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  • Los Angeles: $139 million deal reached in school molestation case

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    <p class="bylinejb">By Brian Melley <br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Associated Press
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.
  • Immigration reform: Who qualifies and who doesn't?

    L.A. Times - California | Local News
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    President Obama’s new set of immigration policies could affect up to 5 million people, including the possibility of a three-year reprieve from the threat of deportation for some parents of residents with legal status.
  • Holiday giving: Bay Area community groups seek donations to help needy during the holidays

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    <br> <p class="Byline Affiliation">Mercury News
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Bay Area food banks and social service agencies are collecting donations to help the needy through the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays.
  • Immigration reform: Who qualifies and who doesn't?

    L.A. Times - Opinion Blog
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    President Obama’s new set of immigration policies could affect up to 5 million people, including the possibility of a three-year reprieve from the threat of deportation for some parents of residents with legal status.
  • Trojans rally to beat Drexel, 72-70, in Charleston Classic

    Sports Now - Los Angeles Times
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — When USC turned up the pressure, the points followed.
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  • Los Angeles: $139 million deal reached in school molestation case

    <p class="bylinejb">By Brian Melley <br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Associated Press
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.
  • Vet's conviction upheld for 'loud and boisterous' conduct at Palo Alto VA hospital

    <p class="bylinejb">By Howard Mintz<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:hmintz@mercurynews.com'>hmintz@mercurynews.com</a>
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Federal appeals court upholds conviction under seldom-used federal law against 'loud, boisterous and unusual noise' conduct at VA hospitals, rejects challenge by vet arrested at Palo Alto facility
  • Obama's immigration plan: Too far or not far enough?

    <p class="bylinejb">By Josh Richman, David E. Early and Erin Ivie<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Staff writers<br /></p>
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Californians disagree on whether President Obama is doing the right thing by shielding about 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.
  • Monterey Bay researchers capture rare deep-sea anglerfish on video for first time

    <p class="NormalParagraphStyle">By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The black seadevil is named for its baleful ugliness. With that vicious gape, the females can eat fish of a larger size. To lure her prey, she jerks the luminescent orb dangling from the 'fishing rod' on her forehead.
  • UC regents approve tuition-hike plan

    <p class="bylinejb">By Katy Murphy<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com'>kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com</a>
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    UC regents approve plan to raise tuition by up to 28 percent by 2019
 
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  • Holiday giving: Bay Area community groups seek donations to help needy during the holidays

    <br> <p class="Byline Affiliation">Mercury News
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Bay Area food banks and social service agencies are collecting donations to help the needy through the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays.
  • Storm system expected to bring more rain to Bay Area late Friday night

    <p class="bylinejb">By Mark Gomez<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:mgomez@mercurynews.com'>mgomez@mercurynews.com</a>
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    A storm system is expected to arrive in the East Bay late Friday and move through the Peninsula and South Bay early Saturday morning, according to Diana Henderson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
  • Police Blotter: Man in San Jose reports that another man pulled a gun on him

    <br> <p class="Byline Affiliation">Compiled from police department reports</p>
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    SAN JOSEWestern Division, 4 p.m. Nov. 15 High visibility patrols in gang hot spots resulted in one arrest for an outstanding warrant and drugs.
  • Biz Break: EU to call for Google breakup, report says

    <p class="bylinejb">By Jeremy C. Owens<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:jowens@mercurynews.com'>jowens@mercurynews.com</a>
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Today: European Parliament is preparing to seek a breakup of Google, according to a report. Also: Apple rises slightly and Intel falls after Silicon Valley stalwarts hit new highs Thursday.
  • Vet's conviction upheld for 'loud and boisterous' conduct at Palo Alto VA hospital

    <p class="bylinejb">By Howard Mintz<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:hmintz@mercurynews.com'>hmintz@mercurynews.com</a>
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Federal appeals court upholds conviction under seldom-used federal law against 'loud, boisterous and unusual noise' conduct at VA hospitals, rejects challenge by vet arrested at Palo Alto facility
 
 
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    latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

  • Letters: USC and UCLA fans know what's at stake

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    As UCLA football fans have learned, the journey to becoming an elite college football program is not an easy one. If the Bruins wish to take that next step, winning today's game is a requirement. With USC coming off scholarship sanctions, any type of loss today puts the Bruins back behind the...
  • Window washer falls 11 stories, smashes into moving car in San Francisco

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    A window washer fell 11 stories from a San Francisco building before bouncing off a moving car, police said.
  • Immigration reform: Who qualifies and who doesn't?

