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jimmythesaxman April 20, 2014 at 08:59 am
I love Venice but what a sh-t show it has become. Too many thugs roll in on the weekends alreadyRead More drunk, helicopter never stops from Friday night to Sunday. The expensive ghetto.
Jim Smith April 20, 2014 at 06:40 pm
What are we to believe from your article? Two men were stabbed on Ocean Front Walk. Two men wereRead More stabbed at Pacific Ave. and Windward Ave. Please make up your mind.
Mike E. April 19, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Skating is hazardous just like skiing. If two surfers collide, will they sue the city? How about ifRead More two bikes collide? Is that the city's fault?
Apolinaire April 20, 2014 at 07:28 am
If someone plays roles in "Dumb and Dumber," then I would not go on the ice. HowRead More ridiculous to claim "loss of consortium" -- anything to make a buck! What you are doing with this frivolous lawsuit against the City is that it will be closed next year, and hundreds of children will no longer have an opportunity to skate.
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Scott Zwartz April 19, 2014 at 09:48 am
It is interesting how juries' decisions which greatly favor corporate defendants are not overriddenRead More by the courts and the courts do not issue Additurs. What the public does not realize that judges have the power to decimate a jury's decision and substitute their own whim or help their own buddies in the defense bar by issuing a Remittiturs, Judgments Notwithstanding the Verdict, or a new trial to drive up plaintiff's costs. Remittitur is Latin meaning the judge may reduce the award made by the jury if the judge favors the corporate defendant. Additur is Latin meaning the judge may increase the jury's award if the judge thinks the plaintiff's injuries merit more compensation. I've seen lots of Remittiturs, especially if the plaintiffs are minorities, but I have yet to see an actual Additur where the judge makes a corporation pay more. I assume there are some somewhere, but in 40 years, I've never seen one or know anyone who got an Additur. Judgment Notwithstanding the Judgment means that the judge completely overrules the jury. We saw this with Judge Connor at the downtown criminal courts when she reversed the jury verdict which convicted some of the cops in Ramparts Scandal. The scandal had resulted in the LAPD's operating under a Consent Decree with the US Justice Department for a decade. So we are to believe that the US Dept of Justice, the Christopher Commission that investigated the Ramparts Division, and the jury were all wrong, but Judge Connor, who had ties to officers involved in the Ramparts Scandals was right to issue her Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict. So, Judge Marmaro thinks that he knows better than the jury. How many Additurs has Judge Marmaro issued? To have context for Judge Marmaro' extrasensory perception of the "truth," we need to know how often he discerns the need to increase the compensation to any injured party. Maybe Marmaro is the exception who overrides his juries to increase and decrease jury awards. If so, why have juries?
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John J. Nazarian April 17, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The old days, a police officer with get a good sight and shoot that SOB right in the back with thatRead More very efficient police .38........and look at where we are now! John J. Nazarian, P.I. desperateexes.com
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mimi April 18, 2014 at 09:47 am
Do you believe this is the first time this particular officer kicked a handcuffed individual? IRead More don't. It's more likely the first time a cuffed person died as a result of her fancy foot work and thug behavior.
joebanana April 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm
mimi- I highly doubt this is the first death by being kicked by "police". Police are aRead More bigger danger to the public than criminals are. At least criminals have a REASON for killing the people they do. Cops regularly murder unarmed citizens, and are NEVER held accountable. Best "news story" I've ever heard was recently, a stupid cop draws his gun to shoot someones family pet and shot his own stupid self. This is what we run lose on our streets?
mimi April 18, 2014 at 01:15 pm
Joe- The majority of my experiences with LAPD have been positive. But I am aware that law abidingRead More citizens of color don't always get a fair shake. Good for Beck to go after rogue cops.
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joebanana April 14, 2014 at 07:36 am
What a joke they're making of this. The reason for this crash is California's criminal negligence.Read More Obviously the "distance" between opposing traffic traveling at 80 MPH doesn't matter. A "K" rail between the two vehicles would have PREVENTED this crash, undoubtedly. But Ca. would rather pay their public criminals outrages salaries, than invest a little of that money on HIGHWAY SAFETY. I hope all the families of the crash victims know that they need to SUE THE HELL OUT OF the state of California .
Stoked April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
It's all about $$$$$. No K rails or bigger trucks. If you think that double trailers are scary youRead More might want to steer clear of Oregon mountain highways where FedEx tows triples.
