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R. A. Velasquez April 15, 2014 at 08:59 am
Well, it's been until 10pm or later most of the last six years. I didn't go there last year. TheirRead More phone number is supposedly 818-374-5650, so I'd call them and see if they can confirm or disavow staying until 10 or midnight anymore.
OldTimer April 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Yes folks. Keep paying your taxes and voting. You can see how well that formula has worked for usRead More in the past. I might even toss in a tip for Uncle Sam this year and ask him to apply it to more foreign aid. I heard that Ukraine needs some bailout money. Either that or give it to a to a too big to fail bank so that they can pay this year's executive bonuses. Six of one, half dozen of the other.
Autumn April 15, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Like I've said before: To all the idiots who voted an idiot not for one term but 2! Sit back andRead More enjoy the ride!!!!
Twitter photo of an orca whale in captivity.
Tom Jackson April 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm
The real sad news is America is on tract to become a third world country because of our ability toRead More ignore the real life threatening issues and focus on the ridiculous . I care nothing about the claimed mistreatment of the killer whales at sea world simply because some bleeding hearts out there think they are being mistreated. I have gone for decades and have seen how dedicated these trainers and handlers are. Millions of people have been introduced to the wonders of the killer whales through these shows. I see nothing wrong with this. I suggest we work on taking care of the millions of less fortunate humans that can't feed themselves or get a job to support themselves. I don't see the importance of worrying about the fact that the whales dorsal fin leans to one side because of being confined to a tank. Simply unbelievable. This whale issue is dead as far as I am concerned. I heard a funny saying the other night coming out of a liberal Hollywood comedy show on cable. It was let's Nuke the gay whales for Jesus. I think it says it all.
trixabelle8 April 11, 2014 at 02:42 am
America is on it's way to becoming a third world country, but not because kind people want the worldRead More to be a better place. It is because massive corporations are legally treated like people and not held responsible for paying their share of taxes in this country and because selfish ignorant people like you bury their heads in the sand and repeat all the sound bytes they hear on fox news instead of helping to change anything. Get educated and open your mind.
robin April 11, 2014 at 03:31 pm
YOO - HOO ground control to a-hole tom jackson...... It is people like you with your mental stateRead More of thinking is the mere reason this world is falling apart and going extinct. I would just LOVE to put you into a small cage and have trainers educate others that pay to see you being poked and prod to perform tricks for food. Let your mental madness begin!!! I would laugh my a>>> off. Let's nuke the a-holes like tom for world peace and survival!!!
Los Angeles County officials want to train foster parents, social workers and other caregivers to spot signs of sexual exploitation in children. Patch file photo.
Charles Murray March 26, 2014 at 09:05 am
Despicable and disgusting. But it's not surprising in the least that the system allows things likeRead More this to go on, based on how any government agencies seem to operate (or fail to operate as it may be). Although I cannot judge any particular foster family or group home, I have seen too many situations where the fostering feels money-motivated. Therefore, it would make sense that such "foster parents" would allow these kids to be exposed to such abuses, as long as the dollar is king. Shame.
Henry Xavier March 26, 2014 at 09:52 am
There are other avenues that Churches have known well before the city's have been alerted ofRead More exploration of minors in various ways. Now the city's have considered to use churches to help solve this problem. One of them is called the "Dream Center". Your contribution to Angelus Temple is greatly appreciated to stop this, as we continue on the right path. We have tours of the "Dream Center" on Sunday near Echo Park downtown L.A. Henry
mimi March 26, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I can assure you that social workers, probation officers, foster parents and employees of groupRead More homes are well versed in the signs of sexual exploitation of children. The problem isn't lack of education or not knowing what to look for. The issue is ENFORCEMENT Of the laws that protect minors from predators. The system is broken, corrupt and in need of a complete overhaul. Until and unless that happens, nothing is going to change. One more training class will assuage the guilt of those who should be reporting the crimes instead of looking the other way.
