Santa Barbara City Council to review Average Unit Density program

On Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2017, Santa Bar­bara City Coun­cil will con­sider  a tem­po­rary restric­tion on devel­op­ment projects pro­posed under the Aver­age Unit-Size Den­sity (AUD) Incen­tive Pro­gram. The AUD Incen­tive Pro­gram car­ries out a key imple­men­ta­tion action of the City’s 2011 Gen­eral Plan and is intended Read More …

James F. Scafide Nominated to Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens

[h4]Local Attor­ney Iden­ti­fies Elder Abuse As Top Issue[/h4] SANTA BARBARA– June 30, 2014. The Santa Bar­bara City Coun­cil nom­i­nated James F. Scafide, of Scafide Law Firm, to the Board of Direc­tors of the Cen­tral Coast Com­mis­sion for Senior Cit­i­zens. The two-year term com­mences July 1, 2014. Read More …

Supreme Court Rules Corporations Have Religious Rights

[h3]”“NARROWRULING COULD HAVE SWEEPING EFFECT[/h3]In a 5–4 deci­sion, the US Supreme Court ruled on Mon­day that requir­ing family-owned cor­po­ra­tions to pay for insur­ance cov­er­age for con­tra­cep­tion vio­lated a 1993 fed­eral law pro­tect­ing reli­gious free­dom. The rul­ing in Bur­well v. Hobby Lobby Stores, No. 13–354, Read More …

Calfiornia Supreme Court Rules Job Protections Extend To Immigrants Using False Identification

Per­ceived By Many As Vic­tory for Undoc­u­mented Work­ers In a 5–2 Deci­sion, the Califor­nia Supreme Court ruled Thurs­day that California’s legal pro­tec­tions for work­ers who suf­fer job dis­crim­i­na­tion extend to immi­grants who ille­gally use oth­ers’ Social Secu­rity num­bers to get their jobs.  See the full Read More …