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Ted Buchanan April 21, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Who has even heard of these stores? Didn't Aaron Bros.go under in 1987? Who wants to take the timeRead More to hack into these accounts? Dummies that shop there don't have any money! Low-brow and low income customers who bring in their 5 screaming kids ( 4 are obese!) And their parents let them terrorize the rest of the shoppers. Free babysitting while Mommy orders an extra large Slushee for Remo and his ADD. Why ? Parents weren't parented either. Or its considered cute as Jr. has his meltdown with sticky chocolate fingers ! Count me out...
yourusmcboyelvises April 21, 2014 at 09:20 pm
you elvisees need to grab a par and march on the lilly house and drag those obummers and smoldens toRead More the streetskies for some real justskies. before icks too lakes.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Allan April 16, 2014 at 06:14 am
Let's see now. LA City starts new trash program which will kill some small business and certainlyRead More result in layoffs. Now SCE going to be laying off 900 plus. Now looking too good there, SoCal.
OldTimer April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Well, this is what they call 'progress', folks. Think about it. Not long ago they installed theRead More 'smart meters', right? Well, with 'smart meters' you don't need meter readers, do you? So this has nothing at all to do with democrats or republicans. Let's stop going there. It's about cutting costs with technology. Remember when garbage trucks were 2 man units? I do. Those were back the days when the men manually hoisted the cans and dumped the garbage in the trucks. Well, now the trashing dumping is automated and only a driver is needed. Sorry, folks. That's called 'progress', like it or not. Those layed off garbage men and meter readers need to reinvent themselves and find other work in another industry. But let's not make this political. That's so absurd.
Wolfman April 18, 2014 at 05:29 pm
IRS Forced Obama Care is illegal and unconstitutional and Edison also wants to get out of the healthRead More care benefit business for their employees and force them into Obama Care or just get rid of the them.
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calchick82 April 10, 2014 at 06:57 am
Still wondering where all this stuff is going to go(especially since there has also been talk ofRead More building homes in the area), more so now that NBC has also moved their operations to Universal City. The traffic in the area is already way beyond congested. And Universal Studios(the park)celebrates their 50th anniversary THIS year, not next year as the article says. The park opened in 1964.
Carl Petersen III April 10, 2014 at 10:37 am
calchick82 April 10, 2014 at 09:57 AM "Still wondering where all this stuff is going toRead More go(especially since there has also been talk of building homes in the area), more so now that NBC has also moved their operations to Universal City." ____________________________________________________ Everything that was announced is replacing something. Minion Mayhem replaces the Terminator show. Springfield replaces the row of food outlets and souvenir shops that was headed by Doc Brown's Fried Chicken. The Fast and Furious takes the place of the old Avalanche attraction on the tram tour. Harry Potter replaces the Curious George playground and the Gibson amphitheater.
Toyota Tacoma. Credit: CarsDirect.com
Homer April 9, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Of course they did; especially after the judgement against the company for the accelerator switches.
andy fischer April 10, 2014 at 09:22 am
When the heck is an all new Tacoma going to come out? It's been the same truck since 2005 or so.
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 09:06 am
Interesting.. not planning on getting one anytime soon
Snow April 9, 2014 at 10:08 am
Mid life stigma- like how everyone on a Harley seems to have long grey hair/beards? Wonder how thatRead More rumor started??
Whether Dodger games will be seen on DirecTV this year is still up in the air. Patch file photo.
Laura April 4, 2014 at 11:03 am
I wouldn't be surprised if Time Warner was milking this to get more subscribers. I've had TimeRead More Warner, and I'd rather have no TV at all than deal with them again.
John April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Dodgers , Giants, baseball. Who cares. Nothing but a bunch of drunken thug gang members in theRead More stands. I certainly don't need to pay for it when I don't watch it.
Ed W April 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm
I am a Dodger fan, but I don't want my basic DirecTV bill to go up for this channel. I realizeRead More that, but for the money paid by TWC, the Dodgers would not have the money to go out and purchase such a talented team. However, only those who want to pay for SportsNet should be charged. By the way, the quality of the picture on my TV significantly improved when I switched from TWC to DirecTV, so I won't go back for the Dodgers or anything else.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Amanda LaRosa March 28, 2014 at 09:58 am
From my perspective, it's not how it's used, it is that the technology *exists* that's the story.Read More How else can it be used, and for what purposes?
Brian Hamilton March 28, 2014 at 11:07 am
HOW is it the App's fault? That's like blaming the telephone for the conversation.
just a parent March 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm
With Yik Yak there is no way to trace who made threats against people or property. On the otherRead More hand, most apps such as Patch require you to sign in with an email before selecting a moniker; thus, inappropriate posts can be traced. There is really no reason for students at a high school or middle school to have the ability to post anonymously without recourse on this or any other site. In fact, the app is meant for people over 17 years old; yet, there is no way to police the age of the anonymous users. Glad it is blocked around middle and high schools.
