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Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm
This man is no spiritual healer and how these women fell for his bullshit escapes me. When areRead More people gonna realize that in order to be happy all you need is to pray to God in the privacy of your bedroom, just you and Him and He will take your burdens off your shoulders and put them on His. You talk directly to Him, you don't need to talk to anyone else or to listen to stupid suggestions and ideas that only sick perverts can come up with just to take advantage of an innocent person. People please stop believing everything you here, especially on the internet. That's where people lie the most.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I'd love to make him drink a gallon of ammonia and make him eat a dozen raw eggs and rape him withRead More every object I can think off, just to see if he likes. This man is one sick individual and I guess his mother never taught him to respect women. I hope they give him a spiritual cleansing in prison performed by Bubba himself. Now that would be justice.
andy fischer April 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
From the OCWeekly: "Ramirez, 39, of San Clemente, met a 33-year-old married woman through theRead More Badoo social networking website". This woman is going to have some credibility problems. Besides, what else is she going to tell her hubby-poo?
Six bundles of cocaine were found in a gas tank of a SUV trying to get through the San Clemente checkpoint Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Tye Plummer April 17, 2014 at 10:50 am
Excellent job by our drug enforcement and border check agencies! Keep up the good work! Keep thatRead More crap out of our country.
Donna Fleming April 17, 2014 at 11:21 am
Thank you border patrol. You guys are doing a cracker jack job sniffing out drugs before they getRead More past the check points. Good job!
Rocky Neidhardt April 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm
You guys are so blind to the reality.. This checkpoint actually let's tons of drugs through onRead More purpose daily.. The cartels and the BP are working together. These "Big busts" are purely symbolic. They help keep the funding coming.. It is all a big lie.
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Well, there is this dude (among many others): http://bit.ly/1j3Gb14 Or if you prefer YouTube:Read More http://youtu.be/VuY85oTRyy0
Robert Curtis April 16, 2014 at 09:57 pm
...an alibi? How many people have been convicted after giving an alibi without anyone available toRead More witness or support their alibi? To many! As I get older I have come to realize rarely are things the way they are fed to us or as they appear on the surface. The other sad thing is the media will quickly ruin a guy's life but never after being found innocent go back and recant or disclose the facts for what they really are. Why is that? Because it sells more news to tear down than to report truth on a follow up.
jeff s April 17, 2014 at 08:23 am
Ha! Look at his booking shirt. Black and white stripes. He's already wearing his future uniform forRead More the rest of his life, how wonderful. In fact the only time that he will probably be taking it off, is when he's being raped by large prison inmates who will share him like a bar of soap, again, how wonderful
Franc Cano booking photo. Courtesy of Anaheim Police Department.
Joker Joe April 15, 2014 at 09:09 am
Cruel and unusual punishment is keeping people on death row for 22 yrs. Execute them in one year.Read More Show you have a heart! As for justice. It is a oxymoron. Justice comes from the front of a barrel.
Ron Lane April 15, 2014 at 10:34 am
Hey Douglas you may want to consider reading the article over.
Disgusted in SJC April 16, 2014 at 02:12 pm
our legal system SUCKS for lack of a better word.... Our problem starts in the juvenile system.Read More Slaps on the hand for serious multiple felonies. It should be mandatory for the scum ball criminals to face their accusers instead of cowering to a plea that is now where near as serious as the offenses that did in fact take place. *** Please note I am bitter and scorned as I have recently had to view the juvenile system up close and personal , my children were innocent victims of a 14 year old monster. 30 some felony charges led to a 2 yr sentence. Is it any wonder we have so many messed up people committing crimes.
Photo courtesy the Orange County Fire Authority.
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Makes you wonder what would have happened if there had been a half dozen people strapped inRead More wheelchairs in the bus. It's not a trivial task to release all those straps.
GreenInOC April 15, 2014 at 09:23 am
Wow, what incredibly lucky timing and so glad the driver noticed the smoke and was able to escape.Read More What kind of mechanical failure causes a vehicle to burst into flames?
Twitter photo.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
BG777; Your "truth", my "truth"; it's all in the mind of the beholder, bud. IRead More trust you're not driving while talking to God on your cell phone(?).
BLUESGUITAR777 April 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@SPH - LOL... so by that notion if I believe the sky is really green with yellow polka-dots thenRead More that's the truth/my truth? No 'bud', there is only one Truth and all else is a lie. I will not continue to argue on this thread however, out of respect for the victims, so we're done here.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
You mean you're done. Speak for yourself, son. See, that's the problem with evangelicals. They don'tRead More like it when someone wont partake of their Kool-Aid. (c;
Twitter photo of what the bus looked like as it was towed away.
