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BLUESGUITAR777 April 14, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Hits close to home given I'm friends with the parents of the student involved in the accident fromRead More Pacifica HS. I'm so glad he's okay as well as the others who survived. My heartfelt and sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to those who lost loved ones in this totally unnecessary and unfortunate accident.
SPH April 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Imho, it's senseless tragedies like this that pretty much rule out any "Master Plan".
BLUESGUITAR777 April 15, 2014 at 02:34 pm
@SPH- Well good thing it's just your lowly opinion and not the truth. It is not God who causes orRead More plans these events. Senseless tragedies and accidents are the direct result of sin. It is not the victims of these tragedies that are guilty, it is us. It's the sin of the world is why God allows these accidents to happen. And sometimes they're just accidents and nothing more (which more often than not is true). Let's leave your insensitive atheist comments out of this thread and respect those involved.
andy fischer April 8, 2014 at 06:54 am
How much tax did that temple (or church) pay to fund the emergency crews?
Eric Bergstrom April 8, 2014 at 07:38 am
Geez, patch. Riveting video. We realize it was sent to you by the Orange County fire Authority, butRead More still you don't have to post that. A Scan of empty seats and firemen doing basic cleanup...really
Amanda LaRosa April 8, 2014 at 11:58 am
More than the cost of the seats in public schools these children don't occupy (and that theirRead More parents' taxes continue to support).
A woman places flowers at the site where LuZanna Malec was fatally struck by a car July 4, 2013 in Laguna Niguel. Patch photo credit: Barton Mac Leod.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Are you reading on your phone? The photo is there! Don't know what else to tell ya.
GreenInOC April 10, 2014 at 06:52 pm
@Penny Arévalo, I'm on my laptop. I've checked on Safari, Chrome and Firefox and there isn'tRead More anything other than the 2 photos I described above.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Again, sorry. It's there. I can see it. I've uploaded it. Other people have commented on it (seeRead More Tanya's comments above). I'm sure we'll be using it again as this case moves forward.
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andy fischer April 5, 2014 at 10:06 am
Recommend not using "this morning" for a byline.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 5, 2014 at 10:09 am
Andy, the story was first delivered as a breaking news alert (delivered separately to email boxes),Read More so I needed the immediacy. You'll see our stories are time-stamped. At Patch, our style is to reference today, but not tomorrow or yesterday. When in doubt, check the time stamp.
rada youngblood April 5, 2014 at 11:05 am
I knew him as a sweet fun person who was well liked by many people. He will be missed and my heartRead More goes out to his family.
Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
mOmO123 April 2, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Maybe this horrible accident will help push our local cops to start ticketing jaywalkers in lakeRead More forest. I have seen people nearly cause accidents on every major street in lake forest because of jay walking i have even seen police stop on el toro for jay walkers then proceed past with out ticketing the person.
Patti Bout April 2, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Unfortunately most California pedestrians, whether they are crossing a street or crossing a parkingRead More lot, DO NOT LOOK BEFORE CROSSING! (and yes, I'm yelling) They totaly expect a 3000 + lb metal vehicle to stop on a dime as soon as they walk in front of you. And sadly, some get to feel what it's like to get hit with a 3000 + lb metal vehicle. I'm not saying this was the case in this instance, but I'd say 8 of 10 times, it is.
Jim Morgan April 2, 2014 at 04:09 pm
I was there, 3 cars back from the one that hit him. The cars were going 5 mph UNDER the speed limit.Read More I called 911 for the guy and checked his pulse, he had none. To me, based on how it happened, it looked like a suicide.
YouTube screenshot of the Mission Viejo burglary suspect.
andy fischer April 2, 2014 at 10:36 am
It looks like Pastor Jim.
OC4LIFE April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
why is the camera moving?? doesn't look like auto tracking camera. too shaky.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 11:27 am
I think it's a video of a video. So a video is recording a computer and whoever's holding that videoRead More is shaking (and talking, I doubt the surveillance camera had audio).
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OldTimer April 3, 2014 at 12:05 am
There might be some TinselTown director out there watching this story unfold who might beRead More interested in turning it into a TV drama. He could call it "Lion Terror in the OC". Had I been the one to scare that mean cat away I'd probably dress up in a ninja outfit or something for the press photo. A Tarzan loincloth with a Fred Flintstone wooden club would probably be a little melodramatic and counterproductive, turning off most viewers with normal eyesight. In a lifetime most of us only get maybe 10 to 15 minutes of fame (at most). So my philosophy has always been to make hay while the sun shines. As a kid I was selected from the audience at an NBA game to carry an advertising placard on the BB court at halftime with a bunch of other kids. It was on the regional TV network. That was the beginning and end of my screen career. Thinking back maybe I should have done my Groucho Marx imitation routine. It might have opened a door and I could have been a somebody. Oh well. If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
Michelle B April 3, 2014 at 07:44 am
Too funny, OldTimer...
