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…

California to Allocate $3 Million to Legal Representation for Immigrant Minors August 22, 2014 Legislation which has shown support down party lines will offer legal assistance to some of the unaccompanied minors who have been arriving to the US from Central America and Mexico. Governor Jerry Brown says that offering this money to help the…

August 8,2014 SACRAMENTO – The state Senate of California will decide whether a loophole should be closed which allows hit-and-run drivers who flee the scene of an accident to avoid prosecution. Currently, it is legally acceptable for a perpetrator who left the scene of a hit-and-run to return afterwards and work out some type of…

A billionaire and his legion of supporters has decided he knows best for California when it comes to political and economic boundaries. By using nearly $5 million of his personal finances, Tim Draper has riled up enough support to bring the six state division to ballot in 2016, allowing Californians to decide if we have…

SAN FRANCISCO – The US Supreme Court justices have pushed aside a challenge brought against an August 2013 ruling that placed homosexual “conversion therapy” under state regulation. It was demonstrated that these therapies, often sought as an act of desperation for fanatical religious families seeking to “fix” their child, are not within the confines of…

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