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The cinnamon roll-eating contest. Photo credit: Craig Takata
Maeve Mcdonough July 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm
So now, covering the competition to see how much food a person can stuff in their mouth in a givenRead More amount of time is Patch-worthy news?
Fireworks in San Juan Capistrano 2014. Video by Patch Editor Penny Arévalo.
Sandy Sommers July 7, 2014 at 10:36 am
Absolutely the best I have ever seen there. It made the day so worth it. And loved having FamilyRead More Style provide the daytime blast. Thank you to all. I'll see you next year.
Penny Arévalo July 7, 2014 at 10:59 am
From Patriot Hill, we can actually see 10 shows! SJC stood out. Dana Point's did too, it wasRead More excellent ... until the smoke mixed with marine layer made it impossible to see most of the fireworks.
KDBMMM July 8, 2014 at 08:26 am
I was terribly impressed with this years show! I meant to compliment whoever was responsible byRead More writing to the city but got busy. So whoever was responsible for that - many thanks for a job really well done!
Don't lose control and blow off any fingers this year.
Rich Margittay July 13, 2014 at 07:39 am
Do you get drunk when you set your fireworks off? That would be a violation of the new law. IRead More know figures lie and liars figure, but statistics show that the majority of people at fireworks parties drink intoxicants. How may bike riders drink intoxicants before riding? Here's another one: "The truth hurts." You can't compare the too. It is a dangerous law which does not protect and is not enforced. The supposed "law makers" behind this money-driven blood-law knew it would hurt many Michigan residents. Here's one more: “Money talks” which is shameful in this case. IMO, 90% of the population (and animals world) would prefer to see fireworks only in the hands of professionals (with proper safety precautions), like at “Dearborn Homecoming .” I am hoping to see this law rescinded with those greedy “law-makers” who pushed for it, voted out. Have you heard of any appearance tickets issued or arrests made regarding violations over the last month? There should have been many. If your police chief elects to relax enforcement, vote the mayor and council out, too. They are responsible for him.
Lee Jacobsen July 13, 2014 at 07:40 pm
Rich, statistics show the injuries, bikers have 3 times more injuries in parks than fireworks sinceRead More obviously there are more bikers, but the fact remains that more folk get injured on bikes in the parks, whether drinking or not. More importantly, we both agree that it is insane to shoot huge bottle rockets in our crowded neighborhoods. For years, fireworks came from Ohio, now they can be purchased closer to home, rescinding the law will only enrich Ohio again as Michigan folk will buy fireworks from somewhere. The important question.. where to shoot them off? Again, it is insane shooting huge fireworks off in crowded neighborhoods by drinking folk who are unsure of what they are doing. We need guidance from the govt, state or city, to come up with a solution. Any other ideas?
Rich Margittay July 14, 2014 at 05:45 pm
You are like a broken record with the comparison of bicycles to fireworks. Fireworks, alwaysRead More dangerous, don't impose on people's quality of life for 30 days out of the year; plus, the residual idiots who are breaking the law on many more days out of the year. Just tonight, I heard a pop and saw a woman screaming at her dog, in full flight mode, dragging the leash. That's what I'm talking about. How many dog-owners are afraid to walk their dogs one week after Independence Day because the dogs are terrified of the pops? With no enforcement, this law is just a wink and a nod. The quality of life in Dearborn gets worse each year; and your wonderful law is one of the recent reasons for part of the decline.
Fourth of July Vodka Milkshakes from the Tipsy Bartender.
imcjl July 4, 2014 at 08:42 am
That's a lot of work to get a woman. drunk... Try Mike's Hard Cider..tastes better, no red or blueRead More tongue, faster and cheaper
TT July 4, 2014 at 09:10 am
Alcohol is is probably the most dangerous and damaging drug. Around 35,000 Americans are killed inRead More alcohol related auto accidents every year. About 88,000 die when you add alcohol related diseases. Countless lives and families are destroyed. Personally, my childhood memories are nothing but fear and embarrassment from having a drunk parent. So it should never be taken lightly or promoted. If you do drink, please do so extremely carefully, responsibly, and consider what your actions do to people around you.
Linda Henn July 7, 2014 at 07:39 am
While this looks fun and enticing to adults - remember it also looks attractive to teens andRead More underage youth. Promoting and glamorizing alcohol consumption at family friendly events and occasions like the 4th of July can send the wrong message to youth. We need to model the behavior we want our youth to mimic. Family friendly and alcohol free drinks are just as fun and pretty. Let's promote and model healthy choices for our teens.
