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April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
I got up every hour waiting to see a red moon. Not even a drop of blood, I had a great spot to seeRead More the moon. Did they lie about?
Sarah April 15, 2014 at 07:19 pm
I saw it at 12:05 am. It was amazing!!
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 11:23 am
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Gas prices in Los Angeles County are now higher than they'v been since March 2103. Patch file photo.
John April 10, 2014 at 09:27 am
Just a warning, not only have our cards been compromised at USA Gas on Kanan, but also Chevron onRead More Palo Comado too.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 09:29 am
Scary when that happens. There's always cash :-(
John April 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Yes Penny but not always comfortable with your wife carrying around a wag of cash.
Mickey Rooney and Princess Samantha Kennedy. Patch file photo.
Jeff April 9, 2014 at 09:55 am
The man should be buried where his fans can visit him regularly . They won't disappoint or neglectRead More him. They will always unconditionally love him. When a true celebrity dies all that's left is the fame they achieved, the people they starred with and the celluloid images embedded on film. Mickey Rooney outlived his contemporaries and should be able to rejoin his Motion Picture family in death especially since he disinherited his own family in life .
George Vreeland Hill April 9, 2014 at 10:21 am
Lesson number one: Put things in writing.
Rob Turmer April 9, 2014 at 05:59 pm
Hysterical, Shripathi. You always nail it.
Ice Cube. Patch file photo.
Shripathi Kamath April 9, 2014 at 09:30 am
"I agree the use of the word celebrity is overused by members of the media but belittling herRead More accomplishments isn't befitting of someone who has achieved personal success. The girl isn't a Khardashian, Hilton or member of the Orange County, Long Island, Atlanta, Beverly Hills Wives Club or" _________________________________________________ So wait, it is OK to belittle a Khardashian[sic] or a Hilton, because they are not reality based in some sense of the word?
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 09:45 am
......I'm speechless lol
Jeff April 9, 2014 at 05:42 pm
It's not that a Kardashian or Hilton aren't reality-based celebrities . They are and I have noRead More tolerance for them personally. They are like dinosaur leeches that grab a hold on our societies lowest common denominator and will not let go. We have become a voyeur society and these families are the Queens of that society. It's degrading and putting our morals on a slippery slope. Personally the use of the word celebrity has less than stellar qualities in today's world than it did yesterday I just hate when someone is called a celebrity because of the sex tape or some other lack of talent or because they have money or are a child of someone of significant note. These bottom feeders and I know that's an unkind statement but these folks are useless examples of what we should not strive for in society and wind up being voyeurs instead . This Type of celebrity appears on supermarket tabloid covers , new stories and is really not worthy of even a mention if you actually looked at what they can accomplish however the damage they're doing to our society and to young women and men everywhere is reprehensible and the press just buys right into it. It's a rant against the loose moral fiber invading out media and lives. The real celebrities and heroes we should look up to are still there but we have a different judgment call today those folks aren't stylish there not splashy or glitzy they don't embarrass themselves they strive to make this world at better place , we tend not to reward that kind of behavior and it's really a shame
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $2. 5 million grant to Cedars-Sinai. Patch file photo.
Elaine Renninger April 6, 2014 at 01:51 pm
It's about time. My father died of ALS in 1967, and still no cure.
George Vreeland Hill April 6, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Sounds like a positive step in fighting this disease. Hard to believe that we have not found a cureRead More by now. The person who finds a cure will be a Nobel Prize winner.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced today it will offer free meningitis vaccines at its clinic in Hollywood. Patch file photo.
erik erikson April 5, 2014 at 06:07 am
the problem is, you get to AHF and they have already run out. Michael Wienstien, the Director of AHFRead More gives those sort of things to all his friend first just like the flu shot.
UCLA Medical Center. Patch file photo.
joebanana April 3, 2014 at 08:22 am
I can vouch for UCLA medical center, and Dr. Neil Martin. He's a miracle worker. When I had aRead More bleeding brain aneurysm, the first emergency room doctor gave me less than 50/50 chance to even make it through surgery, saying it "was too big and too far in", so they airlifted me to UCLA. After having my head opened up for 8 hours in surgery, I made a 100% full recovery against all odds. If you know anybody with a neurological disorder, UCLA is the place to go.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 08:24 am
That's fantastic! Best wishes to you.
mimi April 3, 2014 at 10:03 am
I have been treated at UCLA and Cedars, as well as Scripps. Never for an emergency. My experienceRead More at all three institutions ranges from excellent to unforgivable, depending on the treating physician. Frankly, hospitals are in a sorry state all over the country. If these three are the best, it is a sad commentary on what we have come to expect from our doctors and hospitals.
Patch file photo.
Glenn E Grab April 2, 2014 at 10:47 am
I've lived through the 1971 and the Northridge quakes, I was in Northridge for both of them....theseRead More "experts" don't know any more than the rest of us do....
Glenn E Grab April 2, 2014 at 10:50 am
earthquakes are nothing when compared to hurricanes, the scary part is that quakes strike withoutRead More warning and are invisible
Richard F. April 2, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Geologically speaking, 100 years and 1,000 years are essentially the same thing. TheRead More "experts" use statistics to come up with these pronouncements but it's guesswork at best...
