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A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
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.
SA July 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm
@Cathy White “Has nothing to do with any particular political affiliations” … OkRead More if you say so, just like STDs have no particular affiliations with any type of safe sex practice or lack thereof!
Ron G. July 24, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Phaley Nget
Robert July 24, 2014 at 06:10 am
Hey Ashley, I wasn't calling the MOTHER disgusting, I was calling her ACTIONS DISGUSTING....GET YOURRead More FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU COMMENT, PLEASE!
Becky July 24, 2014 at 07:12 am
Gambling with her kids' lives.
Becky July 24, 2014 at 07:15 am
The article makes it sound like overheating is the only danger of leaving children alone in a parkedRead More car. It's illegal regardless of the weather, because the car could be hit by another car, kids could be kidnapped, injure themselves, car could catch fire, etc.
Andy Smith July 19, 2014 at 09:23 am
How ridiculous. That's like arresting Amtrak for all of the times the cops pick up peopleRead More transporting marijuana in big suitcases in their baggage cars (it happens frequently---you'd be surprised). Amtrak has nothing to do with that----they're just transporting baggage. Same thing here---FedEx is just transporting a package; they have no clue what its contents are.
Desert Rat July 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Political grandstanding
Mark Talmont July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Meanwhile the national news networks seemed to miss the story when Google got caught in a similarRead More scheme, actually with more evidence of complicity. Not easy to find the story but here are two sources: http://www.wired.com/2013/05/google-pharma-whitaker-sting/all/ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Larry-Page-Canadian-Peter-Neronha-online-pharmacies-Justice-Department,news-12323.html The story was mentioned briefly on the Leo LaPorte show and in more depth by John Batchelor (who noted that Clinton DOJ henchwoman Jamie Gorelick was brought in to negotiate the half-billion $ settlement; Gorelick now sits on the Google board.
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
Credit: Justice For Andy Lopez/Facebook July 8 photo.
timothy July 14, 2014 at 05:40 pm
This angry mob wants a mob society. As sad as the event was, it is obvious that 1) theRead More "kid" was messed up on pot (and those of you in the know are aware that today's pot can really mess a person up, it is often STRONG and many cannot handle it) and 2) only a fool would carry a "fake" gun that looks like a real one and refuse to put it down (and enough already about the possibility he doesn't speak English, too bad!). If you were a police officer and felt threatened with a gun being pointed at you would you just sit there and "hope" he doesn't fire or "hope" it isn't a real gun? These protestors I believe want something else...I say that by the looks of the crowd. I won't go into that here but they are all wrong....and I hope the police get tough when someone needs an ambulance and they can't get there because a bunch of idiots are exercising their rights. Police....keep up the good work but be careful and try not to make mistakes. Oh and for you protestors, your goal is to make this sheriff lose his job and then what else do you want? You are all a bunch of hoodlums with nothing better to do. The TV news LOVES that....but the headline should be "Scumbags interfere with common decency".
Ms. B July 15, 2014 at 11:01 am
I'm so glad Deputy Gelhaus is back on duty. He made the right call (sad as it is that the dumb kidRead More had to die, but you know dumb.....) Gelhaus had to make that exact call. "If" the kid had a real gun and shot someone, the same moron protesters would be whining about him not keeping them safe blah, blah, blah. Gelhuas is a good cop and made a difficult call. Anyone saying anything else obviously has no knowledge of the recent school shootings and mass murders like the twit at UC Santa Barbara. As for the crowds of idiots having their little march, who cares. Stupid is as stupid does.
Jonathan Ly July 16, 2014 at 11:38 am
I am glad to hear some common sense on the Patch. As reiterated by most, it is sad and I wished itRead More never happened. We've been taught by parents and just learning through life that you have to be careful and smart around police. Not that they are dangerous. They just have a tough job and have to evaluate difficult and potentially dangerous situations in very short time. I don't get the protest and whether he smoked before hand doesn't matter to me. The protest doesn't address the root cause of the issue and this seems to be a trend in our current society. Trying to fix symptoms and lose focus on the root cause.
LIVERMORE, Ca: Two men were stabbed in 4th of July fight that spilled out of the Blue Bar. Photo Credit: Dano Butler
Matt July 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Downtown is full of drunks at night. This type of thing happens all too often, it just rarely makesRead More news. Not a family atmosphere at all.
Desert Rat July 13, 2014 at 02:50 pm
I'll take an occasional bar fight over all the pedophiles that seem to be crawling out of theRead More woodwork lately.
