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  • Mt. Umunhum: Groundbreaking for trail to summit

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    <p class="bylinejb">Becky Bach<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:bbach@mercurynews.com'>bbach@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p>
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officials broke ground this week on a trail that will let visitors hike to the Mt. Umunhum peak in 2017, but say the effort depends on funding from a June bond measure.
  • Search for S. Korean official's secret funds leads to O.C.

    L.A. Times - California | Local News
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Prosecutors say a Newport Beach home was purchased with some of former President Chun Doo-hwan's bribery money, in part of an elaborate scheme to launder millions of dollars. The South Korean public got a first glimpse of former President Chun Doo-hwan's ill-gotten gains in 1996 — 25 apple boxes neatly packed with crisp bills.
  • San Jose State football player in hospital after apartment blaze

    Local News
    <p class="bylinejb">By Eric Kurhi and Mark Gomez<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Staff writers
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    A college student burned late Wednesday while escaping an apartment fire near San Jose State University was identified as Jared Leaf, a linebacker on the school’s football team.
  • In Russia, Ukraine crisis is U.S.'s fault: 'Who is Obama, the czar of the world?'

    L.A. Times - Opinion Blog
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    After pro-Russia forces entered Crimea this year, many of my American friends were aghast and worried that the situation might escalate. But in Russia, where I grew up, it’s an alternate universe. 
  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland California

    About.com California Travel: What's Hot Now
    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Visitor guide to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in Anaheim, California - includes photos, reviews, how and when to go
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  • Mt. Umunhum: Groundbreaking for trail to summit

    <p class="bylinejb">Becky Bach<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:bbach@mercurynews.com'>bbach@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p>
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officials broke ground this week on a trail that will let visitors hike to the Mt. Umunhum peak in 2017, but say the effort depends on funding from a June bond measure.
  • Boss make too much? California bill would punish firms that shower CEOs with money

    <p class="bylinejb">By Jessica Calefati<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:jcalefati@bayareanewsgroup.com'>jcalefati@bayareanewsgroup.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Noting that America's middle class has lost its distinction as the wealthiest in the world, two Bay Area lawmakers say they're attacking income inequality with legislation that would link a company's tax rate to the gap between executive pay and average employee wages.
  • Candidate for governor Tim Donnelly wants to overhaul concealed-carry laws

    <p class="bylinejb">By Josh Richman<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:jrichman@bayareanewsgroup.com'>jrichman@bayareanewsgroup.com</a>
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, the leading GOP gubernatorial candidate, wants to strip sheriffs and police chiefs of authority to issue concealed-carry handgun permits, and instead set one broad statewide standard.
  • Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settle Silicon Valley poaching case

    <p class="bylinejb">By Howard Mintz<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:hmintz@mercurynews.com'>hmintz@mercurynews.com</a>
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel open their checkbooks to the tune of a reported $324 million to settle lawsuit alleging they agreed not to hire away each other's engineers as the major Silicon Valley case neared trial.
  • UC Berkeley to honor Nelson Mandela's legacy of forgiveness in Monday event

    <p class="bylinejb">By Katy Murphy<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com'>kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com</a>
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    A public event honoring Nelson Mandela will explore forgiveness and feature Linda Biehl, whose daughter Amy was killed in a 1993 anti-apartheid demonstration in South Africa.
 
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    L.A. Times - California | Local News

  • Search for S. Korean official's secret funds leads to O.C.

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Prosecutors say a Newport Beach home was purchased with some of former President Chun Doo-hwan's bribery money, in part of an elaborate scheme to launder millions of dollars. The South Korean public got a first glimpse of former President Chun Doo-hwan's ill-gotten gains in 1996 — 25 apple boxes neatly packed with crisp bills.
  • Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Some want tighter controls on the governor's proposed reserve fund, which is aimed at taming California's volatile finances. He needs two GOP votes in the Senate to get his plan on the ballot.SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt.
  • L.A. Unified doesn't have to release teachers' names with performance ratings

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    A state appellate court panel tentatively finds a stronger public interest in keeping the names confidential than in publicly releasing them.The Los Angeles Unified School District does not need to release the names of teachers in connection with their performance ratings, according to a tentative court ruling issued Thursday.
  • Metro adds monthly fee for toll road drivers

