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California Family Law Firm Discusses the Myths, the Truth and Some Tips About Paying Child Support in California

Whittier, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2008

California family law firm Schuster Family Law discusses the myths, the truths and the tips about paying child support in California.

The Myths — “When it comes to paying child support, there is seldom agreement,” said Dennis Schuster, founder of Schuster Family Law. “Mothers and fathers will either claim they cannot pay the support ordered by the court or that they cannot live on the support ordered by the court. Paying child support is never an easy aspect of divorce proceedings.”

According to Schuster, this is because people hear so many different stories regarding child support. On one hand, there are the stories how one person paid little or nothing toward child support; on the other hand, there are also stories how another person got a large amount of money for child support.

The Truth — The truth of the matter, says Schuster, is that child support is regulated by a complex formula established by the State of California.

“Support is usually based upon all gross income (including overtime and bonuses) for the past 12 months of both parties, number of children, percentage of time each child is with parent,” said Schuster.

He explained that the court will allow certain hardship deductions, such as an unusual medical expenses; however, the court ordinarily doesn’t take into account a person’s monthly living expenses.

Schuster notes that when it comes to paying child support, there is often not a lot of room for negotiation, so the parties must accept whatever the judge orders.

Some Tips

–Most important, the person who pays must pay.

—If the payer doesn’t pay, the amount owed will accrue 10% interest per year.

—Child support cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.

–With the exception of money owed to a County Department of Child Support Services for AFDC, there is no statute of limitations on child support.

–To protect yourself, insist on a wage assignment order attaching your wages. It’s proof you paid.

–When obtaining a child support order, it’s important the amount for each child be clearly indicated, so this amount will be automatically reduced once the child becomes an adult.

About Schuster Family Law

Schuster Family Law is a California family law firm that handles divorce and adoption cases. Schuster is also developing a unique niche in representing parents whose children need special education. For more information, visit: http://www.schusterfamilylaw.com

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ChooseDirect Donates a Portion of Sales from ChooseHotTubsDirect.com to Help Runaway Teens through Project Christmas CAROL at the Covenant House California in Oakland


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 25, 2009

ChooseDirect loves giving, especially around the holidays. So when CEO Steve Barbarich heard about the Covenant House California’s Project Christmas CAROL (Care About Remembering Overlooked Lives), he decided to donate a portion of sales from his company’s e-commerce site, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com, to bring aid to runaway teens and young adults who would otherwise obtain nothing this Christmas.

“I see homeless people on the streets of San Francisco every day, but it’s impossible to help them all” says Barbarich. “Giving to the Covenant House in Oakland is one way to get teens and young adults out of cardboard shelters, into warm beds and perhaps even receive a little joy this Christmas.”

One of Barbarich’s e-commerce sites, Choose Hot Tubs Direct.com, is no stranger to donating to worthy causes. For example, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com raised money for Hurricane Ike victims last October. In October of this year, he chose breast cancer as his charity, realizing California has some of the highest breast cancer rates in the nation. For the holiday season, he wanted to make life a little happier for homeless teens.

For the month of December, until today, Barbarich has allocated funds from Island Escape Spas sales to donate to the Covenant House California. In partnering with the center, Barbarich hopes to raise awareness about homelessness and the rise in runaway rates in the San Francisco metropolitan area, where his company, ChooseDirect, is based.

Though the Covenant House’s services are mostly for people 18-24, its policy is to accept every child who shows up at its doors. Since 1988, it has helped more than 145,000 homeless youth get off the streets and escape the physical and psychological abuse that either brought them there or plagues them as homeless people. The society’s mission is to “protect and safeguard all children of the street” with “absolute respect and unconditional love.” It offers street outreach and residential and supportive services. In addition, the organization has a hot line for teens in trouble, 1-800-999-9999 and a website, Nineline.org. The Covenant House California helps runaways and homeless young adults deal with suicidal ideations, drug and alcohol abuse, basic needs and anything else imaginable that these people face and from which they escape.

Giving to the Covenant House California is simple. Not only does it love in kind gifts such as food, personal hygiene products, business attire for job interviews and employment and footwear, among other items, but it also tremendously appreciates monetary donations. You can contribute securely on the Web, by phone at 1-866-268-3686 (1-866-COV-DOVE), or by mail by downloading a donation form and sending it to Covenant House California, Attn.: Development Department, 1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027.