Twitter photo of the anti-fracking rally held in Long Beach today.
laura cipollari March 14, 2014 at 08:35 am
Starks - you're stark raving mad. try lifting a book, bra.
John Starks March 14, 2014 at 08:55 am
@laura Do you even read? Or do you just get information from the daily show and spew it out of yourRead More butt as your own. Why are you trifling with me?
martin marteen March 16, 2014 at 07:50 pm
Hot and heavy. I generally find that the "truth"lies somewhere in between. We must acceptRead More the facts, good and bad. However we must make reasonable decisions based on realistic needs. Those who want to minimize use of fossil fuels, I am with you. But it seems you have the wrong approach. I also agree with those who are in favor of fracking. How to reconcile the diametrically opposed views? You must control population, you must control utilization, control waste, and the rest will come naturally. No demand will lead to no fracking, peacefully. Those who oppose being exposed to second hand smoke, are also the ones that spew out the most pollution into the air by driving huge SUV's for miles and miles daily, negating their goal and seem disingenuous. Same with a host of other issues. On that of that they create a hypochondriacal society, who ask for more and more health care, and then wonder why health care prices keep going up, and blame Hospitals or Drs. or any one "else". None of us are perfect nor is whatever we espouse.
The MWD will spend millions to let you know there's a drought in California. Photo Credit: Getty.
Stan Jacobs March 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm
Here we go again! Millions spent for publicity that will be reimbursed by the consumer. Rates willRead More be increased in order to influence more conservative use of domestic water. When consumers do succeed in reducing water consumption the Water companies will cry to the PUC to allow them to increase rates again because of loss of revenue caused by reduced consumption. History does repeat itself and the consumers don't learn!
Stan Jacobs March 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm
Plus they want you to use less water so that the developers can continue their building projects. IfRead More we don't have enough for the present population why are they inducing more growth?
rob March 13, 2014 at 07:03 am
As long as we have money grabbing politicians, city councilmen, etc. etc. our problems will continueRead More to grow. The city government in San Juan are into it just for the money, they can care less about our city and the people. They have other issues they need to take care of. Traffic issues downtown are crazy, even dangerous. I sat at Del Obispo and Alipaz going towards town on Del Obispo, the traffic back up was horrible, especially when the train signal turns red at the tracks and you sit and sit while people are blocking intersections, making illegal uturns because they cant handle the gridlock. What is crazy is the cross traffic going west bound on Alipaz is only 2-3 cars yet we sit forever at the red light. Yep, this is our city council at it's best. JOKE
Long Beach residents will only be able to water their lawns on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Patch file photo.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 27, 2014 at 05:34 pm
I double checked the press release (this is a wire story) and that's what it said. It gave a link toRead More all the prohibitions. http://lbwater.org/water-use-prohibitions
Matthew Veeh February 28, 2014 at 10:14 am
Just to clarify, the restriction on only watering three days per week has not been in effect sinceRead More 2011. With the new declaration, this restriction has been reinstated. The restriction on only watering before 9 AM or after 4 PM has been in effect continuously since 2007.
Diana Roundlady February 28, 2014 at 10:48 am
http://youtu.be/JEkEjiFnhYw Look Cute during a Drought! Every rop counts! Let's make a difference!
ace February 24, 2014 at 05:18 pm
let's build more houses and more industrial/commercial properties and worry about the water later.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 24, 2014 at 06:44 pm
As they make it more difficult to live outside the urban area, cut off water to farms, the buildingRead More will be more centralized.....Agenda 21. Cutting off water to outside areas is in the framework.....
Stan Jacobs February 24, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Ace - We have done that, now you are seeing the consequences.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in a change to union member benefits that could save the county $840 million.