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    The $1 charge will be imposed in addition to a toll per mile and is expected to raise an estimated $700,000 per year for maintenance. In a push to make toll lanes permanent fixtures on two of Los Angeles County's most congested freeways, local transportation officials approved a $1 monthly fee Thursday that will apply to all drivers with electronic tolling accounts, even carpoolers and infrequent users.
  • UC Riverside chancellor calls for enrollment and campus growth

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    At his inauguration, Kim A. Wilcox says the school should also hire more faculty to accommodate the increase in students.At his formal investiture ceremony Thursday, UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox called for significant expansions in enrollment, faculty and the campus itself.
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    Local News

  • San Jose State football player in hospital after apartment blaze

    <p class="bylinejb">By Eric Kurhi and Mark Gomez<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Staff writers
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    A college student burned late Wednesday while escaping an apartment fire near San Jose State University was identified as Jared Leaf, a linebacker on the school’s football team.
  • Mt. Umunhum: Groundbreaking for trail to summit

    <p class="bylinejb">Becky Bach<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:bbach@mercurynews.com'>bbach@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p>
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officials broke ground this week on a trail that will let visitors hike to the Mt. Umunhum peak in 2017, but say the effort depends on funding from a June bond measure.
  • Pizarro: Three-year-old YouTube sensation Mateo Beltran to lead parade at Saturday's San Jose Children's Faire

    <p class="bylinejb">By Sal Pizarro<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:spizarro@mercurynews.com'>spizarro@mercurynews.com</a>
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Mateo Beltran, the 3-year-old who rocketed to YouTube fame while arguing with his mom about a cupcake dinner, will lead the parade Saturday morning at the 26th annual San Jose Children's Faire at Discovery Meadow Park.
  • San Jose: Meth bust leads to arrest of suspected key cartel operative, clandestine lab

    <p class="bylinejb">By Eric Kurhi<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:ekurhi@mercurynews.com'>ekurhi@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    In Santa Clara County, the arrest of a minor league drug runner in 2012 started an investigative chain that came to a head this week with the arrests of 18 suspects believed to be linked to a major Mexican cartelas well as the seizure of a high-production meth lab.
  • Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settle Silicon Valley poaching case

    <p class="bylinejb">By Howard Mintz<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:hmintz@mercurynews.com'>hmintz@mercurynews.com</a>
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel open their checkbooks to the tune of a reported $324 million to settle lawsuit alleging they agreed not to hire away each other's engineers as the major Silicon Valley case neared trial.
 
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    About.com California Travel: What's Hot Now

  • Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland California

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Visitor guide to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in Anaheim, California - includes photos, reviews, how and when to go
  • Mission Santa Clara

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Mission Santa Clara - history, historical and current photographs, resources for Mission Santa Clara
  • Los Angeles

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Index to Los Angeles pictures links to over 20 Los Angeles picture galleries. Page 2.
  • Antelope Canyon Pictures

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    See what Antelope Canyon looks like - take a photo tour of Antelope Canyon
  • Mission Santa Barbara

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    See a picture of the exterior of Mission Santa Barbara. Page 6.
 
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    California Research Bureau Reports

  • Health Information Exchange: An Overview

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Jaemin Lee and Pamela Martin. (S-14-010) As the Affordable Care Act expands health care benefits to millions of uninsured and underinsured people, lowering costs of care has become a pressing issue. One approach to this problem is to reduce duplicative laboratory tests and prevent medication errors by exchanging health information across different care settings. This brief defines major terminologies associated with health information technology and discusses federal efforts to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems among physicians and hospitals.
  • Military Sexual Trauma and California's Women Veterans

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Matthew K. Buttice, Ph.D. (S-14-009) This Short Subject presents results from the 2013 California Women Veteran Survey, which asked respondents questions about the prevalence and aftermath of sexual harassment and assault while serving in the military. Overall, 73 percent of respondents reported sexual harassment and 40 percent reported sexual assault. The majority of respondents who experienced harassment and/or assault did not report the incident(s). Of those who did report incidents of sexual assault, more than 60 percent felt retaliated against and 1 in 5 reported suffering from…
  • Psychosocial and Economic Health of Older Latinos in California

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    Tonya D. Lindsey, Ph.D. (S-14-005) This Short Subject is a part of our Healthy Aging Series and presents information about the mental and economic health of older Latinas and Latinos. California's Latina/o population is aging due to an increase in life expectancy and a larger number of Latina/o baby boomers entering their elderly years. A larger percentage of Latinas and Latinos experienced more psychological distress, less social connection in some ways, and more economic insecurity than other Californians.
  • Pharmaceuticals in Water: An Overview

