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Safety in a public space

By JohnnyZ on November 12, 2013//Leave a comment

Gone are the days of magnanimous and unfettered welcome to public buildings. We know why you cannot park in front of a courthouse or government building anymore.  We know why we have to strip to get past security on the way to our next destination.   But still, when you work in a public building,…

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Just another day in Zeroland…

By JohnnyZ on October 31, 2013//Leave a comment

Johnny Z has things under control!  The librarians are ready to help but stay quiet or the ax might fall…   Other than that, things are fairly normal.  A scary cat over here, a pumpkin over there. Just another day in Zeroland…Admin Officer Cyndi is multitasking as usual… and the rest of the gang is…

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Keep guessing: chicken wire, rebar, & SPIT…

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

Today is the day!  The goal of the Secret Project Intelligence Team (S.P.I.T.) will take shape this morning.   The furniture in the library commons has been moved away…the caution tape is up….and the team is ready for action!   What can you do to support this amazing effort?  We are asking for $5, $10,…

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Chicken wire, rebar & books

By JohnnyZ on October 28, 2013//Leave a comment

The Law Library in downtown San Diego has a new project just inside its Front Street windows.  It involves coated chicken wire, rebar, and books.  It is a structure, and it is being built with YOUR contributations!   Curious?    If you haven’t been downtown and seen it for yourself, then send me your guesses…

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Stand by for a message from the emergency broadcast system

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

Walk down the halls of our outlying courthouses these days and at times you don’t meet a single soul.  The perfect tsunami of court sustainability efforts in reaction to the legislative de-funding process has decimated our county-wide legal system.  It is being washed away before your eyes.   The closure of courtrooms, layoffs of personnel,…

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Straaaaange cases…graphic warning…

By JohnnyZ on October 18, 2013//Leave a comment

It’s Friday and time for another example of Straaaaange cases!    Like most of these, this  one is sad and senseless and, well, strange. It involves an 18-year-old student named Carter Strange who was brutally beaten in an alleged attack by a teenage gang.   Eight kids ranging in age from 13 to 18 were…

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Straaaaange cases — things not do on Social Media!

By JohnnyZ on September 27, 2013//Leave a comment

  A drug dealer was jailed for three years today thanks to pictures he proudly took of himself kissing and counting his dirty money.   You really do not want to do this.   Find out more about the idiot, here.

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Straaaaange cases – exploding your windpipe not a crime

By JohnnyZ on September 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Well, no crime but STUPIDITY, that is.   Headline: A student drank so much vodka she tore her windpipe vomiting and had to spend six days in hospital.       Ms. Megan Thomason, 21, was violently ill for 24 hours after downing several “triple shots” which caused her face and neck to swell so…

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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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Dead Leader Walking: Eating that mystery meat with wallets [End of Series]

By JohnnyZ on September 03, 2013//Leave a comment

CONTINUED from legal journalist and Yankee fanatic Monica Bay‘s excellent summary of the ILTA conference keynote by Scott Klososky.   Mon sums it all up:   Effective use of “humology” in a legal practice is mindboggling — everything from new ways to attract and serve clients, do the work more efficiently and effectively, and get…

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