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    President Obama’s new set of immigration policies could affect up to 5 million people, including the possibility of a three-year reprieve from the threat of deportation for some parents of residents with legal status.
  • FSU gunman mailed 10 packages before shooting, contents not dangerous

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Myron May, the Florida State University alumnus who was killed by police after shooting three people on campus Thursday morning, told police in New Mexico he was hearing voices two months before the attack, according to police reports made public Friday.
  • Hard truths and savage intensity

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    "The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths," wrote artist Bruce Nauman, in neon. At the time, in 1967, it probably seemed more like a question. Artists increasingly had turned away from the heroic pursuit of truth and beauty to explore more quotidian subjects and materials....
 
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    Daily Dish - Los Angeles Times

  • Thanksgiving video tips: Homemade pie tips and 52 recipes

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    No Thanksgiving meal is complete without the pie. Whether you prefer pumpkin or pecan -- or perhaps apple, lemon meringue or even mincemeat -- pie of some sort is the classic way to end this ritual holiday meal.
  • 10 great Italian restaurants

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Los Angeles has never been rich in the sort of red-sauce Italian restaurants so common on the other coast, but it has always been notable for the other kind: restaurants in which Italian cooking and the idea of fine dining were not incompatible. It could be argued that the culture of New...
  • How to make Hello Kitty Spam musubi (rice snacks)

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    If there's a Hello Kitty fan on your holiday gift list this year, we've got you covered. If he or she also happens to be a Spam fan, you're well on your way to becoming best friend of the year.
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three great ideas for cheese lovers

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ooey-gooey mac 'n' cheese and an extra-rich grilled cheese sandwich -- oh, and did I mention fondue? These recipe ideas are bound to send you to cheese lover's heaven. Happy Friday. And you're welcome.
  • Can I dry-brine a frozen turkey? 16 questions about dry brining answered

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Still have questions about dry-brining your Thanksgiving turkey? I’ve been writing about dry-brining turkeys for several years now, and can guess what some of those might be. So here’s a shot at answering some of the most commonly asked ones.
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    Winery & Vineyard Blog

  • New Release: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Barbara Winery

    Pierre
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Winemaker’s comments: Primarily from Happy Canyon, the warmest Appellation in Santa Barbara County and very well suited to Bordeaux varieties. The Petit Verdot adds depth and dark fruit roundness. All of the components macerated on the skins for 48-55 days before pressing. The result is a wine of complex tannins with stucture and intensity. Retail […]
  • Santa Barbara Winery White Wines

    Pierre
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Voted 2014 Best White Wines of Santa Barbara by Readers of Santa Barbara’s Weekly Independent. Eight wines, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Orange Muscat, Riesling and two of each, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All distinct and stylistic wines by Winemaker Bruce McGuire and Assistant Winemaker Will Cannon. Except for the Reserve Chardonnay all these wines are […]
  • Lafond Winery SRH Wines

    Pierre
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Our 3 SRH wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah have each won Gold Medals at the 2014 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition, held in Texas, which brings to a total of 12 for these three wines. We congratulate Winemaker Bruce McGuire and his talented crew for producing such exceptional wines. These are all wines from […]
  • Harvest 2014

    Pierre
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    All these picking boxes, picked during the night, have to be processed. Winemaker Bruc McGuire drawing off some fermenting Pinot Noir to check the sugar. Click images to enlarge:
  • Santa Barbara Wine Club Wine Pick-up Party Saturday, September 20

    Pierre
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Despite all the harvest activity Suzanne found room for over 200 people. It was a great event with all that wine bubbling away fermenting in the background Click images to enlarge:
 
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    this tasty life | san diego food blog

