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What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jul 25

    Dog Days.

    Dog Days.
    The Summer Heat. It's mostly not climate change wrought by the relatively recent industrial revolution. It's been going on a while. In fact, the six week period between July 1 and August 15 was named by the both the...
  • Jul 23

    Pat Moynihan: The Irish.

    Pat Moynihan: The Irish.
    There's no point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually. I guess that we thought we had a little more time. --Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then-Assistant Secretary for Labor, a...
Rank this Week: 712

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1811

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    DJ profiles 2/5's Justice Baker

    DJ profiles 2/5's Justice Baker
    Today's DJ presents Practical Implication: Appellate Justice Lamar Baker delves into all the potential consequences of arguments. Practitioners noted that he knows the hot-button issues in a case, asks challenging questions yet has a nice…
  • Jul 26

    Tired of explaining the federal court system?

    Tired of explaining the federal court system?
    You're an appellate person, so inevitably you'll be asked a cocktail party by a non-lawyer to explain the Supreme Court, federal courts in general, etc. Next time this happens, just refer the curious to this short video by Bowdoin College…
  • Jul 25

    No tolling of time to appeal

    No tolling of time to appeal
    Today the 9th Circuit issued this opinion on appellate jurisdiction, specifically dismissing an appeal as untimely. The court held that a post-judgment motion styled as a motion to alter or amend the judgment (under FRCP 59), which usually…
Rank this Week: 213

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    How Long Do I Have to File for Innocent Spouse Relief?

    How Long Do I Have to File for Innocent Spouse Relief?
    You generally must file a request for innocent spouse relief within two years from the date that the IRS first attempts to collect the tax from you. If you do not have all of the documentation you need, you still need to file the form 8857…
  • Jul 25

    Can I Prevent My Spouse From Getting Innocent Spouse Relief?

    Can I Prevent My Spouse From Getting Innocent Spouse Relief?
    The IRS must notify the other spouse—referred to as the nonrequesting spouse—if one spouse files a request for innocent spouse relief. If your spouse is successful in their attempt to receive innocent spouse relief, you will be on…
  • Jul 24

    Can the IRS Take My House or Car?

    Can the IRS Take My House or Car?
    The IRS may seize your real estate, car, or other property to satisfy delinquent tax debt. The IRS will sell your interest in the property and apply the proceeds, after the costs of the sale, to your tax debt. Before selling your property,…
Rank this Week: 827

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    An FDA Signal: Good News for California's Stem Cell Agency's Search for Therapie

    An FDA Signal: Good News for California's Stem Cell Agency's Search for Therapie
    The California stem cell agency this week highlighted a couple of milestones that it suggests may be creating a trend towards wider application of its research.The springboard was an announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…
  • Jul 26

    USA Today Reports on Financial Complaints Involving Stemedica

    USA Today Reports on Financial Complaints Involving Stemedica
    The San Diego stem cell company that received national attention for treatments of sports heroes such as Gordie Howe and Bart Starr is now facing legal complaints involving its financial affairs, USA Today reported this morning. The…
  • Jul 25

    Former USC Med School Dean Loses Board Seat at $3 Billion California Stem Cell Agency

    Former USC Med School Dean Loses Board Seat at $3 Billion California Stem Cell Agency
    Former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito, who reportedly led a secret life involving drugs and prostitution, is no longer a member of the governing board of the $3 billion California stem cell agency.In response to a query last week…
Rank this Week: 767

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
  • Jul 27

    Pro Bono Lawyer Jumps Into Advocacy With JDC Mentorship

    Pro Bono Lawyer Jumps Into Advocacy With JDC Mentorship
    The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) applauds Lara Palanjian’s enthusiasm for her pro bono case. Palanjian is defending a low-income tenant against eviction. Her client’s landlord had been harassing him...
  • Jul 26

    Housing Cases: How Lawyers Make a Difference Through Full-Scope Representation

    Housing Cases: How Lawyers Make a Difference Through Full-Scope Representation
    Landlords often use owner move-in (OMI) eviction notices to pressure tenants to give up their long-term tenancies. It is critical that a tenant moving out pursuant to an OMI notice...
  • Jul 26