    26 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    Kellie Jean Hogue, Ph.D. (S-14-006) Despite a large volume of scientific research, the definitive risks of active pharmaceutical ingredients to human health are largely unknown. Detection of low-level concentrations of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in California drinking water has raised interest in finding safe ways to dispose of unwanted, unused medications. Prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, this series examines the complex issue of pharmaceuticals in water. This short subject provides an overview of pharmaceuticals in water:…
  • Common Pharmaceuticals in California Water

    26 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    Kellie Jean Hogue, Ph.D. (S-14-007) Despite a large volume of scientific research, the definitive risks of active pharmaceutical ingredients to human health are largely unknown. Detection of low-level concentrations of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in California drinking water has raised interest in finding safe ways to dispose of unwanted, unused medications. Prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, this series examines the complex issue of pharmaceuticals in water. This short subject discusses the impacts of pharmaceuticals in water,…
 
 
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    About.com California Travel

  • California in May

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    In May, you can watch a  a bike race or a jumping frog, celebrate Cinco de Mayo or watch a meteor shower. In a good year, you might even see gorgeous California poppies like these at the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve....Read Full Post
  • Weekend Getaway: San Francisco's Japantown

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    San Francisco's Japantown is a unique cultural opportunity. It's one of only a few Japantowns in the continental United States, along with those in Los Angeles and San Jose. It's small enough to make a fun little getaway and you'll find a couple of fun, Japanese-themed hotels to stay in, too. Plan your trip using the Japantown Getaway Planner....Read Full Post
  • Reader Favorites: Things to Do On a San Francisco Vacation

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    A while back, we asked readers what they want to do most on their San Francisco vacation. These were the top responses Sightseeing Drive on the Coast Highway Side Trip to Monterey and Carmel Side Trip to Napa ...Read Full Post
  • Why I'm Looking Forward to May in California

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    By the end of May, the summer travel season will be in full swing, kicking off over Memorial Day weekend. These are some things I'm looking forward to before then: It's a sweet and bittersweet occasion, getting in one last stay at the Inn on Mt. Ada on Catalina Island, before they close for good this coming November. Yosemite's Tioga Pass often opens in May, which means I can get across the mountains to check out a few more of those great natural hot springs around Mammoth and Bridgeport. You can find this year's actual opening info at the Yosemite website. I am not looking forward to the…
  • Plan Ahead in April

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    If you plan to travel in California during the next year, you might be surprised by how early you need to make reservations for some campgrounds and by how fast some of the popular annual events sell out. To help you get ahead of the things you need to plan for, we've put together a monthly list. It's not the things can do this month, but the ones you need to make plans for now, even though they may not happen for months....Read Full Post
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    The Unofficial Stanford Blog

  • How I feel when I get AlertSU messages

    Emily
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Mad-Eye knows what’s up.
  • Entertainment Recap: The Best (So Far) of 2014

    PeriU
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Here’s a recap of everything you’ve been missing in the entertainment-sphere if you’ve been hiding under a rock-no judgment here. Downton Abbey’s U.S. premiere of season 4 just wrapped.  The furtive, longing glances were just as good as ever.  I won’t reveal any spoilers but the important thing is that Mary has 50 suitors (just […]
  • Finals week… Miley Cyrus style

    Kristi
    5 Dec 2013 | 10:56 am
    A Stanford adaptation of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop.”  This post brought to you by sleep deprivation, excess caffeine, and the letter S.  It’s way more fun if you sing along using Bastille’s British accent version. It’s our finals we can eat what we want It’s our finals we can sleep when we want It’s […]
  • Current Films Not to be Missed!

    PeriU
    6 Nov 2013 | 2:21 pm
    Three films that are worth seeing all deal with survival in environments and times that are most trying.  It is in these instances, it seems, that we discover who we truly are and what we are willing to fight for. Prisoners is the story of two young girls who are kidnapped and how their families […]
  • FMOTQ 101: Pick-Up Puns

    Emily
    22 Oct 2013 | 7:32 pm
    “The time has come, the Sophomore Class Cabinet said, to talk of many things. Of PSETs and football and dormcest, of awkward hook-ups and flings.” Welcome to October 22, 2013.  A day (or rather, night) that shall live on in infamy.  Known to some as Full Moon on the Quad and known to others as […]
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    Winery & Vineyard Blog