  • [recipe] coconut, ube and mango overnight oats with noosa yogurt

    mary
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Noosa Yoghurt is currently my most favorite yogurt (yoghurt!) ever so I was pretty thrilled when they wanted to work with me to create a recipe using Noosa Yoghurt. They have all of these dreamy flavors and it was a little hard to decide just which ONE yogurt I wanted to focus on. In the end I decided to use the Coconut Noosa Yoghurt and did a little twist on Overnight Oats using tropical Filipino flavors such as coconut, ube (purple yam), and mango. You see a lot of Ube Macapuno desserts floating around at the Filipino bakeries. Macapuno is the nicer term for what is known as a “mutant…
  • south bay food crawl

    mary
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Very recently Jake, T and I went on a South Bay Food Crawl hosted by CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High. Jinxi of Jinxi Eats + S joined us on the crawl as well. We explored a few spots in the South Bay and had a great time trying out some new foods! Stop #1: Birria de Res Our first stop was at a place down near Imperial Beach called Fernandez Restaurant and Catering. The restaurant looks like it’s on the bottom floor of an apartment building. There’s tiny signage and a tiny parking lot. Though it didn’t look like much, you could tell something was going on…
  • [recipe] roasted butternut squash and chicken risotto

    mary
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I don’t know if you’ll be able to tell or not (I hope so) but I just learned a bunch of things about lightning and food styling at Food Fight Write last week and this is my first post where I’m trying out some of those new “tricks”. Luckily I had the perfect subject to work with as I had just received a complimentary box of yumminess from Melissa’s Produce. Melissa’s Produce challenged local bloggers to create something new with their box of goodies. I was tasked with creating a recipe from at least three of the ingredients shown below. Only question…
  • mj’s yogurt time and deli revisit

    mary
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Short post today since I feel I am not “fully recovered” from Vegas yet. Or rather, I have so many ideas running through my head from the conference that I couldn’t focus enough to do a longer post. Hah! Recently I met up with CC from Pink Candles at Ridgemont High. She had some birthday goodies for me and more importantly, travel information about my next fun trip to Portland! It’ll be our first visit to Portland and I’m starting to gather information about things to see and places to go and CC graciously let me borrow some maps and guidebooks. Got any…
  • foodfightwrite in vegas preview

    mary
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    No real post to close out the week because I’m in Vegas! Last week I won a Twitter contest and won a pass to the Food Fight Write Food Blogger conference here in Vegas, which is going on in conjunction with the World Food Championships (which is like a crazy big food competition event). Here’s a few photos to tide you over in the mean time. The conference is taking place at the Plaza Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. The Plaza is right at the end of the Fremont Street Experience. Those line you see above are zip lines! And that curved top is one giant screen which plays shows at the…
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    California Employment Law Report

  • Understanding immigration and labor reform laws on the federal and state level: President Obama's immigration proposal and California's change to immigration related laws in 2015

    Anthony Zaller
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    President Obama's announcement of his controversial plan to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants to remain in the country who meet certain requirements raises a few employment and immigration issues for employers. Putting the politics aside, it is a good time for employers to review their obligations under the law to confirm a worker’s eligibility to work, especially given the new laws taking effect in California in 2015. Below are five areas involving federal and state immigration laws and verification requirements California employers need to be aware of going into 2015. 1. The…
  • Five lessons for employers from new meal break decision: In re Walgreen Co. Cases

    Anthony Zaller
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    An appellate court upheld a trial court’s denial of class certification in a case brought against Walgreens. The appellate court’s decision provides a few good lessons for employers defending class action allegations. 1. Meal break cases are harder to certify as class actions after the Brinker decision. The California Supreme Court held in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court that employers had to make meal breaks available to employees, and had no obligation to ensure that employees took the meal break. The court in Walgreens acknowledged this, and explained by the make…
  • Five issues employers must understand about California's harassment and discrimination laws

    Anthony Zaller
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    1. Automatic liability for a company when harassing or discriminatory conduct is taken by supervisors. A company is automatically liable for any harassment or discriminatory actions taken by its supervisors. Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a supervisor is defined as anyone who has the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or the responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend these actions to the employer. 2. When is a company liable for…
  • Friday's Five: Five new laws for 2015 that employers should review

    Anthony Zaller
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Below are five new laws going into effect in 2015 that California employers should know about before the start of 2015. Employers should also take time and review their current policies to ensure compliance for the new year. 1. Mandatory paid sick leave. You’ve probably been beaten over the head from emails from your employment lawyer already about this new law, so I won’t rehash the particulars. If you need more information, see my prior post. 2. Must revise sexual harassment training to include anti-abusive conduct training. This is a simple revision to sexual harassment…
  • Friday's Five: Five items employers need to understand about automobile and mileage reimbursement under California law