T. Brickle July 17, 2014 at 08:08 am
Changes are coming for chronic trouble bar locations like the Blue Bar and Beer Baron. Even thoughRead More the BB has really done a nice job of changing its look for the better, the clientele has not changed for the better. Stay tuned.....
LIVERMORE, Ca: Victim being loaded into the LPFD Rescue Boat. Photo Credit: BC Joe Testa
Lt Bil Drat July 15, 2014 at 05:53 am
Shoplifting is illegal but a little bit is ok. Drunk driving is illegal but driving a little drunkRead More should be ok according to some of these cretins and oxygen thieving mouth breathers who think trespassing and causing expensive rescue operations are just "awe shucks". Do these parents have the ability to count to potato? I doubt it.
Desert Rat July 15, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Now, now Lt., let's not be confusing people with common sense here.
Not the Cat July 15, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Hey Lt. Dan, You're wrong! If it wasn't for instances like this then the fire dept. wouldn't get toRead More practice all of those rescue skills our tax's pay for. I for one am glad to see our tax dollars going to good use. Sorry the Lt. doesn't believe in fire dept. or freedom but the rest of us do. Here's an idea, TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A$$!!
Jason Quero
OhNoSheDiint July 17, 2014 at 09:49 pm
If you do not know him or what his beliefs are, please refrain from throwing your stones.
Sam July 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Miss C, Every job I have worked at involving children Required I have fingerprints taken andRead More background check with the DOJ. Perhaps he cleared all those things? Interesting idea for the data base, I use a similar database when choosing doctors or contractors. I hope the victims don't read these comments, these kids are so brave! I had a cousin physically abusing me. He said if I told ,no one would believe me, they would laugh at me, and would would hurt me worse besides the torture I had to hide. So I said nothing. They are brave!! I thank them and their families. Kathleen you said it so well, I pray for them too.
Terry July 18, 2014 at 06:45 am
Hang'em from the highest tree
LIVERMORE, Ca: Charred bedroom carpet due to a fire sparked by a firework. Photo Credit: Allyson Schloming
Brenda Hale Tantzen July 9, 2014 at 10:41 am
what about the person on mocho street who caused quite a scene when the illegal fireworks he wasRead More shooting off went sideways and caught his yard (full of dry brush) on fire? There were many police cars, two fire trucks and an ambulance. He may have hosed down his yard after it caught fire, but just the same, people need to learn there's laws for a reason.
Mike Hunt July 9, 2014 at 09:50 am
Cleansing of the gene pool?
libertus_rebelium July 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm
"anyone with information"? So what, so you can sue them for your dumbass blowing up yourRead More hand. Here's some information: Don't light a fuse on something that looks like a bomb. There ya go.
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!
Jason Quero.
Desert Rat July 7, 2014 at 02:24 pm
I'm sure he will end up prom queen at the Pelican Bay Sadie Hawkins dance...
Autumn Johnson July 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Former Livermore Valley Charter School Employee Charged With Molesting Second StudentRead More http://livermore.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/former-livermore-valley-charter-school-employee-charged-with-molesting-second-student
OhNoSheDiint July 17, 2014 at 09:59 pm
It's easy to pass judgment on people and cases such as this. What's not easy is recognizing how lowRead More you are for passing such judgment. I pray for all of you who have condemned him right out of the gate-especially those who do not even know him. God Bless.
LIVERMORE, Ca: 1600 block of El Padro Dr. Map Courtesy: Google Maps
Linda Pigott June 30, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Can you tell me who I can contact about a house that has been vacant for at least a year now. IRead More have contacted the Livermore Police and no one has returned my emails. The house has 4 and 5 ft tall dry grass all around it and is a fire trap. Thanks if anyone can give me a contact I would be grateful.
T. Brickle July 17, 2014 at 08:15 am
Good advice, Mrs. Brown. Call Neighborhood Preservation @ 925-960-4444. They will look into it, ifRead More they aren't already doing so.
Stephanie Lamb
Mike Hunt June 30, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Jeez. Even I would not be so desperate as to do a skank like that. You are sick.
Robert July 9, 2014 at 08:43 am
Desert Rat July 9, 2014 at 07:43 pm
There must be another rocks joke in there somewhere....
Michael Watson arrested, not charged. Photo provided by Livermore Police.
Not the Cat June 27, 2014 at 06:22 pm
Mike you can't just say people are trolling when you don't like their opinion. Play by the rules ofRead More the interwebs or be forever scorn as a weberwober.
