Month: July 2014

Jenny July 29, 2014

This is the largest food safety prosecution action in California history The nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco Corporation, will pay nearly $20 million dollars in a consumer protection settlement for illegally holding perishable foods, such as seafood, milk and raw meat, in unrefrigerated, unprotected storage sheds. This is the largest settlement of a food […]

Jenny July 29, 2014

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), released the following statement after President signed an executive order last week prohibiting federal contractors and agencies from discriminating against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity: “With Republicans still unwilling to bring up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act […]

Jenny July 29, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter With more and more football players suing the National Football League because of severe head injuries and the increasing awareness of the public about the tragic aftermath of such concussions, the NFL and college leagues reacted by limiting full-contact practices, which has already proven to reduce concussions. Last Monday, Governor Jerry Brown […]

Jenny July 29, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday, July 24, that protects Californians who do not water their lawns during a drought from incurring fees from homeowner associations in cities such as Anaheim. The bill, AB 2100, forbids homeowner associations from imposing additional fines on people who stop watering their lawns to […]

Jenny July 22, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter In January, Governor Jerry Brown asked Californians to reduce their water use by 20% because, for some parts of California, 2013 had been the driest year ever recorded and no relief seemed in sight. However, a recent state board survey shows that the statewide water use in the month of May has […]

Jenny July 22, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter According to the Department of Homeland Security, 57,000 Central American children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have crossed the US boarder since October. This number is twice as high as the number of the same period from the previous year and ten times as high as the number of 2009. […]

Jenny July 22, 2014

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) inspected an air cargo shipment declared as 67 live snails. Accompanying paperwork described them as Achatina Fulica for human consumption. They arrived from Lagos, Nigeria in two plastic basket packages weighing slightly more than 35 pounds in total and were destined […]