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Stephanie Winnard July 23, 2014 at 01:57 pm
The best action one can take to greatly reduce one's water footprint at the individual level is toRead More adopt a plant-based diet. By far, animal agriculture uses the most water in California. Taking shorter showers and adopting other actions to save water is great, don't get me wrong, but a drop in the bucket compared to the water-intensive meat and dairy industries. The world's leading water scientists met at the International Water Institute in Stockholm, and concluded that if we want there to be enough water to meet everyone's needs as our world's population expands to 9 billion and more droughts are predicted, then the world must shift to a plant-based diet. It takes 4000 gallons of water for a day's worth of food for a meat-centered diet, but only 300 gallons for a plant-based/vegan diet. Please think about it and choose water-wise, plant-based foods.
Stuart Ebert July 23, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Some good ideas posted above, some really bad. Building a pipeline from the Midwest WOULD NOTRead More address the environmental degradation that is now under way in CA. And let's understand the concept of POSITIVE FEEDBACK mechanisms in environmental/ climate science. Basically, the hotter it gets, the less precip we receive. The less precip we receive, the drier it gets. The drier it gets, the more trees die. The more trees die, the more fires we get. The more fires we get, the hotter it gets and so on and so on . . . The time for action on climate change was 20-30 years ago. CO2 levels are too high now, and half life in the atmosphere is 100 freaking years.
Virginia Johnson July 23, 2014 at 03:21 pm
All the while the Calif. State, County and Local Governments are trying to charge more for water,Read More penalize us millions of dollars for not conserving Even More than we already have! And...now they want to add at least one-half million dollars in new homes and units with taxpayer dollars to fund for low income housing in Los Angeles that will contribute considerably to the Water Shortage. Also people with swimming pools (I don't): Actually save on water by not having to water their lawns. The Guilt trips by our Feds/States/Counties and Cities are out of this world crazy.
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robin July 21, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Think I will send him my bill for time lost everytime this fool comes to town. Closing the roadsRead More and causing grid lock, making us that need to put food on the table late to work or late getting home. Stay on the East Coast. Stop coming here. Better yet, have a fund raiser to help people who need houses, food and clothing and not for politics. You idiots are rich enough.
Gloria July 24, 2014 at 09:13 am
But Robin that is the only thing he is good at - - fund raising not leading a nation. What a mistakeRead More we made; I too was hoping for someone better. My mistake
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.
SA July 15, 2014 at 10:57 am
To Robin: You left out all the men getting tanked at the Farmer’s Market and beating the crapRead More out of their wives … What is up with y’all wanting to kill somebody’s ability to grow a business? Y’all are commies …
Virginia Johnson July 15, 2014 at 03:51 pm
It would just be nice if our California Do Nothing Congress would put their time and efforts intoRead More helping our State with real problems instead of making their constituency feel like they are making a difference with alcohol and marijuana leniency laws. This is not real Government in action.
Virginia Johnson July 15, 2014 at 04:22 pm
p.s. Most of our Federal, State and Local Government Parks do not allow alcohol and that is whereRead More many Farmers Markets are located. How is this going to work out?
A great white shark in Manhattan Beach. Photo credit: Eric Martin.
Oswaldo Busquets July 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm
What a stupid request from PETA. Eventually they will ban eating fish, and meat, and also veggiesRead More since they have a life too.
Nanci Linke Ellis July 8, 2014 at 02:36 pm
How idiotic to let fisherman go "chumming" to attract fish when its' a widely known factRead More that there are a lot of great whites currently off the SoCA coast. What are these beach cities thinking? Do you honestly think sharks will abide by "designated areas"? It's their natural habitat, not ours.
mimi July 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm
Nanci - if people agree to abide by the designated areas, we won't have to worry about the readingRead More skills of the sharks.
Santa Monica Airport. Patch file photo.
fred July 7, 2014 at 11:15 am
I guess actor Harrison Ford's need for everyone to subsidize his airplane hobby is more importantRead More than the health and safety of the 60,000 residents who live within 2 miles of the Santa Monica Airport.
Lisa Lisa July 7, 2014 at 04:07 pm
The FAA and Aviation interests are squatting on the land. In 1941, the Feds leased the airport landRead More for the war. Please read this (http://tinyurl.com/olgrwl5). Start on page 5 and don't forget to look at the actual Lease in the Appendix at the back which shows the Lease starting December 8, 1941 for $1. The Feds are saying that "the war ended, so we terminate the Lease, on the condition that you operate it as an airport forever." How can this be legal? That is the very question here and that is what this WHOLE dispute has been about for the last number of decades. Apply this logic to a tenant (who is a pro football player) leasing a home from a landlord owner. The tenant decides to move because he got a new job with another team out of state. The tenant terminates the lease early and states a condition that the landlord can only lease the home to football players FOREVER. This isn't legal.
pilot_rick July 10, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Lisa Lisa, The Faa is not squatting on the ground. They built the airport but do not own it.Read More They made a deal back in 1946 that says Santa Monica must operate the airport forever. The city owns and operates the land, much to their dismay. If the city does not continue to keep up their end of the deal the Federal government will just take over the land. I hope that happens so we won't have to deal with pesky landing fees and inconvienent "voluntary" curfews. The nonsense you bring up regarding football players and tenant issues is of course completely irrelevant to the issue but does show how clueless you and other airport opponents are.
