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  • Northern California wildfire shows explosive growth

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    <br> <p class="Byline Affiliation">Associated Press
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.
  • Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'

    L.A. Times - California | Local News
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Ted Flicker, who co-created the hit TV series "Barney Miller" and directed the cult-favorite political film satire "The President's Analyst," died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84.
  • Light rain in the Bay Area today; more robust storm may arrive next week

    Local News
    <p class="bylinejb">By Mark Gomez<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:mgomez@mercurynews.com'>mgomez@mercurynews.com</a>
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    SAN JOSE -- The Bay Area woke up to a welcome sight Thursday morning: wet roadways.But the small amounts of rain being recorded throughout the Bay Area will do nothing more than water some lawns as the state deals with its third year of a drought.
  • Home of the Day: Telescope-topped in Laguna Niguel

    L.A. Times - Opinion Blog
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Ocean views aren’t the only thing on display in Laguna Niguel. This custom Mediterranean residence in Ocean Ranch at Bear Brand is topped by a private observatory with a commercial-grade telescope. The backdrop turns from celestial to tropical outdoors, where a saltwater pool and spa with...
  • Angels 'erupted' after clinching AL West title, celebrate on field

    Sports Now - Los Angeles Times
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Angels’ 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners had been over for several minutes, and as the Oakland Athletics began unraveling in the ninth inning of their game, the screams from the Angels’ clubhouse could be heard through the concrete walls in a tunnel.
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  • Northern California wildfire shows explosive growth

    <br> <p class="Byline Affiliation">Associated Press
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.
  • Morgan Hill: Federal appeals court refuses to rehear challenge in American flag T-shirt case

    <p class="bylinejb">By Howard Mintz<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:hmintz@mercurynews.com'>hmintz@mercurynews.com</a>
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    The U.S. Supreme Court is next, an angry attorney for parents vows as a federal appeals court lets stand a ruling that found a South Bay high school had a right to order students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn them inside out during the 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration.
  • California wildfires: Pollock Pines threatened by fast-moving King Fire

    <p class="bylinejb">By Jeff Barnard<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation">Associated Press
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.
  • Barry Bonds case: Court to rehear home-run king's appeal

    <p class="bylinejb">By Howard Mintz<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:hmintz@mercurynews.com'>hmintz@mercurynews.com</a>
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Federal appeals court to hear former San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds' bid to overturn obstruction of justice conviction.
  • Institute of Medicine urges reforms to improve care for dying people

    <p class="bylinejb">By Lisa M. Krieger<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:lkrieger@mercurynews.com'>lkrieger@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    The long-awaited report released Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine recommends that regular end-of-life conversations become part of patients' primary care, starting at age 18 and that doctors should be paid for time spent on these discussions -- a controversial initiative eliminated from President Barack Obama's health care law.
 
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  • Light rain in the Bay Area today; more robust storm may arrive next week

    <p class="bylinejb">By Mark Gomez<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:mgomez@mercurynews.com'>mgomez@mercurynews.com</a>
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    SAN JOSE -- The Bay Area woke up to a welcome sight Thursday morning: wet roadways.But the small amounts of rain being recorded throughout the Bay Area will do nothing more than water some lawns as the state deals with its third year of a drought.
  • San Jose: Homeowner hopes security video leads to porch package thief

    <p class="bylinejb">By Robert Salonga<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:rsalonga@mercurynews.com'>rsalonga@mercurynews.com</a> <br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    A San Jose resident is hoping that high-definition surveillance video will help lead to the arrest of a man who stole a package right off his porch and may be the culprit in other area thefts.
  • Woman who says she was raped by San Jose cop seeks to file late claim against city

    <p class="bylinejb">By Tracey Kaplan<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:tkaplan@mercurynews.com'>tkaplan@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    The woman who prosecutors contend was raped last year by an on-duty San Jose police officer is asking the courts to waive the six-month deadline for filing a financial claim against the city and the cop, arguing that she was too traumatized after being sexually assaulted to file on time and was misled by government officials about her legal rights.
  • San Jose: Two arrests made, police vow more visible patrols after string of Evergreen burglaries

