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Jay Adams September 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm
I am so proud of Melinda, who is charitable on an ongoing basis in her everyday life. At school, atRead More church, and in the community, she's one who always "fights for right." Way to go, Melinda!
Joker Joe September 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
It would be nice if Melinda would share her efforts to feed the poor by giving some food to theRead More people in her own country. The people holding signs at the freeway ramps would be a good start.
Monica Sifford August 17, 2012 at 11:47 am
I had seen three coyotes in the North Long Beach area in the early morning on Aug 9th. I had savedRead More a cat that one of the coyotes was trying to get. I just followed in my car and kept honking the horn over & over again until I finally had scared it away. I did inform Animal Control on the same day. Unfortuantely I was not able to save a cat that they had already killed and were eating prior. I hate to see ANY animal in danger, nevertheless when it is someone's pet!
Jessica Long January 5, 2013 at 01:43 pm
Hello, I live on Grand View Blvd. in Mar Vista Los Angeles. Tonight I scarred off 2 COYOTES from myRead More driveway at 2:30am (on Jan 5 2013). I had let my cat out earlier and went to call him in when I saw them out front. Thankfully I was able to retrieve him and my other cats who were also out. Surprisingly my dog did not bark during the whole occurrence. I have also recently, (yesterday) seen a large, pink tipped HAWK circling my area and at the top of Grand View Hill @ Palms around 12 noon-1 pm, and have been told by a neighbor that there is an OWL hanging around as well!. THESE ARE ALL PREDATORS AND ARE LOOKING FOR OUR PETS as FOOD/PREY All of this is REALLY BAD news for owners of small pets that spend time outdoors unattended. PLEASE NOTIFY RESIDENTS!!
janet August 8, 2013 at 04:12 pm
A coyote just got my 13 year old dearly beloved Siamese on Monday August 5 sometime betweenRead More 6:30-9:30pm. I live on Warren, just 2 blocks south of the Santa Monica airport. She rarely strayed from my front & back yards. This coyote got her early in the evening while people were still out walking their dogs. Neighbors… please be aware!
Leslie Marcinko July 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm
It was a GREAT event! Thank you so much for your support and helping the American Cancer SocietyRead More make the news. Less Cancer=More Birthdays! 12 month survivor, Leslie Marcinko
Marc Schroeder July 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Hey Booboo, I don't want the Nameless one getting jealous and I don't swing that way so if you needRead More to spice things up? Don't waste your time with me.
faith browning November 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm
who was her little friend that was with her when the kiddnapping happend?
R. J. Steelworth November 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm
This is why people need to vote no on 34. Keep the death penalty. Use it.
Art Maltby June 21, 2012 at 02:59 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with Zach, his family and friends. What a wonderful community we liveRead More in. The efforts put forth by the Fire Dept., Lampost Pizza and Mimi's Jewelery are just so unselfish. I'm proud to live in FV and Zach's courage is an inspiration to all. Coach Msltby Head Varsity Baseball Coach Los Amigos High School
Player2 June 23, 2012 at 08:54 pm
Our thoughts are with Zach and his family... Zach is a strong person, he is now in a better placeRead More and is at rest and peace...we very sad to hear this news but we all now Zach is in a better place...
Stan Jacobs June 22, 2012 at 08:10 pm
One less bureaucracy in our midst! The problem with such non-profs is that they are selective asRead More what "hate crimes" they pursue. The police are doing a fine job enforcing the law.
Leonard Kinkade July 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm
The proliferation of hate crime laws in the 1980’s and 1990’s was a feel goodRead More politically correct approach by legislatures who added an extra element that had to be proven in a criminal court to obtain a conviction. Their reason for doing so is difficult to determine, probably to show their constituents they were doing something, who knows? All I can say is that they have never been prosecutors. Hates crimes are unique because it asks the police and the D.A. to prove in court “THE MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME” Normally, the motive for a crime has always been irrelevant in proving a criminal violation. It adds an extra element of a crime that must be proven in a court of law to get a criminal conviction. In most of these cases the element of motive must be proven by circumstantial evidence, since the criminal involved seldom confesses as to his motive for committing a crime. Thus, it burdens both the police and the prosecutor to prove the element of motive, when in most cases the person could be convicted of assault, battery etc. without having to prove this element. Accordingly, adding hate crimes to the California statutes was a waste of valuable investigative and prosecutorial time, when it’s really not needed and adds a burden for the prosecution and law enforcement. Given that noted above, tracking such crimes is an absolute waste of tax payer’s money and squanders limited resources to prosecute criminals.
Joker Joe May 31, 2012 at 02:18 pm
Want a job?? Even as hundreds of thousands of California workers are struggling to find a job,Read More Congress has continued to issue 125,000 new work visas a month to immigrants and other foreign workers. This equals 1.5 million new foreign workers each year, who compete directly with California residents for a very limited number of California's jobs. Who benefits from allowing 1.5 million new foreign workers into the U.S. each year? Certainly not the 2,019,000 residents of California who are currently unemployed. Unfortunately, Sens. Feinstein and Boxer have done nothing to reduce the number of foreign workers to the U.S. And as a result, unemployed California workers continue to suffer. VOTE OUT THE PEOPLE THAT DO NOT HELP OC'S IMPOVERISHED POOR.