  • New Release from Lafond Winery – 2010 Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir

    Pierre
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Winemaker’s Comments: We selected barrels with wine from 3 different clones. Each clone, 667, 777 and Pommard supplied 1/3 of the total. This, I believe, is our flagship Pinot Noir for the 2010 vintage. Each vintage is different, what clones will make the top wine varies from year to year. We are fortunate to have […]
  • New Release 2013 Santa Barbara Winery Rosé of Syrah

    Pierre
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    The Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Valley runs west to east permitting the late afternoon ocean fog to roll into the Santa Rita Hills, where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding […]
  • New Release Santa Barbara Winery 2012 Sata Rita Hills Pinot Noir

    Pierre
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Valley runs west to east permitting the late afternoon ocean fog to roll into the Santa Rita Hills, where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding […]
  • Spring Images from the Vineyard by David

    Pierre
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:52 pm
  • More Images of Spring

    Pierre
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:51 pm
 
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    this tasty life - a san diego food blog

  • isa.bella artisan pizzeria / clairemont – san diego, ca

    Mary Desjean
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I couldn’t decide where we should go for our anniversary. With our upcoming trip to Florida (we leave Sunday!!!), we’ve been trying to cut back a little on eating out to save money for the trip. I suggested that I should make dinner to which Jake replied, “You always make dinner. Why don’t I make it?” A day or so later he suggested we check out Isa.bella Pizzeria since a) I mentioned there was a LivingSocial deal for it, b) then he wouldn’t have to think up something to make and c) it was dog friendly so Maya could come with us! We first noticed this place…
  • pauly’s pizza joint / miramar – san diego, ca

    Mary Desjean
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week was Jake and I’s 7th Anniversary! Jake had to work on the evening of our actual anniversary so we weren’t planning on celebrating until later in the week but I managed to get him to come and have lunch with me on the day of. He was late in coming by to get me and I was starting to get REALLY cranky pants on him because the HUNGER was consuming all of the my thoughts. Since I knew I could barely stand to wait for food, I suggested we check out this pizzeria near my office called Pauly’s Pizza Joint. This place is in this itty bitty strip mall off Miramar Rd. next to…
  • college area taste 2014 recap

    Mary Desjean
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I meant to post this last week but the week kind of got away from me! Here’s my recap of the College Area Taste! Jake and I left a little early so we could get there before the event started to pick up our tickets at will call. While getting our tickets, Lynn and Dennis of Oh-So Yummy arrived at the same time. She was the winner of my giveaway and the four of us ended up going around the whole event together. I got an AWESOME tip from Lynn, too – using a takeaway or to go box to put samples/leftovers in! This way you don’t feel the need to eat all of every sample – you…
  • valley farm bbq / spring valley, ca

    Mary Desjean
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    On a recent weekend Jake had the idea that we should head out to Valley Farm Market. Specifically he wanted to see if they had meat packages (like, a bunch of various cuts of meats for one price), though they did not. We visited the market once a long time ago without purchasing anything but we did take note that they sold BBQ inside the market…  As well as at this little shack in the parking lot. This is where we headed after poking around inside the market. It’s a pretty simple setup. Nothing fancy, no lines and there are only two outdoor tables out front.  This is the…
  • cape town pub south african fusion / miramar – san diego, ca

    Mary Desjean
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Last week I was doing a little lunch search on Yelp. I almost never write reviews on Yelp but I use it a lot to help me discover new things. As I was scrolling through the list for Miramar I skimmed over an entry for “Capetown” and in the first paragraph I saw “Deli SA” and a little light went off in my head – HEY, this place is run by the people who did Deli SA and all those meat pies! I knew right then we (David, Matt and I) had to go check it out. Cape Town Pub is off Miramar Road. If you’re heading west on Miramar, it’s about a block or two before…
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    California Employment Law Report

  • Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?

    Anthony Zaller
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (the “UETA”), Civ. Code, §§ 1633.1 et seq., which provides that when a law requires a record to be in writing or requires a signature, an electronic record or signature satisfies the law. The law requires that any contract entered into between two parties may not be denied legal enforceability simply because of the…
  • Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace

    Anthony Zaller
    26 Feb 2014 | 11:10 am
    I was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTLA here in Los Angeles about employer’s use of social media in evaluating applicants and employees. I’ve been writing and speaking about this topic for at least five years now, but given the pervasiveness of social media, the topic is only becoming more relevant with the increased use of social media today.  Employers need to remember to keep a few items in mind regarding social media and the workplace. California passed a law, Labor Code section 980, effective January 1, 2013 that prohibits employers from “requiring or…
  • Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?

