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ace July 16, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Govt gone WILD.. IN 10 years the sheeple will finally realize that there is no more money for PublicRead More Pensions. The Public pension system is a Ponzi scheme
ace July 16, 2014 at 03:29 pm
New Contract: Sheriff's Deputies Get 3% Raise But Have to Pay for Pension .Get ready TaxRead More payers.....This is just a start. The firemen and the rest of the Public servants are next..
Stan Jacobs July 17, 2014 at 09:33 am
Anyone who receives a dependable paycheck month after month should not need a pension. With a steadyRead More income a person could budget accordingly and salt away a little money toward retirement. People with erratic incomes and no job security like construction workers, draftsmen and seasonal workers cannot do that.
The Orange County Supervisors voted to spend money to buy a property in Santa Ana, where they want to build a homeless shelter. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 15, 2014 at 05:15 pm
Open up work camps instead. Anyone homeless violating the law is confined to a work camp to work forRead More their room and board. Lessens the demand for illegal aliens. Get the homeless and prison people out there picking strawberries on Bake and Alton. The farmers pay back the state/county. The illegals have no work to do because the homeless and prisoners are doing it. Win Win Win Win.
Joker Joe July 16, 2014 at 08:31 am
I said that years ago Brainwashed.
RWO July 16, 2014 at 09:32 pm
I dont want no drug addicts,,or mental homeless picking my vegetables,,they areRead More possessed with a disease and need to be in shelters,,and jails,,it gives jobs for being a prisoners..to the working ,normal family providers.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to include $5 million to build an earthquake warning system. Patch file photo.
SA July 16, 2014 at 11:33 am
Typical Democrat wanting to spend money like Brown’s crazy train. What is an early warningRead More system.. “brace for shock” ? What we need is an early warning system that warns us before a Democrat / Liberal opens his month.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson July 17, 2014 at 06:54 am
Just another extension of socialist Obama...
Rick Crockett July 19, 2014 at 10:38 am
Wow! Talk about Brown-Obama-Democrat Cronyism. Not only can the system be built and installed forRead More less than $500/node, it already has. I helped with one of the nodes with-in the past four years. The system (requiring less than 25 sq.ft. (donated) can be set up similar to a Home WiFi Security Cam with FTP access. Really it can be automatically monitored and maintained for free through a cooperating University. This is merely a $16 million a year hornswoggle going into the crony's pocket. Its dirtier than greedy profit. All that, lying cheating and stealing on top of it. Republicans in office don't deserve to be there because they do not study and know about the communities they represent or what they have already (and recently) funded. They are not doing their jobs in a two party system. Having formerly worked for the DNC the only thing good I can say about democrats is they at least learn their constituencies well enough to manipulate them.
SA July 15, 2014 at 10:57 am
To Robin: You left out all the men getting tanked at the Farmer’s Market and beating the crapRead More out of their wives … What is up with y’all wanting to kill somebody’s ability to grow a business? Y’all are commies …
Virginia Johnson July 15, 2014 at 03:51 pm
It would just be nice if our California Do Nothing Congress would put their time and efforts intoRead More helping our State with real problems instead of making their constituency feel like they are making a difference with alcohol and marijuana leniency laws. This is not real Government in action.
Virginia Johnson July 15, 2014 at 04:22 pm
p.s. Most of our Federal, State and Local Government Parks do not allow alcohol and that is whereRead More many Farmers Markets are located. How is this going to work out?
Jetpacking in Newport Harbor. Patch file photo.
Kevin McManus June 27, 2014 at 06:22 am
Safe, as long as you pay.....got it...
Marc Cobb June 27, 2014 at 08:28 am
Newport wants nothing in the area that draws non-residents, first the fire pits now water jet packs,Read More fence the whole city off why don't you!
Sew Good June 27, 2014 at 09:33 pm
This is a trend across the entire state. "You can't freely play with that until we find a wayRead More to regulate control of it."
