Power outage blamed for Torrance refi...

Power outage blamed for Torrance refinery flare-up

There are 21 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Nov 24, 2010, titled Power outage blamed for Torrance refinery flare-up. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Flaring early today at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance resulted from a power outage, officials said.

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hardtimes

Cypress, CA

#4 Nov 24, 2010
Fortunately, a comment CAN be provided (especially after out-of-subject initial mumbo jumbo reply).

Glad to hear the raccoon survived. It must have been traumatic.
Torrance Resident

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#5 Nov 24, 2010
With cutbacks in Animal Control, this is just the beginning. I have never seen so many squirrels, skunks, opposums and raccoons as I have in the last year. It is also amazing how long dead animals lie dead in the streets before they get cleaned up. You don't realize how much animal control is needed until it is cut to bare bones.
westside steve

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Nov 24, 2010
Well, at least they didn't blame it on "Catalytic Cracker Gnomes" like the last time. Gotta watch those rascally raccoons.

Whats next, porpoises stuck in the cooling tower?
SB CA

Carson, CA

#7 Nov 24, 2010
I bet this will become an excuse to cause the price of oil to sky rocket
Mangy Cur

Van Nuys, CA

#8 Nov 24, 2010
Torrance Resident wrote:
With cutbacks in Animal Control, this is just the beginning. I have never seen so many squirrels, skunks, opposums and raccoons as I have in the last year.
Those two sentences are not related. "Animal Control" are not zoologists. Their function wasn't to catch extra animals. At some point the animals will cross onto some zoophobic's "property" and extermination businesses take over. We don't really have crocodilians, bears, or rattlesnakes in the South Bay. There's nothing to control, except maybe released pets. They only succeed if there's something to eat. I have also seen more hawks and tropical birds lately. We need more lizards! And when is someone going to do something about all these dogs!

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#9 Nov 25, 2010
I once was chased by a raccoon for several hundred feet. It was at work and I radioed the main control room that I was being chased by a raccoon. That made for some good humor. Ironically, the next day the newspaper had an article about a guy who was bitten by a rabid raccoon in Virginia and died because he failed to get the rabies shots. A co-worker's sister died from rabies in the Philippines. He told me the horrific story of her death. If there is ever any doubt, get the shots.
refinery worker

San Pedro, CA

#10 Nov 25, 2010
stupid raccoon
To Slug and Altman

Northridge, CA

#12 Nov 25, 2010
Yes, get the shots.

A friend had a raccoon, and that thing was WILD. Just looking at it got this "pet" in motion. Our ocelot, in comparison, was little pussycat. She became part of the family.

But then someone drugged her, and she went crazy; and she attacked our two-year-old son. He required 26 stitches, but no permanent damage was done. But Sheila ended up in the L.A. Zoo. We never found out who this criminal was, and for a while we all were in shock. Then we moved to RPV, and shorly afterwards our Sandy was "run over," on Toscanini Drive. But she was locked up in the back yard. Not long afte that, someone run into our new car, while we were standing still, waiting to make a left-turn, on Western Avenue and PV Drive North. And these creeps disappeared -- while I was looking for a phone -- rolling their car down PV Drive North.

Re: the gas station on the north-east corner refused to let me use their phone! So I had to walk down on Western, before I could make a call. My wife and son stayed with the car. Then it took forever before a cop showed up, and hello, it as the wrong one; it happened at the wrong spot in that intersection![re: City of L.A. and RPV].

After a kind witness furished the license number of that car, my attorney refused to go after them. A few years later Jerry Brown appointed him to the bench. In 1996, finally, he got fired as "the LIAR." After the massive damage was all done. And we worry about a wild raccoon?





slug wrote:
I once was chased by a raccoon for several hundred feet. It was at work and I radioed the main control room that I was being chased by a raccoon. That made for some good humor. Ironically, the next day the newspaper had an article about a guy who was bitten by a rabid raccoon in Virginia and died because he failed to get the rabies shots. A co-worker's sister died from rabies in the Philippines. He told me the horrific story of her death. If there is ever any doubt, get the shots.
Denise

Norwalk, CA

#13 Nov 25, 2010
So Larry is down to reporting on “criminal” raccoons now?
To Denise in Torrance

Northridge, CA

#14 Nov 25, 2010
Denise wrote:
So Larry is down to reporting on “criminal” raccoons now?
Yes, he's grounded too, and his hands are tied.
The News deserving for the free and brave.
The real criminals need protection.
To 5150 Altman

Northridge, CA

#16 Nov 25, 2010
I already asked WHO hired him,
and who groomed him,
that is another crucial question.

