The California State Bar is supposed to regulate the conduct of lawyers, as well as license them, but has been buffeted by years of dysfunction and conflict. Legislature has a chance to fix it this year, but a reform bill stalled.
Only half of California’s 58 counties have veterans courts. Thus, while Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties have terrific veterans’ treatment courts, no such services are available to nearly 12,000 veterans in Merced County, 8,500 veterans in Madera County and 6,500 veterans in Tuolumne County.
The discovery of gold in California 168 years ago ignited a fabled rush of gold seekers from every corner of the globe. Those who sought gold usually failed. The big money was made by those who catered to miners’ needs and desires.
As a person of faith, I believe in the power of forgiveness. As an American, I believe in giving an individual an opportunity to redeem their life. As a business leader, I see that when a person experiences a “rebirth,” it’s a great investment.
Illegal, unregulated online poker websites don’t have controls to keep out underage players. They don’t always pay players what they are owed, and if they’re on the lookout for problem gamblers, it’s only so they can exploit them.
An alligator taking a stroll through the yard of a home in Land O' Lakes, Florida, was caught on camera on Monday. The gator, first spotted lounging casually in a neighbor's driveway, got up and wandered off when Randy Spencer appeared at the scene with his camera.