Tag: California

Spring Has Sprung

Springtime is a time of new beginnings.  Time for rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal.  Time to clean out the cobwebs in your mind (Does anyone even do spring cleaning anymore)? What better time than now to visit our new location, at our new building, with new furniture, new computers, and much, much more.  The Indio Branch is located on the first floor of the County Law Building at 82-995 Highway 111 in Indio. Our Indio Branch encompasses everything you need to fulfill your legal research needs. ...

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It’s all here for you

The other day as I was getting my law librarian groove on, a guy comes up to me and announces that never in a million years did he ever think he would ever be found in a law library.  General, public libraries?  Oh, yeah – all the time, day and night…but a law library?!  Never.  Turns out once upon a time guy was driving down the road and the road turned into a toll road (no, this wasn’t a dream sequence).  Not having any pocket change, guy proceeds to speed past the toll gates....

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Mine Today, Yours Tomorrow

Few things bother me more that when people come up to me asking about “squatter’s rights.”  I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because I own a home and the thought of coming home after a vacation and seeing someone sitting in my castle – well, that’s really annoying.  Anyway, when I first heard that term “squatter,” I didn’t really know what it was so after a little bit of researching I find that nowadays, it is referred to the more recognizable...

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Don’t Do It

Love my job, I do.  What I don’t like all that much is seeing materials walk out the library.  Well, I mean, it doesn’t just sprout legs, get up, and walk out the front door of it’s own volition – it/they need a little help.  Let me explain. The other day as I was doing my Librarian mambo, a lawyer-type person came up to me for assistance.  Seems he had a client who was being sued for fraud. Knowing that Fraud needs to be plead with “particularity,” lawyer-type...

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This Day in History- The Federal Reserve Act

Woodrow Wilson must have had the phrase “money makes the world go around” in mind when he signed the Federal Reserve Act on December 23rd, 1913. This act created the Federal Reserve with twelve private regional banks, and gave the system the ability to issue Federal Reserve notes. The implementation of this act allowed the United States dollar to go international, as well as allowed the government to regulate inflation of the dollar. Since this act was signed, the responsibilities of the Federal...

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Calling all Paralegals!

The Riverside County Law Library attracts people across the spectrum of legal research.  In the midst of it all are the Paralegals. They are responsible for a variety of tasks, and are monumental to the day-to-day success of an attorney.  Take a look at West’s Annotated California Business & Professions Code §6450, for the laws governing them.  Also, read some great information on the paralegal life, including salary information, from the Department of Labor. Besides all the fabulous...

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Water Works

Every morning on my way to work, I drive past the multitude of manicured green lawns with plants and trees that are not native to the desert climate of the Coachella Valley.  Often the sight of this lush greenness is accompanied by the sight of water sprinklers which water not only the plants, grass and trees but also the sidewalk, cement and sometimes the road. The sight angers residents of the Coachella Valley not only because it is so wasteful but that this waste goes unchecked while the state...

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The Devil’s in the Details

Have you ever walked into a room and forgot what it was you were going to do?  Maybe your mom asked you to go to the store for some butter and you bring back a bag of chips and a six-pack.  Maybe your wife “asks” you to fix the toilet and you wind up watching the final four.  Hey – it’s a brain fart; you forgot.  It’s an honest mistake.  You didn’t mean to forget – it just happened.  No blood, no foul, right? Well, sometimes not.  See, back in 2011, a...

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New California Laws for 2014

Have you ever had that sneaky suspicion that someone was out to get you?  Maybe you think you saw someone duck behind a tree when you turned around?  Maybe your crazy neighbor across the street with the tin foil hat knows something you don’t?  Well, as it turns out, there is someone out there with fingers in everything you do – your friendly neighborhood California Legislature.  Yep, the California Legislature was working hard all last year to create a new batch of laws for 2014 covering...

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