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M April 21, 2014 at 04:33 pm
@mailyn, thanks! I appreciate the info. What do you know of or think about yahoo messengerRead More app....pretty safe to use??
Marilyn Halpin April 23, 2014 at 10:35 am
Hey M, sorry for the late response. Since Apple's iPad is a closed system and you can only load appsRead More from their store, pretty much all of them have been vetted to be not harmful. The biggest issue we see on the iPads are people forgetting to restart them every once in awhile :-) We have free group classes at mac-fusion if you ever wanted to learn more about your iPad! http://mac-fusion.com/classes
M April 23, 2014 at 08:27 pm
Hey thanks Marilyn! I really appreciate the information :-)
The Metro Red Line. Patch file photo.
David April 19, 2014 at 06:32 am
If the man wanted to kill himself why is he lucky to be alive?I could see if he accidentally fellRead More off the platform and the train came along hitting him then he would be lucky to be alive,but if he wanted to die why is he lucky to be alive?
Pepsi1gurl April 19, 2014 at 10:32 am
Authorities believe it was a suicide attempt?? How astute on their part. Are they sure he justRead More didn't want a free ride?
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Dan P April 20, 2014 at 08:53 pm
@Maggie Jackson: I respect your beliefs and may even have some overlapping beliefs myself. I likeRead More that: "spiritual atheist." Though they sometimes go hand in hand, spirituality may actually be more important than religion in many respects.
mjmjr April 21, 2014 at 06:33 am
that a good start
Jessie James April 22, 2014 at 06:21 am
I wouldn't consider myself an Atheist because I don't follow religion, but I am almost glad to callRead More myself one after seeing how many people use God to wish the worst on other human beings. That is insane to me. And half the people with the comments here could use some gene cleanse themselves. Just kidding. We need some ignorance in this world. :)
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joebanana April 14, 2014 at 07:36 am
What a joke they're making of this. The reason for this crash is California's criminal negligence.Read More Obviously the "distance" between opposing traffic traveling at 80 MPH doesn't matter. A "K" rail between the two vehicles would have PREVENTED this crash, undoubtedly. But Ca. would rather pay their public criminals outrages salaries, than invest a little of that money on HIGHWAY SAFETY. I hope all the families of the crash victims know that they need to SUE THE HELL OUT OF the state of California .
Stoked April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
It's all about $$$$$. No K rails or bigger trucks. If you think that double trailers are scary youRead More might want to steer clear of Oregon mountain highways where FedEx tows triples.
Henry Xavier April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm
I think the texting, messaging may be a big part of this accident. Please don't drive and use aRead More electronic device. Profesional or a 17 year old girl driving dads truck. Its very scary. I see it all the time. She has it planted on the windshield in her view next to the steering wheel. peace.
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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.
Danny Jones April 20, 2014 at 09:45 am
Jaques,( jock ) trucks have been clean for some time now. My 1996 does not smoke, maybe a puff aRead More start up- and it has a million miles on the original engine. My problem with the damn CARB NAZIS is that they reneged on the agreement they had with the EPA and now say "well, so sorry Danny. Yeah, umm, we did say your truck was clean enough back in 1996, but now because we have enough whack-job treehuggers backing us, we can do whatever the hell we want". FINE but Commufornia, get ready to pay A LOT MORE for EVERYTHING you buy. I'm already enjoying the higher rates I can charge to brings cars into this backwards state. I continue to run my old truck and Laugh my way to the bank HAHAHAHA!!!!
Jock April 20, 2014 at 10:01 am
Danny. I'm sure Your truck runs clean. Tell me you haven't seen rigs that look like an 1870Read More locomotive running down the road. Don't get all literal, you know what I mean. If you grew up sucking the smog of the 50's here you would have a different opinion perhaps. By the way, they still haven't announced what caused this crash. Believe it, they will sue the $$$$$$ out of those who are causing fires, the trucking industry must go on efficiently and safely it is in every ones interest.
Kim Neal April 23, 2014 at 11:06 am
Fair Enough Curious ! At the end of the day, the editor is supposed to edit that which needsRead More editing...no? Now I'm curious.. And of course, being the mother of two collegiates myself..the heart is broken for all families..friends..and communities that lost what is desperately needed...the young ..intelligent...caring who would have overseen our futures ..
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Betsy April 12, 2014 at 08:45 am
My Prayers go out to all the affected families. A true loss and sadness for the families that withRead More so much hope in search for a brighter future had sent their precious children on that uneventful trip, our hearts cry with you.May those lost R.I.P
Twitter photo of the Fed Ex truck and charter bus on fire near Orland. The bus was carrying students from Grant High School.
