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A sketch of the bridge jumper from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Sarah Bardowell July 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
He only had two teeth? Did he have a wedding ring?
AVResident2 July 24, 2014 at 01:23 pm
I wonder if he had a full upper or lower plus a partial (connected to the two teeth)? If so, maybeRead More they were lost during the jump.
A hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley. Photo credit: Rick McClure.
novato 3per July 24, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Cathy, you say "Typical Teapartier response" as if that's a bad thing...?
usmcboi July 25, 2014 at 06:36 am
sher why not do that for everything gun owners, felons, native americans car drivers its not yourRead More road none them have rights either pay your 30% tax and feel good while the poor each at each other till gone get rdy for the big fokall ppl gonna be a dosie day fast approaching when the people will have enough. of you libs when you libs turn on each other then dont wonder why. sayonara mfo america got this comin.
novato 3per July 25, 2014 at 07:04 am
Adam Dandach, who authorities allege was trying to to get to Syria to join a terrorist group, pleaded not guilty to passport fraud. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt July 21, 2014 at 11:21 am
The CIA created and supports ISIS..
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Not much reported about this guy. He went to El Modena High School in Orange. Where did he work?Read More What did he do? Anything else?
A man found dead on Seal Beach's southern jetty was from Artesia, the police department reported today. Patch file photo.
Natasha July 21, 2014 at 12:38 am
Sorry, I could've sworn I saw "hispanic" stated, but perhaps it was a different articleRead More (or was edited out). Regardless, police officers are supposedly "trained" to identify people and should be able to tell (roughly) the age of a person without being way off, like 20 years off.
The Hunter July 21, 2014 at 08:42 am
Diane & Michael, I am sorry for your loss.
Christine July 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Natasha -> I believe you saw the surname and assumed he was Hispanic [which is a common mistakeRead More to make], but in the original article in the Los Alamitos Patch, it does state he is a white male. Regardless, it did state he looked as if he was in his 40s but doesn't state he WAS 40, so they were only off anywhere from 11 up to 20 years [not EXACTLY 20 years] & yes, not a lot of people look their age -> there are some people in their 20s who look like they should be in their 40s and vice versa.. Michael & Diane -> I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family..
The Klan. Submitted photo.
Domestic Goddess July 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm
This is a cancer in our society. If allowed to spread, it will destroy us all. It should not beRead More taken lightly
hernibs July 21, 2014 at 09:48 am
Well if they're in South Orange County they picked the right place to recruit people of their ilk.
JTTPW July 21, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Respectfully, thanks for the reply, Joker Joe.
John Wayne Airport. Patch file photo.
Clean Beaches July 19, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Isn't it our Government that grants citizenship to all cultures that come into the States? - IfRead More maybe they were more stringent... and there you have it. When I have to reside in other countries, I have to jump through serious hoops just for a work visa, and I was invited. Hmmmm... did you know that when other countries are here on a holiday visa and have a baby the baby is granted immediate citizenship... then they fly back to their home country to raise the child... instant access. Yeah, we'll let anybody in and deal with the problems like this...
A judge sentenced Robert Howard Claudio to 15 years to life for molesting a teen-aged boy in the Tustin Library. Patch file photo.
jeff s July 18, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Castration by hungry chewing rats for this scumbag pedo filth.. Then we Skin him alive, then salt.Read More Lay out in the hot sun until dead. Problem solved.
Shawn Gordon July 18, 2014 at 09:37 pm
I am in total agreement Jeff
Stan Jacobs July 20, 2014 at 11:07 am
The parents can be assured that Bubba will guarantee that the convict will get a little of his ownRead More medicine while in prison!
Men's and Women's Central Jail in Orange County. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Maura Mikulec July 18, 2014 at 03:28 pm
^^ That's what i'm wondering as well. She wanted an abortion. She had one. I will say kinda lameRead More that she was just given Tylenol when she was having cramping...they should've known she was experiencing an abortion. But what are the damages here?
