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Rae Anne Resident April 23, 2014 at 09:45 am
It a tough life beaning a service man or woman. thanks for doing a job most others wont.
SA April 23, 2014 at 10:04 am
This is great! My Brother and Sisters are constantly getting crapped on by ignorant people. UnlessRead More one works in Personnel, the Military is arduous and not many people can hack it.
KMA April 23, 2014 at 10:07 am
SA- very true my friend- unless you are in the rear with the gear it is tough. Long days and nightsRead More protecting people who don't want you there. A thankless job, but 3 generations of my family have done it.
pat April 23, 2014 at 07:27 am
apparently his " plan " for our community is to teach us how to live with hisRead More environmental disasters ..
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nitagregory April 23, 2014 at 09:29 am
Wheew... just when i thought.I had major issues
Brett April 23, 2014 at 09:58 am
Let's take these war gaming idiots and enlist them in the Marine Corp. I'll bet a real tour of dutyRead More would straighten them out. No doubt they could use the exercise too.
Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Construction of a median gate in the Banning area.  Courtesy photo.
J L Rubenstein April 22, 2014 at 06:34 pm
After the Coachella concert the radio reported bumper-to-bumper westward traffic on I-10 for 26Read More miles....
Steve Lech April 23, 2014 at 06:15 am
I was in that traffic jam in December. It took me 9 hours to go from Blythe to Riverside. IRead More wondered why we couldn't go around or at least turn around and go another direction. Thank you to whoever got the ball rolling to avoid this situation in the future!
Lloyd April 23, 2014 at 07:04 am
and it made no sense to do work on the freeway both weekends that the Coachella festival was lettingRead More out two and a half hours from Palm Springs to Beaumont is ridiculous. Caltrans had to know of this event being it is a yearly advance very poor planning
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Let me say something as a graduate of the University of Michigan, who had the tougher road toRead More admission as a non-resident. The problem with affirmative action is how to quantify it. Michigan can have its pick of students from the elite private and public schools in and around Detroit, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Schools in Detroit certainly don't offer the educational opportunities that a school like Detroit Country day, or public high schools elite suburbs like Winnetka, Illinois or Bethesda, Maryland do. But, is a kid from a very rural area in the U.P. any more prepared for U of M than a kid from Detroit? By the same token, a kid from a farm outside of Muskegon represents the same kind of diversity to a kid from Westchester County, New York as someone from Detroit.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 08:59 am
Observor, It may have been Walt Williams who said that the problem with affirmative action is thatRead More it can set up a kid to fail. Schools that serve large groups of minorities often do not prepare a kid for an elite school, whehter it's a private school like Harvard or Duke, or an elite public school like Michigan or Cal-Berkeley. He suggested that a student, regardless of race or color, should always select a school that is suited to his qualifications. Someone from an inner-city school in California would be better off going to a university in the California State University system, rather than a school in the University of California system. The idea is that he can succeed in college and move on to a successful career. If a person ill-prepared for Berkeley or UCLA attends either of those schools, he has a greater likelihood of flunking out and giving up on higher education. My father attended a 1-room school house until the 6th grade. He then attended a rural junior high and high school. He wound up going to a land-grant university 11 years after graduating from high school, courtesy of the GI Bill. Because of his going to a school that, while good in the field of agriculture, was an average university overall, he was able to move into management eventually transferred to Chicago. So, I attended a very good suburban high school that prepared me for the University of Michigan. If he had gone to a school for which he wasn't prepared, he could very well have dropped out, which would have meant no management opportunity or transfer to Chicago. I know a lot of very successful people who went to small, liberal arts colleges or public universities that aren't of the same caliber as Michigan, UCLA, or the University of Illinois. Yes, going to a school like Michigan, Harvard, Duke, Northwestern, or Stanford can lead to great opportunities. But, going to a non-elite college or university doesn't close the doors on those opportunities.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
Fair is Fair!!! Now if we can only get Affirmative Action totally out of such sports as BasketballRead More and Football and the others, where the minority there is truly and obviously inferior but yet is given a shoe in because his race promotes, finance and overly spectates in these Professions.
Patch file photo by Guy McCarthy
LAKE HEMET RESIDENT April 22, 2014 at 07:31 pm
If you insist on shilling for Hestrin try coming with some facts and not banal things likeRead More "best candidate for the job". Why is he the best?
Murrieta Council Corruption April 22, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Yes Lake Elsinore Resident tell us why Hestrin is the best when even Hestrin cannot even articulateRead More why he is the best
Rae Anne Resident April 23, 2014 at 07:20 am
If my nefew says Hestrin is the best that all you need to no. they aint no reason for more detaleRead More then that.
Deborah Rodriguez April 22, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Is this signing of the petition just for community of Stetson or is it for all residents ofRead More Beaumont? I have been wondering what the mello-Roos money was being used for.
Magda Kalter April 22, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Please, post the copy of your petition for others. We need to act together, not only one community!