    <p class="bylinejb">By Robert Salonga<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:rsalonga@mercurynews.com'>rsalonga@mercurynews.com</a> <br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    In the wake of a string of burglaries in the city's Evergreen area last weekend, authorities have announced two arrests and have vowed to increase their visibility in the area, according to the San Jose Police Department.
  • Local Family Justice Centers offer help to domestic violence victims

    <p class="bylinejb">By Andie Waterman<br /></p><p class="bylineaffiliation"><a href='mailto:awaterman@mercurynews.com'>awaterman@mercurynews.com</a><br /></p><p class="bylinecopyright">
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Two new family justice centers in Santa Clara County, which opened in May and August, are part of a push from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office to encourage victims to open up about their situation, seek help, and report crimes.
 
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    L.A. Times - Opinion Blog

  • Home of the Day: Telescope-topped in Laguna Niguel

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Ocean views aren’t the only thing on display in Laguna Niguel. This custom Mediterranean residence in Ocean Ranch at Bear Brand is topped by a private observatory with a commercial-grade telescope. The backdrop turns from celestial to tropical outdoors, where a saltwater pool and spa with...
  • California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.
  • Roman Muradov's graphic novel loss of innocence (in a sense)

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Roman Muradov’s first graphic novel, “(In a Sense) Lost and Found” (Nobrow: 56 pp., $19.95) is a strange and beautiful book. Think Kafka as adapted by F.W. Murnau.
  • British Virgin Islands: Join the pros for a tennis getaway

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Having a bad tennis day? Worse yet, a bad tennis year? Improve your game amid the rolling hills, blue waters and secluded beaches of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, where Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers Legends Camp, a five-day tennis getaway.
  • Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates.
 
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    About.com California Travel: What's Hot Now

  • California State Quarter

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Find out about the California state quarter - what's on it, what it looks like. Page 11.
  • Finding the Real San Francisco

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Find out how to discover the real San Francisco behind the tourist facade. Page 6.
  • California Facts: State Geography

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    How big is California? How long is the coastline? Answers to those questions and more like them. Page 3.
  • What's Where

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Find out where the most popular areas are in San Francisco, how far downtown is from the airport and where things are located. Page 3.
  • California's Highest Spot: Mount Whitney

    gocalifornia.guide@about.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    See a picture of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States - find out how and where to see it. Page 13.
 
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    California Research Bureau Reports

  • An Overview of Men as Informal Caregivers.

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Pamela Martin, MPPA (S-14-021, September 2014) In California, the number of men who provide informal care for loved ones with disabilities is on the rise. As a part of our Healthy Aging Series, this report discusses a few distinct features of male informal caregivers, including the problems of physical and emotional stress, how male caregivers see themselves, and the key role that social networks play.
  • California's Women Veterans: Responses to the 2013 Survey.

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Matthew K. Buttice, Ph.D. (14-002, September 2014) This report presents information from the 2013 California Women Veteran Survey. The results suggest there is an opportunity for increased outreach and education among women veteran communities. Most respondents were unaware of all the state’s veteran-related benefits and services to which they are entitled. Some of those who may be eligible for service-connected disability compensation had not filed claims. Many who had not used U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare reported they did not realize they were eligible.
  • Researching Oil in California History.

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kathleen Correia, Michael Dolgushkin, and Karen Paige, Guest Authors from California History Section (S-14-020, August 2014) Where can you find historical information about oil in California? The first in a new series spotlighting the State Library's California History Section, this Short Subject features publication, documentary, and visual resources about oil in California as well as some of the Library's ephemera. We also introduce you to a hidden treasure, the California Information File.
  • The Impact of Childcare Needs on Employment and Healthcare. 2013 California Women Veteran Survey.

