.
News & Features
File photo
William LaBarge April 20, 2014 at 05:16 am
As a devout follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I am offended by the hate coming from those who claimRead More to be follower of the Lord Jesus Christ toward our fellow human beings who happen to be a non-believer. The Lord Jesus Christ said, let those without sin cast the first stone. I doubt any of you who judge atheists harshly are without sin. As a natural-born American, I am offended by a number of our fellow Americans willing strip away the right of certain Americans because of their lack o religious beliefs. Religious freedom do not belong to the Christians alone, but to all in America. I not only pray that woman not only win her lawsuit against the State of New Jersey, I also pray that she also be reimbursed for her legal fees and all other fees she paid out to make the case, and perhaps receive treble damage.
Tom Menino April 20, 2014 at 05:23 am
In most jurisdictions you are denied any plate y nges at coukd cause others to become agitated. IRead More suspect she would also be denied a "GOD-IS-REAL" plate on similar grounds. But atheists need to evangelize incessantly to all within earshot so I expect this case will continue, aided by the Godless ACLU and its allies.
grace April 20, 2014 at 06:04 am
nice and on easter sunday to boot!! i say let her have them and reap what she sows...
file photo
Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 04:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
Venice Local April 19, 2014 at 07:59 am
Am I the only one who has a problem with the statement that "celebrating Easter is aRead More tradition that predates Christianity"? If Easter itself is the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, how could the celebration "predate Christianity"? For the record, there is no word in the Bible which translates as "Easter" - nor is there any record that early Christians observed such a holiday. The word is an anglicization of the ancient name of the Pagan Goddess of fertility "Ishtar" ("Astarte" in the Greek). This goddess was venerated each year by celebrations of the fertility inherent in Spring, and symbolized with fertility icons such as eggs and rabbits. Since the central tenet of Biblical Judeo-Christianity is the repudiation of Paganism and its multiple deities - the proclamation that there is only one God - it is, at the very least, antithetical to give to the remembrance of its chief character the name of one of the deities of Paganism - wouldn't you say?
GreenInOC April 19, 2014 at 02:11 pm
The best way to boil eggs for taste and minimal to zero cracks/fractures: 1) bring eggs to roomRead More temperature 2) bring a large pot of salted water to boil 3) when water boils, turn off heat and lower eggs into water (a hand held mesh strainer is great) 4) put tight fitting lid on pot 5) set timer for 17 minutes **a cast iron pot is great because it will hold the heat for longer
Mark Sariana Gurrola was sentenced to 12 years for the November 2011 Fashion Island shooting. Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department.
OldTimer April 18, 2014 at 09:29 pm
Well, we can start by asking how some judge pulled a 12-year sentence out of the broom closet for aRead More crime where no one was killed or seriously maimed or injured. Not saying this guy isn't a jerk and doesn't deserve hard time. I've read many times about how some numbskull got behind the wheel of a car three sheets to the wind and hits somebody in a crosswalk or knocked a bicyclist 30 feet in the air and killed him and walks away with 4 years in the slammer. IMO he should get the 12 years before this clown. He killed a man! Sentencing should some rhyme or reason, don't you agree? If the judge doesn't like your hairstyle should he or she be able to tack on another 5 years? All I want is some reason employed for such serious considerations. This guy's only friend in life might be his mom, but that's no reason to toss him in the slammer and for all practical purposes destroy the key. I could fully understand if he wasted somebody. How much time do you think some slob gets for unloading his 15 round clip in the air on 4th of July? 12 years? Not even close. Probably 18 months and an early release.
angienmaddie April 19, 2014 at 03:33 pm
ARe you kidding me??? 12 years. He could have killed someone with every unloaded bullet!!! This guyRead More is not changing from the time he is 40 something to 50 something... This is absurd. I certainly don't want him anywhere near our community!!! Disgusting. What is wrong with these judges and prosecutors? When these idiots get out, should put them right next door to the judge and prosecutors...... UGH!!!!! This is criminal to say the least!!!!
angienmaddie April 19, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Let him out with a shorter sentence and he will kill for sure next time. You think he tried to NOTRead More kill someone?? I think he wanted to. This conversation is absurd. What if it was your mother and she was shot. They waste the tax payers money on so many other unnecessary things, build new prisons in the middle of the desert.. Come on.... Do you really want this guy living next door... or behind your house in a ditch? Homeless transient?? How did he get a gun to begin with??? This is CRAP and you know it!!!! Lock him up. He doesn't have the right to risk someone losing their life because he is a wack job. He'll do it again and again... They when someone is dead, what you gonna say then??? This is disgusting....
police lights
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 04:07 pm
He most likely could have bungie jumped with his own unit.
knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Perhaps it was a failed circumcision/ bungee jump?