Average American June 27, 2014 at 08:50 am
Make no mistake about it, they are going to be coming for your guns eventually, just a matter ofRead More time. They will first go for the "Registry" and I think the more informed of us all know that a registry has preceeded almost every gun grab in history. How did that registry work out for the Jews in WW2?
school bus ninja June 27, 2014 at 08:51 am
None of this would have happened if women put out more. Don't be so stingy with the lovin'. JustRead More sayin.
Paul Hamilton July 10, 2014 at 07:21 pm
When you take the Guns away from honest citizens. All you will have are Armed thugs who have no fearRead More of being shot, an armed citizen is a defense against crime. I personally will fight to keep my guns.
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Chip Long June 25, 2014 at 06:14 am
The public should be and needs to be informed on what is being negotiated, as it is our tax money.Read More If this had been done in the past, we might not have these outrageous salaries, benefits, and retirement packages that we are now 'stuck" with.
KarmaKing June 25, 2014 at 07:28 am
In government where it is the public's ineterest that must be considered and served, transparency isRead More a good thing. Only those who have something to hide fear it.
Joker Joe June 25, 2014 at 09:02 am
Berardino needed the outburst in order for the Union members to think he is doing something for themRead More so when the dues are raised they do not complain. To bad we do not know what his salary is! You would be amazed, as well as the union members paying it. Been there and seen that!
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JHouse June 26, 2014 at 10:25 am
does it look as if manufacturing is just fine here? Check this out.Read More http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/2061.31271.80.0/economy/the-death-of-american-manufacturing
glenn bernard June 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Suppose that within a mental evaluation for gun purchase, the citizen reveals a deeply held dislikeRead More and distrust of the Government. Some people would not want this person to be allowed to purchase just for this one "excuse." Suggest everybody focus on getting US corporations to return to the USA (from Asia) for all of their manufacturing. Nothing stops bullets like JOBS!
Nadja Adolf June 26, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Note that this law would NOT have stopped the Isla Vista shooting because the parents did NOT callRead More the local mental health agency as well as the police. Note that by failing to check the California gun registry - available in every patrol car - they would not have even considered issuing such an order because they didn't think there were any firearms in the area - and neither did his parents, apparently. I have a lot of questions regarding this case - and one of them is that given junior had been making violent postings for more than a week or two, why didn't the parents cut off his funds and compel him to return home and be evaluated?
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Lynn Glover June 25, 2014 at 10:28 am
KMA: what is your point about how old is the S of L? Do you think wise philosophy has an expirationRead More date? Let's hope the sonnet by Lazarus is just as meaningful today as then. And, it's part of what makes the USA exceptionally great in the world and time. Of course, some limitations have to be included. These are embodied in the law. The problem today is that the law is not being enforced primarily because the head of enforcement and his minions want to let in more people who, they would like to believe, are likely to vote for their kind in the future.
M. Manzano July 6, 2014 at 04:48 pm
The Democrats would cease being in control if voter ID passed. They will do everything possible toRead More prevent it.
Madeleine July 6, 2014 at 05:13 pm
M. Manzano: You are so right. There is not one logical reason to be against voter ID, unless youRead More want to vote fraudulently.
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REPBEAR June 17, 2014 at 06:59 am
And if you lose receipts just claim a Lois Learner!
Brainwashed_In_Church June 17, 2014 at 07:05 am
When I take my kids to church on Sundays, I write off my tithe as a dependent care expense.
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mOmO123 June 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Thank you Fact Checker! If any parent is willing to risk the lives of their children to diseasesRead More that are preventable then by all means go for it. But when i hear a baby barking like a seal because of whooping cough it breaks my heart.
Heather H June 16, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Again just curious, why is it those of you pro-vax, why is it that you feel the need to be so nastyRead More and rude to those with a different opinion of yours? We all feel passionate about our stance but, many of you are just blatantly rude. What happened to your "tolerance"?
fact checker June 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Heather you are a bit hasty in grouping all posters who question your comments together asRead More "rude" and "nasty." Do you see the irony here?
