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Brett Shaad died last year of invasive meningococcal disease. Patch file photo.
Marcus April 7, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Ross Yerkes posting feels like an attempt to create traffic on Patch these days. A Blog troller.Read More Rather than create reasonable forum posting for Eagle Rockers to comment and discuss, his attempt is nothing more than an extreme viewpoint.
ross Yerkes April 8, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Dear nonoise Jose and Marcus, We all have our own opinions and have been invited to express themRead More here. Sorry we disagree, but happy you'll read my posts. God bless us all.
nonoise April 8, 2014 at 09:59 pm
We can disagree. Respect is the ultimate goal with anyone you meet. I don't ask for anyone toRead More like me, just respect me.
Credit: Jonathan Oyama
Sean McCarthy February 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Let's wait and see what the council does.
Brentwood Resident # 49 February 26, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Nora and Homewood - Fracking does contribute to micro earthquakes, magnitude less than 2, with theRead More largest injection induced earthquake being 3.6 , still not very damaging. While I agree that this should be considered as well as the water issue here in California and specifically Los Angeles City, the pros also need to be considered. Maybe a portion of the proceeds from the fracking can go towards projected increased water costs? Maybe all fracking that takes place in Los Angeles must provide their own water and not take DWP water to perform their drilling process?
Sean McCarthy March 1, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Okay. What about the Daily News article that states: "The top equity holding in fiscal yearRead More 2013 for the pension fund for civilian employees was the ExxonMobil stock, worth at least $115 million, records show. Exxon is also the second largest equity — worth $80 million — in the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions fund, records show. The two portfolios also own a combined $100 million in stock in Chevron, another company that practices fracking." POSTED: 02/27/14, 8:55 PM PST Are we saying that its okay for Los Angeles pension funds to make money off of fracking as long as it is done someplace else, right?
The Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee unanimously advanced a proposed ordinance that would restrict the use of e-cigarettes in Los Angeles. Patch file photo.
Barbara Snowberger February 25, 2014 at 12:12 pm
I was asked to go to e-digs 5 years ago by a friend who has severe asthma. Her husband used to be aRead More smoker; he stopped by using e-cigs which didn't bother my friend's asthma, at all. I find it difficult to fathom why, if something does NOT affect a severe asthma sufferer, our elected officials would vote to take away a valuable tool that hasn't proved to be offensive to others with severe breathing problems. "Getting out front" of something you don't know is harmful to others, is as ridiculous as supposing that anyone wearing Google glasses has impaired driving. Why not spend time on our water worries instead of preventing good people from once again being able to fraternize in places where REAL tobacco smoke can actually harm people? As Judge Judy would say: "Put on your listening ears, you morons!"
John Wayne's Honda February 26, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Here's an idea work on something important like our broken roads.
SimpleMist.com February 26, 2014 at 02:17 pm
I think the questions is less about innovation & disruption. I think it's more about the lossesRead More in revenue in Federal & State level taxing through Sales & Excise taxes. Since the "Internet" is unregulated or mildly regulated, there is no tax collection therefor losses for the government occur and Budgets turn upside down. The solution isn't really Ban Online Sales to collect tax, claiming "how else can we verify age". It's let's let the laws lead, by creating ways to verify age in this new world economy. Doesn't the Government & Private industry use Online Click Agreements to verify Age, DoB, et al on State Drivers License renewals? Federal Passports? Government Visa's issued? Credit Card Applications? etc...? We know there are solutions, we know there are ways, let's curb the easy way out and focus on aligning our skills, talents and Political offices/leaders to work smarter. Not find loopholes to push their agendas? :)
The Los Angeles County Seal
nonoise February 7, 2014 at 08:12 am
The constitution and the "establishment clause" are very important. No one religionRead More should be considered more important than any other. And, government should not "establish" or promote any one religion because that is an establishment of a religion. Government should also not "exempt" churches or any religion from any type of law, i.e., noise laws!! That is also government "establishing" and promoting a religion.
nonoise March 5, 2014 at 07:37 am
The fake and phony ACLU only takes on certain cases, the easy ones for them. They do not fightRead More for people's rights. They do not fight for separation of church and state.
Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California. (Max Whitaker/Getty Images)
heywood February 5, 2014 at 08:02 pm
It seems to me that The Patch might want to take their own look at Covered California. The PatchRead More doesn't appear to me to be in good health.
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ross Yerkes January 30, 2014 at 01:02 pm
The Laws of the land now oppose the will and the morals of the majority of the people, as expressedRead More by there vote, and their religious beliefs. The promotion of Pornography, Homo and Bisexual Hedonism and Baby Killing by the laws of the land and the Media, over the objections of the majority of the voters, reveal the federal and many State and local governments to be anti-Christian oligarchies. These changes in the country fulfill the Communist agenda, as outlined in the Congressional Record of January 10, 1963 for the overthrow of the “Christian” United States government and its replacement by an anti-Christian Communist government. This also fulfills Bible prophesy regarding the appearance of the End Times Anti-Christ. These are exciting times for Christians!
A proposed view of what Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock could look like in the future, according to the Colorado Boulevard Vision Plan. Pasadena officials are considering similar efforts on Colorado. (Photo courtesy Colorado Boulevard Vision Plan)
Fortified- AKA Mungo Jerry January 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm
SOUNDS ALL BEUTIFUL AND ALL.....BUT PERHAPS NOT. The plan is what is called "sustainableRead More development". It is the manifestation of "agenda 21"...you know that crazy non binding conspiracy thing. The idea is to bring populations toward the inner cities, and out of the suburbs, which will return to nature... AHH CRAZY TALK! You can read the actual documents from the Wikipedia link: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21 ) Here is the deal. 1) Most people don't have a clue about this. 2)Upon hearing about it, most of them scoff and suggest it is some wacko conspiracy. 3) All while it is being implemented in towns, across the world. Read it yourself if you like. Once you have read it with your own eyes, you are able to start investigating what is happening all around us.