Rocky Neidhardt April 3, 2014 at 09:47 am
R I P to the Mountain Lion.. Wish this Idiot woman would have read the signs.. take your kidRead More somewhere safer! So stupid it hurts..
Four days this month, the Orange County Sheriff's Department will send out extra deputies to patrol for people texting and driving. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt April 2, 2014 at 12:03 am
Bring back SCPD ! :)
OldTimer April 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Matt, thank you for clarifying your earlier comment. Now I understand your viewpoint much better. IRead More think there are alot of people who think like you do. In fact, I know there are since entire states have banned DUI checkpoints on constitutional grounds. Many people who understand history and the way powerful governments evolve are leary of the 'slippery slope' syndrome - by which onerous and consuming laws tend to build upon one another. How many new ones are enacted each year in California alone? 1000? Your comments on the SCOTUS are very observant. Look at their ruling on the ObamaCare mandate....that the Commerce Clause did not apply. This, of course, leaves the door open for government to mandate a tax on any behavior that it wishes to promote - and you must pay it (like it or not) or deal with the government enforcement arm. Unfortunately the SCOTUS has become highly politicized as of late and I find that to be quite precarious relative to the state of our nation. Per the problems we've witnessed with NSA and Mr. Snowden's revelations it seems that privacy in America is becoming an endangered species. And many of our highest leaders (like Diane Feinstein) are perfectly satisfied with domestic NSA spying but when she found out that the CIA was said to have spied on her Ms. Feinstein became enraged. The shoe hurt when it was on the other foot. I agree with your outlook on these matters in general, Matt. And I thank you for the update, sir.
Homer April 2, 2014 at 08:01 pm
A "Texting Checkpoint" is really entrapment. After all, if I see one ahead then I amRead More obligated to tweet the location to all my followers. ;*))
A mountain lion stalked a mother and her two children at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Sunday. Patch file photo.
B. Player April 2, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Now, that the 9th Circuit approved CCA's in the O.C., we can all pack a piece while we hike forRead More emergencies.
Joel Sax April 2, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Laura, the point that I raised and has been raised by others is that no one is talking about justRead More what this mother thought she was doing bringing young children into an area marked as having a mountain lion. Official discussion has focused on the need to kill the lion, but nobody is talking about the elephant in the closet which is that this parent was ignoring signs and endangering her children. This is why I say that Whiting should be closed to people under 13.
PK April 2, 2014 at 06:43 pm
What the hell kind of parent would take her 2 young children on any trail with posted Mountain LionRead More warning signs anyway? Do us all a favor lady, and go to the mall or the playground where YOU and your "2 young children" belong. The mountain lion was in THE WILDERNESS where it lives. Not in your yard! So try not to be such a total idiot next time ok? Thanks..PS- You sound like the old story "The boy who cried Wolf" Desperate from some attention id' say. Just stay out of the mountains what ever you do!
Sommer Nicole Gonzales booking photo. Photo courtesy the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Ann Davis April 2, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Angela Thorne, So glad you beat the odds on recovery. Statistcally the odds are againest you. IRead More wonder where the parents are of these young people, how where they raised? For every one that made it there are a million who don't. The cycle is NOT broken for the children born. How can Joe who was decent have children?
hernibs April 2, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Ben I am so sorry for your loss....condolences to you and his family...
Ben Bullard April 3, 2014 at 08:58 am
thank you
Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone
Jo P April 1, 2014 at 05:04 pm
It was a ball game.....one side wins, one side loses.....get over it. The point to be taken hereRead More is sportsmanship, respect and tolerance were obviously missing. Regardless of nationality, heritage or political affiliation, there should be a common denominator of decency, which obviously was lacking in these thugs.
Angel April 1, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Wow, when did the OC Register readers become Patch commentators?
The Beast ! April 10, 2014 at 01:30 am
This is a perfect example of the deep rooted social problems that exist in the Los AngelesRead More metropolitan area. This does not happen in other cosmopolitan cities.
