March 31, 2013 |
Question: What are the travel requirements for going to Cuba? Is it possible to fly out of Tijuana, Mexico, to Cuba with a U.S. passport? Are there any other ID or passport cards required? Patricia Morrison San Juan Capistrano Answer: Yes, an individual can fly to Cuba from Tijuana, but a license - that is, a special permission - is required to do so (although some websites argue it's not necessary). Treasury Department regulations say this: "The Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR Part 515 (the 'Regulations')
February 27, 2013
Re “ Proposed driver's license for immigrants draws fire ,” Feb. 23 The Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C., claims the proposed driver's license to be issued to illegal immigrants would create a “class of 'inferior' citizens.” Clearly, that is not the case because the people receiving the license are not citizens. Deferring legal action against someone in this country illegally does not make that person a citizen. It merely makes them un-deportable. Gerry Swider Sherman Oaks More letters to the editor ...
September 7, 2012
Re "On the road to sanity in licensing," Column, Sept. 5 Anyone from Britain, France or elsewhere in Europe who visits this country can obtain an international driving permit from his country and drive in this country for as long as his visa permits. Is there not some way to grant this courtesy to those who come here, do so much for us and who are so willing to work? Mexicans doubtless remember that California was part of Mexico and was taken from their ancestors by methods that cannot bear the light of day. They as well as we are a proud people and deserve to be a part of California, as they were and have been for hundreds of years.
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August 19, 2011 |
A student midwife has been convicted of practicing medicine without a license after she delivered a baby without supervision, leading to medical complications, officials said. Katharine "Katie" McCall, 37, was convicted Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court on one felony count after an investigation by the Medical Board of California's Operation Safe Medicine team, which probes allegations of unlicensed practice of medicine. The investigation was triggered by a complaint from a witness who saw McCall deliver the baby Nov. 24, 2007, at the mother's home and said she "appeared to lack knowledge and experience," according to a medical board statement and Hubert Yun, the deputy district attorney who handled the case.
March 25, 2013 |
Plaxico Burress no longer has a driver's license, according to a report by TMZ.com. The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles is said to have suspended the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver's license Monday after he failed to cough up the damages he was ordered to pay a woman who claimed to be injured in a 2008 car crash with the NFL veteran. The woman, Alise Smith, sued to have Burress pay the medical bills for her neck and back injuries and was awarded $125,000 plus interest by a judge in January 2012.
November 15, 2012 |
“Nanny” alert! Two essays in a journal this week explore a radical idea: People who smoke tobacco should have to buy licenses. OK, so something like that may be a nonstarter in the U.S. today, but it's enough within the realm of possibility elsewhere to engage two public health experts in open debate. As one of the writers notes, “endgame” discussions are already taking place among smoking cessation circles and New Zealand, for one, has declared a goal of becoming smoke-free by 2025.