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  • 02:02

    Petition to Separate from California

    in Politics Conservative

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    Since 1965, northern California has not had adequate representation in the state legislature. The most expeditious way to restore representation to the counties of northern California is to create a new state with those counties that want representation restored. The only viable plan to restore representation is the “Jefferson” state movement which is using the only legal method of engineering a state split through the formula required by Article IV, Section 3 of the US Constitution.i This formula necessitates a simple majority of both houses of the state legislature and Congress approve the split in order to create a state out of an existing state or states. This process has created four new states in our nation's history.


    In order for “Jefferson” to be successful, two tenets must be completed and one verified. First, counties that want to be part of the new state must give the Jefferson Committee some indication of support. Typically this is done by the Board of Supervisors affirming a Declaration and Petition to Withdraw from the State of California. This is not the only avenue open to a County. Second, the state and national legislative actions outlined above must achieve a simple majority result.


    Third, although not required by Article IV, Section 3, the Committees will illustrate the financial viability of the new State to its citizens.


    As of January 1, 2015, six counties have Declared and Petitioned to Separate from California and join the new state of “Jefferson”. Both the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and an internally generated financial model have shown that “Jefferson” is a viable entity. By the end of January 2015, four counties will have had their Declarations filed with the Secretary of State of California which could initiate the legislative phase of state separation.


     

  • 00:08

    California- Eggs in Crisis. What's the future?

    in Food

    Chef Gerald Egger from TheSoCalChef.com will be interviewing Cory Grundy. A buyer and distributor of eggs in California for decades; Mr.Grundy will explian the significaince of the law passed by voters back 2008 (Prop 2). How will it impact not only restaurants, but households. Eggs are expected to rise to nearly $5.00 a dozen. This law is now making egg producers throughout the United States of America to scramble. California is a leader in agriculture, as well as reforms. Worring many egg ranchers for their own livelyhoods.

  • 02:05
  • Southern California Political Round-Up

    in Lifestyle

    Show: Southern California Political Round-Up


    Hosted by: John Stammreich


    Co-Hosted by: Matt Kauble


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    Air Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014

  • 00:12

    California AB 60 Driver's License- Things to Consider in Determining Risk

    in Legal

              California started allowing undocumented aliens to apply for a driver’s license since the second of January. The DMV has stated that their office will not report the legal status of AB 60 applicants to federal authorities. This episode deals with background issues an undocumented applicant may have that would be complicated by applying for an AB 60 license. For example, perjury, fraud, criminal history, and immigration violations (besides a one-time illegal entry) are some of the issues that should be taken into consideration.  I do not give a definitive yes or no answer, I merely point out the risk.


              Socal Law Talk is brought to you by Oscar Acuna, of Acuna Law Office. A blogpost of this episode can be found at acunalawoffice.com. For further information, comments or questions, I can be reached at (323) 924-8560 or you can send me an e-mail at: oscar@acunalawoffice.com. Please Note: This is just general information and is not intended to serve as legal advice for your particular legal issue.

  • 00:15

    New California Law Allows Undocumented Aliens to Receive a Driver's License

    in Legal

         Starting January 02, 2015, undocumented aliens are allowed to apply for a California driver’s license. License applicants were required to show evidence of legal status since the early 1990s. In 2013, California passed Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), which ordered the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue drivers’ licenses to those unable to provide evidence of legal status. Applicats under AB 60 are required to provide evidence of identity and California residency.


         This episode will give a brief background information about AB 60, the application process for an AB 60 driver's license (which is the same as a regular application), the type of documents the DMV will accept in order to meet AB 60 requirements, the limits of an AB 60 driver's license when dealing with the federal government, and how to apply for an AB 60 driver's license.


         Socal Law Talk is brought to you by Oscar Acuna, of Acuna Law Office. A blogpost of this episode can be found at acunalawoffice.com. For further information, comments or questions, I can be reached at (323) 924-8560 or you can send me an e-mail at: oscar@acunalawoffice.com

  • 00:56
  • 00:57

    Southern California Political Round-Up

    in Lifestyle

    Show:Southern California Political Round-Up


    Topic:


    Hosted by: John Stammreich


    Co-Host: Matt Kauble


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    Air Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014 7pm

  • 01:01

    THE PRESENT & FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA MMJ ACCESS

    in News

    Collectives have been under assault almost since they first started forming shortly after they were created by SB 420 in 2004. Between police undermining them, municipalities banning them and the feds raiding them and imprisoning their operators, it is amazing that so many continue to operate.


     


    As a collective operator and founder and Board Member of Americans for Safe Access, Don Duncan is an experienced hand at both the intricacies of operating a collective and the minefield of laws, regulations and bans enacted by local and state officials. For such a mild mannered individual, Don has inspired both adulation and damnation from the marijuana community, but no one can deny the experience and expertise he has amassed from years enabling patients to have safe, reliable and local access.


     


    As our featured guest, Don will discuss some of the most vexing issues facing collectives including confusing regulations, malicious bans, outrageous taxes, frustrating initiatives, cutthroat competition and the never-ending legislative turmoil in Sacramento.


     


    In addition to all of the above, a new twist has been added as collectives are being threatened by exorbitant fines for not complying with Prop. 65 and posting signs warning customers that the product they sell is known by the state of California to cause cancer. Don has been looking into this new problem and has some intriguing findings and advice.

  • 00:04

    Quick Update for California AB 60 License Applicants on Risk of Past Fraud

    in Legal

              As I stated in the earlier episode, "Things to Consider in Determining Risk", it was risky for the undocumented in applying for an AB 60 driver’s license if they had used a false social security number or used false documents in the past. This is the general advice given to AB 60 applicants because the DMV hadn't given out any information on this issue. Or perhaps it was an issue the DMV did not anticipate ahead of time. In any case, just to be safe, attorneys and non-profits usually recommmended those who used false documents or a false social security number to wait and see.


              Attorneys have learned that applicants who used false social security numbers for past licenses or used false documents will be flagged for, and should expect, a follow up DMV investigation. Information states it will not be DMV policy to refer AB 60 applicants who have committed past perjury or fraud for prosecution only as it relates to past driver’s licenses. Applicants might be referred for prosecution if the fraud/perjury was used to commit a crime, for example, identity fraud.


              The individual AB 60 applicant must decide if a driver’s license is worth the risk of what the investigation will uncover, especially if anything else in the applicant’s background will make them a deportation priority. Remember, although the DMV will not report the applicant to federal authorities, they will still be able to access all DMV information.


     For further information, comments or questions, I can be reached at (323) 924-8560 or you can send me an e-mail at: oscar@acunalawoffice.com. Please Note: This is just general information and is not intended to serve as legal advice for your particular legal issue.

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