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Dumb Laws–Ventura County and the signs of the times

Dumb Laws–Ventura County and the signs of the times

All regulations have a purpose.  At least, they always define a purpose for the regulation, otherwise they would have no purpose at all except to annoy the public. Sign regulations in the County of Ventura have a very good purpose.  Under Article 10 section 8110-0 they give that purpose, in a very clear and purposeful […]

WHO produced “The Giver”?

WHO produced “The Giver”?

      By Michael Greer A month or so ago I started to see trailers for “The Giver” on television. I thought it was a television movie or series, and I didn’t pay much attention to it. I didn’t see any trailers for it in the theaters until I noticed that Fathom Events was […]

New mobile passport control app available

New mobile passport control app available

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S.

Case of the Month–Mechanic’s Lien and the lender’s rights

Case of the Month–Mechanic’s Lien and the lender’s rights

By Jennifer Felten  The case resulted from the total default of a borrower on a real property in Los Angeles County. At the time of the default, the property was subject to a deed of trust and a mechanic’s lien, the mechanic’s lien being in lower priority than the deed of trust. Faced with foreclosure, […]

Ransomware outbreak: A tide of online fraud schemes

Ransomware outbreak: A tide of online fraud schemes

Dumb Laws–Unequal treatment: Cats are privileged in Thousand Oaks

Dumb Laws–Unequal treatment: Cats are privileged in Thousand Oaks

Why should cats be given special treatment in Thousand Oaks and dogs dealt with…well…like dogs. Thousand Oaks adopted Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code in its entirety which outlines a full set of animal law ordinances.  For some unexplained reason Thousand Oaks exempted cats, really their owners, from having to get licenses for […]

U.S releases National Protection Framework

U.S releases National Protection Framework

*Article courtesy Israel Homeland Security

Dumb Laws—Illegal wax lips in Oxnard

Dumb Laws—Illegal wax lips in Oxnard

This is one of the odder ones we have dug up so far.  It is illegal to sell or give away anything in a wax container in Oxnard – and they mean it. Read the law: SEC. 7-138.  SALE OF CONFECTION, CANDY, LIQUID OR OTHER REFRESHMENT IN WAX CONTAINERS PROHIBITED. No person in the city […]

Photo Essay: Traveling the National Parks–-Zion, Utah

Photo Essay: Traveling the National Parks–-Zion, Utah

Local residents Harvey and Kathy Youngman recently went on a road trip up through the United States into Canada.   World travelers they said this was one trip they did not want to end.  They were especially impressed with the beauty and glory of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. From the National Parks website: http://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm Utah’s […]

Landlord failed to disclose prior tenant was suspected serial killer

Landlord failed to disclose prior tenant was suspected serial killer

By Jennifer Felten Landlord’s Failure to Disclose Prior Events at a Property may Give Tenant Grounds to Terminate their Tenancy Disclosure, or the lack thereof, in residential real estate transactions is the source of the vast majority of disputes arising from such transactions. Unlike other areas of the law where the concept of caveat emptor […]