San Francisco is often considered the homelessness capital of the world because of its mild climate and social programs providing cash benefits to the homeless. An estimated 7,000-10,000 people remain homeless in San Francisco, and the city spends approximately $ 200 million a year on programs aimed at helping the situation(1). According to the National Runaway Switchboard, California alone has 16,909 runaway children, teens and young adults. Truly a problem plaguing the Bay area, ChooseDirect has decided to take steps this year to combat the crisis by donating to the Covenant House California’s Project Christmas CAROL.

About ChooseHotTubsDirect.com:

The ChooseDirect factory direct model allows this new & unique company to bring the world high quality products at factory direct pricing. Since this e-commerce online retailer is involved with the product all the way down to the factory level, it cuts out many middlemen from the process and is able to offer better prices than the competitors. ChooseHotTubsDirect.com prides itself in having a large selection of hot tubs, portable spa & swim spas products, and with advanced factory coordination, they provide customers with a highly customized premium quality product. For more information about ChooseDirect, ChooseHotTubsDirect.com & for charity effort updates, please visit the ChooseHotTubsDirect.com Charity page.

1. “Homelessness in the United States.” Wikipedia. 20 December 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_the_United_States#San_Francisco. 23 December 2009.

CONTACT:

Diana Slampyak, Director of Community Outreach

diana(at)choosedirect(dot)com

ChooseDirect

767 Bryant St., Suite 201

San Francisco, CA 94107

415-618-0681

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SRIS Law Group Open Law Offices in New York City, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina & Orange County, California


Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 11, 2010

SRIS Law Group opens law offices in New York City, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina & Orange County, California. Attorneys will handle Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration, Military Law and Traffic Law matters.

The SRIS Law Group represents clients before the State and Federal Courts

The SRIS Law Group, P.C. law firm is a unique legal entity in legal business and customer service with offices in Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Maryland, California & Massachusetts.

The SRIS Law Group attorneys are devoted to the highest standards of legal skill and client service, selected with high standards in mind.

The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. primarily handle cases in Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration, Military Law and Traffic Law.

The SRIS Law Group criminal defense attorneys assist client with both simple misdemeanor charges as well as complex felony crimes. Simple misdemeanor offenses include charges such as possession of marijuana, assault & battery, indecent exposure, etc. Also, the criminal defense lawyers of the SRIS Law Group defend clients against serious sex crimes such as possession of child pornography, robbery, rape, burglary, etc.

Divorce & other family law issues can be very emotional for clients. The SRIS Law Group family law attorneys guide family law clients through such difficult family law issues as divorce, child visitation, child support, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, property settlement agreements, protective orders and child custody disputes.

Traffic violations can cause a client to lose their privilege to drive. The SRIS Law Group traffic attorneys defend clients against DUI charges, driving on suspended license, speeding tickets, aggressive driving, reckless driving and other traffic violations.

Immigration law is a very complex area of law that needs an immigration lawyer who can guide a client through its maze of laws. The SRIS Law Group immigration attorneys help clients with family visas, temporary visas, writs of mandamus, writs of coram nobis, etc.

The SRIS Law Group military lawyers are proud of the representation they provide the men and women who serve in the military. The SRIS Law Group military law attorneys help military personnel with military law issues such as UCMJ violations larceny, drug violations, fraternization, AWOL, military separation board hearings, etc.

SRIS, P.C. was founded in 1997 and has grown to include offices in fourteen cities spanning six states and abroad.

What is SRIS, P.C.?

The SRIS Law Group, P.C., is a national law firm that primarily handles criminal, traffic & family law cases. The law firm serves clients with legal matters in six states. Each of the SRIS Law Group attorneys focuses primarily on one area of law, which ensures that the clients are provided with top notch, in-depth knowledge and experience dealing with whatever legal problems they may have.

In addition, the SRIS Law Group lawyers are able to practice law without having to worry about bringing in clients the lawyers focus strictly on doing the best they can in every case. The law firms unique structure also allows the firm to regulate how many cases each attorney takes on at a time, so the attorneys never have so much work that they cant provide excellent customer service to every client, every time.