Patch file photo.
Alberto Barrera June 30, 2014 at 11:38 pm
There are always "issues at refineries", its the biggest price fixing scheme in the state.
Zarek July 1, 2014 at 06:40 am
"Issues"? There are no issues or accidents. You want an article, interview one of theRead More people at the refineries and get the truth or maybe someone that used to work at one or used to work for the oil companies. It is about time someone did some real reporting and printed the TRUTH behind the LIES.
de anne July 3, 2014 at 01:41 am
Forget those darn cars...learn to skateboard, ride a bike, walk, take a train or bus, or bestRead More yet...let's get back to using horses! Think I wrote about that idea!
Paul's Pantry's cinnamon roll. Photo courtesy Paul's Pantry.
Donna Fleming June 30, 2014 at 08:13 am
That is possitively unhealthy. Sure one is great, but as many as you can eat??? Hope someone isRead More standing by for insulin shock.
Rocky Neidhardt June 30, 2014 at 10:07 am
Yahoo
Chris K June 30, 2014 at 10:08 am
Yum! I wonder why they chose cinnamon rolls over something else, like pancakes? That much sugar thatRead More early in the morning would make me go bonkers.
Patch photo credit: Barton Mac Leod
Donna Fleming May 12, 2014 at 08:08 am
This looks like it was a wonderful event. I wish it had been publicized more. We noticed all of theRead More people and foot traffic as we attended a movie downtown.
Penny Arévalo May 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
It wasn't really an event. It was just people flocking to downtown. It was like Disneyland!
Donna Fleming May 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Well, that was amazing. Patio umbrellas were set up in parking lots. It took a lot of planning. HadRead More I known about this in advance I would have taken family down for lunch. Instead we saw a movie, and this was all great. But, it appeared to be a huge event.
DUBLIN, Ca: Bay Area Chef Michele Wieser makes a healthy taco salad. Video credit: Autumn Johnson
abe lincoln May 4, 2014 at 12:55 am
yum
Don May 4, 2014 at 09:54 am
What I want to know is LAPSD and LASD going to finally crack down on out of control DUI's this 5thRead More of May. Its turned into a drunk fest and for some reason law enforcement says, "naw we can't, not today. Check out the Mexican restaurants in Calabasas area. 75% easily will blow way over the legal minimum; that's on a non festival day; think of the drunken stupors on Monday. Stay off the roads; its rookie day at the Mexican bars and restaurants So LAPD and LASD, are you going to do something about it this year!?
Brainwashed_In_Church April 20, 2014 at 07:09 am
Venice Local, I knew somebody would some day find something antithetical in the bible.
nonoise April 20, 2014 at 08:03 am
Change the noise law LA Municipal Code Chapter 11, Article 5, Section 115.02b. Remove theRead More "exemption" for churches. http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/search?keywords=i+am+a+noise+victim
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Eggs have special powers? Sounds like witchery to me! I like how it all gets spun into somethingRead More religious based;)
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.
Shripathi Kamath February 17, 2014 at 11:21 am
No Charles, some people do give a lot of thought to Presidents today. Especially those two. TheyRead More want to impeach the current one like Nixon, and wish that Reagan was actually the President resembling his hagiography. Still others express their indifference while commenting from the beach, presumably planning their future, watching their investments, and the indifference of people to Presidents, or at least why it should be nothing but.
MayMom February 18, 2014 at 06:40 am
Why aren't articles like this being put in the email notification sooner. I know they are on theRead More Patch site but sometimes people use their email prompt. Just a suggestion.
Penny Arévalo February 18, 2014 at 07:26 am
MayMom, the emailed newsletters are a little like getting a newspaper. There has to be a deadline.Read More Ours is 6 a.m. So at 6 a.m., the newsletter sends out everything posted in the last 24 hours. To get more timely delivery of news: 1) check your favorite Patch home page (you can set it up as your personal home page) 2) subscribe to a section -- for example, police and fire -- and you'll be notified when new stories in that category are posted 3) subscribe to the Facebook page and/or Twitter accounts of your hometown Patch. :-)
A pillow at the Los Rios General Store in San Juan Capistrano says it all. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Donna Fleming December 25, 2013 at 09:46 am
Not crazy about the beery tree on Del Obispo. But, it is their home.
Clint Worthington December 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Penny, great job! I loved it.
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