Lemon Grove bans alcohol, marijuana in parks

LEMON GROVE, Calif. — Alcohol and marijuana are about to be prohibited at Lemon Grove’s eight city parks beginning in July, according to city officials.
The city council voted unanimously in May to make parks off-limits to the use of marijuana in any form and to all alcohol. While California’s new law under Prop. 64 makes recreational marijuana use legal for adults over 21, it is not legal to do so in public places.
“This will help us revitalize our parks and make them more family-friendly and more desirable to all of our residents and visitors,” Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Mendoza said. “If you see something of concern happening in our parks, be sure to call 911 or report the activity to a park ranger or sheriff’s deputy.”
The city held a “take back the parks” event at Lemon Grove Park on Friday to remind residents of the new laws and …
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State inspectors fan out in search of gas pump skimmers

Look for security seals on gas pumps – and don’t swipe your card if the seal is broken or voided. (Mass. Division of Standards photo)

The Massachusetts Division of Standards and municipal weights and measures inspectors recently completed inspections of 263 gas stations in 74 cities and towns statewide checking for skimming devices attached to gas pumps. After examining 1,525 pumps, the agency’s 2017 Skimmer Inspection Survey reported that four skimmers were discovered inside pumps at F.L. Roberts service stations in Easthampton and Amherst on May 2nd. Local police responded to both locations to remove and recover the evidence.

Inspectors also found that service stations were not uniformly using security tape to indicate the upper chamber of a gas pump hadn’t been tampered with. Of the 263 gas stations visited, 147 had no security tape affixed to their gas pumps. Further, the agency has learned and is warning service station owners that some …
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Car trouble? NJ Lemon Law may help

Student speaks on RVCC Workforce Training Center experience
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GoldfarbWe have spent (and will spend) a good amount of time looking at the workings of the United States Supreme Court and there is no doubt that its decisions affect us all in many ways. However, sometimes our day-to-day lives create legal issues that can be resolved in far simpler surroundings.Let’s revisit a topic that seemed to be of interest to many people the last time it was discussed.After a house and higher education, one of the most expensive items most of us will purchase is a new car. With even modest vehicles costing more than $20,000, and many selling for $30,000 and more, a car that has defects that reveal themselves soon after purchase is far more than a disappointment. It can be a financial disaster.READ: This term’s significant Supreme Court decisionsREAD: At …
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Anger as bid for voluntary euthanasia laws in Tasmania fails for third time

The defeat of Tasmania’s third attempt to introduce voluntary euthanasia laws has been met with anger and disappointment, with MPs labelled cowardly. MPs were allowed a conscience vote on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, with eight voting for and 16 voting against the bill.The bill would have allowed people to end their own lives in certain medical circumstances.It had been co-sponsored by Labor MP Lara Giddings and Greens leader Cassy O’Connor.Ms O’Connor said the bill had been designed around compassion and keeping the status quo was “cruel.”She lauded Franklin Liberal Nic Street for being “the first Tasmanian Liberal MP ever to vote in support of assisted dying legislation.”She was disappointed that despite polling consistently indicating 80-85 per cent public support, Tasmanian MPs voted against the reform.Ms O’Connor vowed to bring the bill back.”Because every day we delay on this issue, we abandon people who …
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Which Automakers Get Sued the Most Under U.S. Lemon Laws?

Consumer Law Experts, PC has released a study that compares breach of warranty cases filed in the United States between 2013 and 2016 against 13 popular automotive brands to see which automakers have faced the most lemon law claims in U.S. court.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2017
Nobody’s perfect. But just how many costly mistakes are automakers willing to let roll off the assembly line?
As it turns out, the likelihood that a given car manufacturer will lose a lemon law warranty case varies wildly from one company to another, according to a recent study performed by the Los Angeles law firm Consumer Law Experts, PC.
The attorneys searched electronic court filings nationwide to see which automakers had the most lemon law cases filed against them in 2013-2016. Consumer Law Experts compared the litigation results to the total U.S. sales for each manufacturer over the same time period. Out-of-court settlements were …
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Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”
– Oscar Ameringer
According to a recent Gallup report, Americans regard the clergy as the most honest and honorable of all professions. And this same survey lists the bottom three professions they deem least tolerant: Car salesman 9 percent, politicians 8 percent and lobbyists 7 percent. Can anyone believe that a car salesman is considered as honest and trustworthy as those running our governments?
“Could it be because you can now merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal? As Adlai Stevenson said, “We gather votes like box tops?” Yes, we are now indeed selling out votes to the highest bidder like used car salesmen hock their 10 year old, high mileage junkers on the late, late show. And,
“This has become the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.”
– Adlai …
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