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2013-09-30 23:24:32

Richard Burt helps guide legal counsel in upcoming book. SAN JOSE (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Seasoned California business attorney Richard Burt will help guide lawyers in a future edition of a widely used handbook. Burt has been selected by Continuing Education of the Bar to revise part of “Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies,” a practice guide used by California lawyers. “It’s truly an important publication to anyone practicing business law in the...

2012-12-07 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an order granting review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. Enacted in November 2008, Proposition 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian Californians to marry. With today's order, the Supreme Court will consider whether Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the United...

2012-04-16 10:21:04

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The plaintiffs in Lee Schmeer v. Los Angeles County, which include several California residents and Hilex Poly Co., LLC, today filed an appeal to overturn the Los Angeles Superior Court ruling. The case will determine whether the will of California voters who approved Proposition 26 will be upheld. The law, passed by California voters in 2010, requires that local taxes, defined as "any levy, charge or exaction of any kind," be approved by a vote...

2011-10-12 18:21:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment today added the flame retardant chemical TDCPP to its Proposition 65 list of chemicals. The following statement on the topic can be attributed to Jackson Morrill, director at the American Chemistry Council. "It is important for consumers and manufacturers to understand that today's decision to include TDCPP on the Proposition 65 list is only one part of a full assessment...

2010-01-15 15:01:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Legislature formally proclaimed Assembly Bill 390 "dead on arrival" today as lawmakers rejected an 11th hour plan to save it from demise. Opponents of the measure hail the news as a resounding victory for the people of California. "Tom Ammiano is trying to spin his committee's endorsement of the bill as a major breakthrough that will lead to a national legalization movement; yet his own colleagues in the Legislature are...

2009-11-09 15:24:37

Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats, according to biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A recent study in the Gulf of California, for example, confirmed the validity of a key concept behind marine reserves--the idea that offspring produced in a protected area can replenish the stocks of harvested species outside the reserve. "It seems really obvious, but...

2009-10-30 08:57:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing the latest convincing data on the safety of synthetic turf, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), California Environmental Protection Agency, released a report last week dated July 2009 which indicated there is a negligible human health risk from inhaling the air above synthetic turf. The OEHHA summary also stated "it is unlikely that the new generation of artificial turf is itself a source of MRSA." OEHHA...

2009-08-03 18:24:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of a key vote by the California Fish and Game Commission, the California League of Conservation Voters today assailed the so-called "Partnership for Sustainable Oceans," for its continued misinformation campaign about the Marine Life Protection Act. "This Beltway group funded by foreign fishing equipment manufacturers once again is attempting to deceive Californians about its true intent: to kill efforts to protect our...

2009-08-03 12:22:00

First-of-its-kind study has major applications in California SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The premise of California's ocean habitat protection strategy for the past decade has just been validated -- again -- by a major scientific study. A major research effort conducted over two years involving 21 scientists who surveyed 166 areas where specific fish species are caught, which was published in Science today, found that management techniques such as marine protected...

2009-05-14 09:00:00

Residents voice support for compromise proposal SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in Sacramento, the Fish and Game Commission is holding a public comment hearing on plans for a network of underwater parks, or marine protected areas (MPAs), along California's north central coast (between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena). After today's meeting, the Fish and Game Commission is expected to make a final decision on the north central coast MPA network at an adoption...