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Wanna see the Hollywood sign from up close? The city will accommodate you this summer. Patch file photo.
Cheryl Aisoff April 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm
And agree Beachwood is very congested on the weekends.
George Vreeland Hill April 17, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I will do it.
Mike Spilker April 18, 2014 at 09:03 am
This must be why the city stopped allowing Hollywood Tour busses to go up to the sign via LakeRead More Hollywood Dr & Mulholand. Those are all independent companies. Now the city gets the $$$. Interestingly though, the city said the reason they banned the busses, which are actually just vans, was because of weight restrictions on those roads. These streets have 6000lbs limits. Signs are posted everywhere...NO VEHICLES OVER 3 TONS ! The tour busses are 15 passenger vans yet the city says they're taking 21 passengers in their bus. Fair? Of course not!
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!!
johnclarknew April 16, 2014 at 07:27 am
At 12:15 am thin clouds obscured it. I went back to bed.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Fortified- AKA Mungo Jerry April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Here is a visual of the phases of this eclipse. .....hmmm....I might have to do a midnight run upRead More Griffith park ( http://earthsky.org/todays-image/times-in-edt-for-tuesday-mornings-total-eclipse-of-moon ))
Don April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
It was sweet watching the eclipse come into play with the whisping high clouds crossing over theRead More white reflective moon. Then the orange/red hue kicked in and it was awesome. Well until the high clouds came back and obscured, not blocked out obscured a good portion of it. 1:00 am said, "hey there's work in the morning. : Its highly recommended you see it at least once.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
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!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 06:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
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
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?
Twitter Jersey Vargas.
Karen Harris April 7, 2014 at 06:27 am
At least learn how to spell Stanley the Fool! The Greek God's name is spelled Zeus! I do not think IRead More said anything about justifiable grounds to sanction illegal entry in to the U.S. I simply mentioned your hatred which is toxic.
stanley seigler April 7, 2014 at 05:29 pm
@Karen Harris, re: "...justifiable grounds to sanction illegal entry ... I simply mentionedRead More your [the FOOL's] hatred which is toxic. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ not sure what karen said but jeb bush said it well: "The way I [jeb] look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact, and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family — yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony, it's kind of — it's an act of love,” Bush said ... Bush added that such offenders should not be treated as harshly as criminals. “I think we need to get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place,” he said. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/6/jeb-bush-calls-crossingtheborderanactofloverilesconservatives.html <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ bet the pope agrees with jeb as do non-hypocritical compassionate christians ... and good folks in general ... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ BTW maybe not a spelling error ... perhaps some thinks ZUSE was the main man on the mount ... :)
stanley seigler April 7, 2014 at 05:54 pm
PS should toxic behavior be reported to the FBI ... is this a possible forewarning of anotherRead More horrendous act ... PATCH your call ...
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.
It was summertime-hot today across Southern California, with highs making recording all over the place. Patch file photo.
June Holden March 10, 2014 at 10:39 am
How sweet it is!! Missing my CA weather!!!
Donna Fleming March 10, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Sunny days like this in California, take the edge off high taxes and big water bills.
Lenny Shaw March 10, 2014 at 09:16 pm
I want pounding rain for weeks….Have you folks forgotten about the drought?
Prices for gasoline in Los Angeles have gone up steadily since Sept. 29. Patch file photo.
AKM March 4, 2014 at 09:14 am
yeah 2 weeks ago paid $3.59, last night paid $3.93...ridiculous!
Russell Sands March 5, 2014 at 06:42 am
Buy a Volt, Leaf or Tesla and never visit a gas station again.
Bike2Hike March 5, 2014 at 06:45 am
Ride a bike and your one less car!
Two rainstorms are expected this week, a weaker one on Wednesday and a major event Friday-ish. Patch file photo.
Stuart Ebert February 24, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Some long range forecasts are indeed predicting a series of "Pineapple Express" storms inRead More March. Whether you believe they are being enhanced or engineered as "drought breakers" by a government operation (as I do) it underscores the efficiency and power of the hydrologic cycle. It is something we need to protect and pass on to future generations in California.
Stuart Ebert February 24, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Advantages of a normal climate/hydrologic cycle include: Incredible power. Capable of deliveringRead More thousands or millions of tons of snow to Sierra Nevada in a single storm. And it's all SOLAR POWERED. Hydroelectric power in California from snowmelt trumps all the damn solar panels on every rooftop. And please, UCLA Institute for "Sustainability" please do your homework and crunch some numbers BEFORE making further recommendations about drinking water from my toilet or backyard rainbarrel!
Homer February 24, 2014 at 07:48 pm
@Donna, straying slightly from the topic, the answer to your question is: ownership and money.Read More Privately owned land cannot (will not) be directly taken from a developer. This is bad business for the city. The new trend is for cities to arbitrate an agreement to set aside acreage as green space. With the new developments, the cities gain an increase in the tax basis. Either way, the end result is that both parties profit.