Fried Eggs on the Sidewalk Jul28

Fried Eggs on the Si...

In Arizona this past weekend – where temperatures muscled their way to 120 degrees – folks were frying eggs on the sidewalk and baking chocolate chip cookies in cars giving new meaning to the term “outdoor kitchen.” Today where I live in Woodland Hills, California, in the San...

Middle Age Crises Are Fun! Jul23

Middle Age Crises Ar...

Have you ever – to the shock and horror of everyone you know – turned your back on a job you’ve been at for many years to do something completely different with your life? Did you ever reach a point when you decided damn the torpedos and anything or anyone else, I’m...

Judge Bustamente’s Buck Up

Judge Bustamente’s Buck Up Chief Judge Butterfield’s “Courtroom Assignments” was a black and white grid-like document; it listed the courtroom assignments for the city’s 42 associate judges and 23 magistrate judges for the upcoming nine-month term in the courthouse’s numerous divisions (criminal, civil, family, probate, etcetera). Every year, for one day, it became the most scrutinized document in the legal community — surpassed in interest only by those ubiquitous NCAA Final Four brackets, which, it being March, and despite gambling’s illegal status within city limits — were literally...