    Anthony Zaller
    6 Feb 2014 | 7:58 am
    As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods, whereby the employee takes a meal break, but while still working. Employers sometimes view this exception as an easy alternative to having employees clock out and leave the company’s premises for meal breaks. However, the on-duty meal break exception has been interpreted to apply only in a very limited set of circumstances, and needs to be carefully…
  • Top Five Items California Employers Need To Know About Tips

    Anthony Zaller
    20 Jan 2014 | 3:25 pm
    1) Who owns a tip? California law is clear that voluntary tips left for an employee for goods sold or services performed belong to the employee, not the employer. Labor Code section 351 provides, “No Employer or agent shall collect, take or receive any gratuity or a part thereof that is paid, given to, or left for an employee by a patron…. Every gratuity is hereby declared to be the sole property of the employee or employees to whom it was paid, given, or left for.” 2) Is employer mandated tip pooling legal? Yes. In the seminal 1990 case on tip-pooling, Leighton v. Old…
  • Can employers use employee's posts to social media as basis for employment decisions or would this violate an employee's right to privacy?

    Anthony Zaller
    5 Jan 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Generally, employees have a privacy expectation in their personnel files, contact information, and work related information. However, this expectation of privacy is not limitless, especially when the employee publically airs his or her work experiences on social media sites for the public to see. Courts have held that employees can waive this right to privacy once they make disclosures in public for everyone else to read via social media networks. For example, in a case not in the employment context, a California court reviewed the issue of whether an author who posts an article on…
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    The California Employment Law Blog by Mediator Steven G. Pearl

  • Williams v. Superior Court: Court of Appeal Reverses Decertification Order In Off-the-Clock Class Action

    Steven G. Pearl
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Williams v. Superior Court (Allstate Insurance Company) (12/6/13, mod. 12/24/13) 221 Cal.App.4th 1353, concerns facts very similar to those in Jones, which I discussed recently. The plaintiff sued his employer, Allstate, alleging that he and other insurance adjusters worked off the clock, performing tasks such as logging onto their work computers, but that they “hesitated to request overtime because they did not want to be perceived as ‘bad’ employees.” Slip op. at 3. The trial court originally certified an “off-the-clock” class, but granted Allstate’s motion for…
  • Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange: Court of Appeal Reverses Denial of Class Certification in Off-the-Clock Class Action

    Steven G. Pearl
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (10/28/13, mod. and pub. 11/26/13) 221 Cal.App.4th 986, the plaintiff worked as an adjuster for Farmers. He sued, alleging that Farmers should have paid him for "computer sync time" work performed before beginning his scheduled shifts.  The plaintiff filed for class certification, and Farmers opposed, arguing that it had no uniform policy requiring unpaid pre-shift work and that individual issues thus predominated. The trial court denied certification, and the Court of Appeal reversed, finding as follows: Under Brinker and Sav-On the…
  • Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack: Court Reverses Certification Denial in Misclassification Class Action

    Steven G. Pearl
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    In Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack (11/12/13, pub. 12/4/13) 221 Cal.App.4th 1148, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants misclassified them and other salaried management employees as exempt from California’s overtime requirements. The trial court denied certification, and the Court of Appeal reversed, holding as follows: The plaintiffs adequately represented the class because any antagonism to the case voiced by putative class members did not go “to the very subject matter of the litigation” and could be managed by creating subclasses. Slip op. at 10-12. The…
  • Palagin v. Paniagua Construction: Undertaking in Labor Commissioner Appeal Is Jurisdictional

    Steven G. Pearl
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just a quick word on this case. In Palagin v. Paniagua Construction, Inc. (12/16/13) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the Court of Appeal held that the statutory deadline for an employer to post an undertaking "as a condition to filing an appeal" of a Labor Commissioner award is a jurisdictional deadline that the trial court cannot extend. Under Labor Code section 98.2(b), where the employer fails to post the undertaking within the statutory period, the trial court must dismiss the appeal. Cf. Progressive Concrete, Inc. v. Parker (2006) 136 Cal.App.4th 540, 552-553 (the undertaking requirement in an…
  • Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers: California Supreme Court Calendars Oral Argument in Independent Contractor Class Action

