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PCH may be extra congested for the next year.
danielle robinson April 16, 2014 at 09:01 am
Good thing the females of the Palisades won't need to worry about the congestion.....come check QTRead More Fitness out for a spin, barre, or yoga class! We are located in the Highlands Plaza, next to Starbucks! First class is FREE! www.QTfitness.me
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
I got up every hour waiting to see a red moon. Not even a drop of blood, I had a great spot to seeRead More the moon. Did they lie about?
Sarah April 15, 2014 at 07:19 pm
I saw it at 12:05 am. It was amazing!!
johnclarknew April 16, 2014 at 07:27 am
At 12:15 am thin clouds obscured it. I went back to bed.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Here is a visual of the phases of this eclipse. .....hmmm....I might have to do a midnight run upRead More Griffith park ( http://earthsky.org/todays-image/times-in-edt-for-tuesday-mornings-total-eclipse-of-moon ))
Don April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
It was sweet watching the eclipse come into play with the whisping high clouds crossing over theRead More white reflective moon. Then the orange/red hue kicked in and it was awesome. Well until the high clouds came back and obscured, not blocked out obscured a good portion of it. 1:00 am said, "hey there's work in the morning. : Its highly recommended you see it at least once.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 11:23 am
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
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Geery Bennor April 13, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Great Planning...Great Great planning...the 405 which appears after 5 years or so seems destined toRead More never be finished..already jamming people like some kind of escape movie from an apocalypse..now..go ahead and limit the alternates. Great planning. Just curious,, are there any stats people reading this who can crunch numbers and make a good figure for how much gas and work hours are wasted at each major traffic hang up..millions of dollars/work hours/gallons of gas??? just curious how much human resource is wasted for every traffic jam slow down and tie up. What do you think..then multiply that by yearly cost. Ok you genius number crunchers, What do you calculate...it can't be a pretty sight I am sure.
Johnny Robish April 14, 2014 at 07:58 am
I'm just hoping that everyone coming from the West Valley decides to take the 101.
Gas prices in Los Angeles County are now higher than they'v been since March 2103. Patch file photo.
John April 10, 2014 at 09:27 am
Just a warning, not only have our cards been compromised at USA Gas on Kanan, but also Chevron onRead More Palo Comado too.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 09:29 am
Scary when that happens. There's always cash :-(
John April 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Yes Penny but not always comfortable with your wife carrying around a wag of cash.
Ice Cube. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 9, 2014 at 09:30 am
"I agree the use of the word celebrity is overused by members of the media but belittling herRead More accomplishments isn't befitting of someone who has achieved personal success. The girl isn't a Khardashian, Hilton or member of the Orange County, Long Island, Atlanta, Beverly Hills Wives Club or" _________________________________________________ So wait, it is OK to belittle a Khardashian[sic] or a Hilton, because they are not reality based in some sense of the word?
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 09:45 am
......I'm speechless lol
Jeff April 9, 2014 at 05:42 pm
It's not that a Kardashian or Hilton aren't reality-based celebrities . They are and I have noRead More tolerance for them personally. They are like dinosaur leeches that grab a hold on our societies lowest common denominator and will not let go. We have become a voyeur society and these families are the Queens of that society. It's degrading and putting our morals on a slippery slope. Personally the use of the word celebrity has less than stellar qualities in today's world than it did yesterday I just hate when someone is called a celebrity because of the sex tape or some other lack of talent or because they have money or are a child of someone of significant note. These bottom feeders and I know that's an unkind statement but these folks are useless examples of what we should not strive for in society and wind up being voyeurs instead . This Type of celebrity appears on supermarket tabloid covers , new stories and is really not worthy of even a mention if you actually looked at what they can accomplish however the damage they're doing to our society and to young women and men everywhere is reprehensible and the press just buys right into it. It's a rant against the loose moral fiber invading out media and lives. The real celebrities and heroes we should look up to are still there but we have a different judgment call today those folks aren't stylish there not splashy or glitzy they don't embarrass themselves they strive to make this world at better place , we tend not to reward that kind of behavior and it's really a shame
Santa Monica is the fifth most expensive city in California to insure a car. Patch file photo.