Penny Arévalo July 18, 2014 at 04:00 pm
They have to investigate every death in an OC jail. These are just the results of that inquiry.
Gwynne Snee July 21, 2014 at 09:49 pm
They gave her a Tylenol, what a joke...and then allowed her to give birth to a half term baby on aRead More toilet. That's brutal.
Seal Beach found a body this morning and have not yet identified the man. Patch file photo.
The Hunter July 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
Shelly, I hate to tell you this, but he called you fat too (I don't see the post but I got aRead More notification). So I guess everyone is fat except Beaflower, which would make sense since his scrawny a ss eats out of a dumpster. Funny how he knows everyone one Patch, even though we've never met him.
The Hunter July 23, 2014 at 09:54 am
Shelly, I hate to tell you this, but he called you fat too (I don't see the post but I got aRead More notification). So I guess everyone is fat except Beaflower, which would make sense since his scrawny ass eats out of a dumpster. Funny how he knows everyone one Patch, even though we've never met him.
The Hunter July 23, 2014 at 10:47 am
BTW, Beaflower, I do know Shelly & she is not fat. Just another one of your lies debunked
A number of death penalty cases are in the works right now in Orange County. But a ruling today declaring the death penalty unconstitutional may complicate matters. Patch file photo.
Barbara Garmon July 17, 2014 at 08:56 am
I want to know why a conviction JUST came in February for a murder from 1988.... wtf?!?!!? we areRead More going to implode under our own bullsh*t!! I'm sooooo tired of reading about convicted criminals crying about their constitutional rights being violated! And even worse, they're winning! When did our justice system get castrated?!?! The problem is the victims can't cry for their rights to NOT BE KILLED so they're being forgotten.... shame on our justice system and this idiot judge
jeff s July 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I care not what this stupid corrupt CA worthless govt thinks, you kill my family, you get killed.Read More Death penalty is alive and well in my rule book... Sick of this libtard BS...
Sallie July 20, 2014 at 09:41 am
My grandson works on Project for the Innocent and if you recall the news, Kash Register was inRead More prison for 34 years for a crime he didn't commit. It was a death penalty case. His innocence was finally proved. I used to be for the death penalty but now I'm not. Our judicial system is broken. I'm not a bleeding heart liberal, actually I'm very conservative on mostly everything except this. I think appeals should be stopped. Go to jail, stay there FOR LIFE! Death is an easy way out!
The murder trial of Steven Matthew LeClaire has begun. Patch file photo.
Joker Joe July 17, 2014 at 09:12 am
12 out of 14 rounds is not bad.
Barbara Garmon July 17, 2014 at 10:20 am
I remember this and just felt so sad for the poor soldier. It's a clear display of how we treat ourRead More servicemen and women. He needed help and we failed to get it or give it to him... it's the least we can do for their sacrifice. this is a tough one though.... sounds like his dad was a real loser, getting his teenage daughter drunk and probably planned on passing her around to his friends... I can't say I wouldn't have killed him too. The soldier was doing his job as a big brother and defending his sisters honor.. protecting her from the person whose job it was to protect her, not hurt her own father. I pray for this man, ... at the rate our justice system is going down the tunes, he may actually find himself in prison for life... all while we let all the actual creatons if the earth off death row.... AWOL Or not, he is a soldier and deserves to be treated wit the respect the uniform deserves. God bless and keep you, Soldier
Barbara Garmon July 17, 2014 at 10:23 am
*tubes not tunes lol
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
A German national and her lawyers are suspected of trying to bribe Sheikh Monsur Albalwi out of $15 million. Patch file photo.
Joker Joe July 15, 2014 at 07:21 am
Nothing of importance will happen to these attorneys. The so called justice system does not applyRead More to them in Orange County. You can see that from their previous episodes.....