Scott Hansen June 28, 2014 at 07:55 pm
Mike H, and George, How would you feel if it was your family member who was the victim? Would youRead More appreciate rude, callous, and disrespectful comment? It is really sad that there's such a great lack of empathy today. Hopefully, you will never have to live through such an event, but your attitudes are disturbing.
Scanner guy June 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm
What's this world coming to when you can't be on a jogging path under a bridge at 3am without beingRead More assaulted!!!!!
LIVERMORE, Ca: Man Suspected of Vandalizing Local Bank ATMs
Not the Cat June 26, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Christian Holmes who is this?
blackoutmetal666 June 26, 2014 at 04:29 pm
They need our help because they are to busy setting up speed traps. No thanks find him yourself.
Desert Rat June 26, 2014 at 05:00 pm
I agree. It would be a horrible idea to help catch someone who is vandalizing banks. It's not likeRead More those banks would just pass on the cost of repairing the ATM machines to their customers right? I am sure they would just absorb that cost and never increase fees or anything that would inconvenience their clients. Then when this mope decides to vandalize an auto parts store, a grocery store, or some other corporation because he is disgruntled at not being one of the 1%, they will keep their prices status quo and just pass it along to their insurance companies, who will also bear the burden and not raise insurance rates to compensate.
Lil mouth June 25, 2014 at 04:10 pm
They need to kill these people. Cut their necks off. Horrible people.
Ken Briggs June 25, 2014 at 04:59 pm
the courts should make the pimps that use kids put them in prison for five years for each child andRead More sign up as a sex offenders for life.
Becky July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Castrate them, since it is done to women all the time.
Toni Barbera July 19, 2014 at 07:28 pm
Thank you ever so much Denise. It was a pleasure meeting you despite the circumstances. I reallyRead More can't thank you enough. Toni
Toni Barbera July 20, 2014 at 05:13 am
Hi Denise, I went home and was just so emotionally drained. I felt bad I didn't stick around andRead More share my Jerry stories. There were so many, but I felt very reverent about his family. Both of us were very private people. He was a very special man. Quirky, sure, but that was Jerry. I can still hear his laugh, feel his touch. Hard to wrap my head around the fact ill never see his car in my driveway again, or see him with that scarf he always wore.. It was gratifying to see that he touched the lives of so many people and that we all got to know him on so many ways. Yes, I grieve everyday, but by the same token, I am fortunate to have known him as I did Isobel to have coffee whenever you have a moment or two. I know we shouldn't post personal info here, but this is important. My e mail is Tbarbera@aol. Thank you again for teaching out. I think Jerry would smile knowing you did. Toni
Denise Watson July 22, 2014 at 04:44 am
I'll email you Toni. Thank you.
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.
Ashley Newton. Photo provided by East Bay Regional Parks Police Twitter
Jim June 19, 2014 at 08:23 pm
The rat is right in my eyes. Temporary insanity. Probably get a couple years instead of life orRead More death. I would like to see the punishment fit the crime. Stab her and let her bleed out to see what her poor little defenseless child felt.
John Humphrey June 21, 2014 at 07:50 am
Sue, J.C., Jim: What other parts of the U.S. Constitution do you want to eliminate or ignore? WeRead More know you want to flush the 6th and 8th Amendments.
Lt Bil Drat June 21, 2014 at 07:33 pm
The needle is too easy...Jim's got it right.
Mike Hunt June 18, 2014 at 04:29 pm
It is these types of nonsensical posts by Becky that keep her in the running as the person whoRead More should not be allowed to post on Patch, or drive, or even breed for that matter.
Mike Hunt June 18, 2014 at 05:42 pm
two good reasons above why some people should not be allowed on the internet
Jim June 19, 2014 at 08:27 pm
Mike. Move on.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Courtesy photo.
Desert Rat June 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Precisely the point Ken. Only good information should be posted, not guesses. You cannot put outRead More just a description of a white compact car to the whole world as this would inundate 911 and the dispatchers with calls. That kind of information is put out over the radio directly to patrol cars, but not to the general public. Just like an Amber Alert, the information has to be specific for it to be given to everybody.
nunya bizness June 17, 2014 at 12:08 am
This is a great idea . Why stop here? Let's keep it going. How about blue alerts forRead More suspect/vehicle in a homicide that just occurred? And how about a red alert for a suspect/vehicle in an arson that just occurred? Or maybe a green alert for suspects/vehicles in a terrorist attack?
Desert Rat June 18, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Or a pink alert for?
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