Thomas Rockford April 7, 2014 at 08:30 am
They say that Santa Monica is the 5th most expensive, but i'm just not buying it. If Santa MonicaRead More was so expensive, how come I'm paying $30/month for coverage there (from Insurance Panda)? I think that it's just like with any other kind of insurance... plenty of factors come into play, so the only thing you can do is shop around until you find rates that you can afford.
UCLA Medical Center. Patch file photo.
joebanana April 3, 2014 at 08:22 am
I can vouch for UCLA medical center, and Dr. Neil Martin. He's a miracle worker. When I had aRead More bleeding brain aneurysm, the first emergency room doctor gave me less than 50/50 chance to even make it through surgery, saying it "was too big and too far in", so they airlifted me to UCLA. After having my head opened up for 8 hours in surgery, I made a 100% full recovery against all odds. If you know anybody with a neurological disorder, UCLA is the place to go.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 08:24 am
That's fantastic! Best wishes to you.
mimi April 3, 2014 at 10:03 am
I have been treated at UCLA and Cedars, as well as Scripps. Never for an emergency. My experienceRead More at all three institutions ranges from excellent to unforgivable, depending on the treating physician. Frankly, hospitals are in a sorry state all over the country. If these three are the best, it is a sad commentary on what we have come to expect from our doctors and hospitals.
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Glenn E Grab April 2, 2014 at 10:47 am
I've lived through the 1971 and the Northridge quakes, I was in Northridge for both of them....theseRead More "experts" don't know any more than the rest of us do....
Glenn E Grab April 2, 2014 at 10:50 am
earthquakes are nothing when compared to hurricanes, the scary part is that quakes strike withoutRead More warning and are invisible
Richard F. April 2, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Geologically speaking, 100 years and 1,000 years are essentially the same thing. TheRead More "experts" use statistics to come up with these pronouncements but it's guesswork at best...
Twitter photo of post-rainy weather at Venice Beach this morning.
Stu April 1, 2014 at 10:09 am
63 in Long Beach, Pasadena, San Gabriel and Newport Beach; 64 in Long Beach, Anaheim and downtownRead More L.A. Which is it? 63 or 64?
USGS image illustrates maximum current speeds in knots for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generated during a tsunami scenario.
EDWARD SIEGEL March 29, 2014 at 06:32 pm
SEISMOLOGY D I D N O T BECAUSE IT C A N N O T "PREDICT" THIS, NOR ANYRead More OTHER EARTHQUAKE(EQ) BECAUSE IT, OVER-ENCUMBERED WITH "SPECIFICITY-OF-'COMPLEXITY' " (SoC)-TACTICS, IT CAN AT BEST ONLY APPLY LOCALLY IF AT ALL!!! DESPITE: KELIS-BORAK(RIP!!!; UCLA)) AND THOMAS JORDAN'S (MIT/USC) AND LEON KNOPOFF'S (UCLA)AND RUNDLE WITH DONALD TURCOTTE(CORNELL/UC-DAVIS) SHOW-BIZ P.R. MEDIA-HYPE SPIN-DOCTORING ENTERTAINING("FULL OF 'FURY'; SIGNIFYING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!") B.S.(!!!) [GOOGLE "EDWARD SIEGEL NPR TURCOTTE"] CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY, WITH ACQUIESICING (!!!) ONLY ROMAN GABRIELOV(PURDUE) AND EMIL OKAL(NORTHWESTERN) AND VLADIMIR KASSABOKOV AND HIROO KANAMORI (CALTECH; KYOTO-PRIZE-WINNER) AND STEVEN DAY(SDSU) AND MARY LOU WITH MARK ZOBACK(STANFORD) AND BAXTER ARMSTRONG(IBM) ONCE WITH CLEMENT TATRO(RIP!!!; MSU/LLNL) HAS/HAD ANY IDEA OF G E N E R I C THINKING!!! THE USGS, (MARCIA!!!) McNUTTS ALL, SIMPLY HAS NOT ANY CLUE IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER!!!
