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UPDATE ON THE KINGS’ DOWNTOWN ARENA: WHAT DID THE COURT OF APPEAL DECIDE?

    California’s Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling, denying the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) challenge to the City of Sacramento’s decision to approve a new downtown arena for the Kings.   What did the … Continue reading

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NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS IN 2015

    Even though we’re well into the new year, you may not have noticed some of the new laws that take effect in California this year.  Here’s just a few that might affect you:   Plastic bag ban:  Some … Continue reading

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THE KINGS’ NEW DOWNTOWN ARENA: WHAT IS THE LAWSUIT ABOUT?

  The City of Sacramento has spent millions defending itself against lawsuits related to the downtown arena project.  Earlier this week the court of appeals heard arguments in the final one, quizzing both sides about the environmental impact of the … Continue reading

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RECENT CASE: REAL PROPERTY EASEMENTS AND LICENSES

A recent California case entitled Richardson v. Franc shows what a court might do when property owners don’t agree about what can be done on an easement. In 1989, Mr. and Ms. P built their dream home on property hidden … Continue reading

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WHEN SHOULD I CALL A LAWYER?

  WHEN SHOULD I CALL A LAWYER?   When do I need a lawyer?   It’s not that hard to tell when you should call your doctor, or a plumber, or 911.  But how does the average person know when … Continue reading

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NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: FOUR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS TO PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED AND THE INEVITABLE

  NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: FOUR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS TO PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED AND THE INEVITABLE   September is “National Preparedness Month,” and we’re seeing advice on having a plan in place in case of natural or man-made disasters, and … Continue reading

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS FROM FIGHTING OVER YOUR STUFF: 5 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS FROM FIGHTING OVER YOUR STUFF: 5 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW   We’ve all heard stories about ugly fights between siblings over who gets what after mom or dad died.  We may even have been … Continue reading

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YOU’VE BEEN APPOINTED EXECUTOR: NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?

  You’ve been appointed executor: now what do you do? A loved one—relative or friend—has died with a will naming you as the executor. Or there is no will and the court has appointed you to be the “administrator” of … Continue reading

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT A “LIVING TRUST”

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT A “LIVING TRUST”   It seems everyone has heard that a “living trust”—or more properly a “revocable living trust”—is a good way to “avoid probate” after you die.  But fewer people know what that … Continue reading

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Investor Alert: Private Placement and “Alternative Investment” Fraud Abounds

As conservative and retired investors continue to seek income producing investments in this low interest rate environment, various Wealth Management and Financial Planning firms have ramped up marketing and sales of complex, commission rich and risky “Alternative Investments.”  Securities regulators, such as FINRA, have … Continue reading

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