No wonder his e-mail box is blocked.
5150 Altman wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Larry and his classless coverage of several law enforcement related stories, along with his very anti-law enforcement slant in his stories, has caused him to be one of the most disliked and untrusted reporters in the South Bay. Most officers don't like him, will not talk to him, and his credibility is crap. Using photographs of injured officers, relating negative aspects of an officer's career in an article talking about an officer's death, and general sensationalism has caused Larry Altman to be considered as someone with no professional integrity and someone not to be trusted. Fair reporting is one thing Larry knows nothing about. When was the last time you saw an article from Altman about an officer who was injured in the line of duty while simply doing his job? Never. Altman will only write a law enforcement related story if he has the opportunity to make it negative and to use the death or injury of an officer to make the headline more sensational and sell a few more papers. Altman is just a step below the brown stuff I get on the bottom of my shoe when walking behind a K9!
westside steve

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Nov 25, 2010
To Slug and Altman wrote:
Yes, get the shots.
A friend had a raccoon, and that thing was WILD. Just looking at it got this "pet" in motion. Our ocelot, in comparison, was little pussycat. She became part of the family.
But then someone drugged her, and she went crazy; and she attacked our two-year-old son. He required 26 stitches, but no permanent damage was done. But Sheila ended up in the L.A. Zoo. <quoted text>
Ocelot? In your house with children? What, was the pet store out of rabid badgers that day? Sure, criminal masterminds wander the California coast with doses of ocelot crazy drug just looking for a mark - thats outright delusional.
ROCKY

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#18 Nov 25, 2010
To Slug and Altman wrote:
Yes, get the shots.
A friend had a raccoon, and that thing was WILD. Just looking at it got this "pet" in motion. Our ocelot, in comparison, was little pussycat. She became part of the family.
But then someone drugged her, and she went crazy; and she attacked our two-year-old son. He required 26 stitches, but no permanent damage was done. But Sheila ended up in the L.A. Zoo. We never found out who this criminal was, and for a while we all were in shock. Then we moved to RPV, and shorly afterwards our Sandy was "run over," on Toscanini Drive. But she was locked up in the back yard. Not long afte that, someone run into our new car, while we were standing still, waiting to make a left-turn, on Western Avenue and PV Drive North. And these creeps disappeared -- while I was looking for a phone -- rolling their car down PV Drive North.
Re: the gas station on the north-east corner refused to let me use their phone! So I had to walk down on Western, before I could make a call. My wife and son stayed with the car. Then it took forever before a cop showed up, and hello, it as the wrong one; it happened at the wrong spot in that intersection![re: City of L.A. and RPV].
After a kind witness furished the license number of that car, my attorney refused to go after them. A few years later Jerry Brown appointed him to the bench. In 1996, finally, he got fired as "the LIAR." After the massive damage was all done. And we worry about a wild raccoon?
<quoted text>
This recipe is for cougar but an ocelot should work fine:

Cougar meat is a great tasting meat and tastes somewhat similar to pork. However, it has to be treated well and the animal should be skinned as soon as possible. Old mountain men considered cougar meat a delicacy. Since cougar is a predator that hunts and eats other animals, it is recommended to cook it thoroughly to avoid contracting the dreaded Trichinosis parasite.