MICHAEL ZITTERMAN February 20, 2014 at 05:35 am
Scott, actually, you are on tg something! It is, absolutely, wrong to give extra benefits toRead More government employees, since we, all, are working for USA, Inc., i.e., we are ALL government employees. I will post a piece on UNIONS. mz mikiesmoky@aol.com
MICHAEL ZITTERMAN February 20, 2014 at 05:41 am
TRADE AND SERVICE UNIONS DEFINITION: A number of persons joining together for someRead More common purpose. TYPES OF UNIONS: Private and public FACTS: Private and public unions negotiate with employers to obtain specific goals for those persons being represented. Subjects for negotiations include wages, benefits, and working conditions. If negotiations result in additional costs to an employer: a.A private employer will absorbed those costs or will pass some or all to the customers. b.A public employer will have its “rainy-day” funds reduced or will raise additional revenue from its taxpayers. ANALYSIS: a.If a private employer absorbs additional negotiated costs, margins will be affected, which will reduce taxable income, which will cause a reduction in the value of the employer’s business. If the employer passes on the additional costs to its customers, it would be inflationary and the customers would have less spendable funds for other expenditures, which may adversely affect the economics. In most instances of higher costs, those costs will be passed on to the customers. b.If a public employer raises additional revenue from its taxpayers, the taxpayers will have less spendable funds and that may adversely affect the economics. c.When a politician, economist, or anyone else calls for high-paying union jobs, they are implying that there be a shift of wealth from customers to the high-paying union jobs. mz February 26, 2011
Sheri Haas February 20, 2014 at 06:23 am
Nick, huh?
A no-burn order goes into effect at midnight tonight. Patch file photo.
Ben Dover February 20, 2014 at 10:21 am
Stoked - are your kids taunted at school for smelling like unicorns and fairy dust ?
maureen February 20, 2014 at 11:35 am
It appears that both "Stoked" and "Bend Over" are shills and are here toRead More misdirect the conversation into name-calling. California's AQMD may be getting their directions from the corrupt and over-reaching EPA. Check out this: EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Deals Blow to Rural Homes http://youtu.be/IWRv8jeu5MY
Stoked February 20, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Yes Maureen, you caught me. I am here along with my partner Mr Dover in hopes that we can dupe theRead More public into thinking that there is no government corruption. I actually have information that the AQMD is getting their directions from Al Gore. Or was that Alf from Melmac? (let this be the first Alf reference of 2014) My hat is off to Mr Dover for being able to pinpoint the aroma of unicorns and fairy dust... After all these years I thought that it was peanut butter.
The Los Angeles County Seal
John B. Greet February 7, 2014 at 10:34 am
"Separation of church and state" is not a Constitutional concept. It is a paraphrase of aRead More passage in a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802, long after the Constitution was ratified. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- All the Constitution states is that that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." ----------------------------------------------------------- Los Angeles County is not Congress. By accurately depicting a Spanish Mission in its County Seal Los Angeles does not either establish a religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- By accurately depicting a Spanish Mission in its County Seal Los Angeles does not "favor the Christian religion over all other religions" or "divide County residents by religion and by adherence or non-adherence to religious beliefs". ----------------------------------------------------------------- All L.A. County is doing is accurately depicting an important aspect of its history. Get over it ACLU!
Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California. (Max Whitaker/Getty Images)
John B. Greet February 1, 2014 at 09:30 am
I would be interested to learn the breakdown of the sorts of policies Californians signed up for. InRead More Washington State, some 90% of those who signed up for ACA through that state's exchange, signed up for Medicaid (welfare-based) plans, further burdening the state's (and the nation's) already heavily-burdened taxpayers. -------------------------------------------- I would also be interested to learn how many Californians who had health plans that they liked, saw their plans cancelled as a direct result of ACA requirements. ---------------------------------------------- I would also be interested to learn whether the average policy premiums, deductibles, and co-pays in California increased, as has occurred elsewhere in the nation and, if so, by what amounts. ---------------------------------------------------------- Any information on those numbers?
