In the early morning of Saturday, January 21, 2017, tragedy struck the residents of a house in Ukiah, California, as a massive oak tree, weakened by weeks of rain, uprooted and crashed through the roof of the structure, killing 36-year-old Erika Tyler. Tyler was asleep at the time with her boyfriend and a young child, both of whom escaped injury.
David from Albany writes: “Chris, I am strongly opposed to President Donald Trump. I’ve been highly critical of him on social media. Friends of mine have told me I need to be careful what I say, cautioning to tone down my anti-Trump comments. Can’t I express my views on the President as I see fit?”
David, yes you can. What makes America great is that, as expressed by President Abraham Lincoln, we have a government of the People, by the People, and for the People. Under the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution it is our right to speak out and peacefully assemble in protest to the government.
Cristy from Albany writes, “Chris, my wife and I are excited to have our first child in the Spring. The pregnancy has been challenging, however. I may need extended time off from work both before and after my baby is born. I am confused as to the amount of leave I am entitled to. Could you please clarify the law for me?
Thank you for your message Cristy and congratulations to you and your wife on your great news.
This week’s question comes from Shelia D in South City who asks: “I am really upset about what my uncle recently did. He had, since I was young, promised me that he would give me his Camaro when he got a new car. He got a new car and, instead of giving his old car to me, he gave it to his son who he just made up with after years of hating each other. I feel that the car should be mine. Can I do anything to get the car?”
On January 3, 2017, a Google charter bus struck and killed Xiaolan Luo, a San Jose woman, on the campus of West Valley College in Saratoga, California. The bus traveling southbound, turning left from Fruitvale Avenue onto Athletics Way, according to the West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Department.