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Kelly Slater Wins Oakley Wave of the Winter Powered by Surfline

11-time World Champ also claims CLIF Bar Overall Performance Award for stellar Pipe season

(HUNTINGTON BEACH GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Kelly Slater 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater's no-handed Pipeline bomb earned top honor as the Wave of the Winter for the 2013-14 North Shore season.

After much scrutiny of a host of top rides, the expert judging panel of Gerry Lopez, Pancho Sullivan and Ross Williams declared Slater the winner based on wave size, degree of difficulty of maneuvers, style, and an overall "heaviness" factor.

Read Full Article (Mar-20-2014 17:28)

A Cat Story With a Happy Ending

The moral is do not just throw an unwanted cat or dog out to fend for themselves. There are shelters for unwanted animals in most cities.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Cat named Gubi First a little background before telling this nice story about a lost cat. We have two three-year old feral indoor cats, one a male named Noche -- because he's black -- and Amber a small tortortoiseshell female.

Both are now socialized. Both have been neutered. When cats are neutered, the tip of their right ear is clipped.

Read Full Article (Mar-20-2014 16:11)

California Bans Retail Sale of Super-Toxic Rat Poisons

The order from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation targets products sold to the general public in retail outlets and limits super-toxic rodenticide use beyond 50 feet of manmade structures.

(SACRAMENTO) - San Joaquin kit fox California has approved a statewide ban on direct-to-consumer sale of some of the most dangerous rat poisons but loopholes still leave many wildlife species at risk.

The ban approved Tuesday, which will go into effect July 1, prohibits the sale of certain products by d-CON, the only second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide sold directly to the general public.

Read Full Article (Mar-17-2014 10:55)

Christie, Parker & Hale Client Vederi Wins Appeal Against Google

The original lawsuit filed by Vederi alleges that Google’s Street View infringes four of Vederi’s patents issued between 2007 and 2009.

(GLENDALE, CA) - David Dillard Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP (, a leading Southern California intellectual property law firm, today announced that its client, Vederi, LLC, won an appeal against Google, Inc. in a patent infringement case involving Google's Street View service.

Because the district court erred in its claim construction, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a summary judgment of non-infringement and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings.

Read Full Article (Mar-12-2014 17:34)

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces 2 Arrests and Seizure of 400 Firearms

The arrests and seizures are the result of a investigation conducted by the California Attorney General’s Office that began in early 2014.

(LOS ANGELES) - Weapons seized in California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the seizure of over 400 firearms and the arrest of two individuals who allegedly trafficked illegal firearms.

“California has laws that regulate the sales and purchase of firearms. These individuals broke the law by illegaly selling firearms for personal profit,” Attorney General Harris said.

Read Full Article (Feb-22-2014 10:47)

Eliminating Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts

While arbitration may be a faster, cheaper way to resolve a dispute, they are generally unfair to consumers because it eliminates the right to appeal and access to discovery, and arbitration clauses often prohibit class actions.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - arbitration Over the years, arbitration has become a take-it-or-leave contract provision in many consumer contracts.

And available evidence suggests that the arbitration playing field has tilted against consumers.

Read Full Article (Feb-20-2014 11:25)

Every State May Feel the Effects of Historic California Drought

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a drought State of Emergency in January.

(STATE COLLEGE, PA - California drought report the historic California drought is far-reaching not only impacting the Golden State but also the rest of the United States.

In the last 500 years, there have been only three years as dry as the current one, B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley, said.

Read Full Article (Feb-16-2014 17:28)

Choosing Not to Circumcise - Last Frontier of Jewish Inclusion?

How can synagogues make their members — and prospective members — feel more welcome?

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Parents washed their son's feet (Brit Rechitzah) as a symbolic sign of Jewish covenant and welcoming, rather than circumcising him. Some synagogues send a message of inclusion, stating on their websites that they welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews, Jews of color, disabled Jews and interfaith families.

But there’s one Jewish minority that’s rarely, if ever, mentioned: the growing number of Jewish parents who choose not to circumcise their newborn sons.

Read Full Article (Feb-09-2014 17:27)

Dr. David Allen Becomes Medical Board Target (Part 2)

In his own closing arguments, Dr. Allen claimed that if the medical board could spell out clearly what the standard of care was, he would obviously comply with that law.

(SACRAMENTO) - Court case of David Allen, sketch by Ron Mullins The medical board hearing for Dr. David Allen continued these past two weeks. The State Medical Board of California put on its case. Representing the State was Deputy Attorney General Jannsen Tan.

Dr. David Allen represented himself, only after Attorney Lance Stenhouse was denied a motion by Judge Dian Vorters for a continuance.

Read Full Article (Jan-23-2014 21:44)

California Radiation Levels Set New Record High

As many will tell you, this new reading is still below U.S. standards what would require any sort of warning or evasive action but it backs up what I have been saying that there is a slow but upward trend.

(EUREKA) - California radiation levels spike The Official Environmental Protection Agency in Eureka has recorded another record high beta radiation reading for Eureka on Tuesday. The previous record high reading was recorded on January 3rd. of 2014 and was 190 Counts Per Minute or CPM. Tuesday's high was 228 Counts Per Minute.

As many will tell you, this new reading is still below U.S. standards what would require any sort of warning or evasive action but it backs up what I have been saying that there is a slow but upward trend.

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