A sidewalk that needs to be repaired in Los Angeles. Patch file photo.
Diana K Cass July 3, 2014 at 06:52 pm
I hope this will happen Today, I tripped over a sidewalk panel that was a little upraised by rootsRead More - went to emergency, and fortunately,no broken bones. But, I sure as anything have pain. I was one of the fortunate ones, 2 kindly men stopped their trucks, waited with me until I felt somewhat better (one of them gave me his water). A neighbor happened by and escorted me back to my home. I could go on and on - but, yes, let's get these sidewalks repaired.
Don July 3, 2014 at 08:23 pm
File a claim against the City. There are ADA issues as well that they don't adhere too as a resultRead More of City Services blowing their budgets without accountability
Mary A July 4, 2014 at 01:23 pm
"as well as a trust fund where the city could sock away money dedicated for sidewalkRead More repairs." Oh yeah, sure, I think we've been down this path before, does anyone in their right mind trust the City to manage a "Trust Fund" for the benefit of residents and tax payers? This is why our infrastructure, parks, you name it, is the mess it is. City Service funds were raided to pay for lucrative salary/benefit increases for City Union workers and their bo$$es, and all forms of other fiscal mismanagement, at the expense of services the City is mandated to provide. And this has been going on for decades. Streets have not been re-paved for 50-60 years, same with side walk repairs, weed and garbage infested streets, sewers and parkway. By some act of God, I think, some of the lunar cratered streets in No. SF Valley are finally being repaved after over a 1/2 century of neglect. But it's a drop in the bucket compared to an acceptable standard.
Average American June 27, 2014 at 08:50 am
Make no mistake about it, they are going to be coming for your guns eventually, just a matter ofRead More time. They will first go for the "Registry" and I think the more informed of us all know that a registry has preceeded almost every gun grab in history. How did that registry work out for the Jews in WW2?
school bus ninja June 27, 2014 at 08:51 am
None of this would have happened if women put out more. Don't be so stingy with the lovin'. JustRead More sayin.
Paul Hamilton July 10, 2014 at 07:21 pm
When you take the Guns away from honest citizens. All you will have are Armed thugs who have no fearRead More of being shot, an armed citizen is a defense against crime. I personally will fight to keep my guns.
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JHouse June 26, 2014 at 10:25 am
does it look as if manufacturing is just fine here? Check this out.Read More http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/2061.31271.80.0/economy/the-death-of-american-manufacturing
glenn bernard June 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Suppose that within a mental evaluation for gun purchase, the citizen reveals a deeply held dislikeRead More and distrust of the Government. Some people would not want this person to be allowed to purchase just for this one "excuse." Suggest everybody focus on getting US corporations to return to the USA (from Asia) for all of their manufacturing. Nothing stops bullets like JOBS!
Nadja Adolf June 26, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Note that this law would NOT have stopped the Isla Vista shooting because the parents did NOT callRead More the local mental health agency as well as the police. Note that by failing to check the California gun registry - available in every patrol car - they would not have even considered issuing such an order because they didn't think there were any firearms in the area - and neither did his parents, apparently. I have a lot of questions regarding this case - and one of them is that given junior had been making violent postings for more than a week or two, why didn't the parents cut off his funds and compel him to return home and be evaluated?
A fake no parking sign. Patch file photo.
Genv Erac June 25, 2014 at 07:00 am
people that own beach front property are for the most part, a bunch ofRead More selfish,immature,narrow-minded and self appointed protector of whatever they feel they own...even if they don't own it. so take your beach front home and your high tide line and put it where the sun don't shine...
Stoked June 25, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Funny that the area in question with the no parking signs, painted curbs and fake garages with fakeRead More driveways is also on the most polluted list with leaking septic tanks. That floating diaper and dog poo doesn't look like much compared to your toxic waste that is causing bacterial infections to surfers in the area.
Psychic One June 25, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Mock my name all you want Bendover. I can assure you the families I have worked for finding theirRead More missing loved ones don't make fun. Nor the police departments that have hired me to work on their murder cases. I'm also a forensic artist and have helped identify the remains of many left to rot in a unmarked grave. So laugh it up trust fund baby and have another toke.
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Chris B June 19, 2014 at 03:24 pm
good idea, but not for me since: Driving time to work is 10 minutes or less. Walking time is 35Read More minutes. Bus time (including walking to bus stop) at least 1 hour, often more. Coming home: driving time is 15 minutes (used to be 45 with freeway construction). Walking time the same (unless it's after dark and I don't want to walk through the VA). Bus time, about 1 1/2 hours. cb
Frank Estrada June 19, 2014 at 08:09 pm
How about we ditch our city officials for a day, or a week or
friendly person June 20, 2014 at 02:47 pm
I agree with Frank!!!
