It’s hard to believe that this is the last newsletter that I’ll write in 2012. I’ve barely gotten used to typing the 12 and soon it will be 13 - a sure sign that I’m getting older.
It’s been a great year for CMBA. We’ve had some really terrific MCLE speakers. And we’ve got a great lineup so far for 2012. I mean, 2013 (see what I mean). In January, our own Jim Kamanski will enlighten us on ethical issues. (Yes, I know we had ethics in November, but my compliance period is coming up and I want to make sure I have enough ethics credits). And in Febru- ary, Patrick Kelley, President of the State Bar, will be our special guest. After that, we will be discussing employment issues for small businesses.
If you weren’t at The Proud Bird on December 15th, you missed a good party. The food was fantastic and the entertain- ment superb. And Mike Fate, as our Master of Ceremonies, did a great job. I didn’t win any of the prizes, but c’est la vie. Plus I was sworn in for my 4th term as President!
Happy Festivus everyone!
-Leslie M. Baker President
JANUARY, 2013 MEETING
WHO: CMBA Member, James Kamanski
WHAT: ETHICS TOPIC: How To Avoid Entanglements with
the State Bar
WHEN: THURSDAY January 17, 2013, at 6:00 pm
WHERE: Truxton’s Bistro, 8611 Truxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (In Westchester off Manchester Avenue)
HOW: much does it cost? $40 members / $50 nonmembers WHY: Good food, good conversation and MCLE credit
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING WILL BE ON A THURSDAY THIS MONTH DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT.
Leslie M. Baker
President - Elect
David M. Shaby II
Michael Burstein Monica Castagnasso Michael Fate
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at: 6:00 p.m.
Truxton’s American Bistro, 8611 Truxton Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA. 90045 310-417-8789
To RSVP, call Karena at 310-827-7171
December, 2012 Newsletter
OFFICE FOR RENT
Ron Coombs has asked the Board to tell all of our Members that a corner office with an enclosed patio, as well as a secretarial space, if needed, are available for rent at the Coombs & Coombs Law Building, 11100 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232, The office is approximately 12 feet by 16 feet in dimension.
For further information or to make an appointment to see the available space, please call Ron’s daughter, Heather Coombs Perez, at 310-254-7419.
WEIRD LAWS IN CALIFORNIA
Here’s a little knowledge combined with a touch of humor, as we review some of California’s more unusual ordinances:
Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.
You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.
A man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)
Women may not wear high heels while within the city limits.
One must obtain a permit from the city to throw hay in a cesspool.
Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal.
It is illegal to plant a garden in any public street.
Persons detonating a nuclear device within the city limits are subject to a $500 fine.
One may not use one’s own restroom if the window is open.
It is illegal to wash your car in the street.
Sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays.
No one may annoy a lizard in a city park.
Skipping rocks in a city park is not allowed.
It is against the law to hold a private Bingo game. Permanent markers may not be sold in the city limits.
Remember, as members of the State Bar of California, you are officers of the Court and should obey all laws and ordinances, so close your restroom windows, wear a jacket and pants that match, stop for all peacocks, keep your bicycle out of the swimming pool, spit only on baseball diamonds, and, by all means, do not annoy lizards when you are in a park by skipping rocks, or otherwise.
December 25, 2012 December 25, 2012
January 10, 2013
January 15, 2013 January 31, 2013
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
Christmas - Listen to Bing Crosby
Kwanzaa begins - I don’t know who you’re supposed to lis- ten to
Board of Directors Meeting at The Warehouse Restaurant (rescheduled from January 3, 2013 for those of you paying attention)
MCLE Dinner - James Kamanski on Ethics Truxton’s at 6:00 pm
Deadline for reporting MCLE (last names A - G)
CMBA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR INTEREST, INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT THIS YEAR AND WANT TO SEND EVERYONE OUR BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS, A SPECIAL HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THAT THIS MONTH’S MEETING WILL BE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, NOT ON TUESDAY.
Editor: Michael Fate