Henry Xavier April 13, 2014 at 04:36 pm
I think Penny Are'valo has allot to learn. There is a learning curve for all of us regarding herRead More responses. However Do you think the drivers may have been texting while driving at the time of the accident. This may help
Carl Petersen III April 13, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Henry Xavier April 13, 2014 at 07:36 PM "This may help"Read More ________________________________________________________ How? You are pulling pure speculation out of thin air.
GreenInOC April 13, 2014 at 07:27 pm
@Henry Xavier, next time you claim someone is deficient in their education you might want to useRead More spell check. On another note, you ask (at least I think you are asking), if anyone thinks that the drivers were texting, then claim "This may help" (sic). How does that help?
A brush fire can be seen near Ortega Equestrian Center on Calle Arroyo in San Juan Capistrano. Photo courtesy of Karen Schumaker.
Smokey Bear April 13, 2014 at 06:23 pm
How did this fire start? I was driving past it on San Juan Creek & was wondering if it was kidsRead More or a homeless person, or what? How did it start?!? & I am glad that it got put out quickly!
The metal door in which nearly $1.4 million worth of drugs was found Thursday at the San Clemente checkpoint. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
CHK April 12, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Good job! A pat on the back and a thank you to the Border Patrol!!
Maura Mikulec April 13, 2014 at 08:05 am
Was it a drug-sniffing dog?
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 13, 2014 at 08:45 am
A dog that sniffs for drugs.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Donna Fleming April 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
This is a horrific story. A moment in time and lives are changed forever. My prayers go out for theRead More lost lives, the parents of lost children, and those who lost their lives. This is a reminder to live each day well.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 12, 2014 at 09:58 am
I agree, Donna. And covering such a large geographic territory as I do, there are just tiesRead More everywhere, from Orange County to Arcate (city of Humboldt State University, where my son attends). I'm just heartbroken for all the families. Such tragedy.
andy fischer April 8, 2014 at 06:54 am
How much tax did that temple (or church) pay to fund the emergency crews?
Eric Bergstrom April 8, 2014 at 07:38 am
Geez, patch. Riveting video. We realize it was sent to you by the Orange County fire Authority, butRead More still you don't have to post that. A Scan of empty seats and firemen doing basic cleanup...really
Amanda LaRosa April 8, 2014 at 11:58 am
More than the cost of the seats in public schools these children don't occupy (and that theirRead More parents' taxes continue to support).
Patch file graphic.
Joker Joe April 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
And there was kick the can. Stick ball and hide and seek. I payed 5 cents for a fire cracker and IRead More was in Hog heaven. 5 cents was a lot for me at the time. N.Y. had the fireworks vendors selling them out of their cars. Also miss those days.
bbq April 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm
OldTimer said: "I've always had a soft spot for the side that got trounced." I know,Read More those poor Nazi's got "trounced." Had they not, they would now rule the world and those still allowed to "live" would be marching the German goose step. _______________________________________________ As far as kids not playing in neighborhoods nowadays, you can (partially) thank the good old homeowners associations for that!
OldTimer April 10, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Hi bbq. I figured that somebody would pounce on that. I was speaking from a philosophical senseRead More rather than a political sense. But I didn't expect everybody to catch on. So now instead of the germans ruling the world, we do. We have our foot in practically every nation on earth. I bet that suits you much better and makes you happy. Because, of course, we are the good guys and have earned the right to tell everybody else how to live. And that's fine. I like it when people are happy. Oh, and I won't blame the homeowners associations. I blame general alienation which is a normal progressive consequence that generally goes hand in hand with prosperity. Oh, and the reason I don't see any kids cutting grass anymore for spending money is because the illegals have captured that market and taken it away from the youngsters in southern California.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies will be looking for impaired drivers Friday in San Juan Capistrano. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Will Rogers April 10, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Excellent information on this website. I have excerpted certain key sections.Read More http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2011/10/31/what-should-you-do-if-you-get-pulled-over-for-drunk-driving-in-california/ What Should You Do If You Get Pulled over for Drunk Driving in California? Joe Dane, Criminal defense attorney [...] On the side of the road during a traffic stop, you are considered “detained”. You are not free to go, but you are not “in custody”, so the first thing to keep in mind are your Miranda rights. Because you are not in custody, the officer does not have to read you your rights before asking very incriminating questions. Questions like “have you been drinking?”, “how much?”, “do