Tag Archive: Southern California


Two Pint-Sized SoCal Surfers “Photobombed” by Possible Shark

 

Shark Photobomb

 

 

” A complete surprise to the person behind the camera, what may be a shark appears to have “photobombed” two Southern California boys as they rode the Manhattan Beach waves over the weekend.

  A South Bay woman took the photograph near 31st Street in Manhattan Beach on Friday, and she said she didn’t even realize the sea creature hiding in her photo until she checked the camera in the car.

” My son is the one closest to the shark,” the woman, June Emerson, told NBC4 via email. “Whatever it is, it was quite a shock to see while reviewing shots of the day on our way home.”

  Surfers and lifeguards told Emerson it was definitely a shark, but she decided to tell her 12-year-old son, Quinn, and his friend that it was a dolphin so as not to scare them out of SoCal waters permanently.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drone Crashes Into Navy Ship Injuring 2 In California

 

 

 

 

” An American drone has malfunctioned and crashed into a guided missile cruiser off the coast of Southern California, causing two injuries, say officials. The incident happened while the vessel was testing a combat weapons system.

Lt. Lenaya Rotklein of the US Third Fleet told AP the two sailors injured in the crash were being treated for minor burns. The remotely-controlled craft reportedly veered out of control during an operation to test the USS Chancellorsville’s combat weapons system on Saturday afternoon. Rotklein said the drone was being used to test the ship’s radar. “

 

 

 

 

” The guided missile carrier is now heading back to the San Diego Naval Base, where officials will assess the extent of the damage. In response to the accident, the Navy says it is opening an investigation to examine the possible causes. 

This is the second drone crash to occur this week in the US after an unmanned craft malfunctioned and came down over Lake Ontario on Tuesday, prompting the suspension of all drone flights in the Central New York area.

 

 

  Two down in one week , this time with injuries … it’s only a matter of time before a drone crash wipes out an innocent family asleep in their beds or heading to Grandma’s house in the family wagon . No doubt when that happens the authorities will wring their hands apologetically and say that this is the price we must pay for “freedom” .

 

 

“One of the notorious things about drones and Reapers is their high accident rate,” Ed Kinane a Syracuse-based peace activist told syracuse.com on Tuesday. “A general concern is that because the military is so in love with drones and the Reaper, it appears they have rushed these things into production.”

 

 

 For those readers who are unaware of exactly how frequently drone crashes occur Global Research has compiled a list that is very informative reading . This is a problem that is sure to grow as the domestic use of these spying machines becomes ever more commonplace .

 

 

” Our database primarily contains details of crashes of  Class 2 and Class 3 UAVs (i.e. medium and large drones – see here for explanation of drone class and size) since January 2007.  However  there are a few occasions when small drone crashes have been included for some notable reasons (i.e. crashed with another aircraft).  We continue to maintain this database  as, although safety and reliability is a key issue in the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles, nobody appears to be publicly compiling  drone crash information.   We are not claiming that our database is complete.  Given the secretive nature of drone operations and development, it is highly likely that other drone crashes have occurred and not been publicly reported.

So far this year we have recorded 14 crashes involving 15 drones (yep, one crash involved two drones colliding).  However it should be noted that one key source for our data –  the USAF Aerospace Mishap Website -  has not been updated since December 2011 and this may well have impacted upon the figures  (see Table 1: Drone Crashes by Year).”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Both in US and in Europe corporate interests continue to pressurize governments to open up civilian airspace to unmanned systems.  Without a real improvement in reliability and safety however,  legislators should remain sceptical, else we really will be living in the Century of drone crashes.”

 

 

 

 

   We had better start spending our time with one eye towards the sky as the domestic drone warfare program is bringing new meaning to “death from above” by accident if not by design . As drone use proliferates with the continued militarization of our local law enforcement organizations these types of accidents are only going to become more frequent and sooner or later fatal .

    The military , which one would hope is trained to a higher standard than your local Barney Fifes has even managed to crash two drones into each other on the runway . 

 

 

” Army officials are investigating after two remotely piloted aircraft collided on the runway in El Mirage, causing damage to both pricey planes.

The unmanned aerial vehicles were of different variations operated by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of San Diego, a U.S. Army spokesman said in an email. The enhanced Predator-type UAVs were undergoing individual flight tests at El Mirage Flight Test Facility on July 25, he said.”

 

 

Like we said , heads up … have good day .

To keep up with the latest in Drone news check these sites here , here and here .

 

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Gun-Toting Grandma, 72, Shoots At Intruder, Saves Wheelchair-Bound Husband

 

 

” A Southern California grandmother took a shot at a home intruder with her .357-magnum Smith & Wesson, saving her 85-year-old, wheelchair-bound, World War II veteran husband.