Cougar stuffed meatballs with cheese

Ingredients


1 pound of finely ground cougar meat

2 eggs

1 cup of fine bread crumbs

30 to 40 ml of milk

1 teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of black pepper

cubed cheese

Mix meat with all the ingredients, leaving aside the cheese and make small balls of the mixture with pieces of cheese inside. Keep these balls in the refrigerator and chill for an hour or so. Pour oil in a frying pan and heat it for about ten minutes then release the meatballs one by one and deep fry till they turn brown and crisp.
To ROCKY

Northridge, CA

#19 Nov 25, 2010
You got one for crooked lawyers too?
ROCKY wrote:
<quoted text>This recipe is for cougar but an ocelot should work fine:
Cougar meat is a great tasting meat and tastes somewhat similar to pork. However, it has to be treated well and the animal should be skinned as soon as possible. Old mountain men considered cougar meat a delicacy. Since cougar is a predator that hunts and eats other animals, it is recommended to cook it thoroughly to avoid contracting the dreaded Trichinosis parasite.
Cougar stuffed meatballs with cheese
Ingredients
1 pound of finely ground cougar meat
2 eggs
1 cup of fine bread crumbs
30 to 40 ml of milk
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of black pepper
cubed cheese
Mix meat with all the ingredients, leaving aside the cheese and make small balls of the mixture with pieces of cheese inside. Keep these balls in the refrigerator and chill for an hour or so. Pour oil in a frying pan and heat it for about ten minutes then release the meatballs one by one and deep fry till they turn brown and crisp.
ROCKY

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#20 Nov 25, 2010
To ROCKY wrote:
You got one for crooked lawyers too?
<quoted text>
One afternoon, a wealthy lawyer was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw two men eating grass by the road side. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

“Why are you eating grass?”, he asked one man.

“We don’t have any money for food.”, the poor man replied.

“Oh, come along with me then.”

“But sir, I have a wife with two children!”

“Bring them along! And you, come with us too!”, he said to the other man.

“But sir, I have a wife with six children!” the second man answered.

“Bring them as well!”

They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limo.

Once underway, one of the poor fellows says,“Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.”

The lawyer replied,“No problem, the grass at my home is about two feet tall.”
ROCKY

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#21 Nov 25, 2010
To ROCKY wrote:
You got one for crooked lawyers too?
<quoted text>
How about this one instead?

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr...
Just me -

United States

#23 Nov 25, 2010
To Slug and Altman wrote:
Yes, get the shots.
A friend had a raccoon, and that thing was WILD. Just looking at it got this "pet" in motion. Our ocelot, in comparison, was little pussycat. She became part of the family.
But then someone drugged her, and she went crazy; and she attacked our two-year-old son. He required 26 stitches, but no permanent damage was done. But Sheila ended up in the L.A. Zoo. We never found out who this criminal was, and for a while we all were in shock. Then we moved to RPV, and shorly afterwards our Sandy was "run over," on Toscanini Drive. But she was locked up in the back yard. Not long afte that, someone run into our new car, while we were standing still, waiting to make a left-turn, on Western Avenue and PV Drive North. And these creeps disappeared -- while I was looking for a phone -- rolling their car down PV Drive North.
Re: the gas station on the north-east corner refused to let me use their phone! So I had to walk down on Western, before I could make a call. My wife and son stayed with the car. Then it took forever before a cop showed up, and hello, it as the wrong one; it happened at the wrong spot in that intersection![re: City of L.A. and RPV].
After a kind witness furished the license number of that car, my attorney refused to go after them. A few years later Jerry Brown appointed him to the bench. In 1996, finally, he got fired as "the LIAR." After the massive damage was all done. And we worry about a wild raccoon?
<quoted text>
Do you drink much?
To Just me in Corona

Northridge, CA

#24 Nov 25, 2010
Just me - wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you drink much?
Did you enjoy your turkey?
And what about the stuffing?
To Larry and Denise

Northridge, CA

#25 Nov 25, 2010
Denise wrote:
"So Larry is down to reporting on 'criminal' raccoons now?"

Of course, it's safe and easy.
And the editors approve.
To Denise in Torrance wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, he's grounded too, and his hands are tied.
The News deserving for the free and brave.
The real criminals need protection.
Vito M

Orange, CA

#26 Nov 26, 2010
Every time the marine layer come's in thick or it rains there is a black or dark gray cloud over the refinery . we must be loosing a hell of a lot of wild life .
Anyone with a white or light color car or patio furniture has to deal with the grease oily streaks from their polution .

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