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CAL FIRE and the California National Guard hold their annual fire aviation training. Photo courtesy: Cal Fire
Rene' B. April 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
This was a very interesting and instructive clip. It makes us all feel safer knowing that the twoRead More branches of safety are training together to get out all the snags. Thanks.
Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website shows the senator swarmed by reporters as he leaves a federal courthouse on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Zinn April 1, 2014 at 06:18 am
I understand there is a loophole that will allow him to defend himself via the use of his campaignRead More contributions..
dan mcdunn April 1, 2014 at 08:10 am
We could be reading a similar story about every single one of our "public servants",Read More democrat or republican. Everything is for sale for what amounts to peanuts to the corporations and criminals that make "political contributions". The larger we allow the state to grow the worse this is going to get. "when you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and pull then by work, and your laws don't protect you against them but protect them against you - when you see corruption Being rewarded and honestly being a self sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand
Russell April 1, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It is unbelievable to me that he is still collecting his salary. While the federal government wagesRead More a war on terrorism, Yee tries to sell them weapons. I hope he sees the inside of a prison as a result. Imagine how the other corrupt politicians in Sacramento are sweating.
35 Year Resident March 31, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Hang up and drive!
Jow April 1, 2014 at 08:13 am
When will "putting on make-up" while driving become distracted driving? I see so manyRead More women doing this...
LMO737 April 1, 2014 at 04:06 pm
No more threats! First offense, suspend license, sell car at auction, give driver Bart and BusRead More schedules. These drivers can use public transportation.
Ronald Guinto. Photo provided by Bay City News
Sarah Creeley March 28, 2014 at 06:30 pm
The superintendent works for our school board who work for our children.
Giorgio C. March 29, 2014 at 10:17 am
Yes, but remember this relationship is analogous to that of the City Manager and City Council. TheRead More City Manager is supposed to know which procedures are best for getting the job done. The City Council, and WCCUSD Board, are a group of elected amateurs who know little to nothing about protocol. They are supposed to hire/appoint someone who does. This is one more example of when the Superintendent has to be told how to do their job. The other recent example was OCR having to tell the Superintendent which procedures were lacking to meet Title IX requirements. Last year, I shared with the school board and the Superintendent my concerns about the lack of procedures pertaining to the Ivy League Connection program. My concern, as I told them, was that they had district employees (not teachers) chaperoning children during these visits to these colleges. What procedures were in place for ensuring that our children were safe with these chaparones? I got blasted by one of the Ivy League Coordinators for this, but the board and Superintendent agreed that some clear procedures were needed for this program. Our Superintendent has his strong points. For everything else, he is relying on his staff to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. This is why I don't understand why everyone is opposed to paying administrators what they are worth. They fulfill a critical function. Just like teachers, we need to recruit and retain the best administrators, too.
Miso March 29, 2014 at 06:22 pm
How does a teacher get permission slips for on off site trip withou the apparent knowledge of theRead More School itself?..
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Anybody who criticizes Leland Yee is racist. Felonies not withstanding....
Hutch March 28, 2014 at 09:10 pm
What's the difference between Leland Yee doing favors for political contributions and otherRead More politicians doing favors to unions and corporations? The whole system is rigged to screw taxpayers. They need to stop all personal gifts and corporate donations including unions.
Hutch March 31, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It's time for this crap to stop. Send Jerry Hill a message Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov Tell him toRead More change laws to stop all "gifts" and stop contributions by lobbyists, corporations and unions. Also if a politician is suspended they should lose all pay and benefits unless they are later exonerated.
CHACHA March 26, 2014 at 03:58 pm
Wonder why no mention of a school suspension or any other school discipline as a consequence forRead More this students action of serious/bad behavior? Is there no rule/policy to address this by the WCCSD/Dept of Education, other than a slap-on-the wrist citation by the local police dept?
CHACHA March 28, 2014 at 02:18 pm
God forbid, but if ever some student, kid, adult school employee, & or auto/home/bizRead More gunshot/knife-stabbing, accident/robbery victims, ailing-aging seniors w/health issues, etc ever needs medical-emergency/hospitalization care it will be a sad day for these people needing medical care, as the WCCCounty Health System & it's residents will soon face waay-bigger problems if not challenges when the only Hospital (Doctor's Hospital & Emergency room, in/outpatient services, etc) may likely "go-bankrupt/close-down" (w/a multi-millions indebt/shortfall) sometime after May 2014 if they dont get a big local-tax measure bailout (no fed or state govt funding?) , philanthropic gift or etc asap, that looks pretty doubtful if not sad! WCCC residents will have to rely on far-away/outside Hospitals like John Muir in Walnut Creek, Oakland's Alta Bates, Sutter Health n/or Children's Hospitals N Kaiser (only for Kaiser members), yes, a sad problem!
