Category: CA News

Small Business Victory in California Supreme Court Decision

Sacramento, CA., April 16, 2012 — In a victory for employers, the California Supreme Court clarified a number of issues relating to an employer’s obligations under California Labor Code § 512(a), which states that employers must “provide” meal and rest periods to employees. The court held that an employer must relieve an employee of all

EL MONTE COUNCIL MEMBERS SUSPEND CAR ALLOWANCES

El Monte, Calif. – In an effort to promote fiscal discipline, the El Monte City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to suspend their own car allowances beginning at the start of the next fiscal year. Effective July 1, Council members will no longer receive a $350 monthly car allowance. Besides the Mayor and the City Council, the

NEW LEGISLATION TO PREVENT DECEPTIVE HEALTH CARE MARKETING TO CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS

Los Angeles – Today, Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance)  unveiled SB 1313, legislation designed to help consumers from California’s increasingly diverse communities take full advantage of new health care programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the far-reaching federal reform law celebrating its two-year anniversary this week. The proposed legislation would put in place new consumer

The Enterprise Green Grant Program Expands To 22 More LA Areas

LOS ANGELES – Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) is now able to provide its one of a kind energy retrofit program to eligible low-income single family homeowners in more than 22 communities within unincorporated areas of the First District. Supported with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina’s First District

Man Arrested for Having Fake Viagra Pills

On Wednesday, a former law enforcement officer, seventy-one year old Kil Jun Lee from South Korea was arrested.  His arrest came just days after custom officers at the Los Angeles International Airport found his gold bag and luggage stuffed with fake erectile dysfunction pills.  He had returned on February 25th from a trip to South Korea.  In his golf bag and luggage they

$585,000 of Cocaine Discovered in Container Panels at LA/Long Beach Seaport

LOS ANGELES—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to narcotics enforcement operations at Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex discovered and seized 64 pounds of cocaine concealed in the panels of an empty refrigerated container. The estimated street value of the confiscated cocaine is $585,000. On March 1, at approximately 10 am during a routine enforcement operation CBP