    Anthony Zaller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Expense reimbursement may seem like a small issue in comparison with the other areas of liability facing California employers, but the exposure for not appropriately reimbursing employees can be substantial. In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc., the California Supreme Court clarified the parameters of mileage reimbursement under California law, as well as the three different methods available for employers to reimburse employees for their mileage reimbursement.  This post discusses five issues employers need to know about automobile and mileage reimbursement under California law. 1.
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    The California Employment Law Blog by Mediator Steven G. Pearl

  • LACBA Presents "Employment Law Nuts & Bolts" Program 11/15

    Steven G. Pearl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association is presenting "Employment Law Nuts & Bolts: Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Wage and Hour Law" on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. The program runs from 9:00 am until 12:15 pm. The program will focus on teaching the law to new attorneys, those in practice less than five years, or those with more experience outside of the employment law field who wish to gain a better understanding of employment law.The first panel will cover federal and state wage and hour law. I am moderating, with Lauren Teukolsky…
  • Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court: Who Is An Employer? (Revisited)

    Steven G. Pearl
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Martinez v. Combs (2010) 49 Cal.4th 35 (discussed here), the California Supreme Court held that the broad, three pronged definition of "employer" found in the IWC Wage Orders applies in minimum wages actions brought under Labor Code section 1194. The question after Martinez was whether the Wage Order definition of "employer" would apply in all wage and hour actions or whether courts would continue to look at the multi-factor test found in cases such as S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal.3d 341. Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court…
  • Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services Corp.: FAAAA Does Not Preempt Meal and Rest Period Requirements

    Steven G. Pearl
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In People ex rel. Harris v. Pac Anchor Transportation, Inc. (7/28/14) --- Cal.4th --- (discussed here), the California Supreme Court held that an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) action based on a trucking company’s alleged violation of state labor and insurance laws was not “related to a price, route or service” of the company and, therefore, was not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA). In Dilts v. Penske Logistics, LLC, ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. 7/9/14, amended 9/8/14) (discussed here), the Ninth Circuit held that the FAAAA does not preempt…
  • Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co.: Rejected Settlement Offer Does Not Moot Individual or Putative Class Claims

    Steven G. Pearl
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Company, ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. 9/19/2014) concerns an issue that has arisen more frequently in employment class actions: whether a rejected settlement offer moots individual and/or class claims. See Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, ___ U.S. ___, 133 S.Ct. 1523 (2013) (discussed here). In Gomez, the plaintiff filed an individual and putative class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The defendant made a Rule 68 offer of judgment for the full amount of the plaintiff’s individual claim, and the plaintiff rejected the offer. After the…
  • Kao v. University of San Francisco: Employer Not Required to Enter into Interactive Process before Requiring Fitness-for-Duty Exam

    Steven G. Pearl
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Kao v. University of San Francisco (8/2/14, pub. 9/2/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, plaintiff John S. Kao alleged that the University of San Francisco (USF) violated the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and other California laws by directing him to have a fitness-for-duty exam (FFD) after faculty members and school administrators reported that his behavior was frightening them, and then terminating his employment when he refused to participate in the examination. He appealed from a judgment against him after jury trial, and the Court of Appeal affirmed, holding as follows: The law did not…
 
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    California Newswire

  • The SUDC Foundation commends the Senate’s passage of the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act

    Valerie Gotten
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the SUDC Foundation, every year approximately 30,000 families in the U.S. are affected by Stillbirth, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). SUDC is defined as the sudden death of a child greater than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the child’s medical history (Krous 2005). The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act…
  • Limited Edition Art Print From Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu announced by ArteQuesta

    Christopher Simmons
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled "Titanus" for ArteQuesta clients. The prints feature a unique subject matter that Skrederstu has become famous for: painted bugs. They also include an original hand painted element making each in the series unique. "Titanus" is a marriage of two on going projects for Skrederstu. The Painting of Paintings series shows non-existent murals being painted, while the…
  • Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Receives 2014 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant

    Valerie Gotten
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    WILLISTON, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-related-marketing support to Guardian Angels over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments. This grant will assist Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs in their mission of pairing veterans and others suffering from disabilities that are both visible and…
  • Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grants

    Christopher Simmons
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope's annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. Team AMVETS' mission is to serve the veterans of our great nation, and to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of all veterans. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-marketing support to the Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments. This grant will assist Team…
  • Commercial insurance software innovator AccuSure launches cloud solution at DEMO Fall 2014

