During nearly every election campaign for political office, a phrase often used by voters is “follow the money.” The implication is that candidates don’t have their own opinions.
One of the first cases that I handled after entering private practice was a fee dispute between an attorney and a client; I represented the client. The attorney had represented the client in a business dispute on an hourly fee basis, a typical fee arrangement.
Here’s a bit of unsolicited advice to Congress and the president about the newest free-trade agreement in the works for America, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, because of its location, would affect California more than any other part of this country: Go slow and open up the negotiations to the news media and public.
The Port of San Diego is at the heart of the city’s vibrant maritime industry and an anchor of the regional economy. The fourth-largest port in California, it handles $6 billion worth of imports annually and supports 19,000 good-paying jobs. A diverse and growing port is an integral part of keeping Southern California competitive in the future.
The 2014 Climate Leadership Conference took place this week at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. The Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, The Climate Registry, and the U.S. EPA were among the key sponsors. It was excellent.
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