    Volunteer Interpreter Steps Up For Immigrants Seeking Justice

    Volunteer Interpreter Steps Up For Immigrants Seeking Justice
    The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Volunteer of the Month is Jared Malakouti, who interprets for our Spanish-speaking clients and their pro bono lawyers. With dedicated volunteers like Malakouti, JDC...
Rank this Week: 2466

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jul 27

    UK Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

    UK Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful
    The Supreme Court in the UK handed down its judgement on 26 July 2017, holding that the introduction of fees in the Employment tribunals prevents access to justice and is unlawful under both domestic and EU law. This is a very significant…
  • Jul 24

    Foot and bicycle couriers may be entitled to a tax deduction that’s easy to swallow

    Foot and bicycle couriers may be entitled to a tax deduction that’s easy to swallow
    The digital age has revolutionized the way we eat out.  At the tap of a finger we can now enjoy our favourite restaurant-cooked meals in the comfort of our own homes.  This “dining in” trend has speckled bike lanes with…
  • Jul 21

    Data protection and employment law update (Italy)

    Data protection and employment law update (Italy)
    The Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA) is increasingly faced with issues relating to the ways employers may monitor the Internet usage of its employees. In 2016, the Authority handed down two important decisions on this topic. In the…
Rank this Week: 1824

Jachimowicz Pointer Blog

Jachimowicz Pointer Blog

Covers personal injury, DUI, criminal defense, employment law and workers compensation cases.

http://www.jpelaw.com/san-jose-law-blog
  • Jul 27

    Discrimination in Job Application and Hiring Practice

    Discrimination in Job Application and Hiring Practice
    The job market is highly competitive in San Jose and the surrounding area, with an abundance of experienced, highly qualified candidates all vying for the same position. Employers have the right to be specific in what they want in an…
  • Jul 26

    Motorcycle Injuries Leave Accident Victims in Pain and with Medical Bill

    Motorcycle Injuries Leave Accident Victims in Pain and with Medical Bill
    Motorcyclists are at a huge disadvantage when they get into an accident with a car. In many cases, the occupants of the car will be barely injured, whereas the motorcyclists will require hospitalization and rehabilitation. This is due to the…
  • Jul 25

    Prostitution Ring Run by 16-Year-Old Girl Busted in California

    Prostitution Ring Run by 16-Year-Old Girl Busted in California
    In May 2016, police officers arrested a 16-year-old girl in Hanford, California for running a prostitution ring involving 14- and 15-year-old girls. The girl’s prostitution ring was only in operation for a few weeks, but during…
Rank this Week: 1644

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 275

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    DALLAS COWBOYS ROOKIE FOUND NOT GUILTY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE

    DALLAS COWBOYS ROOKIE FOUND NOT GUILTY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
    One less problem for the Dallas Cowboys or so does Jerry Jones and The Dallas Cowboys think.  It seems there is a conveyor belt of domestic violence incidents that keep rolling our the Dallas Cowboys facility.  And why? Well…
  • Jul 24

    Ezekiel Elliott and the validity of the Domestic Violence accusations against him

    Ezekiel Elliott and the validity of the Domestic Violence accusations against him
    I guess if Jerry Jones says the domestic violence accusations against their star running back are unfounded then we have to take him for his word that they are frivolous and without merit.  Well these are very strong words from the…
  • Jul 23

    Rabbi’s Conviction’s for kidnapping and forcing divorces upheld

    Rabbi’s Conviction’s for kidnapping and forcing divorces upheld
    Religious liberty did not grant three rabbis leeway to abduct Jewish husbands to force divorces from their wives, the Third Circuit ruled, upholding their kidnapping convictions. This case seems rather odd and appears to have nothing to do…
Rank this Week: 4855

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Jul 27

    Extending the senior managers’ regime

    Extending the senior managers’ regime
    Introduction The FCA has published two consultation papers extending the senior managers and certification regime which is already in place in the banking sector. The consultation papers are: Consultation Paper 17/25: Individual…
  • Jul 27

    FCA annual public meeting 2017

    FCA annual public meeting 2017
    The FCA has published the transcript of its 2017 annual public meeting that took place on 18 July 2017. The annual public meeting discussed how the FCA has performed against its objectives as well as details about its ongoing work. Among…
  • Jul 27

    FCA statement on late MiFID II application

    FCA statement on late MiFID II application
    The FCA has published a note reminding that from 3 January 2018, some firms will only be able to carry out activities that require authorisation under MiFID II if they have the required regulatory permissions. The FCA expects firms who have…
Rank this Week: 1819

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    Negotiating Permits?

