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Don April 15, 2014 at 01:02 pm
@Willimenia. Your bias is loud and clear. Thanks. One thing for your thought process that skews andRead More skewers your "republicans suck". The state of California, the Legislature, the Governor, the AG, most local County and City governments are working under Democrat control. If you're honestly going to blame an entity blame the affiliation that spent like drunken sailors in Bangkok, to the point of California being Bankrupt I'd suggest that you revisit your party affiliation for its misleading you, well until you see the results right in front of you; that now by the way. Be careful, the Democrat's next typical salvo is to start name calling Republicans, Libertarians, Independents and others who are not Democrats. Why? that method is supposed to take away from the position arguments; oh I forgot, name calling is their position argument
MFriedrich April 15, 2014 at 02:46 pm
This seems to align with the pervasive school of business thought these days, which is all hail theRead More holy grail of "scalability". This means many things, but generally from a business perspective, full-time employees suck. Temp employees and outsourcing rules. Business procedures should be simplified and dumbed down so that a monkey could do it, or outsourced with malice aforethought. Why? Profits. There is profit when you stop doing things that create zero to low value and focus on activities that generate revenue/value/cost controls. Not surprised by move to temps. Full time employees are more expensive to pay and administer: total compensation and administration (salary, medical insurance, vacation, holiday, sick pay, payroll, wage garnishments, taxes. With temp employees and outsourcing businesses have none of that. It's very popular to outsource certain IT services to deal with the ebb and flow of urgent projects and activity lulls. This move has little to do with poltics and everything to do with finance/economics. This kind of workforce slash and burn existed well before Obamacare/ACA.
Mike Syi April 15, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I feel bad for the good people that will loose their jobs. The people who should loose their job isRead More the leaders of the company that have made decisions that have caused SCE rates to be one of the highest in the country. Not long ago SCE had one of the lowest rates. There is so much waste on new SCE programs that cost millions of dollars that do nothing except help with someone's presentation.
Toyota Tacoma. Credit: CarsDirect.com
Homer April 9, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Of course they did; especially after the judgement against the company for the accelerator switches.
andy fischer April 10, 2014 at 09:22 am
When the heck is an all new Tacoma going to come out? It's been the same truck since 2005 or so.
Whether Dodger games will be seen on DirecTV this year is still up in the air. Patch file photo.
Laura April 4, 2014 at 11:03 am
I wouldn't be surprised if Time Warner was milking this to get more subscribers. I've had TimeRead More Warner, and I'd rather have no TV at all than deal with them again.
John April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Dodgers , Giants, baseball. Who cares. Nothing but a bunch of drunken thug gang members in theRead More stands. I certainly don't need to pay for it when I don't watch it.
Ed W April 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm
I am a Dodger fan, but I don't want my basic DirecTV bill to go up for this channel. I realizeRead More that, but for the money paid by TWC, the Dodgers would not have the money to go out and purchase such a talented team. However, only those who want to pay for SportsNet should be charged. By the way, the quality of the picture on my TV significantly improved when I switched from TWC to DirecTV, so I won't go back for the Dodgers or anything else.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Amanda LaRosa March 28, 2014 at 09:58 am
From my perspective, it's not how it's used, it is that the technology *exists* that's the story.Read More How else can it be used, and for what purposes?
Brian Hamilton March 28, 2014 at 11:07 am
HOW is it the App's fault? That's like blaming the telephone for the conversation.
just a parent March 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm
With Yik Yak there is no way to trace who made threats against people or property. On the otherRead More hand, most apps such as Patch require you to sign in with an email before selecting a moniker; thus, inappropriate posts can be traced. There is really no reason for students at a high school or middle school to have the ability to post anonymously without recourse on this or any other site. In fact, the app is meant for people over 17 years old; yet, there is no way to police the age of the anonymous users. Glad it is blocked around middle and high schools.
Manhattan Beach’s Café Pierre will close April 14 and become an Italian restaurant with the same ownership. Photo courtesy of Manhattan Beach’s Café Pierre.