Don Fernandes April 20, 2014 at 05:06 am
I think it should be mandatory; ALL rappers should cut off their penis's!
Patch File Photo
yourusmcboyelvises April 20, 2014 at 01:54 am
as if that is suprising
Stuart Pearson` April 20, 2014 at 05:27 am
The "Field of Dreams" saying; "Build It & They Will Come," applies as wellRead More to DEVIOUS HACKERS looking to make a score via the Internet. "IT' AIN'T ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE~~FER SURE!"
dleighg April 20, 2014 at 05:35 am
folks the sky is not falling. I have a few credit cards. Once or twice a year either I notice a badRead More charge on my account, or there's one of these hacks, and my card needs to be cancelled. No money out of my pocket, and no real hassle, as I can use a different card until I get the replacement. No way am I going to carry around $100 all the time so I can buy gas. I do think that the credit card companies are going to get tired of the cost on *their* end from this fraud, and tighten up security. But I'm not going to change my life because of it. Just keep an eye on your account (I use Quicken so I see the charges the day after I make them).
Screen grab from NBC 8 in Florida
Greg Jackson April 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm
What a doofus, he shoulda bought a Playstation instead of an Xbox.
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Patch file photo.
Dawn Urbanek April 19, 2014 at 02:50 pm
California has a surplus (highest revenue ever at $104 Billion.) We should demand that that surplusRead More be used to meet the State's constitutional obligation to fund a basic education for EVERY student- not just English Language Learners and the Poor. The new funding formula is unconstitutional- but it will take another ten years in the Court system to prove that. Parents and the public need to be a unified voice for our children. We should demand they raise the base funding grant or we should vote every current legislator out of office.
shelly April 19, 2014 at 09:43 pm
Mission Viejo Mom, We can blame, we can lament that the amount is just too much or we can pullRead More together and do what we can. You are correct we are not Tustin. We are much bigger and we have more people in our district.
fact checker April 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm
The new funding formula is not unconstitutional just because you say it is Dawn. You are not theRead More judicial branch of our state government. You seem to think that if a lawsuit is filed it is legitimate. That is definitely not always the case. Voting every current legislator out of office is ridiculous since some may agree with you. Your idea of how government should work would result in complete chaos.
James W. Worthington
Kristi April 19, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Why the hell is this kid smirking in his photo??? Is this the picture from ear biting arrest orRead More assault of his girlfrend? Quite a concerning picture.
Chris L April 19, 2014 at 08:03 pm
I'm leaning towards steroid and drug use for this kid. Shit maybe even bath salts. Doesn't that makeRead More you eat people? At the end of the day this is not a surprising story. Apple never falls far.
B John April 20, 2014 at 01:54 am
Hahaha! Shortly in prison he will be biting a pillow while getting raped.
James W. Worthington
Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 04:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 06:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 04:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
RON Ostrodamus April 19, 2014 at 12:11 am
The death penalty certainly cuts down on the record number of incarcerations in America. Enough ofRead More this liberal crap on humane punishment. The word "humane' never enters the minds of these cold blooded killers. What is going to happen if another bombing takes place outside of Texas? What is going to happen with the next airplane hijacking, or Boston?
DDB April 19, 2014 at 04:29 am
Don, the comments were made at sentencing, not at trialso it hss no bearing on her conviction.
