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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
lscott July 23, 2014 at 04:46 pm
When you have a large illegal population and a large uninsured population, you are more likely toRead More have drivers flee the scene following an accident of any kind, serious or not.... maybe we should be cracking down on immigration while we're at it. Taken from an ABC News article from last summer: "Padilla says one of the biggest reasons for the high rate of hit-and-run incidents in L.A., and a lack of witness participation, are the high numbers of undocumented immigrants living in the city, people driving without a license and afraid to interact with police. According to a recent report by the University of Southern California's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, an estimated 1 in 10 residents living in Los Angeles County is undocumented." http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-detectives-fight-las-hit-run-crisis/story?id=20024583
Heather Corcoran July 23, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Not always immigrants. Someone hit means ran. Had a suspended license so they ran like a coward!Read More Love that some gardeners who couldn't speak English saw what happened and took down his license and he was arrested! May he rot in jail! If it hadn't been for the gardeners, this guy would be on the loose hurting others! Don't be too quick to judge.
Heather Corcoran July 23, 2014 at 05:09 pm
*hit and ran on me*
Sketch of wanted peacock killer. Courtesy the spcaLA.
robin July 22, 2014 at 06:08 pm
shared. May he be caught and shot. Was license plate noticed?
Ehren Jacobs July 23, 2014 at 10:49 am
some one should throw a parade in his honor
Michael Franich July 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
May justice be served ASAP. This asshole is a menace to society. When caught, may he spend plentyRead More of time behind bars with Bubba...
Vincent Thomas Bridge. Patch file photo.
Jacinda Jacinda M July 21, 2014 at 01:39 pm
Yeah and some vile human posted the video of it on You tube. I hope they experience something likeRead More that in their lives and someone posts it . Where is the humanity?
Sylvester Curameng is suspected of stealing the identity of residents all over the Southland, from Rancho Palos Verdes to Pasadena -- and beyond. Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Rodger Higgins July 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm
The bail should have been set at 2.5 million each. Any of their crooked friends can come up withRead More 2,000 to bail them out. Then they become flight risks and extradition cost tax payers even more. Dumb judge.
South Bay Resident July 20, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Losers...morons...think you're not going to get caught? Really? Nowadays? With the kind ofRead More technology that exists now? Hey, I have a pretty good idea. Why not just go and get a real job like everyone else? Too late now. Now it's prison time. How stupid can people get?
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
Patch photo credit: Renee Schiavone.
nickie miner July 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm
So tragic, terribly sad, just awful. Prior to the trip, don't these busses warn people not to standRead More up on the upper deck?
Oezden Aynali July 13, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Please, I have a request of prosecutors, please. Please go to the accident site on the same busRead More with the same driver, denn Please take same place, on which the boy was sitting, Please Stop the bus under the bridge. Please take in your hand a meter. Sitting, please measure the distance between your forehead and the roof of the bridge. Please Write the result on your Paper. If there is a roadsign at The Bridge down outstanding, please measure that too. I saw in googleearth 3 Bridges on the Bus way. Please write the Measure for these Bridges too with same way. And Please ask to Witnesses, whether the boy could touch his head before Bridges. (Maybe first, oder seconds Bridge). Because The Wittness said, they didn't see. but they heard the scream. I pleased from you that, because it must be made, may be, a rules between the Bridges and double decker bus. Many Thanks, Oezden Aynali (Germany)
Robert Illes July 14, 2014 at 04:00 pm
It's a lawsuit all right, unless (or perhaps no matter if) there is a warning sign or there wasRead More verbal warming from the driver to sit - and probably sit low - as for some stupid effing reason the double decker bus is going under freeway overpasses. These buses I generally see on surface streets. What was the big hurry (to necessitate driving on the freeway)? And aren't people buckled in, especially when riding on the freeway? The overpass I imagine comes up very quickly and if you're not paying attention, and for whatever reason stand up... Very sorry for the family and the boy's friends. A terrible tragedy that should never have happened.
A double-decker bus that tours Hollywood. Patch file photo.
Kris July 12, 2014 at 07:06 pm
@Autumn - I can think of many adjectives that literally mean "to hit hard". There's noRead More excuse whatsoever for the poor choice of words Penny used, and there are SEVERAL more PROFESSIONAL words that can be used while still keeping her headline small. Come on, give me a break! Unfortunately this isn't the first article of Penny's that isn't up to the "professionalism" I'd expect from a news writer. I have heard from friends of friends of the family the condition of the boy, but I don't feel it's appropriate to comment here about that, due to privacy issues. Prayers and thoughts to ALL involved. :(
Kris July 12, 2014 at 07:07 pm
Oh, the title has now been changed. I'm sad it took complaints and not common sense to do so, butRead More happy it's been edited nonetheless.