    Negotiating Permits?
    The title of yesterday’s post may have been a bit recondite for some readers as I never directly mentioned negotiating permits in the post.  Therefore, today’s post will back up a bit and fill in some of the missing…
  • Jul 26

    A Permit To Negotiate – Really?

    A Permit To Negotiate – Really?
    It is sometimes forgotten that the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 makes it unlawful to either offer or sell a security in California in an issuer transaction unless that the sale has been qualified or exempt from or not subject…
  • Jul 25

    Why Not All Purchasers Are Buyer

    Why Not All Purchasers Are Buyer
    Modern English is partially the product of an unnatural grafting of French onto Old English.  It is for this reason that we often find two words for nearly the same thing.  Thus, we call the animal a cow  but the…
Rank this Week: 4592

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • Jul 26

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Residential Lease

    What California Real Estate Investors Should Know About Residential Lease
    Author: Staff Investing in real estate involves far more than just buying and selling land. A real estate investment can consist of a complicated web of assets, obligations, and contractual relationships. This latter category is…
  • Jul 12

    What Is the Difference Between Real Estate Syndicates and Real Estate Investment Trusts in California?

    What Is the Difference Between Real Estate Syndicates and Real Estate Investment Trusts in California?
    Author: Staff Real estate investments have generated income for investors for about as long as the concept of private ownership of real property has existed. The fundamental concepts of real estate investment have not changed much…
  • Jun 29

    Crowdfunding and Real Estate Syndicate

    Crowdfunding and Real Estate Syndicate
    Author: Staff The internet and social media have changed the way people communicate in a vast number of ways. They also offer numerous opportunities—and hazards—for investors. Securities laws and regulations have struggled to keep…
Rank this Week: 1771

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Making Sense of the California Statute of Limitations in Criminal Case

    Making Sense of the California Statute of Limitations in Criminal Case
    We are all familiar with the term “statute of limitations” but what does it actually mean. In criminal law, it refers to the time in which a person can be prosecuted for a particular crime according to the statute (law). Each…
  • Jul 21

    Marijuana Smugglers Using New Ford Fusions to Move Their Good

    Marijuana Smugglers Using New Ford Fusions to Move Their Good
    Ah, the Ford Fusion. With apologies to those who own one, it may be the most boring car ever. Well, maybe not anymore. Ford Fusions are made in Hermosillo Mexico and then shipped to Ohio. Some of those Fusions have been carrying a secret.…
  • Jul 13

    Involuntary Manslaughter Laws In California

    Involuntary Manslaughter Laws In California
    INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IS OFTEN A CRIME OF STUPIDITY Stupidity often puts otherwise law-abiding people on the wrong side of the law, but this act in Minnesota might be among the stupidest ever. A young and very pregnant woman, 19 years old,…
Rank this Week: 901

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 26

    Navigating a High Conflict Divorce

    Navigating a High Conflict Divorce
    Many divorce attorneys will attest that a large percentage of divorces start out with pain and conflict. Regardless of the “cause” of the divorce, each spouse will point the finger at the other, blaming him or her for the…
  • Jul 17

    Eli V. Hammond Used as a Divorce Expert on E!

    Eli V. Hammond Used as a Divorce Expert on E!
    We are proud to announce that our very own, Eli V. Hammond, a Certified Family Law Specialist, is being featured as a divorce expert on a new hit TV show, The Second Wives Club, on E! On the show, Attorney Hammond explains the general…
  • Jul 10

    Managing Your Reputation During Divorce

    Managing Your Reputation During Divorce
    You could’ve been dreaming about a divorce for years, but once it becomes a reality, you’re suddenly hit with emotions you don’t know how to handle – fear, anger, sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and numbness. You…
Rank this Week: 4838

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Want to Persuade Someone?

    Want to Persuade Someone?
    There are different approaches to persuasion, anywhere from gifts of cookies, cogent arguments, or tearful pleas for help to a loaded gun. Some of these tactics work better at mediations and negotiations than others. One way to help get the…
  • Jul 17

    Take Advantage of Your Sadne

    Take Advantage of Your Sadne
    We all feel sad at some point. Things aren’t going our way. We may regret something we did or didn’t say or do in the past. It’s OK to be sad. If you approach it correctly it may be a good thing, according to an article in…
  • Jul 10

    Out of the Office? If so, Why are You Stressing About Work?

