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Brainwashed_In_Church June 30, 2014 at 06:12 pm
I'd rather have my kid sext 10 messages a day than eat an extra donut a day or smoke cigarettes orRead More watch 20 hours of TV a week or go to church.
Attila July 1, 2014 at 04:35 am
The photographic recording and transmission of minors in a sexual connotation or state of nudity /Read More partial nudity is production, possession and distribution of Child Pornography (California Penal Code 311). Every single time Child Pornography is viewed the victim is victimized yet once again (the standard law enforcement line). What the participants in this study (the ones dealing with imagery) are most likely to do, or should be doing, is being criminally prosecuted and, if not in prison, ending up on the Lifetime California Sex Offender Registry, where they belong. That is what the law says, and the law is the law.
College Planner July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am
The degradation of our culture saddens me.
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Brainwashed_In_Church June 11, 2014 at 10:57 am
"Never, under any circumstance, let someone who’s been drinking be a driver." I canRead More think of a circumstance. Two people, one who needs to be transported to a hospital in an emergency, the other had one beer 30 minutes ago. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, the person who had the beer shouldn't be a driver to drive the other person to the hospital.
Dan June 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Call an ambulance.
Donna Fleming June 12, 2014 at 10:24 am
The kids are excited and distracted in a car on the way to grad night or a prom, texting, or justRead More fooling around and accidents happen. Driunking makes it worse. Funerals for young people are unbearably sad. Hire a limo, or a driver. Be safe.
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Kay Scuttlemaker June 11, 2014 at 07:35 pm
I love (most) teachers! That being said, I think this is a step in the right direction forRead More education reform here in California. I strongly believe that what we really need is a better way to evaluate teacher performance. I'd run it like a business using a multi-pronged evaluation approach: 1) self-evaluation (the best teachers will grade themselves more critically than the not-so-great ones), 2) student evaluations of their teachers, 3) peer evaluations, 4) parent evaluations (customer surveys!), and 5) evaluations by superiors. The best teachers not only keep their jobs but should be compensated appropriately. I'm all for merit-based pay and with such a comprehensive approach to evaluating performance the margin for error would be low. Alex Caputo-Pearl's statement that this ruling is "an attack on teachers, which is a socially acceptable way to attack students" is total baloney. It's an attack on the teachers that shouldn't be teaching and that's it. Period.
Wolfman June 11, 2014 at 07:39 pm
all depends on what side of the fence you on on
Brainwashed_In_Church June 12, 2014 at 06:38 am
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-why-that-ruling-20140611-column.html#page=1
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Michael Paolillo April 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm
How do you not include el segundo
Penny Arévalo April 18, 2014 at 07:35 am
El Segundo is not on the Washington Post's list. Remember, it's not measuring how many kids actuallyRead More pass the college-level tests (it does mention that, but it isn't how the schools are ranked), but how many kids take a college-level test in the first place.
The Palos Verdes High School girls water polo team. Photo courtesy PVHS.
Mary Jo Hazard April 11, 2014 at 08:13 am
I’m proud to say I have three grandchildren with great grades on three of these teams, JordanRead More Hazard, a senior at Palos Verdes who played football and basketball, Tyler Hazard, captain of the jv basketball team at Peninsula and Kiersten Hazard goalie of the water polo team at Peninsula!
Penny Arévalo April 11, 2014 at 08:15 am
You have a lot to be proud of! :-)
A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
E-cigarettes will be allowed in just a few places at Los Angeles Harbor College. Patch file photo.
Alissa Miyamoto March 19, 2014 at 08:15 pm
It's very foolish for school officials to limit this and treat it as smoking real cigarettes whenRead More it's SUCH a better alternative that should be praised instead of shunned since it is better for the environment and does not contribute to second hand smoking
Wendy Graves March 21, 2014 at 09:11 am
I wholeheartedly support this action against Ecigs. As a recently-quit-very-long-time smoker, IRead More personally don't want to have to breathe in anymore nicotine which is what makes you addicted, nor should others have to be subjected to the involuntary ingestion of it and God knows whatever else is in it! Also, apparently, it's not known what the long-term effects of using Ecigs is down the line. I feel it's just WRONG to have to involuntarily ingest anything other than good ole fresh clean air, to begin with, period!!
Alissa Miyamoto May 13, 2014 at 08:48 pm
@wendy graves... you are obviously not very well educated on the subject since you seem to thinkRead More what you are inhaling is nicotine. There is obviously no way people will stop all kinds of smoking but I would prefer ecigs so im not breathing in rat poison and other horrible chemicals that cause lung cancer unlike those fumes from ecigs
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CLaude Todoroff December 8, 2013 at 02:57 pm
My 5 steps: 1. move to a state that hasn't adopted Common Core. 2. home school 3. find a privateRead More school that doesn't use common core 4. eliminate the Dept. of Education and its funding 5. defeat the politicians who are supporting this government take over of education. It would also help to educate parents on how this is just another attempt to dumb down our kids and turn them into mindless robots that need the government to run their lives.
Sandra Goetz December 8, 2013 at 04:19 pm
Just say NO! to Common Core.
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