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A doll that showed up unsolicited at a San Clemente home in the last week. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
george gregory July 25, 2014 at 07:44 am
how sweet and nice i say thank her
MFriedrich July 25, 2014 at 08:28 am
There's just something about dead, lifeless eyes and a perpetual smile that never goes away. WhatRead More makes dolls fascinating is that they are made and dressed to appear real and alive. But they are not alive. This obvious contradiction and deception to the mind and eye, creates a sense of revulsion, fear and even panic in humans. Even young children recognize this. Clowns are another great example. The worst part is when you pull the string: "Hi, I'm Talking Tina and you'd better be nice to me." I blame Rod Serling and James Wan.
Eileen G. July 25, 2014 at 08:51 am
A small note attached would have done the trick. Instead she wastes valuable police time.
One of the dolls left on a Talega doorstep. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Kimberley Schmidt July 25, 2014 at 07:38 am
Maybe I can't tell by the photos but the dolls do not look creepy and someone went to a lot ofRead More trouble to make these dolls and to resemble daughters-I am guessing it is an elderly neighbor who is shy
joanne July 25, 2014 at 08:42 am
Well turns out we were all wrong, and it was innocent not creepy. oh well next...
Linda July 25, 2014 at 08:48 am
The dolls were left as gifts by a fellow church member for the little girls living there. Granted,Read More it could have been done face-to-face, but it was a harmless incident.
A sketch of the bridge jumper from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Sarah Bardowell July 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
He only had two teeth? Did he have a wedding ring?
AVResident2 July 24, 2014 at 01:23 pm
I wonder if he had a full upper or lower plus a partial (connected to the two teeth)? If so, maybeRead More they were lost during the jump.
A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
novato 3per July 24, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Cathy, you say "Typical Teapartier response" as if that's a bad thing...?
usmcboi July 25, 2014 at 06:36 am
sher why not do that for everything gun owners, felons, native americans car drivers its not yourRead More road none them have rights either pay your 30% tax and feel good while the poor each at each other till gone get rdy for the big fokall ppl gonna be a dosie day fast approaching when the people will have enough. of you libs when you libs turn on each other then dont wonder why. sayonara mfo america got this comin.
novato 3per July 25, 2014 at 07:04 am
One of the suspects in the AM/PM in Ladera Ranch robbery. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Danny Jones July 23, 2014 at 01:40 pm
I'd say section 8 residents, but they may have driven down from LA. Too bad the clerk wasn't armed.Read More Crooks need a vent hole right in the forehead
Nom de Plume July 23, 2014 at 02:01 pm
I don't understand the use of the term "African-American." I understand your (& theRead More police departments') desire to use a shorthand description of his appearance, but use of this term implies that the person is of African ethnic origin but an American citizen. How do we know his citizenship? What if he is African from Senegal? Or African-Canadian? Or African-French? Or Half-African/Half Japanese? What's wrong with the shorthand term "black" - as used by all my "African-American" friends and relatives? Are you afraid of non-political-correctness?
Brandon Wolfe July 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm
Based on the Video Quality it narrows it down to any Mine Craft Characters
Video submitted by Patch reader Jake Anderson.
Alberto Barrera July 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Honestly I'm surprised that this doesn't happen more often, those trees aren't even native toRead More California and yet we've planted them all over the place even though they're highly flammable.
David Rose, a Cota de Caza man, has pleaded guilty to bilking investors out of millions to pay for his lavish lifestyle. Patch file photo.
Bella July 21, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Are we suppose to feel sorry for them? Not I.
Amy Duke July 22, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Let's hope you two and your loved ones never need a doctor.
Natalie Costa July 23, 2014 at 07:24 am
Physicians are not good business people, you can tell by the appointment setting practices. If yourRead More appoint is at 10, you'll get in the room by 10:30 and sit and wait until after 11. My time is valuable too - so please don't like the pretty Big Pharma rep in front of me to push her wares while I sit and twiddle my thumbs.