Shirley Dicktor July 15, 2014 at 08:44 am
Joker, what a joke you are! I didn't say anything about Orange County having anything to do with it.Read More I was pointing out a previous crime. L.A. will take care of it since I need to carify that for you. Oh yes, I failed to mention snake Cavello was disbarred for quite a while longer than his house arrest.
phil July 15, 2014 at 09:05 am
SON OF A SHEIK!!!!!
Photo courtesy a Patch reader.
The Hunter July 17, 2014 at 03:04 pm
^^Says the guy who just spelled "You're" wrong incorrectly for the 342nd time. Not toRead More mention he capitalized both "your" & "tool" when neither should have been.
The Hunter July 17, 2014 at 03:04 pm
LMAO when dumb people call others "dumb".
Penny Arévalo July 17, 2014 at 03:22 pm
She was ejected. She took off her seatbelt to tend to the driver, who was having a medicalRead More emergency, I am told. Stop putting each other down. Thank you.
Deputies, police and California Highway Patrol officers made 214 arrests for suspected DUI this 4th of July weekend. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Bob Phillips July 9, 2014 at 02:42 pm
ZERO deaths is a GOOD thing! Hopefully, the ones arrested were put in JAIL! Keep up the good work,Read More law enforcement - keep these idiots off the road!
Dwight July 9, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Bob, no that is not what I meant. If you start at the beginning of the conversation, you will seeRead More that I am answering a question as to how many people were arrested. My intention is not to dodge checkpoints. My son just turned 16 and I have brought him through a couple of them to educate him as well. We had one in Mission Viejo a few weeks back. I checked the blotter to see if there were any arrests. I think there was one. Unless some do not get reported. There is no dodging DUI's down here. Eventually whomever does it, will get caught. D-
Dwight July 9, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Bob, unfortunately, DUI checkpoints will not keep the idiots off of the road. If they are notRead More drinking, they might be texting.
Be careful of rip currents today. Photo credit: Marcus Bockman.
The Beast ! July 8, 2014 at 09:51 am
These conditions existed yesterday as well, I witnessed filthy people that can barely stand up inRead More the water never mind swim. I watched many laying along the shoreline like beached wales some were swimming in jeans and t-shirt while others were just letting trash blow around our beach. SMH at these filthy folks
Mrs. Fanny Farkel July 8, 2014 at 02:36 pm
You are so kind. Thank you for giving a true picture of what the beach was like yesterday. I willRead More be down tonight parking illegally and picking up trash, stay close to the can so I can find you.
Patch file photo.
Sallie July 7, 2014 at 10:53 am
So sad. My heart goes out to his family and friends. What a brave man, he died doing his job tryingRead More to save another.
lwmc23 July 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm
I know two people who were left paralyzed by a wave. One was a high cervical injury which left himRead More ventilator dependent. Its possible this is what happened to this young man. Very sad and my condolences to his family and friends
hf2hvit July 8, 2014 at 04:07 pm
It doesn't matter who you are. The ocean is bigger than you. I'm sorry for your loss.
Patch file photo.
Dwight July 6, 2014 at 11:38 am
Pam, great points about water safety. However, water safety is not the intention of this article. SoRead More it isn't "the point." This article merely reports drownings. I believe that reporting out in the true clinical sense has a better impact in leading to better water safety. People need to hear the word. There are way to many occurrences year-to-date for various reasons. I hope this article and discussion will wake people up so there is more focus and interest in water safety.
Sallie July 7, 2014 at 10:58 am
I am on several grief pages on Facebook due to the passing of my husband several years ago. EveryRead More day I read of parents or grandparents overcome with grief and guilt because a child of theirs died by drowning. They all say, "but I only turned my head or left him/her alone for a minute." That's all it takes! Near drownings can result in terrible consequences too. Let's not get caught up in semantics. WATCH YOUR KIDS AROUND WATER!
Dwight July 7, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Sallie, agreed. I have been surfing all of my life and I have been in very precarious situationsRead More with my leash snapping and having no fins. Very scary. I have been lucky so far. We need to watch our kids. Parents own this. Based on my personal experiences, I believe that none of us should ever swim alone.
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!
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