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Sergio Diaz April 15, 2014 at 05:23 am
Angelo was a great friend, and successful young businessman. He did not deserve what happened toRead More him. I hope his killer rots in hell!!
Twitter photo of the Fed Ex truck and charter bus on fire near Orland. The bus was carrying students from Grant High School.
David Ogilvy April 11, 2014 at 10:18 am
This half-assed "reporting" is the result of Patch outsourcing their content creation toRead More "news aggregators" in…India. No on-scene personnel, no cultural sensitivity, no "community-based" anything. If you want to know what's going on in Mumbai, or where Lisa Sarkin is gobbling up pizzas, then Patch is your place. Anything else, forget it.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 11, 2014 at 10:21 am
Guys, this isn't the place. People are grieving. Those affected need to be surrounded in love byRead More their community. Go ahead and start a speak out on the boards (middle column of the page) and let it rip.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
Here's the complete list of schools (including Grant) -- La Sierra High -- Adolfo Camarillo High --Read More Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Tech -- Ulysses S. Grant Senior High -- Oxnard High -- Eastside High -- John C. Fremont Senior High -- El Monte High -- West Ranch High -- School for the Visual Arts and -- Environmental Charter -- Manual Arts Senior High -- Burroughs High -- Mayfair High -- Phineas Banning Senior High -- Carson Senior High -- Cesar E. Chavez Learning Academy -- California Academy of Mathematics -- Pacifica High -- Pioneer High -- Century High -- Phineas Banning Senior High -- Alliance Media Arts and Entert -- Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High -- Renaissance Arts Academy -- Polytechnic High -- Valhalla High -- Gompers Preparatory Academy -- Animo Inglewood Charter High -- Woodrow Wilson Senior High -- Middle College High -- Palm Desert High -- Animo Jackie Robinson Charter -- Downey High -- Loara High -- Marshall Fundamental -- Norte Vista High -- Pomona Senior High
KTLA screenshot of students injured in a crash in Orland.
Lorelei Shark April 11, 2014 at 09:35 am
..."one of two students at Banning High School in Wilmington who was sitting in the back rowRead More told NBC4 the impact was sudden, extremely painful and immediately ignited a fire." This is horrific... but, the first thing that came to my mind - I'm sure SEAT BELTS were nowhere to be seen. Just a metal tomb where bodies get tossed around like packages. WHY does “Click It or Ticket” not apply to buses. School buses in particular - although Metro buses ought to require them also. Is it that seat belts cost too much money? How much is a life worth? The medical bills incurred in this crash could probably install seat belts in 1000 buses. The minimum ticket cost of an adult seat belt violation in California is $142 and up, and a minimum of $445 for not properly restraining a child under 16. If the parent is not in the car, the driver gets the ticket. Who gets this ticket?
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
George March 29, 2014 at 10:26 am
I was at rock & roll Ralphs on Sunset and didn't feel a thing. Came home and heard we had anRead More earthquake.
Richard Mathews March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am
USGS's Did You Feel It shows a bunch more counties where this was felt than the seven listed in thisRead More article. Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, and Inyo. In Nevada, add Nye and Clark (Las Vegas). In Arizona, add Maricopa (Phoenix). http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi
Lynn Smith March 30, 2014 at 07:54 am
Just as researchers are starting to link earthquakes with fracking in Texas and surrounding states,Read More Southern California has four earthquakes in a month. Our city officials need to ban this needless, dangerous and largely unregulated business.
Twitter photo of the accident scene at Beverly Glen.
RA March 31, 2014 at 11:55 am
The driver was a friend, and he had a heart attack at 50 years old. It wasn't something he plannedRead More on doing!
Allan March 31, 2014 at 11:57 am
Sorry for your loss. I've deleted my comments.
RA March 31, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Thank you, Allan... by coincidence, his son's name is Allen. He was such a great guy it's so hardRead More to believe this happened.
Twitter photo of the children abducted Saturday.
DiamondbackDave March 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Carl, the quote of mine that you posted has to do with all people who have crossed the borderRead More illegally and not the parents of these kids. However, I do think that there is a good chance that the parents of these kids are illegal.
Marge R. Hesse March 20, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Legal or not legal is not in question. They are very bad parents.
Wolfman March 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Amber Alerts are a waste of the taxpayers money when family and domestic violence are the realRead More issues
A seismograph recorded the quake. Twitter photo.
John March 18, 2014 at 11:33 am
Do some research Penny. It is not centered in Westwood as you titled the article. "...wasRead More centered about six miles north- northwest of Westwood."
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
John, this is CNS's first report, on which I wrote the head. "An earthquake with an epicenterRead More in Westwood struck Los Angeles about 6:25 a.m. today, authorities said." Now, on to today's news, OK?
John March 18, 2014 at 02:39 pm
You're only making my point stronger Penny.
Janeth Felix. Photo provided by Bay City News
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
A physically abusive father and husband and some are concerned with citizenship? I think that you'reRead More missing the point here. Those that automatically assume undocumented when the surnames are Hispanic might have to rethink later this month when the Hispanic percentage in California surpasses the non-Hispanic white population.
