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usmcboi July 22, 2014 at 04:43 am
but what about all the goodies
Jim July 22, 2014 at 06:48 am
I've already gone through a couple of the crates of peaches and nectarines from Trader Joe's. ThankRead More goodness no illness. What I really don't like is when you buy them, and they never ripen, and you have to take them back for a refund.
Rocky Neidhardt July 22, 2014 at 08:00 am
Wish we could recall Penny for her lack of local News
Latinos are less optimistic about the economy than other groups. Patch file photo.
K33m0 July 22, 2014 at 07:17 am
Ok now, you can raise minimum wage but the fact of the matter is they will be back in the same boatRead More a year from now. No more dollar menu items at your favorite restaurant and all your food at the stores will go up. Then you will be asking for more. I really think learning the language of the Unitet States is a big plus plus. I'm a Latino and yes I did graduate high school. I need to win the lottery.
ChrisG July 22, 2014 at 07:18 am
This is about education and lost opportunities. Ever notice the groups that claim they areRead More disenfranchised are the same ones that segregate themselves from the rest of mainstream America? Take a close look at successful middle or upper middle class Americans from any 'minority' group and you will notice they consider themselves Americans first. Not Hispanic American or Afro American. Buy into the culture. Educate your children. Take advantage of opportunities that are available to everyone and stop being a victim. If you are an adult legal citizen and are depending on a minimum wage job to support yourself you did something wrong. Stop making bad choices.
enough! July 22, 2014 at 08:12 am
"NCLR leaders also added that by 2050, nearly one in three workers in America will beRead More Latino...." Well... yeah!!! If USA doesn't close the borders! They use Cesar Chavez as inspiration, same with Obama even using his slogan... "Si, si puede" but Cesar Chavez was against illegal immigration...anyone who wants to be an American should be an American. That means respecting it and its laws. ..
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. Patch file photo.
Steve M July 16, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Since they can afford the fine, money gave them the 'right to be wrong'. They should be sued to theRead More ground to make an example of them for this fraudulent behavior. Ask some fat cat on wall street and he'll say; "it ain't gonna happen, you want the government to have all the wealth?" Mmmm?.....I didn't think so.
don mckinney July 19, 2014 at 08:09 pm
they need to be voted off the island , the four biggest banks pled guilty to illegally foreclosingRead More on thousands of people , paid a 2 plus billion dollar fine s each and pled guilty for money laundering for the mexican drug cartels and paid 2plus billion dollar fines each during the bailout and received 757 billion dollars bailout that has put them 120 percent more wealthy now than before the monetary crisis of the bush/iraq and cheny/afghanastan , shock and awe killing fest that killed 4500 of our children with misplaced war glorification and the military industrial machine, a real president eisenhower , and kennedy warned us about . These foreign banks own and run our country with military and police as their enforcers ,without them the corruption could be ended .meaning state militias and community police that care . if it smells like a duck and quacks like a duck , etc . NO ONE WENT TO JAIL , ASK A MILITARY PERSON WHY HE WORKS FOR GLOBAL BANKERS ? IT is to get off moms couch and earn a living as a mercenary to support baby mama , and the global bankers , and be a hero in the process .SOCIALISM FEELS FUN TO THEM.They continually pat themselves on the back . GOVERNMENT PAY AND WAR GLORIFICATION .WHEN WILL THE CHAIN OF ABUSE BE BROKEN? NEVER IN AMERICA FOR SURE NEVER IN BANNING ,OR BEAUMONT .WHOS SHOPPING NOW? please answer these questions without the usual sound bites from fox nonnews or your drill seargant .smart answers plz
don mckinney July 19, 2014 at 08:16 pm
kamala harris is the bengazie liar . would you kill foreigners on her good word .military peopleRead More hate democrats but will do their killing for the money .I have trouble with that logic .explain this and leave the easter bunny and tooth fairy out of your explanation please . I am asking for discussing the big picture here since no american journalist dares bring up the elephant in the room . namely , why accept such losers for leaders .ask the enforcers .
Screenshot of Foster Farms website showing example of label on recalled products.
Adrienne Radovich Backer July 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm
July 8th Good afternoon penny my name is Adrienne first off I want to thank you for letting me andRead More other people know about this chicken it's very important to know about this .is there anyway you can leave this up for a few days the reason I'm asking I've got a very close and dear friend who lives in Beverly Hills I called her this morning and told her about this but just very bravely and I told her I would call her this evening or tomorrow sometime regarding this matter and again thank you very much and you have a beautiful day
Penny Arévalo July 8, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Hi Adrienne, Patch posts don't disappear (although they cycle through the front page). The link willRead More always get you back here. And I did post this same story at the Beverly Hills Patch. :-)
Whole Foods Santa Monica. Patch file photos.
friend2K9z June 25, 2014 at 09:25 am
So who gets the $800,000.00? And Matt, you are wise. They have a few things that I can't findRead More anywhere else, and that is all I buy there. I saw a container of fruit chunks for $9.99 and a jar of tahini sauce for 16.99., a bottle of beer for $16.99. What!!??