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KDBMMM June 12, 2014 at 07:11 am
In San Juan Capistrano (and many other cities) they are mostly HOA's with bills less than a $100.Read More Better pay up or the wolf will come and eat your HOA! Cost them more in county employee time to keep track of those and keep a file and mail out notices than the original bill. Beauty of the bureaucracy!
Rocky Neidhardt June 12, 2014 at 10:45 am
Maeve Mcdonough June 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Wait. What? This list is for homeowners delinquent on their State property taxes, not their HOARead More dues. Totally different things. You should get things straight before pointing fingers
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Batman June 23, 2014 at 02:55 pm
And what better way to hide his culpability as an inept, characterless father.
Batman June 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
And exactly what is the definition of "a person in crisis"? The public is already beingRead More brainwashed that the NRA and Tea Party members are all insane, but the inner-city street gangers are A-OK.
Autumn Johnson June 25, 2014 at 08:09 am
Bill that Could Remove Guns from 'People in Crisis' Passes First Hurdle in SenateRead More http://dublin.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/gun-violence-restraining-order-bill-passes-first-hurdle-in-senate
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SA May 22, 2014 at 07:28 am
If someone falls for this (unless elderly) then they deserve it as being stupid should hurt.
Love2Hunt May 22, 2014 at 09:57 am
I've been getting emails from USPS for almost a month saying they are holding onto an importantRead More package for me... I know it's a scam because the USPS doesn't hold onto packages, they RTS it without delay!
Ruth Simmons May 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Thanks for the heads up! Reminds me of the similar reports posted on http://www.callercenter.comRead More along with the scammers' phone number. Well, I think the scam's obvious and if I get a call like that, I'd report it right away. I'd also share the phone number on my blogs to share a warning.
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Joker Joe May 21, 2014 at 07:24 am
Let's study this to death. Allow 2.1 million tax payer dollars. Doofs.....
phil May 21, 2014 at 08:03 am
I say we spend $300 billion to print them in 42 languages, braille and those little bar code thingsRead More that the kids can scan on their transporters. BTW: quick! somebody make an 'app' for them!
Pam McKim May 21, 2014 at 11:21 am
The OC Food critic got food poisoning for the 4th time after only 18 mos on the job. I don't eat atRead More restaurants around here anymore unless I absolutely have to. I wouldn't feel much better with the kindergarten color grades. LA uses an ABC grading system the supervisors should at least look at. It works for everyone there, so it would work here, and my family is soooo tired of my lousy cooking.
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Joker Joe May 20, 2014 at 11:54 am
What a joke!!! Go Obama, the family values president with nothing better to do.
Jim B. May 21, 2014 at 07:51 am
John and Joker, I guess equal rights aren't your thing. BTW, Joker Man, the POTUS is a little tooRead More busy to choose who goes on a stamp (no matter what your unsolicited emails tell and Fox "News" tell you)
Wolfman June 10, 2014 at 07:53 am
Milk, who stole the word gay for their own agenda ?
The fire this morning in San Marcos in San Diego County has had an impact on Orange County and Los Angeles County air quality. Photo credit: Pfc. Maxwell Pennington
Penny Arévalo May 16, 2014 at 01:03 pm
SCAQMD just extended their advisory into Riverside and San Bernardino counties as the smoke cloudRead More moves east
Laila-Lennox Smith May 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
So sorry to polute the air quality in the OC. As for LA, pretty much air quality as usual. -C.Read More Smith San Marcos, CA
Laila-Lennox Smith May 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
And your closest fire is burning at Christianitos exit east near campground on Pendleton
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John Webb May 14, 2014 at 02:42 pm
I think my record of resisting government spending and intervention is well recorded. This step, toRead More help people who seriously need help, is long overdue. We talk about helping the needy by way of wealth redistribution. Food stamps, welfare, housing allowances and such have failed over the years. But this, stepping in to help those unable to help themselves, is a true step in showing we are a society caring for the needy. Good job supervisors and thanks Todd for insuring oversight.
