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henny bogan April 23, 2014 at 07:11 pm
Bottom line is he was armed they were not. They were just stupid kids. He could have held them andRead More called the police. As a gun owner and a marksman I believe he is just a sick mean old man who wanted to kill some one.
Pat Kittle April 23, 2014 at 07:18 pm
"henny bogan" -- Then you post your address here, and a conspicuous sign on your door,Read More assuring burglars you won't shoot them. Then come back and tell us about it.
henny bogan April 23, 2014 at 07:28 pm
If someone broke into my home and I was waiting in ambush and they were armed they would be shot. IRead More would not shoot unarmed people and then finish them off. If I did shoot them because I did not know if they were armed or not I certainly would not walk up the the wounded and execute them. It is obvious after reading about the case they were dumb teenagers not career burglars. They were not even armed.
mimmie April 23, 2014 at 01:54 pm
How about over in Rheem Valley, on the old driving range land where they originally proposed housingRead More the United Nations? Lamorinda A's, here we go!
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT April 23, 2014 at 06:59 pm
^Boooo this woman^ exactly why you people aren't allowed to vote.
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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.
Three trees are marked on a Martinez resident's property for removal, one a 100-year-old olive tree with sentimental value.
patches0662 April 23, 2014 at 07:57 am
We have several redwood trees including one that shades several utilities on the corner of our lotRead More in Clayton. We have always kept the opening cleared and clean, still do. But, several years ago we came home from work to find that several branches had been cut to make a wider opening and the debris left for us to clean up. We suspected it was PG&E at the time. If we had been warned we would have done it ourselves with respect for the tree. Glad they didn't cut it down though. ~Nancy H.
Chris Kapsalis April 23, 2014 at 08:12 am
I think PGE has a deal with a tree company to do most of their tree cutting etc. There is oftenRead More miscommunication between the person who wants tree work done and the people who actually do the work. See it all the time. And buck passing.
Terry Kremin April 23, 2014 at 09:18 am
This is definitely over reaction by PG&E to old bad planning and execution by PG&E, and moreRead More bad planning and execution again by choosing a hack and slash policy over actually assessing what is on the pipelines. Some trees that were planted over the pipeline right of way should never have been planted. That is a public safety issue, and some should be removed both for root control and for inspection access. PG&E SHOULD have been more proactive in the past ensuring the trees didn't get planted in the first place. But then they should have been inspecting welds as well... While some trees should be removed for safety concerns, a tree by tree assessment (root type, true proximity) should be done to determine which should actually be removed. As usual, the truth lies in the middle of the "cut all trees" and the "save all trees" arguments. Hopefully our city council can show the leadership to actually accomplish both necessary public safety clearing and non-problem tree retention, and not forsake safety of people for all the trees. While I love trees, and likewise would hate to see our big old Mulberry in the backyard have to go, if I had to sign a waiver saying that if a gas line break and eruption occurred because of my tree that I absolve PG&E and agree to be liable for all damages to all parties caused by the leak and/or explosion, I would have to favor losing the tree over assuming that responsibility.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 05:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
Liu Wei April 23, 2014 at 06:14 pm
playing lacrosse or volunteering at church, or playing an instrument, demonstrate talent, not quitRead More the same as AA genius. ps: where did you go to college?
Love All April 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
It's quite sad reading comments from a group of "superior" white people as they try toRead More tear down a young man that's obviously black,,,, You folks know NOTHING about this individual other that the name he chose to use to make his comments,,, YOUR racism is all that resonates here.. and a white-gang-mentality similar to the group that beat Mr. Utash senseless weeks ago. Well Done! White people blaming black people for being black and discriminated against is likely the greatest irony of our country.
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.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 06:32 pm
Also on the Northville MI Parents for Educational Excellence page you can see links to the tests toRead More see how bias they are. Teachers will teach to the tests and if they are teaching something you don't like - too bad because it is on the test! *****There is also a link to the social studies standards. The social studies standards and science standards are liberal-bias, anti-American and actually just not accurate in a lot of cases. They tell our kids that they as citizens are meant to follow all the rules of the big bad government, for example. Things that made this country great and are still in existence, are few and far between - like the government is for the people and by the people and has limited powers... You wont find what the powers that be (follow the money) don't want the kids to learn. ******We all know what Hitler and many others have said about how to get to a nation and that is thru the kids minds... The proof is all there - please dig! Read the tests. ******We all WISH this was just "minimum standards"!
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 07:06 pm
IB is very anti-American, anti-Christian, etc. Please see the Northville MI Parents for EducationalRead More Excellence FB page for a few posts on IB, including a book review of the IB Theory of Knowledge (IB TOK) book - which is the basis of the program.
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?
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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.
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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.
Chris Kapsalis April 22, 2014 at 09:03 am
They came onto our property yesterday and put up all kinds of stakes and red paint all over wellRead More into our yard. Even these stakes are a hazard. One blocks my gate pathway.
Susan C. Schena April 22, 2014 at 09:25 am
Wow! Can you email photos to susan.schena@patch.com?
Chris Kapsalis April 22, 2014 at 09:51 am
Yes. I will right now.
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.
San Bruno after 2010 explosion and fires. Patch file photo.
Mark Kevin Birmingham April 22, 2014 at 10:47 am
How would PG&E PAY for any damages? With their base source of income comes from theirRead More customers, won't they just roll the acquired damages on to their customers?