    Out of the Office? If so, Why are You Stressing About Work?
    You have a successful practice and a number of clients, maybe too many. You enjoy your work and the good you do but along with the job comes a lot of stress and long hours. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. How many…
Rank this Week: 3879

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 26

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit
    Luxury retailer Burberry has agreed to a $2.54 million settlement with employees. The workers include retail store and warehouse employees in New York. Their class action lawsuit claimed that they were forced to put in extra hours without…
  • Jul 21

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation
     When an employer is sued by an employee, it’s natural to want to end the proceedings quickly. However, it is not legal for an employer to take any retaliatory action against a worker, especially one that is suing them. As a recent…
  • Jul 14

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit
    Years of highly contested, and well-publicized, litigation have made employers aware of the dangers of discriminating against workers based on gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. It’s not unusual for company executives to…
Rank this Week: 1064

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 26

    Filing tomorrow: opinion in CEQA preemption case possibly headed to SCOTUS

    Filing tomorrow: opinion in CEQA preemption case possibly headed to SCOTUS
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Friends of the Eel River v. North Coast Railroad Authority, which was argued on the early-May calendar.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.) Eel River is the last…
  • Jul 25

    Evening things out: the end of end-of-term calendar cramming

    Evening things out: the end of end-of-term calendar cramming
    In the past, the Supreme Court would typically have significantly heavier oral argument calendars at the end of the term than during the rest of the year.  (E.g., here.)  Those calendars — in early-May, late-May, and June…
  • Jul 24

    Supreme Court again increases trial court discretion to reject three-strikes resentencing petition

    Supreme Court again increases trial court discretion to reject three-strikes resentencing petition
    For the second time this month, the Supreme Court has found broad superior court discretion to deny petitions for resentencing under Proposition 36, the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012.  In People v. Estrada, the Supreme Court today…
Rank this Week: 2899

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 26

    San Francisco-Peculiarities: The City’s Ultra-Unique Employment Landscape

    San Francisco-Peculiarities: The City’s Ultra-Unique Employment Landscape
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  As if high rent and California’s peculiar laws were not enough to worry about, San Francisco employers must also comply with City-specific ordinances. Trailblazing City requirements often exceed state laws and…
  • Jul 19

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations covering national origin discrimination under the FEHA. Discussion centered on employer-imposed…
  • Jul 13

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!
    Voting is open for the American Bar Association’s annual 100 Best Legal Blawgs competition, though this year the contest is a “Web 100” and will include websites and social media along with legal blogs. We hope you will cast…
Rank this Week: 2397

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3168

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Should Your Employees Sign Contracts?

    Should Your Employees Sign Contracts?
    A contract is a legally binding agreement that spells out the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Employment contracts are becoming more common, especially as employers become more concerned with protecting their intellectual…
  • Jun 22

    Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against Space X Rejected By Jury

    Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against Space X Rejected By Jury
    A “whistleblower” is an employee who complains of something illegal or unethical internally, to the press or to a government agency and because of that suffers as a result. A lawsuit filed by such an employee, especially when it…
  • Jun 12

    Patenting Something Doesn’t Mean Controlling It After It’s Sold Says Supreme Court

    Patenting Something Doesn’t Mean Controlling It After It’s Sold Says Supreme Court
    If you patent your product can you limit what your customer can do with it? Not so much says the U.S. Supreme Court in a decision released late last month. It involved a dispute over printer ink cartridges but this could be applied to any…
Rank this Week: 2482

McKneely Law Firm Legal Blog

McKneely Law Firm Legal Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Michael McKneely.

https://www.fresnocriminalattorney.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 26

    Defenses Against Conspiracy Charge

    Defenses Against Conspiracy Charge
    Conspiracy is one of the few offenses you can get charged with when, in a sense, you haven’t actually committed a crime. Even if no one gets hurt, no drugs get sold, or no property gets damaged, you can still face criminal penalties if…
  • Jul 19

    Can So-Called “Sex Offenders” Use Social Media?