Stan Jacobs June 12, 2014 at 08:24 am
Generosity with other people's money is no virtue!
John Webb June 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Stan, you have to give to get. Helping those unable to help themselves is not optional, it is aRead More moral imperative. This from a guy who wants a flat tax and automatic reduction in spending from all government. Some things are not politicial, they are human.
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knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 05:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 03:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 05:58 pm
My point exactly.
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WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 01:18 pm
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try theirnew siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a kimited time only.
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 07:37 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try their new siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a limited time only.
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Brainwashed_In_Church April 30, 2014 at 06:34 am
Food from "B" restaurants is better than food from "A" restaurants.
The Beast ! May 1, 2014 at 03:22 am
So and "B" is better than and "A"...........that like saying 1 is greater than 9Read More ...........SMH
Brainwashed_In_Church May 1, 2014 at 06:33 am
"B" restaurant food is more authentic made by little old overweight ladies with no teethRead More who "just got off the boat". "B" restaurant parking lots at noon are filled with 1980s toyota pickups full of gardening equipment. "A" restaurant food is made per corporate instructions by teenagers who pour a bag of "product" into a container and push a button, browse facebook on their iFad, then serve you your "meal" when the machine's bell goes off. "A" restaurant patrons are colored hair bimbos (also addicted to facebook) in yoga pants who order "Combo Number 3".
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gregorio -x April 26, 2014 at 10:56 am
Stuart. Great idea. One that needs to be implemented.
Joker Joe April 28, 2014 at 10:02 am
OldTimer, Rob We can eliminate a million people like your school instructor suggests. Get theRead More illegals back to their countries and the water supply increases. Simple solution that no one will do.
rob April 28, 2014 at 10:07 am
Agree JJ. We would have less congestion, more water and no reason to build more housing since thereRead More would be so much more available
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Tass Kandle June 20, 2014 at 07:56 am
They can put fruity/marshmallow flavors in vodka ( product that is KNOWN to kill people) but not inRead More e-cigarettes, a product that I believe saved my life? Sorry but you can pull my cappuccino flavor loaded vape pen from my cold dead lips.
Becky June 20, 2014 at 10:44 am
Extremely good point, Tass Kandle. Makes me wonder about their real motivation.
Jerry Schmidt June 20, 2014 at 11:58 am
motivation...."Total control"
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WMS826 May 5, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Democrat equals communist these days.
Frank W. Chupka May 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm
more liberal vomit. they twist the facts to suit themselves. gun violence? what's that? I ownRead More guns and they NEVER get violent.
John Tips May 6, 2014 at 07:15 am
The bottom line - gun free zones are great for criminals who already don't care about laws!
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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!!!!
The La Habra earthquake on March 28 caused $10.5 million in damages, officials says. Graphic courtesy the USGS.
GreenInOC April 8, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Seriously? The County is going to try to get their hands on $10.5M and disperse it to individuals?!Read More Please. Funny how the same Supervisors rejected $10M+ for health programs that benefit individuals because the money was "tied" to ObamaCare but now they want money from the Federal gov't for the earthquake for which I suspect zero dollars will go to help actual people. Hey Supervisors, if you're so "committed" to being anti-Obama put your hands back in your pockets until he's out of office. Hypocrites.
Willimena April 9, 2014 at 08:04 am
Well said GreenINOC!! You hit the nail right on the head. I totally agree.
Capo Parent April 28, 2014 at 10:55 am
Does seem to be the height of hypocrisy.
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
Tom Cagley April 5, 2014 at 03:06 pm
I recall the President saying after he was elected in 08 that the "seas would stop rising,Read More weather would moderate, etc, etc." Too darn bad he didn't think to add the earth would stop shaking or quaking! But, then again, he always has Bush to blame it on.