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Matthew K. Buttice, Ph.D. (S-14-018, July 2014) This Short Subject presents results from the 2013 California Women Veteran Survey, which asked respondents questions about childcare and the effects that childcare needs may have on employment and healthcare decisions. Slightly more than 50 percent of respondents with children under the age of 13 reported using at least one form of childcare. More than 30 percent of respondents with more than one child under 13 indicated that childcare needs had influenced their decision to have certain healthcare services performed, the location of the…
  • Psychosocial and Economic Health of Older American Indians and Alaskan Natives in California.

    14 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kellie Jean Hogue, Ph.D. and Tonya D. Lindsey, Ph.D. (S-14-017, July 2014) This Short Subject is a part of our Healthy Aging Series and employs California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) indicators of mental health, social environment, and economic security to better understand California's older AIANs.
 
 
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    this tasty life | san diego food blog

  • food truck lunches at my urban eats and the pierogi truck

    Mary Desjean
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Am I sick of food trucks yet? Apparently not. I visited two food trucks last week just for kicks. The first one was My Urban Eats. My love of green made me love the look of this truck right away. And I love the font they use. I kind of feel like the chicken is eyeballing me though. This is the menu. I believe they change things up every few months or so. Keeping it in season! The thing that caught my eye and convinced me to go to the truck that day were the words “Pork Belly” and “Burrito”. Say what? Just take my money already, geez.  [pork belly burrito / $9.50]…
  • italianissimo trattoria / chula vista, ca

    Mary Desjean
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been insanely hot around San Diego all weekend. Last Friday night Jake, T and I went to the cheap theater down in Chula Vista to escape the heat of his house (we went to see The Hundred Foot Journey; while not the greatest movie I’ve ever seen, I did enjoy it and it did manage to make me quite hungry). After the movie it was getting to be a little late and a quick search on Yelp showed me two possible spots for dinner. I really wanted some Italian and we ended up visiting Italianissimo Trattoria in Downtown Chula Vista. Driving in Downtown Chula Vista was like driving through…
  • genghis grill / mira mesa

    Mary Desjean
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Genghis Grill opened in Mira Mesa earlier this year. I went awhile ago with my co-workers but I wasn’t super impressed with my initial visit. Recently Laura came over so we could continue watching Downton Abbey (we’re still behind!) and grab some dinner. I suggested Genghis Grill again just to see if they had changed or there were any improvements from my last visit. Let’s see how it went! We went for dinner on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was fairly empty. A server showed us to a table and had us sit down and gave us menus to review and he went over the whole process,…
  • mini breakfast pizzas on pretzel rolls

    Mary Desjean
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Happy Friday aka Happy Pre-Weekend! I feel like I’ve been waiting all week for this day to come around. Let’s reminisce about some food I made last weekend. Specifically breakfast food. Pizza breakfast food. Mini pizza breakfast food. On pretzel rolls. Yesssss. Originally I was going to do these on English muffins but Jake and I had bought 4 soft pretzel sticks at Trader Joe’s and they were begging to be used. I had to indulge them. I really like the mini pretzel rolls because the inside is nice and soft and the outside has a really nice crust. It’s big enough for just…
  • beijing wok and grill / fountain valley, ca

    Mary Desjean
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jake suggested after we got the donuts that we could just call it a day and go home and NOT get Chinese food. I gave him the most withering look I could muster. As if! OF COURSE we need to try another Chinese place. Pfffft. It’s all in the name of research for you, my friends. My choice for this trip was a place called Beijing Wok and Grill which was a pretty quick drive from the Donuttery. Beijing Wok and Grill is nestled into a little strip mall not far from the 405. When we got out of the car I could smell Chinese food right away and it made me hungry.   This is an “order…
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    California Employment Law Report

  • Friday's Five: Five things every California employer needs to know about the newly enacted paid sick leave law

