The revelation that John Henry Boalt, a 19th-century San Francisco attorney, was virulently anti-Chinese has rocked the school and plunged it into the national debate over what to do when honored historical figures turn out to have unsavory pasts.
The San Diego division of the California Court of Appeal has ruled that the California Supreme Court’s stringent three-part test companies must satisfy to classify a worker as an independent contractor, rather than an employee, applies only to worker claims based on wage orders issued by the Industrial Welfare Commission and not claims based on other employment laws.
The boutique Avanti Hotel is known for its poolside, dog-friendly rooms. Yet its website uses the valuable opening page not to highlight the Palm Springs inn’s amenities, but to explain, in stark black letters on a plain white background, that the Avanti violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Judge Shereen J. Charlick, 54, was sworn-in to her judicial office on Friday, court officials announced. She was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown and fills the vacancy created when Judge Kerry Wells retired.