Expect a High Standard of Legal Service from the SRIS Law Group Skilled Attorneys

At the SRIS Law Group, P.C., the attorneys are chosen carefully, with the clients best interest in mind. The lawyers devote themselves to a high level of client service and the clients important legal matters will be handled by the attorney every time never handed off to an assistant or paralegal. As a rule, the attorneys make a sincere effort to respond to all phone calls within 8 hours, maximum.

To set up an initial consultation with one of the attorneys for legal help in any of the above practice areas, contact the SRIS Law Group, P.C. by e-mail or by phone.

The SRIS Law Group attorneys and staff in Virginia, New York, North Carolina, California, Maryland & Massachusetts speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.

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California Family Raising Confident, Blind Child Sharing Successes to Change Perceptions of Blindness


Hayward, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2010 –

old girl glides gracefully down the escalator with her long white cane. __title__ blind child on escalator] At the bottom, she laughs and says, Thats so funny as people look on in wonder. For anyone in the station that night who believed that blind people are dependent and helpless, their attitudes were likely changed by watching this tiny, young girl move so fluidly and independently. Now parents as far away as Tasmania, Australia are watching these images as the childs family celebrates the shipment of the 100th DVD called, Letting Your Childs Wild Side Out.

When their first child was born at 25 weeks gestation weighing just over a pound, Graciela and Genro Sato could only pray she would live. During the nearly five-month hospitalization that followed, they learned to speak Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) lingo to advocate for their daughters medical treatment. This included five surgeries at four different hospitals in two states, four of which were related to her eyes.

Now, seven years later, their daughter Milagro enjoys downhill skiing, reads and writes Braille, plays trombone and has developed quite a routine on her trapeze in the family room. She enjoys gymnastics and is learning to dance.

How has this family succeeded in raising this confident child and how are they now inspiring other families? To show how they did it, the Sato family has created a unique DVD. They show by example why its critical for families (and educators) to let go of the urge to overprotect children with disabilities. They show the relationship between letting the child master a sense of self-confidence and achievement of early independence.

The messages apply widely to families with kids with disabilities and to the larger population that includes many parents who may be overprotecting their typically-developing children.

In the presentation, they share five years of photos and videos of their daughter as an infant, toddler, preschooler and kindergartner participating in physically challenging activities that greatly aided in her development. Not overprotecting and setting her free to explore movement in a variety of ways enabled their daughter to achieve an early sense of self-confidence through a strong mastery of skills.

The project originated as a presentation Graciela was asked to present to educators and parents at the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped (CTEVH) conference in 2007. Dr. Penny Rosenblum, a professor at the University of Arizonas department of Special Education, suggested that Grace create the DVD. She knew that families and educators would benefit greatly from this powerful message most effectively delivered by a parent.

The Satos tackled this project in the evenings after putting their children to bed, utilizing skills gained as professionals in Silicon Valley. The multimedia DVD titled, Letting Your Childs Wild Side Out: Raising the Wild and Confident Blind Baby, Toddler and Preschooler, was the result. The DVD has now shipped to agencies and schools in half of all the United States, plus agencies in Canada and Australia.

Graciela now works as an educational advocate running Tiscareno-Sato Advocacy Services. She has presented her workshops to educators and parents in Los Angeles and San Francisco, early intervention service providers in Tacoma, the Blind Babies Foundations home counselors, the Infant Development Association and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC). The NOPBC is the parent division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind individuals in the United States. The NFBs tagline is Changing what it means to be Blind, now also a goal for the Sato family.

Graciela states: As our daughter gets older and learns to navigate the world independently, we worry less about her and how she will grow up. We instead worry about the people she will encounter that will attempt to limit what she can do for herself and what she can achieve. We want to dispel the existing widespread ignorance on the topic of blindness in our society. We want to hear less pity when people see our daughter walking by with her cane and more comments like, Wow! Look at how independent she is at such a young age!

Genro, the childs father, states, We want to show the world that blindness can be relegated to being an inconvenience. One physical disability does not need to define and limit anybody. These are the values weve absorbed from the NFB that we want to disseminate as widely as we can. Sharing our daughter as an early example of competence and confidence is the best way we can do this.

