Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Legal Help Live Show Notes - October 27, 2010

Legal Help Live offers legal suggestions each Wednesday at 4 PM. During the show the Hosts take calls from viewers with legal situations from parking tickets to personal injury. Viewers can catch the show on LA cable channel 36 or 16 in Santa Monica. Online the show can be viewed on LA36.org.

Legal Help Live Show Notes 10-27-10

If you'd like to ask the Hosts a question call 1(800)405-4222

600,000 Local Government Salaries Posted Online

By Chase Davis

-State Controller John Chiang today made good on a promise to post an online database of salary and benefits for hundreds of thousands of local government employees around the state.
So far, the database includes salary and benefit information for nearly 600,000 employees in more than 400 cities and about 40 counties statewide. The famous six-figure Bell salaries are included, although data from the city of Vernon, whose employees' big paydays are also under investigation, has not yet been collected.

-Lindsay Can't Afford Rehab; Looking for a Sponsor- $ 50,000

-State High Court Rejects Riverside's Efforts To Ease Criminal Case Backlog
Trial courts facing criminal case backlogs don't have to sideline civil and family court matters to deal with the problem, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.

-City drowning in rubbish: 10,000 TONS of waste pile up on streets of Marseilles in chilling echo of British 'winter of discontent-france

Nurse caught on CCTV turning off paralysed patient's life support machine-A paralysed patient has been left severely brain damaged after a nurse switched off his life support machine in an incident captured on CCTV. England

OAKLAHOMA-Edwin Fry, 73, of Hydro, faces charges after springing his poodle from the pound with a lawn tractor and bolt cutters. The dog, Buddy Tough, was euthanized while his owner was in jail. PIT BULL

BY ANN KELLEY Oklahoman 223
Published: October 22, 2010

HYDRO — A Hydro man sprung his poodle from the pound using a lawn tractor and bolt cutters, only to land himself behind bars with no one to rescue him. And while he was in jail, his dog was put back in the pound and euthanized

Baby killed as family jumps from Paris window after 'devil sighting'Saturday, 23 October 2010
-A baby died when a family of 12 leapt from their second floor balcony in Paris claiming they were fleeing the devil.
Eight more were injured, some seriously, in the tragedy when they jumped 20ft into a car park in Paris suburb of La Verriere.
The baffling incident occurred when a wife woke to see her husband moving about naked in the room, police said.
She began screaming 'it's the devil! it's the devil!', and the man ran into the other room where 11 others adults and children were watching television. One woman grabbed a knife and stabbed the man before others pushed him out through the front door.
When the man forced his way back in, they all began screamed in terror and leapt from the balcony screaming 'Jesus! Jesus!'
The naked man also leapt from the balcony, detectives said

NYC bedbugs scaring off NYC tourists
- NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the holiday season.
Some travelers who had arranged trips to New York say they are creeped out about staying in hotels and visiting attractions as new reports of bedbugs seem to pop up every few days. And officials in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration are concerned about the effect on the city's image and $30 billion tourism industry.
The discoveries of pests at high-profile places are often not full-blown infestations, or even in public areas. Bloomingdale's reported finding exactly one bug in the famous department store, the Empire State Building had them in the basement and Lincoln Center's were in a dressing room

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Legal Help Live Show Notes 10-13-2010

Legal Help Live offers legal suggestions each Wednesday at 4 PM. During the show the Hosts take calls from viewers with legal situations from parking tickets to personal injury. Viewers can catch the show on LA cable channel 36 or 16 in Santa Monica. Online the show can be viewed on LA36.org.

Legal Help Live Show Notes 10-13-10

If you'd like to ask the Hosts a question call 1(800)405-4222

-Station fire's lost 'window of opportunity' recounted- Why did air drops not come at 7 am but at 9am,and over 200 houses destroyed?
Ex-Forest Service chief tells congressional panel he tried to get timely help in fighting the massive blaze.

-California to Sell 24 Government Buildings for $2.3 Billion-The Associated Press reported earlier this year that the deal would end up costing the state $5.2 billion in rent over 20 years, perhaps saddling taxpayers with costs beyond whatever the state would net from the sal



-California Supreme Court upholds unpaid furloughs for state employees, but ...
Los Angeles Times (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
The California Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld last year's unpaid furloughs for more than 200000 state employees, ruling that state legislators ...

-Man driving lawn mower arrested for DUI
KENWOOD, CA -- A Kenwood man riding a lawn mower was arrested for DUI Saturday night after leaving a market, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A CHP officer stopped 55-year-old John Poshepny at about 7:50 p.m. when he left the parking lot of the Kenwood Market, located at 8910 Sonoma Highway, and drove south on Green Street, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
The mower did not have lights and was difficult to see, Sloat said.
Poshepny, who lives within two blocks of the market, told the CHP officer he occasionally uses the mower to drive to the store to get groceries, Sloat said.
Poshepny had a brown bottle in a brown paper bag, and the CHP officer smelled alcohol on his breath, Sloat said.

-Verizon Wireless to Pay Millions in Refunds
New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Verizon Wireless said on Sunday that it would pay up to $90 million in refunds to 15 million cellphone customers who were wrongly charged for data sessions or Internet use, one of the largest customer refunds by a ...
Verizon Wireless to refund $50 million to customers Los

-Schwarzenegger approves bill downgrading marijuana possession of ounce or less to an infraction
-Supporters say the change will keep marijuana-related cases from becoming court-clogging jury trials, even though the penalty will remain a fine of up to $100, with no jail time.

-The new pot gardener
Growing pot at home: What's legal?
If you have a recommendation from a doctor to use medical marijuana, it is also legal for you to grow it, in limited quantities. The trouble is figuring out how much you can grow before law enforcement comes after you. A timeline of the rules in California:
1996: Proposition 215 passes, making it legal for "seriously ill" Californians and their primary caregivers to grow marijuana for medical purposes if medical use has been recommended by a physician. No limit for how much marijuana a person with a recommendation can grow or possess is set at this time.
2004: Senate Bill 420, the Medical Marijuana Program Act, goes into effect. The bill establishes a voluntary registration of medical marijuana patients and their primary caregivers through a statewide identification card system. The bill's guidelines state that a cardholder can possess up to 8 ounces of dried marijuana or may cultivate as many as six mature or 12 immature plants. Individual counties may choose to set higher limits, but no county may set a lower limit.
2010: In People vs. Kelly, the state Supreme Court holds that patients can possess or cultivate as much as is "reasonably necessary." They cannot be convicted simply for exceeding the possession or cultivation guidelines in SB 420; however, they can be forced to defend themselves in court.

-Judge orders halt to 'don't ask, don't tell'

-What it prevents and will there be an appeal

-Band's Stunt Shuts Down 101 Freeway