    Christopher Simmons
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AccuSure today announced the launch of its revolutionary business at DEMO Fall 2014, world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in mobile, cloud computing, consumer, and social media technologies. (DEMO Booth: B24.) AccuSure revolutionizes the way a business acquires its insurance by providing an intelligent software tool that expedites the application process, finds the right agents and assists in comparing the quotes apples to apples. It puts the power back in the hands of the people paying the premiums — the businesses.
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    Californiality

  • Only 1/3 (or less) may apply for President’s “amnesty” “deal”

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Last night the President of America offered his “deal” for “undocumented” residents of this country.  It’s not amnesty as the President explained, although that seems to be the popular term in the media. The Deal may seem fair – however, we ran the numbers and only 1/3 to 1/7th of ALL undocumented Californians will actually be able to accept this deal…a small to tiny minority, while the overwhelming majority of Californians who are undocumented – WILL NOT BE AFFECTED AT ALL. “So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five…
  • Californians Who Build The Biggest ...In The World

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Courtesy Guinness World RecordsIn California we dream big.  Here is a list of Californians who have won world records for their ability to dream big and build that big dream. Gregory Dunham – largest motorcycleThe motorcycle is more than 11 feet tall, and 20 feet long.Rob Dyrdek and Joe Ciaglia – largest skateboardThe board is 36 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 3 feet tall.Nick Nicora – largest MargarittaThe "Calarita Margaritta" was 10,500 gallons large.
  • "Flash back Friday - This week in CA history" Steamboat Willie (Mickey Mouse) Makes His Appearance 1928

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    This week in California history, Steamboat Willie made his first appearance in a short film, and later became Mickey Mouse.Check out the original movie.
  • "Throwback Thursday-California style"- The California Raisins 1980's

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
          Remember those crazy California Raisins? They did a ton of commercials including PSA's about books. They were made into toys, records, and even bed sheets. California is well know for it's grapes, and these guy's helped that. Here is one of the first of many Cartoon commercials from the 80's.
  • Don’t get your hopes up for Presidential Amnesty California

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    In the last few months the President of the United States has suggested that he will authorize an executive order to stop deportations of undocumented people in this nation.  This action has been called “executive amnesty” by critics – however it is not.  Real amnesty would mean granting citizenship for undocumented people living in America illegally – that is not what the President is proposing.  Rather the President’s concept is that he will direct the immigration enforcement arm to simply not do their job – to stop deporting people. This is different from…
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    Travelinlocal Fat Loss Blog

  • New Zealand Garcinia Cambogia Update | Must Know

    Balkins
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Many people in New Zealand find themselves seeking diet products that will help them to have sexier or more physically fit bodies. For many reasons, people tend to desire a slimmer body. It could be insecurities, desperation, depression, or inactivity. There are many benefits to be physically fit also. You are able to do things that you weren’t able to do before you lost weight, it will boost your self confidence to be active again. Garcinia Cambogia extract looks to help you achieve this dream again. This product has helped people lose weight in a rapid manner. It is one of the most…
  • Garcinia Cambogia For Australians That Want To Get In Shape

    Balkins
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    One of the very well-liked dietary supplements today is Garcinia Cambogia extract in Australia. For most people, this is the best dietary solution on the market. It is because of the results that they see just a few weeks after they tried taking this product. These supplements have hydroxycitric acid in it, which helps burn fat and control an emotional appetite. In addition, it also helps your immune system and at the same time aids in detoxification of the body. Any woman, who desires to look sexier, would really want to have this product. Garcinia became well known when testimony after…
  • A Great Garcinia Cambogia Resource

    Balkins
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Garcinia Cambogia can be a life changing product for those looking to actually make a drastic change in their lifestyle. Being overweight carries a lot of negative consequences, whether it’s physical or mental. Physically a person is less attractive is they are overweight, we have seen this time and time again as people do not strive to be fat, but rather to be slim. This can be attributed to the simple fact that as humans we look at others from a survivalist standpoint. If someone is not healthy looking, rather overweight and prone to health issues, they will not seem as attractive because…
  • 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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    Downtown L.A. Law Group