    Steven G. Pearl
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. (9/19/12, pub. 10/17/12) 210 Cal.App.4th 77 (discussed here), the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of newspaper home delivery carriers, alleging that AVP improperly classified them as independent contractors rather than employees. The trial court held that individual issues predominated because of numerous variations in how the carriers performed their jobs. The Court of Appeal reversed in part, holding that such variations did not preclude class certification under S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial…
 
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    California Newswire

  • KiwiGeeker introduces MobiSecret to Face Fidelity Concerns in Committed Relationships and Marriages

    Valerie Gotten
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    HONG KONG and NEW YORK, N.Y., April 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MobiSecret (http://www.mobisecret.com/), released to the market April 15 this year by KiwiGeeker, is an intelligent data analysis application that scans, recovers, analyzes and exports communication data stored in any iPhone. The software is designed to identify potential threats to a committed relationship or family including affairs, drug abuse, criminal activity, etc., through its smart contact history analysis function. Whether the data is intact or has already been deleted, suspicious information with contact…
  • Four Seasons Compassion for Life Celebrates ’35th Birthday Bash’ with Festivities on Saturday, May 10

    Valerie Gotten
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    FLAT ROCK, N.C., April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life celebrates its “35th Birthday Bash” Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a true birthday party from 6-10 p.m., says Callie Walston, philanthropy coordinator. Since its 1979 inception, Four Seasons’ patient-centered care remains locally beloved and nationally and internationally respected for its leadership and commitment to quality in the field of palliative and hospice care during life-altering serious illness or at end of life. “This hallmark 35th anniversary is certainly worthy of…
  • Oak Hill Union Local Schools Save Taxpayers $156,902 in One Year Through Energy Conservation Measures

    Valerie Gotten
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael McCoy, Superintendent of Oak Hill Union Local Schools, is pleased to announce that the District has saved $156,902 during the first year after implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City, Ohio based company. “The Oak Hill Union Local Schools maintenance staff has worked with Energy Optimizers, USA to ensure that the taxpayers’ investment in the energy savings project started in 2012 has not only been achieved but has greatly exceeded the estimates. That is a testament to…
  • New Upgraded EaseUS Partition Master 10.0 Is Critically Acclaimed by Users and Software Editors

    Valerie Gotten
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    NEW YORK, N.Y., April 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Software (http://www.partition-tool.com/), a leading provider of storage management, data backup and disaster recovery software, announces the important upgrade of its famous partition management utility – EaseUS Partition Master 10.0 – which already has received numerous praise from both users and professional reviewers. There are more than 100,000 users who finished the upgrade within one day. What can EaseUS Partition Master do? The system partition needs to be expanded if it is runs out of space, but changing…
  • Sales Spike Due to Launch of Therapy Partner 3.0 and New Integrated Scheduling, Billing, and Progress Note Features

    Valerie Gotten
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    DENVER, Colo., April 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 60 days after launch, Therapy Partner reports a quarterly spike in new sales secondary to launch of their new product release Therapy Partner 3.0. Therapy Partner 3.0 is the most advanced technology application released by Therapy Partner to date, a company known for bringing advanced technology to the business of practice market. One interesting fact is that a large portion of sales come from internal referrals by current users, a likely testament to how much clinicians seem to flock to this product. Therapy Partner Chief Operating…
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    Travelinlocal Fat Loss Blog

  • Garcinia Cambogia Fat Busters Exposed

    Balkins
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Many medical professionals have studied Garcinia Cambogia for many years and have actually discovered appealing things about the remove. The natural chemicals that are inside the plant encourage weight loss. People that intend to drop weight utilize it regularly. Knowing this sort of logic can be hard. Scientific lookings for reveal that the Garcinia fruit is one of the most powerful on the planet. It is made use of as an effective diet assistance for the obese. Weight problems is a large issue that is currently ravaging the country. Many women do not like to be fat. Fat women are hideous and…
  • Garcinia Cambogia In Australia: Tips For Women

    Balkins
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Australian women looking for Garcinia Cambogia extract should be informed about the best way to possibly use it. Many people are looking for a quick fix to attach their weight loss goals, and Garcinia can really reap a lot of benefits. Increased energy and reduced fatigue is a nice one if you are looking to also increase the amount of exercise you are doing while taking the capsules. Another important piece of information is to realize that your appetite will be drastically reduced when consuming this extract. The pure form of it is what you want, however, and you should not go and pick up…
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  • Ground Annatto Salmonella Prompts Recall By FDA