    Can So-Called “Sex Offenders” Use Social Media?
    If you or a loved one has been convicted of a sex offense, then you are probably familiar with the sex offender registration systems and the many limitations on freedom that accompany it. The most commonly recognized restriction is where…
  • Jul 10

    How Juror Bias Can Affect Criminal Trial

    How Juror Bias Can Affect Criminal Trial
    We all have biases – preferences for one thing or prejudices against another. They are deeply held beliefs about people, groups, and things. They can be about race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and countless other…
Rank this Week: 3036

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2024

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Sherman Oaks Helicopter Crash Injures Four

    Sherman Oaks Helicopter Crash Injures Four
    I’m Ed Smith, a California helicopter crash lawyer. A helicopter crash recently injured four people after the falling aircraft landed on a residential road.
  • Jul 26

    New Study Shows Incidence of CTE in Professional Football Player

    New Study Shows Incidence of CTE in Professional Football Player
    I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley brain injury lawyer. A new study done by researchers in Boston documents the correlation between playing for the NFL and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This development will help…
  • Jul 26

    Protecting Yourself From Dog Bite

    Protecting Yourself From Dog Bite
    I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento dog bite lawyer. There were 31 fatalities related to dog bites across the country in 2016 alone, and this does not take into account the number of injuries caused by biting dogs. Fatal Dog Attacks in…
Rank this Week: 3720

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 26

    Two New San Francisco Ordinances for 2018: Lactation Accommodation and Salary History Ban

    Two New San Francisco Ordinances for 2018: Lactation Accommodation and Salary History Ban
    In the past few weeks, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed two new local ordinances relating to lactation accommodation and requests for salary history, which will affect San Francisco employers beginning in 2018. Lactation Accommodation…
  • Jul 25

    Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemption

    Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemption
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) relating to the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor and…
  • Jul 24

    CalChamber: State Proposed National Origin Regulations Too Broad

    CalChamber: State Proposed National Origin Regulations Too Broad
    Regulations proposed by a state council to dictate how national origin is to be treated in the workplace are too broad and unsupported by any legal authority, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition said recently. In comments submitted…
Rank this Week: 4843

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • Jul 26

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles celebrates 43rd Philippine Weekend in Delano

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles celebrates 43rd Philippine Weekend in Delano
    For 42 years, thousands of people from all around Kern County and the world have come together in the northern Kern County city of Delano to celebrate the vibrant Filipino history and culture during Philippine Weekend. And the 43rd year looks…
  • Jul 19

    What cities in America have the worst drivers, and where does Bakersfield rank?

    What cities in America have the worst drivers, and where does Bakersfield rank?
    Where are the worst drivers in America? The answer, unfortunately, appears to be in California, where a recent survey found five cities in the state listed in the top 10 cities with the worst drivers. Bakersfield ranked No. 10. QuoteWizard,…
  • Jul 12

    The death of Benjamin Greene and the legal issues surrounding it

    The death of Benjamin Greene and the legal issues surrounding it
    On June 20, 2017, local lawyer Benjamin Greene collapsed and died while running in a 5K run at Hart Park. Temperatures were soaring in Bakersfield during the race, hovering around 107 degrees. Immediately, civil liability and legal questions…
Rank this Week: 1381

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Features estate planning and elder law news. By Moynihan Lyons PC.

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Jul 26

    Debt Issue Can Be Addressed in Estate Plan

    Debt Issue Can Be Addressed in Estate Plan
    Specifying how debt should be handled can solve some problems before they arrive. A death debt load can create problems for heirs and executors, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog explained in "Use Your Will To…
  • Jul 25

    The Future of Medicaid Is Important to Everyone

    The Future of Medicaid Is Important to Everyone
    As Congress debates Medicaid, some Americans ignore the issue because they think it will not have an impact on them. They are most likely wrong. Many people think Medicaid will never be part of their lives but chances are they are mistaken,…
  • Jul 24

    There are Benefits and Drawbacks to Silent Trust

    There are Benefits and Drawbacks to Silent Trust
    Beneficiaries of a trust do not necessarily have to know about the trust details or its existence. A potential way to avoid the problem of unintended consequences of a trust is by using a silent trust, according to Financial Advisor in…
Rank this Week: 2927

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 26

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?
    A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which…
  • Jul 24

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent
    In California, grandparents may petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain situations. Here’s an overview of when grandparents may seek visitation and the presumptions their petitions will face. When a parent is…
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
Rank this Week: 1956

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 26

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?
    A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which…
  • Jul 24

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent
    In California, grandparents may petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain situations. Here’s an overview of when grandparents may seek visitation and the presumptions their petitions will face. When a parent is…
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
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Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Jul 26

    Tax Audit Aftermath-Did You Tell The State?