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Lynn Glover June 25, 2014 at 10:28 am
KMA: what is your point about how old is the S of L? Do you think wise philosophy has an expirationRead More date? Let's hope the sonnet by Lazarus is just as meaningful today as then. And, it's part of what makes the USA exceptionally great in the world and time. Of course, some limitations have to be included. These are embodied in the law. The problem today is that the law is not being enforced primarily because the head of enforcement and his minions want to let in more people who, they would like to believe, are likely to vote for their kind in the future.
M. Manzano July 6, 2014 at 04:48 pm
The Democrats would cease being in control if voter ID passed. They will do everything possible toRead More prevent it.
Madeleine July 6, 2014 at 05:13 pm
M. Manzano: You are so right. There is not one logical reason to be against voter ID, unless youRead More want to vote fraudulently.
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REPBEAR June 17, 2014 at 06:59 am
And if you lose receipts just claim a Lois Learner!
Brainwashed_In_Church June 17, 2014 at 07:05 am
When I take my kids to church on Sundays, I write off my tithe as a dependent care expense.
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mOmO123 June 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Thank you Fact Checker! If any parent is willing to risk the lives of their children to diseasesRead More that are preventable then by all means go for it. But when i hear a baby barking like a seal because of whooping cough it breaks my heart.
Heather H June 16, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Again just curious, why is it those of you pro-vax, why is it that you feel the need to be so nastyRead More and rude to those with a different opinion of yours? We all feel passionate about our stance but, many of you are just blatantly rude. What happened to your "tolerance"?
fact checker June 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Heather you are a bit hasty in grouping all posters who question your comments together asRead More "rude" and "nasty." Do you see the irony here?
Jill Pyeatt June 13, 2014 at 08:57 am
I really really hope bases are closed. This country needs to refocus its funds elsewhere. PerhapsRead More the land where the bases are can have factories built on them to replace jobs lost.
Tom Jackson June 13, 2014 at 09:30 am
I guess keeping anything military open is stupid if you plan on becoming a third world country atRead More the mercy of one of the other big three. People don't get the far reaching ramifications of closing bases. One only needs to drive over to Norton a air a base in San Bernadino to see how a base closure affects the local community. The place has become a slum. All the local businesses that flourished with the base business are gone now. Thousands of jobs were affected. It's likedriving through TJ. The problem with supporters of base closures is they dont think outside their own little box. The closures also affect the budgeting for our National defense. Of course I understand that many of the viewers here don't believe in National defense. Perhaps if one of our buildings were leveled like in NY by a terrorist organization you would be more supportive of a base remaining operational. Clinton trimmed everything he could back in the 90's dozens if basis were closed. Even he knew when to stop. We are at the bare minimum now having just enough bases to support our needed military.
R. Ray Morford June 13, 2014 at 11:45 am
The Obummer can use the closed military bases to house all of the illegal youth crossing ourRead More borders.....at tax payer expense. We're coming closer to being a Socialist nation every day. Hillary will love that. ARE YOU A SOCIALIST OR A PATRIOT?
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Kevin Johnson June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Dear Attorney Jackie Lacey...You should know that none of this is possible without the Lawyers andRead More Doctors...#getseriousaboutcrime
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Val Streit June 5, 2014 at 07:30 am
"Come early and Stay Late" translation: Residents will be landlocked inside the city.
Glenn E Grab June 5, 2014 at 11:54 am
ride a bike,that's the only way
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Batman June 23, 2014 at 02:55 pm
And what better way to hide his culpability as an inept, characterless father.
Batman June 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
And exactly what is the definition of "a person in crisis"? The public is already beingRead More brainwashed that the NRA and Tea Party members are all insane, but the inner-city street gangers are A-OK.
Autumn Johnson June 25, 2014 at 08:09 am
Bill that Could Remove Guns from 'People in Crisis' Passes First Hurdle in SenateRead More http://dublin.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/gun-violence-restraining-order-bill-passes-first-hurdle-in-senate
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George May 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
I agree with David. I have jumped on that bandwagon telling the bus driver a sob story in order toRead More ride for free.
martel May 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
very deceptive price increase from the mta. they're raising fares up to 25% and justifying it byRead More telling us that some people will get free transfers and they will "temporarily hold off on additional increases that had been proposed for 2017 and 2020". the board that voted for this can't relate with the fact that "80 percent of Metro bus riders are low-income".
brad May 23, 2014 at 03:26 pm
I love the bus, especially at night, its a safe way to go out and during the day it makes lifeRead More easier. I have a car but the bus is easier and not a bad way to travel. The freeloaders have been pulling that crap for so long, its irritating, and unfair.
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SA May 22, 2014 at 07:28 am
If someone falls for this (unless elderly) then they deserve it as being stupid should hurt.
Love2Hunt May 22, 2014 at 09:57 am
I've been getting emails from USPS for almost a month saying they are holding onto an importantRead More package for me... I know it's a scam because the USPS doesn't hold onto packages, they RTS it without delay!
Ruth Simmons May 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Thanks for the heads up! Reminds me of the similar reports posted on http://www.callercenter.comRead More along with the scammers' phone number. Well, I think the scam's obvious and if I get a call like that, I'd report it right away. I'd also share the phone number on my blogs to share a warning.
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