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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 08:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 08:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 23, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Timotheus April 23, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Vote for Mike Hestrin for DA. Riverside deserves a DA with integrity.Read More http://m.kesq.com/news/police-take-complaint-da-zellerbach-tears-down-campaign-signs/25628250
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Digs April 23, 2014 at 09:15 pm
How was the homeowner supposed to know if these kids were armed or not? It was probably dark. MostRead More likely, the teens had heard around the neighborhood that this guy was an easy mark and decided to subject him to further victimization. In any case, just like the Trayvon incident, we were not there and do not know the full story. He had every right to defend himself and his property.
Steve April 23, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Bernhard Geotz didn't finish off one of his victims that ended up dain bramaged in a wheel chair soRead More Geotz was sued for millions and had to go BK.
Steve April 23, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Sneaking into a house that's unlocked is one thing but BREAKING AND ENTERING? Then why don't copsRead More just shoot to wound? Unlike the movies someone can feign injury after a gunshot. They could start begging for their lives and all of a sudden one lunges at you and the other one gets you, BAM!....."Adios"
Phase one of the French Valley Interchange project is highlighted in red in this city image.
Rae Anne Resident April 23, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Now let hope they put one on both sides of that nightmayor in lake elsinore. but maybe putting inRead More those roundibouts is a better idea.
Mary B April 23, 2014 at 03:17 pm
Lake Elsinore doesnt need any thing who is moving there? Blahahahahhahahah
Sam Adams April 23, 2014 at 06:39 pm
Flatiron Construction is a private company. They did bid and won. They barely broke ground on itRead More "a year ago." People develop very unrealistic expectations for how long these jobs take. That is why they use the phrase "projected completion." Its actually pretty funny.....the same folks who cry about how long it takes and the inconvenience come from the same pedigree as those folks who DELAY these jobs due to environmental issues that come along unexpectedly.
Vic April 23, 2014 at 09:00 pm
No attacks, Dee! I'm a deeply religious person also. My words referred to those who don't have theRead More clarity that you or I have. God can read hearts and minds and can judge according to one's mental state when actions like this are taken. I choose to defer to Him, that's all.
ChrisG April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Tragic! Condolences to this mans family and to the police involved in the shooting.
Justice For All April 23, 2014 at 09:27 pm
@Dee -- I found your last remark rather confounding. You sound like you were making a veiledRead More accusation against the deputies on one hand, then complimenting another officer for his service on the other. Maybe this was intended as sarcasm. If so, you've missed the mark. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I certainly don't regard the term "suicide" as a euphemism for anything. It is a serious and tragic result of a human being reaching a point of despair that they apparently consider inescapable, and believe that giving up their life is the only alternative. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't know how you could possibly confuse this with the term "murder." This is a legal term that has a very specific definition and requires the element of malice. Obviously, the deputies who took this man's life couldn't have formed any malice against a person they were trying to help. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Perhaps you meant to use the term "homicide," which would be perfectly appropriate for this event. And more specifically, the term "justifiable homicide" would be most accurate. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you honestly feel that a murder took place, I for one would like to read your explanation.
An aerial view of the 517,000 square-foot complex, located in Moreno Valley. Photo courtesy: RBB Architects Inc.
Rae Anne Resident April 23, 2014 at 11:30 am
Jeff is probly the best policticlian we got in this area. I noed that his ideas to have Califonia doRead More the succession and to make Califonia into a bunch of littel power less states instead of one power full state is still my faverite ideas that he has gotted. he almost as smart as my all time faverite policticlian in the world sarah palin. those two would be my dream ticket for president and vise president.
Paul Jacobs April 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Stone opposes and will work to repeal ObamaCare, according to his web siteRead More http://www.jeffstone2014.com/issues/. If Stone believes in the free market and that government should stay out of health care, why does the County not walk the talk and get out of the health care business? Why has the County expanded government with 5 conservatives at the helm? The County just borrowed $2 million from the Worker's Compensation Fund for sewers in wine country -- a project that is only half funded -- but the local press doesn't find that story newsworthy.
Ken Mayes April 23, 2014 at 03:42 pm
All this ballyhoo about a county facility that went deeper into debt during Mr. Stones tenure on theRead More Board of Supervisors. Where has he been since 2004. It took years to get this bad and he wants it fixed NOW.
KMA April 23, 2014 at 10:07 am
SA- very true my friend- unless you are in the rear with the gear it is tough. Long days and nightsRead More protecting people who don't want you there. A thankless job, but 3 generations of my family have done it.
don mckinney April 23, 2014 at 03:06 pm
I dont feel safer in a bankrupt country.war glorification is not helping the 100 deaths a day fromRead More psychotropic drugs given to military and veterans , see gulf war veterans.com or org. for statistics .and consider the 21 year olds killed in last 10 years before we blindly glorify war...for what ? we have been invaded from the south and the global bankers now own the military since 1947 and especially now.should we give an award to someone who creates peace as in the prince of peace or anything positive . senator walker from mass. wrote a new book and is promoting knowledge of the banks takeover and undue influence politically.the kids get killed over bad decisions by higher ups in socialistic military .sad indeed .