Phil Simmons March 29, 2014 at 05:00 pm
BB guns, police,. Really? We live in a state of fear....really.
Photo credit: CBS Sacramento Facebook page.
Dave March 25, 2014 at 07:48 pm
That can happen on any freeway around here.
David Govan March 30, 2014 at 06:53 am
Too many lookie loos. Folks, please just concentrate on your own driving direction! If there is anRead More accident on the other side of the freeway, I'm sure CHP can handle it without your concern.
CHACHA March 22, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Curious, no mention here, why werent the Pinole Police contacted/involved in this chase thruRead More Pinole//880 Hwy area, were they short-handed again n/or on their coffee/breakfast n/or lunch breaks??? Did they ever solve/find the Pinole Chipotle robbery punks yet?
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Claudia March 19, 2014 at 06:08 am
I thought this accident occurred in the morning, not the p.m., can you check on that?
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 19, 2014 at 06:10 am
Yes, you are right. Below the headline it says morning. The news wire service that produced thisRead More story had a small typo. It has been corrected. Thanks.
Rudolph Samuel March 21, 2014 at 08:45 am
CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY Please help First Responders ask federal administrations toRead More consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.
thorn March 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm
bad scene/ passed by around noon as they were finally moving the train, it was stopped for aroundRead More four hours
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 10:33 am
Coroner Identifies Man Struck by TrainRead More http://berkeley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/coroner-identifies-man-struck-by-train
CHACHA March 14, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Not surprised.....BEWARE FOLKS, "Redneck Trashy Pinole Bars" like this n others inRead More TaraHills/Pinole ie. Antler's Pete's, etc are bad-hosts/attractions for troubled/gansta's gun/knife, drug toting/alchy-drunkin n red-neckin characters!
Alison Fleck March 14, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Danny, if you can not show some compassion, please keep your thoughts to yourself.
Chris Kapsalis March 15, 2014 at 07:33 am
He was 59 and may have come on hard times, thogh I do not blame the land lord. You have to payRead More property taxes etc. But still, we need a safety net. Seriously. So no one fear being kicked to the street. Hard times or not. BTW, but for the grace of God go I, any of us. You can work hard for years,. Things can happen. To any of us. I cannot imagine, and this is very sad. It is stories like this that make me rethink my own life. And excesses I may have, also what I might take for granted, and not take them for granted. I would be all for a luxury and or sin tax for money for this safety net. If we want a vacation home or things we do not really need, pay a little more for it and have the money help these people. And maybe us someday. Life can throw you some curve balls..
Nathan Salant March 16, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Poor guy. RIP.
Ronald Guinto. Photo provided by Bay City News
Loren March 13, 2014 at 08:37 pm
He was not hired by Mira Vista he was hired by the school district. Forget about his life! he ruinedRead More the life of the children he abused ! he does not deserve to have a life !
GlenShannon March 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Why don't we wait for a conviction before assuming he's guilty. The allegations are at this pointRead More still allegations. My comment was more directed at the fact that his head was already on a pike in the media, merely from the arrest and before any trial.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 28, 2014 at 07:13 am
School Board Changes Hiring Process of Teachers in Wake of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against TeacherRead More http://elcerrito.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/school-board-changes-hiring-process-of-teachers-in-wake-of-sexual-abuse-allegations-against-teacher
HERCULES, Ca: Hercules High School
Glm Cons March 5, 2014 at 08:31 pm
What this person did is a crime and it should be treated as such. This story seemed to have theRead More makings of a lie from the beginning yet you can't say something like that otherwise you're chastised as being a hater when in real life, the actual hater was the person making up the story, why should it not be equally classified as a hate crime? Let the law sort it out. Most everyone has experienced some form of bullying or another but back in the day we dealt with it and moved on.
Sarah Creeley March 6, 2014 at 07:16 am
I wholeheartedly disagree with those who have chosen this 15 year old's actions as an opportunity toRead More voice their prejudice against people who are transgendered. You are all waiting in the wings , and when something hurtful happens, involving a transgendered person, (even if it's a child), you all come scurrying out like cockroaches. Yes, what he did was wrong, and like Ramsey said, we must look into it further. What on earth gives those of you who post hate on the Patch to think you are so much better than anyone else? Giorgio is right, your posts are hate speech. What the 15 year old did was wrong. Does that make your hurtful responses ok? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Sarah Creeley March 6, 2014 at 07:19 am
The Patch Post times are wrong. I posted the comment before this one, and this post at 7:19.