you feel the effects of the alcohol?” etc. are all very incriminating, so answering them can absolutely hurt you. Even though they have not advised you of your rights, you can still exercise your Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. You can decline to answer questions. You are required to provide your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, but any additional questions that may incriminate you such as the drinking questions you can decline to answer. In addition to asking you questions about drinking, I’m sure the officer will want to do some field sobriety tests. Those too are voluntary. Will they warn you of that? Of course not. […] if asked to perform field sobriety tests, my answer would be to politely decline, along with a statement that I believe they are too subjective and not required by California law. (I would make the oral statement at the time, since many officers wear recording devices and it wouldn’t be claimed later that I was only trying to make up an excuse after the fact as to why I didn’t do them). Regarding the chemical test itself: There are two different stages of chemical testing. The first is a roadside breath test known as a PAS (preliminary alcohol screening) device. If you are on probation for a DUI conviction or are under 21, you must submit to that roadside PAS device test. Otherwise, it is essentially another field sobriety test. Whether or not the result will be admissible in court, why help them build a case against you? If the results are over 0.08%, it adds into their probable cause to place you under arrest. If they don’t have those results, they must independently determine whether or not there is probable cause to arrest you (hopefully without any admissions of drinking, field sobriety tests or PAS results to rely on). If they cannot develop probable cause to believe you were driving under the influence of alcohol, they cannot arrest you. (At least not lawfully) If the arrest is not supported by probable cause, any subsequent chemical test and blood-alcohol result may be excluded by the court in your trial. […]
A woman places flowers at the site where LuZanna Malec was fatally struck by a car July 4, 2013 in Laguna Niguel. Patch photo credit: Barton Mac Leod.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Are you reading on your phone? The photo is there! Don't know what else to tell ya.
GreenInOC April 10, 2014 at 06:52 pm
@Penny Arévalo, I'm on my laptop. I've checked on Safari, Chrome and Firefox and there isn'tRead More anything other than the 2 photos I described above.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Again, sorry. It's there. I can see it. I've uploaded it. Other people have commented on it (seeRead More Tanya's comments above). I'm sure we'll be using it again as this case moves forward.
Chris Norby's Twitter photo.
OldTimer April 8, 2014 at 09:46 am
Very strange. I've heard of common Joes being charged for same or even less. The DA said that theRead More case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Perhaps the evidence was politically insufficient. Oh, well. I wish the best for all parties involved and I hope all get the help that they need to make it through this difficult time.
Nom de Plume April 8, 2014 at 10:37 am
Donna Fleming, how in heaven's name do you know about this case? Have you met and interviewed allRead More the concerned parties? Under oath? You seem ready to lynch this guy - who may not(or may) be such a criminal. Your assertions are merely allegations founded on what you have read and enhanced by your prejudices. I expect that the truth will eventually come out - but you have no idea what it is!
Pam Ragland April 9, 2014 at 08:57 am
From the statements they really should charge him. Then they can see where the evidence takes them.Read More Otherwise they won't look at the evidence or take it seriously. If abuse happens more than once there is a pattern. Have we not learned from OJ Simpson?
Gelee, photographed by O.C. Animal Care while she was impounded, attacked a neighbor and her dog last month in San Juan Capistrano.
Dave Solt April 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm
2013 statistics 32 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2013. Despite being regulated inRead More over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78% (25) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population. Source is Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada September 1982 to December 31, 2013, by Merritt Clifton, editor Animal People, December 31, 2013
Matt Gaffney April 7, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Owners of Pit Bulls have a hard time getting Homeowners Insurance. The liability risk is just tooRead More great.
CHK April 12, 2014 at 05:27 pm
why was this dog allowed to be returned to our community?
Rescue workers have been called to an accident on Ortega Highway near Caspers Wilderness Park. Patch file photo.
Mel C April 2, 2014 at 02:56 pm
A friend of mine who was there said that the driver was changing lanes recklessly and speeding.
YouTube screenshot of the Mission Viejo burglary suspect.
andy fischer April 2, 2014 at 10:36 am
It looks like Pastor Jim.
OC4LIFE April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
why is the camera moving?? doesn't look like auto tracking camera. too shaky.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 11:27 am
I think it's a video of a video. So a video is recording a computer and whoever's holding that videoRead More is shaking (and talking, I doubt the surveillance camera had audio).