Diana April 23, 2014 at 03:36 pm
It is about time that those that serve and protect our freedom are paid tribute. I personally haveRead More done this for the past ten years at a local event called Christmas Tree Lane, every year decorating a Christmas Tree in red, white and blue to honor, recognize and support our troops. These men and women sacrifice their lives and those of their loved ones everyday and they should be, honored, respected and recognized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 05:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 06:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
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Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 11:50 am
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 06:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Why do we discriminate based on race to show that discrimination based on race is wrong?
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 03:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 05:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
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Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 10:29 am
I say dual endorsement is a good idea where both candidates appear to be well qualified.
Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 10:49 am
I dislike it when DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATES MAKE PUFFY CLAIMS "VOTE FOR ME. I AMRead More HARSH", "I WILL TAKE ALL THESE DANGEROUS AND VIOLENT CRIMINALS OFF THE STREET AND KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE." That is paraphrasing the DA in a nearby county at a press conference announcing the arrests of raids where some respectable medical marijuana patients had delivered SMALL LEGAL QUANTITIES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA ONLY TO OTHER PATIENTS AND ONLY AFTER PERSONALLY VERIFYING THEIR ID AND THEIR CURRENT DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS ACCORDING TO STATE LAW.
Steve Grasha April 23, 2014 at 01:26 pm
County Supervisor's Jumping on the Band Wagon... Let the record reflect that I was the firstRead More civilian to endorse Mike Hestrin Publicly in Riverside County...I am Kind of proud of that! A few weeks later Zellerbach showed his appreciation and I was charged with multiple felonies he created literally out of thin air. It took a few months for my case to wind it's way through the court system. In the end, THREE separate judges ruled "NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED! ALL charges have been dismissed. I as Chairman of The Riverside County Leadership Forum, Zellerbach must have felt that my support for Mike Hestrin, his opponent might perhaps be the beginning of his undoing. When I sent out a memo to campaign donors that I was going to be supporting Mike Hestrin and that I suggested they wait to start writing checks to Zellerbach's campaign until they were able to meet Mike and get a better understanding of him, that they might also decide he was the better of the two candidates. A few days after that email went out, Zellerbach was forced to cancel a fundraiser due to lack of interest. Less than a week later, I received a letter from the DA telling me to turn myself in to the court and answer to Felony Death Threats and Stalking charges, ALL of my firearms have been confiscated by Zellerbachs orders and I am still to this day left defenseless in my very own home because of Paul Zellerbachs abuse of his authority. I will expand on this in our next newsletter that will be hitting email inboxes across Riverside County in a few day's Learn more about The Riverside County Leadership Forum here: http://www.riversideforum.org/
KMA April 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Concerned person- you have been watching way too much TV. We carry a back up weapon, not a throwawayRead More like on Chicago PD. What agency did this friend of yours no longer work for? sounds like a BS story to impress the unknowing.
Psychic One April 23, 2014 at 08:46 pm
It's a shame this happened but unfortunately it does. People that want to commit suicide and can'tRead More do it decide to let the police do it for them. They don't consider what it does to the officers involved let alone their families. Their suffering is too great. It's terrible that a person dying with a terminal disease doesn't have the medical support needed. I feel bad for all parties evolved.
Vic April 23, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Unfortunately, Psychic One, they don't have the presence of mind to see the aftermath of theirRead More actions. This is a "no win" situation. Truly sad.
The national residential shadow inventory fell to 1.7 million homes, down from 2.2 million in January 2013.
roger craig April 22, 2014 at 08:57 am
NBR reported on PBS that half the home sales in the US now involve cash purchases. Very few mortgageRead More originations are taking place with a FICO score less than 720. The 'have-nots' are going to remain this way for a very long time....
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J L Rubenstein April 22, 2014 at 08:08 pm
I'm a landlord but I was a renter for years...I wouldn't want to live in my own apartments. IfRead More renters were satisfied where they were? There would be no housing bubble.....Demand fuels it all. Most renters want out.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 07:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 08:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 09:18 pm
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 07:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
Temecula-area California Highway Patrol officers participated in an "Every 15 Minutes" program in April 2013. Patch file photo.
Marc C April 22, 2014 at 02:16 pm
One life saved makes it all worth while.
Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 02:35 am
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. I AM GLAD TO SEE IT BEING DONE THIS WAY. It should be repeated every year.Read More In addition they should have classroom work on driving safely, and see the videos in class ALSO, not instead of. Different persons learn in different ways.
Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 02:46 am
OF COURSE STUDENTS SHOULD BE TAUGHT ABOUT THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DRIVING IMPAIRED WITH ALCOHOL ORRead More DRUGS, AND WARNED AGAINST DRIVING TIRED, TEXTING WHILE DRIVING, DRAG RACING, AND SHOWING OFF. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some persons have said they should just teach reading, writing, and math in high school and not drivers ed. Persons that say that are very wrong. Many of them are already driving and nearly all of the rest will be driving soon. --------- Some of the students will be trying out beer soon if not already, and maybe even putting social pressure on others saying "get drunk, its fun". Dangers of social drinking should indeed be taught in high school.
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spike April 22, 2014 at 08:58 am
Still dont understand why this is illegal.
Steve April 22, 2014 at 11:49 am
A lot of men that visit prostitutes aren't really paying for the sex, they are paying for the womanRead More to go away after it's over.
Steve April 22, 2014 at 11:56 am
Jodi Arias didn't like that kind of treatment.
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 10:27 am
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 02:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.