The best reward for Milagros parents comes as feedback from families raising blind children much younger than Milagro who have been inspired by the DVD. At a recent family camp for families with blind children, Grace met Bonnie, mother of a two year-old boy who is blind.

Bonnie and I met at the pool, Grace recalls. She recognized Milagro because her sons Orientation and Mobility Instructor had shown her the DVD when her baby boy was six months old. She said that the philosophy we adopted, about never losing the child to the disability, completely influenced how shes raising her child. Shes raising her son to be a happy, independent, adventurous little boy.

Proceeds go directly into Milagros college fund. The family donates ten percent of all sales to Blind Babies Foundation and the California Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired. These two organizations provided early intervention services and parent-to-parent knowledge in the first three years of Milagros life.

Graciela is actively seeking funding to create the entire DVD in Spanish. http://www.babymilagro.org/dvd

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NutriTalk, Inc. To Present At The California Childhood Obesity Conference


Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2011

A Senior Executive of NutriTalk, Inc.’s Consumer Health – Disease State Management Group presented today at the 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference entitled: “Protecting The Future Of Our Children”. The four-day event, held in Anaheim, California, is the largest gathering of professionals on the topic of pediatric overweight in the State of California, attracting over 1,400 public health officials, government policy makers, business and civic leaders, educators, and top health care industry leaders.

Childhood obesity continues to increase in the United States and is the result of a multitude of social, behavioral, and community factors. The establishment of healthy, positive eating habits and behaviors, and their respective reinforcement, cannot begin at too early an age, and may be developed and reinforced by focusing on developmental objectives established via on-site, nutrition education programs conducted in a pre-school age setting.

Lisa A. Mosing, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., President and CEO of NutriTalk, Inc., presented the company’s results in a poster session entitled: “Design and Implementation of a Child Care Nutrition Activity Program In A Faith-based, Pre-School Setting”. The results presented were part of NutriTalk’s Consumer Health -Disease State Management Group’s Healthy Bodies and Souls three-part modular program, designed to be taught in a child care setting. Its unique curriculum and interactive components were developed by registered dietitians in conjunction with a panel of retired elementary and presently-active, pre-school educators; and was designed to focus on specific nutrition activities that heighten the awareness, development and subsequent reinforcement of sensory pattern recognition of fruits and vegetables and their respective colorimetric distinctiveness, specifically stressing their visual, tactile, and olfactory characteristics.

“A possible solution to the growing problem of obesity is awareness and environmental changes,” stated Ms. Mosing. “In our experience, there are various ways to encourage a health-promoting environment at home, as well as in school and the community.” “We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with all stakeholders, including federal, state, and local government, as well as academia and industry, in order to find effective solutions for reducing childhood obesity.”

NutriTalk, Inc. provides corporate communications services such as legislative advocacy & testifying and media relations, as well as strategic planning and customized disease-state management research programs to its corporate clients in the food and beverage, as well as health care industries, including their respective trade groups. In the public sector, the Company helps develop comprehensive, long-term strategies and constructive public policies for improving the health and wellness of all Americans. The Company is structured around establishing itself as an accredited Woman-Owned Business (“WOB”). Beyond its private client work, the Company differentiates itself by seeking to win bids and contracts that are exclusively designated by Fortune 1000 companies and governmental agencies as “woman-owned set-asides,” specifically those targeted at women-owned and operated enterprises.

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California Code Says Parents of Certain Adult Children Must Pay Child Support


Alameda, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 17, 2011

Many people think that once their kids are grown, they are no longer responsible for supporting their children financially. But Gina M. Mariani, an East Bay family law attorney, points to a California Family Code which holds parents accountable for their adult children, regardless of age, if a child is incapacitated from earning a living. Mariani feels it is vital for all parents to understand California Family Code Section 3910, especially if they have mentally, physically, or emotionally disabled offspring. She explains five things all parents should know about the code, and how it may affect their lives.

