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|2019-07-23Jul 23, 2019
General Services staff outlined California Code’s criteria for scoring proposals, made recommendation
On Tuesday, July 23rd, General Services staff presented information on a preliminary step of the Chanate surplus sale process to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. After outlining the Surplus Act criteria used to judge the proposals.
|2019-07-13Jul 13, 2019
Once again, Donald Trump has declared his intention to start raids against our immigrant communities. (“ICE”) has formulated a plan to find and deport thousands of immigrants, and announced that it will be implemented starting this weekend. I’ve written the detailed description below as a guide for immigrants as to their legal rights and remedies when confronted byICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
|2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019
It happens to most of us at some point. You’re on your way to work, stressed because you hit ‘off’ instead of ‘snooze’ on your alarm, or you’re in a hurry to get home before the babysitter’s parents come to pick her up. Suddenly you hear a siren scream and lights flash in your rear-view mirror, causing your heart to sink. Attorney Amy Chapman offers some advice on how to stay out of trouble during a routine stop.
|2019-06-18Jun 18, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA - Today, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, together with seven other counties and cities, announced that they and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties’ North Bay Fires claims. The mediator’s proposal is exclusive of and does not affect the claims of any residents, individuals, or businesses.
|2019-05-26May 26, 2019
Our Sonoma County roads do seem to be getting a little more crowded and dangerous. For example, look at the busy intersection near Stony Point Road and Highway 12, where at least three hit-and-runs have occurred over the last 6-8 months. It does not shock me that some drivers are inattentive. I see it all the time in my personal injury practice. Certainly, my readers also see it all the time on our local roads. Texting while driving. Zipping in and out of lanes of traffic, without signaling. The list goes on and on. Our roads have become a type of battlefield. The laws of physics are unforgiving and unwavering. Newton’s laws of motion do not discriminate. I can only speculate why a driver would flee the scene. Perhaps they were already breaking the law (under the influence of drugs or alcohol). Perhaps they do not even own the car and are scared of the consequences. Perhaps they have no sense of morals or conscious. Perhaps they have no automobile insurance.
|2019-03-23Mar 23, 2019
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by winter storms and flooding in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
|2019-03-23Mar 23, 2019
I am going through a nasty divorce so I hired a family law attorney last month. The initial retainer was $3500, which I paid. I just received the first itemized bill, and all of the $3500 is spent (and now the attorney wants another $5000)! When I reviewed the itemized bill, it looks like the attorney is charging me outrageous amounts, like $100 an hour for a secretary to organize and set-up my file, $150 an hour for the paralegal to review the file, and of course the whopping $400 an hour every time the attorney touches the file. Are there any rules or guidelines regarding how attorneys can bill?
|2019-01-30Jan 30, 2019
You may think it is self-evident that an immigrant who marries a U.S. citizen can get their green card (permanent residence) and stay in this country. Most Americans I meet assume this is the case. The truth is quite different. The anti-Mexican bias in our immigration laws is one of the government’s best-kept secrets.
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