EDWARD SIEGEL March 29, 2014 at 06:32 pm
AS A, IF NOT T H E ONLY, F A T H E R[1968{WITH JULIAN FREDERICK(UNIVERSITY OF MIHIGAN[UM])Read More WITH CHARLES VEST: UM; MIT PRESIDENT-EMERITUS!!!; NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING-CHAIRMAN-EMERITUS!!!}; 1971[{WITH CLEMENT TATRO(RIP!!!; MSU/LLNL), T H E T R U E F A T H E R OF ACOUSTIC-EMISSION!!!(AFTER KAISER!!!)}; PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI = FIRST ACOUSTIC-EMISSION MEASUREMENT OF CREEP-PLASTICITY/PLASTIC-FLOW=2-PAPERS!!!; [ EXAMPLE: GOOGLE: SIEGEL AND GREGSON JR., MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1971”]; 1974[SCRIPTA METALLURGICA]; 1975; 1976[3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTIC-EMISSION, TOKYO]; 1977[ACTA METALLURGICA]; 1980[ARISTOTLE BIRTHDAY SYMPOSIUM ON PHYSICS AND MECHANICS, THESSOLONIKI]; 1992[MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY FALL MEETING, BOSTON]];…] OF (SO M I S - CALLED) “BAK”/”BNL”/”DOE” S T O L E N (MUCH OVER-HYPED) ‘SANDPILE-AVALANCHES’ (“GAMES PEOPLE PLAY WITH THEMSELVES AND FOIST ON OTHERS!!!; THOSE WHO CAN, DO; THOSE WHO CANNOT, MODEL!!!”) “SELF-ORGANIZED-CRITICALITY” (SOC), MERELY “A TAD LATE” RE-DISCOVERY OF ISAAC NEWTON’S THIRD-LAW OF MOTION F = ma BUT IN THE (r.t) INVERSE/DUAL/TRANSFORM-SPACE (k[=1/r],w[=1/t]) [GOOGLE: “EDWARD SIEGEL ACOUSTIC-EMISSION”; “EDWARD SIEGEL PLASTIC-FLOW”; “EDWARD SIEGEL PLASTICITY”; “EDWARD SIEGEL JAMMING”; “EDWARD SIEGEL FRACTURE”; “EDWARD SIEGEL NOISE”; “EDWARD SIEGEL 1-OVER-f NOISE”; “EDWARD SIEGEL POWER-SPECTRUM”; “EDWARD SIEGEL POWER-SPECTRA”; “EDWARD SIEGEL SELF-ORGANIZED-CRITICALITY”; “EDWARD SIEGEL SOC”; …] WHILE IN SEATTLE(2010-2013) I REPEATEDLY WARNED STATE OF WASHINGTON OFFICIALS (WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY!!!; GOVERNOR’S-OFFICE!!! ENUMEATED, DENUMERATED, NAMED IN DETAIL BELOW!!!) TO IGNORE THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AKA wIsh-ington IT COULD/WOULD BE HONEST!!!, “WOULD-BE “SCIENCES” BUT SADLY ALAS MERE S E A N C E S(!!!)”(UW.EDU) / NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF.GOV) SEISMOLOGY SHEER-NONSENSE(!!!) AS MEDIA-HYPE P.R. SPIN-DOCTORED “SHOW-BIZ” “BUSH-WAAAH-…-AAH” B.S. MARKETED/ PROMULGATED/TRUMPETED BY MOST ESPECIALLY EVER-DYSFUNCTIONAL EARTH-SCIENCES DEPARTMENT EVER-DYSFUNCTIONAL SEISMOLOGY-LABORATORY (AKA LaVatory!!!)’s JOHN VIDALE AND HEIDI HOUSTON’S AND ALLISON DUVALL’S HOCUS-POCUS(!!!) “SLOW-QUAKES”(=(MERELY)= F = ma ! ! !) AND “GEO-MORPHOLOGY” SHEER-NONSENSE(!!!), AND/WITH EVER-DYSFUNCTIONAL UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON(AKA wIshing(IT WERE HONEST!!!)ton) APPLIED-PHYSICS LABORATORY(AKA LaVatory!!!)’s EVER-DYSFUNCTIONAL SEISMOLOGY-LABORATORY(AKA LaVatory!!!)’s ROBERT ODOM (AKA ODOR!!!) HOCUS-POCUS SHEER-NON SENSE(!!!).(FREQUENCY UNITS IN HERTZ, V E R S U S N O T ANYMORE CYCLES-PER-SECOND, AND N E V E R A G A I N IN PERIOD[UNLESS IT IS MOTHER-EART H'S FEMALE "TIME-OF-THE-MONTH/DECADE/CENTURY/MILLENIUM!!!???) USGS??? SAME OLD SAME OLD SAME OLD!! THEY'RE ALL (MARCIA) McNUTTS!!! THEY CAN ONLY ANNOUNCE THAT AN EQRTHQUAKE H A S JUST OCCURRED WHEN THE BEST TRANSDUCERS, ASNIMALS BARE TOOTSIES, AND EVERY BUG AND EARTHWORM KNOWS THAT(AND EVEN SOME RARELY-SOBER FOLKS TOO!!!). HOW ABOUT,INSTEAD OF THE USUAL P O S T(!!!)-DICTION, SOME P R E (! ! !)- D I C T I O N ALREADY USGS??? WE DON'T WANT TO CRY OVER SPILLED MILK BUT TO PREVENT OUR MILK FROM SPILLING!!! LEARN THAT NEWTON'S THIRD-LAW OF MOTION F + m a HAS A UNIVERSAL INVERSSE/DUAL-TRANSFORM FROM BY-ROTE USGS/AGU-LAND'S POSITION(r) AND TIME(t) TO ITS INVERSE/DUAL-SPACE (k=1/r; w = 1/t) CALLED A POWER-SPECTRUM (EITHER (PEJORATIVE) "NOISE" ~ GENERALIZED-SUSCEPTIBILITY [= 1/m = a/F = EGFECT/CAUSE = OUTPUT/INPUT = X(w) WITH AN INTER-INVERSE-VARIABLES-RELATING DISPERSION-RELATION w(k)!!! THIS IS SOLID-STATE/CONDENSED-MATTER PHYSICS – LAND, AND CIRCA ~1922 LEON BRILLOUIN(RIP!!!) [“WAVE-PROPAGATION IN PERIODIC-STRUCTURES”, DOVER] IT BECAME GOSPEL TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE EXCEPT: BIOLOGISTS, SOME CHEMISTS, AND LAST-BUT-NOT LEAST SEISMOLOGISTS!!!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 29, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Anyway to repost without the all caps? It's really hard to read. Thanks.