John B. Greet February 1, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Meanwhile:Read More http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/01/californias-obamacare-exchange-reportedly-employs-many-with-criminal-pasts-but-thats-not-the-part-of-the-story-that-what-will-infuriate-you/
Gwen Parker February 4, 2014 at 09:00 am
What a mess! Went through their web-site, accumulated time spent 22 hours. When the web-site saidRead More 863 people ahead of you and then 3 1/2 hours later they were down to 5 people. Then you would see that they said "there were no more agents to help. Try again! Same with the phone system. Heaven forbid that you forgot your password. You would try to change the password and they would say you are not authorized. No insurance agent could get into the system. Finally I had to pay 2 premiums for they posted the money to the old program. Was hard to get my money back. Then a clerical error put me on the wrong plan, yet Kaiser said I'm covered. This is a headache. I emailed the White House for help and supposedly someone is going to help. They did respond after 2 1/2 weeks. As of today Kaiser has not sent out any invoices for February. Another problem was the pharmacy did not have rates on the new program until a week later. Continued...
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Pat Towner January 29, 2014 at 06:03 am
I find Obama has learned more from Pete Seeger than any president I have seen since the 60's. NoRead More one has shown more courage, wisdom and ability to compromise than Obama. Unlike some in the Congress...I want a president who sees peace more important than bombs, who has now said, much to the despair of the writer, that he is now fighting with the use of his pen, rather than the rude, intolerant statements made by people who should have only respect for the office. I am not black, but I have now seen the face of what white angry people look like. There is nothing you can say that will change their thoughts, outlook or demeanor. I knew Pete when he was fighting the war in Viet Nam, in the 60's when he gave us hope and so Ms. Crawford..it is time for an adjustment, not a chiropractic one, but one in mindset. I guess you did not see hope, because you now write for the "patch" and you only see Opportunity--for you that is.
Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach.
Edgar January 28, 2014 at 07:04 am
The AQMD has been one of the key contributors of industry moving out of California with their NaziRead More Storm Trooper tactics and self-perpetuating jobs by getting into every ones knickers. Yes we all want clean air but who polices this long out of control agency that seems to answer to no one. I hope the get their ass burned in a fire pit of public backlash. Since they have chased out all of industry they are now looking for any way to keep their jobs by invading sacred grounds of the public.
Phil Reimert January 28, 2014 at 02:07 pm
We should keep a few vestiges of our former un-regulated lives. Dockweiler is he closeest beachRead More that still allows bonfires and they tend to counteract the foul odor from Hyperian--sort of like lighting a match in the bathroom.
John B. Greet January 28, 2014 at 10:22 am
Sounds hopeful doesn't it? Unfortunately these numbers do not account for the tens of thousands ofRead More state, county, and city residents who have long since given up looking for work altogether. These people (reflective of the labor participation rate) are typically no longer counted. Because they are no longer counted, the rates typically reported do not accurately reflect the true unemployment situation. ------------------------------------------------------------------- According to EDD, in December the California labor force *shrunk* by 23,900 people and unemployment insurance claims *increased* by 31,221. Put simply: 13,600 (the *actual* number of non-farm jobs added) minus 23,900 is a net *loss* of 10,300 employed persons...not a net gain. But this is not the sort of factual perspective the Democrat-controlled state government wants to include in its press releases.
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Kiki Coll January 17, 2014 at 02:36 pm
Poverty is growing nationally in all areas. American's have not faced such personal hardship sinceRead More the Great Depression. One in three children in America will at some point in their childhood live in a home that receives public assistance. Food stability, and secure, safe housing have become a problem that many Americans believed could not and would not happen in our country, but not only is it happening, its moved way beyond levels that most can imagine. During the 1960's and 1970's poverty and hunger were something that happened in third world countries....eat your dinner, children in China or Africa or India are starving, you should be grateful...in the 1980's and 1990's hunger and poverty were something that happened in urban cities with high crime...eat your food, your should be grateful we have clean air and water and aren't stuck in the projects...today hunger and poverty is living and breathing in the nooks and crannies of almost every community...eat your food, be grateful, our neighbors are going without.
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