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On June 24, library personnel had the privilege of attending the second annual Elder Abuse Symposium at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. This enlightening symposium was organized by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services ("DPSS"), Adult Services Davison and Moderated by Mary Parks, Television personality and Senior Information Specialist with DPSS.

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Category: Legal Commentary

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In an effort to eliminate the rampant discrimination against African Americans and other people of color, President Linden B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2nd.

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What A Wonderful World

Jun 25, 2015

Category: Book Review

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The 2015 Condominium Bluebook is THE resource you want to read when you live in an HOA (or a condominium) and are be hassled by the board or nosy neighbors.

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On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation made all slaves free people, making an official end to legally sanctioned slavery. However, Texas refused to acknowledge this, and thus continued these practices. They continued two years after the proclamation, until Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, and announced that the war was over and that slavery was ended. This landing occurred on June 19th, 1865. Huge celebrations erupted, and continue to be held yearly.

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Librarians know it all

Jun 11, 2015

Category: Miscellaneous

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Sometimes it may seem like your local county law librarian is wandering aimlessly around the stacks but know that what we're doing is looking and thinking about what you need or just asked us about so that you don't have to look dazed and confused.

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With a resounding NO, representatives of the American people voted 67-32 to repeal section 215 of the Patriot Act effectively ending the bulk collection of Americans' communications records

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Freedom of speech is something that we accept as a guaranteed right in the United States. It is in the very first amendment in our Bill of Rights, and we exercise our freedom constantly, especially in newspapers and the media. We often take it for granted- but there was a time when we had to watch our tongues when talking about the government.

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The purpose of the Patriot Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2011, was to provide the federal government with the authority to forestall acts of domestic terrorism through heightened surveillance; to include physical, and all electronic means of communications in which Americans engage. The reality is that the Patriot Act is viewed as a heightened and overly broad surveillance in violation of privacy rights of all Americans. The question, then, is whether, under the Patriot Act, has government become too intrusive in the lives of Americans?

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Lexis vs. West

Apr 30, 2015

Category: Miscellaneous

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It’s no secret that in the world of legal publishing there are two big competitors, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters (Westlaw). Both have things they do really well. I’d be lost without California Forms of Pleading and Practice (thank you Lexis)! Then we have gems like The Rutter Group sets, also known as Rutter Guides (thank you West)! It really boils down to personal preference, or if you’re thorough, you use both in your research.

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Be honest. What do you remember about the Magna Carta?

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