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Laurence Donoghue: A Lion Among Lawyers

Attorney Laurence Donoghue is a man on a mission. Born in New York City to a father in the Aerospace industry, he moved around the United States frequently before eventually calling California home.

After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Davis, Attorney Donoghue decided to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree at Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco, CA. While there, he was awarded the National Computers in Law Fellowship- which is only awarded nationally to one deserving student per year- for excelling in both his legal studies and computer sciences. Continue reading

Carson’s Annual Business Awards Scheduled for June 17

The City of Carson and the Carson Economic Development Commission will be hosting the 21st Annual Business Awards Breakfast on June 17 at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center.

The business awards is held each year to recognize overall outstanding businesses in the community and honor local companies that have made remarkable contributions to the city’s economic vitality.

The theme for this year’s event is “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”  and awardees include Carl’s Jr., Ducommun Incorporated, Hair Architects, IKEA, and Prime Wheel. Continue reading

2010 Battle of the High School Marching Bands Finalists

CARSON, CA (Thursday, June 3, 2010) – The Battle of the High School Marching Bands, presented by The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, named eight finalists who will compete on Saturday, Nov. 20 in the headline event, returning to Carson after a one-year hiatus.  For the first time ever, value airline JetBlue Airways has signed on to provide roundtrip travel for 10 to each of four out-of-state high schools, which will travel from Georgia, Florida and Texas to Los Angeles to battle it out ‘Southern Show Style’ at The Home Depot Center in November. Continue reading

Protecting California consumers from unfair ‘checkout’ fees

Imagine paying somebody to take your money.  To you and me, such a concept may seem unreasonable. But to a growing number of retailers making money from your debit card, this makes sense-lots of cents.

And it is happening only because of a legal loophole. Here’s what is occurring: Retailers statewide are increasingly adding on “checkout” fees when consumers use their debit cards to make purchases. Put another way, consumers are paying millions, on top of the price of the goods they’re buying, simply so the retailer will accept an electronic money transfer.

Current California law prohibits merchants from applying checkout fees to credit card purchases.  But the law is silent on debit cards, allowing merchants to bill debit-card users an additional fee set by the retailers. Continue reading

24th Annual Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival

Hear the sounds of New Orleans at the 24TH Annual Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival, Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27th at Rainbow Lagoon Park, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Throughout the weekend New Orleans and Louisiana comes alive with: Cajun, Zydeco and Blues music on two stages.  This year’s Bayou Stage features Geno Delafose, T-Broussard, Mark St. Mary, and Lisa Haley, among others.  On the blues stage, guitarist Tito Jackson, Zac Harmon, Laurie Morvan and Artwork Jamal, among others.  Known worldwide for his role in the Jackson 5, Tito also has an unyielding passion for the blues, influenced by such artists as Albert Collins and B.B. King.  Festival highlights also include a Mardi Gras Parade led by New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band; continuous dancing on a large covered dance floor at the Bayou Stage; free, quick and easy dance workshops for all ages; crawfish and watermelon eating contests; colorful French Quarter cultural arts & crafts marketplace and delicious gumbo, Crawfish etouffee, hush puppies, red beans & rice, among other Cajun & Creole delicacies.  Continue reading