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Aug 04, 2004 Art? Smut? Commerce? Billboard Gets Attention

QUOTE: ...a looming image that shows a woman performing oral sex for a man. Ad for a strip club? Unh-unh. The billboard is for a movie...

New York Times
Jun 29, 2004 How Baseball Does Business: Angelos, Selig Last Men Standing in D.C.'s Way

QUOTE: ...Selig plans to decide if the Expos will be moved to Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia or one of five other areas. The decision will be the culmination of a process shrouded in secrecy and entirely consistent with Selig's highly personal management of Major League Baseball -- a style sanctioned by the sport's unique antitrust exemption.

Washington Post
Jan 12, 2004 Introducing the New Third Rail: Immigration: Rising illegal immigration spells big trouble for the U.S. But what's a politician to do?

QUOTE: ...if you can't pay your bill, the hospital can track you down and garnish your wages. But the illegal immigrant can't be tracked and doesn't pay the bill. You pay it, through your taxes. You dope.

Dec 23, 2003 When Workers Die: California Leads Proesecution of Employers in Job Deaths

QUOTE: ...small team of circuit-riding prosecutors who are crusading to transform the Wild West mores of rural California, a culture they regard as far too tolerant of death on the job.

New York Times
Nov 19, 2003 Mom vs. Mom

QUOTE: .... their fight presents a novel issue for the court, in that both women -- by nature of their unique pregnancy arrangement -- are related biologically to the children.
Oct 25, 2003 Congress Is Close to Eliminating a Privacy Law

QUOTE: ..."the door will be open to a lot of abuses when banks can share their information with thousands of corporate affiliates, even after consumers say no."

New York Times
Oct 13, 2003 I.B.M. Toxic-Chemical Suit Heads to Court

QUOTE: "This is the farthest that anyone has come to making the connection between the chemicals used in the manufacture of electronics and cancer..."

New York Times
Jun 21, 2003 City raises rampant

QUOTE: Over time, public sector jobs tend to be more lucrative than the private sector, particularly when you weigh pension and other benefits.

Los Angeles Daily News
Jun 04, 2003 Still flawed: City delays power program after activists note it favors downtown without guaranteeing Hunters Point plant closure

QUOTE: ...neighborhood representatives...deemed the program 'another instance of illegal discrimination and environmental injustice...'

San Francisco Bay Guardian (SFBG)
Apr 14, 2003 Irate Phone Customers Find an Ear

QUOTE: Two years ago, 31,345 California residents complained to the state about their phone companies. Finally, someone is listening.

Apr 09, 2003 Battle Lines Drawn Over Proposal for Mine Near Death Valley Park

QUOTE: National Park Service officials … say the open-pit mine … would impinge on bighorn sheep habitat, poison the valley's groundwater and indelibly scar a landscape sacred to the Indians.

Los Angeles Times
Mar 10, 2003 U.S. drug net snares state-backed grower

QUOTE: Californians, who legalized marijuana for sick people in a 1996 referendum, have discovered that the Bush administration has no intention of respecting their decision...they are waging a national war against medical marijuana, running roughshod over the nine states that have legalized it...

Philadelphia Inquirer
Mar 06, 2003 California's '3-Strikes' Law Upheld: Supreme Court Decides Long Prison Terms Legal

QUOTE: ...criminals guilty of murder and other violent offenses in California have served much shorter prison sentences than Ewing will under the "three-strikes" law, and that Ewing's sentence was two to three times longer than other states would have imposed in similar circumstances.

Washington Post
Mar 06, 2003 New Kidnapping Law May Snare Battered Women

QUOTE: Children's advocates are praising a new law intended to lower the risk of international parental kidnappings. However, the itemized risk factors for illegal flight are also common among battered women preparing to leave their abusers.

Women's eNews
Feb 18, 2003 A Challenge in California Over Decisions for the Coast

QUOTE: The Supreme Court will review a lawsuit by a group in Newport Beach that claims the California Coastal Commission is unconstitutional because it violates the Constitution's doctrine of separation of powers.

New York Times
Feb 05, 2003 Jurors Who Convicted Marijuana Grower Seek New Trial

QUOTE: The jurors said they had been unaware that the defendant, Ed Rosenthal, was growing marijuana for medicinal purposes, allowed since 1996 under California state law, when they convicted him on three federal counts of cultivation and conspiracy.

New York Times
Jan 31, 2003 Coalition demands reforms in family law

QUOTE: A coalition of advocacy groups and local mothers has called upon the Superior Court to institute sweeping reforms that would protect children from abusive parents.

Pasadena Star News
Jan 27, 2003 Study: Dental care access falls short

QUOTE: "California is not consistently getting kids preventive dental care that they are supposed to get under federal law, and the state has also made it impossible for many adults to get dentures and root canal work..."

Sacramento Bee
Jan 08, 2003 Alleged Racial Profile Victims Tell of Stops: Some who have been pulled over say they understand why, but most deem it unfair.