Adam Dandach, who authorities allege was trying to to get to Syria to join a terrorist group, pleaded not guilty to passport fraud. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt July 21, 2014 at 11:21 am
The CIA created and supports ISIS..
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Not much reported about this guy. He went to El Modena High School in Orange. Where did he work?Read More What did he do? Anything else?
The Klan. Submitted photo.
Domestic Goddess July 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm
This is a cancer in our society. If allowed to spread, it will destroy us all. It should not beRead More taken lightly
hernibs July 21, 2014 at 09:48 am
Well if they're in South Orange County they picked the right place to recruit people of their ilk.
JTTPW July 21, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Respectfully, thanks for the reply, Joker Joe.
John Wayne Airport. Patch file photo.
Clean Beaches July 19, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Isn't it our Government that grants citizenship to all cultures that come into the States? - IfRead More maybe they were more stringent... and there you have it. When I have to reside in other countries, I have to jump through serious hoops just for a work visa, and I was invited. Hmmmm... did you know that when other countries are here on a holiday visa and have a baby the baby is granted immediate citizenship... then they fly back to their home country to raise the child... instant access. Yeah, we'll let anybody in and deal with the problems like this...
A judge sentenced Robert Howard Claudio to 15 years to life for molesting a teen-aged boy in the Tustin Library. Patch file photo.
jeff s July 18, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Castration by hungry chewing rats for this scumbag pedo filth.. Then we Skin him alive, then salt.Read More Lay out in the hot sun until dead. Problem solved.
Shawn Gordon July 18, 2014 at 09:37 pm
I am in total agreement Jeff
Stan Jacobs July 20, 2014 at 11:07 am
The parents can be assured that Bubba will guarantee that the convict will get a little of his ownRead More medicine while in prison!
Firefighters were called to Mission Viejo High School Thursday after a man was found unresponsive and likely electrocuted. Another man was also injured in the incident. Photo courtesy Orange County Fire Authority.
Shirley Dicktor July 18, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Why the autopsy since he was electrocuted?
Amanda LaRosa July 19, 2014 at 05:50 pm
As is the case in so many matters, how he came to contact the 'hot' (charged) wire(s) could have aRead More bearing on liability. For example, the victim could have had a heart attack, fell onto the wire and as his weight caused the wire to disconnect from its source (with electricity still flowing through it from the other end's connection) he touched the wire as he fell or slumped. In this scenario there is no negligence, only a tragic accident. In another scenario, the scaffolding could have been constructed in such a way that pressure was placed on the wire, causing it to disconnect and come into contact with the scaffold, making the victim's electrocution a matter of negligence on the part of whoever constructed the scaffold. Note: These examples are provided only as an illustration of why it may be important to establish the victim's health at the time of injury.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
He could have been drinking or on drugs too.
Men's and Women's Central Jail in Orange County. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Maura Mikulec July 18, 2014 at 03:28 pm
^^ That's what i'm wondering as well. She wanted an abortion. She had one. I will say kinda lameRead More that she was just given Tylenol when she was having cramping...they should've known she was experiencing an abortion. But what are the damages here?
Penny Arévalo July 18, 2014 at 04:00 pm
They have to investigate every death in an OC jail. These are just the results of that inquiry.
Gwynne Snee July 21, 2014 at 09:49 pm
They gave her a Tylenol, what a joke...and then allowed her to give birth to a half term baby on aRead More toilet. That's brutal.
Photo courtesy Orange County Fire Authority.
RWO July 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
This is what happens,when you have the cheapest labor,doing work,,union organized laborRead More may cost more,but a life is not worth loosing.
imcjl July 20, 2014 at 09:40 am
RWO, ridiculous comments as no one knows the cause of the accident yet. Blind loyalty to unionsRead More such as your comment suggests is one of many reasons behind the decline of unions in this country. Plenty of work injuries and deaths with Union shops controlling job sites....some even leave their victims in pylons holding up bridges...