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mimi March 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Very sweet in an Ophelia kind of way. Endorphins is a joke line from the film "Postcards FromRead More The Edge."
mimi March 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Oops. My automatic spell check corrected "en dolphin" to endorphin. Oh well, it wasRead More funny when Annette Bening said it to Meryl Streep in the movie.
Sarah Lish March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@Alex Bloated pensions of our teachers?! Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school districtRead More doesn't contribute a single dime to any teacher's pension. Unlike the city, county and state workers, they get their money matched. For every dime they contribute to their pensions, the state, county or city matches that dime. What would be nice would be to have the district pay for supplies so the teachers don't have to shell out the money. I understand that extra curricular activities cost money but that is something you choose to participate in. I would love to see the parent's reaction to having to provide construction paper, writing paper, glue sticks, scissors, paint, tape, staples, etc. to their child's education. I know that was just a few of things I had to provide for my students each and every year.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
"Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school district doesn't contribute a single dime toRead More any teacher's pension." Not so Sarah. Teacher's contribute 8%, school districts contribute 8.25% and the State kicks in 5%. That's according to CALSTRS which is the State's teacher pension system ( http://www.calstrs.com/general-information/plan-funding-faqs) and a recent OC Register article here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/state-602273-percent-districts.html. of course, if CALSTRS can't address it's $70 billion unfunded liability, taxpayers have to pick up that tab also.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Oops apologies to the grammar police I should've said "its."
A warming trend starts today across the Southland. Patch file photo.
Mara T March 16, 2014 at 04:23 pm
PS Only sunscreens that pass the FDA’s Broad Spectrum test (providing proportional protectionRead More against UVA and UVB rays) may be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.”
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 06:31 am
I would consider going somewhere other than loreal for beauty/sunscreen products. After a backlashRead More on their animal testing procedures in the '80's they quit testing on animals but instead outsourced that testing. It took them until last year to stop that outsourcing but they still have a disclaimer that they 'may' test under certain circumstances. Do you really trust their sneaky policies? Also steer clear of any face wash products that contain polyethylene. Those contain the plastic microbeads that are placticizing our oceans.
John March 17, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I strongly suggest looking into what you are putting on your skin before just slathering somethingRead More that says SPF whatever. Your skin is like a mouth and will drink whatever you put on it. Most popular brands have a higher risk of being unhealthy to your body compared to the sun. http://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/ is a great place to look. I use kinesys.