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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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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"
Socrates April 23, 2014 at 09:50 pm
I would want to be briefed by both sides, but from the text, it appears the police are reportingRead More what he said at the time. He could not know in advance whether they were armed or not - since they could have had concealed weapons. Unless he was a trained and experienced gun fighter, once the action started he was acting on pure instinct and terror, as any vet will tell you about their first time in dangerous combat. The episode was unfortunate indeed, but unless I'm missing something here, there is no homicide case due to age and circumstances.
Steve April 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm
Well said, in a nutshell.
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.
Dee April 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Justice, I see where my comment was confusing. I was responding to Vic's comment about legalizedRead More physician assisted suicide, and responded with the "assisted murder" comment.
Vic April 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm
My comment was, in no way, promoting assisted physician suicide, Dee. I was just wondering where itRead More was legal.
Dee April 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm
I know, Vic, I wasn't implying that.
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.
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KMA April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Ernesto- wow a spelling error- shame on me. But let us get back to the subject at hand- a companyRead More does not distribute the profits to the employees, unless they are partners or shareholders. Not sure what business class you never had that taught you that the profit is given to the employee. #Michele- no web page equals no company. What rabbit hole did you crawl out of. Maybe they like the old ways- it got them this far. Progress is not always good- look at social media.
Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 08:43 pm
THEY MANUFACTURE THE PLASTIC CONTAINERS LIKE THOSE SHOWN IN THE PHOTO, NOT THE PRODUCTS INSIDE THERead More BOTTLES. Therefore they use rather expensive high volume machines. That is why they do not need a lot of employees. If they used simple slow volume multipurpose machines requiring more operator time per bottle made, they could not exist as a company because the cost per bottle would be too high.
Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 08:56 pm
A COMPANY COULD HAVE $20 MILLION IN SALES AND MAKE NO PROFIT WHETHER THEY HAVE LOW PAYING JOBS ORRead More HIGH PAYING JOBS. Some companies make low profits and pay employees well, other companies make low profits and pay not much to their employees. -------- This varies with the product line, the market demand for the product line, how easy it is for competitors to enter that market, and how high taxes and utilities are in that community.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
monkey lewis April 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm
they don't need college to hold a lamp on my lawn
monkey lewis April 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm
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Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm
yep monkey---most homes have electricity. Guess hillbillys paying people still? didnt thinkRead More there were that many idiots out there who dont wire their homes?
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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/
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.
Concerned Person April 23, 2014 at 09:45 pm
@KMA at 03:49 pm. I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP! I am not making this up. This police officer I wasRead More acquainted with over a period of several years told me that in the city in another state it was normal practice for police officers to carry in their trunk an untraceable handgun, they could toss into the scene if they were involved in a police shooting where they wanted to say "he pulled a gun on me", but the victim did not have a gun. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- That was about 20 years ago he told me this, and it had been a few years before that wen he was employed at that other city. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This officer was on the federal armed security police force at the high security government facility where I was employed as a civilian. They had to have a higher level secret security clearance. This was is an area where I used to live. I used to chat with him from time to time, and he has been in my home. He is a kind of car buff and showed me his stored cars. It is funny, he is a real policeman and I am not. I did go to auctions of police cars and bought some and sold him two really good used police cars.
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V.W.D.S. April 22, 2014 at 02:15 pm
You have to compare apples to apples and a New York apple is not a California apple. If you do notRead More own property in CA then you will be subjected to outrageous rent increases. Looking back over the last 20 years I can say that homes that I had owned back then, I could not even come close to affording even with my increased income. For instance: a home in the year 2000 in a San Diego Suburb sold for approx.: $250,000. That same home right now is worth close to $650,000. So you do the math - the long term investment value is well worth it, meanwhile the mtg. is being paid down and the rates have been very low making the payments much more affordable than renting. When you hit retirement age - you can cash out and have a much better return on your money than a 401K. I bought another home during the market crash - rock bottom price $180,000. That same home is now worth well over $350,000 and what is even better is my mortgage payment is 1/2 what it would cost to rent the lowest priced rental in the area. That alone makes it worthwhile. Property is one of the last tangible investments. Be smart - own something people want to buy.
J L Rubenstein April 22, 2014 at 05:20 pm
There's a thing called 'quality of life"...and being cooped up with other renters can be ok atRead More best and a living hell at worst. You have much more privacy in a home as well as control.
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.
Booking photos courtesy Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Shannan Buffolino April 23, 2014 at 09:19 am
I honestly think people dont understand that Temecula is NOT the kind of town that they can come inRead More and think we are those residents that feel all safe and ignore the potential criminals that come into town. We have seen enough that we have gotten really big into neighborhood watches, and like on our street, most of us had started setting up affordable surveillance cameras, because our cars kept getting opened with some device or some just got into cars, and with our social media groups, which are neighborhood based facebook pages, we right away post if a neighbor had a car opened, or if we have just called on suspicious cars, and all along that criminal thinks we are being quiet in our house...but we have photos posted of a guy that we caught breaking into a car..and it's posted at the hazit, that someone put up on their wall outside. We are so proactive here, and getting more and more connected with our neighbors here in Temecula that it's crazy good, and we are pushing out those signwaving vagrants, who ask for change, lingering around stores, druggies, asking for "gas money" by telling everyone else to stop giving even a dime to these vagrants, scammers, because it brings more of them, and they are decreasing now..so fast, especially with the mayors new law/program to get them out..
Shannan Buffolino April 23, 2014 at 09:21 am
lol@tvor :) funny
newhdplayer April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
A Rottie, a German Shepherd, and a Model 29. Come by if you want to meet them up close.
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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.
KW April 22, 2014 at 06:31 am
Maybe they should put that $2.5M into the schools where it is desperately needed instead of wastingRead More it on stupid signs/stickers/and campaign "mixers". Just a thought.
I am not a career politician. I worked my entire life in private industry. I ran to make aRead More difference and be part of the solution. Thank you for your support. PAUL ANGULO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY AUDITOR CONTROLLER UNITED STATES ARMY '74
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 07:21 am
payoffs and ripoffs
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 03:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.