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    According to the Food and Drug Administration Miravalle Foods, Inc. as recalled their Ground Annatto because of a possible risk of contracting Salmonella. The FDA states that the El Monte California food manufacturing company is, “conducting a voluntarily recall on its 0.75 ounce packages of Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice because they have […]
  • Hysterectomy Morcellation Class Action Lawsuit for Cancer Diagnosis

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The USFDA is warning woman that the Morcellation system could result in the spreading of cancerous cells and tissue to other regions of the body thus resulting in a increased risk of cancer. Our defective medical and surgical device law firm is currently investigating the filing of class action and or single party lawsuits against […]
  • Rocky Brand Steel-Toe Shoes Recall – Lawsuit Information

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    In a recent U.S. Consumer Product Safety recall, the following product was recalled due to compression injuries. According to recall reports it appears that the steel-toe function on the product was not working properly. Manufactures that produce a product, which fails to work properly will be held responsible for the injuries sustained by the injured […]
  • Head Injuries Resulting from Falling Merchandise off Store Shelves

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Head injuries can occur in a number of different ways. We have seen a number of different cases involving head injuries after being hit by falling merchandise. In many cases you will not be able to identify the immediate cause of the pain, but head injuries can occur resulting in significant bodily damage. We are […]
  • Ontel Isometric Product Recall Lawsuit

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Ontel is the manufacturer of the popular exercise device that is used for a variety of different exercises.  However, the ISO7X has been recalled for certain defects which can cause significant bodily injuries. In certain cases it can cause traumatic eye injuries, lacerations and punctures. In fact there have been reports that these types of […]
 
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    Sarah Damico
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Did you know,How to Get Rid of Acne by Treating at Home ?Wash your face twice daily. The first step to getting clear skin is to set up a regimented cleansing routine. Buckle down and force yourself to wash your face when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed at night. As tired or busy as you may be, taking the extra few minutes to prep your skin will reduce your acne significantly. Wash your face for at least one minute straight. It takes at least this long for all the pimple-causing bacteria to be killed.If you have acne on other parts of your body such as your…
  • How can I Get Beautiful Skin for Spring??

    Sarah Damico
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:35 pm
    First, don't make the mistake of over-scrubbing, over-cleaning, and over-treating. Frosty temperatures may have damaged the outermost protective layer, exposing facial skin to irritants and bacteria.**spring care salon** visitHydration and exfoliation are the keys to smoother skin for spring. Slough off dry skin cells with a gentle exfoliator like Olay Skin Smoothing Cream Scrub, which combines a conditioning beta-hydroxy acid formula with microbeads. Beta-hydroxy acids loosen the dead cells of the epidermis, making room for new growth.A mild unscented soap that won't strip away…
  • The acne diet

    Sarah Damico
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:36 am
    Are you sick of feeling like your skin is under attack from blemishes? Is Acne ruining your confidence, or do you wish you knew how to treat it? Sometimes it can feel that there are so many myth-conceptions around what works to prevent & treat acne that many people think that they’re never going to be able to find an effective cure. However, what if you could eat your way to clearer skin?  In today’s blog, I’m going to show you the Acne Diet that will help you do just that! Acne vulgaris is determined as a genetic predisposition to a malfunction of the pilo sebaceous unit…
  • Sensitive skin issue

    Sarah Damico
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:28 am
    Up to 50-90% of people suffer with skin sensitivity at some point in their lives. Typically, a sensitive skin tends to be reactive to normal stimuli resulting in stinging, redness and irritation.How do I know if I have an allergy prone skin?A true sensitive skin is usually seen in very fair skin and is often associated with individuals that also suffer from eczema, hay fever and or asthma. These people can often have food allergies and be reactive to certain med- ications. This type of sensitive skin is not so common but is allergy prone and best suited to a very gentle and basic skincare…
  • Fruits for a glowing skin

    Sarah Damico
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:50 am
    We also know that a cup of fruit juice a day is sure to guarantee a clear complexion. How about a massage with a fruit pulp or a fruit facial? Fruit facials have been there for at least a decade now. But with people getting more wary of effect of chemicals on the skin, a majority of them are now resorting to using something from their own kitchen. What better way to pamper your skin than with pure stuff which is free of toxins and not harmful to your skin? Banana: This is one fruit that's abundantly available in India all through the year. We know it's a good source of iron,…
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