Janie D. July 22, 2014 at 06:59 pm
imcjl...I could not agree with you more! As if electrocution doesn't occur on union projects asRead More well...just because its...Union. RWO has no idea of how "cheap" the labor for this effort may or may not have been, or any other information that NONE of us are privy to as yet. So in light of the circumstance itself, I would say this was a project that was extremely costly indeed with one young man losing his life while trying to make a living in this economy, and another fighting for his. Prayers to the families of both...and hopes that THEY get some real answers very soon!
A number of death penalty cases are in the works right now in Orange County. But a ruling today declaring the death penalty unconstitutional may complicate matters. Patch file photo.
Barbara Garmon July 17, 2014 at 08:56 am
I want to know why a conviction JUST came in February for a murder from 1988.... wtf?!?!!? we areRead More going to implode under our own bullsh*t!! I'm sooooo tired of reading about convicted criminals crying about their constitutional rights being violated! And even worse, they're winning! When did our justice system get castrated?!?! The problem is the victims can't cry for their rights to NOT BE KILLED so they're being forgotten.... shame on our justice system and this idiot judge
jeff s July 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I care not what this stupid corrupt CA worthless govt thinks, you kill my family, you get killed.Read More Death penalty is alive and well in my rule book... Sick of this libtard BS...
Sallie July 20, 2014 at 09:41 am
My grandson works on Project for the Innocent and if you recall the news, Kash Register was inRead More prison for 34 years for a crime he didn't commit. It was a death penalty case. His innocence was finally proved. I used to be for the death penalty but now I'm not. Our judicial system is broken. I'm not a bleeding heart liberal, actually I'm very conservative on mostly everything except this. I think appeals should be stopped. Go to jail, stay there FOR LIFE! Death is an easy way out!
The woman had 91 packages of marijuana inside the trunk of her car. Photo courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.
Rocky Neidhardt July 17, 2014 at 01:00 am
Fake bust just to justify having this checkpoint open
Frustrated Resident July 17, 2014 at 06:43 am
Really Rocky, that's the best you can come up with? I understand the frustration of having to waitRead More a long time when they are stopping cars but really? Now if you were to complain about the inspection / checkpoint being so far North of the border then I'd be right there with you!!! But to say a fake bust?
Immortal Illumined July 17, 2014 at 08:13 am
the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13 1000s of my friends andRead More family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed... "any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420 from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new 20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD = Can't Be Done), sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride… Deaths by Alcohol: Millions Deaths by Tobacco: Millions Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade Deaths by Guns: Millions Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom love and freedom forever AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33
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
A German national and her lawyers are suspected of trying to bribe Sheikh Monsur Albalwi out of $15 million. Patch file photo.
Joker Joe July 15, 2014 at 07:21 am
Nothing of importance will happen to these attorneys. The so called justice system does not applyRead More to them in Orange County. You can see that from their previous episodes.....
Shirley Dicktor July 15, 2014 at 08:44 am
Joker, what a joke you are! I didn't say anything about Orange County having anything to do with it.Read More I was pointing out a previous crime. L.A. will take care of it since I need to carify that for you. Oh yes, I failed to mention snake Cavello was disbarred for quite a while longer than his house arrest.
phil July 15, 2014 at 09:05 am
SON OF A SHEIK!!!!!
Patch file photo.
College Planner July 15, 2014 at 02:35 pm
The poor guys family...he was someones son, or brother, or father or uncle, and definitely someonesRead More husband... :(
Brainwashed_In_Church July 15, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Could have been someone's boyfriend too...
OC Hiker July 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
How sad for this family. Prayers to them for comfort, healing and hope.
Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt July 13, 2014 at 06:21 am
Where did the. 666 come from?
Lisa Lorhan July 13, 2014 at 09:15 am
I'm not sure about OC666. Perhaps it was behind us. I happened to be on the train that struck theRead More person. We waited 3 hours before we were cleared by authorities to leave.
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