    Anthony Zaller
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    On September 10, 2014, the Governor signed into law a bill that requires a minimum of three paid sick days per year for employees. The new law applies to all employers, regardless of size. Here are five essential points employers must understand to begin the process of meeting their obligations under the new law. 1. How much paid sick time must employers provide employees? Starting on July 1, 2015, any employee who works in California for 30 or more days within a year is entitled to paid sick days. Employees accrue paid sick days at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked,…
  • Friday's Five: Five items to understand about employee personnel files under California law

    Anthony Zaller
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    1. Current and former employees have the right to inspect or copy personnel files. Under Labor Code section 1198.5 employees have the right to inspect or receive copies of personnel files and records relating to the employee’s performance or grievance concerning the employee. Employers are legally required to maintain personnel files for at least three years after the employee stops working for the employer. However, since the statute of limitations for wage and hour claims can extend back four years, many employers keep the files at least four years. 2. The terms “personnel…
  • Friday's Five: Top Five Points To Understand About Mediation

    Anthony Zaller
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Five items parties need to understand about mediation. 1. Mediation is non-binding. Mediation is a voluntary process in which litigants (or even parties prior to litigation) agree to use a private third-party to help settle the case. People sometimes confuse mediation with arbitration. Arbitration is when parties agree to use a private third-party to hear their case, much like a judge, to make decisions about the case, and eventually decide the case. Arbitration can be binding on the parties, and the arbitrator actually decides who is right and wrong as a matter of law. On the other hand, a…
  • Friday's Five: Five areas of liability facing California employers

    Anthony Zaller
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    1. Meal and rest breaks. If you did not know of this exposure already existed in California, can I recommend some reading here, here and here? 2. Exempt vs. non-exempt classification of employees. The default under California law is that every employee is entitled to overtime pay at a rate of time and a half or double of the employee’s hourly rate of pay. An employee is not entitled to overtime if the employer meets its burden in establishing that the employees qualifies under one of legally proscribed exempt positions (the positions are called exempt because the employee is exempt from…
  • Friday's Five: More than five required items that should be included in a new hire packet

    Anthony Zaller
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Here is a list of some of the required notices employers must provide to new employees in California. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with five rules or items for the Friday’s Five list, but not this time – I blew through five items (it is California after all):  Document Title Link to Document Notice to Employee (Wage Theft Prevention Act) (for non-exempt employees) Download here I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification Download here Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits pamphlet Download here State Disability Insurance Provisions pamphlet - DE…
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    The California Employment Law Blog by Mediator Steven G. Pearl

  • Castaneda v. The Ensign Group: Parent Corporation May Be Employer of Wholly Owned Subsidiary's Employees

    Steven G. Pearl
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Castaneda v. The Ensign Group, Inc. (9/15/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, plaintiff John Castaneda sued The Ensign Group, Inc. (Ensign) in a class action lawsuit alleging wage and hour violations. He alleged that Ensign was the alter ego of the Cabrillo Rehabilitation and Care Center (Cabrillo), the nursing facility where he worked. The trial court granted summary judgment for Ensign, holding that it was not Castaneda's employer as a matter of law. The Court of Appeal reversed, holding as follows: Under Martinez v. Combs (2010) 49 Cal.4th 35, Castaneda raised a triable issue of material fact as…
  • Sheet Metal Workers’ Int'l Assn., Local 104 v. Duncan: Offsite Material Fabricators Not Subject to Prevailing Wage Law

    Steven G. Pearl
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A very quick note on this case. In Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 104 v. Duncan (Russ Will Mechanical, Inc.) (8/27/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the Court of Appeal held that the prevailing wage law does not apply to an employee of a subcontractor who conducts offsite material fabrication if the work "takes place at a permanent, offsite manufacturing facility and the location and existence of that facility is determined wholly without regard to the particular public works project." Slip op. at 24. The opinion is available here. 
  • Cruise v. Kroger: In Absence of Arbitration Policy Applicable to Employee, Arbitration Would Be Conducted Pursuant to California Arbitration Act

