The NCAA Basketball Tournament begins next week and with it comes underdogs upsetting higher seeds, office betting pools, and all the hoopla, excitement, and disappointment that March Madness entails. You could also win $1 billion if you come up with the perfect March Madness bracket (which truly is madness), but more on that a bit later.
Now, the Jurewitz Law Group wants to point out that office betting pools conducted during March Madness are not strictly legal in most jurisdictions in the United States, except for in Montana, for some odd reason. You could move to Montana, which is a lovely state by all accounts, but the chances of the FBI pounding on your door for your March Madness office pool is about as likely as a meteor strike ending the world tomorrow: sure, it could happen, but it is highly unlikely.
Anyway, to gear up for March Madness, we have decided to share some NCAA Basketball Tournament facts that you may or may not know: Read the rest »
With the approaching Spring Vernal Equinox arriving on March 20 at 12:57 p.m. (give or take), a San Diegan’s attention will turn to spring festivals and love — not necessarily in that order, but we have it on good authority that the two are running neck-and-neck.
Here are some Spring Festivals in San Diego and the San Diego area that you may want to check out. You are on your own with the love part:
Spring Busker Festival
Imagine every street performer you have ever seen in your travels then put them into Seaport Village for two days on March 29-30 and you will get an idea of what the Spring Busker Festival is all about. The purveyors of the festival promise unique performers, such as jugglers, acrobats, and sword swallowers. We advise that you avoid this area that weekend if you have a healthy fear of mimes and chainsaw- or bowling ball-wielding jugglers. Read the rest »
It’s that time of year again when love is in the air, spring is coming and you had better not forget that Valentine’s Day is on February 14.
What better way to celebrate this day of cards, romantic dinners, and hastily bought gifts at the local 24-hour convenience store than to offer you a brief history of Valentine’s Day?
The origins of Valentine’s Day are murky, but some experts say its origins can be traced to the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which was held from Feb. 13 to 15. Of course, that feast bore little resemblance to today’s observation, unless you count naked men sacrificing goats and dogs and hitting women with the aforementioned animals’ hides as part of your annual Valentine’s Day tradition.
In a previous blog, we touched on how much guacamole will be consumed nationwide during the Super Bowl (that would be 8 million pounds). Chances are, when you dip a chip into the green gold this upcoming Super Bowl Sunday, you can thank San Diego County for making it possible.
According to the California Avocado Commission, California grows about 90 percent of the nation’s avocados and San Diego County grows 40 percent of California’s avocados. San Diego County grows so many avocados that it has been officially dubbed the Avocado Capital of the United States.
San Diego is famous for its beaches, major attractions, and temperate summer climate. It’s a go-to vacation spot that hosts some 32 million visitors a year. Many of those tourists flock to San Diego in the summer when the beaches are sunny and the water is (somewhat) warm.
But once the summer crowds have left, and fall and winter settles in, what is there to do in San Diego? Glad you asked. The Jurewitz Law Group suggests that you check out five free things you can do in San Diego this winter. Read the rest »
In June 2012, Apple announced that it was no longer going to use Google Maps as their default mapping system. Since the iPhone is in direct competition with Google’s Android Platform, Apple decided to get rid of the Google Map App on iPhones. Apple then began to use data from TomTom in the U.S. and others internationally to create their own mapping system.
So what is the problem? Apple’s new mapping system is a complete international bust and is nowhere close to Google’s mapping power. Missing cities, poor visual quality, and inaccurate mapping has been a major problem for Apple users. Read the rest »
Personal injury trials are expensive‚ lengthy‚ and require a tremendous amount of resources from lawyers to the court to jurors. Finally‚ California may be on the verge of adopting another useful tool in the system to speed through certain cases to trial.
The legislature has enacted the Expedited Jury Trials Act‚ AB 2284‚ which provides several improvements that‚ for the right case‚ will speed up the trial process by allowing for:
- An eight person or smaller jury where six jurors need to agree on each element of the verdict
- A three-hour time limit for both sides to present their case cases
- A “high-low” damage agreement that sets a “floor” and a “ceiling” for the damages that a jury can award Read the rest »