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Uncle Frenchfrie July 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm
This is being delivered over 26 hours after the story had been posted?
Susan C. Schena July 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm
?? Hi, Uncle Frenchfrie. What do you mean "being delivered"? In your email? Because, yes,Read More this was posted yesterday morning ...
Credit: Santa Cruz Fire Department.
Jozseph Schultz July 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Hmm, wonder how much all the enhanced enforcement is costing taxpayers? What will it take to againRead More allow fireworks at the beach, where it is relatively safe, rather than driving them all over our tinder-dry areas inland?
Oedi July 7, 2014 at 10:08 am
This cost taxpayers no more than the amount of their tax already budgeted to each of the departmentsRead More involved for fiscal 2014. You don't actually think calling 911 is like calling a cab, do you?
Jozseph Schultz July 7, 2014 at 10:19 am
No, it's not like calling a cab. If there is no demand for cabs, the availability of cabsRead More diminishes. The police budget, on the other hand, never shrinks, and if it is threatened, there are always new crimes to be created, like drinking alcohol outside or sleeping without the benefit of proper lodging.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
Ayanna Morales. Credit: Scotts Valley PD.
Pat Kittle July 2, 2014 at 11:16 am
Immigration status??
Amy Wainscoat Anderson July 2, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Let me just take a wild guess here Pat. Are you just a jaded Republican or a racist too?
Pat Kittle July 2, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Amy Wainscoat Anderson: Let me take a wild guess here Amy. Are you just a passive-aggressive PCRead More coward or an anti-white racist too? (I've never voted for a Republican, but I used to vote for lots of liberals, including Jessie Jackson. So put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.)
Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott, 15, tried to end her life by hanging herself in the bathroom of her bedroom at her mother's house in Los Altos Sept. 10, 2012. Photo by Sheila Sanchez
Thomas Kouns June 29, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Good law.
Lynley Kerr Hogan June 30, 2014 at 09:19 am
This law leaves too much room for sexual abusers to skirt the "penetration" part and doRead More other things that still humiliate and scar for life the victim. Not tough enough, I say! I'd like to know what happens to the parents of the children who abuse others. Certainly, they are culpable of something such as neglecting to teach their children how to treat others. Or, will we continue to teach our children that no one will ever be held accountable for their crimes...just like our government and corporations? Of course, no one ever really pays for their crimes as much as the victims. Once an injustice has been done, you can never take it back. How ignorant we are to believe that any good can come after someone has been abused. It doesn't. Ever.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Those bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons this kind of reporting.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he's "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media [DON'T] report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Why do the media consistently do this? The bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons.
Pat Kittle June 30, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Typical media reporting -- it took exactly 4 words for the story to identify the raceRead More ("white") of the suspected crook, and we're told he's "white" again later in the story. Compare that to how the media [RARELY] report the race of non-white criminal suspects. Why do the media consistently do this? The bigoted haters who own the media have their anti-Gentile reasons.
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
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