QUOTE: ...the LAPD released a study of traffic stops in the latter part of 2002... the study showed that although officers stopped drivers of different racial groups in numbers roughly proportional to their share of the population, officers were more likely to order blacks and Latinos out of their cars and to search the cars as well as the drivers.

Los Angeles Times
Dec 24, 2002 Federal Judge Rules Los Angeles Violates Clean Water Laws

QUOTE: "The City of Los Angeles can no longer treat daily sewage spills as business as usual,"...

New York Times
Dec 09, 2002 California Is at Fiscal Brink

QUOTE: With its huge economy stalled and state revenues plunging, California has descended into its worst budget crisis in a decade and is now facing an excruciating round of budget cuts and possible tax increases.

New York Times
Nov 12, 2002 California Coast, Now Online

QUOTE: The images help Coastal Commission enforcement staff identify illicit activity....The project has already prompted concern from coastal owners who don't want their backyards to be photographed.

Nov 07, 2002 Five Major Problems Facing Pro Se Litigants in Court

QUOTE: Troubling rulings, ignored complaints against judges, and negative attitudes toward pro se litigants are a few problems in Superior Courts that create blocks to justice for the general public. More avenues for public participation in court operations and citizen oversight committee's are needed to keep the courts functioning with integrity. The author notes that this modified paper was originally submitted to Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, California.

San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center
Nov 06, 2002 California's 3-Strikes Law Tested Again

QUOTE: The Supreme Court's precedents have established that a sentence can be so disproportionate to the offense as to violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

New York Times
Oct 23, 2002 Ruling Clears Way to Ease Beach Access in California

QUOTE: Four years ago, as Santa Barbara County moved to open several "dedicated" areas along its shore, it was challenged by Ann Daniel and Leonard Hill, who own a house near the beach...

New York Times
Oct 02, 2002 Mountain Bikers Up Against Calif. Conservationists: Battle Is Sign of Conflict Across the West Over Recreation Rules on Crowded Land

QUOTE: Environmentalists who say wilderness is under siege from a population boom across much of the West are demanding strict new protections for land, even at the expense of popular recreational pursuits.

Washington Post
Oct 01, 2002 California takes junk e-mailer to court

QUOTE: The state of California has filed a lawsuit against a marketing company over its use of e-mail to advertise. It's believed to be the first time a state has launched such an action.

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company)
Sep 24, 2002 Judge Concludes Energy Company Drove Up Prices

QUOTE: In the ruling, Curtis L. Wagner Jr., the chief administrative law judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, essentially validates the suspicions of California officials that El Paso, the nation's largest natural gas company, withheld natural gas from the state, thus driving up the cost of electricity...

New York Times
Sep 18, 2002 Defiant California City Hands Out Marijuana

QUOTE: Since the United States Supreme Court ruled last year that the 1996 California voter initiative legalizing medical marijuana did not provide a defense against federal prosecution, the state has become the target of Bush administration efforts to crack down on the cultivation and distribution of the drug.

New York Times
Sep 18, 2002 Bicycling: Fitness rage a result of a lack of courtesy

QUOTE: rage. Cyclists traveling eastbound and westbound often careen around the s-shaped section with arrogant abandon. Groups of runners advance around the corners en masse without considering the potential for other traffic.

Sacramento Bee
Sep 17, 2002 U.S. Will Get Power, and Pollution, From Mexico

QUOTE: The irony of exporting power when Mexicans need more — and when their electricity bills are doubling — is not lost on the populace. But support for the new plants among politicians is nearly total. Public opposition to the plants was muted by the fact that they were a done deal before the public knew anything about them.

New York Times
Sep 13, 2002 California passes broad abortion-rights legislation

QUOTE: In California, the bill updates the 1967 state law that made abortion legal, and it further expands abortion rights, including a first-of-its-kind provision allowing nurses and midwives to prescribe abortion drugs.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 10, 2002 A Driver's License Debate in Calif.

QUOTE: Proponents say that making a driver's license available to undocumented immigrants simply acknowledges reality...while making the roads safer...

Washington Post
Aug 30, 2002 Plan to Store Water Below Desert Gains: Hydrology: The MWD must now approve the $1-billion proposal, which would create one of the state's largest storage facilities

QUOTE: The proposed project has been criticized by environmentalists and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) as a danger to the aquifer and the fragile desert ecology it supports. An arcane disagreement exists among scientists about how quickly the aquifer will be recharged by mountain rainfall.

Los Angeles Times
Aug 16, 2002 In California, the Valley Tries to Rise

QUOTE: San Fernando Set for Ballot Showdown in Drive to Leave L.A.

Washington Post
Aug 04, 2002 It Shouldn't Be Good to Have It Bad

QUOTE: ...for the University of California schools...All applicants are being evaluated according to whether they have survived "hardships," with those who have done so netting extra points.

Washington Post
May 01, 2002 Let school bill die a martyr's death

QUOTE: Should the teachers unions be heard on education quality issues? Certainly, but that's the only voice guaranteed under AB 2160.

