Category: Business, law, current affairs

Business, law, current affairs

Good Works: Help for SF Tenants Facing Eviction

By Kevin Woo California Lawyer | March 2015 THE VOLUNTEERS Attorneys can work pro bono with the Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) at the Bar Association of San Francisco to provide limited scope representation to tenants in eviction disputes. (The center also welcomes other volunteers fluent in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin.) Training and on-site supervision …

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Good Works: AIDS Legal Services Project

  By Kevin Woo  California Lawyer  February 2015 THE VOLUNTEERS: The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s AIDS Legal Services Project (ALSP) is seeking pro bono lawyers and others to help represent people living with HIV or AIDS. Paralegals and law students, especially those who speak Spanish, also are needed to interview potential clients, do research, …

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Good Works: Helping Minors in Immigration Court

By Kevin Woo | California Lawyer January 2015 THE VOLUNTEERS: Attorneys with Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco are donating 500 pro bono hours this year. THE CLIENTS: Unaccompanied minors, some as young as ten, among the thousands who arrive in Northern California from Central America and Mexico, seeking refuge in the United States. …

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Golden Tickets

By Kevin Woo, Facility Manager, December 2014 Chris Aurilio is a funny guy. His workday centers on comedy, development of the next generation of comics, and teaching people the art of on-stage comedic performance. Aurilio is the general manager of an improv club called The PIT in New York City. But along with nurturing up-and-coming …

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Confusing Smoking Exemptions Persist

Richard H. Lee, a partner and litigator at Salisian Lee in Los Angeles, is a smoker. That doesn’t always go over well – even though he smokes only about a pack of cigarettes a week, along with an occasional cigar. So he’s always mindful of whom he invites along when he pops into a cigar …

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Make Customers Your R&D Experts

These entrepreneurs went straight to the source for feedback on product development By Kevin Woo  Entrepreneur | May 18, 2010 Steve Woodward–a retired newspaper veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist –started Nozzl Media with one goal: to save news organizations by providing software for creating real-time news streams. In Nozzl’s early days, Woodward and a small team …

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How to Spot Trouble on the Horizon

Making nimble changes now could avert disaster and save your company By Kevin Woo  Entrepreneur | March 4, 2010 There was a time when starting a business required foresight, a business plan and some capital. Today, an entrepreneur can sketch an idea on the back of a napkin in the morning and have the business …

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Don’t Let Angel Investors Bedevil You

They can be an invaluable resource – if you handle them right. By Kevin Woo  Forbes | July 28, 2009 In 2003, three Brown University undergraduates, Eric Shashoua, Ben Rubin and Jason Donahue, sat in a school cafeteria and mused about their grogginess after an all-night study session. They knew that the stress of exams …

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Home Wreckers

By Kevin Woo  California Lawyer | July 2011 Jered and Sandra Crump never imagined they would be swept up in California’s financial storm. But in August 2008 Jered, a maintenance worker at Fresno City College, and Sandra, who is disabled, faced foreclosure on their modest Clovis home. Jered had been forced to take a pay …

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Occupation’s Hazard

  Marijuana in the workplace By Kevin Woo  California Lawyer | April 2011 When Gary Ross took a job as a systems administrator in Sacramento, he didn’t think he’d have to choose between gainful employment and his health. But a conflict quickly presented itself after RagingWire Telecommunications asked him to take a drug test during …

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Failure as a Badge of Honor

By Kevin Woo One + | February 8, 2011 Thousands of would be actors traveled to Hollywood in the early 20th century seeking fame and fortune in the movie industry. They dreamed of becoming rich, famous and adored by fans around the world. A few became so recognizable they could be identified by first name …

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I Took Over The Company From The Crooks

By Todd Wille (ghosted by Kevin Woo) | Forbes The FBI was waiting the day I returned to Unify Corp. It was Aug. 21, 2000. I had previously worked at the Sacramento, Calif.-based application development, database and migration products company for four years, between 1995 and 1998. Steve Whiteman, then a Unify board member and …