Henry Xavier April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm
I think the texting, messaging may be a big part of this accident. Please don't drive and use aRead More electronic device. Profesional or a 17 year old girl driving dads truck. Its very scary. I see it all the time. She has it planted on the windshield in her view next to the steering wheel. peace.
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SPH April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
BG777; Your "truth", my "truth"; it's all in the mind of the beholder, bud. IRead More trust you're not driving while talking to God on your cell phone(?).
BLUESGUITAR777 April 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@SPH - LOL... so by that notion if I believe the sky is really green with yellow polka-dots thenRead More that's the truth/my truth? No 'bud', there is only one Truth and all else is a lie. I will not continue to argue on this thread however, out of respect for the victims, so we're done here.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
You mean you're done. Speak for yourself, son. See, that's the problem with evangelicals. They don'tRead More like it when someone wont partake of their Kool-Aid. (c;
Twitter photo of what the bus looked like as it was towed away.
GreenInOC April 13, 2014 at 07:27 pm
@Henry Xavier, next time you claim someone is deficient in their education you might want to useRead More spell check. On another note, you ask (at least I think you are asking), if anyone thinks that the drivers were texting, then claim "This may help" (sic). How does that help?
Danny Jones April 20, 2014 at 09:45 am
Jaques,( jock ) trucks have been clean for some time now. My 1996 does not smoke, maybe a puff aRead More start up- and it has a million miles on the original engine. My problem with the damn CARB NAZIS is that they reneged on the agreement they had with the EPA and now say "well, so sorry Danny. Yeah, umm, we did say your truck was clean enough back in 1996, but now because we have enough whack-job treehuggers backing us, we can do whatever the hell we want". FINE but Commufornia, get ready to pay A LOT MORE for EVERYTHING you buy. I'm already enjoying the higher rates I can charge to brings cars into this backwards state. I continue to run my old truck and Laugh my way to the bank HAHAHAHA!!!!
Jock April 20, 2014 at 10:01 am
Danny. I'm sure Your truck runs clean. Tell me you haven't seen rigs that look like an 1870Read More locomotive running down the road. Don't get all literal, you know what I mean. If you grew up sucking the smog of the 50's here you would have a different opinion perhaps. By the way, they still haven't announced what caused this crash. Believe it, they will sue the $$$$$$ out of those who are causing fires, the trucking industry must go on efficiently and safely it is in every ones interest.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Betsy April 12, 2014 at 08:45 am
My Prayers go out to all the affected families. A true loss and sadness for the families that withRead More so much hope in search for a brighter future had sent their precious children on that uneventful trip, our hearts cry with you.May those lost R.I.P
"Green dot" prepaid credit cards are often used in phone scams. Patch file photo.
Tony Hernandez April 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm
I was also made aware of a similar scam were these perpetrators are calling unsuspecting peopleRead More advising of an outstanding warrant because they owed money to the IRS. They have them send money with a prepaid card.
nitagregory April 10, 2014 at 07:32 am
I would of said well come get me. And act like I wasn't there when they come. Unless the swatRead More +Marshall's came and knocked the door in
Blair Moore. Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department.
mimi April 9, 2014 at 09:50 am
Sounds good to me. Does anyone know if Moore and his cohort have police records? If this is a firstRead More offense for either or both, I would choose to transfer them to two separate high schools rather than expulsion.
mimi April 9, 2014 at 09:54 am
Addendum: "sounds good to me" was a reference to the news story. Sorry, Glenn.
Glenn E Grab April 9, 2014 at 10:06 am
fire this Lyons woman...she won't even stand up for her own employees when they perform an heroicRead More act, like this coach did..
Two Santa Monica High School students have been arrested in connection with a fight caught on videotape with a teacher. Patch file photo.
Gloria Webber April 10, 2014 at 10:29 am
Mimi I would say you LACK analytic skills and have rash judgements on my moral character. YouRead More clearly do not know me "to cast the first stone". Perhaps it is better you stop now. My comments were to support this teacher and make us all aware her position is not a given but to use it without rash judgements and to be professional at all times. There is no room for "oops I made a mistake" and hide.