    Tax Audit Aftermath-Did You Tell The State?
    One of the bedrock pieces of the discharge of taxes in in bankruptcy is the requirement to have filed a return. No return, no discharge of that year’s taxes. But it gets more nuanced:  in California when the feds audit the debtor…
  • Jul 24

    Why is there such a gap between consumer…

    Why is there such a gap between consumer attorneys and bankruptcy judges over attorneys fees? It sometimes feels like the bench believes that every dollar a debtor’s lawyer gets is of questionable legitimacy.  Yet the same judges…
  • Jul 11

    Bankruptcy & Divorce: A Disruption In The Force

    Bankruptcy & Divorce: A Disruption In The Force
    When bankruptcy law and family law intersect, the result can be liberating or disruptive, depending on the timing of a bankruptcy filing and the goals of  the parties. An infinite number of combinations lead to infinite different…
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On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Absolutely Essential Step Before You List Your Home For Sale

    The Absolutely Essential Step Before You List Your Home For Sale
    Selling your home?  Before you interview a realtor, before you lift a paint brush, or clean a closet, you need to write a letter. A letter to the servicer of your mortgage. Insisting on full disclosure of what charges, fees, expenses and…
  • Jul 25

    No Foreclosure If Loan Modification In Proce

    No Foreclosure If Loan Modification In Proce
      The cruelest trick played on homeowners trying to modify their mortgage was dual tracking. One side of the bank assured the borrower that their loan modification application was being considered and they didn’t need to worry. All…
  • Jul 21

    Does THIS Violate My Bankruptcy Discharge?

    Does THIS Violate My Bankruptcy Discharge?
    The bankruptcy discharge is the goal of bankruptcy. Having been through the financial wringer, debtors hope for a tranquil and prosperous life after bankruptcy. Then, life intervenes. A debt buyer calls demanding payment Discharged debt…
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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    County of San Mateo v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2017)

    County of San Mateo v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2017)
    Depressing opinion.  Concise holding:"A 72-foot diseased tree fell on a sleeping child’s tent pitched in a campground that is located within a vast public wilderness park. The park’s owner, the County of San Mateo, contends…
  • Jul 24

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)
    Your usual parental termination appeal typically involves horrible facts.  If there's a jurisdictional dispute, it often involves technical stuff about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) notice.But this one's different.  And I learned…
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
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CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    How Long Should Single Mothers Wait Before They Start Dating Again?

    How Long Should Single Mothers Wait Before They Start Dating Again?
    Getting back on track after a divorce is no easy task. After going through emotional upheavals, restoring back the spark which you once had during your marriage or before it can take time. One of the things that must have crossed your mind…
  • Jul 25

    How To Create An Amicable Relationship With Your Ex After A Divorce

    How To Create An Amicable Relationship With Your Ex After A Divorce
    It is no hidden fact that divorces happen because the relationship that was once pure and strong between two individuals becomes bad. And it’s also true that individuals who get divorced don’t like keeping in touch with their ex…
  • Jul 24

    Lawyer Or Mediator? Which One Should You Opt For During Divorce

    Lawyer Or Mediator? Which One Should You Opt For During Divorce
    Divorces can be complicated matters and getting caught in the middle of legal problems is common. some people try avoiding divorce cases by going through a mediation first.  A divorce mediator helps couples either negotiate divorce…
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Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 26

    US Coast Guard Releases Draft Cybersecurity Guideline

    US Coast Guard Releases Draft Cybersecurity Guideline
    On July 11, 2017, the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed new cybersecurity draft guidelines for Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities. The guidelines follow the White…
  • Jul 19

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
    A director of a Hong Kong company has been convicted of an offence under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”). This is the first conviction of its type under the PDPO since the law came into effect in 1996, confirming…
  • Jul 17

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure
    On 10 July 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft Regulation on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII Regulation) for public comment. The comment period ends on 10 August 2017. This…
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Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Jul 26

