemed politically incorrect. Blame yourselves for voting for initiative measures that increased the number of jobs for prison guards and led to the conditions that led to the orders to release inmates due to overcrowding. For grins and giggles, read the penal code. The sheer number and range of actions considered felonies in California is incredible. The normal behavior of a fist fight forty years ago is now a felony, even if no one shows significant injury. If you want to know how life in America has changed, watch the old TV show Route 66 - and compare to the California penal code. Count the number of modern California felonies that are routinely committed by the lead characters - those were all legal actions in those days.
Robert Curtis April 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Good point but lets put some reality to work here. I am an OC registered sex offender hairstylistRead More (I know that's a scary thought) of 14 years. Tony Rachaukas (The Orange County DA) thinks it's somehow okay for a danger like me (a registered sex offender) to work alone at night with women in a salon environment. (I regress) The problem is we registrants while on parole and probation often have to congregate together. Like when we go to therapy (which is needed) or visit our probation officer. The issues caused by Jessica's law and residence restrictions also limits where we can live so we end up living very close to each other. The more restrictions you good people put on us make it so we almost have to violate the law just to live. Kind of a pre-1945 Germany thing. Ever looked at what it takes to become a registrant? Teens sexting, urinating outside, etc. There were children put on that evil list as young as 9 years old. If there was a tiered system for registered sex offenders these women might still be alive today. With such a system law enforcement would be able to focus on those on the registry that pose more of a threat. TRUTH
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Brainwashed_In_Church 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 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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nobody April 28, 2014 at 09:30 am
Then what?, Is there a solution? People will have the freedom to don't vaccinate themselves andRead More their kids, go to other countries and bring back infectious diseases? I believe your rights end where another's begin. Saying "I want my freedom to don't immunize my family, and if someone else get sick "too bad", it's kind of sociopath.
OldTimer April 28, 2014 at 03:59 pm
You misunderstood me, nobody. Those Americans who CHOOSE to visit a high-risk disease nation andRead More plan to return to the US should be mandated to get a MMR injection - and any other injection that prevents picking up a prevalent disease in said foreign country. And all foreigners who travel from a high-risk nation to America should also be forced to get innoculated. This is a result of their OWN CHOICE. A little American child had no choice about where he or she was born. That child took no action to deserve a FORCED MMR INJECTION. For that reason it should an OPTION, not a mandate. And, as I mentioned, the borders should be sealed up so illegal indigents can't import their disease(s) into America and infect our citizens. That one is a no-brainer. I hope I clarified my position for you, nobody.
nobody May 1, 2014 at 11:12 am
There is no relationship between vaccines containing thimerosal and autism rates in children.Read More Putting children at risk of getting infected will not help. Autism is an urgent health concern and we should support comprehensive research for understanding the causes of autism and other developmental disorders.
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
Outstanding!!!
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.
Brainwashed_In_Church 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?
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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."
Tom Thumb March 18, 2014 at 10:22 am
It could be linked to the Illuminati NWO conspiracy as represented by the Georgia Guidestones:Read More www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNDlW6IvKSA
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.
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