Sylvia Lazo June 25, 2014 at 02:12 pm
New Leaf.........my choice over WF or any where else...
Captain Liberty June 26, 2014 at 08:23 am
My reason for avoiding Whole Foods it that the guy who runs the company is a right wing a**hole andRead More not afraid to make that public. Shocking, right? Play to the left and work for the right. I avoid financially supporting those who would do damage to the country.
A defibrillator. Patch file photo.
Mary June 25, 2014 at 01:31 pm
A retail store should not have to be an emergency room, and you can't really expect clerks who areRead More paid the minimum wage to be CPR experts.
Ken Briggs June 25, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Mary you are right, after all a lot of ifs in this , and what if something went wrong ? you came toRead More store to shop not to do what ? sorry but you can not sue for being ill at the store .
Eileen G. June 26, 2014 at 08:33 am
@Jennifer - I understand exactly what they do. My husband has one implanted in his chest. IF forRead More some reason lets say it was to go off in a store, someone thought he was having a heart attack used one of the store provided AED's and killed him because the one implanted in his chest already did that and knocked him on his ass. That person using and following instructions on how to use the device does not know he already has something. I'd be suing... they should have just called 911. Because a Paramedic would know what an implanted defibrillator/pacemaker looks like.
Credit: Starbucks.
MFriedrich June 18, 2014 at 03:40 pm
One thing's for sure, Starbucks' timing on this is awful. Everybody knows that higher educationRead More pricing is at unsustainable bubble levels. Let this idea detonate in your brains for a second: Business Admin college grads are now leaving campus with $80-$100K+ in student loan debt and up to $10K in credit card debt. Unsustainable. If I were a H.S. grad right now (2014) I would instead teach myself programming, data analysis and project management skills and then operate as a consultant. Secondly, if you're a male in the US, do not get married. The costs and risks of doing so (no fault divorce, child custody, alimony, wealth destruction, etc.) completely outweigh any stated or implied benefits, unless you are incredibly ridiculously lucky. most of us are not. You're way better off just going to work at Starbucks.
fact checker June 18, 2014 at 08:41 pm
M...I disagree. For the very reasons you mention the timing couldn't be better. I believe theirRead More offer is based on employees who first complete 2 years at a community college. They selected ASU after researching to find out that their online degrees are highly regarded. Not everyone can teach themselves without online support in the fields you mentioned. Good for Starbucks. They also offer ownership and health benefits to even their part time employees. A great business model.
The Beast ! June 19, 2014 at 10:14 am
ASU already has 72,000 students. Not sure what type of quality education comes from a student bodyRead More that big or a strickly an online degree
Photo courtesy Panera Bread.
mebarnes June 4, 2014 at 08:42 am
Now they need to get rid of all the soybean oil in everyhing they serve. It is one of the top tenRead More food allergens. There is almost nothing I can eat at Panera because of it.
GasMeUp June 4, 2014 at 01:38 pm
A1 comments! About 90% of soy bean crops (corn too!) are GMO & are non-labeled as such.Read More 'Certified organic' seems the safest option we have.
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McDonald's coffee sparked a similar suit in the 1990s. Patch file photo.
Ralph Barlow June 2, 2014 at 06:43 pm
"Nothing is more important to us than the safe operation of our restaurants, especially theRead More safety of our customers," McDonalds says. I believe it. They certainly don't feel that the welfare of their employees is important. No benefits, the lowest pay that is legal, poor working conditions, etc. etc.
Patch file photo.
John May 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We do have a very disciplined and tuned worker and they are the returning vets. You see WalmartRead More posting on how they are hiring vets which is better then nothing, but those types of jobs pay nothing and most Walmart employees are on some type of public assistance. When my dad returned home from the war his job was waiting for him and a female occupied his job. She could not wait to go home and get out of the factory. My dad worked there for 35 years and got a real pension not a crappy 401k. We need massive government infusion in the instructure of our country with new roads, water lines etc. Private industry cannot do that. This will also create millions of good paying jobs and the government will collect massive amounts of taxes off the paychecks of a stronger middle class. That is why we see a shrinking middle class because these type of good paying manufacturing jobs have vanished and how many lawyers do we really need. Also remember that weather plays a major role in manufacturing and we do have the best weather in the world. It will be really great getting aerospace back!
