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DIVIDE AND MULTIPLY IS SB 9 THE SOLUTION TO CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS

December 20, 2021|

Written by Traci Mason Baldwin

Most people can agree that California is experiencing a severe housing shortage. The point of contention is what to do about it. On the heels of defeating the recall election, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 9, the landmark law designed to combat California’s housing crisis. SB 9, aka the California Housing and More Opportunity Efficiency (HOME) Act, takes effect January 1, 2022, and has alarm bells ringing in municipalities across the state. The new law would allow qualifying single-family zoned parcels to be ministerially approved to contain two residential units (i.e., duplexes). In addition, SB …

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Liability for Letting Someone Drive Your Car

August 20, 2021|

If you let someone drive your car, would you potentially be liable should they get into an accident and cause injuries? The answer is: yes.

AUTO V. PEDESTRIAN

Blake McKenna was a pedestrian lawfully crossing the street in the San Diego area when he was struck by a car driven by Ann Rogers. Rogers’ vehicle had been hit by a car owned by Lance Beesley’s corporation, Smoothreads, Inc. and driven by Ronald Wells who had run a red light. Wells hit Rogers, who hit McKenna.

Apparently Wells was …

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Mission Beach, San Diego Surfing Incident Results in Lawsuit

August 13, 2021|

Our case today involves a surfer at Mission Beach who claimed that a City of San Diego lifeguard operating a personal watercraft, both inside the surf line, caused him to fall and hit his head on the beach. Sadly, the surfer broke his neck, lives with a feeding tube and uses a wheelchair fulltime.

SURFER CLAIMS LIFEGUARD CAUSED HIM TO CRASH ON BEACH

Ashley Marino, a San Diego lifeguard, was operating a personal watercraft in two feet of water separating swimmers and surfers into their respective zones in the water. At …

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