Kevin Salk July 12, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Please pray for the family. An awful tragedy that as a parent I could not imagine losing a child.
Photo credit Ivy Faulkner / Palos Verdes Pictures.
Lori-Ann Harbridge July 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm
So sorry for this boy's friends and family. :( My son goes to Abalone Cove with his friends, too.Read More Plans to go tomorrow have been cancelled.
kelly July 18, 2014 at 09:11 am
2 high tides a day genius...
Steven Robles. Photo credit: Eric Hartman for Manhattan Beach Patch.
Brett O'Keefe July 7, 2014 at 11:19 am
I love the ocean, I have been an active surfer for over thirty years and also grew up fishing fromRead More piers. The quote above by BOREN is 100% on point and accurate. Prohibiting fishing is ridiculous. The fisherman, did not attract the shark to the area or intentionally direct it toward the swimmers. The two sort of ran into one another while the shark was hooked. Just a freak incident. (while they may have been ill-mannered, there is no crime against laughing, clearly they did not think or realize the shark had bit the swimmer) We all know Great White Sharks are dramatically increasing due to the rise in seal populations. Thankfully, most of the Great Whites in our area are juveniles. If there are many seals in our area, more down south then we will eventually see more larger sharks; in which case, you will not be able to avail yourselves to blaming silly fisherman hooking small sharks off the pier. (Seals have increased from a few thousand to over 300,00.) If you love the ocean and plan on swimming in it then just deal with it: there are sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, currents, and clueless weekend boaters....among the many hazards that may cause you bodily harm. Chomp on that during your "investigation"
Henry Xavier July 7, 2014 at 11:25 am
Remember swimmers not to swim close to A PIER. (danger-danger) shark or not. Tides change, windsRead More change, different currents and lots of floating trash around that area. peace h.x.
Duke Noor July 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm
I have been surfing and walking on or near the Manhattan Beach Pier since 1964! I may consider notRead More walking or swimming near the Pier anymore though, since I have more of a chance to be hit by lightning than to be bitten by a great white shark. I do believe in personal responsibility both for the fishermen and the swimmers. Swimmers make a choice when they go in the water and the fishermen make a choice to break laws set forth. There are risks for both. More laws and bans will never change human apathy, stupidity and/or ignorance. In this case, I believe that the fisherman was at fault and he should have cut the line earlier than he did. By banning and chipping away more and more of our liberties will make no difference whatsoever on isolated shark encounters (which we've all had, whether we knew it or not).
A man was a victim of a shark attack. Photo credit: Eric Hartman
Penny Arévalo July 8, 2014 at 01:23 pm
it was reportedly a juvenile great white. That is correct.
BBW July 9, 2014 at 08:32 am
Swimmer got lucky it could have been a larger shark. I a small shark sank its teeth into an arteryRead More it wouldn't matter. The swimmer could be dead in the time it took to get him to safety. I thought reckless endangerment could get you arrested.
Ed McPherson July 15, 2014 at 10:30 am
Friends: I have started a petition entitled "City of Manhattan Beach and Cal. Dept. of Fish andRead More Wildlife: Ban all fishing from and around the Manhattan Beach Pier," and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-manhattan-beach-ban-all-fishing-from-and-around-the-manhattan-beach-pier Here is why it is important: Anyone who has seen the attached video is outraged and disgusted. The only shark attack in 100 years in Los Angeles County was caused solely by a callous, ignorant group of fisherman. In my opinion, there is no benefit whatsoever to the City of Manhattan Beach or its residents in continuing to allow fishing from the Manhattan Beach Pier. You can sign my petition by clicking here. Please pass this on to anyone that might be interested. -Ed McPherson
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!
Patch file photo.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Buster, are a moron?
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Buster - random DUI checkpoints are constitutional. Lorelei - no federal or state court can overruleRead More the SC.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:36 pm
There is only a time/manner/place restriction on DUI stops in California. A static location isRead More allowed, with every car that passes through checked. The reason is to avoid targeting based on impermissible grounds.
Patch file photo.
Wolfman June 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm
two very bad 405 north on ramps as they are very short and traffic is slowing down to get on the 105Read More fwy. I always stay out of these dangerous right hand lanes
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