KTLA Screenshot
OldTimer April 3, 2014 at 12:05 am
There might be some TinselTown director out there watching this story unfold who might beRead More interested in turning it into a TV drama. He could call it "Lion Terror in the OC". Had I been the one to scare that mean cat away I'd probably dress up in a ninja outfit or something for the press photo. A Tarzan loincloth with a Fred Flintstone wooden club would probably be a little melodramatic and counterproductive, turning off most viewers with normal eyesight. In a lifetime most of us only get maybe 10 to 15 minutes of fame (at most). So my philosophy has always been to make hay while the sun shines. As a kid I was selected from the audience at an NBA game to carry an advertising placard on the BB court at halftime with a bunch of other kids. It was on the regional TV network. That was the beginning and end of my screen career. Thinking back maybe I should have done my Groucho Marx imitation routine. It might have opened a door and I could have been a somebody. Oh well. If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
Michelle B April 3, 2014 at 07:44 am
Too funny, OldTimer...
Rocky Neidhardt April 3, 2014 at 09:47 am
R I P to the Mountain Lion.. Wish this Idiot woman would have read the signs.. take your kidRead More somewhere safer! So stupid it hurts..
Four days this month, the Orange County Sheriff's Department will send out extra deputies to patrol for people texting and driving. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt April 2, 2014 at 12:03 am
Bring back SCPD ! :)
OldTimer April 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Matt, thank you for clarifying your earlier comment. Now I understand your viewpoint much better. IRead More think there are alot of people who think like you do. In fact, I know there are since entire states have banned DUI checkpoints on constitutional grounds. Many people who understand history and the way powerful governments evolve are leary of the 'slippery slope' syndrome - by which onerous and consuming laws tend to build upon one another. How many new ones are enacted each year in California alone? 1000? Your comments on the SCOTUS are very observant. Look at their ruling on the ObamaCare mandate....that the Commerce Clause did not apply. This, of course, leaves the door open for government to mandate a tax on any behavior that it wishes to promote - and you must pay it (like it or not) or deal with the government enforcement arm. Unfortunately the SCOTUS has become highly politicized as of late and I find that to be quite precarious relative to the state of our nation. Per the problems we've witnessed with NSA and Mr. Snowden's revelations it seems that privacy in America is becoming an endangered species. And many of our highest leaders (like Diane Feinstein) are perfectly satisfied with domestic NSA spying but when she found out that the CIA was said to have spied on her Ms. Feinstein became enraged. The shoe hurt when it was on the other foot. I agree with your outlook on these matters in general, Matt. And I thank you for the update, sir.
Homer April 2, 2014 at 08:01 pm
A "Texting Checkpoint" is really entrapment. After all, if I see one ahead then I amRead More obligated to tweet the location to all my followers. ;*))
A mountain lion stalked a mother and her two children at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Sunday. Patch file photo.
B. Player April 2, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Now, that the 9th Circuit approved CCA's in the O.C., we can all pack a piece while we hike forRead More emergencies.
Joel Sax April 2, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Laura, the point that I raised and has been raised by others is that no one is talking about justRead More what this mother thought she was doing bringing young children into an area marked as having a mountain lion. Official discussion has focused on the need to kill the lion, but nobody is talking about the elephant in the closet which is that this parent was ignoring signs and endangering her children. This is why I say that Whiting should be closed to people under 13.
PK April 2, 2014 at 06:43 pm
What the hell kind of parent would take her 2 young children on any trail with posted Mountain LionRead More warning signs anyway? Do us all a favor lady, and go to the mall or the playground where YOU and your "2 young children" belong. The mountain lion was in THE WILDERNESS where it lives. Not in your yard! So try not to be such a total idiot next time ok? Thanks..PS- You sound like the old story "The boy who cried Wolf" Desperate from some attention id' say. Just stay out of the mountains what ever you do!
Sommer Nicole Gonzales booking photo. Photo courtesy the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Ann Davis April 2, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Angela Thorne, So glad you beat the odds on recovery. Statistcally the odds are againest you. IRead More wonder where the parents are of these young people, how where they raised? For every one that made it there are a million who don't. The cycle is NOT broken for the children born. How can Joe who was decent have children?
hernibs April 2, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Ben I am so sorry for your loss....condolences to you and his family...
Ben Bullard April 3, 2014 at 08:58 am
thank you
Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone
Jo P April 1, 2014 at 05:04 pm
It was a ball game.....one side wins, one side loses.....get over it. The point to be taken hereRead More is sportsmanship, respect and tolerance were obviously missing. Regardless of nationality, heritage or political affiliation, there should be a common denominator of decency, which obviously was lacking in these thugs.
Angel April 1, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Wow, when did the OC Register readers become Patch commentators?
The Beast ! April 10, 2014 at 01:30 am
This is a perfect example of the deep rooted social problems that exist in the Los AngelesRead More metropolitan area. This does not happen in other cosmopolitan cities.
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