Larry El April 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm
The biggest part of this story is about the despicable superintendent Sandra Lyon. She should beRead More immediately fired with zero termination compensation. Her actions are, in her own words, “utterly alarming”. The “student” with a lengthy criminal record, possessing drugs and a weapon, is attending SAMO because he’s been kicked out of LAUSD, the superintendent throws the honorable teacher/coach under the bus, and who’s on leave?...the teacher!...amazing. I hope Mr. Black sues and receives a seven figure settlement, he deserves it.
Igor April 10, 2014 at 01:12 pm
mimi please readRead More http://santamonica.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/santa-monica-pd-releases-name-photo-of-student-arrested-after-teacher-brawl. Lyons is quick to point out that people shouldn't Lyons said"We urge everyone in our community to resist letting rumors and inflammatory statements shape their opinions. Only when all the evidence and witness statements have been reviewed will we have a true and accurate accounting of what actually happened."" But she was the first one to jump the gun. You stated "Only then will we know the good guys from the bad." The box cutter and stabbing someone with a pencil is a pretty good indicator who the bad guy was.You are part of the problem. The perpetrator gets all the rights and victim gets beat up twice, once by the perpetrator and again by people like you.
Christopher Lee Brown. Photo courtesy the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
mimi April 7, 2014 at 01:18 pm
I am glad he was apprehended. It seems clear he is a drug addict. I hope he is sent to a courtRead More ordered inpatient drug program instead of prison.
Elizabeth Lopez April 8, 2014 at 07:15 am
As a friend of Christopher I could honestly say he is a good person with a good heart and a veryRead More smart man... he has help me in so meany ways when I was hungry he would feed me and when the streets got to cold and lonely he was there never did he come at me wrong .. he miss his family and yes he needs to get off drugs to go home and not be miss by his love ones hopefully he find what he has lost within himself and find his peace .to stop hurting himself and jails will not give him that but I really hope he goes to a program too
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Igor April 8, 2014 at 08:53 am
I've been thinking about this a lot. Something bothered me. It took a while but I found it. Not onlyRead More is Lyon bias, but so it the Patch. The headlines read 'Utterly Alarming' Video Shows Santa Monica Teacher Fighting a Student. Shouldn't it had been 'Utterly Alarming' Video Shows Santa Monica Student fighting a Teacher?
Joan Lloyd April 8, 2014 at 09:44 am
The school systems are so busy making money off our children they show how fake they are when itRead More comes to supporting their teachers. "JUST IN CASE THE PARENTS ARE silly ENOUGH TO TRY TO SUE, THEY ARE COVERING THEMSELVES AGAINST THEIR TEACHER" I hope he loses the job and SUES FOR ALL THEY HAVE....close their doors if possible. other Great schools systems are in the neighborhood. Disgusting system. Education will never improve when teacher are just fillers or baby sitters instead of REAL educators. I want my child to have a good, strong, honest, hard, speak the truth, safe teacher. Not one who will allow drugs to even be discussed let along sold in his space. I think the parents should take on this school board and ask for the resignation of the ill taking members. IS THE STUDENT IN JAIL YET?
Joan Lloyd April 8, 2014 at 09:48 am
IGOR, I so agree with you on the 'sorry' PATCH headline.....this is the shame of ourRead More society.....Make the headline that will sell the most advertisement, even though it is IRRESPONSIBLE. when we stop supporting these types of headlines this will change. Thanks for your insight.
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Patti Lagomarsino April 5, 2014 at 09:04 am
Welcome Aboard! I'm Alex and I will be your tour guide.
B.K. April 5, 2014 at 09:21 am
Sea Lion, not a seal. Get your facts straight.
The quake struck at 10:08 a.m. eight miles west-northwest of Malibu. U.S. Geological Survey photo.
Stuart Ebert April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Must be due to all that fracking activity @ Pt. Dume. Keep dreamin folks.
Lowe's will pay various counties throughout California $18.1 million for mishandling hazardous waste. Patch file photo.
Virginia Johnson April 3, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Gosh! Who do we know who to picket. I stopped going to Home Depot because they were mandated byRead More their local Council or County in some area's to provide a building with restrooms and A.C. for illegal aliens to stand on the street corner hawking their bodies and wares when our own American Citizens; African, Mexican, Asian, Anglo, etc. were not provided the same amenities. Now where do I go, OSH?
kab1200 April 3, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Virginia Johnson, I guess you should just stay home and go shopping ever again. What a crockRead More of.......
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