Ossur Americas of Foothills Ranch paid the U.S. government $500,000 today. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath March 26, 2014 at 08:04 pm
Rather difficult to figure out what the actual extent of the violation was. If say 10 were made inRead More Haiti instead of in OC, then $500,000 may be too steep if there were no adverse effects. But if 45% of all made were made in Haiti, or if people suffered because of poor quality, then $500,000 might be too light a fine. Someday we'll see more judges rejecting such settlements until more details are made public and criminal wrongdoing if any is not brushed under the rug. Settlements are a lot worse in the financial sector.
Photo courtesy Rick Moore.
CHK March 22, 2014 at 04:48 pm
What happened with the person in cardiac arrest in front of DeNault's Hardware?
Whophantom March 23, 2014 at 08:19 am
All the police and security presence couldn't prevent these accidents from happening. You knowRead More there will be lawsuits so what's going to happen next year? A ban on horses ?
Ginger Modiri March 23, 2014 at 11:33 am
Was the second incident in the vacinity or nearby the first? I'm thinking perhaps all the largeRead More construction equipment by the freeway had something to do with spooking the horses. There was definitely something going om out of the ordinary,yesterday. I half way anticipated an earth quake yesterday evening. (horses and their senses). Thankful that didn't come into play. Best wishes and speedy recoverys to both the physically and emotionally injured.
Meth found at the San Clemente checkpoint last month. Photo courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.
Joker Joe March 21, 2014 at 10:41 am
The citizens of the U.S. with their tax money paid for this! The street gangs are the sellers ofRead More this death. They are in the U.S. Mexico is so corrupt the law enforcement officials traffic this merchandise by having a blind eye towards it and we are going to Mexico? lol lol
Bob Forsberg March 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm
When immigration laws become nothing more than ink on paper, eventually relatives of the cartelRead More members outnumber those of us who made the laws. It's over, California is host to the most "sanctuary" cities of any state and has now become the first sanctuary state of record. Who do you expect will live here?
Charlie McPoyle March 21, 2014 at 03:11 pm
California is notorious for gang related crime. I have family that live in the LA area and also inRead More the Bay Area. The crime there is mostly gang related. http://www.hardycriminallaw.ca/en/
Edward Ernest Uribe. Patch file photo.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 20, 2014 at 11:03 am
Here's your answer: He received 820 days of credit and was ordered to report directly to theRead More Department of Parole.
SJC Fan March 20, 2014 at 11:18 am
In county jail since February 6, 2013 and he gets 820 days credit for time served. Amazing. IRead More wonder if the credit carries forward to his next felony arrest (my humor).
Smokey Bear March 24, 2014 at 01:25 am
Good job cops!! I hope the organ transplant at Mission Hospital was a success. They saved moreRead More lives than they even know that day.
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none of your business March 19, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Dekraai needs to be swiftly convicted and done away with.
Shirley Dicktor March 19, 2014 at 05:30 pm
The attys need to do their song & dance & keep this out of the courts for at least 3 years.
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
Scott Evans Dekraai. Patch file photo.
David March 18, 2014 at 03:07 pm
Obviously this guy is falsely accused. Perhaps the Defense will be happy if they just dropped allRead More the charges, and let him go free. Besides, he's like OJ, and won't kill again since he took care of the person he wanted to kill, along with several other innocent bystanders. Hope his fucking lawyers are proud representing a mass murderer. Hope they can see the blood on their own hands through the money their greedy asses are really after.
Joe Endo March 19, 2014 at 06:27 am
This whole pre-trail fiasco has been a disgrace! How much more cut & dry can a case be???Read More Premeditated ..... Check! Cold blooded..... Check! 1000% ID'd and caught in the act..... Check! This whole State (with the largest Population of lawyers in the world)..... IMHO..... Are dirtbags! As an aside..... A little tidbit for your pleasure...... Our Congress & Senate..... The vast vast majority have a legal background. See any familiarities?????
Joe Endo March 19, 2014 at 06:29 am
Sorry..... I meant....."See any similarities"??!!
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
Items of clothing found with the remains of a dead woman in Caspers Wilderness Park. Photo courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Marina Arnold March 16, 2014 at 08:25 pm
This is very disturbing and sad! This was someones daughter, family and friend. I'm sure theirRead More following up on all missing persons!
Smokey Bear March 17, 2014 at 02:36 am
Where in Caspers exactly? I hiked all arpund several trails in Nov & Dec. tbis is sad &Read More shocking. Was she a missing person? Was there any trauma or did it look like heart attack. I am feeling less safe in my own neighborhood & it is a bad feeling to feel like you can't trust anyone amymore. May the find more details! & I hope she didn't suffer & is in heaven!