Twitter photo of post-rainy weather at Venice Beach this morning.
Stu April 1, 2014 at 10:09 am
63 in Long Beach, Pasadena, San Gabriel and Newport Beach; 64 in Long Beach, Anaheim and downtownRead More L.A. Which is it? 63 or 64?
Sarah Lish March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@Alex Bloated pensions of our teachers?! Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school districtRead More doesn't contribute a single dime to any teacher's pension. Unlike the city, county and state workers, they get their money matched. For every dime they contribute to their pensions, the state, county or city matches that dime. What would be nice would be to have the district pay for supplies so the teachers don't have to shell out the money. I understand that extra curricular activities cost money but that is something you choose to participate in. I would love to see the parent's reaction to having to provide construction paper, writing paper, glue sticks, scissors, paint, tape, staples, etc. to their child's education. I know that was just a few of things I had to provide for my students each and every year.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
"Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school district doesn't contribute a single dime toRead More any teacher's pension." Not so Sarah. Teacher's contribute 8%, school districts contribute 8.25% and the State kicks in 5%. That's according to CALSTRS which is the State's teacher pension system ( http://www.calstrs.com/general-information/plan-funding-faqs) and a recent OC Register article here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/state-602273-percent-districts.html. of course, if CALSTRS can't address it's $70 billion unfunded liability, taxpayers have to pick up that tab also.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Oops apologies to the grammar police I should've said "its."
A warming trend starts today across the Southland. Patch file photo.
Mara T March 16, 2014 at 04:23 pm
PS Only sunscreens that pass the FDA’s Broad Spectrum test (providing proportional protectionRead More against UVA and UVB rays) may be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.”
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 06:31 am
I would consider going somewhere other than loreal for beauty/sunscreen products. After a backlashRead More on their animal testing procedures in the '80's they quit testing on animals but instead outsourced that testing. It took them until last year to stop that outsourcing but they still have a disclaimer that they 'may' test under certain circumstances. Do you really trust their sneaky policies? Also steer clear of any face wash products that contain polyethylene. Those contain the plastic microbeads that are placticizing our oceans.
John March 17, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I strongly suggest looking into what you are putting on your skin before just slathering somethingRead More that says SPF whatever. Your skin is like a mouth and will drink whatever you put on it. Most popular brands have a higher risk of being unhealthy to your body compared to the sun. http://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/ is a great place to look. I use kinesys.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Patch file photo.
Stuart Ebert March 7, 2014 at 08:32 am
Wednesday's traffic nightmare on PCH was caused by a group of affected individuals who didn't careRead More that their affectations would have significant effect on their neighbors. Hang in there Penny!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 7, 2014 at 08:37 am
LOL! I actually got decent sleep last night. Typos, be gone! ;-)
John jones March 8, 2014 at 11:41 am
Sorry about the traffic jam. Go Israel and Go Netanyahu. If you want to reduce traffic, stop puttingRead More in so many lights all over the city. Let traffic flow. Take out half the lights and give back the right of way to cars over entitled cell phone texting pedestrians.
The Wolfpack Hustle crashing the L.A. Marathon last year. YouTube screen capture.
george abrahams March 6, 2014 at 10:33 am
The City has been bowing to militant groups for a long time, always with major negative unintendedRead More consequences. They ban single-use biodegradable plastic bags and now the risk of communicable disease from the filthy reusable bags made from non-biodegradable plastic will go up, just as it has in San Francisco. They discourage incandescent bulbs and now there is a health hazard to children from mercury spills when the compact fluorescent bulbs that the DWP distributed with such fanfare break in your house. They let a rag-tag bunch of smelly bums “occupy” the City Hall Park and millions of dollars in damages have to be repaired. The militant bicyclists are no different in their demand for completely useless bicycle lanes stealing the space needed for cars and thereby increasing traffic congestion rather than reducing it. Our City leaders are weak in the way that they let themselves be stampeded like cattle to adopt half-asses schemes.
George March 6, 2014 at 10:51 am
I'm flat footed and can't run long distances but I can ride a bike just fine and fully intend toRead More ride my bike a long sire the runners. We should not be excluded. The people complaining about bikes on the streets need to know we pay taxes also and must share the highway. Shut your mouth complainers! You people drive way to fast and cause accidents then leave. Shameful!!!!
John jones March 8, 2014 at 11:49 am
George Abrahams and Bill Miller, Bravo. Couldn't agree with you more. I'll buy you guys a coldRead More beer. We should also ban low water pressure faucets in markets and restaurants. Totally disgusting with unintended consequences. Encouraging people to re use their bags is also disgusting. Florence Nightingale and Joseph Lister are crawling out of their Graves and are furious.
Woofstock 90210 is postponed until June because of rainy weather, Beverly Hills city officials announced today. Patch file photo.
George Vreeland Hill February 27, 2014 at 03:36 pm
Here is a video I made at last year's event. Maybe it will help ease the disappointment until June.Read More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giKH-jitIQs
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 27, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Aw, thanks for posting!