Nanette Pastor-Hanna March 17, 2014 at 09:45 am
How does leaving the children with their grandmother constitute "protective custody" whenRead More the abusive parent knows the address of his mother/mother-in-law? This is yet another example of the incompetence of the social welfare system in Los Angeles! We need and deserve accountability. Moreover, the children deserve better than this!
Wolfman March 22, 2014 at 05:23 pm
why are we issuing ambler alerts on domestic family issues as it is a waste of taxpayers money noRead More wonder California is broke
Scenes from the wreckage of a wrong-way driver on the 405. Photo courtesy of Rick McClure
Mike February 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm
I saw this happen. I was driving home from a concert (I have been sober since 1997) north on theRead More 405. As I passed the 101 I heard the sirens and saw the pursuit going around the cloverleaf. Stupid drunk, I thought, and I kept on driving as the pursuit was on the other side of the freeway. Traffic was very light and I was driving about 75 Northbound in the fast lane. Suddenly, across the divider on the other side of the freeway there was an SUV passing me going the wrong way. My first instinct was to speed up to watch him. But then I realized the danger innocent people were in and I slowed down a little bit so I wouldn't have to watch an innocent person get hurt. In my heart I started praying for the innocent people driving South at that moment. Just ahead, there was a tiny hill, and I couldn't see any oncoming headlights because of the hill. The wrong way driver's SUV disappeared over the top while I kept driving and praying. When I crested the tiny hill my heart stopped because I didn't see his taillights anywhere, but I could see what looked like steam or smoke on the other side of the freeway. There was a destroyed car on the right side of the freeway and another demolished car in the center divider. I didn't want to see that, and I'm hurting because of it. As I continued North, it seemed as if the helicopter overhead had turned around and was lighting up the accident scene. But there were more cars coming south, unaware of the wreckage just ahead of them. I felt awful, I wanted to warn them somehow, but I was powerless to do anything. I thought about getting off the freeway and getting back on the south side to try to slow people down, but I couldn't think of how I would be able to do anything other than get myself killed. I kept praying and I cried as I drove. Then I saw CHP on the other side of the freeway swerving back and forth to stop traffic. That was near Roscoe, and I got off at Roscoe since I live near there. My heart hurts for the innocent people hurt and for the baby especially. I don't mean to sound selfish, but my heart also hurts for me. I didn't want to see that and I can't get it out of my head. Maybe my prayers helped, maybe they didn't. Yes, there was an accident, but the innocent people are still alive and so I will thank my Father in Heaven for that. I'll continue to pray for the family, and if anybody wants to join me in that, will you please pray for me too. I would appreciate it.
Paul February 3, 2014 at 08:17 am
Mike, my prayers are with you. I'm sorry you had to see that. My reaction would have been the sameRead More from the start. Go to meeting and talk about it. One day at a time - Paul
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 3, 2014 at 06:25 pm
A follow-up story for youRead More http://northridge.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/motivations-behind-sundays-wrongway-crash-still-a-mystery
LAFD truck at the scene of the accident. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Mark Snelgrove).
Mark Lassman January 27, 2014 at 01:03 pm
There may or may not be some liability on the part of the second driver, the one who struck the twoRead More men, as far as whether or not that driver could have avoided the accident. HOWEVER, because the first driver was intoxicated AND driving in the wrong direction, the full liability will likely fall on THAT driver, due to his actions having caused the initial accident, as well as setting in motion the chain of events that followed. It’s a simple “but for” legal analysis. “But for” the actions of the first driver, the initial accident as well as the second, which caused the man’s death, would not have occurred.
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 26, 2014 at 05:47 pm
What on earth was he do at the coolege when it was colosed please get us more details. I heardRead More that he as from Tugania which was pretty far way. May he rest in peace. My only idea is a drug deal gone bad maybe.
U - M January 27, 2014 at 09:47 am
Oh for heaven.s sake. It says clearly that the person is critically injured and not dead. And sinceRead More you feel the need to leave a comment and you don't seem to master the English language , at least try to master the the function of spell check.
Allan January 27, 2014 at 09:51 am
Where is Tugania?
Jay Beeber January 16, 2014 at 09:27 pm
This is tragic and it happens more often than you might think. It even has a name - multipleRead More threat. It happens when the view of the pedestrian is hidden by the car that has stopped and the car in the next lane over doesn't see that there is someone trying to cross the street. Even though the pedestrian has the right of way, you can't be sure other approaching cars will see you. If you are ever crossing the street, in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, and a car in one lane stops for you, never assume the cars in the next lane over will see you and stop. Always stop and peer around the the car you are crossing in front of to make sure there's no car approaching in the next lane. If there is a car approaching, make sure they see you by making eye contact with the driver and be sure they are going to stop before you proceed. Hopefully this advice will save someone's life.
D. Jude January 14, 2014 at 10:15 am
hey..there is a pot growing operation in my neighborhood also..it's hidden inside a business namedRead More "two brothers machin ery' located at 7130 lindley ave in reseda. it's owned and operated by CC&M pot dispensery 2 doors south of it's location. police don't do a thing about it...guess they don't care.....
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