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The Container Score

By Laura Malk Dwell May-June 2018 The home that architects Clay Aurell and Josh Blumer, of AB Design Studio, devised for Bret and Dani Stone on a sloping sit...

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An Expanded Interpretation of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

By Kirk Tracy The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., recently held that “an alleged discharge of pollutants, reaching navigable waters located 1000 feet or less from the point ...

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San Diego Storm Water Update

By Jon Lycett In July 2013, I wrote about the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board’s order updating the NPDES general permit for municipal separate storm sewer systems (“MS4s”).  See Read More

Aftermath of the Montecito Mudslides – Determining Insurance Coverage and Navigating Policy Exclusions

By Cory Baker

Post-Wildfire “Perils” and Property Damage Wildfires dramatically change the landscape and ground conditions, which can lead to the increased risk of flooding even with light rains. Natural, unburned veget...

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Enforcement Program Focuses on California’s Metal Recyclers

By Sanford (Sandy) Nax

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced today that an investigation referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has resulted in the filing of 19 criminal charges against a Sun Valley scrap metal...

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Regulation of Marijuana under AUMA

By Kelli Johnson

Overview: Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), was passed into law by the California electorate in November 2016.  This article provides a basic overview of the regulation of marijuana...

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Number of SLO wells contaminated with toxic solvent grows

By David Sneed, The Tribute

The number of domestic wells in south San Luis Obispo contaminated with a toxic industrial solvent has grown to between 11 and 21 and those numbers could go even higher as a two-week-old investigation continues.
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Court holds that insurer has duty to defend in Rev 973 case

By Brian Paget

Paladin Law Group and one its clients had a victory recently: the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California held that Wilshire Insurance Company has a duty to defend its insured in a lawsuit entitled, Rev ...

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Bona Fide Prospective Tenants – An Expanded Reading of CERCLA’s Brownfields Amendments

By Bret Stone

CERCLA[1] has long been the tool of choice for federal regulators to use as a means of forcing cleanup of contaminated properties and is rightly feared by commercial property owners due to the strict, j...

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Bike Coalition Shifting into High Gear

By Nick Welsh, Santa Barbara Independent

Just as the city has launched a major new bicycle planning initiative, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition has sought to solidify its immediate future and long-term financial viability by purchasing the ...

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