Christie March 21, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Originally Posted by mhgal View Post Could she be Michelle Russ?Read More https://www.findthemissing.org/en/ca...ort_html/20902 https://www.facebook.com/HelpBringMichelleRussHome Russ is described as 5'2" blonde hair (per NAMUS, her hair may be dyed), age 26, last seen wearing a dark top and black pants. Russ was last seen on 05/09/2013 which fits within the 6 month window of the unidentified being exposed for at least six months. The t-shirt on Russ in the picture is a close match to the one on the unidentified woman, in my opinion. The black shirt she was seen wearing could be the jacket found on the unidentified woman.
A traffic collision has shut down traffic on Crown Valley Parkway in both direction.
Frustrated Resident March 13, 2014 at 11:21 am
There was a multiple car accident at Oso and Country Club Drive about 25 minute after the CrownRead More Valley & Medical Center Drive accident. Couldn't contribute either accident to weather conditions. People just need to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings not on their phones or texting!!!
Shirley Dicktor March 13, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Both addresses are in the heart of Mission Viejo, NOT Aliso Viejo.
Frustrated Resident March 14, 2014 at 08:53 am
SD - Where is there any mention (other than yours) of Aliso Viejo in the article or comment section?
A man died trying to cross the southbound 405 north of Lake Forest Drive. Patch file photo.
TPSM March 11, 2014 at 08:48 am
It was on the freeway. Right after the transition from the 405 to the 5 going south. I drove byRead More maybe a minute or two after it happened. I was exiting the Lake forest off ramp and when I drove by I wasn't sure if what I was seeing was real. Couldn't figure out how the body ended up by itself, in the 2nd and 3rd lane of the 5 freeway. One car was parked on the left shoulder of the 5 freeway and the car that hit this person was just pulling over to the right shoulder. Traffic was flowing and there were a lot of cars. Can't imagine this guy thought he could cross this busy freeway.
Eileen G. March 11, 2014 at 08:54 am
So sad, and I feel worse for the individual that hit the man. She will have issues on how to handleRead More this for a long time.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 11, 2014 at 09:48 am
According to Steve Concialdi (I double checked, because north of Lake Forest Drive sounds like itRead More could be the 5 since there's an exit at Lake Forest Drive from the 5), the hit was on the 405.
Abdullah Wahidi was sentenced to 13 years to life in prison for the attempted murder of a Mission Viejo resident. Patch file photo.
imcjl March 2, 2014 at 08:03 am
Hey Tamim, why did he decide to fight in the first place, and why did he have a knife to stab him?Read More Or did he not have a knife and he tried to avoid a fight? If he is innocent, let him appeal.
Tamim Jalal March 3, 2014 at 02:45 pm
@imcjl he will appeal! and we will not give up to fight for his case! he did not receive justice atRead More all! have you guys ever thought why some one would actually fight for? no one is stupid enough to randomly fight someone for no god dam reason!
imcjl March 14, 2014 at 07:03 am
So what was his reason for his fighting and knifing the victim? Even if the guy attacked him first,Read More why stay to fight and then knife him? Surely there were eye witnesses whose testimony was admitted into the evidence? What did others see happen? I am sure if he's innocent, his verdict will be overturned on appeal, yes?
South Bay Jewelry Store in Laguna Hills, the site of a $1 million jewelry heist this weekend. Patch file photo.
andy fischer February 27, 2014 at 09:04 am
I just finished reading SuperThief, the book about the bank robbery in Laguna Niguel back in theRead More 1970s. Those thieves (who were later caught and went to jail) came in through the roof too. Technology supposedly made these types of crimes a lot more difficult - dealing drugs is a lot easier.
Fereshteh Shafiee, 52, Mission Viejo is accused of claiming to be a full-time caretaker for her parents while also working full time for the Orange County Social Services Agency. Book photo courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Donna Fleming February 28, 2014 at 09:34 am
She was in a perfect job to learn "the system", then she worked it. Jail time.
Carol February 28, 2014 at 11:13 am
Why do we pay people to care for their own family members?
andyleaf March 1, 2014 at 09:22 am
It is unfortunate that people take advantage of a badly needed program that are essential to peopleRead More like myself with a severe disability. I have been a quadriplegic for 50 years and on a ventilator for three years. I do not have any family members to care for me. Money from IHSS pays my caretakers to perform life-saving treatments so that I can remain in my home. Why is it that in Orange County, IHSS only pays my caretakers $9.30/hour to provide me with healthcare that will keep me from expensive hospitalizations or being in an institution? Other counties like Riverside pay their IHSS caretakers $11/hour.
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