Joker Joe May 31, 2012 at 02:58 pm
Any comment on this??? Green Bay - If your name has finally come up on the waiting list for GreenRead More Bay Packers season tickets, they will cost more this year. Lambeau Field's landlord, the Stadium District Board, has raised the seat license fee for new ticket holders. The "green" package of seven games goes up $700 to $2,100. The "gold," or three-game, package will go up $300 to $900.
Joker Joe May 31, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Here is where the countries money goes. Let's set some of this aside for the poor and improvisedRead More The Secret Service issued new rules of conduct for their agents on Friday. They can no longer get drunk, procure hookers or go to strip bars. The rules say that from now on, if agents feel compelled to engage in such behavior, they can run for public office like everyone else.. I think that is fair! What do you think??
tinytom May 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm
Ya Nancy, it's something they can take pride in. And we too can take pride in it also since thisRead More ship was a product of our massive war production during WWII, which was a main reason we won that war, and is what built our large and robust middle class afterwards by switching just some of it to civilian production.
tinytom May 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Here's a look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_production_during_World_War_II
george gregory May 31, 2012 at 01:23 pm
ARRRGH THEM AREN'T NO PISTOLS SAILOR
Joker Joe July 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Let's concentrate on gay marriages first! Then on 6 months of campaigning to be president again.Read More Then on ending some wars in a couple of years. Then, maybe our own homeless and destitute.
Joker Joe July 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm
kizze Say what?? Open your eyes. Get a job instead of relying on your husband.
Joker Joe July 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm
If you think things are bad now, VOTE FOR OBAMA for four more years.... lol lol
george gregory May 31, 2012 at 01:33 pm
I wish I could help them all don't sign over anything create a trust instead try co--op shoppingRead More trips and buy in bulk try and find a doctor ,, emergency rooms will over charge you register with all the social services you can (ADAM can you help with that ?? links and phone numbers) write it down , meds , doctors, addresses , phone numbers , names , put it in your pocket id and information micro chips are inexpensive and can be put in plastic cards finger rings bracelets or a necklace or the skin in extreme situations of dementia but this data can be miss used or miss directed innless its very basic lastly god bless
Yeparoo June 1, 2012 at 03:35 am
Mr Brauer, thank you for sharing your story. You are an inspirational selfless leader. ThanksRead More again for being such a good example.
Charles August 22, 2012 at 08:29 pm
Our elderly residents are most likely the ones paying $1300 a year property taxes on their $1.6MRead More homes (while the young family two blocks away pays $9000 on a 2200 square foot "fixer"), have social security, 401(k)s, IRAs, Senior Discounts, AARP, Meals on Wheels, and handicapped parking (at the golf course). "To make sure the government wouldn’t seize the vast majority of his assets when he died, Marley signed over all his holdings to his adult son" really means "To ensure he qualifies for Medicare without spending down his $2.7M net worth, Marley signed over all his holdings to his adult son."
Anony Mouse May 11, 2012 at 02:48 am
I don't know the answer to that question. Perhaps you should go to The Quiet Woman on a Friday orRead More Saturday night and study them.
Janet Whitcomb May 12, 2012 at 05:36 pm
It wasn't so long ago that a mountain biker at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park died, presumably as aRead More result of a mountain lion attack. (Check out this site for several takes on how it might have happened: http://tchester.org/sgm/lists/lion_attacks_ca.html) Soon after I interviewed a woman living in Modjeska Canyon, on the other side of Santiago Canyon Road from Whiting Ranch. The woman told me that the previous week two mountain lions had been seen walking along the canyon road, in broad daylight, and that several pet goats had been found slain and half-eaten and buried under leaves after those sightings. Then she told me—confirmed later by my own research—that mountain lions do not typically 1) travel together, 2) walk around during the day, or 3) venture near areas populated by humans. Unfortunately for the cougars, we've urbanized a lot of areas that were formerly wilderness habitat, and in fact in many instances have surrounded those areas. What happens, then, are unusual behaviors from the cougars, such as the ones just noted, and situations that often result in attacks on humans and/or the killing of cougars, many of whom are either starving or too young to be aware of the danger in venturing too close to a community of humans.
Mike Proctor May 14, 2012 at 05:42 pm
Lets think about this. The moratorium on hunting California Mountain Lions was voted into law viaRead More the people of this great state back in 1990. Research indicates the average life span of a mountain lion is12-15 years, and they can have on average 1-3 kittens per litter. So all the current Mountain Lions in Cal. are cats that have been born since the ban on hunting them was put into law. So we now have a new generation of cats tat have no real fear of man. We also now have no real control of the populations of cats. It is only a matter of time, that man and cat encounters will become more common. I don't know how many cats were killed via predication permits, but i do know that the state has spent a ridiculous mount of money on outside agencies to hunt and kill "nuisance" lions. In one instance, they hired a company from Australia, and payed them tens of thousands of dollars to kill one lion. I don't understand why the sate doesn't simply sale a certain number of hunting permits to licensed hunters. Hunters would several thousands of dollars for a cougar tag. It would be a good revenue for the DFG, as well help manage the population, as well as put the fear of man back into the animal, making accidental human/cat encounters less likely. AND no, I would not hunt a Mountain Lion, but I do think that hunting is also a necessary and effective management tool. JMO ;-)