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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)
mimi April 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 09:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
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.
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.
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.
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 09:06 am
Interesting.. not planning on getting one anytime soon
Snow April 9, 2014 at 10:08 am
Mid life stigma- like how everyone on a Harley seems to have long grey hair/beards? Wonder how thatRead More rumor started??
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.
SONGS just south of San Clemente. Patch file photo.
Mike Syi March 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm
The public did not cause this incident. SCE made a huge mistake and they should pay for what theyRead More caused. They did not have to increase the size of steam generators but they did it on their own. It never made sense to change design on such a complicated system.
andy fischer March 28, 2014 at 07:41 am
Not sure if it makes much difference. "They" (SCE) isn't just a bunch if big fat guysRead More sitting around smoking cigars and drinking brandy. "They" is for the most part us. If "they" pay, somehow, we'll pay.
Mike Syi March 28, 2014 at 08:01 pm
When SCE management decided to upgrade the steam generators they assumed the risk not the public.Read More They should have stayed with the original design when worked great for many years. SCE has to be help accountable for their actions. The people who own SCE stock will pay not the ratepayers.
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