California Family Code Section 3910 specifically states: The father and mother have an equal responsibility to maintain, to the extent of their ability, a child of whatever age who is incapacitated from earning a living and without sufficient means. For adult children, according to this code, the child support amount is based upon the California Child Support Guidelines in the same manner as it is calculated for a minor child.

I have had personal experience with these kinds of cases, said Mariani, an Alameda child custody and child support attorney. They are heart wrenching, especially when a parent refuses to acknowledge that their adult child is disabled and, moreover, legitimately unable to gain and maintain employment.

Mariani notes that many people are simply unaware that this code exists, and explains five things about Code 3910 that she thinks every parent should know:

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New Web Site, Bear State Trust, for Affordable California Trusts

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2011

An affordable, basic trust is a wise investment when the seven deadly sins of trust and will drafting are avoided. A new web site, http://www.BearStateTrusts.com provides affordable trusts without the deadly sins. This article and the web site are provided by Mark W. Bidwell, Attorney at Law and Certified Public Accountant, Inactive.

The First Sin: Pride or hubris for ruling from the grave

Instead of outright distribution people want to control the behavior of their loved ones by restricting access or use of assets. Ruling from the grave may be appropriate. The classic example is the drug addicted child. Any money given to the child will only go to drugs and most likely kill the child. Here detailed restrictions and safeguards are mandatory. But time, money and effort are needed to prepare such a trust document.

One couple in their trust declared no child of theirs will receive any money until the child has graduated from the University of Southern California. No doubt these parents are devoted alumni. But a basic trust is no place for controlling childrens lives. What happens if a child is not admitted to USC? The parents hubris in their school will fall in a basic trust.

The Second Sin: Sloth for failure to change title on real estate property

The typical California resident who owns a home should have a trust for that home to avoid probate. To avoid probate the home must be titled into the trust. Not taking the effort to transfer the house into the trust is the most common mistake made and the most easy to correct. Now there is an online service http://www.DeedandRecord.com to prepare and record trust transfer deeds.

The Third Sin: Feeding the lust of youth by distributing to a minor

Persons under 18 years of age cannot receive assets. Any distributions directly to a minor will go through probate under court supervision. At least while the assets are under supervision of the court they are not wasted. But at age 18, the court must release the assets to the minor. The minor then spends the assets to feed his or her lust for life.

If there is a potential distribution to a minor, the trust should have a childrens trust provision. A childrens trust keeps the minors assets under control of the trust until the child has reached an age of financial maturity, such as 25 years.

The Fourth Sin: Envy created by one trust with two prior marriages

Often persons in their second marriage together create one trust. The survivor is usually the wife. The husband never intended for distribution of assets to his children on his death. The trust provides for distribution of assets to all children upon the death of the second spouse.

In a pattern that is repeated again and again, an adult child envious of the assets of the deceased husband will demand from the widow a distribution of the fathers assets. For some reason this is also done within a few days of death without giving the widow time to grieve.

The widow is now afraid, angry and hurt. The widow promptly goes to an attorney for protection. The typical trust can be changed by the surviving widow and in the process of change the terms of the trust are less favorable to children of the deceased husband.

Spouses with children from a prior marriage should avoid a joint trust. This means two trusts at twice the cost. But both surviving spouse and children will be protected. A basic trust is not appropriate for couples with children from prior marriages.

The Fifth Sin: Wrath incurred by an amendment instead of a restatement

Amendments must be read with the original. The heirs see what they would have received and what they now receive. Amendments typically do not include no-contest provisions. The situation causes wrath in the disinherited heir and is ripe for litigation or at the very least creates bitter resentment. Restatement replaces the entire prior document and does not waive red flags in the face of the disinherited heir.

The Sixth Sin: Gluttony and the risk undue influence

People will put off their estate planning until their later years. In the later years objectivity is lost and dependency on others is created. Persons befriend the elderly in anticipation of a windfall at death. Heirs and friends gluttony for the elders assets only increases as capacity decreases.

Any distributions out of the ordinary are questioned and become suspect. Even if the distribution or bequest is valid. Trusts and Wills should be prepared when there is no question in the capacity of the testator. Changes then should only be made judiciously when there is a substantial change in circumstance.