  • Hobby Lobby Scented Candles in Glass Jars Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Update: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announces a massive nationwide recall of DD Brand Scented Candles manufactured by CoScentrix. The DD Brands candles are sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores. According to investigators the relatively high flames of the candle can ignite the surface of the wax resulting in an increased risk of fires. […]
  • Santa Paula Truck Explosion – Injury Lawsuit Information

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Update: According to investigators at the location of the explosion a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid on board a tanker truck exploded at a waste facility site located in the Ventura County city of Santa Paula. Dozens of individuals have been taken to local hospitals for decontamination. Additionally, hundreds of resident of nearby […]
  • Ford Airbag Class Action Lawsuit – Takata Recall Information

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Update: Ford Motor Company has issued a recall of many of its vehicles due to defects in their airbags produced by Japanese Auto Parts manufacturer Takata. The expanses recall include 2004-2005 Ranger small pickup trucks. An estimated 12 million vehicles have been recalled by various auto manufacturers across the work due to faulty Takata Airbags. […]
  • Nissan Infiniti Recall – Takata Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    UPDATE: The Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. has announced an expansion it’s recalled vehicles due to the Faulty airbags manufactures by Takada auto parts company which is also headquartered in Japan. Nissan is one of close to a dozen auto manufacturers that have been forced to recall millions of their vehicles due to the […]
  • McDonald’s Happy Meal -Toy Defect Injury Lawsuit Information

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Update: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission McDonald’s has recalled the Hello Kitty Themed whistle due to the serious risk of choking amongst users. According to authorities the components of the whistle can detach. More than 2.5 million the these whistles have been recalled in North America including the United States and Canada. McDonald’s […]
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  • Seb Frey Circa 1974

    Seb Frey
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Ahh, the 1970’s. So much was happening:  the Vietnam war, Richard Nixon’s impeachment, the Arab oil embargo, Jimmy Carter.  The Grateful Dead were arguably at the top of their game (Cornell ’77 anyone?). Loud clothing was all the rage. I was oblivious to most of this at the time, except the loud clothing. Thanks to my parents, I totally rocked that. Here’s a picture of me, Seb Frey circa 1974, age three. Amazingly enough, this is NOT an instagram picture – this is a genuine 1974 photograph (or an unretouched scan of it, anyway)! It was taken at my…
  • Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening

    Seb Frey
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I attended the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 15 2014. I shot some video of both the ribbon cutting and a variety of the exhibits…which you could hardly see, because there were so many people there. In fact, they counted over 2,000 people through the doors on launch day! Here on this page you will find two separate videos – the first is sort of a montage of the opening day, taking you on a tour of the museum as it was on launch day. Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Opening Day Montage The second…
  • New Rio del Mar Roundabout is Now Under Construction

    Seb Frey
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The folks at the Rio del Mar Improvement Association (RDMIA) have announced that the New Rio del Mar roundabout is now under construction.  The RDMIA has been working with the County of Santa Cruz to bring a much-needed improvement to both the traffic flow and aesthetics of the Rio del Mar Beach area. As part of the construction the “Whaley” sculpture presently located at the intersection of Clubhouse Drive and Rio del Mar Boulevard will be installed in the new roundabout. These efforts are part of the RDMIA’s “Beautification” strategy for 2014/2015. Part of the…
  • Aptos Real Estate Market Update for November 2014

    Seb Frey
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It seems like just last week that dawn broke on the new year of 2014, but now we’re already staring at Thanksgiving, right around the corner. And you know what that means: it’s time for the Aptos Real Estate Market Update for November 2014. Last month we reported that the median home price in Aptos had taken quite a tumble, down 16.8% from a year ago. What a difference 30 days makes! The median price for Aptos single-family homes in October 2014 was $774,000 – an increase of 5.7% compared to a year ago, and up 16.3% compared to the month before. Phew! Not only did the home…
  • Aptos Community News Turns 1 Year Old

    Seb Frey
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Aptos Community News celebrates its 1st Birthday Today, November 16 2014, Aptos Community News Turns 1 Year Old. It is the one year anniversary of the day that the AptosCommunityNews.org domain was registered and the first content published. The site was created with the idea of bringing “community” news to the people who love Aptos, “sharing and caring” about what happens in Aptos. As of today, the site holds: 27 Pages (info on neighborhoods, development projects, etc.) 68 Posts (events, real estate info, etc.) 57 News Items (strictly news stories) 68 Places…
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