California Online (Monterey County)
Feb 03, 2002 Carted Away

QUOTE: ''Homeless people need access to the belongings that enable them to survive the harsh conditions of homelessness. Yet if they have an errand in a building, they can't take a cart inside. They have to leave it on the street. And then it gets confiscated.''

New York Times
Jan 17, 2002 Court Voids Arbitration Rule: Judge Says AT&T Policy Illegally Restricts Consumer Rights

QUOTE: ...consumer advocates oppose increasing corporate efforts to force consumers to give up their rights to sue and resolve all disputes through arbitration. They say arbitration can cost consumers thousands of dollars and limit the gathering of evidence...

Washington Post
Nov 13, 2001 'Three Strikes' Sentence Overturned: Shoplifter's 50-Years-to-Life Term Called Disproportionate

QUOTE: [a US Court of Appeals ruled that--Ed.] California acted in violation of the Constitution's ban on "cruel and unusual punishment" when it sent Leandro Andrade, a heroin addict who financed his habit through shoplifting and nonviolent burglaries, to prison with no prospect of parole until 2046.

Washington Post
Aug 10, 2001 California Justices Limit Families' Right to End Life Support

QUOTE: ...families have no right to stop life support for conscious patients who are not terminally ill, and who have not left explicit instructions allowing them to do so...

New York Times
Aug 04, 2001 Ethics Rules Applied Unevenly

QUOTE: While the Davis administration moved swiftly in recent weeks to dismiss a handful of low-level energy contractors who had apparent conflicts of interest, a group of powerful consultants to the administration has enjoyed far more lenient treatment.

San Jose Mercury News
Mar 29, 2001 Couple Indicted in Deadly Dog Mauling: Wife Faces 2nd Degree Murder Charge in Killing of Lacrosse Coach

QUOTE: A husband and wife lawyer team whose dogs mauled to death a popular lacrosse coach in a savage attack that horrified this city have been indicted for murder and manslaughter in connection with the attack.... [which] sparked national debate about the responsibilities of owners of certain breeds of dogs."

Washington Post
Jan 31, 2001 Audits Fuel Debate On Curbing California Power Shortage

QUOTE: ...audit shows that the parent company was able to take advantage of the billions it received from the utility and apply it to its other businesses as well as distribute it to stockholders.

New York Times
Dec 22, 2000 Student Failure Causes States to Retool Testing Programs

QUOTE: Rocked by two straight years of widespread failure (88 percent of the sophomores failed the math test the previous spring, in a pilot run), state education officials have concluded that the test is too hard and have absolved any class graduating before 2004, at the earliest, of having to pass it. In retrenching on that test, and on a writing exam where scores were only marginally better, Arizona, too, has company...

New York Times
Nov 19, 1999 BEYOND THE LAW: As the SEC attempts to crack down on improper accounting, a recent federal court ruling threatens future investor lawsuits

QUOTE: The chairman's ``Numbers Game'' speech in September 1998 was the opening volley in the SEC's vaunted campaign against improper and sometimes fraudulent financial reporting in corporate America. And dozens of the most prominent companies in Silicon Valley were among the agency's targets. But Levitt and the SEC would soon discover just how difficult it is to crack down on the financial abuses thriving in Silicon Valley -- and just how powerful high-tech executives have become.

San Francisco Chronicle
Nov 18, 1999 STOLEN SECRETS: Technological breakthroughs are so valuable in Silicon Valley that some company executives are willing to do almost anything to get them

QUOTE: Some of Silicon Valley's most successful companies and executives have been accused of breaching confidentiality agreements, stealing secret documents, manuals and source codes, and taking proprietary software by hiring away the engineers who created it for competitors. Relatively few cases, though, have ever made it to criminal court, because they are expensive and difficult to prove.

San Francisco Chronicle
Nov 17, 1999 DOUBLE-CROSSED: Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say they have been betrayed by venture capitalists and lawyers, the very people they asked for help

QUOTE: The power of Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists is rivaled only by the elite attorneys who represent them, the partners at megafirms that also represent virtually all of high-tech's largest corporations. Inexperienced entrepreneurs hire these firms at their peril, often discovering that the attorneys have sold them out for more profitable clients.

San Francisco Chronicle
Nov 16, 1999 Hollow Words: Federal prosecutors say white-collar crime is a priority, but they have filed only a few charges against Silicon Valley executives

QUOTE: ...the rising number of class-action suits shows that fraud is rampant in the high-tech industry....the U.S. attorney's office has done little to deter securities fraud in Silicon Valley, filing criminal charges against only a handful of high-tech executives the entire decade.

San Francisco Chronicle
Nov 15, 1999 PHANTOM RICHES: Beneath the glitter of booming Silicon Valley, executives have been accused of lying about their products and doctoring their books, leaving devastated investors in their wake

QUOTE: ...tens of thousands of investors like him have filed lawsuits accusing Dawson and other Silicon Valley executives of securities fraud, insider trading and legal and ethical misconduct.

San Francisco Chronicle

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