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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
Ed Radomsky July 24, 2014 at 08:30 am
Think about the news reports you see on hit and runs. The vast majority have no vehicle descriptionRead More for at least a day. Then the description turns out to be a "white 4 door car" or "dark 2 door car" which is not helpful at all since there are 32 million registered cars in California. If the police already have a license plate number then they have a great investigative lead to work. This is nothing more than feel good legislation that will end up diluting the effectiveness of the AMBER alert messages we on the freeway now.
gene smith July 24, 2014 at 08:48 am
If there is a genuine concern regarding Hit and Run accidents, the folks who so strongly defend andRead More promote the "Sanctuary City" status of Los Angeles and Southern California generally, might just rethink their position....but of course, they won't. They will continue to buy votes any way they can and always at the expense of the legal residents. Very Sad....but they will rant and rave should one of theirs become a victim,,,,and will still do nothing. They TOO are lawbreakers, all of them.
Ken Mayes July 24, 2014 at 09:36 am
This will end up being one more distraction on the roadway that will cause more accidents.
Patch file photo.
Bubba six pack July 19, 2014 at 09:21 am
Next up is the Post Office. Then we hit the Federal Interstate Highway Administration. God onlyRead More knows how much the roads are used to transport drugs. Then we outlaw water. You need this to grow pot. Maybe it's just easier to go after the guy with the drugs only.
Jack Shmollie July 19, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Drugs that people need , are often available online for 30 to 40 % cheaper than the U.S.Read More establishment suppliers .It has to be delivered somehow .
Elvis July 20, 2014 at 02:57 pm
it's a witch hunt. plain and simple. it is important to know that any time someone has somethingRead More illegal to ship who are they gonna call ? not ghosbusters, either USPS, UPS or fed ex. the shippers cannot be held responsible.
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
Homicide victim's tattoo. Credit: Solano County Sheriff's Office.
Jay Rollsum July 16, 2014 at 08:03 am
Smokie the bear says "don't let your dogs smoke in bed". Too bad this tattoo wasn'tRead More covering his whole body. Seems to be fire resistant!
Rico Rhone July 21, 2014 at 01:43 pm
CHEATERS logo courtesy of California Highway Patrol.
Doug Strickland July 14, 2014 at 11:16 am
We moved back from Texas and promptly went in to the DMV and registered in CA. It has been 3Read More months, no plates, no registration, and no clue. So ya, please write down my info and turn me in. And then immediately go write about how inefficient our government spending is....
Daniel July 14, 2014 at 11:37 am
It's between the DMV and the vehicle owner and the business of nobody else. What if the tags wereRead More lifted off the vehicle? So the disgruntled neighbor cost the govt. $$ for the investigation. Is the Govt. so inept that they can't keep track of the vehicle owners with expired tags?
Roberto July 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm
I live in Lake Havasu, AZ. most of the year. When it gets too stinking hot in the summer, I move toRead More a small condo I keep in Davis. Both states insist I register my vehicle in their state. I chose Az. because it's half the cost of Ca, and because registering a vehicle there is about one tenth the hassle. The CA. DMV basically sucks! Thanks to the freakin 'Do Gooders' and Tattle Tales, I've been pulled over more times than I want to think about because I run Az. plates on my car. These idiots need to mind their own business!
Bryan Stow was beaten and severely injured at Dodgers Stadium in March 2011. A jury has found the Dodgers business entity negligent in its security for the stadium. Patch file photo.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr July 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm
Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are the kind of tribal animals who can never be rehabilitated.Read More They can never be allowed back into society, not ever again. But some Rose Bird bleeding-heart leftist judge will "give them a second chance". You elected the leftists who appointed them. I did not. My deepest sympathies for Mr. Stow and his family, sincerely.
#MonticelloFire. Photo courtesy of  National Weather Service Sacramento @NWSSacramento/Twitter.
Prickly Pear July 9, 2014 at 08:55 am
Yep, just what I knew.... like the Butts fire - deliberately set....Sad, sick people.
Belle (Orchid Lady) July 9, 2014 at 09:41 am
The Butt's fire was reportedly started by landscaping equipment. I'm not sure I'd call thatRead More deliberate, unless there's more information that I am unaware of?
Belle (Orchid Lady) July 9, 2014 at 09:44 am
Just by looking at the map of the fire, doesn't it seem plausible that it was started by a cigaretteRead More but tossed out of a car? It seems, based on the map to have started near the road.
Butts Fire - July 2014- Strike Team XSO2350E. Credit: Dixon Fire Department Facebook.
Prickly Pear July 7, 2014 at 08:38 am
Interesting.. it's no longer "how to prevent" wildfires, but as mentioned above "howRead More to prepare" for them.... sick people - deliberately destroying the environment - it's called "pyroterror" - look it up. While not every wildfire is Al Queda, you can be certain that many are.. it's their new weapon... no doubt they are at least paying evil inclined, desperate people as well....
#MonticelloFire. Credit: CA IMT 1 - FIRE INFO @Info_CIIMT1/Twitter.
Joann Lavis July 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm
update evacuations for residents living along hwy 128 including the golden bear estates has beenRead More lifted
Joann Lavis July 7, 2014 at 06:29 am
morning , the butts fire is still at 4,300 ac and now has a 90 % containment,, info *Read More calfirenews.com blog
Joann Lavis July 8, 2014 at 03:16 am
update on the Monticello fire - 6,488 ac - 45% contained
FEMA image/Wikimedia.
Joan Davies July 6, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Every day is a good day to thank our Moraga Orinda Firefighters, Dee!!! Thank you so much!!! My son,Read More Chris Davies, is a 10-year veteran with the department. So all you out there donate the items Dee mentioned. However, Station 41 also LOVES cookies, brownies, cakes, fudge, ---you got it? Thanks to you all!! Chris's Mom, Joanie D.
#MonticelloFire burning in the dry golden hillsides. Credit: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant @CALFIRE_PIO.
Chris Myers Castellon July 5, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Firefighters, do your job well, stay safe, and keep one foot in the black.
Susan C. Schena July 5, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Evening update: http://dixon.patch.com/.../monticellofire-growing-still...
Susan C. Schena July 5, 2014 at 06:37 pm
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!
Butts Canyon Fire, Napa County. Photo credit: Vallejo Firefighters @VallejoFire/Twitter.
Mark July 3, 2014 at 08:50 am
Wait, you posted a day or two ago that teenagers weed eating or using some type of metal device setRead More the fire off. Now your reporting the cause is unknown? Which is it? I get NSO reports through nixle.com and know it was teens dong some kind of yard work that started the blaze. Please, dont do confusing journalism, tell the facts.
Susan C. Schena July 3, 2014 at 09:05 am
Mark, sorry, you're right. It was really late when I wrote that last night. Technically, it's listedRead More as "under investigation." But I just removed the line to avoid confusion - thanks for pointing that out!
Susan C. Schena July 5, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Update:Read More http://napavalley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/buttsfire-progress-made-challenges-still-exist-70-contained-saturday-am
#ButtsFire in Napa County at 10:30 p.m. July 1. Credit: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant/Twitter @CALFIRE_PIO.
Susan C. Schena July 3, 2014 at 11:21 am
Joann Lavis, you are wonderful!! Thank you. Here is the latest article if you want to keep postingRead More your updates in the comments. MUCH appreciated! http://napavalley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/buttsfire-still-growing--to-4300-acres-on-thursday-am
Joann Lavis July 3, 2014 at 11:22 am
correction from the lake back to butts canyon road,
Joann Lavis July 3, 2014 at 02:13 pm
will do thanks
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