HERCULES, Ca: Hercules High School
Giorgio C. March 4, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Thank you, MD. I agree with you about "unneeded hatred."
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 4, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Hoax: Transgender High Schooler Recants Sexual Assault AccusationRead More http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/hoax-transgender-high-schooler-recants-sexual-assault-accusation
Maurice Duenas March 5, 2014 at 06:07 am
This is the most of despicable acts that this trannygeneral person did. Whats this tranny did is aRead More crime and he/she/it needs to be punished in the courts and sent to juvenile prison. That person created histeria anger and the hatred to many peoples. They is lucky that he/she/it did not actualy name any body as the people who did the attacks. this 15 year old waisted the time, moneies and valuable resources of the school and police to gets the attention. They should not be rewarded or excused for that behavior but should be punished to the fullest extents of the law.
Photos of Kevin Anthony Briggs distributed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Patty O'Day February 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
I agree that the editor is overworked. I think it would be a good idea for us to have a "tipRead More line" to send ideas for stories and "scoops" directly to the editor. Some people don't want to write full articles, but this way we could inform the editor and they can check it out in a more timely manner. Don't make it too fancy. On the front page put "Tip Line" or "Contact the Editor" or something like that.
mimmie February 24, 2014 at 10:59 am
For someone so hideous, the dude sure takes a lot of selfies!
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 24, 2014 at 11:10 am
News tips, photos etc. are always appreciated— especially with me trying to gain understandingRead More of so many cities in two counties. Patch is working hard during this transition to update the platform. Please send tips to my email below and thanks for hanging in there with me as I try to get the news to as many readers in as many cities as I can each day. autumn.johnson@patch.com
Photo Credit: Morguefile
Bob Brittain February 21, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Please correct the spelling in the headline of this article. Hint: District
Bob Strong February 21, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Teaching local firefighters how to safely distinguish these fires should be chief concern for thisRead More community. Residential electrical services often go to extensive measures to prevent such circumstances. I hope that with the proper training we can help prevent these future dangers. http://electriciankc.com/residential/
Chris F. February 24, 2014 at 04:02 pm
I am confused by the article? Fire department says grow marijuana let it burn and if anyone isRead More inside they to shall go down with the house? What is a "grow operation"? isn't growing of marijuana with a medical license legal? Just doing the math it would take 1000 plants that have 1lb per of sellable pot per plant to equal the amount of profit that the fire department says these house operations are profiting in todays market. They also say if there is an unusual amount of traffic in and out of the home call the police> I would think that anyone that is growing a thousand plants isn't inviting everyone in the town that is looking to score pot into their wall to wall pot farm? Lastly they say that PG&E should come and turn the power off before the fire dept. enters but they also say that these operations are bypassing the meters which means they have to shut off the power to the neighborhood first. Shouldn't the fire department have a map and access to a breaker for neighborhood shutdown? This is sounding like a bad policy for the fire dept. I am willing to bet before to long they will let the "wrong house" burn and they will be responsible? PS recently there have been many people coming in and out of my neighbors house carrying these boxes. They are carrying cash to the door and this little girl hands them a box. It happens every year around this time. Should I call the police?
Investigators are searching for 54-year-old Roy McCamey.
Ken Briggs February 13, 2014 at 05:24 pm
christopher papazoglow where have you been at the last two days , at first it looked like aRead More carjacking .then the teen ager became a woman , and that they all knew each other , yes you got to see what all news out lets have to say .
Ken Briggs February 13, 2014 at 05:35 pm
so who was the woman that looked like a kid ? if it was not for her all this would not of gotten outRead More . but guess the scum that started all this should stay in jail and then prison and no ngood time and they all should pay something for the cost of this screw up . thank the police for getting this scum off the streets for awhile .
christopher papazoglow February 13, 2014 at 05:48 pm
"....where have you been the last two days...." Uh, following the story, Ken. Yeah, iRead More heard all that, that you're talking about. What i HAVEN'T heard or seen is that "the report of kidnap came from them" that, supposedly, was "on the news today and all day". I asked a question of "reference" around 4 hours ago, and as yet haven't received an answer. From either April or anyone else who saw/read that "the report of kidnap came from them".
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