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 03:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Rae Anne Resident April 19, 2014 at 01:31 pm
It sure helps that I'm a little old lady because I just bring my cup from home from the last time IRead More was at a store. The last time I paid for a drink at costco was probably before the terrorists attacked us on 9-11. What's the big deal here, it's only soda? If this guy wants free drinks, it's none of your business, and non of the business of that nosey cop neither. You people don't get it, it's flat out entrapment by having the soda available. What's next, you expect me not to use my dead sister's handicap placard too?
Jim Levitt April 20, 2014 at 05:30 am
I can't post a comment, I'm flabergasted
Igor April 20, 2014 at 05:37 am
Joe you can always leave.
Patch File Photo
Homer April 18, 2014 at 08:59 am
Just returned from a trip toward the eastern states. Low of $3.29 to a high of $3.59 for 87 octane.
Megan V April 18, 2014 at 09:20 am
Let's not forget the "summer blend" that we are forced to purchase. This does nothing butRead More increase the gas prices, as this article states, the ethanol for the summer blend was a factor of the increase. There's no proven need for this more expensive blend they roll out when more gas is being consumed.
OldTimer April 18, 2014 at 11:54 am
Megan, the average price of gas NATIONALLY has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. Review the priceRead More charts. All public information. The California electeds love higher gas prices because the State collects the tax based on the PERCENT of the standing price per gallon. The higher the price the more you pay the governor. So they will use any old excuse to make you pay more. I expect gas to hit $5 a gallon this summer, even with the claim that we (the US) is producing more oil than ever. Supply and demand???? Sure. Pull my other thumb!!!
Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente. Photo courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm
This man is no spiritual healer and how these women fell for his bullshit escapes me. When areRead More people gonna realize that in order to be happy all you need is to pray to God in the privacy of your bedroom, just you and Him and He will take your burdens off your shoulders and put them on His. You talk directly to Him, you don't need to talk to anyone else or to listen to stupid suggestions and ideas that only sick perverts can come up with just to take advantage of an innocent person. People please stop believing everything you here, especially on the internet. That's where people lie the most.
Juanita La Tremenda Bori April 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I'd love to make him drink a gallon of ammonia and make him eat a dozen raw eggs and rape him withRead More every object I can think off, just to see if he likes. This man is one sick individual and I guess his mother never taught him to respect women. I hope they give him a spiritual cleansing in prison performed by Bubba himself. Now that would be justice.
andy fischer April 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
From the OCWeekly: "Ramirez, 39, of San Clemente, met a 33-year-old married woman through theRead More Badoo social networking website". This woman is going to have some credibility problems. Besides, what else is she going to tell her hubby-poo?
Six bundles of cocaine were found in a gas tank of a SUV trying to get through the San Clemente checkpoint Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Tye Plummer April 17, 2014 at 10:50 am
Excellent job by our drug enforcement and border check agencies! Keep up the good work! Keep thatRead More crap out of our country.
Donna Fleming April 17, 2014 at 11:21 am
Thank you border patrol. You guys are doing a cracker jack job sniffing out drugs before they getRead More past the check points. Good job!
Rocky Neidhardt April 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm
You guys are so blind to the reality.. This checkpoint actually let's tons of drugs through onRead More purpose daily.. The cartels and the BP are working together. These "Big busts" are purely symbolic. They help keep the funding coming.. It is all a big lie.
Alberto Flores Ramirez. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Well, there is this dude (among many others): http://bit.ly/1j3Gb14 Or if you prefer YouTube:Read More http://youtu.be/VuY85oTRyy0
Robert Curtis April 16, 2014 at 09:57 pm
...an alibi? How many people have been convicted after giving an alibi without anyone available toRead More witness or support their alibi? To many! As I get older I have come to realize rarely are things the way they are fed to us or as they appear on the surface. The other sad thing is the media will quickly ruin a guy's life but never after being found innocent go back and recant or disclose the facts for what they really are. Why is that? Because it sells more news to tear down than to report truth on a follow up.
jeff s April 17, 2014 at 08:23 am
Ha! Look at his booking shirt. Black and white stripes. He's already wearing his future uniform forRead More the rest of his life, how wonderful. In fact the only time that he will probably be taking it off, is when he's being raped by large prison inmates who will share him like a bar of soap, again, how wonderful
Screen grab from video
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 05:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 05:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
See more »