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Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
Kudos to Chief Schmutz, the RSM Officers/their colleagues and to the RSM Citizens that contributedRead More to this fine and worthy program.
Melinda Gorsline September 14, 2012 at 06:53 pm
Holly, so glad to hear it ended happily!
Barbara September 17, 2012 at 05:24 pm
There are Angels everywhere.
Kathy Parkes September 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm
She was an ANGEL in disguise, just accept it and thank the Lord for his Blessings to you and yourRead More family !
Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 17, 2012 at 08:36 pm
Amber Martin! What A Voluncheer! Every volunteer effort she participates in is for a most worthwhileRead More cause! Hats Off To Amber!
Lauren September 18, 2012 at 11:36 am
What a great day and TONS OF THANKS to all the volunteers that put on this great event. It was a funRead More day and for a good cause. My only wish is that more people in the SJC community would join us for great fun.
Chris LaDue September 19, 2012 at 05:32 pm
Miss it up there, looks like another good Hooligan Day. Hello to all from the LaDue Family, OlympiaRead More Wa.
alex September 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm
LaDue, We missed you leaving a car in the arena with a blow-up dummy in it....We need you!
J.P. September 5, 2012 at 11:23 am
Thanks Ms. Brooks, its caring people like you who make this such a great place to live!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 5, 2012 at 03:48 pm
Kudos to Allison Brooks for her volunteer efforts! There are only a few dozen people out of 50,000Read More RSM residents who take an active role in civic and chaitable events.
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 27, 2012 at 01:01 pm
Thank you Glenda for being a volunteer and sharing your time mentoring and teaching veterans! It isRead More most assured that your life has been enriched by your efforts!
David Robertson August 23, 2012 at 05:16 pm
I think it is terrific what Age Well Senior Services and Lindy are doing to serve our seniorRead More residents. I was really intrigued to hear about the new art program that you Will be introducing.. Keep up the great work.
Charles August 23, 2012 at 10:38 am
What's ironic is many of the South County families donating supplies for underprivileged familiesRead More actually have a lower net worth than the underprivileged families. Many of these donors are so far underwater (due to negative real estate equity) that they have a hugely negative net worth while the recipients of the supplies, perhaps renting, or just getting by, have a near zero net worth.
Glenn Acosta August 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
Thanks, Jim, for all your volunteer and leadership efforts. Nice to have such a talented andRead More dedicated person in our community. Best regards, Glenn
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 20, 2012 at 01:14 pm
Thanks to all of the hundreds of RSM volunteers for USMC 2/5, The Wounded Marines Program, The RSMRead More Food Bank, Search For A Cure Marathon, The PTA, Little League, church programs and RSM AYSO 630 Soccer. All of these organizations will gladly accept more volunteer workers.
April Josephson August 21, 2012 at 03:04 pm
Jim is a great community supporter. It has been a pleasure getting to know him over the years. IRead More really appreciate his efforts. Thanks to David Robertson for highlighting the great individuals who do so much for our community. IMO, he should be on the list too!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 17, 2012 at 03:21 pm
I agree Brad! Helping Seniors, Marine Batattalion 2/5 and raising money for our schools areRead More extremely admirable efforts! Many of us (perhaps most of us) live in Rancho Santa Margarita because it is a wonderful city! Kudos to Amaya!
David Robertson August 19, 2012 at 10:14 am
Amaya, thank you for all you do in our community. It has been a pleasure working with you at TheRead More Bell Tower Foundation; thanks for your leadership and always inspiring and encouraging those around you.
April Josephson August 19, 2012 at 04:41 pm
Amaya, Thank you for all you do and have done for RSM. It was a pleasure working with you and BradRead More on the city's Economic Development Committee. It's the many volunteers like you that keep RSM true to it's original vision. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. I encourage everyone to take some time out to volunteer-it is so rewarding. Please contact the Bell Tower Foundation. They've always got great opportunities!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 9, 2012 at 02:50 pm
Thanks for the kind words Owen. We know the candidates that you are supporting.
April Josephson August 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Well said, Owen. It is people like Vanessa that make me proud to live in RSM. She is an inspirationRead More to others.
David Robertson August 17, 2012 at 01:12 pm
Read the article in today's Rancho Santa Margarita Patch's, Voluncheer column, "AmayaRead More Genaro—'Giving Back was Part of Daily Life' " Amaya is a local businesswoman, community leader and volunteer; and president of The Bell Tower Foundation. Click to read article >>> http://bit.ly/PxVIww
Marc Schroeder July 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Hey Booboo, I don't want the Nameless one getting jealous and I don't swing that way so if you needRead More to spice things up? Don't waste your time with me.
faith browning November 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm
who was her little friend that was with her when the kiddnapping happend?
R. J. Steelworth November 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm
This is why people need to vote no on 34. Keep the death penalty. Use it.
Stan Jacobs June 22, 2012 at 08:10 pm
One less bureaucracy in our midst! The problem with such non-profs is that they are selective asRead More what "hate crimes" they pursue. The police are doing a fine job enforcing the law.
Leonard Kinkade July 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm
The proliferation of hate crime laws in the 1980’s and 1990’s was a feel goodRead More politically correct approach by legislatures who added an extra element that had to be proven in a criminal court to obtain a conviction. Their reason for doing so is difficult to determine, probably to show their constituents they were doing something, who knows? All I can say is that they have never been prosecutors. Hates crimes are unique because it asks the police and the D.A. to prove in court “THE MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME” Normally, the motive for a crime has always been irrelevant in proving a criminal violation. It adds an extra element of a crime that must be proven in a court of law to get a criminal conviction. In most of these cases the element of motive must be proven by circumstantial evidence, since the criminal involved seldom confesses as to his motive for committing a crime. Thus, it burdens both the police and the prosecutor to prove the element of motive, when in most cases the person could be convicted of assault, battery etc. without having to prove this element. Accordingly, adding hate crimes to the California statutes was a waste of valuable investigative and prosecutorial time, when it’s really not needed and adds a burden for the prosecution and law enforcement. Given that noted above, tracking such crimes is an absolute waste of tax payer’s money and squanders limited resources to prosecute criminals.
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