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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
KMA July 24, 2014 at 11:05 am
Great- another alert system to make drivers slow down so they can read it- why don't they broadcastRead More it on the radio like with weather alerts.?
An\on July 24, 2014 at 11:06 am
????? So, when a hit and run occurs and someone calls police, they can't trace the car to it'sRead More owner? Even if it's stolen the chances of catching the individual before the car is ditched is slim. My other objection is the more "alerts" you put up the less people will pay attention to them. Do you think they'll be putting up alerts to remind us to bring home a loaf of bread?
gene smith July 24, 2014 at 11:20 am
Ms. White should pay a little more attention to the way things really are.....not just live in aRead More dreamland where things have no relationship to other things. The Politicians in Los Angeles are allowing it's destruction, and in many cases encouraging it. I have no idea why, but the facts of the matter speak clearly for the inaction we have to witness and pay for the consequences of. Check History. Hit and Run Accidents have increased dramatically...WHY? There are no consequences.
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
#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!
#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
Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott, 15, tried to end her life by hanging herself in the bathroom of her bedroom at her mother's house in Los Altos Sept. 10, 2012. Photo by Sheila Sanchez
Lori Gold-Parker June 29, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Did she or didn't she commit suicide? The poor writing and/or captioning is another clear exampleRead More of why PATCH should stay out of serious news. Once again, shame on you for ambiguous reporting and for misleading your readers.
Doug Strickland June 30, 2014 at 09:05 am
Another blow to spreadsheet adjudication. Let judges do their job.
Tim Gega June 26, 2014 at 06:54 am
Sex is a very basic Human Rite and Right. If a single adult cannot observe or practice thisRead More God-given act between two consenting people in a safe manner, then it remains sinful in the hands of the religious dogmas, (NO SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE). The FBI and IRS and any other Crime Fighting Government Agencies really need to clean up their own backyard first before they go pointing their loaded fingers at anyone else’s. (Last I heard) the Veterans Hospitals all need governance, oversight and Rule of Law. That’s where the real crimes are, that’s where we as tax payers want our tax dollars spent. FIX the VA Hospitals, (like yesterday)!!! Imagine how many soldiers or Vets need the touch of another human being here, but they are now suffering from some old religious guilt trips.
Marnix A. van Ammers June 26, 2014 at 09:30 am
I'm for legalized prostitution. You can't stop it anyway. You may as well regulate and control it.Read More Let the cops work on crimes with victims.
Navi June 27, 2014 at 02:17 pm
It's less about prostitution and more about the money that the FBI and IRS wants their hands on.
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
Amber Alert was issued Monday for Anguiano children: Hugo, 12, Merari, 6 and Jenh, 3.
markrpope June 10, 2014 at 09:18 am
Re the initial report, shouldn't the San Pablo police have issued a warning that the mother is armedRead More and considered dangerous and not to approach her? The "reporter" should have asked if they found the gun or not and if it was a man they would have. of course, if it was a man the police would have warned us anyway. That proves they discriminate which is illegal. Years ago my drugged-out aunt shot my rich uncle in the back with a shotgun in a premeditated murder she planned with her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend. She got off with a "battered wife" defense.
ccvaulter June 10, 2014 at 10:40 am
I was watching tv last night and an amber alert interrupted programming but gave no info or picturesRead More to identify the children or woman nor did it suggest she was armed and dangerous. REALLY?? I couldn't figure out what the hell good that did...
Holly Knight June 9, 2014 at 04:15 pm
My red light ticket was 530 no traffic school point on my license in sac I don't have a chance toRead More show there was a ambulance is why I had to pull over in the intersection then the light turned red that's when the video started I got took by the system
George March June 10, 2014 at 08:44 am
Martinez PD needs a "Stop Sign" camera by my house to catch the daily dozens who don'tRead More bother even slowing down.
Holly Knight July 21, 2014 at 01:23 pm
That's not me I have been a nanny for 15 years and a absolute clean DMV record I would not take thatRead More kind of stupid move with my way to make a living. I'm trusted with people's most precious asset that's just not me it didn't matter not one person that day in court was innocent not one and there were lots 530.00 is a lot of money to me
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