Lloyd White April 22, 2014 at 05:13 pm
Unfortunately the Beaumont Mello-Roos Community Facilities District is divisive by design. It pitsRead More the new residents of Beaumont against the old and separates all the new developments from each other. This allows the City to maintain more control. Each "Area" in the district, Stetson is Area 18, have different agreements with the city. The original agreements set up by our developers limit the amount the city can lien against our homes. For example the limit for Stetson is about $6 million, they city has only borrowed about $4.75 million so far. We are amending our agreement to not allow anymore liens. Unfortunately, Stetson is one of the only "older" areas the city has yet to have been maxed out. It is likely that your areas have already maxed out. Check your property tax bill and let me know what area you are in and I will find out for you. My purpose for what I am doing is to make our city more accountable for their use of our money. I think an $80 million interchange on Hwy 60 to serve the industrialization of Beaumont should go to the voters and paid for by all tax payers city wide. The CFD monies should be used to upgrade the interchanges on the I-10 that all the new developments use primarily, Oak Valley and Cherry Valley, would be a proper use of CFD money. The large home developers have realized how bad the CFD interest rates are compared to home mortgage rates and one, KB Homes no longer plans to use Mello-Roos to finance their new development infrastructure. However, the City of Beaumont hasn't gotten the message, they are still grabbing all they can get. They just approved three new areas totaling $75 million. *****I offer my assistance to help any of the Areas in our city to make the Council more accountable to the proper use of our funds. Send me an email to OurFocusOurKids@gmail.com and I will try to help.
Shirley Almeida April 20, 2014 at 09:23 am
ATC April 20, 2014 at 09:33 am
Yeah, that would be neat. I'm sure all of us (including Caltech) would be interested in how toRead More prevent an earthquake!
Susan lasalle April 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm
I thought I could only prevent forest fires?
Nancy Gall April 22, 2014 at 11:04 am
Penny Newman, who is an expert on the atrocities of warehouses, is speaking Thursday night at CVAN,Read More which meets at the Cherry Valley Grange at Cherry Valley and Beaumont Ave. at 7:00. Attend both meetings if possible. Could be you could use some pickets at Russo's. Vote against this guy in June. He's not for the people. There-3 things people can do about Gateway.
James Andervich April 23, 2014 at 08:48 am
We can't stop development on Shopoff's land, and regardless of how Ashley votes, 4 other supers willRead More vote for the project. Our only hope is to have the land zoned commercial instead of industrial.
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.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 10:11 am
Dr. Jim Milgrim of Stanfdord and Dr. Sandra Slotsky were the only mathematics and English languageRead More arts content specialists on the 30 person Common Core validation committee. Neither one agreed to validate the standards. A total of 5 out of 30 in the validation committee refused to sign off on them, despite "enourmous political pressure" ( Jim Milgrim) but there is no acknowledgement of that fact. There is no, as professor Milgram puts it, "Minority report" to explain objections to the standards, they were simply left off the list of validators. That is why the CC website is useless as a source.
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 10:11 am
Jennifer Common Core is a state‐led effort that is not part of No Child Left Behind or any otherRead More federal initiative. The federal government played no role in the development of the Common Core. State adoption of the standards is in no way mandatory. States began the work to create clear, consistent standards before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided funding for the Race to the Top grant program. It also began before the Elementary and Secondary Education Act blueprint was released, because this work is being driven by the needs of the states, not the federal government. Learn more about the development process here.
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 10:11 am
How much will it cost states to implement the Common Core State Standards? Costs for implementingRead More the standards will vary from state to state and territory. While states already spend significant amounts of money on professional development, curriculum materials, and assessments, there will be some additional costs associated with the Common Core, such as training teachers to teach the standards, developing and purchasing new materials, and other aspects of implementation. However, there are also opportunities for states to save considerable resources by using technology, open-source materials, and taking advantage of cross-state opportunities that come from sharing consistent standards.
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Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
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.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 01:41 pm
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.
KW April 22, 2014 at 06:31 am
Maybe they should put that $2.5M into the schools where it is desperately needed instead of wastingRead More it on stupid signs/stickers/and campaign "mixers". Just a thought.
I am not a career politician. I worked my entire life in private industry. I ran to make aRead More difference and be part of the solution. Thank you for your support. PAUL ANGULO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY AUDITOR CONTROLLER UNITED STATES ARMY '74
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 07:21 am
payoffs and ripoffs
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 09:13 am
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
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.
beaumontdave April 21, 2014 at 04:35 pm
You might expect a kid to be this impulsive and foolish, but a 49-year old? Likely no changing hisRead More behavior.
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The Convict April 23, 2014 at 07:58 am
This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures.
lablover April 23, 2014 at 08:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
The Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 08:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
Joe Reinagel April 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Property owners should review their tax assessment each year and file a tax appeal whenever theRead More market value of their property is less than the assessed value. For a free property review and consultation, contact CRE Tax Appeal. Their website is www.CREtaxappeal.com.
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 08:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 08:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 01:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.