SONGS just south of San Clemente. Patch file photo.
Mike Syi March 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm
The public did not cause this incident. SCE made a huge mistake and they should pay for what theyRead More caused. They did not have to increase the size of steam generators but they did it on their own. It never made sense to change design on such a complicated system.
andy fischer March 28, 2014 at 07:41 am
Not sure if it makes much difference. "They" (SCE) isn't just a bunch if big fat guysRead More sitting around smoking cigars and drinking brandy. "They" is for the most part us. If "they" pay, somehow, we'll pay.
Mike Syi March 28, 2014 at 08:01 pm
When SCE management decided to upgrade the steam generators they assumed the risk not the public.Read More They should have stayed with the original design when worked great for many years. SCE has to be help accountable for their actions. The people who own SCE stock will pay not the ratepayers.
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some California McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states. Patch file photo.
ChristieD March 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
@ MFriedrich; I would hope that Most McD franchisees would not be so immoral as to rob theirRead More employees like these ones did. I am sure that the majority of the Franchisees abhor the kind of publicity that this has generated. And besides, if they are ethical and follow the law, they have nothing to worry about. I understand your point about "oversteering" but the other side of the coin is that this behavior would continue and perhaps even spread if not dealt with, swiftly and surely. This was absolutely the best, and probably the only, action to make sure this illegal behavior did not continue. And now McD corporate will make sure that it does not continue. Those employers who currently offer OT hours and pay to their employees will continue to do so...they have done nothing wrong. They are most likely as irritated by these franchisees/managers actions and immoral behavior as we are. Like I said, no one wants this kind of publicity!
John March 17, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Pay these people what they have coming to them. They deserve the overtime pay and not the shaft. TheRead More prices may go up and maybe the top of the organization may have a pay cut, but don't take the money from the people that need it the most. I do not understand the greed of some people. So you have to pay an additional $.50 for your Big Mack. What kind of greedy (bad word) would be so stingy to keep these people from getting paid. Shame on all of you that are against this!
andy k. liberman March 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
...we should get $.50 NOT to eat a "Big Mac"
Gas prices climbed past the $4 mark in Los Angeles County. Patch file photo.
norman halvorsen March 12, 2014 at 02:17 pm
maintenance, change to summer blend. Had a father-in-law in charge of a Gulf refinery in Santa FaRead More Sprngs. There were many refineries in the 70's and 80's. Now there are fewer refineries to process gas. A good way to keep cost of gas high. One refinery has a problem gas price goes up. So with the billions oil companys make, how about building more refineries to so when one goes down there are enough to keep up the supply. That will never happen, to much money to be made making a gas shortage.
Robert Lia March 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm
I don't know where you buy your gas, but prices have been over $4 a gallon for weeks.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm
It's an average, so of course there will places that are higher and places (Costco anyone?) thatRead More will be lower.
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Frank Estrada March 8, 2014 at 07:53 am
What a crock...there are no new jobs..liberals need to stop with the propaganda..from ObamaRead More down...Democrat taxation anti business policies have driven CA businesses from the golden goose egg state....The only thing Democrats in CA are successful in creating are more govt dependent Democratic voters and allowing publiic unions to bankrupt our municipalities...
Maria Fotopoulos March 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm
According to the Economic Policy Institute, if "missing" workers were counted in theRead More official unemployment numbers, the national unemployment rate would be more like 10 percent, not the 6.7 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for February. bit.ly/1ntegfy
Autumn March 10, 2014 at 12:24 am
Let me tell you what it's like: I was laid off last May. I am 47 years old and I have never beenRead More fired, laid off or out of work since the age of 15. I am a College Graduate, I can't find a job and I am nit willing to take a pay cut nor will I lower myself to signing up for Obamacare. I don't know who's a bigger ass him or the ass I worked for.
Two West Hollywood business owe the state of California more than $1 million combined. Patch file photo.
Brian Hamilton March 5, 2014 at 10:57 am
Those two businesses seem to be connected to the same person.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 5, 2014 at 11:43 am
Yes, says that in the story. But the state sees them as two entities, both owing money whether stillRead More in business or not.
A recent economic forecast says Los Angeles County is headed for 3-4 percent growth a year. Patch file photo.
Vito Spago February 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm
All of these leaders are responsible if the LA economy crashes and burns so of course they are goingRead More to say all is well. Guaranteed there will be higher interest rates and higher costs for everyone including businesses thanks to Obamacare premiums. That means less money to spend and less people to hire. If that is good news, you have to be nuts.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 25, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Wait! What happened to the cooking stories for a headline?
Tom Thumb February 26, 2014 at 10:24 am
Without a sense of humor, well: youtube.com/watch?v=Cg2WOb4_kVo