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FIX ME, pleeeeeease!

By JohnnyZ on January 21, 2014//Leave a comment

There is a new app out there that JohnnyZ wants to have! Techcrunch says: Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it.  Now there is a new app called Fixed that will do it for you. Here’s how it works: You give the…

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On Tap! Why is everyone having more fun on social media?

By JohnnyZ on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

A fascinating story in the New York Times reports that while it s generally thought that bad news is more popular in traditional media, “if it bleeds, it leads,” the opposite is the case in social media:  more social media reports involve the excitement people want to share about good news, wonderful discoveries, or advances…

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Straaaange cases – let’s put prisoners to work, in fire stations!

By JohnnyZ on March 29, 2013//Leave a comment

According to an Associated Press story, officials in Georgia are considering saving money by putting prisoners in fire stations. According to the story, the inmates would respond to all emergencies, including residential fires, alongside “traditional” firefighters. I guess “traditional” in this sense means men and women who haven’t been convicted of a felony. The story…

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the strange report: vanity plate yanked by DMV – do you agree?

By JohnnyZ on January 03, 2014//Leave a comment

A vanity “NOT SEE” license plate — with the separate image of a swastika above it — caused a San Diego Unified School District bus driver to be suspended and the license plates to be yanked by the DMV.   The California Department of Motor Vehicles canceled the “NOT SEE” license plates — which, when…

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Straaaaange cases: A Bay of Actual Pigs

By JohnnyZ on September 13, 2013//Leave a comment

OK, so this is not a legal case, but it is strange, so it sort of qualifies for inclusion in our series. Yes, there is a bay where pigs rule the beach.   Major Cay, or “Pig Beach” as it’s locally known, is an uninhabited island except for about 20 pigs that lounge around the…

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FutureSHOCK Legal Help for the Public

By JohnnyZ on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

The FutureSHOCK Summit Meeting was a rousing success and I gotta say:  our legal assistance community is awesome! The takeaways from this first meeting for me: meeting everyone — some for the first time — made us a much stronger and more dynamic group; and the synergy and excitement of future collaboration was palpable and…

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Making the Cut — Measuring Up in Sports, Career & Family

By JohnnyZ on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

Life management skills for athletes is rarely thought of ahead of time.  Now is the time to think about how to plan for the future.   If an athlete is lucky enough to find success in high school —  at the college level — and then go on to become a pro — what life…

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On Tap! Witkin Award History on Display

By admin on March 01, 2013//Leave a comment

If you were at the Witkin Awards this year you had quite a treat:  a tribute to legends of the bar, as well as an awesome outpouring of love and feeling for the late Hugh Friedman, the courageous Bob Trentacosta, the legendary Bob Steiner, and the unbelievably gracious and generous Matt Hervey. The display cases…

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The Most Mysterious Manuscript In The World

By admin on February 13, 2013//Leave a comment

We have some pretty neat stuff in our archives — like a Papal Bull (is that where we get the word “bulletin”?) from 1069 and other neat stuff. But nothing beats a medieval codex called the Voynich Manuscript for sheer strangeness. For over a hundred years people have tried to break the code of this…

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It’s Invisible!

By admin on February 13, 2013//Leave a comment

I read one time that many small businesses fail because as the business grows, the entrepreneur spends less and less time creating and more and more time on the mundane tasks of running a business. Big mistake. What makes that person valuable is her ideas! As the little prince always said, “What is essential is…

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