Nhat Tran March 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Cafe Pierre used to be our favorite date restaurant and we would always order the same thing - steakRead More au poivre with frites and the bread pudding. best steak and dessert in town. I even proposed to my wife at Cafe Pierre in 2005. The awesome manager brought out the ring with our dessert. Unfortunately, with two young kids now, we haven't had many chances to return. We'll always remember Cafe Pierre and am sad to see it go!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 22, 2014 at 08:40 am
Awww! that was so sweet!
Nhat Tran March 23, 2014 at 10:58 am
In 2005, I was on my knees proposing to wife and hanging out in downtown MB. And now, I'm on myRead More knees cleaning my baby daughter's projectile vomit (for the second time this weekend). Amazing how 9 years have changed how I spend my weekends :)
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some California McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states. Patch file photo.
ChristieD March 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
@ MFriedrich; I would hope that Most McD franchisees would not be so immoral as to rob theirRead More employees like these ones did. I am sure that the majority of the Franchisees abhor the kind of publicity that this has generated. And besides, if they are ethical and follow the law, they have nothing to worry about. I understand your point about "oversteering" but the other side of the coin is that this behavior would continue and perhaps even spread if not dealt with, swiftly and surely. This was absolutely the best, and probably the only, action to make sure this illegal behavior did not continue. And now McD corporate will make sure that it does not continue. Those employers who currently offer OT hours and pay to their employees will continue to do so...they have done nothing wrong. They are most likely as irritated by these franchisees/managers actions and immoral behavior as we are. Like I said, no one wants this kind of publicity!
John March 17, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Pay these people what they have coming to them. They deserve the overtime pay and not the shaft. TheRead More prices may go up and maybe the top of the organization may have a pay cut, but don't take the money from the people that need it the most. I do not understand the greed of some people. So you have to pay an additional $.50 for your Big Mack. What kind of greedy (bad word) would be so stingy to keep these people from getting paid. Shame on all of you that are against this!
andy k. liberman March 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
...we should get $.50 NOT to eat a "Big Mac"
Gas prices climbed past the $4 mark in Los Angeles County. Patch file photo.
norman halvorsen March 12, 2014 at 02:17 pm
maintenance, change to summer blend. Had a father-in-law in charge of a Gulf refinery in Santa FaRead More Sprngs. There were many refineries in the 70's and 80's. Now there are fewer refineries to process gas. A good way to keep cost of gas high. One refinery has a problem gas price goes up. So with the billions oil companys make, how about building more refineries to so when one goes down there are enough to keep up the supply. That will never happen, to much money to be made making a gas shortage.
Robert Lia March 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm
I don't know where you buy your gas, but prices have been over $4 a gallon for weeks.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm
It's an average, so of course there will places that are higher and places (Costco anyone?) thatRead More will be lower.
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Frank Estrada March 8, 2014 at 07:53 am
What a crock...there are no new jobs..liberals need to stop with the propaganda..from ObamaRead More down...Democrat taxation anti business policies have driven CA businesses from the golden goose egg state....The only thing Democrats in CA are successful in creating are more govt dependent Democratic voters and allowing publiic unions to bankrupt our municipalities...
Maria Fotopoulos March 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm
According to the Economic Policy Institute, if "missing" workers were counted in theRead More official unemployment numbers, the national unemployment rate would be more like 10 percent, not the 6.7 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for February. bit.ly/1ntegfy
Autumn March 10, 2014 at 12:24 am
Let me tell you what it's like: I was laid off last May. I am 47 years old and I have never beenRead More fired, laid off or out of work since the age of 15. I am a College Graduate, I can't find a job and I am nit willing to take a pay cut nor will I lower myself to signing up for Obamacare. I don't know who's a bigger ass him or the ass I worked for.
A recent economic forecast says Los Angeles County is headed for 3-4 percent growth a year. Patch file photo.
Vito Spago February 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm
All of these leaders are responsible if the LA economy crashes and burns so of course they are goingRead More to say all is well. Guaranteed there will be higher interest rates and higher costs for everyone including businesses thanks to Obamacare premiums. That means less money to spend and less people to hire. If that is good news, you have to be nuts.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 25, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Wait! What happened to the cooking stories for a headline?
Tom Thumb February 26, 2014 at 10:24 am
Without a sense of humor, well: youtube.com/watch?v=Cg2WOb4_kVo
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