At the beginning of 2012, a new law took effect which repealed what is known as “open carry” rights in California. Due to Penal Code 26350, it became illegal to carry in public a firearm (with a number of exceptions), whether or not the gun was loaded or being carried out in the open. To…

November 19, 2014 It’s hard to avoid talking about marijuana right now. This recent midterm brought legalized marijuana to two more states, Alaska and Oregon, along with the District of Columbia. That makes 4 states and our capitol who have accepted marijuana as a legal substance. It was nearly 5 states, but Florida’s vote failed…

November 5, 2014 Depending on how you look at it, Berkeley has either succeeded where over 24 cities and states have tried and failed, or failed where the others have succeeded. Berkeley is a suburb of San Francisco and home to one of the best-known California universities, the University of California at Berkeley. The city…

October 27, 2014 The California legislature has decided it’s time to allow undocumented immigrants into professional fields which require licensing. SB 1159 is a bill which will requires the 40 licensing boards overseen by the California Department of Consumer Affairs to disregard the legal status of applicants, and is set to come into effect by…

October 22, 2014 In law, sometimes not saying anything can be as powerful as taking a position. This was the case last week when the California Supreme Court decided not to hear the appeal filed by Central Valley opponents which challenged the 68-billion dollar project. Though it is neither the first nor last action underway…

October 14, 2014 Farmers interested in housing egg-producing chickens in cages too small for them to stand in have been dealt a blow. A 2010 California law which goes into effect January 1, 2015 has been upheld by the US District Court. The law requires that all shelled eggs coming into California for resale must…

September 24, 2014 The taxi revolution is at hand. Smartphone applications such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, which have been under fire from traditional taxi industries around the globe, are now feeling the heat here in California as well. Earlier this month the California Public Utilities Commission contacted the three companies letting them know that…

September 16, 2014 SACRAMENTO – A California law came into effect today which requires that 3 feet of space be left for bicyclists when driving past them on the road. The law specifies a requirement that was previously defined only as a rather arbitrary “safe distance”. California will be the 25th state to enact such a law….

September 8, 2014 BERKELEY – The city of Berkeley in the northern California bay area has signed into law a requirement that all Berkeley dispensaries are to set aside some of their total marijuana sales for free disbursement to the poor whom also carry a medicinal marijuana card. How much is some? 2% How is…

Dogs to be given restaurant dining rights August 25, 2014 A bill that was made necessary by some particularly idle anti-dog diners has been signed in by Governor Jerry Brown. For years, pet owners would bring their K9 companions along with the family to eat out, but somewhat recently there was a crackdown on the…

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