David Ogilvy April 11, 2014 at 10:18 am
This half-assed "reporting" is the result of Patch outsourcing their content creation toRead More "news aggregators" in…India. No on-scene personnel, no cultural sensitivity, no "community-based" anything. If you want to know what's going on in Mumbai, or where Lisa Sarkin is gobbling up pizzas, then Patch is your place. Anything else, forget it.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 11, 2014 at 10:21 am
Guys, this isn't the place. People are grieving. Those affected need to be surrounded in love byRead More their community. Go ahead and start a speak out on the boards (middle column of the page) and let it rip.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
Here's the complete list of schools (including Grant) -- La Sierra High -- Adolfo Camarillo High --Read More Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Tech -- Ulysses S. Grant Senior High -- Oxnard High -- Eastside High -- John C. Fremont Senior High -- El Monte High -- West Ranch High -- School for the Visual Arts and -- Environmental Charter -- Manual Arts Senior High -- Burroughs High -- Mayfair High -- Phineas Banning Senior High -- Carson Senior High -- Cesar E. Chavez Learning Academy -- California Academy of Mathematics -- Pacifica High -- Pioneer High -- Century High -- Phineas Banning Senior High -- Alliance Media Arts and Entert -- Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High -- Renaissance Arts Academy -- Polytechnic High -- Valhalla High -- Gompers Preparatory Academy -- Animo Inglewood Charter High -- Woodrow Wilson Senior High -- Middle College High -- Palm Desert High -- Animo Jackie Robinson Charter -- Downey High -- Loara High -- Marshall Fundamental -- Norte Vista High -- Pomona Senior High
KTLA screenshot of students injured in a crash in Orland.
Lorelei Shark April 11, 2014 at 09:35 am
..."one of two students at Banning High School in Wilmington who was sitting in the back rowRead More told NBC4 the impact was sudden, extremely painful and immediately ignited a fire." This is horrific... but, the first thing that came to my mind - I'm sure SEAT BELTS were nowhere to be seen. Just a metal tomb where bodies get tossed around like packages. WHY does “Click It or Ticket” not apply to buses. School buses in particular - although Metro buses ought to require them also. Is it that seat belts cost too much money? How much is a life worth? The medical bills incurred in this crash could probably install seat belts in 1000 buses. The minimum ticket cost of an adult seat belt violation in California is $142 and up, and a minimum of $445 for not properly restraining a child under 16. If the parent is not in the car, the driver gets the ticket. Who gets this ticket?
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Oh my gosh thats not North Hollywood but Valley Villge. Oh and crime is down the mayor said IRead More think it is up.
"Green dot" prepaid credit cards are often used in phone scams. Patch file photo.
Tony Hernandez April 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm
I was also made aware of a similar scam were these perpetrators are calling unsuspecting peopleRead More advising of an outstanding warrant because they owed money to the IRS. They have them send money with a prepaid card.
nitagregory April 10, 2014 at 07:32 am
I would of said well come get me. And act like I wasn't there when they come. Unless the swatRead More +Marshall's came and knocked the door in
A second LAPD officer and practicing Wiccan has sued the department. Patch file photo.
Tatyanna M. Wilkinson April 9, 2014 at 10:01 am
Since none of you above are lawyers nor have you read the complete complaint, how do you know thisRead More is just a money grab or unfounded? I was let go from a job once and my boss, during the exit interview mentioned by spiritual practice and that she really respected me professionally but not personally. I *could* have sued because it was clear to me..after months of chatter...that I was being let go partially in part because of my spiritual practice(not Christian) and partially because they had to cut a staff person to save money. Why not cut the "heathen"
lorrie mcvicker April 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm
don't forget there are two sides to every story. Both probably have good reasons.
Mary A April 9, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Sorry, I'm a Christian, but I side with the Wiccans based on the information in this article. No oneRead More should be forced to be involved in religious ceremony as part of required workplace training, or retaliated against because they voiced their opposition. I have a lot of respect for the LAPD and for all people and places of worship that do good works. But on this one the LAPD blew it.
Lowe's will pay various counties throughout California $18.1 million for mishandling hazardous waste. Patch file photo.
Virginia Johnson April 3, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Gosh! Who do we know who to picket. I stopped going to Home Depot because they were mandated byRead More their local Council or County in some area's to provide a building with restrooms and A.C. for illegal aliens to stand on the street corner hawking their bodies and wares when our own American Citizens; African, Mexican, Asian, Anglo, etc. were not provided the same amenities. Now where do I go, OSH?
kab1200 April 3, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Virginia Johnson, I guess you should just stay home and go shopping ever again. What a crockRead More of.......
LAPD officers will beef up efforts this month to find drivers who text and talk on their phones without hands-free devices. Patch file photo.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 2, 2014 at 03:31 pm
It's not necessarily victimless. Here's one case we're following in OC. While it's not clear whetherRead More the driver was using the phone at the time, the prosecutors are alleging she was "completely inattentive." http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/defendant-was-completely-inattentive-when-she-slammed-into-softball-coachs-car
Very hypocritical, considering Paul Krekorian used city funds a few years ago to develop a cellRead More phone app to tell you whether parking is available in city parking structures without pulling into it first. You have to break the law in order to use it. HILARIOUS!! Now the city can make money from tickets the write for using an illegal app they developed. It is however the not quite deep thinking we have come to expect from our councilman I CAN NOT ARGEE WITH YOU MORE Arthur PAUL HAS DONE THOGH AS YOUR COUNCILMEN . HE DRIVES A CITY OWN TAXS PAYERS CAR AROUND ALL DAY. PAUL SAYS IT IS OK FOR THE TAX PAYERES TOL PAY FOR A ONE HUNDRED AND AND EIGHTY FIVE THOUNDS DOLLARS SETTLEM. HE MUST BE VOTE OUT OF OFFICE JUST A OTHER TWO FACE JERK THAT NEEDS TO GO.
Rudy Marin April 3, 2014 at 05:49 pm
What about Police Officers driving and talking on their cellphones? Again, Double Standards.
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.