    Incarceration Tips: How to Prepare for Prison

    Incarceration Tips: How to Prepare for Prison
    After being convicted of a crime, a jail or prison sentence is likely to be most people’s worst case scenario, and for good reason. Jail and prison are not pleasant experiences in even the best of cases. If you’re facing criminal…
  • Jul 19

    How to Seal Arrest Warrants: Penal Code Section 851.8

    How to Seal Arrest Warrants: Penal Code Section 851.8
    Carrying a criminal record can complicate many aspects of life after conviction, but having an arrest on your record can cause significant problems. People who are arrested and charged, but never convicted, can have their arrest records…
  • Jul 12

    What You Need to Know About House Arrest (PC 1203.016)

    What You Need to Know About House Arrest (PC 1203.016)
    You’ll likely have many questions after a conviction for a crime, particularly when it comes to your sentencing. The court decides a punishment based on the severity of a crime and several other factors. While some charges typically…
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San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    New GOP Bill Would Make it Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police

    New GOP Bill Would Make it Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police
    Republicans in the House and Senate recently introduced two companion bills they are calling the Back the Blue Act of 2017, to keep up with the Trump Administration’s rhetoric of “law and order.”
  • Jul 19

    California Lawmakers Consider Bill that Ends Lifetime Registration for Certain Sex Offender

    California Lawmakers Consider Bill that Ends Lifetime Registration for Certain Sex Offender
    In Alameda county, California lawmakers are considering a contentious bill that would end lifetime registration for certain sex offenders. The lawmaker who introduced the bill, Nancy O’Malley, and the District Attorney of Alameda…
  • Jul 14

    Big Changes Recommended for California’s Traffic Court

    Big Changes Recommended for California’s Traffic Court
    According to California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the over four million traffic tickets handed out to the state’s drivers each year should no longer be criminal charges. If other lawmakers agree with her,…
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San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case
    The importance of witnesses and witness statements in an employment or a wrongful termination case cannot be overstated. Even one witness can make a difference between having a no case and having a case, and between having a weaker case and…
  • Jun 24

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”
    Unlike many other claims that can only be brought against employers or individual employees, California anti-retaliation laws extend much further. In many cases, a retaliation case can be made in many cases against “any person”.…
  • Jun 4

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer
    Here are my top three tips on presenting your potential employment case or wrongful termination case to a lawyer: I. Be able to explain the basics of your case in just a few sentences to capture a lawyers attention right away. For instance…
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Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Trumpcare Could Cause a San Clemente Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic

    Trumpcare Could Cause a San Clemente Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic
    A lack of federal funding for elderly healthcare could cause a nursing home abuse epidemic in San Clemente and across the country, a recent article in The New York Times suggests. While a vote on the Senate health care bill has been delayed,…
  • Jul 14

    New Study Addresses Impact of Elder Abuse on Long-Term Health

    New Study Addresses Impact of Elder Abuse on Long-Term Health
    Residents of Valley Center, California who currently have loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Southern California should take note of a recent study that addresses the impact of elder abuse on the long-term health of…
  • Jun 28

    Radiologists Detecting Nursing Home Abuse in Rancho Bernardo Patient

    Radiologists Detecting Nursing Home Abuse in Rancho Bernardo Patient
    We know that the likelihood of Rancho Bernardo patients who visit emergency rooms receiving elder abuse diagnoses is small, based on a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, among others. However, are there…
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San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jul 25

    Improving Encinitas Pedestrian Safety on El Camino Real

    Improving Encinitas Pedestrian Safety on El Camino Real
    Pedestrian accidents happen a lot more frequently than they should in Encinitas, according to a recent article in The San Diego Union-Tribune. The city recognizes the particular risks for pedestrians who walk along El Camino Real, and the…
  • Jul 14

    Vista Road Rage Accidents and Aggressive Driving

    Vista Road Rage Accidents and Aggressive Driving
    Could a multi-vehicle accident caused by road rage and aggressive driving happen in Vista, California? According to a recent report from ABC News, a motorcyclist’s road rage and aggressive driving caused a serious crash around Santa…
  • Jul 11

    20-Year-old David Cabrales Killed On Eastlake Parkway in Chula Vista After Running In To Illegally Parked Truck