    Steven G. Pearl
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Cruise v. Kroger Co. (8/27/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiff filed suit against her former employer for harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and related claims. The trial court denied the defendants' motion to compel arbitration, and the defendants appealed. The Court of Appeal reversed, holding as follows: The plaintiff had signed an employment application that included a broadly-worded arbitration clause, which constituted an enforceable agreement to arbitrate. Slip op. at 9-10. The plaintiff's employment-related claims all fell within the scope of that…
  • Yau v. Santa Margarita Ford: Employee States Cause of Action for Wrongful Discharge, but not IIED

    Steven G. Pearl
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Yau v. Santa Margarita Ford, Inc. (8/26/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, Eddie Yau sued his former employer, Santa Margarita Ford (SM Ford) for wrongful termination in violation of public policy (WTVPP), alleging that he was terminated after complaining about allegedly fraudulent warranty repair claims being filed. He also sued several coworkers and supervisors for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED). The trial court sustained demurrers without leave to amend and dismissed the case. The Court of Appeal reversed in part and affirmed in part, holding as follows: Yau stated a cause of…
  • Slayman v. FedEx Ground: FedEx Drivers Are Employees Under "Economic Realities" Test

    Steven G. Pearl
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., ___ F. 3d. ___ (9th Cir. 8/27/14) (discussed here) the Ninth Circuit held that FedEx drivers were employees under California law, which focuses primarily on "whether the person to whom service is rendered has the right to control the manner and means of accomplishing the result desired." In Slayman v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. 8/27/14), the Court held that the same result applies under the "economic realities" test. The Court reasoned as follows: As in Alexander, the drivers were employees under the "right…
 
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    California Newswire

  • The Pension Inspector Adds Free Multi Year Employer Filed Form 5500 and Tools to Track Plan Performance

    Valerie Gotten
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Retirement Programs, Inc., the sponsor of the Atprime Pension Inspector(TM) Suite, announces free 5 year downloads of actual Plan Sponsor Filed Form 5500 plus Yearly Plan Alerts, Plan Provision Descriptions, and Participant Classification Rosters. The employer attested (with a special ERISA audit for certain plans) Annual Form 5500 is every tax qualified Retirement Plan’s Annual Report to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor and the general public. The free Pension Inspector(TM) Member has…
  • The ideal holiday for cosplay, Envy Corner announces 2014 Top 5 Halloween Costumes as voted by Facebook fans

    Christopher Simmons
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Sexy Halloween costume retailer, Envy Corner, today announced the "top five Halloween costumes" that were voted to be the best costumes for women this year. Fans of Envy Corner's Facebook page picked the top five Halloween costumes, to create the ultimate "complete costume." Here are the "5 best costumes" for 2014, in order: Four-Piece Seductive Pirate Captain Costume: Includes a pirate hat and boots. The outfit includes a pink bolero coat with a front busk closure and gold button detail, along with a white…
  • First Driverless Vehicle Permit Issued by DMV in California

    Christopher Simmons
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first permit authorizing Audi of America to test driverless vehicles in California. Senator Padilla authored the law that required regulations governing the testing and use of driverless vehicles on public roads. The standards and regulations become effective today. “California is the global leader in autonomous technology. Today this technology takes a bold step forward. Driverless vehicles will revolutionize…
  • Mortgage Technology magazine names ReverseVision a 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award Finalist

    Christopher Simmons
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision Inc. today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2014 Lenders' Choice Award by Mortgage Technology magazine. ReverseVision is the leading provider of business solutions for the reverse industry offering such products as RV Exchange (RVX), the lending system of record for the majority of reverse mortgage lenders; and RV University, the premier online training for the reverse mortgage industry. "Being named a 2014 Lenders' Choice finalist is a validation of how ReverseVision has modeled its business on serving…
  • Chrysler Vehicle Danger from Faulty Onboard TIPM Computer

