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mike meenderink July 22, 2014 at 10:08 am
Maybe they can rehire the cop that shot Oscar Grant.....I'm sure he would take care of all theRead More innocent homeless.
Mona July 22, 2014 at 10:24 am
How are we going to house them? Take a look at rents in all of this area. There are a good manyRead More people on Social Security or who are working that can't afford both rent and food. They fall thru the cracks when it comes to any kind of help. Rent control would help, but not eliminate the problem.
Ken Briggs July 22, 2014 at 10:49 am
get some jobs that will pay , even if you were to make $10.00 an hour it does not pay for rent in aRead More flop house . get some shelters made so that a person can take a shower and help them find work .
Rocky Neidhardt July 22, 2014 at 08:00 am
Wish we could recall Penny for her lack of local News
Dawn Hill July 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
Wouldn't if be helpful if they told us during a realistic time frame instead of a week or more afterRead More the fruit has likely been eaten or is no long edible! uugh
Ashley Chelonis July 22, 2014 at 09:50 am
I bought fruit- specifically nectarines- from Trader Joes in Thousand Oaks during that time and wasRead More not ill.
Latinos are less optimistic about the economy than other groups. Patch file photo.
SA July 22, 2014 at 02:54 pm
It is interesting that Democrats / Liberals have manufactured “inequality” in theRead More workforce. 1st taking away any and all incentives via handouts 2nd punishing anyone that does push forward and makes something of themselves. I would love to see a “Caucasian” Father hire his Caucasian son’s friends only for a summer job as it would enrage Democrats / Liberals. However, if a Hispanic Father does same with his Hispanic son’s friends it would be “progress” and the Caucasian would still be racist.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 02:58 pm
The problem is that there is no conclusive evidence that demonstrates how raising minimum wageRead More creates more employment opportunities (i.e. "creates more jobs") for a community or for a selected economy. Unless a business or sector is growing substantially, paying employees significantly more results in higher wages, but also reduces profits, capital and almost certainly drives higher prices to make up profit shortfalls. In addition, does anyone else question the purpose of polling 500 individuals across the US? This seems like a woefully insufficient sample size to draw meaningful conclusions about economic outlook. There's no link to the poll data, but if 70% of 500 polled are minimum wage earners then that would affect the results of the poll. Conversely, if 70% were well educated, skilled, talented, gainfully employed, higher earners, results and conclusions would be different. It seems no journalist, including those at LF Patch, questions the value of La Raza asking a group of people who are somehow economically disadvantaged in the US economy whether they believe they are disadvantaged in this economy, or not. In short, rhetorical polls are a worthless endeavor, unless you are buying votes. And no, I don't think anyone needs a poll to answer that last question.
SandraT July 22, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Which, of all the parties, has a DEMONSTRABLE RECORD of efforts to raise the minimum wage, to sayRead More nothing of efforts to improve the economy? The ONLY reason more hasn't been done, and we ~all~ know this, is the obstructionist Republicans and their extremist teabagging thugs. PLEASE, people.... don't assume the presidential election is the only election that matters. Getting the right people into the Senate and the House means having your voices heard!
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:39 am
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Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:40 am
Geez anyway we could maybe get a bit more local news, I can get these headlines on AOL.
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Mona July 19, 2014 at 09:05 am
I am impressed by the number of people I know personally who have been well employed in recentRead More months. By well employed I mean with good paying jobs. A few others with lesser skills found jobs with those all important bennies. Very encouraging!
gelainet July 19, 2014 at 11:02 am
The company I work for ran a big job fair in mid July to fill a couple dozen open positions. All ofRead More the jobs were filled and thses are good paying jobs with benefits. People stood in line for hours. It is encouraging to know that the economy is getting better.
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.
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Smarty McSmartypants July 22, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Cindy, for gosh sakes, do be a dear and put a cork your empty blow hole sweety. And to others:Read More please don't feed the troll.
Programmer Corner July 22, 2014 at 02:45 pm
But Cindy, should we jail adults who choose to use it? Why?
Smarty McSmartypants July 22, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Cindy, for gosh sakes, do be a dear and put a cork in your empty blow hole sweety. And to others:Read More please don't feed the troll.
Andrew Chin. (Patch file photo.)
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Sammy July 18, 2014 at 05:43 pm
@Wire I think that it's very possible for the present enthusiastic sentiment concerning housingRead More prices to change and for housing prices to go down some as a result. But I don't think that this is a bubble like the one that burst around 2008-2008. Back then, there was a lot of funny money bidding up housing prices, with ridiculous loans being given out to everyone. This time, people are using real money, and loans are being closely scrutinized by the banks.
libertus_rebelium July 19, 2014 at 11:37 am
Sammy, it is absolutely a bubble. Incomes and job growth do not support the home prices which meansRead More that unless everyone gets a raise in the next six months (and a 20% raise at that) then this market is not sustainable. Chinese investors paying in cash is what drove the market to the absurd levels it is now in. They made their money and now they are pulling out, leaving the working joes with a lot of debt that they may not be able to reconcile. Prices have to go down unless the lab wants to hire 10,000 people and pay them enough to afford a 2 bedroom that costs half a million dollars. Good for all those vultures, I guess, who got to dump their property at obscene prices to their neighbors.
Mike July 19, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Most countries around the world require citizenship or Resident Alien status in order to purchaseRead More residential real estate. Why does our country allow foreign investors to come here to buy houses and drive up prices for everyone?
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georgiarbarnett July 17, 2014 at 06:00 am
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Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
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.
Veteran fights on. (Photo from Go Fund Me.)
georgiarbarnett July 17, 2014 at 06:01 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail,,,,, http://WWW.MUMJOB.COM
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to include $5 million to build an earthquake warning system. Patch file photo.
SA July 16, 2014 at 11:33 am
Typical Democrat wanting to spend money like Brown’s crazy train. What is an early warningRead More system.. “brace for shock” ? What we need is an early warning system that warns us before a Democrat / Liberal opens his month.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson July 17, 2014 at 06:54 am
Just another extension of socialist Obama...
Rick Crockett July 19, 2014 at 10:38 am
Wow! Talk about Brown-Obama-Democrat Cronyism. Not only can the system be built and installed forRead More less than $500/node, it already has. I helped with one of the nodes with-in the past four years. The system (requiring less than 25 sq.ft. (donated) can be set up similar to a Home WiFi Security Cam with FTP access. Really it can be automatically monitored and maintained for free through a cooperating University. This is merely a $16 million a year hornswoggle going into the crony's pocket. Its dirtier than greedy profit. All that, lying cheating and stealing on top of it. Republicans in office don't deserve to be there because they do not study and know about the communities they represent or what they have already (and recently) funded. They are not doing their jobs in a two party system. Having formerly worked for the DNC the only thing good I can say about democrats is they at least learn their constituencies well enough to manipulate them.
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georgiarbarnett July 17, 2014 at 06:01 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail,,,,, http://WWW.MUMJOB.COM
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