OldTimer April 5, 2014 at 03:47 pm
It's like I told you before, Tom. The political rot in America is a systemic problem. Some like toRead More focus all their attention on local city councils since it's way easier to tear apart the neophyte amateurs and make them look foolish, than it is the long ball hitter heavyweights. But the amateurs are simply watching the bigs boys and following their cues. Some like to slam just the Republicans. Others just the Democrats. Some say it's all the conservative's fault. Others say the liberals got us into this mess. Just a handful of adroit, insightful commoners have the ability to understand that the power brokers belonging to all these purported adversarial political and ideological groups work hand in hand to maintain the status quo. Look in the rearview mirror over the last decade. Did it really matter which political party held the majority in the nation's capital as far as where we are as a country today? Of course, the answer is a resounding 'no'. There is as much corruption and bullying and confiscation of civil rights and damage to Main Street under Obama as there were under Bush. The players change. The status quo remains steadfast. And nothing changes at the bottom. The bottomfeeders just follow the cues of their mentors who clawed their way to a higher rung on the ladder of 'go along to get along'. And let's face it. To get a shot at public office you have to get pre-approved by the big boys. Why do you think we literally have no third party legislators in county or state government? To my knowledge there are none in the national government either. Oh, and the 'Tea Party' is not a third party. It was formed to fool you into believing you had an alternate choice. An option. But if you look closely you would know it's been co-opted (bought out) by the Republicans. Many of the Tea Partiers elected in 2010 are now accepting large contributions from the TBTF banks. And I can prove that if you don't believe me. It's systemic. And anyone who claims otherwise IMO is in deep denial.
Shripathi Kamath April 6, 2014 at 06:51 am
Good thing we live in Orange County: all Republican all the time, and only prosperity as far as theRead More eye can ignore.
Measles cases in Orange County this year have jumped to 21, public health officials said. Patch file photo.
MFriedrich March 28, 2014 at 11:20 am
"Why aren't we effectively sealing the borders"... Because it's not feasible, and the riskRead More does not (right now) outweigh the reward (of free movement of people, goods and services, etc.) I don't know even know how any kind of "border sealing" could be done effectively without massive consequences. We could imagine what that might look like for one flight at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A plane arrives there from Frankfurt with 300 passengers on it. Some of them from Germany, but others from Turkey, E. Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia perhaps. Are we going to set each passenger aside and perform blood, urine and saliva tests? What about just a cheek swab culture? Now multiply that process another 233,000 times as that is the annual influx of passengers only to O'Hare in one year (almost 70 million) Now expand that process out to other countries who would no doubt reciprocate such controls if the US implemented them. Traffic and commercial goods and services would come to a grinding halt. The risk does not outweigh the reward. That's why.
OldTimer March 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm
We could easily require all people who enter the US from other nations to have proof ofRead More vaccinations of measles and all the other nasty diseases that we eradicated decades ago that are making a comeback. We know that most of these diseases are being imported from other nations. So the logical approach would be to take action to combat their importations. That includes mandatory vaccines for international guests and getting serious about enforcing immigration laws at our borders and using vigorous domestic enforcement methods (E-Verify) to discourage illegal aliens from coming here in the first place. All of this is very practical and easily implemented. If other nations want to replicate those requirements - fine by me. Who are we to visit their nations and infect them with our diseases? Now is not a time to make excuses. Now is the time to take action and to prevent the importation of serious diseases from other nations when we know that is the reason for the resurgence of these diseases in our nation, per the CDC. The risk of this problem growing to epidemic proportions is certainly worth the risk of taking vigorous action to stop the importation of communicable disease. How many times have we heard that you can't place a value on a single human life. They use it all the time with gun control legislation. Why not with disease prevention?
Shawn Gordon April 6, 2014 at 10:26 am
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