    Valerie Gotten
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A faulty integrated power module causing potentially life-endangering electrical system malfunctions in certain late-model Chrysler cars, minivans and trucks has prompted Weitz & Luxenberg to launch an investigation. Already, Weitz & Luxenberg has learned that the flawed onboard computer – known as a Totally Integrated Power Module, or TIPM – has sparked at least 240 consumer complaints to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration in Washington. The nonprofit consumer advocacy group Center for Auto…
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    Californiality

  • SERIES: "Throwback Thursday - California Style" - vacation lifestyle in the 1960's

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Throwback ThursdayCheck out this blast from the past.A vintage commercial hosted by Montgomery Wards.When I was a kid I couldn't wait for the new catalog.Filmed in the 1960's.This long commercial shows how California has always been in the forefront of new things.
  • NEWS UPDATE: Could California become its own country?

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Let the debate begin Check out this video just put out by Sovereign California.It gives a 5 point understanding of what Sub-National sovereignty.Are you for or against it?                                                                          
  • NEWS UPDATE: Governor Brown signs historical bill into law.

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Courtesy of Bloomberg"This is a big deal," Brown said at the signing ceremony in the Capitol. "It's been known about for decades that underground water has to be managed and regulated in some way."Brown signed into law yesterday a bill that now regulates underwater wells.It is the first of its kind. About 60% off California water comes from underground wells.The regulatory plan is contained in three bills. SB 1168  Tells local management to come up with a plan. AB 1739 says the state can come in and take over if they aren't doing a good job.SB 1319 is a postponement for farmers who…
  • NEWS UPDATE : California wildfires .The king fires .

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    courtesy Sacramento beeHere is a quick update on the fires going on in California from the weather channel.   Click here for more info .    
  • Space station California! - history of our Space Ports

    Marcus Ruiz Evans
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    2014 – Governor Jerry Brown signs a law that gives tax breaks to Space exploration companies in an effort to keep them in California and rebuild the aerospace industry that “shrank dramatically in the early 1990s, contributing to a crash in the state's economy from which some areas have never recovered.”2014 – NASA awards contract to California company Aerojet Rocketdyne to  develop a cheap way to launch satellites into space 2012  – Federal Space program NASA says that California has the technological sophistication to be its equal and should run its own space…
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    Downtown L.A. Law Group

  • Hit and Run Accident – Can File a Claim Against My Insurance Co.

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Every year hit and run auto accidents result in thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of fatalities. Unfortunately in many instance perpetrators of these crimes are not captures by the law enforcement authorities. Such accident can be perpetrated against other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists alike. In cases where hit and run drivers are not capture […]
  • Case Value of Xarelto Lawsuit – How Much Will Cases Settle For

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    One of the most common and important questions asked by clients is “How much is my case worth,” or “what is the value of these cases”. The value of a cases is predicated on several significant factors unique to every case. In the same way that every person is special and reacts differently to a […]
  • Statute of Limitations Xarelto Lawsuit – Deadline for Filing a Drug Injury Claim

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Individuals who have suffered harm due to the use of a dangerous products including the blood thinner medication Xarelto are entitled to compensation for from all at fault parties. However claims against defendants must be filed within a timely manner. Failure to file a claim before the deadline established by the statute of limitations will […]
  • Cadillac SRX Accident Lawsuit: GM Ignition Switch Class Action Attorney

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    June 30 2014: General Motors has announced the latest recall of millions more vehicles due to the auto manufacturers defective ignition key system resulting in the vehicle electrical system shutting down while being driven. According to official estimate GM’s ignition key system has been a contributing factor in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. […]
  • Pontiac Grand Prix Ignition Switch Lawsuit – Injury form Accidents

    Farid Yaghoubtil
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    On June 30, 2014 General Motors and the Federal Government issued yet another recall of a vehicle due to unintended ignition key rotation. One of the vehicles involved in the most recent recall is the Pontiac Gran Prix model year 2004 through to 2008. Individuals who have been involved in accident caused by ignition switch […]
 
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