Jan Cooper, 72, heard someone trying to open the door of her Anaheim home early Sunday morning and dialed 911, The Associated Press reported. She can be heard on the emergency call begging the dispatcher to hurry, send deputies, and warning that she has a gun.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Impeach Obama’ Protest Causes Giant Southern California Traffic Jam

 

 

Impeach Obama rally

 

 

 

” A TEA Party sponsored “Impeach Obama” demonstration on a major Southern California freeway overpass caused traffic to backup at least ten miles, as the organizer apologized for “any small inconvenience” drivers may have dealt with, as reported by the San Diego-based local news portal the Carlsbad Patch on June 9, 2013.

Flying a number of American flags as well as the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party-adopted Gadsen flag, protesters flashed to motorists on the Interstate 5 southbound lanes in Carlsbad, California placards stating “Remember Benghazi,” “Obama Lies” and “Amnesty Hell No!” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Dead After Shooting Spree Near Los Angeles

 

 

 

” A chaotic shooting spree early Tuesday through Orange County, Calif., left four people dead, including the shooter, and two others injured before the man stopped and shot himself to death in a stolen car, police said.

There were multiple crime scenes in Tustin and Orange and many more victims who were shot at but unhurt, Tustin Lt. Paul Garaven said.

The shootings began at 4:45 a.m. when deputies responding to a call found a female shot multiple times in a house in Ladera Ranch, said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino. The city is in the southern part of the suburban county about 30 miles south of Los Angeles.

From 5:30 a.m. to 5:55 a.m., Tustin police received reports of shootings in several locations, Tustin police Supervisor Dave Kanoti.

“When they tried to stop, he killed himself in the car,” Garaven said.”

 

Update : Shooter identified as one Ali Syed, was an unemployed, part-time student who lived with his parents …

 

” A 20-year-old student wielding a shotgun shot and killed a woman in her home and two commuters during carjackings, shot up vehicles on a Southern California freeway and committed suicide as police closed in on him Tuesday, authorities said.”

 

Update: Cabin Where Ex-cop Believed Barricaded On Fire

 

 California Manhunt: In this image taken from video provided by KABC-TV, the cabin in Big Bear, Calif. where ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is believed to be barricaded inside is in flames Tuesday. IMAGE

 

” BIG BEAR, Calif. — A cabin where a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was believed to have barricaded himself was burning late Tuesday afternoon and a source told The Associated Press that no one had emerged from the building.

A man believed to be Christopher Dorner, who is sought in three killings, had fled to the cabin after a furious gunbattle with police in the snow-covered mountains of Southern California, authorities said. Two officers were injured in the gunfight, and one of them later died.

It was unclear how the fire started. CNN reported that tear gas was fired into the cabin.

As it burned, Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, told reporters that law enforcement officers had the building surrounded.

“We are planning on a long night,” Bachman said. “It’s an active crime scene. If this is Christopher Dorner, he is wanted for the murder of four people and the attempted murder of three others.” “

Ex-LA Cop Believed Barricaded In S. Calif. Cabin

 

” A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer sought in three killings was believed barricaded in a cabin Tuesday after a furious gunbattle with police in the snow-covered mountains of Southern California, authorities said, the culmination of an intensive manhunt that left a region on edge for nearly a week.

Two officers were injured in the gunfight, and the Los Angeles Times reported that one of them later died.

At an afternoon news conference, Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said he had this message for the suspect, believed to be Christopher Dorner: “Enough is enough. It’s time to turn yourself in. It’s time to stop the bloodshed.”

Officers have been swarming the snow-covered Big Bear region since Thursday, when they found Dorner’s burned-out pickup truck. The former Navy reservist killed a former police captain’s daughter and her fiance and a Riverside police officer, and injured two other officers, police said, promising to bring “warfare” to Los Angeles police and their families.”

With Renegade Cop Still On The Loose, Cops Beef Up Security At Grammys

 

 

 

” Los Angeles cops are on high alert for tonight’s Grammys, as rogue former officer and accused triple-murderer Christopher Dorner remains still on the loose — with a $1 million reward posted for his capture.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced an LA-record seven-digit bounty is being offered for any information that leads to Dorner’s arrest and conviction.

“We will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of Southern California deserve,” Villaraigosa said. “We will not tolerate this murderer remaining at large.”

 

The celebutards are well protected , the civilian population , not so much

New Study Helps Explain Why Tuna and Porpoise Hang Out Together

 

 

 

” For decades, recreational and commercial fishermen have exploited the unique relationship between yellowfin tuna and certain species of porpoise (aka dolphin) in the Eastern Pacific. Schools of yellowfin swim with pods of spotted dolphin and spinner dolphin in the tropics, as well as Pacific common dolphin and white-sided dolphin as far north as Southern California in warmer months. Commercial fishermen look for the dolphin and then wrap up the pod with purse seines to capture the schooling tuna below, sometimes killing dolphin in the process. Recreational fishermen troll lures or put baits in front of the pod to catch yellowfin.

Most anglers, including me, have always believed that the relationship was born out of the search for food, though no one knew if the porpoise were leading the tuna to food or vice versa. However, recently published research indicates that the tuna follow the dolphin, but food is not the primary reason. “

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