Charles Murray May 30, 2014 at 06:43 am
.......And I just heard on KTLA News this morning (Fri), that the CA Senate is sending up more billsRead More (in effect to run businesses ou) ; one with an increase in the minimum wage from the current $8.xx to $13/hr by 2017, and to impose three paid sick days for all workers, sick or not (in other words as they put it; an extra hour's pay for every thirty hours worked). If I were a small, medium, or large business CEO, I'd take that as a nail in my coffin, if I were considering staying (or launching new) in CA! Charles M.
Stan Jacobs May 31, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Their greatest opponents will be the "avoid carbon footprints at any cost" manics and theRead More labor unions.
Recalled hummus and dips. Photo courtesy the FDA.
The Beast ! May 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
I eat this all the time........
The Hunter May 24, 2014 at 11:20 am
The symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes include nausea, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion,Read More loss of balance, convulsions and the telling of wild, untrue stories. Better get checked out.
Happy
Desert Rat May 24, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Man, I'm stuffed on a couple of Canadian bacon McGriddles. Maybe tomorrow I'll try on of theirRead More salads. Or maybe not....
AlwaysPO'd May 25, 2014 at 10:27 am
Capitalism will dictate if Happy survives, not the liberal agenda.
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DirecTV. Patch file photo.
forty9er_angel@yahoo.com May 19, 2014 at 07:42 am
If att gets direct tv I will discontinue my service att has horrible costumer service... I have beenRead More with direct tv for over 10 yrs because they have excellent costumer service. I will just use my smart tv an watch.net flicks and use red box
Disneyland. Patch file photo.
tony May 20, 2014 at 03:46 pm
As for being unemployed and being a single father of 9 kids, the dream of going to Disneyland forRead More a day is far out of reach. Unless, some kind person out there is willing to donate, my poor children will never have a chance to experience the Happiest Place on Earth.
MFriedrich May 21, 2014 at 01:28 pm
LOL, check this graph out. You cannot convince me that, were he alive today, Mr. Walt DisneyRead More wouldn't be doing a series of cartwheels in his office. http://philiplelyveld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/disney-ticket-022714.png
Wolfman May 22, 2014 at 08:22 am
Walt is rolling over in his grave.
Photo Credit: Seph Lawless (www.facebook.com/sephlawless)
desertpatriot May 31, 2014 at 04:25 am
@ken and denny: you two are delusional. muslims are the true terrorists of the world today. if we doRead More not keep them in check they will continue to kill the infidels (non-believers) and spread their hate-filled cult beliefs
ChrisG May 31, 2014 at 05:55 am
@ken, I was in agreement until your rant on racism and terrorism. Please come back to reality. TheRead More vast majority of terrorist acts are caused by Muslim fundamentalists. It is not racists to assert that. Also, calling Rumsfeld a terrorist destroys your credibility. Now we know you're nothing but a partisan and that diminishes the weight of your comment by at least 40%.
Phillip Evans June 2, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Who can afford it? Taxes and fees and fees and taxes. Compulsory insurance. Price of gas. MoneyRead More devaluation. QE Infinitiy.
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Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actually few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:41 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 08:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Allan April 16, 2014 at 06:14 am
Let's see now. LA City starts new trash program which will kill some small business and certainlyRead More result in layoffs. Now SCE going to be laying off 900 plus. Now looking too good there, SoCal.
OldTimer April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Well, this is what they call 'progress', folks. Think about it. Not long ago they installed theRead More 'smart meters', right? Well, with 'smart meters' you don't need meter readers, do you? So this has nothing at all to do with democrats or republicans. Let's stop going there. It's about cutting costs with technology. Remember when garbage trucks were 2 man units? I do. Those were back the days when the men manually hoisted the cans and dumped the garbage in the trucks. Well, now the trashing dumping is automated and only a driver is needed. Sorry, folks. That's called 'progress', like it or not. Those layed off garbage men and meter readers need to reinvent themselves and find other work in another industry. But let's not make this political. That's so absurd.
Wolfman April 18, 2014 at 05:29 pm
IRS Forced Obama Care is illegal and unconstitutional and Edison also wants to get out of the healthRead More care benefit business for their employees and force them into Obama Care or just get rid of the them.
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.
Brainwashed_In_Church 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.
Brian Hamilton March 28, 2014 at 11:06 am
HOW is it the App's fault. That's like blaming the telephone for the conversation.
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 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 :)
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