    20-Year-old David Cabrales Killed On Eastlake Parkway in Chula Vista After Running In To Illegally Parked Truck
    Chula Vista – It appears that a big rig truck parked illegally on Eastlake Parkway early this morning, July 11th, has caused the death of a 20-year-old man named David Cabrales. Early reports show that the truck driver parked illegally…
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jul 25

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?
      25 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below was updated in July 2017 based upon an earlier version which appeared on HotelLawBlog.com. The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program has provided…
  • Jul 20

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
      20 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below is updated as of July 2017. It first appeared on HotelLawBlog.com on 8 May 2017.   EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable…
  • Jul 20

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
    20 July 2017 EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable construction financing for developments located in the United States that create new jobs for US citizens. JMBM’s EB-5 financing group has closed more than $1.5 billion of…
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Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Jul 25

    AB 690 Signed! New Management Disclosures and Changes to the Escrow Document Disclosure Form

    AB 690 Signed! New Management Disclosures and Changes to the Escrow Document Disclosure Form
    The Governor has signed AB 690 into law, which modifies several Code sections and adds two new Civil Code sections to the Davis Stirling Common Interest Development Act. Here is what you need to know about the new requirements: New Civil Code…
  • Jul 25

    New Client: Belamaria Community Association

    New Client: Belamaria Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Belamaria Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Located in Ontario, Belamaria is a brand new planned development by Frontier Communities.…
  • Jul 18

    New Client: Broadmoor Hills Community Association

    New Client: Broadmoor Hills Community Association
    We are proud to announce that Broadmoor Hills Community Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations’ legal counsel. Broadmoor Hills is a planned development located in Corona Del Mar.  Residents…
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California Accident Attorneys Blog

California Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers California injury and accident law. By Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat - A Professional Corporation.

http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Injured horseback rider denied recovery due to assumption of the risk

    Injured horseback rider denied recovery due to assumption of the risk
    Sports and recreational activity participants may be barred from recovering damages following injury accidents during those activities if what occurred was an inherent risk associated with that sport or activity. When people choose to engage…
  • Jun 23

    $10.7M Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Jury Verdict

    $10.7M Los Angeles Traumatic Brain Injury Jury Verdict
    People who are injured in accidents and who are already are injured may be able to recover damages for the aggravation of their preexisting conditions or injuries. In M.C. v. Victor Matthews, Los Angeles Superior Court case number BC557692,…
  • May 18

    California Care Facility Liable for Sex Among Special Needs Children

    California Care Facility Liable for Sex Among Special Needs Children
    In California, residential care facilities owe a duty of care to their residents. In some cases, that duty extends to when the residents are off of the facility’s campus, depending on the circumstances. In Doe v. FamiliesFirst Inc.,…
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation

    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP hosts CIPO Consultations on Trademark Regulation
    From June 19 to July 21, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) held public consultations on proposed amendments to the Trademark Regulations. The amendments, part of the modernization of Canada’s…
  • Jul 11

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained

    Digging through the mud to see the damage sustained
    The Full Federal Court has made it clear that, in an action for unjustified threats, a party is entitled only to damage sustained as a result of the unjustified threats under section 128 of the Patents Act 1990 (the Act), and not damage…
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
Rank this Week: 1809

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

GJEL Accident Attorneys' Blog

Follow news related to safe roads in the Bay Area, California, and nationwide. By Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen.

http://www.gjel.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Could Caltrain Have Avoided Brutal Cuts to Weekend Service?

    Could Caltrain Have Avoided Brutal Cuts to Weekend Service?
    There’s no sugarcoating how brutal these cuts will be for weekend passengers traveling to work, a Giants’ game, or other events and activities. The post Could Caltrain Have Avoided Brutal Cuts to Weekend Service? appeared first…
  • Jul 21

    Are you getting good value for auto insurance?

    Are you getting good value for auto insurance?
    The last post in the Hack Your Auto Insurance series used hundreds of sample price quotes to show that your choice of insurance provider, your driving history, and even your neighborhood can have a big impact on your insurance rate. Shop…
  • Jul 17

    ‘Shops at the Ridge’ Create Suburban Dystopia at 51st and Broadway

    ‘Shops at the Ridge’ Create Suburban Dystopia at 51st and Broadway
    Due to a lack of vision coupled with mismanaged implementation, the 51st and Broadway area has become even more of a mess today than it was before. The post ‘Shops at the Ridge’ Create Suburban Dystopia at 51st and Broadway…
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