The Seventh Sin: Greed of attorneys

Californians will use trust mills, boiler plate forms and pseudo legal centers because of apprehension or fear of walking into a law office and paying the full cost of an attorney. Often an estate planning attorneys best value is not in what is done, but advising on what to avoid. But a client needing a simple, basic trust should not have to pay for the cost of advanced estate planning.

There is a low cost alternative for attorney prepared trusts in California. A website Bear State Trust provides the basic, affordable trust and avoids the seven deadly sins of trust drafting. The site is http://www.BearStateTrust.com. Another alternative is to call attorneys and ask if they have a fixed rate charge. Many do.

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Mark W. Bidwell, Attorney at Law, Opens New Office in Irvine, California

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2012

Mark W. Bidwells new office is located at 18831 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 270, Irvine, California 92612. To contact Mr. Bidwell call 949-474-0961. For more information: http://www.BidwellLaw.com.

Legal Services Provided

Legal Representation in Orange County and Long Beach Probate Courts to Transfer Assets

After death transfer of assets is under the supervision of the Superior Court of California in the probate court. Legal representation saves time and effort. The amount of fees an attorney paid is fixed by California law.

Legal Representation in Orange County and Long Beach Probate Courts for Disputes by Heirs and Beneficiaries (Will Contests)

California law states the execution or signing of a will, trust or amendment is ineffective to the extent the execution was procured by duress, menace, fraud, or undue influence. Legal representation is needed to defend against these charges or to prove the existence of duress, menace, fraud undue influence.

Attorney Prepared Living Trusts, Wills and Estate Plans

The top three reasons Californians create a trust are to avoid probate, to minimize estate taxes, and to prevent familial problems associated with not having an estate plan. California resident owning real estate or other assets in excess of $ 100,000 should have an attorney prepared trust to avoid probate.

Corporate Legal Counsel for the Small Business Owner

A business owner needs an attorney to create a business entity to create a succession plan, to protect personal assets and to minimize income taxes. Best practices include conflict resolution procedures to avoid deadlock and the destruction of the entity.

Marital Settlement Agreements for Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage

Legal counsel to resolve, document and enforce asset division, child custody, support rights and support obligations.

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Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico Launches “Summer Guaycura Camp” for Children

Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico (PRWEB) April 22, 2012

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto (http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com), Baja California South, Mexico, the newest luxury resort from the Villa Group, is pleased to announce Summer Guaycura Camp created for kids ages 8-15. Starting July 14th, there will be six week-long adventure camps throughout the summer offering children an opportunity to experience a variety of outdoor and cultural activities. The Guaycura camp is named after the native people who occupied the region before the arrival of the Spanish.

Children will be completely engaged through a range of hands-on activities and excursions in this remote natural setting, remarked Carlos Velasco, the resorts activity director and camp creator. Its also great for parents who want to enjoy our resorts many amenities or pamper themselves at the newly opened spa knowing their kids are having fun too.

Families with children of all ages will appreciate the resorts protected, private and tranquil bay which is ideal for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding and boasts miles of sandy beaches, five pools, two restaurants, and accommodations with spacious one, two and three bedroom suites.

The Guaycura Camp activities include:


Nature adventure hikes, including the survival basics (including bamboo raft-making) and night-time stargazing;
A visit to historic Loreto and its 1697 mission;
Cooking classes featuring traditional Mexican cuisine and cooking over a bonfire;
Treasure hunt at the beach;
Arts and crafts;
Water activities, including snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding;
Aztec dance lessons for a group performance at night;
Awards for participation in activities.

The one-week camp fees are competitively priced starting at $ 699 for the first child and $ 650 per additional child. Flights from LAX to Islands of Loreto are available through Cal Jet beginning at $ 499 (taxes and fees included). Additional camp information is available at http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com under the specials menu, or through the reservation agent.

About Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto ~ Bajas First Million Star Resort

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico is a secluded resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). It features 171 new, spacious, beautifully appointed one, two and three bedroom villas with balconies, stunning ocean views, mountain views, outstanding restaurants, an attentive English-speaking staff, four swimming pools, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.

Guests can enjoy scuba and snorkeling tours in the protected Marine Park within the five prominent Loreto Islands (Coronado island is a must), horseback riding, swimming, world-class fishing (catch a Dorado and bring it home to have a Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico chef prepare it for you), surfing, kayaking, whale watching and baking. With the free shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto; visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children.