Fortified- AKA Mungo Jerry January 23, 2014 at 11:53 pm
WANT MORE? Here is an example of something I just saw after the fact. It was a flyer in PasadenaRead More Patch about a global warming meeting. upon investigating, I discovered that the meeting was actually sponsored by the reformatted elect Obama team. The "scientists" and others attending are directly involved activists in the agenda 21, and "transition town" movement, socially, and economically tied. What connections do they all have together? I leave that for the reader to decide. I am just pointing it out. Read it here: oh, by the way the "Obama for world president" was mostly tongue in cheek. http://northridge.patch.com/groups/conspiricy-or-debunked-/p/fe4a1102-3210-460e-95a3-dc927d164e47
Fortified- AKA Mungo Jerry January 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm
Want more? let me know
DWP General Manager Ron Nichols testifying in City Hall.
Robert Guevara January 11, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Ron Nichols was a huge improvement over predecessors David Nahai and Daniel Freeman who each wereRead More totally beholden to former Mayor Villaraigosa. In any event, IBEW local president D'Arcy usually got what he wanted during the Villaraigosa administration, all tied into the objectives of all politicians, that being simpl, "winning the next election." The latest revelation of a several months' old threat from D'Arcy to sue Nichols personally if Nichols disclosed any trust information is very believable. The other detail, however, is that former City Attorney Trutanich told Nichols that a defense would not be available from the city as being personal and not being a city business matter doesn't fit. It may have been stated by a subordinate, rather than by Trutanich (assuming he'd know better) as the matter would clearly qualify for such defense, being within "the course and scope of business." Nichols very often attended meetings of the DWP NC Advocacy and DWP MOU committees, as well as LA NC Coalition meetings, where he spoke, reporting news and answering questions, something that the predecessors had not done.
Patch file photo of a sign in Mountain View, CA, where plastic bags were banned in 2013.
Robert Guevara January 7, 2014 at 09:10 am
The 10 cent fee for paper bags was the trade-off to grocery stores for them not to oppose theRead More plastic bag ban. Markets keep those fees that will add up. As reusable bags become used, washing to clean off accumulated bacteria eventually will be needed, using quantities of natural resources not needed earlier such as the water supplied and the waste water processed, done for all water going through L.A. sewer pipes, and so on. Unfortunately, here as with much of the political decisions in California, making legal bans affecting conduct of all is the choice instead of trying to "educate" to produce a culture of Non-littering that will include our present-day litterers. So the actions of a few, the ones allowing/causing litter of all sort and the politicians, will continue to cause poor decisions to befall the rest of us.
nonoise January 7, 2014 at 10:57 am
You can still get plastic bags at Ralphs and other stores. Just now they cost 15 cents.
WU TANG FAN January 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm
The other problem with the cloth or reusable bags is the fact that people will not launder themRead More often creating a breeding ground for bacteria contamination of some foods. I've seen people whip open their bags, and animal dander and cat/dog hair comes flying out! SUPER A still has plastic but its called " recycled plastic" which is supposed to break down faster than the other kind. I use canvas bags but wash them often and use one for meat and the others for veggies just to be safe.
Patch file photo
Robert Guevara December 19, 2013 at 02:55 pm
If you look at the election results for ERNC, the "taken over" notion was more imaginedRead More than real; every candidate was an Eagle Rock resident- the "Progressive Slate," formerly the "Green Slate" had 2 successful candidates while the opposing slate of "Eagle Rock Neighbors" were elected to the remaining seats on the board of 19, with 4 former ERNC board members, Nogueira, Seta, Larsen and Bitan returning. The presented change from "factual basis" to "substantial community ties" was the response to the situation. Each NC will have to determine what will satisfy the new category.
Rob Schraff December 19, 2013 at 04:52 pm
No government is going to be allowed to require proof that someone belongs, or not, to a religiousRead More organization. So people will be able to self-verify. But you are right, this whole issue was made up by Huizar and Larsen as part of their anti-marijuana-patient demagoguery. Hey, speaking of the Councilman and his little buddy, what have they been up to lately?
nonoise December 19, 2013 at 05:27 pm
This change was really needed. Just that it did not go far enough. The requirement to vote shouldRead More be if you live or work in the area. That's it, no school or church group. Live or work in the community. That's it. It needs to go further.
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez on Colorado Boulevard in  Eagle Rock. Credit: Ajay Singh
Rob Schraff December 7, 2013 at 03:58 pm
"Libertatian-Conservative" is an oxymoron, as is becoming increasingly clear within theRead More Republican Party, see chamber of commerce vs. tea party, Pope Francis against the evangelicals, the immigration debacle, the women's rights debacle, the mercenary foreign wars debacles... In the meantime, we suddenly seeming to be having civil discourse about the best policy choices, a classically liberal (dare I say American) approach. Good for us!
Rob Schraff December 7, 2013 at 04:17 pm
Sorry - Libertarian. Maybe Libertation is the next wave.
Marcus December 7, 2013 at 06:35 pm
Good decisions can only come about when society is informed and not deceived by corrupt websitesRead More pretending to be official ones. Funny how libertarians spout freedom from government until they need to use freeways, bridges, roads, or draw from social security or medicaid. Thank goodness for Federal govt, because without it, all our different beliefs or opinions would decend this great nation into anarchy.