The New York Times lists the Islands of Loreto in its Top Ten Places to go in 2011. The travel article featuring the Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico ranked first among readers. The Villa Group offers high-end, family-oriented resort vacations in idyllic settings along the Mexican coastline. Its first property of eight was Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta. Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto opened in March 2011; Paul Moreno serves as the Vice President of Operations. Website: http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com or our toll free number (866) 209-0726.

The Islands of Loreto is known as a safe vacation destination for travel.







California Law Enforcement Says YES to Proposition 35


California (PRWEB) September 11, 2012

Proposition 35 Stop Human Trafficking in California is quickly gaining widespread support among the California law enforcement community. Since the YES on Prop 35 campaign launched, 51 law enforcement officials and organizations have endorsed the measure. Slated for the November 2012 ballot, Prop 35 is an initiative that will fight back against human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and children in the state.

Ron Cottingham, President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), explained why supporting Prop 35 has become such a strong point of agreement for those involved with law enforcement, saying, Proposition 35 will be a monumental step forward for California in preventing sexual exploitation and protecting victims of human trafficking which is why California Peace Officers strongly support this ballot initiative. As those on the front lines in the fight against human trafficking, we see the need to protect women and children on our street and on the internet by increasing penalties against human traffickers and online predators.

In addition to the 63,000 members of PORAC, the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) also strongly backs Prop 35. Chief Dave Maggard, President of the CPCA, announced the endorsement, saying, The California Police Chiefs Association is proud to support Prop 35, which will help us protect vulnerable women and children from human traffickers and online predators. Victims of these crimes rely on us as first responders in communities throughout our state. For these local law enforcement officers, Prop 35 is a critical step forward in the fight against human trafficking and for the protection of children online.

In a recent statement, Alameda County DA Nancy OMalley also explained why the initiative is so important for California, saying, The grim reality is that human trafficking of vulnerable women and children is taking place in communities across California. Ive worked for over a decade to combat this crime and I can say with firsthand experience that our state needs tougher penalties against human traffickers and services to help victims. Californians can fight back against these crimes by supporting Proposition 35.

A full list of endorsements from the California law enforcement community is as follows:

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy OMalley

Asian Gang Investigator’s Association of California

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs

Association of Deputy District Attorneys in Los Angeles (ADDA)

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs

California Asian Peace Officers PAC

California Association of Highway Patrolmen

California Coalition of Law Enforcement Association (CCLEA)

California District Attorney Investigators Association

California Fraternal Order of Police

California Narcotic Officers Association (CNOA)

California Peace Officers Association (CPOA)

California Police Chiefs Association

California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

Chief Craig Steckler of the Fremont Police Department

Chief Howard A. Jordan of the Oakland Police Department

Chief Scott LaChasse of the Burbank Police Department

Chula Vista Police Officers Association

Deputy Chief Tom Angel of the Burbank Police Department

Deputy Sheriffs Association of San Diego County

Folsom Police Officers Association

Former Sacramento Sheriff John McGinness

Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Kern County District Attorney Lisa S. Green

Law Enforcement Association of Asian Pacifics

Long Beach Police Department

Long Beach Police Officers Association

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association

Los Angeles County Organization of Police & Sheriffs (LACOPS)

Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA)

Los Angeles Police Protective League

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca

National Latino Peace Officers Association of San Diego Metro

National Latino Peace Officers Association, State of California

Oakland Police Officers Association

Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (OC Cops)

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

Riverside Sheriffs’ Association

Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

Sacramento County Law Enforcement Managers Association

Sacramento County Probation Association

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento Police Officers Association

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos

San Diego Police Officers Association

San Francisco Police Officers Association

San Jose Police Officers Association

Santa Ana Police Officers Association

Solano Probation Peace Officer Association

Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE)

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager

About Proposition 35 Stop Human Trafficking in California:

In California, many vulnerable women and young girls are held against their will and forced to sell their bodies. The victims are often girls as young as 12 who are sexually exploited for the financial gain of human traffickers. They are afraid for their lives and abused sexually, physically, and mentally.